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A Guide to 50 Creative Business Ideas for Kids

A Guide to 50 Creative Business Ideas for Kids

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  • April 22, 2019

A Guide to 50 Creative Business Ideas for Kids

Encouraging kids to pursue their business ideas and solutions has benefits far beyond just financial. Critical life skills – including those that impact the emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing of children –  are gained when kids are well-supported in starting their own business and in seeing their ideas come to fruition.

We believe that there are infinite ways for kids to put their talents and skills to good use when it comes to being Kidpreneurs. Look beyond traditional ideas, find a market niche, and hone in on the areas your child would like to apply themselves. Capitalize on a child’s eagerness, curiosity and unique perspective to help build their confidence and get them running with their business concepts.

Starting a business can be hard work but also incredibly rewarding!  To help keep parents and kids enthusiastic about the process, we offer this guide to 50 of the most creative and accessible business ideas for kids of all ages.

To keep the inspiration going, the guide also includes successful and inventive Kidpreneurs that we’ve featured on our website.  Finally, we’ve outlined important skills and character building areas that each of these business ideas can help to cultivate and nurture.

We hope you find this guide helpful! Please feel free to reach out to us to provide your feedback on this guide or to share success stories of YOUR Kidpreneur.

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Featured Kidpreneur:

Check out Kidpreneurs Isabel and Caroline Bercaw, who have built a multi-million dollar business with their bath bombs!

Skills and Character Building:

Focus, non-verbal communication, collaboration, receiving constructive feedback, coordination, creativity, imagination, confidence

Face Painter and Balloon Artist

A party isn’t complete without these fun services! Kids can easily learn DIY techniques for face painting designs and balloon creations that will spice up any party.

Art With Heart

Put artistic skills to good use by creating/designing and selling greeting cards and postcards. Kids can use their own drawings or inspirational photos and can easily have these printed with affordable, online printing services.

Copy Editing and Copywriting

Great writers are always in demand! Kids can offer editing services or copy writing to business professionals, students needing help with essays, or authors with editing requests. Online tools for grammar and spell check make this job so much accessible to young kids.

‘Tis the Season

Holidays provide a huge opportunity for those willing to offer seasonal services such as gift wrapping, holiday decorating, meal planning, wreath-making, or holiday baking. Advertise far in advance to book out customers (if allowed, your neighborhood, parent’s workplace, and school are an excellent place to advertise your services).

DIY natural bath and body products are all the rage. Kids can learn how to craft soaps, cosmetics, natural fragrances, deodorant, and hair products that are both natural and better for the environment. These make great gifts for any gender and can be sold online or in person.

Business Ideas for Kids: The Outdoorsy Kid

Check out Kidpreneurs Check out Kidpreneur Seth Damsgard whose company produces low-cost yardage books for golf courses in several states

Motor skills, coordination, healthy communication, work ethic, determination, courtesy, resourcefulness, confidence.

Yard Maintenance

No matter where you live in the country, people need their lawns mowed, leaves raked, show shoveled, weeds pulled, and plants tended. Kids with a good work ethic can quickly build their reputation with this service and gain steady customers.

Cleaning Campers, RVs, and Cabins

When camping season begins, folks could really use a helping hand with cleaning and freshening up their campers and cabins that may have been vacant in the off season. This is an awesome service to advertise to your local community or to places that store or repair RV’s and campers.

Laundry Extraordinaire

Even some hired housekeepers don’t include laundry services as part of their job. Capitalize on this very needed opportunity by offering to wash, fold, and even put away laundry. Kids could do this task at their customer’s homes or offer pick up and delivery service for the laundry.

Practice Coach

Athletic kids can offer to practice sports with others after school or on the weekends. If they are skilled in their sport, they can even include coaching skills. But even just having another hand to catch or throw a ball, shoot hoops, or provide encouragement and mentoring can be a huge help to parents and their kids.

Older children who receive their lifeguard certification can enjoy a rewarding seasonal job at the local community center or water park. Additionally, they could offer to be a lifeguard for parties or even just to keep an extra safe eye on kids while swimming at home.

Business Ideas for Kids: The Techy Kid

Check out Kidpreneur Ben Hampton , who is an awesome social media influencer on Instagram.

Problem solving, critical thinking, independent research, patience, motor skills, academic skills (Math, Science, English), retention, multi-tasking, confidence.

Social Media Influencer

If your kid has some expertise or credibility in a certain niche – and has been a decent following on social media – they can consider using that knowledge to become a social media influencer. This means they help to promote or advertise certain products or services and are compensated for doing so.

Tech Support

With technology on the rise and always evolving, there is a huge demand for mobile tech support services. Kids with these technical skills can help with internet or equipment set up, cell phone navigation and apps, or even with getting streaming services ready to go.

Web and Design Pros

Combining their technical and creative skills, kids can find an abundance of jobs requesting website design, video creation and editing, photography, and graphic design. These jobs are often posted online but many small business owners can benefit from these skills as well.

Social Media Managers

Social media is trendy and for good reason. Everyone from entrepreneurs to teenagers use social media to promote their brand, services, or image. Kids that are savvy with social media can be hired to manage social media accounts, create posts, and encourage follower engagement.

Tech Research

With so many overwhelming options for new technology and products, many people are in need of someone who can provide in depth research on products to make recommendations.  Kids that are interested in the newest tech can research options, read reviews, and compare products such as cameras, laptops, cell phones, video gaming systems, and much more.

Business Ideas for Kids: The Big-Hearted Kid

Check out Kidpreneur Kenzie Hinson , the determined founder of Make a Difference Food Pantry.

Empathy, compassion, kindness, life skills, patience, healthy communication, mindfulness, respect, good citizenship, gratitude, confidence.

Pet Services

This is a large and profitable industry that is always in need of helping hands and TLC. Kids can offer to walk pets, groom and wash them, clean small cages and aquariums, feed and water pets while owners are on vacation, or scoop litter boxes and yards.

While this is a traditional service, it is one of the most sought after services for families. Consider getting CPR certified and taking babysitting classes to appeal to more families. Child Care services can be for after-school care, date nights, or even during parties.

Elderly Care Services

Having an extra person to run errands or provide basic care for the elderly is a critical need in communities. Kids can run errands, pick up prescriptions, drive the elderly to doctor appointments, clean and make meals, and be a trusted companion.

Community Helper

Local nonprofit organizations are always in need of people willing to help out with daily tasks and larger projects. While volunteer work is always avail, most offer paid jobs as well. Kids can help serve food at shelters, organize shelves at food pantries, clean kennels at animal shelters, or lead summer camp programs.

Crafts for a Cause

Kids who can sew, knit, crochet, or felt can create wonderful handcrafted accessories such a stuffed animals, blankets, and small toys. They can sell these and offer to donate a percentage of funds to their favorite organization or can have customers sponsor these items for local children in hospitals or shelters.

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Check out Kidpreneur Isha Pani and her delicious cookbook and YouTube channel.

Sensory exploration, Science and Math skills, nutrition, problem solving, planning, patience, collaboration, communication, confidence.

Meal Planner / Shopper

Sometimes, it’s the planning that makes dinnertime so challenging. For those that are of driving age, offer to plan meals and shop for the ingredients at the grocery store.

Community Cook

For those kids who like to combine cooking and lending a helping hand, they can offer to cook simple meals for elderly neighbors, busy parents, for kids after school, or for parties.  This can be an invaluable service as well as provide a way to connect to the community.

Meal Train Deliverer

Meal trains are where a group organizes meal delivery around a significant event in someone’s life (birth of a child, hospitalization, death in the family, sickness). While there are internet sites for a meal train to be organized, often the concept of getting these meals to the recipient holds people back from participating. Kids who can drive can offer to do pick up and drop off for these meal trains.

Cookbook Contributor

Everyone loves a good cookbook! Your child can brainstorm their favorite tried-and-true recipes and create their very own cookbook. Online sites make designing and printing books easy.  These cookbooks can be sold at school or community functions or through an online marketplace. They can also create a food blog or YouTube channel or get paid to submit their recipe to magazines or books.

Food Tester

Believe it or not, there are some companies that will pay your children to taste test their foods. If your kid has brave taste buds, and is willing to put them to the test for some cash, consider checking out these online options.

Business Ideas for Kids: For Any Kid

Check out Kidpreneur Mikaila Ulmer and her amazing flaxseed lemonade creation that was featured on Shark Tank.

Persistence, resilience, problem solving, creativity, goal setting, creative and emotional expression, project management, confidence.

Running Errands

Busy parents and professionals alike know that running errands is often a task that gets pushed to the bottom of the list. For those of driving age, offering to pick up the slack

Online Resellers

Selling gently used clothing, toys, and other household goods is a great way for kids to learn commerce and business. Online sites make this job easier than ever. Kids can list any item, communicate with the buyers, and coordinate the entire process all via apps. Parents can outsource this task to their kids as well to save time.

Home Organizer

For kids who are detailed-oriented, home organization may be the perfect job.  Services can include decluttering and organizing offices, kitchens, closets, drawers and cabinets, and garages. Satisfied customers are usually happy to refer more business to kids who do a fabulous job.

Packaging and Shipping

Many home businesses spend a ton of time packaging and shipping their products to customers. Kids can help tremendously by offering to take over that task. They can inventory products, label and address them, package them up nicely, and prepare them for shipping. If they can drive, kids could also drop them at the post office.

Party Planner and Server

This is a fun opportunity for kids to be creative as well as resourceful. Kids can help with the planning of parties by doing research for decorations and themes, setting up, and even helping with serving food and clean up.

This one doesn’t sound fun, but resourceful kids can offer to clean up trash after parties or events or even in yards. Along the same lines, cleaning curbside neighborhood trash cans is definitely a dirty job but one that many residents are happy to pay for.

Fruit Stand

All over the country, people have fruit trees that produce more fruit than they can pick of use. Kids can offer to pick this fruit for free and then sell it at a neighborhood stand.

Ah, the good ol’ car wash gig! The reason this has stuck around is because it’s a perfect match for kids AND car owners.  Kids can take advantage of the hot weather by not only cooling off while they work but making good money. Kids can upsell by offering to clean and vacuum out the inside of cars as well.

Window Washer

Few people have the time or patience to clean their windows. But what a difference it makes!  With some cleaner, rags, and a handy squeegee, kids can get dirty windows (inside and/or outside) sparkling clean.

Christmas Tree Disposal

For kids that can drive, and have a vehicle large enough to haul a tree, disposing of Christmas trees is an awesome way to pick up some extra cash after the holidays.

This is an easy and fun way to create unique pieces of jewelry from nature. All you need is jewelry/metal glue, adjustable ring blanks, and an eye for hunting pretty rocks, minerals, and geodes. Sell these beautiful creations online or at a local market or event.

Digital Photo Scanner

Many people have boxes of old photos that they’d love to have digitized. If your kid has a scanner and a few technical skills, they can charge for this useful service. Upsell and create a slideshow of these photos.

Homegrown Produce

Kids that love to garden can sell herbs and produce to local neighbors or markets. If you have chickens, this can be an easy and wonderful way for kids to make money by selling and delivering farm fresh eggs.

Hot Beverage Stand

Kids can take advantage of cold days by selling hot cocoa or tea at a neighborhood stand, park, or at local events. A thermos will go a long way in keeping liquids hot. Add in marshmallows or baked good for extra cash flow.

If your kid loves music, has an ear for good tunes, and loves entertaining crowds, they could make decent money as a DJ for parties, events, and fundraisers. Invest in a few good speakers and a microphone and they are good to go.

Apron Designer

For kid that love to sew, and have an eye for fashion, crafting aprons is an excellent side business.  Cooks of all ages love sporting a unique, fun, and utilitarian apron. It makes a great gift for parents and grandparents as well.

Shovel Snow

Making money is often about capitalizing on opportunities like inclement weather. Kids can bundle up and offer to shovel snow from driveways, sidewalks, and even scrape it off of cars.

Makeup or Nail Artist

With the accessibility of so many DIY articles and video channel, many kids have become amazing makeup and nail artists. Offer to do makeup or nails for proms, dances, special events, parties, or photo shoots.

Personal Shopper

Fashionistas can offer their creative skills to people in need of a makeover or shopping assistance. They can help friends or even adults find a perfect outfit for a special occasion or to refresh their wardrobe.

Art Instructor

Budding artists are always on the lookout for mentors and guides to help them boost their art skills. Kids with artistic talent can offer to teach in-home art lessons or even host art parties.

Who doesn’t like a nice, relaxing pedicure and foot massage? Kids can offer these services as a party package or for slumber parties. Just make sure they are following safe protocols with clean tools and they are bound to have fun while making money.

Acting Coach

Kids with big personalities and acting skills can be in big demand for sharing their tips and tricks with other kids (and adults).  If they are adept at improvisation, they can consider hosting improv parties or events, which are fun way to get people engaged and laughing.

Viral Dance Coach

We all can name a dance move or two that has gone viral and is making the rounds. Let kids take advantage of this trend, and make some extra bucks, by offering to teach the viral dance moves. This could be done in a group setting as well.

Social Media Graphics

Local businesses are always in need of some quick and eye-catching social media graphics to post to their pages. Kids that have decent design skills can easily advertise their services or put together monthly packages for social media graphics.

School Photos

Not every parents wants to pay the fees for standard school photos. But you bet they’d be willing to pay less for a quick and simple digital photo of their cute school kid.  During first/last day of school and school picture time, enterprising young photographers can offer their services and even book an event where clients can drop in for just a few minutes to get their photo taken. Bonus – a photo of the school kid with their parents!

BONUS JOB #51 - Flyer/Door Hanger

This classic cash-earning task has stuck around for ages because it’s always in demand. Kids can advertise this services in their local neighborhood and hand out customer flyers or hang door tags. For even more fun, kids can take a friend and offer to split the money.

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Here’re the 5 business ideas we recommend your kids start with:

1. Start with something simple…

Lemonade Stand - easy and profitable

Baked goods - Gluten free cookies are all the rage lately

Dog treats - easy to make… easy to sell

Dog toys - a simple hemp rope with sweet potato slices on top easily sell for $20 a pop

Garage sale - you probably have a ton of stuff in your house you no longer need that kids can sell and get their first experience.

Once your kids have tried any of these, it's the perfect time to help them kick their imaginations into high gear!

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2. up next, five business ideas that prove no idea is too wild to work.

1. Anonymously send a brick or potato? Justin and Robbie Holt came up with the idea to send anonymously brick or potato as a joke. Brothers Holt make thousands by doing it.

2. Rock as a Pet? Gary Dahl came ups with the ideas of selling rocks as a pet. In just a few months he sold millions of them!

3. Do you like Cat Drawings? Steve Gadlin sold thousands of stick figure cat drawings and signed a deal with Mark Cuban.

4. Wearable Blanket? Gary Clegg was a student at college when he created the first "Slanket"- blanket with sleeves. Over $350 million worth of Slankets were sold around the world.

5. Can't have candies because of the Sugar? Alina Morse didn't agree and when she was 9 years old she created LolliPops without Sugar. Now she is running the Fastest Growing Candy Company in America.

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3. Business Ideas For Book Lovers

1. personalized story books: create storybooks with personalized elements for each child., 2. mystery story subscription box: a subscription box with a new mystery story and accompanying clues every month., 3. mobile library: start a mobile library service for neighborhoods without access to a public library., 4. children's book review blog: kids can start a blog where they review their favorite books. they can make money through advertising, sponsored posts, affiliate marketing, or by selling books directly from their site., 5. storytelling workshops: for kids who enjoy not only reading books but also sharing stories, organizing storytelling workshops for younger children can be a great way to express their passion., 6. subscription box service: a curated monthly subscription box with a selected children's book and associated items (like bookmarks, character toys, or author information) can be an exciting business idea., 7. book trading platform: kids can create an online platform for trading books. this will allow them to share their favorite reads with others and get new books to read in return., 8. illustrated bookmark business: artistic kids could design and sell bookmarks featuring artwork inspired by their favorite books., 9. themed party planning: for kids who enjoy the fantastical worlds found in books, planning and hosting book-themed parties (like a harry potter or percy jackson party) can be a fun and lucrative endeavor., 10. audiobook narrator: for kids who love to read out loud and can articulate clearly, narrating audiobooks for other children could be fun., 11. graphic novels: create graphic novels with engaging stories and illustrations., 12. children's e-book publishing: write and publish a series of e-books for kids., 13. science experiment book: a book with fun and educational science experiments for kids., 14. cultural exploration book series: a book series exploring different cultures around the world., 15. math puzzle book: develop a book full of fun math puzzles., 16. children's cooking guide: write a cookbook with simple recipes for kids., 17. biographies of inspiring figures for kids: simplify the stories of inspirational figures for a younger audience., 18. nature guide book: write a book about local plants and animals., 19. historical adventure series: a series of adventure books based on historical events., 4. business ideas for pet lovers, 1. pet pal care service: this is your chance to hang out with adorable pets and get paid for it this business involves taking care of pets when their owners are away. remember to include fun activities like fetch, gentle pet massages, and coziest nap times., 2. treats and eats chef: whip up delicious, nutritious, and pet-approved treats. you can experiment with flavors and shapes, and perhaps even start your own line of gourmet pet treats, 3. pawsome pet parties: who said parties are just for humans organize fun-filled pet parties complete with pet-friendly snacks, games, and maybe even a pet costume contest, 4. puppy parade planner: organize parades or pet shows where pets can strut their stuff. this could include fun activities like a best dressed competition, pet-owner lookalike contest, and fun agility challenges., 5. critter crafts: create and sell handmade pet accessories like bows, bandanas, or custom pet tags. get artistic and make each piece as unique as the pet who will wear it, 6. pet portrait artist: if you have a flair for art, offering pet portrait services could be a great option. capture the personality of pets in colorful drawings or paintings., 7. furry fashion designer: design and make trendy pet clothing items. these could range from simple sweaters to full-on fashion ensembles., 8. pet toy tycoon: start a business making and selling pet toys. you could make everything from rope toys for dogs to feather wands for cats., 9. animal whisperer tutor: do you have a knack for training pets offer your services as a pet tutor, teaching basic commands or tricks., 10. aquarium design consultant: if you love fish, consider offering aquarium setup and maintenance services. you can help select the right fish, arrange aquatic plants and decor, and ensure everything is kept clean and healthy., 5. business ideas for art lovers, 2. c ustom art creations: unleash your inner artist and create beautiful pieces of art that can be sold online or at local markets. this could include paintings, drawings, sculptures, or mixed media pieces., 3. t-shirt designer: turn your unique art into wearable masterpieces by designing and selling t-shirts. you could use print-on-demand services to help manage production and shipping., 4. personalized greeting cards: create bespoke, hand-painted greeting cards for every occasion. from birthdays to holidays, your unique cards can add a special touch to anyone's celebration., 5. art tutor: share your passion for art by teaching other kids. you can organize art classes or workshops and teach various techniques or projects., 6. muralist: paint murals on interior or exterior walls. you could offer your services to paint children's rooms, classrooms, or even local businesses., 7. art supply kit creator: compile and sell art kits complete with everything needed for a specific project or to explore a particular art medium. you can include instructions for a project as well, to help beginners get started., 8. digital art and graphic designer: if you're savvy with digital art tools, you can offer services as a digital artist or graphic designer. this can involve creating logos, banners, website graphics, or digital portraits., 9. handmade jewelry maker: design and create unique jewelry pieces. you can use beads, clay, wire, or recycled materials. your unique creations could be the next big fashion statement, 10. art party planner: organize art-themed parties where guests can create their own masterpiece to take home. this could be painting, pottery, jewelry-making, or any other art form you love., 11. art-themed sticker designer: create and sell your own line of art-themed stickers. these can be used to decorate laptops, notebooks, phone cases, and more..

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The 35 Best Business Ideas for Kids – Beyond the Lemonade Stand!

What are the best business ideas for kids?

As a parent, I’m constantly trying to figure out the best way to educate our little hustlers about business, entrepreneurship, and money.

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And while they may still be a few years away from the proverbial lemonade stand on the sidewalk, let me use that as inspiration for this post.

I had a number of entrepreneurial ventures as a kid — some successful and some less so — but for every package of Skittles I sold and every baby I sat (OK, that sounds super weird), I was learning the basic elements of business on small, low-risk scale.

You’ll find something for every age level below. After all, Warren Buffett says (paraphrasing) that the age you start your first business was found to be a strong predictor of your business success later in life.

Start early, start often!

1. Flipping Sneakers

3. selling soda, 4. selling candy and gum, 5. online surveys, suggested playlist: local business ideas, 7. shoveling snow, 8. delivering newspapers, 9. raking and bagging leaves, 10. trash can cleanup, 11. selling used books, 12. sell popsicles or ice cream, 13. curb painting, 14. pet sitting, 15. selling on ebay, 16. babysitting, 17. tutoring, 18. vending machines, 19. dog poop clean up, 20. content creation, 21. washing cars, 22. building websites for local businesses, 23. live streaming video games, 24. sell baked goods, 25. youtube star, 26. teaching music lessons, 27. children’s author, 28. collecting cans and bottles, 29. t-shirt designer, 30. bike advertising, 31. selling jewelry, 32. sports coaching, 33. gardening or plant sitting, 34. thrifting for profit, 35. scary pet parties, looking for more side hustle help, frequently asked questions.

Fifteen year old Ned Cornfield is a sneaker mogul.

Starting with a $50 purchase of a pair of Air Jordan 3s, he’s multiplied his money by buying and selling shoes locally and in different “sneakerhead” Facebook groups.

flipping sneakers as a kid

He sold that pair for $100, and is on track to net $5000 in this business by the time he graduates high school.

Aja McClanahan’s daughters earn up to $1000 per hour for television and voiceover acting .

To get started down this path, it might make sense to educate yourself on the industry to avoid all the predatory scams.

Reed Floren from Business Success Systems was a businessman from an early age. He sent me this story:

The easiest business that I ran as a kid was selling Mountain Dew, Smarties candy, and pickle slices from my cheeseburgers. ( ??? )

soda cans

From 1999-2005 (13-19) I was making $10-$20 a day easily selling snacks to my friends over our lunch break.

The startup costs were small because I’d get a 6 pack of Mountain Dew for a couple dollars and then sell each one for $1 a piece or the price of a lunch ticket ($1.75 at the time) then use the profits from that to fund candy. I’d buy my own lunch and sell the pickle slices for $0.50 each to other students.

It always allowed me to have plenty of spending money when we went on field trips. If other students needed a loan when we were out and about, I could give them a few bucks and most of them paid me back the very next day with interest.

There you go, a prepubescent pickle mogul and loan shark :)

Selling candy is a popular business for kids namely because they’re so close to the target market for candy: other kids!

This was definitely one I made money with at Scout camp as a kid. Mom took me to Costco before camp and I loaded up with Skittles and Caramel Apple Pops to sell to the other campers. It wasn’t hard to undercut the “Trading Post” and still make a nice little profit.

A friend of mine in middle school was “the gum guy.” He had a great hustle going selling sticks of gum for $0.25 each.

“My 13 year-old buys candy from BJ’s and sells it,” Priest Willis, Sr . said. “We’ve ‘invested’ in her first products but she pays us back and learns how to invest and save for future products.”

Several online survey sites, including Survey Junkie and Swagbucks , allow users age 13 and up to earn money for completing short surveys and other assignments, like watching advertiser videos.

survey junkie

The payouts are relatively low , but if you’re a teenager with nothing better to do, these platforms can be a great way to earn some extra spending money.

For more: On the Side Hustle Nation blog, we recently explored a bunch of other apps that pay you .

6. Lawn Mowing

Of course you could get lawn mowing customers the old fashioned way, by wheeling your lawn mower up and down the neighborhood and knocking on doors, but that’s old school.

Enter GreenPal , which is best described as Uber for lawn care.

CEO Bryan Clayton explained, “Many of our lawn care vendors are high school kids and college students that use our app in the summer to make extra money. Many younger vendors work afternoons and weekends using our app, and it is the perfect way for them to make extra money.”

On top of that, Bryan said the average GreenPal vendor makes around $55 per hour mowing lawns on its system.

Kids can set their own hours and pick the clients they want to work for.

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Of course this one will depend on your geography and seasonality, but shoveling snow and clearing driveways and walkways is a definite need that kids can help with.

This is one of many manual labor businesses that are great for kids to get some exercise and get paid at the same time.

kid earning money shoveling snow

Jeff Neal was a paper boy from age 8 to 16. He sent me this story:

I only had to work for about 30 minutes every day after school. It wasn’t much, but it taught me to be disciplined, and responsible.

The biggest pain was the Thanksgiving newspaper, because that newspaper was the size of a dictionary with all those retail inserts promoting Christmas sales.

But I vividly remember this one moment when I was in 4th grade. A book market had shown up, and you could buy neat books.

All my classmates went bonkers over it. And as a 10 year old, I was excited too. So I pulled out this fat wad of $1 and $5 dollar bills (probably totaling about $30), ready to spend like a baller.

And I remember the other kids, staring at the cash, wide-eyed, and whispering about how much money it was.

And that’s when I knew I was a hustler. 

“If it’s the fall, bagging leaves is a great business for kids,” Jim Wang of WalletHacks explained. “You can walk around your neighborhood and knock on doors, offering to bag leaves for $1-2 a bag.”

He added, “Kids will learn how to negotiate their rates as they go because they may charge too much or too little at first — eventually they’ll figure it out. Also, it doesn’t require a lot of startup capital. You just need a rake and bags!”

Jessi Fearon and her brother picked up pinecones in our neighbors’ yard every summer and fall for a nickel a pinecone.

“I swear you never saw two kids more eager to get out of the house and sweat to death in the Georgia heat!” she said. “It was a wonderful experience and is still considered by us as the first job we ever had.”

Dustin Riechmann’s 15- and 9-year old ended up making almost $850 combined — or roughly $25 an hour! — cleaning out garbage and recycling bins around their neighborhood.

The business started with some strategically placed flyers and a post in the local Facebook group. With limited startup costs, the duo charged $15 for one can, or $25 for two, and ended up with a couple dozen customers.

One interesting thing they found was that several customers also gave them tips and other odd jobs along the way. Dustin created this short video sharing how it all worked:

You can start by looking around the house for books you probably won’t read again. After that source is exhausted, turn to local garage sales, yard sales, estate sales, the library bookstore, and thrift stores to find more inventory.

You can use apps like Bookscouter to see which titles are worth something and then sell them on Amazon or eBay.

And this one isn’t just for kids; I spoke to one entrepreneur who was earning up to $4000 a month flipping books !

This was another one of my childhood business ventures. We’d raid the freezer and set up shop with a card table and a cooler at the end of the driveway.

Do the house numbers on the curbs in your neighborhood need an update? With just a few number stencils, some spray paint, and a little door-to-door advertising, I think you could knock a bunch of these out in one afternoon.

Charge $20 apiece and work your way through the neighborhood, like this 15-year old in El Paso .

When 12-year old Tony Guertin launched Tony’s Pet Sitting, he knew some customers might be apprehensive about handing over their best friend to a preteen. So what did he do?

He went out and got insurance to give customers peace of mind. You may be able to help your kids get started by creating a profile and listing on Rover .

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“For the past several years, my 12-year-old Noah has sold on eBay ,” Michael from Work at Home Inspiration told me.

“The primary product that he has sold is his favorite team (Alabama) license plates. We found a distributor and buy 25-50 license plates at a time. He makes about $5 profit per license plate.”

Entrepreneurship runs in the family: Michael has an online business (an ecommerce store) and encourages Noah to sell online as well.

My friends Rob and Melissa have been teaching their kids the fine art of buying low and selling high, and put together this class to help the next generation of flippers .

Here’s their daughter taking a picture for one of her eBay listings:

kids selling on ebay

If this is something your little one could get excited about, check out the course for more information !

Related: Multiply money as a “flea market flipper”

As a “responsible” kid, this was one of my go-to ways of making money in my youth. I had a few regular clients and thankfully no disasters that required driving anywhere.

Word of mouth and flyers in the neighborhood worked to get gigs back then, and sitters as young as 14 can join Care.com today. Get CPR and emergency preparedness training to give parents (and yourself) peace of mind.

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Doug Nordman’s  daughter had a very positive life experience with Kumon (math & reading tutoring). She started their math program at age 7 and loved it.

“The minute she turned 14, she applied for her state work permit and went part-time at the same franchise, learning about tutoring and what it takes to run a business,” Doug said.

Of course kids can freelance tutor as well, especially if they’re well-versed in the subject and can find some clients a few years younger in need of a little extra help.

One way to “scale up” your candy sales empire is to bring in other salespeople, and even more profitable when those salespeople are actually machines.

“After hearing your episode on vending machines , my son and I bought two cheap candy vending machines,”  Preston Lee  told me. They’ve already found a location for one and are earning passive income from it each week.

You’ve got a little more investment required in buying the equipment, and some time spent finding a place for it, but after that, vending can make money without your direct time input.

In Jacksonville, Florida, 13 year-old Kyle Graham founded Call of Doodie Pet Waste Removal.

A couple years into the poop-scooping business , he was raking in about $250 a week . One thing he did that was super smart was set customers up on a recurring payment plan; for $40 a month, he’d come and clean up your yard once a week.

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That is one happy dog!

“We encourage our teenage daughters to create their own stuff rather than consuming other people’s,” Lee Hills explained. “My eldest daughter has her own Instagram account focused on posting her daily drawings, and my youngest makes YouTube videos.”

While they don’t have any money to show for their efforts just yet, he’s “trying to encourage them to be creative and make for their own enjoyment.”

There’s even a podcast called The Show About Science , hosted by Nate, who started it as a curious 6-year old.

Amber Hinds runs the digital marketing agency, Road Warrior Creative , and volunteers teaching entrepreneurship at a local Montessori school. The school’s Entrepreneur Club includes students in 1st through 5th grades.

Last year, the kids successfully started and ran two businesses through Entrepreneur Club, a greeting card/craft sales business, and a car wash.

For each business concept, the children wrote full business plans including an executive overview, budget, competitor analysis, and marketing plan.

Amber indicated the startup costs for the ideas the kids have vary, but are usually under $100. “Both the greeting card business and car wash business executed last year were profitable,” she added.

This one requires a little more tech savvy than many of the others, but could be a fantastic foray into the world of entrepreneurship. Tom Woods from HappyEarner.com has his 13-year old daughter Regina helping him with this business.

I was around that same age when I first started building basic sites, and the tools have only gotten easier since then.

Related: The Fastest Cheapest Way to Build a Great-Looking Website

Entertaining video gamers are earning serious money broadcasting their games live on Twitch.tv . Twitch streamers must be 13 or older, and make money in a variety of ways, including:

  • a share of the site’s subscription fees
  • advertising on their channels
  • selling merchandise to their fans

According to The Hustle , “Twitch has created a new career track for casual video gamers, helping thousands make a living by playing video games . There are two paths this can take. Twitch streamers are either crazy good— the nerd equivalent of pro-footballers — or they’re entertainers, their broadcasts a hybrid radio show, comedy hour and video-game commentary.”

Kim Anderson from ThriftyLittleMom.com told me this story:

“A mentor I had in my youth gave me one dollar and challenged me to make it grow into more money. So I went to grocery store and got a $1 bag of brownie mix, made them up and sold them to my friends. I’d take the profit and go back to store and buy a $1 bag of cookies. By the end of about 3 months I had made close to $150.”

Related: How to Start a Cookie Business

selling brownies

Every now and then you hear these stories of kids with super profitable YouTube channels, like Ryan Kaji  (with the help of his parents) who’s raking in an estimated $70,000 per day .

At press time, this ONE video of Ryan’s has over a billion views. That’s nuts!

If your little one has a funny personality, it might make sense to point the camera at them at let them turn on the charm while they play with toys or video games.

As a teen, Pauline Paquin’s music teacher would let her borrow the piano room at lunch break. “I gave a one hour lesson to primary school kids for about $20 an hour,” she explained. “I’d make $400-ish a month and still be out of school with my peers in the afternoon.”

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Teresa Mears of LivingontheCheap.com taught piano from ages 13 to 16, adding that it paid double the minimum wage at the time.

Emma Sumner was only 9 years old when she became a bestselling author . The Fairies of Waterfall Island topped the Amazon charts and earned Emma plenty of awesome press.

Check out the self-publishing resources here on Side Hustle Nation to learn more.

Does your state have a “bottle bill”? In California and 9 other states across the country, empty aluminum cans and plastic and glass bottles are worth $0.05-0.10 apiece.

There are a couple ways to tackle this one. The first is to “scavenge” for empties at parks or even alongside the road. (My brother and I did this as kids, and you’d be surprised how many cans you’ll find.)

The second option is a little cleaner, and involves asking your neighbors to separate their recyclable bottles and cans each week so you can go pick them up and cash in. We used to do this for our neighbors and it was an easy way to support their entrepreneurial spirit.

With Merch by Amazon ,  Zazzle , Redbubble , Cafepress , Spreadshirt , and other outlets, your little one can get their creative t-shirt designs in front of a huge audience.

These services handle all the printing and shipping; all you have to do is come up with a design that will sell.

In Duluth, Minnesota, 12-year old Milo Amundsen sold advertising on the back of his bike . Since the two-wheeler is his main form of transportation around town, he figured it would be great exposure for local businesses.

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He sold several spots for $10 apiece to a dance studio, a Montessori school, a design firm, and others.

Head on over to Etsy.com to get some inspiration for what kinds of homemade designs are hot right now and you’ll be in business. LeiLei Secor, a teenager in upstate New York earned $100,000 selling jewelry on the site in just 3 years.

Standout student athletes can turn their off-season weekends into profitable practice sessions. All you need is a park (or a pool or a court) to run your drills or scrimmages.

As I kid, I attended several different sports camps, so this one has the advantage of being something you know parents are already spending money on.

If your child has a green thumb, a bumper crop from a backyard garden could be a great first business venture. You could set up a little mini “farmer’s market” in the driveway and sell to your neighbors.

plant sitting

I mean, you’re not really going to eat all that zucchini, right?

Or you could offer to “plant sit” for neighbors while they’re out of town.

Another opportunity to buy low and sell high is with gently-used clothes. The popular Poshmark app is a great outlet to resell these products for a profit.

Hannah Oh started her Poshmark side hustle in high school, and reported earning over $25k flipping items from local stores .

Sixteen year-old Andrew Pugliese turned his love of creepy critters into cold-hard cash. He reported earning up to $250 a day in tips letting other people hold one of his pet tarantulas!

holding a pet tarantula

Since then, he’s branched out into birthday parties and private events. He educates participants on spiders, scorpions, and other bugs — helping people overcome their fears at the same time.

How to Raise Innovative and Entrepreneurial Kids

Can innovation be taught? (And if you can teach it to kids, can you teach it to grownups?)

To find out, I sat down with Don Wettrick , an award-winning middle school and high school teacher and the CEO and co-founder of StartEdUp . Don’s been on a decade-long mission to empower students and teachers to apply innovation and entrepreneurship in the classroom.

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How did you make money as a kid?

What are the best business ideas your kids have come up with? Let me know in the comments below!

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What are good business ideas for teenagers?

Teens don’t need to rely on a part-time job. Instead they can start their own business, with lawn care, babysitting, and tutoring being popular options. Working online, teenagers could also begin freelancing or creating content for YouTube.

How can I help my kid start a business?

Great job encouraging entrepreneurship! After they’ve come up with an idea, start with a basic business plan and help them work through startup costs, marketing, pricing their product or service, and how to manage the new business alongside their other responsibilities.

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Starting a business at an early age is an excellent educational experience. Kids will learn (depending on their age) how to manage money, how to market their product or service, and how to work with customers.

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44 thoughts on “The 35 Best Business Ideas for Kids – Beyond the Lemonade Stand!”

Well these business ideas are quite unique and seems like those who want their kids to start making money then I’d say this is the perfect post.

is babysitting allowed when you’re 11?

Yes and it will be fun, you just have to know what little kids like.

Great list of ideas. My first money maker was when I was about 12 years old. I learned how to macrame and sold handmade plant hangers or wall hangings. My mom sold them in her hair salon lobby for me.

The collecting cans was my hustle has a child as well, awesome article

My daughter gets $5/mo from each of 6 neighbors for dealing with their garbage/recycling/yard waste each week. She puts the receptacles out the night before trash day, then puts them away after pickup.

So that’s $30/mo for an 8 year old for about 1 hour of work a month!

That’s a pretty good hourly rate!

My boys 6 and 9 have created “Dunkeld Happy Hens”. We sell eggs to their teachers and to travelers in our local Caravan Park. We are also growing chickens and turkeys and aim to start selling these. Check us out and like us :-))) we have created a Facebook Page “Dunkeld Free Range Poultry, Eggs and Happy Hens” and soon a web page.

For several summers had a job as a Package Labeler. My dad landed the job, then immediately “outsourced” the task to my brother and me. For months we accepted shipments of thousands of desk organizing trays and placed red stickers on them with the product description and barcode. This was long before there were machines that could handle this task. I have no idea how much my father earned but he paid us $5/week. I thought I was rich!

As a kid in Ohio we used to hustle “pop” bottles for the returnable refunds and “tax stamps”. Man am I ever old!

Love that you call them pop bottles Matt. That’s definitely the term in Washington where I grew up too, but gets you funny looks here in California :)

Great ideas for kids here (and even adults). When I was a kid I sold everything: fabric hair ties (scrunchies), friendship bracelets I made with my mom’s leftover thread, proofreading/editing English papers, chocolate bars, crocheting hats and scarves, and even helping my older sibling with Herbalife and Avon. I never realized how much that influenced me as an adult. Funny, now my hustles include freelance writing, meal prepping, and nutrition coaching. As for my kids, they’re busy working on funny books for kids, teaching dance and singing, and creating art.

Lots of fun ideas you collected, Nick!

Last spring I took 7 of my (youngish) kids to rake a lawn, and with such a crew we had his *massive* and leaf filled yard raked in less than two hrs. (42 bags worth) He was thrilled it was all done so quickly, and the kids then raked in $75.

Copper and aluminum has been a lucrative kid hustle and my older ones have cashed in on that as well.

Helping with working a booth at the local farmers market has been another hustle.

Puppy care/sitting for family members.

Selling homemade, whole wheat bread.

And to be honest, I’ve had to say “no” to job offers for the kids in order to keep our regular life routine on track. Ha!

There is so much work out there for those willing to do it. I ❤ it!

I have one word for you “Worms” from bait to castings worms are solid gold, also Mantis case collecting is great for kids.

This is a great list! I would add selling used toys on ebay, Amazon, and craigslist. It’s a good way to make money and get rid of old toys they don’t use anymore!

This is a great list! Now I’m wishing I’d done some candy sales back in the day…. Thanks for including my snow shoveling tip, too – it’s highly underrated, but kids can make a lot of money during a bad (good?) winter (and so can adults!)

My son is 10 we live In idaho and he’s averaging $120/day shoveling snow every time it snows!

Omg I’m a 11 year old kid and this is just amazing! I was writing notes for this summer to get money! Thank you so much! It helps!

Me and my friends have been thinking about a lemonade stand but now that I seen this we could do much more than a lemonade stand!

Thanks again!❤️❤️❤️❤️

Haha love it! Keep me posted :)

When I was 12 I had a cake business. My mother enrolled me in a Wilton cake decorating class at the local bakery and I started selling small decorated cakes to my classmates. I made the most money on Valentine’s day with little heart shaped cakes.

Thanks for the Ideas, I suggest everyone sell used books online, I earned decent money from that business, Keep doing this great work and keep sharing with us.

When I was in high school, I would sell blow pops. I would go to BJ’s and buy the 100 count box for about $13. I would sell them for $.25 each. So for a $13 box, I would make $25. But then I realized that everyone wanted Watermelon flavor the most. So I kept the watermelon separate and charged $.50 for the watermelon. So that added a couple bucks more a batch. It got to the point where I had regular customers that bought 2 or 3 daily. Some cool teachers even gave me like a min or two to “handle business before class” I gave them an occasional kickback for their time. I sold a box of 100, maybe every 3 or 4 days. Until the school cracked down on me, because school clubs were selling candy too. Shut down by the man. So I did it before and after school.

I also did a sneaky thing in conjunction with the blow pops biz, I used to save my lunch money every day and eat after school when I got home. – $15/week from the lunch money – $15/week from the blow pops – $90/week pizzeria job

I am 10 years old and I like melting down chocolates and pouring them into candy molds and thought about selling them.

I’m currently in middle school and me and my friend are planning to go to Rome, Italy. The trip costs around 3,000 dollars which is a lot for a 11 year old to pay for. Me and my friend are starting small businesses around town to help our parents pay for the trip and to give back for what they do for us. Great List!

Im 10 and I have already made $1000 in just two moths because Im a good drawer and I sell my drawings.

Where do you sell your drawings?

Hi everyone im a teen im 12 years old so basically i have no money and I am trying to make some I want to go into trading bitcoin so im saving £250 so far I have made £19.50 from online surveys but that is really boring and I need a way to make money faster but is also not boring and is cheap to start . Any suggestions on what I can do?

OMG! Yes! I want to know that too! My brother started a lawn mowing business. Yard work is good because you can still social distance.

Great ideas here! I’m a young entrepreneur who started a business selling organic dog treats after reading the https://KidpreneursBook.com which was awesome. They include all the business plans in their online book experience.

Omg i’m 11 years old and my sister is 14 and we are really good at baking and we always get asked to bake treats for special events from our family and its a great way to make money if you have a knack for baking.

I have no idea what I can do. I like making little crafts like scrunchie’s and making my own stickers and stuff. But I don’t think anybody would buy them. I also like baking and am pretty good at it, but again I don’t think anybody would buy it. I am 12 years old. I think it would be really fun to start a business but it is very hard to think on something that people would actually buy. Also I can’t even leave the house to sell things to people because of COVID

Me and my friend are going to start a babysitting company!

I think you should sell cookies and lemonade they are both in high demand in the summer. And people rarely find them sold and the same stand. That’s why I think cookies and lemonade is the only logical answer. I really want to make a profit this summer so do you have any suggestions?

I am finding that the PayPal age restriction is 18 or older. What is the work around for some of these companies that offer jobs for a 16yo?

I love your ideas. My daughter gardens our neighbor’s garden and she is so happy be earning her own money.

I do really like those business ideas. And since I am a kid then you should that I’m right. I also had the idea of making sort of like a mini bar in my front yard. Sort of like me and my friend just make yummy snacks and drinks when people order it. It like a mix of a snack bar and a restaurant.

I am nine years old and i want to start a clothing company with my friend. I believe that if you start a buisness with what you love, then you will have the passion to do it.

My daughter is trying to sell jewelery online, but can’t find a payment site that will allow her to collect payments. We’ve tried Square, Etsy, Paypal, etc… Any ideas?

That’s awesome! Depending on her age, it might have to be set up under your name.

Can you do one only for 10 year olds or easier ones? My kid is kind of lazy

In my opinion this was very helpful and I liked reading the reviews. I made $300 off of selling doughnuts , baked goods, lemonade, and candy.

Has the question of insurance coverage every come up for businesses such as a lawn mowing or car washing business? I am trying to figure out how to get liability insurance for my daughter’s boat cleaning business.

Ok so I am ten years old and I found tons of great ideas to do to get money with my best friend and we are now very successful, we used to just run lemonade stands and camps for smaller children in our neighborhood but now we do much more

Hi, I am Timur, I am soon turning 11 years old. I have created already two businesses, on the first one when I was 6, I failed because I needed investment, and my dad acted like a real investor offering that he will give me £100 and he will take away 70% of my profits and get his capital back. I refused and cried, and I didn’t earn a penny. My second attempt was much more successful, this was when I was 9 and I tried to create an car wash business, I had much more money now so I got equipment for £100. I only earned around £50. This is because none of my friends had a car, only my parents. Then, I am now running a much more successful business which I started in Mid-October, I already have 4 orders and an investor. This business is to create 3d prints with my 3d printer.

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10+ Incredibly Creative Kids Business Ideas for Kid Entrepreneurs

  • 22 March 2021
  • Fo Alexander
  • Make Money , Small Business

Today, there are so many kids business ideas to take advantage of beyond the traditional lemonade stand. In fact, I remember starting my first business as a kid. My sister and I sold snow cones to our cousins from our backyard playhouse. 

We didn’t think of ourselves as kid entrepreneurs. We were just kids with a good business idea that could make us money.

That small taste of entrepreneurship led me to try other kid businesses that make money—like selling candy to my classmates in middle school.

Though every kid won’t become entrepreneurs in their adulthood, it’s so important to teach kids how to make their own. Having the skills to make money outside of a career will definitely come in handy. 

So if you’re looking for good business ideas for kids, keep reading! I’m going to be sharing some ideas that your kids can use to start making their own money.

10+ Unique small business ideas for kids

business ideas for kid entrepreneurs

1. Start an Etsy shop

Opening an Etsy shop is one of the best ways to easily make money online . There are so many things that you can sell on Etsy , including handmade crafts and digital products . Though Etsy does require that sellers be at least 18 years old, you can open and manage a shop on behalf of your kid. Just make them responsible for creating and fulfilling products. 

2. Sell printables online

Selling printables isn’t just a great business idea for kids, but adults too! These are digital products that require little skill and effort to make. A great printable idea for kids would be coloring pages and even mazes for other kids to use. 

If you’re new to printables, I definitely recommend checking out the course, Profitable Printables , which walks you through creating and selling printables.

3. Selling bracelets

Bracelets are an easy craft that your kid can sell. They can make for a great time, while also being a fun product to sell. Here are some examples of bracelets that they can create and sell.

business ideas for kid entrepreneurs

4. Writing books

You don’t have to be an adult to be an author. Kids write books too! Your child can start a business writing and selling their own books. Here are some popular books written by kids:

business ideas for kid entrepreneurs

5. Start an online kid’s clothing boutique

Starting an online boutique is easier than you think. Sites like Shopify make it tremendously easy for you to start an online store with absolutely no experience. This may require a little bit of investment to get the products that you want, but it’s definitely something that can take off!

6. Start a hair accessories line

Hair is a huge industry, so why not join in? If you’re the parent of a small girl, then you’ve probably purchased your own bows made by kid star, Jojo Siwa, or Gabby bows . Your kid can start their own hair accessories line that they can sell on Etsy or another online boutique. Check out Gabby’s story of starting her own hair accessories and, ultimately, hair care line.

7. Selling t-shirts

Selling t-shirts is a business idea that can span well beyond childhood. It’s a business that you can get into without even having to make an upfront investment. The great thing is that you don’t have to even make or hold inventory in order to sell shirts. Dropshipping with sites like Printful allows you to design and sell products without even touching them yourself.

8. Selling customized accessories

Phone cases and tumblers are all popular items that people love to customize. All your kid needs is a Cricut machine or something similar to print and cut designs that can adhere to products. Not sure what I’m talking about? Here are some examples:

business ideas for kid entrepreneurs

Having this kind of business is great for birthday parties, graduations, and even weddings where people enjoy custom items. If you want to learn more about Cricut and customization crafts, my favorite channel to learn from is Makers Gonna Learn on YouTube .

9. Start a skincare line

Bath bombs, homemade soaps, the body scrubs are all things that your kids can create. In fact, they are things that kids have created.

10. Become a candy distributor

Although you may not be keen on your kids eating candy, they love it. Like I mentioned before, selling candy was one way that I made money as a kid. The key is selling candy that isn’t readily available. You can find all sorts of candy at a local wholesale or cash & carry store.

11. Start a trash pick up service

You may hate taking your trash out to the curb or to the local dumpster. If you hate it, then maybe your neighbors do too. Your kid can get into the business of picking up trash and taking it to the curb or dumpster. It’s an easy task that they may enjoy once they start getting paid for it.

12. Motivational speaking

When you think about public speaking, you probably don’t think of kids. That’s what makes it such a unique and creative business idea! If your kid doesn’t have a fear of being on stage and speaking, allow them to start a motivational speaking business. Just check out this 10-year old motivational speaker ! Kids can offer a lot when it comes to shifting adult mindsets to be more creative and carefree.

6 Other good business ideas for kids

business ideas for kid entrepreneurs

1. Offer landscaping services

Making money online is great, but don’t forget good old physical work. Opening a landscaping business is a great way to keep your kid busy during the spring and summer while making money. Don’t let them stop at mowing the lawn. Learning how to mulch and trim hedges can increase their earnings significantly!

2. Provide pet sitting services

Pet sitting can get expensive! You kid can save the day by offering pet sitting services for your neighborhood. Not only can they make some cash babysitting our furry friends, but it can also be the start of a veterinarian career.

3. Wash and detail cars

Have your kid grab a rag and bucket and start a carwash service in your neighborhood. They can offer to wash your neighbors’ cars right at their house. This low start-up business only requires that they have some safe cleaning products, rags, a bucket, and water.

4. Dog walking

When they’re not sitting, they can offer dog walking services for those busy neighbors. It only takes a few minutes and they can walk more than one dog at a time. This means they’ll be able to maximize their income to make more money for their goals!

5. Tutoring

Tutoring isn’t just for teachers. Students can also provide tutoring services to their peers. If your kid is great at any subject, allow them to offer tutoring to make some extra cash.

6. Babysitting

There’s still nothing wrong with good old fashion babysitting. If your kid is a teen and is responsible, they can be the neighborhood babysitter and parents spend time out.

Final thoughts: Entrepreneur ideas for kids

There are so many benefits of exploring entrepreneur ideas for kids. Allowing your kids to start their own business not only teaches them responsibility, but it gives them life skills that they can use in adulthood. They can also put their money towards a savings account that can be used for their college education or to even buy a home in the future.

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15 small business ideas for kids.

Are you looking to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs? The possibilities for small business ideas for kids have never been greater! With the right guidance and resources, a kid-friendly business could be a potentially life-changing experience.

So let’s explore 15 of the best options out there for kid business ideas!

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Selecting the Top Business Ideas for Kids: Our Methodology

When evaluating business ideas suitable for kids, it’s essential to focus on aspects that are both engaging and educational, while also being feasible for their age group. Here’s an assessment of key criteria with their respective importance ratings from 1 (least important) to 10 (most important):

  • Importance: Essential (10/10) The business idea must be safe and appropriate for the child’s age, ensuring no risk to their well-being.
  • Importance: Essential (10/10) The idea should offer educational value, helping kids develop skills like financial literacy, creativity, or problem-solving.
  • Importance: High (9/10) The business should be simple enough for kids to understand and manage with minimal adult supervision.
  • Importance: High (9/10) The idea must be engaging and fun to keep the child interested and motivated.
  • Importance: Moderate (7/10) While market demand is less critical for kids’ businesses, the idea should still have a practical application or audience.
  • Importance: Moderate (7/10) The required investment should be minimal and within the financial means of the family.
  • Importance: High (9/10) The business should offer opportunities for growth, learning, and the development of entrepreneurial skills.
  • Importance: Moderate (7/10) Opportunities for social interaction and community involvement can enhance the child’s social skills and network.
  • Importance: Moderate (6/10) Encouraging responsibility towards society and the environment can be a valuable part of the learning process.
  • Importance: High (8/10) The business should be flexible enough to not interfere with the child’s education and other activities.

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Popular Small Business Ideas for Kids

Kids have the potential to be amazing entrepreneurs, so why not give them a foundation for success by introducing them to some good business ideas?

From pet sitting and tutoring to baking cupcakes or making crafts, there are plenty of creative, fun, and profitable small business ideas for kids. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular businesses for kids.

1. Lemonade Stand

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With help from a parent or trusted family members, a lemonade stand can be a fun way to introduce young minds to the entrepreneurial spirit and make some decent money. It’s a simple and feasible idea with tons of time flexibility. Kids can learn many entrepreneurial lessons from this business, while also enjoying social interaction and getting involved in their community.

2. Party Planning Business

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Parties and special events are so much fun but a lot of people are unaware of how much work goes into making them perfect. It’s a job and a great opportunity for a young person to learn some work ethic and make a little money.

3. Online Store

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Creating an online store and popular goods for sale is a fabulous opportunity for a young business person to make some extra money. There are many niches with high market demand, and it’s a great opportunity for older kids to learn how to safely and efficiently run an online business.

4. Pet Sitting Business

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People love their pets and often need a trusted person to take care of them while they are away. Pet sitting is a great business opportunity and who wouldn’t love to play and snuggle with a fluffy puppy or kitten for a few days and earn some spending money at the same time?

5. Dog Walking Business

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If your young business person loves animals becoming a dog walker could be a wonderful way for your child to spend their time learning some responsibility to customers as well as earning a little cash.

6. Tutoring Services

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There are many schools age children who have trouble in one subject or another. Your child could offer his or her tutoring services for a small fee. This not only gives them the opportunity to interact with other kids, but it can provide educational value for them and their students.

7. Car Washing Service

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Running a car wash in your neighborhood is a great business idea to make some extra cash. There is definitely supply and plenty of demand making it a fantastic business venture.

8. Baby Sitting Services

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Parents everywhere are always looking for a trustworthy person to watch their little ones whether it is for relaxation or so they can work. Babysitting is the perfect way for older children and teens to make their own money while learning responsibility.

9. Painting Faces

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Whether it is at a carnival, street fair, or other local events face painting delights children everywhere. This also makes it a wonderful opportunity for a first business for a child who has fun being creative.

10. Musical Performer

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Does your child play a musical instrument or love to sing? Offering your services for a special event, such as a birthday party, can pay well. They can even offer music lessons for a fee.

More Great Business Ideas for Young Entrepreneurs

As you can see there are a plethora of business opportunities for young entrepreneurs. Here are some more ideas to browse before you get your new business started.

11. Create A Blog

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Creating a blog is an online business that kids can enjoy even at a young age. There are many niches with high market demand, and this allows children to learn about online platforms in a safe, supervised environment.

12. Design T-Shirts

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Fashion is always changing with the times but t-shirts are evergreen. They can be sold online or even in a local store. And this allows kids to have some fun and show off their creativity.

13. Sweets and Treats

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If you have a knack for baking or making candies you can offer your services at birthday parties or other events. This makes it another fun and engaging idea.

14. Write a Book

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Does your child have a vivid imagination? He or she can write a children’s book and have it published on an online platform or even find a good publisher and illustration services.

15. Create a YouTube Channel

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If your child has the gift of gab and personality to spare then creating a YouTube channel is a great childhood business idea. Not only can they share what they love but they also can earn a bit of money from the site.

Can a Kid Start a Successful Small Business?

Believe it or not, kids are indeed capable of starting a successful small business.

With an entrepreneurial spirit, applying the right knowledge, and having access to the necessary resources, it can set them apart from other kids and they can realize their business dreams.

What Is the Easiest Business Idea for Younger Kids to Start?

Starting a lemonade stand is the easiest business to start. It provides a great opportunity to bond and teach your child valuable business skills.

Not to mention that it is a deliciously refreshing treat on a hot day.

Why Should a Young Entrepreneur Start Their Own Business?

Starting your own business as a young entrepreneur offers many advantages, a chance to earn money, and the opportunity to gain valuable experience.

Additionally, setting up a business can provide you with a platform to express yourself creatively and advance your business skills. With dedication and hard work, the rewards of being an entrepreneur are limitless.

  • Learning New Skills – Starting a business can help kids develop important skills such as problem-solving, communication, decision-making, and organization.
  • Exploring Passions & Interests – Business ownership gives kids the opportunity to explore their passions and interests in a meaningful way.
  • Gaining Confidence & Self-Esteem – Engaging in the world of business encourages self-confidence and aids in boosting self-esteem.
  • Acquiring Financial Independence – Kids can learn how to save, invest and make money by starting a business and becoming financially independent.
  • Supporting The Community – Kids who start businesses are often at the forefront of helping their community through donations or services.

What Life Skills Do Kids Learn by Starting a Business?

Starting a business can offer children a wealth of life skills and knowledge that will serve them well into adulthood. These include but are not limited to:

  • Communication Skills : When running a business, it’s crucial to communicate effectively with customers, suppliers, and anyone else involved in the business. This can help children enhance their speaking, writing, and listening abilities.
  • Teamwork : Running a business often requires working with others. This could mean collaborating with family members, friends, or other young entrepreneurs. This teaches the importance of cooperation and respecting others’ ideas and opinions.
  • Problem-Solving Skills : Starting a business comes with its fair share of challenges and obstacles. These could range from logistical issues to managing customer complaints. Dealing with these situations can help children develop problem-solving skills and resilience.
  • Financial Literacy : Having a business provides kids with a real-world context to learn about money management, budgeting, and basic accounting principles. It’s a hands-on way to teach children about the value of money, saving, investing, and even concepts like profit and loss.
  • Negotiation Skills : Whether it’s bargaining with suppliers for better prices or negotiating a deal with a customer, business ownership can help children improve their negotiation skills. This is a critical skill that can benefit them in many aspects of life.
  • Networking : Kids can learn how to build and maintain professional relationships. They can meet new people and learn to create a network, which can be beneficial in their future careers.
  • Public Speaking : Business can often involve presenting ideas to others, whether it’s pitching to potential investors or speaking about their products or services to customers. This can help children improve their public speaking skills.
  • Time Management : Owning a business requires juggling many tasks at once, which can help children improve their time management skills. They’ll learn to prioritize tasks, set goals, and create schedules.
  • Empathy : Interacting with a diverse range of customers can teach kids about understanding and catering to different needs and perspectives, thereby cultivating empathy.

Starting a business can equip children with a wide range of life skills and experiences that are not only beneficial for their immediate project but can also be a valuable foundation for their future careers and personal life.

What Are the Legal Considerations When Kids Start Businesses?

It’s vital to keep in mind legal considerations when kids start a business. Here are some of the main points:

  • Establishing a Legal Entity : Depending on the scale of the business, it might be necessary to establish a legal business entity such as an LLC (Limited Liability Company) to protect personal assets. Since minors generally can’t form legal entities, a parent or guardian may need to do this.
  • Permits and Licenses : Depending on the type of business and local regulations, certain permits or licenses may be required. For instance, a lemonade stand might need a vendor’s permit, or a pet sitting business might need a license. Parents or guardians should research local and state laws to ensure the business is legal.
  • Taxes : Even a small business run by a child may have tax obligations. The child’s parents or guardians will typically be responsible for these. It’s crucial to keep accurate financial records and understand which business expenses can be deducted.
  • Funding : Since minors cannot legally sign contracts or apply for business loans, adults may need to assist with initial startup costs. They can also guide kids in exploring other funding options, such as crowdfunding or savings.
  • Contracts : If the business involves any agreements (like with suppliers or customers), these usually need to be signed by an adult. Parents or guardians can help their children understand the basics of contracts.
  • Child Labor Laws : In some cases, especially if the business requires significant time or physical labor, child labor laws may come into play. These laws vary by location and the child’s age, so it’s important to understand the relevant regulations.
  • Insurance : Depending on the nature of the business, it might be necessary to have liability insurance. For instance, if the business involves pet sitting or babysitting, it’s advisable to consider an insurance policy that covers any potential damages or accidents.
  • Online Privacy Laws : If the business is online and collects any personal data from customers (like names, email addresses), it’s essential to be aware of online privacy laws. For example, in the U.S., the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) applies to online businesses that collect data from kids under 13.

While there’s a lot to learn when it comes to legal considerations for kid entrepreneurs, parents or guardians can use this as an opportunity to teach their kids about these important aspects of running a business. It’s always a good idea to consult with a legal professional if you have specific questions or concerns.

Nurturing Entrepreneurial Mindset in Young Minds

The journey into entrepreneurship for kids is not just about earning money or starting a business; it’s about nurturing a mindset geared towards innovation, creativity, and resilience. This mindset is cultivated with the support and guidance of parents and guardians. Their role extends beyond mere supervision; it involves mentoring, encouraging problem-solving, and sometimes, just being a sounding board for their young entrepreneur’s ideas.

In today’s digital age, integrating technology into these business ventures is crucial. It’s an opportunity for kids to learn about digital marketing, online sales, and managing digital tools, which are essential skills in our increasingly digital world. More importantly, it’s a chance for them to understand and practice digital safety and literacy.

Involving children in business also allows them to see the value in their academic education. They begin to understand how mathematical concepts apply in budgeting and pricing or how persuasive writing skills are crucial in marketing. This practical application of academic skills can lead to a more profound appreciation and interest in their studies.

Moreover, nurturing an entrepreneurial mindset isn’t just about fostering business acumen. It’s about developing a growth mindset. Each challenge in their business journey teaches them resilience, helping them understand that setbacks are not failures but opportunities to learn and grow.

Educational Aspects of Child Entrepreneurship

Embarking on a business venture provides children with a unique educational experience that transcends the traditional classroom setting. It introduces them to real-world applications of academic skills. Math becomes more than just numbers on a page; it turns into a tool for budgeting, pricing, and measuring profitability. Language skills are put to the test in marketing materials and customer communications.

This hands-on experience in running a business can also enhance a child’s problem-solving skills. They learn to tackle challenges head-on, think critically, and make decisions based on the information they have. These are invaluable skills that will serve them well throughout their lives, both personally and professionally.

Moreover, child entrepreneurship is a playground for developing social skills and empathy. As young business owners interact with customers and possibly collaborate with others, they learn the art of communication, negotiation, and teamwork. They also learn to understand and cater to the needs of their customers, which cultivates empathy and a customer-centric approach.

Lastly, through their entrepreneurial activities, children can learn the importance of contributing to their community. Whether it’s through charitable acts, community service, or simply by being a positive presence in the local market, they understand that their actions can have a meaningful impact beyond just their business.

These educational aspects of entrepreneurship are instrumental in shaping well-rounded, capable, and responsible future adults. They provide children with a strong foundation not only for potential future business endeavors but also for various life paths they may choose to follow.

Conclusion: Business Ideas for Kids

The landscape of entrepreneurship is evolving rapidly, and young minds today have more opportunities than ever to embark on exciting and potentially life-changing business ventures. With the right guidance, resources, and a touch of youthful creativity, the possibilities for young entrepreneurs are virtually limitless.

The question of whether a kid can start a successful small business is answered with a resounding “yes.” While age may seem like a barrier, it’s often an advantage. Children possess a natural curiosity, boundless creativity, and an eagerness to learn that can set them apart. By nurturing these qualities and providing them with the necessary tools and knowledge, we can empower kids to realize their entrepreneurial dreams.

But why should a young entrepreneur start their own business? Beyond the potential for financial gain, there are several compelling reasons:

1. Learning New Skills: Starting a business equips kids with essential life skills such as problem-solving, communication, decision-making, and organization. These skills are not only valuable in business but also in various aspects of life.

2. Exploring Passions & Interests: Business ownership offers kids a meaningful way to explore their passions and interests. Whether it’s turning a love for animals into a pet-sitting business or a passion for baking into a cupcake enterprise, they can follow their hearts.

3. Gaining Confidence & Self-Esteem: Engaging in the world of business fosters self-confidence and boosts self-esteem. As kids witness their ideas turning into reality and experience the positive impact of their efforts, their belief in themselves grows.

4. Acquiring Financial Independence: By starting a business, kids learn the fundamentals of saving, investing, and making money. This early financial education sets them on the path to becoming financially independent adults who understand the value of money.

5. Supporting The Community: Kid entrepreneurs often find themselves at the forefront of helping their communities through donations or services. They learn the importance of giving back and making a positive contribution to society.

The list of popular small business ideas for kids presented in this article offers a diverse array of opportunities. From the timeless charm of a lemonade stand to the digital realm of an online store, each idea has its unique appeal. These businesses not only provide kids with enriching experiences but also pave the way for financial independence and self-expression.

In addition to these business ideas, there are more avenues for young entrepreneurs to explore, such as creating a blog to share their interests, designing custom t-shirts that reflect their creativity, crafting sweets and treats to delight taste buds, writing children’s books to spark imaginations, and even venturing into the world of YouTube to share their passions with a global audience. The possibilities are as diverse as the interests and talents of the young entrepreneurs themselves.

Starting a business offers more than just monetary rewards; it imparts a wide range of life skills and experiences. Kids who embark on entrepreneurial journeys develop communication skills through interactions with customers and suppliers. They learn the value of teamwork, problem-solving, and time management as they navigate the complexities of running a business. Financial literacy becomes second nature as they manage finances and budgets, and negotiation skills are honed through various business transactions.

Furthermore, the act of starting a business is an exercise in empathy. Kids learn to understand and cater to the needs and perspectives of their customers, fostering a sense of empathy and customer-centric thinking that can be invaluable in any career or endeavor.

However, it’s crucial to remember that starting a business, even for kids, comes with legal considerations. Establishing a legal entity, obtaining permits and licenses, understanding tax responsibilities, securing funding, and abiding by child labor laws are all essential aspects of ensuring that the business operates within the boundaries of the law. Parents, guardians, and mentors play a pivotal role in guiding young entrepreneurs through these legal considerations.

In conclusion, the landscape of entrepreneurship is evolving, and the opportunities for young entrepreneurs are boundless. Kids can indeed start successful small businesses, provided they have the right guidance, knowledge, and resources.

By nurturing their entrepreneurial spirit and supporting their endeavors, we can inspire the next generation of business leaders and innovators. These young entrepreneurs have the potential to not only shape their own futures but also make a positive impact on their communities and the world at large.

As we look ahead to the future, let us continue to encourage and empower our young entrepreneurs, providing them with the tools and knowledge they need to turn their dreams into reality. In doing so, we not only inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs but also contribute to a world where innovation and creativity know no age limits.

The journey of a young entrepreneur is not just about business; it’s about self-discovery, growth, and the limitless possibilities that lie ahead.

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16 Kids Business Ideas to Make Some Money (Good Kid Business Ideas)

By: Author Amanda L. Grossman

Posted on Last updated: January 8, 2024

16 kids business ideas to help your child start their entrepreneur journey.

When I think back to all the kids business ideas I had growing up, the only one I can remember doing anything with was the bean bag selling business I started with my best childhood friend.  

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It was a flop.

The materials cost more than we ever brought in. We had no customers (mostly because our only form of marketing was one yard sale). We gave up by the end of summer.

And yet, I still learned so much from that experience!

That’s because starting up a kid business and (attempting) to run it is much different than earning chore commissions, mowing someone’s lawn twice a month, or even babysitting.

Suddenly, kids need to think about:

  • Other people, and what they want and need
  • How to price something that they create, and how much people value it
  • Profit vs. cost of materials and time
  • How to tell people about their product (marketing – that thing my friend and I were not good at!)
  • Filling in a kid business plan template

Before we dive into the 16 kid business ideas, let’s talk about what makes a good business for your child to start.

What is a Good Business for a Kid to Start?

When choosing from the kid business ideas I’m about to share, consider a few things:

  • Seasonality : Does your child want a seasonal business, or one that can make money throughout the year? Choose a business idea that reflects that.
  • Capability Level : Are they capable of running this type of business, or is it something they’ll need training on?
  • Upfront Costs : Does the business idea cost a bunch of money upfront to get started in equipment, permits, materials, etc.? Is that something you guys can handle, or should they pick a lower-costing option instead?
  • Amount/Type of People Needed : Can they handle starting this business up with just themselves, or will they need a partner to help? Do they need a parent to run this business because certain parts of it require someone over the age of 18?
Psst: not exactly what you wanted to hear? Then you might want to check out my article on summer jobs for kids . Either option will teach your child priceless money lessons.

Kid Business Ideas

Making money through chores, allowances, mowing someone’s lawn, selling something at their school’s market day , etc. can really make a kid’s head spin trying to figure out even more ways to earn cash.

Check out this list of 16 good kid business ideas your child can use to start earning more!

Psst: looking more for a kid-business-in-a-box? Here’s some kid entrepreneur kits .

1. Pet Photography Business

People just love their pets. They want to get photos of their pets, and probably even photos of themselves interacting with them.

But is everyone willing to pay large sums to get professional photos done? Not really.

That’s where your child can come in – offer to photograph their pets and them playing with their pets for a fraction of the normal cost a professional photographer would charge.

2. Drop-Off Christmas Wrapping Service

My sister has always been good at wrapping gifts – from the time she was a tween onwards. She could’ve totally done this.

Me? Not so much.

Depending on if your child has a driver’s license/transportation or not, your child could both pick up and drop off wrapped Christmas gifts.

And if they don’t have a driver’s license? This is a great home-based business idea for kids – clients can drop off, then pick up a day or several hours later (depending on what you think is best).

Your kids could offer a few different varieties of wrapping paper designs for clients to choose from.

3. Worm Farming

One of the most unique home-based business ideas kids can do is to start a worm farm. Your child can sell the worms to bait shops, organic farmers, etc.

I even found this 12-year-old girl who started her own successful worm farm business .

4. Amusement Park Mother’s Helper Service

There are tons of Moms trying to take all of their kids (and keep them all happy + together) to amusement parks, splash pads, water parks, etc. in the summertime.

Trust me when I say – it can be exhausting!

Instead of being a “Mother’s Helper” at home, come up with a business model where your child goes to the recreational area WITH a mother and her family, and then help them with whatever she needs to keep everyone happy. Could be taking one kid on a ride while she takes a different kid on a ride. Or watching the other kids while she goes to the bathroom with her little one.

Psst: great thing about working for a mother? If she likes you, she’ll tell all her Mom friends. Referrals are a fantastic way to get more customers!

5. Youth Sports Team Uniform Washing

Can your child offer a service to wash uniforms for teams at your local laundromat? Not every team will bite, by any means. But some might.

6. Pressure Washing Houses

We actually hired a teen to pressure wash our home when we were getting ready to sell it last summer. He brought his own machine (you can also rent them – though you want to make sure you’ll still make a decent profit if you rent the equipment), and he made about $150!

7. Strawberry Business

Your child could really specialize in growing just one thing – to get really good at it – like strawberries, and selling them to your neighbors. My mother used to do this when she was a kid, and it’s how her family bought their new set of living room furniture!

Remember that this is seasonal work, so your child only has a certain timeframe to make money during the year from it (like, 1-3 months, depending on your climate, soil makeup, etc.).

Psst: if your child goes through with a business idea? Then you might want to check into some of these youth entrepreneurship awards and youth entrepreneur programs !

8. Birthday Party Assistant

Hosting a birthday party where other parents drop children off can quickly get overwhelming.

Your child can offer services that are part-babysitting, part-entertaining (you’ll use one of these business templates for kids to refine your idea) to mothers to help make their birthday parties go smoothly.

9. Rock Band

Has your child ever thought about starting a band? If they treat that band like a business from the beginning, then think about how much more likely it is that they’ll actually make some money.

In fact, all the bands on the radio and accepting awards at shows? They have business plans , and conduct themselves like a business instead of solely focusing on their music creation.

10. Decluttering/KonMari Pick-Ups

Sooooo many people want to declutter their homes: their garage, their living rooms, their basements, their closets, etc.

Offer a service where your child schedules pick-ups of donations, trash, and things to sell at any number of places (online, or offline). They could offer profit-sharing with what they sell, OR, they could make that the “payment” for picking up sellable items.

Up to you guys!

11. AirBnB Cleaning Service

Lots of people around the U.S. now rent out their guest house, guest room, home, etc. for several weeks or more throughout the year – kind of like a hotel – and could maybe use help with a cleaning service in-between bookings.

12. Vending Machine Business

If your child has a bit of money upfront to buy a vending machine (you can get used ones, like the girls in the video did), stuff it full of candy, and find vendors to allow their vending machine in their shop. A great start to creating a vending machine business.

Here’s a story about a 10-year old entrepreneur who started his own vending machine business.

13. Subscription Box Service

Subscription boxes for kids , teens, adults, and even pets are pretty big right now. You can help your child create their own subscription service as an online business for kids. Here’s how one woman got started with hers.

Psst: here’s my review of the Teen Entrepreneur Toolbox , which guides teens (and parents) through the teen start-up process.

14. Tech Classes for Seniors

Can your child get a group of interested seniors together for classes on things like using FaceTime, setting up Facebook, updating their Facebook page, setting up their favorite apps on their smartphone, and other things they might not know how to do (but your child excels at)?

15. Plan Kid Parties for Parents

Your child could get their feet wet with party planning by helping mothers and parents plan parties. Think about different milestones the average kid reaches, such as the 16 th Birthday, the 1 st Birthday, graduations, baptisms, etc.

Start with this free Kid Party Planner .

16. Etsy Digital Printable Business

Here’s a free guide on how to start selling printables on Etsy . Could be a fun project kids do to learn some graphic design and work with their parents!

Which of these kids business idea are you most excited about trying out? Hit me up in the comments below!

Also, here are 22 other things for kids to make and sell .

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50 Creative Kidpreneur Ideas: A Guide to Kid’s Businesses

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When it comes to kidpreneur ideas,  parents encourage their kids to pursue business ideas and new ways to make money on their own, the benefits to the child extend far beyond financial. When we support our kids in their business ventures and help them bring their kidpreneur visions to life, they will learn critical life skills that will positively impact their mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

With a little help from their parents, there are countless ways for children to become kidpreneurs by putting their skills and talents to good use. The key is to look past traditional ideas, target a niche market, and focus on areas where the child can best apply themselves. When you capitalize on your child’s excitement, curiosity, and unique perspectives, you can boost the confidence necessary for their business concepts to shine.  

Starting your own business can be challenging, especially for kids, but the rewards are boundless. This article will outline 50 creative, accessible business kidpreneur ideas, perfect for children of all ages, to help jump-start the process for you and your kids.

Creative Kidpreneur Ideas for Active Kids Who Love the Great Outdoors

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Kidpreneur Ideas #1: Practice Coach

Does your child have athletic skills?

A coaching business is the perfect after-school or weekend job for an athletic child.

From cheerleading and gymnastics to football and baseball, if your child is skilful in their sport, coaching other kids may be the best way to bring out their inner kidpreneur ideas.

However, being a practice coach doesn’t require perfect kidpreneur ideas. Having someone around to catch, shoot hoops, practice moves, and offer encouragement can be invaluable for kids and their parents.

Kidpreneur Ideas #2: RV, Camper, or Cabin Cleaning Service

Because the use of recreational vehicles and spaces is seasonal, people are often looking for someone to help them clean and freshen recreational vehicles, campers, and cabins that have been vacant during the off-season.

In addition to advertising your cleaning service in and around the community, RV and camper supply/repair stores are also a great place to advertise this service.

Kidpreneur Ideas #3: Yard Maintenance Service

It doesn’t matter which part of the country you live in; yard maintenance is big business.

People are always looking for someone to mow their lawns, rake their leaves, shovel snow, pull weeds, and tend to their plants.

A yard maintenance service is one of the perfect kidpreneur ideas for children who have a strong work ethic. It is the type of business where a kid can quickly build a solid reputation and gain a steady customer base.

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Kidpreneur Idea #4: Laundry Services

Doing the laundry isn’t just for allowances anymore.

Believe it or not, there is a great demand for laundry services these days, as many hired housekeepers do not offer laundry services. Kidpreneurs can capitalize on this need with wash and fold services.

Laundry services can be offered on-site, in the customer’s home, or kids can make pick up/delivery part of the service, depending on their age/situation.

Kidpreneur Idea #5: Lifeguard Services

A lifeguard business is perfect for older kids!

A lifeguard certification opens up many opportunities for kids to get a job at local water parks, community centers, and beaches. However, it can also be useful for a kidpreneur looking to start their own business based on kidpreneur ideas.

Lifeguards are in high demand for pool parties or as swim sitters to keep an eye on kids while they swim at home. Kids can take it a step further by offering swim instruction as well.

Creative Kidpreneur Ideas for Tech-Savvy Children

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Kidpreneur Idea #6: Web Design and Development Services

Many gig-type opportunities are available in graphic design, website design, photography, and video creation for children with creative and technical web skills.

While you can often find many job opportunities posted online, many small business owners in your community could benefit from these services. With a little effort, a kidpreneur who offers web services locally can grow their customer base pretty quickly.

Kidpreneur Idea #7: Technical Support Services

Because technology is always evolving and becoming increasingly complex, there’s a growing demand for tech support services.

If your childs kidpreneur ideas have the legs to stand on, they can always   start a business   that offers equipment or internet setup services, smartphone navigation, Internet or streaming services, and other related assistance.

A perfect target audience for this type of service would be seniors in your community.

Kidpreneur Idea #8: Social Media Influencing

Kids with certain expertise or a level of credibility in a particular niche, and a decent social media following, may consider taking things to the next level by becoming social media influencers.  

Countless kidpreneurs are making money by promoting and advertising products and services for companies around the globe through kidpreneur business ideas.

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Kidpreneur Idea #9: Social Media Management Services

Businesses need to be using social media if they want to be successful. That’s because, these days, everyone uses social media.

Social media-savvy kidpreneurs can make a killing managing social media channels, creating posts, and boosting engagement for kids businesses in their community.

Kidpreneur Idea #10: Tech Research Services

The pool of new products and technological advances continues to grow daily. As a result, many folks are looking for people who can provide in-depth research and recommendations before investing in a new product or service.

A great kidpreneur idea for children interested in the latest technologies and services is to start a business where they provide research to their customers by reading reviews and comparing products like video game systems, smartphones, laptops, cameras, and more.

Creative Kidpreneur Ideas for Kind, Caring Kids

Kidpreneur idea #11: crafting for causes.

Is your child crafty?

An ideal kidpreneur idea for children that knit, sew, felt, or crochet is to create handcrafted items and accessories which can be sold for profit. Items may include pet toys, stuffed animals, blankets, and more.

A great way to drum up business is for crafty kidpreneurs to donate a portion of all their proceeds to a favorite charitable organization or can ask customers to sponsor items, which can be donated to local children’s hospitals or homeless shelters.

Kidpreneur Idea #12: Childcare Services

Not only is this a traditional kidpreneur service, but it is also the most popular and most sought-after. Any kidpreneur considering starting a childcare business must recognize they will be entering a cut-throat market.

One great way for your kidpreneur ideas to set themselves apart from the competition is to get CPR certified, take babysitting/childcare classes, and then advertise those assets for greater appeal.

Petcare Services

Kidpreneur Idea #13: Petcare Services

Petcare services are yet another popular and profitable option for kidpreneurs, which means that the competition will likely be fierce. The good news is that every pet owner needs a helping hand at some point or another.

Services can include dog walking, pet washing, aquarium or cage cleaning, and taking care of pets while their owners are away. Getting creative with the services offered can help your kid’s pet service stand out.

Kidpreneur Idea #14: Elder Care Services

Most communities have a critical need for elder care.

Whether running general errands, picking up prescriptions, accompanying the elderly to appointments, cleaning, cooking, or simply being a trusted companion, elder care services are great ideas for kidpreneur businesses.

Kidpreneur Idea #15: Community Assistant

Like elder care, savvy kidpreneurs can start their own business as community assistants or helpers.

Local nonprofits always look for individuals to help with daily work and long-term projects. While much of this work targets volunteers, many nonprofits are willing to pay for these services.

Your community assistant business can offer services like organizing shelves at local food pantries, cleaning kennels at local animal shelters, leading camp programs, and serving food at shelters.

Creative Kidpreneur Ideas for the Budding Chef

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Kidpreneur Idea #16: Cookbook Author

Let’s face it; everyone loves a great cookbook. If your child has a natural talent for creative cooking, they can publish their own cookbook using their own tried and true recipes.

These days, self-publishing is easier than ever, and many websites make designing, printing, and marketing your very own publications simple and straightforward.

Kidpreneurs can sell their cookbooks online or locally, at community, school, or church functions.

Before publishing their own cookbook, young chefs can get their feet wet with their own YouTube channel or food blog and submit recipes to books and magazines for compensation.

Kidpreneur Idea #17: Professional Meal Planner and Food Shopper

For most people, the most challenging part of dinnertime is planning.

For driving-aged kidpreneurs, a meal planner and shopper can be the perfect business idea for kids to fill a widely underserved need.  Offer to create meal plans for busy families and shop for ingredients at the local grocery store.

Kidpreneur Idea #18: Community Chef

Similar to the professional meal planner, food shopper, or community assistant, a great kidpreneur idea is a community chef business that allows kids to combine their awesome cooking skills with lending a hand to those who need it.

Cooking meals for parties, busy parents, elderly neighbors, or neighborhood kids can be invaluable to your community.

Kidpreneur Idea #19: A Meal Train Delivery Service

A meal train is usually organized by a group that puts together a meal delivery service centered around a significant life event, such as a birth, a sickness/hospitalization, or a death). Although many Internet sites are dedicated to meal train organizing, the logistics of getting meals to a recipient often deter most people.

A creative kidpreneur with a driver’s license can act as a pick up/drop off person for local meal trains. They can even take it a step further by becoming a meal train organizer.

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Kidpreneur Idea #20: Meal Tester

There are lots of companies that will pay good money for kids to taste test food products.

If your kid is brave and loves trying new things, let them put their taste buds to the test for a little extra cash.

Creative Kidpreneur Ideas for Creative Minded Kids

Kidpreneur idea #21: baloon artist or face painter.

No party would be complete without a face painter or balloon artist!

Youtube and other Internet resources offer great DIY training techniques for kidpreneurs to learn the basics of balloon artistry and face painting, making a great foundation for a business that features these popular party services.

Kidpreneur Idea #22: Heartfelt Artistry

A great way for creative kidpreneurs to put their art skills to good use is by designing and creating postcards and/or greeting cards.

Whether you use inspirational photos you’ve taken or your own drawings, it is easy to design and produce cards online with the many affordable printing services that are out there. You can sell your cards online or have them printed so you can sell them locally.

Kidpreneur Idea #23: Copywriting and Editing

People are always hiring talented writers, even kids!

Kids with strong writing skills and great grammar can easily turn those skills into money makers with copywriting services for businesses, students who need essay writing help, or writers who need editing assistance.

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Kidpreneur Idea #24: Holiday Services

There are many great money-making opportunities for kids associated with the holiday season.

Seasonal services like holiday decorating, gift wrapping, baking, and wreath making, are just a few of the great ideas that can be part of a holiday service business. Be sure to advertise your new company far in advance to maximize your profits.

Kidpreneur Idea #25: Bath and Body Work

One of the hottest DIY trends right now is the creation of natural body and bath products.

If your child has a knack for creating environmentally friendly soaps, natural fragrances, hair products, deodorants, and cosmetics, they can potentially experience significant success using those skills to start their own business and sell those products online or in person.

Creative Kidpreneur Ideas for Any Kid

Kidpreneur idea #26: errand runner.

Busy professionals and parents, especially parents with young children, have difficulty running errands in a timely fashion. Often, important tasks are set aside for other priorities.

Kidpreneurs with driver’s licenses or those who live in walkable, urban centers can find significant success with an errand running business.

Kidpreneur Idea #27: Packaging and Shipping Assistant

Plenty of small and home-based business owners spend a lot of time packing and shipping products to their customers. A trustworthy kid can make their job easier by taking over this task.

A packaging and shipping assistant can help by packaging orders, taking product inventory, labeling packages, and shipping prep. They can bring the packages to the post office if they are old enough to drive.

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Kidpreneur Idea #28: Car Washing Service

A car washing service has been a popular kidpreneur idea for decades because it is the perfect job for kids and provides a service every car owner needs.

One way for creative kidpreneurs to upsell their car washing service clients is to offer detailing services, like cleaning interiors and vacuuming.

Kidpreneur Idea #29: DJ Services

Is your kid a music fanatic? Do they have an ear for music? Maybe they make killer Spotify playlists. If this sounds like your budding kidpreneur, they could make money working as a DJ at events, parties, and fundraisers.

All it takes is an initial investment into some good audio equipment and microphones to get started. Your young DJ can take it to the next level with a karaoke machine.

Kidpreneur Idea #30: Online Reseller

A great way for kids, especially younger kids, to learn more about business and commerce is to sell gently used toys, clothing, and other household items online. These days, plenty of websites and apps that make reselling easier than ever.

Once they get the hang of it, kidpreneurs can kick it up a notch by going to garage and yard sales to purchase items they can resell online.

Kidpreneur Idea #31: Christmas Tree Disposal Service

A Christmas tree disposal service is a great seasonal business for children who drive or with parents willing to partner up with them for the company. Of course, you will need a big enough vehicle for tree hauling, but it is a great way to make some cash around the holiday season.

Kidpreneur Idea #32: Home or Office Organizing Services

Is your child detailed-oriented and well-organized? If so, they may be the perfect candidate for a home organization service.

Kidpreneurs with this type of business can offer to declutter and organize for people who need their garages, cabinets, drawers, closets, kitchens, and offices organized. If the child does a good job, satisfied customers will likely be happy to recommend the service to others.

Kidpreneur Idea #33: Hot Beverage Stand Owner

Although Lemonade and Iced Tea stands are common, a great kidpreneur idea for the cold winter months is selling hot beverages, like hot tea and/or cocoa. Just like lemonade in the summer months, the beverage kidpreneur can set up shop in their local park, neighborhood, or at a community event.

Use a thermos to keep the beverages nice and hot, and add baked goods to the menu to up your game.

Kidpreneur Idea #34: Stone Rings

Creating unique jewelry pieces from nature is fun, easy, and a creative way to make money.

Stone rings are easy to make using adjustable ring blanks, jewelry glue, and pretty rocks, geodes, or minerals, which can be found anywhere in nature. The beautiful creations you make with these found stones can be sold online or at local events and marketplaces.

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Kidpreneur Idea #35: Party Planning and Party Coordinating Service

Creative, resourceful, and friendly kids can manage party planning and coordination successfully.

From choosing party themes and decorations to setting up the parties and party clean-up, there are many party planning opportunities for kidpreneurs interested in this sort of business.

Kidpreneur Idea #36: Trash and Clean-Up Services

A business that can be an extension of a party planning/coordinating service or as a standalone company is a trash and clean-up service.

It’s a dirty job and not a lot of fun, but being paid to be on trash duty following an event or party is a great way for kidpreneurs to earn cash. Residents may even pay kidpreneurs for curbside pick-up in local neighborhoods in some areas.

Kidpreneur Idea #37: Fresh Fruit Stand

This twist on the traditional beverage stand is yet another great kidpreneur idea. If you have a fruit tree that produces more fruit than you and your family can use, kids can use the extra fruit and sell it at a neighborhood stand.

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Kidpreneur Idea #38: Nail or Makeup Artist Business

YouTube has so many great DIY tutorials about nail and makeup artistry that many kids are honing their skills in amazing ways.

With your makeup or nail business, you can offer your services locally to anyone getting ready for a photo shoot, party, special event, dance, or prom.

Kidpreneur Idea #39: Window Cleaning Services

Most people don’t have the patience or time to clean the windows in their homes or small businesses, but clean windows can make a difference.

All it takes for a kidpreneur to run a successful window cleaning service is a squeegee, window cleaner, and rags. Chances are, plenty of folks in your community will appreciate your services.

Kidpreneur Idea #40: Personal Shopper Services

Is your kid a fashionista?

Young fashionistas can harness their creative fashion skills and help folks who need makeovers or shopping assistance.

From helping peers with makeovers to assisting adults in finding a nice new outfit for a special event or occasion or simply as a wardrobe refresher, many people utilize personal shoppers.

Kidpreneur Idea #41: Digital Photo Scanning Services

Many folks have boxes of photographs that they would love to have digitized but don’t know how or have the means to do so.

Potential kidpreneurs who are tech-savvy and have their own digital scanner can really clean up by offering this incredibly useful service. A great upsell related to this business could be the creation of a slideshow for the photos that are digitized.

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Kidpreneur Idea #42: Homegrown Produce Service

If your child loves gardening, a great kidpreneur idea is to sell and grow herbs or produce to sell to neighbors or at local markets. Similarly, selling and delivering farm-fresh eggs is great if your family has chickens.

Kidpreneur Idea #43: Apron Design Service

Kids who love sewing and have a keen fashion sense can try crafting aprons and selling them online or at local craft fairs and events.

Cooks love aprons, especially if they are fun and unique. Aprons make great gifts, so you should have no problem selling them, especially since they make great gifts for family members.

Kidpreneur Idea #44: Snow Shoveling Services

Often, the best way to earn money is to capitalize on opportunities such as inclement weather.

If you are a kidpreneur living in an area prone to snowfall, you can bundle up and start offering snow shoveling services. That could entail shoveling sidewalks, walkways, and driveways, and even cleaning snow off of cars in your neighborhood and beyond.

Kidpreneur Idea #45: Art Instruction Services

Budding young artists often look for guides and mentors that can help them hone their art skills.

If your kidpreneur has a particular artistic talent, they can start a business that offers in-home lessons or host art parties and charge a fee.

Kidpreneur Idea #46: Pedicure Services

Everyone loves relaxing pedicures and foot massages, which is why it can become a great business opportunity for a kidpreneur.

Pedicure services are great for slumber parties and party packages. However, kidpreneurs offering pedicure services must follow proper safety protocols.

Kidpreneur Idea #47: Acting Coach Services or Acting Classes

Does your kidpreneur have a larger-than-life personality and good acting skills?

There may be a high demand, particularly among their peers, for sharing tricks and tips. For kidpreneurs that are good at improvisation, hosting improv events and parties are an excellent way to make some quick cash and advertise your services by keeping folks laughing and engaged.

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Kidpreneur Idea #48: Viral Dance Teacher

Every day it seems that a new dance move goes viral and starts making the rounds online. Kidpreneurs can take advantage of this trend and earn money  by teaching  those viral dances in private lessons or in a group setting.

Kidpreneur Idea #49: Social Media Graphic Designer

Local businesses that need eye-catching graphics to post on their social media pages often look for graphic designers who can offer those services.

If your kidpreneur is good at graphic design, they can advertise their services with a portfolio of samples and offer monthly packages to corner the market.

Kidpreneur Idea #50: School Photo Services

Are you a young photographer looking to find a way to sell your services? A great kidpreneur idea is offering school photography packages.

Not every family wants to pay for expensive, standard school photos, but they may be willing to cough over a bit less for simple digital pictures of their kid. The best time for kidpreneur photographers to advertise their service is on the first or last day of school, in addition to traditional school photo season.

Portrait photography is a big business, so if you have the skill, you can find your niche and start a photo service.

Kidpreneur ideas assist in exploring children’s talents and skills in order to build a bright future for them.

Kidpreneur idea takeaways.

These are just a small sample of kidpreneur ideas you can use to jump-start your kid-based business.

You can run with one of these ideas or use it as a basis to find some new creative twist.

Remember, the secret to a successful business is to offer a product or service that is truly unique.

So get out there and let your inner kidpreneur shine!

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51 Small Business Ideas for Kids

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Starting a business is an incredible opportunity for children to not only earn income but also learn valuable life skills.

And when it comes to entrepreneurship, kids these days have far more options than the lemonade stand of old.

As a parent, be sure to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit of your child based on their strengths, knowledge, preferences, and even artistic inclinations.

Check It Out: Once your child starts earning money, he or she can start contributing to a Roth IRA.  Here’s how.

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1. Candy Business

Anything bought in bulk can be sold for a profit, and reselling merchandise will teach children about price calculation, marketing strategies, and communication skills.

Given that it’s easy to find affordable bulk candy packages, a candy business can be a great opportunity for children to resell their favorite treats to their schoolmates or neighbors.

Peter Koch over at Dollar Sanity actually got his first taste of entrepreneurship from his childhood candy business .

Child actors are sought for commercials, clips, documentaries, movies, and even voiceovers.

If your kid has the talent and the stage presence, you may want to consider the idea.

Television acting can pay really well and you can save the money for an investment in your child’s future.

3. Lemonade Stand

While the lemonade stand has turned into somewhat of a cliché in the world of small business ideas for kids, it’s still a great choice for youngsters.

Good to Know: A little bit of help from an adult will be required in terms of getting permits and developing the right lemonade recipes. Retail skills and customer service play a key role in business development, which is why acquiring such skills in childhood can be great.

4. Illustration Services

Many authors of children’s books are actually looking for illustrations created by kids.

There are also various international contests that drawings can be submitted to.

These contests offer various types of prizes,  from cash to scholarships and even international travel opportunities.

Winning one of these contests could open doors to more lucrative opportunities for your child.

5. Mowing Lawns

As far as business ideas for kids go, this is another classic. Mowing neighborhood lawns is a great choice for the summer.

Help your child determine what the charge is going to be and whether they’d be offering additional services — gardening, leaf raking, an outdoor cleanup, etc.

6. Pet Care

Pet sitting, dog walking, and other jobs involving animals are both fantastic business ideas for kids.

Taking care of another living being can teach children a lot about responsibility.

As with other service businesses on this list, work with your young one to determine and price out their menu of services.

Some of the tasks that kids could handle include pet sitting, walking, cleanup after pets, pet bathing and grooming, and even pet training (kids who have their own pets will already know how to do that).

Who knows?  Your child’s love for serving animals could result in a lifelong career interest .

7. Selling Used Books

Does your household have a bit too many children books?

Chances are, you and your children will only care about keeping the ones that have sentimental value with the majority ending up donated at some point.

So rather than give these books to Goodwill or the Salvation Army for them to sell at 100% profit margins, why not encourage your children to make money selling them?

Of course, as your kids grow older, they can expand their enterprise used textbooks or study guides.  The demand for these is very high because more and more students are opting to purchase textbooks used rather than buying them now.

8. Blogging

Kids that like to write and create multimedia can be particularly successful in the online realm.

The topic should be something your child is interested in — but also something many other people are interested in as well.

Definitely encourage your child’s zanier creative outlets, but be realistic with them when it comes to starting a business and doing a market analysis.

Placing ads on a blog is a good choice for income generation because of the simplicity and the reward children will grow in the end.

As they grow older and their audience expands, alternative monetization possibilities such as affiliate marketing can be sought.

9. Babysitting

The best business ideas for kids to make money will solve a problem that adults may have, and all parents of young children need babysitting every now and then.

Of course, a babysitter will be responsible for taking care of other little humans, so it’s probably best to carefully evaluate your child’s maturity before signing off on their next babysitting gig.

10. Doing Chores

There could be a set fee being paid to youngsters for handling specific tasks — laundry, sorting clothes, doing backyard work, cooking a family meal, etc.

Keep in mind you should not pay kids for responsibilities like maintaining their room clean. If you do, you’ll teach them that they shouldn’t handle such tasks unless a payment is provided.

11. Tutoring

Children who excel academically in one subject or another could provide tutoring services to their classmates.

As already mentioned, solid small business ideas for kids are based on their strengths and knowledge.

12. Doing Online Surveys

Some prominent online survey websites are available to individuals aged 13 and up.

Teens can earn some extra cash by completing paid surveys.

Note that the payouts are relatively low but the surveys take only minutes to complete. In time, the amount can easily add up.

Survey Junkie is a survey site that allows teengers to sign up.

13. Shoveling Snow

While gardening is a suitable kid’s business idea for the summer, shoveling snow is a great alternative for the winter. You can help your kids promote their services by designing flyers together and distributing those in the neighborhood. Soon, neighbors will learn about the availability of such assistance and the phone calls will start coming in.

14. Newspaper Delivery

While we love innovative entrepreneurial ideas, we also enjoy the classics in terms of business ideas for kids. Newspaper delivery is definitely a childhood occupation and one of the first job-related experiences that many adults have had.

Good to Know: Doing the job is great because it will necessitate approximately 30 minutes to one hour of involvement per day.

Advantage: Holding such a job at a young age teaches responsibility, discipline, and effective time management. Collecting fees door to door in the end of the month is the sweetest part of the entire experience.

15. Making Basic Jewelry

Most kids collect seashells, snail shells, pebbles or minerals. These collections can easily be monetized. Crafty children can start making their own jewelry that they’ll get to sell to other kids or to neighbors. Eventually, a website can be created for the purpose of selling jewelry online and reaching a larger audience.

16. House Sitting

Because of the responsibility involved, this business idea for kids is best for teenagers. It may be wise to start with the houses of family members and close friends. House sitting is relatively easy but some discipline will be required to handle all tasks.

Good to Know: A few of the issues teens will have to deal with include basic cleanup, watering plants, taking care of the garden, bringing in mail, and eventually – taking care of pets.

17. Social Media Management

As far as small business ideas for kids go, this is a great choice for tech-savvy teenagers. Social media management is natural for those who have grown up on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. There could be various local businesses interested in reaching a more youthful audience. As a result, such companies wouldn’t mind partnering up with a teenage digital wizard.

Pro Tip: It’s a good idea to learn a bit more about Facebook monetization and digital marketing before doing job pitches.

18. Helping Seniors

Charging a small amount to help seniors in the neighborhood is another great idea for youngsters. Older people may need assistance with grocery shopping, meal prep, small everyday chores, walking around, and cleaning their house.

Good to Know: Some of them could even be looking for someone to read them or take them out for a walk. The job is great because it teaches children to care for others, build lasting relationships, and anticipate the needs of those who may experience certain kinds of limitations.

19. Pool Cleaning

A sub-division of backyard maintenance, pool cleaning is a perfect summer job for kids.

20. Video Creation

Video clips can easily be monetized. We’ve already talked about making money watching videos and this is another great opportunity. Children who can work on animated clips, shorts documentaries, funny clips or how-to guides can easily monetize those.

Pro Tip: YouTube video creators can earn a lot and the creation of a channel can eventually turn into a nice passive income generation option.

21. T-Shirt Design

Artistic children can design clothing items and sell those for cash.

You can learn more about how to make money selling t-shirts online here.

22. Podcasting

As far as viable digital business ideas for kids go, podcasting ranks among the greatest opportunities. There are a few technical aspects an adult may need to handle. In fact, podcasting can quickly turn into a fun activity for the entire family that comes with the added bonus of income generation.

23. Balloon Artist

Balloon artists are often invited to events, birthdays and special family occasions. Kids who are skilled may print out flyers, distribute those in the neighborhood, and get invited as entertainers to neighborhood events.

24. Magician

Continuing from the previous idea, those who are skilled illusionists can also pursue an entertainment job in the local neighborhood.

25. Gift Wrapping Service Provider

This option ranks among the best seasonal small business ideas for kids. The holidays result in added stress for many families.

Good to Know: Hiring a little helper to handle a tedious aspect of Christmas preparation will free up a lot of time for other activities. Hence, the demand for gift wrapping service operators is going to be high during December.

We have a range of additional Christmas income generation ideas you can explore here.

26. Musician

A continuation of the entertainment theme, children who are musically-inclined can offer services at local celebrations and earn money.

27. Baked Goods Maker

Many kids exhibit exceptional culinary talents. Those who like to bake have a great business concept to explore. Baked goods can be sold locally or they could be sold online.

Pro Tip: The key here is to shop smart and help your children develop a brand (for example, through colorful packaging) that stands out.

28. Greeting Card Maker

Drawing talent can be monetized in several ways. Apart from selling their illustrations, children can start their own line of greeting cards.

Good to Know: Great business ideas for kids can focus on service provision or product development (or both). Greeting cards can be sold within the local community or you can explore online platforms for the purpose.

29. Gift Basket Creator and Deliverer

Does your child have a special gift basket idea? Help them bring the concept to fruition. Making gift baskets and providing delivery services can result in some nice income generation at an early age.

Here are a few additional great hobby ideas that can generate money.

30. Recyclable Material Collection

Collecting recyclable materials teaches children about being environmentally-responsible and about earning an income at the same time. The collection of recyclable materials in the neighborhood can be monetized when these are taken to a recycling center.

Good to Know: Not only is this a great business idea for kids, it also increases activity levels and can turn into a family bonding experience.

31. Selling Items on eBay

Holding on to items that are no longer needed can result in tons of clutter and mess. Ask your kids to sort through their belonging and identify the ones they no longer want. Knowing these items can earn them money will act as an additional source of motivation.

Good to Know: Selling on eBay  will teach children entrepreneurial skills, marketing, and effective communication with potential customers.

32. Car Washing

The range of neighborhood service business ideas for kids is immense. Car washing in the summer is a quick and easy activity. Help your kids determine how much they’re going to charge and what the best marketing method for their services is.

33. Computer and Gadget Repair

Computer repair is a job idea for teens but some younger kids are actual tech geniuses who can complete the task successfully. Many adults struggle with computers, gadgets, and wearable tech that has stopped working.

Pro Tip: If your child has sufficient hardware knowledge, a successful repair business can be set up at home.

34. Party Decoration and Planning Assistance

Who doesn’t love working on party planning? Often, families run out of time when planning birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions.

Good to Know: Children can help with venue decoration, table set up, music selection and even greeting arriving guests while adults handle more strategic aspects of the process.

35. House Painting

There’s no need for additional explanation, as far as this small business idea for kids, is there?

36. Video Game Live Streaming

Yes, you can get paid to play video games . Kids who love the video game experience could do live streams and upload those to YouTube or other platforms.

Pro Tip: Entertaining and strategic video gaming is a popular genre. Many will be interested in watching such videos and advertising monetization opportunities will be easy to pursue.

One thing to keep in mind is that gaming can quickly become addictive. Come up with a daily schedule that results in more balanced everyday activities that include sports and sufficient outdoor time.

37. A Local Food Growing Business

Starting a vegetable garden in your backyard will teach children a lot about food production. On top of that, the produce can be sold locally.

Pro Tip: It doesn’t take a lot to start a garden – you’ll need some seeds and fertilizer. If you’re looking for minimum investment small business ideas for kids that can grow quickly, this one would be a great choice.

38. Advertising Space Seller

Is your child known for riding their bike around town? The two of you can easily turn a favorite activity in a viable business concept. Offer mobile advertising space for sale to local companies and service providers. Depending on your approach and strategy, you can quickly win a sufficient number of loyal customers.

39. Organizing Puppet Shows

A kid can put on a puppet show for the neighbors and earn money. Performance art passion is relatively easy to monetize, especially if your child is talented. Entertainment opportunities will always attract crowds, especially when they’re properly advertised.

40. Music Lessons

Apart from playing music at events, talented children can also start a music lessons business. If you do a bit of online search, you’ll come across dozens of such stories. Some children make 20 dollars per hour and even more teaching others to play the piano, guitar, violin, and various other instruments.

41. Writing Books

Numerous kids become published authors at a tender age. Children benefit from their limitless imagination and the fact that they haven’t become accustomed to social conventions. Encourage your child to continue writing and seek expert opinion on the quality of the work.

Good to Know: Self-publishing eBooks ranks among the best online business ideas and you can easily turn your child’s talent into a family venture.

42. Device Set Up

What happens when the nice senior lady living next door gets a new computer? She’ll probably ask for set up and installation assistance. Many children are naturally talented in the technical realm. Such children can start a device set up business.

Good to Know: Depending on the size of the local community and the age of the residents, the idea can expand into a solid business quickly.

43. A Photography Business

Photo creation for money ranks among the best small business ideas for kids. The easiest way to get started is to sell licensed photographs via stock image portals. A larger portfolio of images will quickly turn into a great passive income generation option.

44. Garage Sales

How many items do you have collecting dust around the house? Put your child in charge of organizing a garage sale. Garage sales provide business ideas for kids to make money and they also result in a much more pleasant living environment.

45. A Cleaning Business

This small business idea for kids is similar to doing chores but it can be turned into a niche venture.

Obtain environment-friendly cleaning supplies and advertise your green cleaning company in the neighborhood.

46. Moving Assistant

Helping someone pack their belongings and move can be expanded into a childhood business. Moving can be both stressful and costly. This is why many families seek affordable moving solution s. The key to growing this business idea is intense neighborhood networking.

47. Post-Construction Cleanup

On a similar note, home renovations and construction leave a massive mess behind. Few people have the time and the desire to deal with the chaos. Thus, a wonderful kid business niche emerges.

48. Selling Homemade Jam

This is a continuation of the baked goods opportunity and it works in the exact same way.

49. A Knitting Business

Handmade accessories and clothes like scarves, hats, gloves, jumpers, and cardigans are in high demand.

Kids who love knitting are at an advantage – they are already excelling in the creation of items that can be sold.

Knitted items and clothes can easily be sold online for cash.

50. Handcrafted Wedding Invitation Business

Young artists and those who enjoy calligraphy can start a budget-friendly wedding invitation business that financially-pressed couples will favor over other solutions.

51. Non-Profit Work

Sometimes, business ideas for kids don’t have to be focused on monetization. Non-profit work teaches children about values and idealism.

Good to Know: If there’s a cause your child is passionate about, you should encourage volunteer work.

Such type of work is beneficial in several ways – it results in a high level of satisfaction, it looks good on a resume, and it can make a range of educational opportunities available in the future.

A Few Final Essentials to Keep in Mind

Small business ideas for kids can be monetized easily, as long as you’re pursuing the right concept.

While considering the best activity to turn into a business is essential, you’ll have to keep a few practical essentials in mind.

The Internal Revenue Service requires all tax payers to file a tax return and pay their taxes, regardless of age.

Here’s some more information on filing tax returns for minor children .

  • If you ignore this essential because the sum is a relatively small one, you may face stiff penalties in the future.
  • It’s also a good idea to calculate the business starting expenses in advance.
  • You may have to invest in some equipment, a website, and advertising materials like flyers.
  • Show your child how budgeting works to teach them financial responsibility at an early age.

Based on this information, kids will later on get to determine just how profitable their business is.

Finally, don’t forget to have fun.

Bonus Tip: Small business ideas for kids should be more focused on the acquisition of skills and the pursuing of a passion than on money. Turn the project into an enjoyable activity for the entire family – amazing bonding opportunities will arise out of business concept development.

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Logan is a practicing CPA and founder of Choice Tax Relief and Money Done Right. After spending nearly a decade in the corporate world helping big businesses save money, he launched his blog with the goal of helping everyday Americans earn, save, and invest more money. Learn more about Logan.

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 Two young girls work together to make a rocket ship made out of arts and crafts items. The rocket has a red body with a pointed white cap on top and three dials on the side. A few stickers shaped like flowers, hearts, and stars are stuck to the side and top of the rocket. The rocket's boosters on the bottom look as if they're made from three plastic soda bottles with the tops cut off. Behind the girls are a dollhouse and a rocking chair holding a red-and-white blanket and a red pillow bearing the letter C in white. On the floor next to the girl are scissors, colored pencils, a piece of paper, a roll of tape, a glue stick, and a small wheeled machine that resembles a lunar rover.

Whether it’s tools that make parenting easier or toys to keep little ones entertained, there will always be a market for family- and kid-focused products and services. This market segment can be competitive, but it’s also incredibly creative. To find inspiration for your next business idea, look no further than these innovative businesses that serve parents and children.

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LoCoMoGo sells a toy train that teaches children coding through play. Kids as young as four can build their own tracks by using tape on the floor or drawing tracks on a sheet. The LoCoMotive will follow any track they create, with different cars responding to different colors. The LoCoMoGo App enables children to continuously solve challenges and unlock rewards. It entertains children all the way up to age 12, becoming more complex as they learn. This toy is currently raising funding on Indiegogo .

Cradlewise produces what it calls a “smart crib.” An all-in-one bassinet, crib, and baby monitor, this handy piece of furniture senses a baby’s sleep patterns. When a little one gets restless, the Cradlewise mimics the motion of a parent rocking or bouncing to lull the baby back to sleep. Plus, it comes with live video and an audio baby monitor to help new parents maximize their (and their child’s) rest.

Little Spoon

Little Spoon is here to make meal time easier, with meal delivery for babies and young children. This meal kit offers healthy, tasty food options for babies and toddlers, including organic, non-GMO baby food and nutritious finger foods. The meal service also offers smoothies and vitamin packs to help make sure growing families get everything they need to take on the day.

Tiny Earth Toys

Tiny Earth Toys offers a more sustainable way to entertain kids. Through this service, families can rent age-based, plastic-free toys and exchange them for new ones as the child ages. Tiny Earth Toys allows parents to exchange part of or an entire toy kit for a new set of toys every two months. The toys are plastic-free, open-ended, and Montessori-inspired — offering educational benefits on top of entertainment.

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Wonderschool

Wonderschool has been described as “ an Airbnb for daycare services .” The company enables experienced educators and childcare providers to run their own in-home daycare businesses for families in their communities. Providers are vetted through the service to meet health and safety standards defined by states. Wonderschool’s mission is to help provide high-quality, affordable child care to every family. They’re backed by investors like Goldman Sachs and Andreessen Horowitz.

Loog Guitars

Loog Guitars designs guitars for kids, making it fun and easy to get involved in music from a young age. Acoustic and electric guitars come with an app, flashcards, and lessons so kids can pick up the instrument easily. Loog guitars have three strings to make learning easier, faster, and less intimidating.

Bedtime Stories

This creative app helps parents tell great bedtime stories. Only, the app doesn’t just give you stories to read — you tell them in your own words . Each bedtime story includes an easy-to-remember summary of key points in the story, with an interactive “Storybuilder” tool that helps you create a narrative arc. Connect different stories in the app to create your own, with ethics and life lessons behind each storyline.

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22 Business Ideas For Kids

It’s not surprising to see entrepreneurial kids. After all, many successful entrepreneurs started making money at a young age. It’s often easy to spot enterprising teens. They’re the ones selling candies to their classmates or charging for a bit of tutoring.

If you’ve caught the entrepreneurial bug, there are many types of businesses you can start even if you’re still too young to vote! You could walk dogs, run errands, provide lawn care, make crafts and so much more . Check out our list of cool business ideas for kids to jumpstart your money-making journey.

1. Selling Candies

How to start a candy store

A kid interested in making and selling candy should first choose a simple candy recipe such as homemade lollipops or chocolate truffles and practice until they can create a consistent, tasty product.

It’s important to understand the basics of food safety, like always washing hands and maintaining a clean kitchen, to ensure the product is safe to consume. Ingredients and materials like sugar, flavorings, chocolate, molds, and wrappers for packaging will need to be bought.

Cost of production per candy piece should be calculated, including both the ingredients and the packaging materials. This will help set a reasonable selling price that covers the costs and provides profit.

Once the candy is ready, they can create a simple marketing plan. This could include selling the candy at local events, school functions, or online with the help of an adult. Always remember to take feedback and adjust the recipe and marketing strategy as needed.

2. Lemonade Stand

lemonade business idea

Creating a lemonade stand is a great idea to earn some money around the neighborhood. They’ll need lemons, sugar, water, and perhaps a special ingredient like fresh mint or a splash of strawberry juice for an interesting twist. Once the recipe is perfected, they need to create a stand. This could be as simple as a table in their front yard or a small booth at a local park, always remembering to get necessary permissions if required.

They’ll need a visible sign indicating they’re selling lemonade and the price per cup. Investing in some disposable cups, a pitcher, and perhaps a cooler to keep the lemonade chilled is important. Once ready, they can invite friends, family, and neighbors to buy their lemonade.

The key to success is a friendly smile and polite manners, as well as a refreshing lemonade, of course. After the selling day, it’s useful to count the earnings, subtract the costs, and understand the profit made.

This business exercise can be a great learning experience in entrepreneurship for kids.

3. Babysitting

How to start a babysitting business

Some children have the maturity to start babysitting as early as age 12 or 13. Others are better off waiting until they’re older teenagers. The first step is to acquire the necessary skills. These may include first aid or CPR certification and a basic understanding of child care. They should ensure they are mature and responsible enough to handle emergencies and can comfortably manage the children’s routines.

Once ready, they can start advertising their services to trusted neighbors, family friends, and through community groups, always making sure safety is a priority. They should establish a reasonable rate based on their skills and the average rates in their locality.

When they get a babysitting job, they must be professional, attentive, and engaging with the kids, providing activities to keep them entertained while also ensuring they are safe. Consistently doing a good job will lead to positive word-of-mouth referrals, expanding their client base and earning them more income.

Always remember to save and manage earnings wisely, using this opportunity to learn financial management skills.

4. Fruit Juice

How to start a juice bar business

A child looking to make money from selling juice can start by learning how to make a few popular and tasty juices, such as orange, apple, or a combination. They’ll need fresh fruits, a reliable juicer, and other materials like cups and straws. It’s crucial to ensure they’re practicing safe food handling procedures to guarantee a clean and healthy product.

After perfecting the recipes, they can create a stand, similar to a lemonade stand, at a suitable and visible location, like their front yard or local community events, with all necessary permissions.

A sign displaying what’s for sale and the price is essential for customers to know what’s on offer. When they are set up, they can invite friends, neighbors, and family to try their freshly squeezed juices.

The child needs to be friendly, welcoming, and always willing to serve with a smile. At the end of the selling day, they should calculate their earnings, subtract the costs, and understand their profits.

This simple business operation can not only earn them some money but also teach valuable entrepreneurial lessons.

5. Selling Greeting Cards

How to start a greeting card business

Selling greeting cards is one of the easiest business ideas for kids. They’ll need supplies like cardstock, pens, stickers, glitter, and anything else that can be used to make the cards special. By tailoring cards for various occasions like birthdays, holidays, or anniversaries, they can cater to a wide range of needs.

Once they have a collection of cards, they can start to sell them. Pricing should be reasonable, covering the cost of materials and providing a profit. They can sell their greeting cards to family, friends, and neighbors, or at local events like craft fairs or community gatherings.

Setting up an online store, with the help of an adult, can be a great way to reach a larger audience. The key to success in this venture is to maintain creativity, quality, and a unique touch in each card that cannot be found in mass-produced cards.

The child should be ready to take customer feedback and continuously refine their designs based on market demand. This business opportunity not only allows the child to earn money but also nurtures their artistic skills and entrepreneurship.

6. Art Gallery

How to start a art gallery

A kid can bring creativity to life and share it with the world through art. They first need to generate a collection of artwork, which can include drawings, paintings, sculptures, or other forms of art they enjoy creating.

Next, they’ll need a space to display their art. This could be a room in their house, a community center, or even an outdoor space like their backyard. They should arrange their artwork in a manner that’s appealing and showcases each piece effectively.

Once the gallery is ready, they can plan an “opening day” event. Invitations can be sent to friends, family, teachers, and neighbors to come and appreciate their art. They could consider selling some pieces, but the primary goal should be to share their passion and creativity with others.

Over time, they might even invite other young artists to exhibit their work, turning the gallery into a community endeavor. This activity not only fosters their love for art but also instills confidence, public speaking skills, and a sense of entrepreneurship.

7. Tutoring

How to start a tutoring business

A child can offer tutoring services by first identifying a subject they excel at and enjoy. It could be math, reading, writing, science, or even a hobby like playing a musical instrument. They should be confident enough in their knowledge to be able to explain concepts clearly to others.

The next step would be to determine the age and proficiency level of students they are comfortable teaching. Once ready, they can advertise their tutoring services, highlighting their expertise, teaching style, and rates. This could be done by word of mouth, posting on local community boards, or even online, with the assistance of an adult for safety.

They can start tutoring sessions at their home, online, or at a location convenient for both the tutor and student. Patience, understanding, and effective communication are vital for successful tutoring. They should also be prepared to tailor their teaching methods to different learning styles and needs. This activity not only helps the child earn some money but also enhances their knowledge and interpersonal skills.

8. Dog Walking

How to start a dog walking business

For a child who enjoys spending time with animals, dog walking can be a great way to earn money. The first step is to ensure they are comfortable handling dogs of different sizes and breeds and are aware of the basics of dog behavior and safety.

They should then reach out to neighbors, friends, and family who have dogs and may need assistance with walking them. Advertising can be done through word-of-mouth or fliers in local community spaces, always ensuring they have permission to post. A reasonable rate should be set, usually based on the length of the walk and the size of the dog.

The child should always be respectful of the dog owner’s instructions about leash usage, treats, and interactions with other dogs or people. Punctuality and reliability are key in maintaining trust with their clients.

Over time, providing consistent and caring service can lead to a positive reputation, more clients, and thus more income. This venture not only allows a child to earn some money but also promotes responsibility and a love for animals.

9. YouTube Channel

How to start a youtube business

To earn money from a YouTube channel, a kid should start by creating content they are passionate about and knowledgeable in. It could be anything from art tutorials to gaming commentary or educational videos.

They need to set up a YouTube channel and focus on producing high-quality and engaging videos consistently. Once they meet the eligibility requirements, they can apply to join the YouTube Partner Program and monetize their channel through ads. Additionally, they can explore other revenue streams such as sponsored content or brand partnerships, where they promote products or services in their videos.

Building a loyal audience is crucial, so they should actively promote their channel on social media, engage with viewers through comments, and collaborate with other YouTubers in their niche. It’s essential for kids to prioritize their safety online, including parental supervision, strict privacy settings, and adhering to YouTube’s guidelines for age-appropriate content.

Remember, success on YouTube takes time and dedication, but with consistent effort, quality content, and an understanding of their target audience, a kid can potentially earn money while pursuing their passion.

10. Sell Cookies

How to start a cookie business

A young aspiring chef can start learning to cook by following simple recipes, perhaps from a kid-friendly cookbook or an online tutorial. They should experiment with flavors, textures, and decorations to create a variety of cookies that appeal to different tastes. Once they have their recipes ready, they can package their cookies attractively in individual bags or boxes.

Setting a reasonable price per cookie or per package is important to cover the cost of ingredients and packaging while providing a profit. They can then market their cookies to family, friends, neighbors, and even at local events or community gatherings. Advertising through word-of-mouth, social media, or by distributing flyers can help spread the word.

It’s important for the child to maintain hygiene and food safety standards while baking and packaging the cookies. They should also consider offering special promotions or seasonal cookie assortments to attract more customers.

As they gain experience and receive feedback, they can continue refining their recipes and expanding their customer base. This entrepreneurial endeavor not only allows them to earn money but also nurtures their baking skills, creativity, and business acumen.

11. Instagram Influencer

instagram business idea

One of the phenomenons of social media platforms in the new era is kid influencers. To start, they should identify a niche or passion they want to share with others, such as fashion, art, cooking, or a specific hobby. The parents’ role is crucial in ensuring the child’s safety and privacy online, managing their account, and monitoring interactions. They can assist in setting up the Instagram account, creating a visually appealing profile, and establishing guidelines for content creation and posting.

The child can then start creating high-quality and engaging content, including photos, videos, and captions that resonate with their target audience. Growing a following takes time and dedication, so it’s important to be consistent in posting and actively engaging with followers.

Once the child has a significant following, they can explore monetization opportunities such as brand partnerships, sponsored posts, and affiliate marketing. The parents should closely collaborate with the child to negotiate deals, ensure ethical practices, and manage financial aspects.

While earning money as an Instagram influencer is possible, it’s crucial to strike a balance between the child’s well-being, education, and online presence, with the parents playing a supportive and protective role throughout the journey.

12. Gift Wrapping

How to start a gift wrapping business

A kid can make money from gift wrapping by offering their services to individuals or businesses. They can start by developing their gift wrapping skills and techniques, ensuring they can create attractive and professional-looking presentations. They should invest in quality wrapping paper, ribbons, bows, and other decorative elements.

They can advertise their services by creating flyers or business cards to distribute in their community, reaching out to family, friends, and local businesses who may need assistance with gift wrapping during holidays, special occasions, or events. They should set reasonable rates based on the size and complexity of the gifts to be wrapped.

Additionally, they can consider offering customization options such as personalized gift tags or themed wrapping styles. Providing excellent customer service, attention to detail, and timely delivery are essential to building a positive reputation. As their business grows, they can expand their client base and potentially offer additional services like gift basket assembly or coordinating party favors.

This endeavor not only allows the child to earn money but also develops their creativity, organizational skills, and entrepreneurial mindset.

13. Pet Sitting

How to start a pet sitting business

Kids who enjoy being around pets can offer pet sitting services in their community as a way to make money. They should first ensure they have a genuine love and understanding of animals, as well as a responsible and caring attitude.

They can start by reaching out to friends, family, and neighbors who have pets and may need assistance with pet care, such as feeding, walking, or providing companionship. They should set reasonable rates based on the services offered and the duration of care required. It’s important for them to have clear communication with the pet owners, understanding any specific needs or instructions for each pet.

They can advertise their services by creating flyers, posting on community boards, or leveraging social media platforms with their parents’ supervision. Building a positive reputation through word-of-mouth referrals is crucial, so they should always provide reliable and trustworthy service. Taking proper safety precautions and ensuring the well-being of the pets in their care is paramount.

This opportunity not only allows the child to earn money but also fosters responsibility, empathy, and a deeper connection with animals.

14. Selling Crafts

How to start a craft business

A kid can make money from making and selling crafts by first choosing a craft they enjoy and excel at, such as jewelry making, pottery, or painting. They should practice their craft to create high-quality and unique items that stand out.

Next, they can set up a small shop or booth at local markets, fairs, or community events, with the help of an adult. They can also explore online platforms or social media to showcase and sell their crafts. Pricing should be fair and consider the cost of materials and time invested in creating each item. It’s important to market their crafts effectively by taking appealing photographs, writing engaging descriptions, and sharing their work on various platforms.

They can also consider offering custom orders or personalized items to attract a wider customer base. Excellent customer service, including prompt communication and reliable shipping or delivery, is crucial for building a loyal customer base.

This entrepreneurial venture not only allows the child to earn money but also nurtures their creativity, problem-solving skills, and business acumen.

15. Face Painting

face painting business idea

A kid can make money from face painting by showcasing their artistic skills and offering their services at events and gatherings. They should first practice different face painting designs and techniques to become proficient. Once confident, they can start by offering their face painting services at local events like birthday parties, community festivals, or school functions.

They can create a portfolio of their work to showcase their talent and attract potential clients. Setting a reasonable hourly rate or per-face fee is important, considering the time and effort involved in each painting. It’s essential for them to prioritize safety by using non-toxic, skin-friendly paints and following proper hygiene practices. Word-of-mouth recommendations and positive customer reviews are key to growing their business.

They can also leverage social media platforms with parental guidance to showcase their work and attract more clients. As their experience and reputation grow, they can expand their services to include additional artistic offerings like temporary tattoos or glitter designs.

This entrepreneurial endeavor not only allows the child to earn money but also hones their artistic skills, boosts their confidence, and provides a fun and interactive experience for their customers.

16. Balloon Decorations

How to start a balloon business

Selling and decorating balloons for various events and celebrations can be a lucrative business idea for kids. They can start by learning different balloon decorating techniques and acquiring the necessary supplies like balloons, helium tank (if applicable), ribbons, and accessories.

Once they have the skills and materials, they can market their services to family, friends, and neighbors, as well as local event planners or party venues. They should set competitive prices for their balloon decorations, considering the cost of materials and their time. Creating a portfolio with photos of their balloon designs can help showcase their work and attract potential clients.

They can also promote their services through social media platforms with the help of an adult. It’s crucial for them to provide excellent customer service, ensuring timely delivery and set-up of balloon decorations. Offering customization options and creative designs can make their services stand out.

As they gain experience and positive feedback, they can expand their client base and potentially offer additional services like balloon twisting or hosting balloon-themed workshops.

This entrepreneurial venture not only allows the child to earn money but also nurtures their creativity, attention to detail, and business skills.

blog business idea

The minimum age to use most blogging platforms is 13. Younger kids can still blog, but you’ll have to set up the blog and assist.

First, they should identify a topic they are passionate about and have knowledge or experience in, such as a hobby, a favorite book series, or a specific interest. Next, they can choose a blogging platform that is user-friendly and suitable for their age, with the guidance and supervision of a parent or guardian. They can create a catchy and descriptive blog name that reflects their chosen topic.

The child should focus on creating engaging and informative content, using a friendly and relatable writing style. They can incorporate multimedia elements like photos, videos, or illustrations to enhance their posts. It’s important to be consistent in publishing new content to keep readers interested. They can share their blog posts on social media platforms or relevant online communities to reach a wider audience. Building a community of readers by responding to comments and actively engaging with their audience is crucial.

While it may take time to generate significant traffic or monetize the blog, the child should focus on enjoying the process and sharing their passion with others. Parental guidance and online safety measures should be in place throughout the blogging journey.

This endeavor not only allows the child to express themselves creatively but also develops their writing skills, digital literacy, and ability to connect with others.

18. Gift Basket

How to start a gift basket business

A kid can make money with a gift basket by curating and selling thoughtful and attractive gift baskets for various occasions. They can start by identifying popular themes or target markets, such as baby showers, holidays, or corporate gifts.

Next, they should research and source high-quality and appealing products to include in their gift baskets, such as gourmet treats, bath and body products, or handmade crafts . They can also consider partnering with local businesses or artisans to showcase their products in the gift baskets.

Pricing should consider the cost of products and materials, as well as a reasonable profit margin. Marketing their gift baskets can be done through social media platforms, word-of-mouth, or by participating in local craft fairs or community events.

They should focus on providing excellent customer service, offering customization options, and ensuring timely delivery or shipping. As their business grows, they can explore opportunities for corporate clients or offer subscription-based gift basket services.

This entrepreneurial venture not only allows the child to earn money but also nurtures their creativity, organizational skills, and customer relations abilities.

19. Podcast

How to start a podcast

A kid can start a podcast with the help of their parents by following a few key steps.

First, they should determine the topic or theme of their podcast, such as storytelling, interviews, or educational content. Together with their parents, they can brainstorm ideas and develop a format for their episodes.

The next step is to gather the necessary equipment, which can include a microphone, headphones, and audio recording software. With their parents’ guidance, they can set up a quiet recording space and learn how to use the equipment effectively.

The child should then plan and script their episodes, ensuring they have engaging content and a clear structure. Recording sessions can be done with the assistance of their parents to ensure technical aspects are taken care of. Once the episodes are recorded, the child and their parents can work together on editing and enhancing the audio quality.

They can choose a podcast hosting platform to publish their episodes and submit their podcast to directories like Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Promotion can be done through social media platforms, family, and friends, as well as asking for reviews and ratings from listeners.

It’s important for parents to be actively involved in monitoring the child’s online presence, ensuring their safety, and maintaining age-appropriate content. This podcasting journey not only allows the child to express their creativity and share their voice but also develops their communication skills, research abilities, and technology literacy.

20. Soap Making

How to start a soap making business

Homemade soap is one of the easiest crafts for kids. They should start by learning the soap making process and safety precautions, including using appropriate ingredients and equipment.

Once they have a few soap recipes they are confident in, they can experiment with different scents, colors, and designs to make their soaps unique. They should consider packaging their soaps attractively, using labels and eco-friendly materials.

They can start selling their soaps locally, such as at craft fairs, farmers markets, or through family and friends. Additionally, they can explore online platforms or create their own website, with the help of an adult, to reach a wider customer base. Pricing should cover the cost of ingredients, packaging, and a profit margin. They can also offer custom orders or soap gift sets for special occasions.

Providing excellent customer service and actively seeking feedback will help them improve their products and build a loyal customer base. This entrepreneurial venture not only allows the child to earn money but also nurtures their creativity, attention to detail, and business skills.

21. Lawn Care

How to start a lawn care business

Doing yard work can be a great way for kids to make extra money. They should start by acquiring basic lawn care tools such as a lawn mower, trimmer, rake, and shovel. With their parents’ guidance, they can learn how to properly and safely operate these tools.

They can then create flyers or distribute door-to-door to advertise their services, highlighting their availability for tasks like mowing, edging, weeding, and leaf removal. Setting competitive rates based on the size of the lawn and the specific tasks required is important.

It’s crucial for them to provide reliable and punctual service, completing the job to the satisfaction of their clients. Building a positive reputation through word-of-mouth recommendations is key to attracting more customers.

Additionally, they can offer additional services like watering plants or basic garden maintenance. They should prioritize safety by wearing appropriate clothing and footwear and being cautious of potential hazards.

This entrepreneurial venture not only allows the child to earn money but also teaches them responsibility, work ethic, and customer service skills.

22. Selling Stickers

How to start a sticker business

Adults use stickers, kids love stickers, everyone loves stickers. Kids should start by honing their artistic skills and creating appealing and unique designs that will attract customers. With the help of their parents, they can acquire sticker-making materials such as sticker paper, adhesive, and a printer.

Once they have their designs and materials ready, they can print and cut out the stickers. Packaging the stickers in clear bags or envelopes with a label displaying their brand name or logo will add a professional touch.

They can sell their stickers locally, such as at school events, community fairs, or through family and friends. Additionally, they can explore online platforms, with the assistance of their parents, to reach a wider audience and even offer custom designs or sticker packs.

Pricing should cover the cost of materials and a profit margin. Providing excellent customer service, engaging with buyers, and seeking feedback will help them improve their designs and build a loyal customer base.

This entrepreneurial endeavor not only allows the child to earn money but also nurtures their creativity, graphic design skills, and business acumen.

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The age at which kids can start their own business varies depending on the type of business and local regulations. However, many kids begin exploring entrepreneurship between the ages of 8 and 14 with the guidance and support of their parents or guardians.

Yes, there are legal considerations when kids start a business. It’s important to research and comply with local laws and regulations regarding permits, licenses, and any age restrictions for operating a business.

Kids can fund their business ventures through various methods. They can use their own savings, seek financial support from family members or friends, or consider crowdfunding platforms specifically designed for young entrepreneurs.

Running a business offers kids a chance to develop valuable skills such as problem-solving, decision-making, communication, financial management, customer service, creativity, and perseverance.

Kids can market their business through word-of-mouth, creating flyers or posters, utilizing social media platforms (with parental supervision), participating in local events or markets, and building relationships with their community.

Safety should be a top priority for kids running a business. They should always have adult supervision, be aware of potential hazards, follow safety guidelines for their specific business, and understand basic first aid practices.

Parents can support their kids by providing guidance, helping with legal requirements, assisting with marketing and financial planning, encouraging creativity, offering transportation to events or markets, and being a source of motivation and encouragement.

Yes, it’s important for kids to strike a balance between their business, schoolwork, and other activities. Time management, prioritization, and effective scheduling are key to ensuring they have enough time for all their commitments.

There are several resources available to help kids with their business ideas. Local libraries, online platforms, youth entrepreneurship programs, and mentorship opportunities can provide guidance, inspiration, and practical advice for young entrepreneurs.

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  • Nov 28, 2023

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A good business idea for a kid to start should be age-appropriate, safe and suitable for their abilities and resources. It should also encourage creativity, responsibility and a sense of entrepreneurship.

What characterizes a good business idea for kids?

Any business idea should align with your child's interests and passions. This ensures they stay motivated when it comes to their business. The businessidea should also provide an opportunity for the child to learn new skills, such as money management, customer service and basic marketing.

Safety should be a top priority. Make sure the business idea is safe for both the child in charge and their potential customers. Avoid ideas that involve sharp objects, hazardous materials or any potential risks to health and well-being. If they want to start a food business , parents or guardians will need to make sure they adhere to health and safety regulations and any relevant food licensing laws.

Parental involvement and support are crucial, especially for younger kids. Parents can help with guidance, transportation and supervision. The child should feel like they have a reliable support system. Be mindful of keeping the start-up costs low. It's essential that the child can finance the business using their allowance or savings.

Consider the local market and target audience when choosing a business idea . What products or services are in demand in the neighborhood or among friends and family? For instance, if there's a need for after-school tutoring, a child who excels in a particular subject can offer tutoring services.

Encourage your child to take responsibility for their business. This should include time management, scheduling and the importance of delivering on promises to customers. It can also be a great opportunity to teach kids about ethical business practices and social responsibility. For example, they can consider donating a portion of their profits to a charitable cause or using eco-friendly materials in their products.

Remember that the primary goal of a business for kids is not just to make money but also to instill valuable life skills, such as responsibility, creativity, financial literacy and a strong work ethic.

Learn more: How to start a business

11 business ideas for kids to start today

Inspire your kids with these 11 fun business ideas. From baking to blogging, these ventures teach important life skills while making some extra cash. Encourage your young entrepreneurs to dive into the world of business.

Baking business

Car washing

Dog walking

Craft business

eCommerce business

Photography

Lemonade stand

Party planning

Cleaning business

01. Baking business

A baking business involves preparing and selling baked goods such as cookies, cupcakes or brownies. This is an excellent business idea for kids because it combines creativity and practical skills. Baking encourages kids to experiment with recipes and develop their culinary talents. It's a fun and enjoyable way for kids to earn money while providing delicious treats to the community. Plus, the learning opportunities in terms of time management, money handling and customer service are valuable skills for young entrepreneurs.

Learn more: How to create a bakery business plan

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02. Car washing

A car wash business for kids involves cleaning and washing cars, either at a customer's home or office or in a public space. This is a great idea because it requires minimal investment, primarily consisting of cleaning supplies and a bucket with sponges. Kids can offer car washing services to their neighbors or family members and grow their customers through word of mouth and referrals. It also teaches responsibility as they need to manage their time effectively to meet customer appointments.

Learn more: How to create a car wash business plan

03. Dog walking

A dog walking business involves taking pets, usually dogs, for regular walks and exercise. This is an ideal business idea for kids who love animals and have a responsible nature. It not only allows kids to spend time with furry friends but also teaches them valuable lessons in responsibility and time management. As an added benefit kids can develop strong bonds with the dogs they care for. This business can be low-cost to start, requiring only basic pet care equipment and it can be marketed within your local community. It's a great way for kids to earn money while staying active and nurturing a love for animals.

Learn more: How to create a dog-walking business plan

04. Lawn care

A lawn care business involves providing services such as mowing lawns, weeding and landscaping . This is an excellent business idea for kids who enjoy working outdoors and physical activity. Lawn care not only keeps kids active but also teaches them about basic landscaping and gardening while fostering a sense of responsibility for the environment. Kids can start small by offering services to neighbors or family members and as they gain experience, they can expand their clientele.

Learn more: How to start a lawn care business

05. Craft business

A craft business involves creating and selling handmade items such as jewelry , artwork, candles or other craft products. It's an excellent business idea for kids with a creative flair. Craft businesses allow kids to turn their hobbies into a source of income. Creating and selling crafts fosters skills in design and problem-solving. Crafting businesses can be started with minimal investment in supplies, making it accessible for kids and it's a great way to share their artistic creations with a broader audience.

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06. eCommerce business

An eCommerce business involves selling products or services online, typically through making an eCommerce website or via an eCommerce platform like Wix. This is a great online business idea for kids who are tech-savvy and have a passion for entrepreneurship.

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Kids can sell a wide range of items, from handmade crafts to collectibles or second-hand items. An eCommerce business can be managed and run from home, offering convenience and flexibility.

If kids have a particular grasp for the graphic design for an eCommerce business website, then it's also good to see if making money as a graphic designer is a relevant option.

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07. Blogging

Blogging involves creating and maintaining a website, known as a blog, where individuals regularly write and share articles on various topics. Starting a blog is an excellent business idea for kids who are passionate about writing, have expertise in a particular subject and want to express their creativity. Blogging can help kids develop their writing skills, research abilities and digital literacy. It's an opportunity to share their unique perspectives and insights with a broader audience, helping them learn about effective communication and audience engagement. It can also be monetized through advertising, affiliate marketing, or sponsored content, teaching kids about monetization strategies and financial responsibility.

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08. Photography

Photography is a perfect business idea for kids who have a keen interest in visual storytelling and artistic expression. A photography business allows kids to explore their creativity and develop their skills in capturing moments and telling stories through images. Whether they’re interested in portrait photography, landscape photography or niche areas like macro photography, it offers numerous avenues for self-expression.

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Photography also encourages kids to learn about technical aspects of equipment and image editing as well. Moreover, it's a business that can be initiated with relatively low start-up costs and can eventually lead to income through selling prints, offering photography services or participating in art exhibitions.

Learn more: How to create a photographer business plan

09. Lemonade stand

A lemonade stand is a classic and straightforward business idea for kids. It involves setting up a small stand or booth to sell lemonade to passersby, typically in front of a home or at a local event. It’s a great and fun way to learn about budgeting, as they need to purchase supplies like lemons, sugar and cups and to gain hands-on experience with pricing, marketing and customer service. A lemonade stand also provides an opportunity to interact with the community, enhancing social and communication skills. It's a low-cost and fun way for kids to experience the basics of business and it can instill a sense of responsibility and independence.

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10. Party planning

Party planning is a business idea that involves organizing and coordinating events such as birthdays, weddings or other special occasions. While this may be a more complex endeavor for kids, it can be a good idea for older kids who are organized and creative. Party planning teaches kids important skills in organization, time management and communication as they work with clients and vendors. It allows them to express their creativity through theme selection, the choice of decor and entertainment. Kids can also develop budgeting and negotiation skills as they source and manage various aspects of the event. Although this business idea may require more parental guidance and initial investment, it can provide valuable entrepreneurial experience and encourage considerable creative thinking.

Learn more: How to create a party planning business plan

11. Cleaning

A cleaning business involves providing cleaning services for homes or businesses. Kids can offer cleaning services that may include tasks including vacuuming, dusting or home organizing. Kids can learn about pricing and budgeting as they set rates and manage their earnings. While safety and supervision are essential, this business can be an excellent way for kids to earn money, particularly from neighbors or family friends who may appreciate the help. Cleaning can also be a great recession-proof business idea .

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12 Creative Business Ideas for Kids

Published January 2, 2020

Published Jan 2, 2020

Blake Stockton

WRITTEN BY: Blake Stockton

This article is part of a larger series on Starting a Business .

Business ideas for kids typically require little training, minimal equipment, and are time flexible. Before officially selling their services, children should practice the job with family and friends. For example, they should learn the basics of lawn care by tending to their family’s yard as a prerequisite to providing lawn maintenance services to paying customers.

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Here are 12 creative business ideas for kids:

1. Car Wash & Detailing

Offering car wash and detailing services is a great business for kids. It’s simple to start and doesn’t require transportation to reach customers. Kid entrepreneurs can advertise to neighbors and walk to their homes to wash their cars. It’s an easy business to learn, because they can practice on their own parent or guardian’s car.

A simple car wash business costs less than $100 to get started; the main supplies they’ll need are buckets, soap, sponges, and towels. Additional costs include items like wax, a buffer, vacuum, interior detailing wipes, and leather seat wipes.

Kids can charge between $20 and $50 for a full car wash that includes rims and tires, depending on the size of the car. If they include car detailing (wax and interior cleaning) in the service, they can charge anywhere from $50 to over $100 per car, depending on the vehicle size and the detail of the wax job.

2. Lawn Care Services

Similar to car detailing services, a lawn care business is also a good business for kids because they can learn how to operate it at home before taking on clients. They don’t need transportation to service clients; equipment can be pushed or carried to a neighbor’s home.

Purchasing lawn care equipment can be expensive. However, parents and neighbors are usually open to lending out equipment they own to aspiring kid entrepreneurs. One opportunity kids should look out for is when their neighbors become injured, sick, or incapacitated in some way that they cannot mow their lawn; this is a good time to offer services and truly help someone.

“The best business I’ve seen actually run by a kid is mowing lawns. There’s a kid in my neighborhood who’s going into the 8th grade this upcoming school year, and last year he started mowing lawns. “He’d charge $20 per lawn, per week, and the lawns in my neighborhood probably take about 30 minutes each to mow. He was able to get five customers, which ended up being $100 per week and $400 per month—which is crazy for only working a few hours per week and being 12 years old. I’d recommend kids look for business ideas that handle the grunt work that adults hate. Stuff like mowing the lawn, pulling weeds, cleaning inside houses, and so on. “People hate doing these chores and already hire landscaping companies and cleaning companies to do this work for them. But instead of paying $30 per hour to a professional, you can charge half as much as a kid. You’ll get tons of clients, because you’re a cheaper alternative. Also, just because you’re a kid starting a business, you’ll get some sympathy.” – Jim Barron, Owner, AcceleratedFi.com

3. Graphic Design

With basic design skills, creative kids can design marketing materials for small businesses. Many small businesses don’t have the budget to hire a full-time graphic designer to create logos, brochures, flyers, and postcards. A kid with Photoshop or Canva software skills can create dozens of different marketing materials for small businesses. Photoshop costs start at $9.99 per month, and Canva is free.

Additionally, kids could set up a profile on freelancing websites, like Fiverr , to get projects from around the world. We recommend doing several design projects for free and learning the skills before joining Fiverr so that they don’t get any negative reviews. Depending on skill level, child graphic designers could earn anywhere from $15 to over $50 an hour doing graphic design work.

4. Create Websites Using a Web Builder

With advances in software, it has never been easier to build a website . Companies like Wix and Squarespace have created website builders that make it easy to publish a website without using code. A tech-savvy kid could learn how to use one of these web builders and create simple websites for local small business owners.

Typically, the minimum a freelancer will charge to build a website is around $1,500. Kids could design a website of similar quality and charge $500 because it’s not their full-time job. Additionally, they could charge extra to teach business owners how to use the website builder software, so they can edit without having to contact the web designer.

5. Babysitting Business

A babysitting business is a common venture for teenagers to pursue. Babysitters earn anywhere from $10 to $25 an hour depending on how many children are being babysat. To find a family that needs babysitting services, they can join a website like Care.com . Anyone between the ages of 14 and 17 can join the website, although they need a guardian’s approval.

“Caring for children requires maturity and responsibility, but parents are often nearby, if needed. For those ages 11 to 15, the American Red Cross offers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, and babysitting classes that provide a strong foundation in child care. “For teens aged 16 and older, a licensed technical college now offers online training with Child Care Diplomas and Certifications. These programs, offered by Amslee Institute and taught by college faculty, allow teenagers to develop a career, from being a sitter to a professional nanny. “After completing training, it’s easy to start as a sitter by reaching out to neighbors, families, and friends. Sitters can also post their services in community newsletters, apps, and on social media pages.” – Elizabeth Malson, President, Amslee Institute

6. Caregiver

An alternative to taking care of children is acting as a caregiver to an adult in need. A caregiver typically helps an elderly person with transportation, housekeeping, and basic food preparation; they also offer companionship. With over 10,000 baby boomers retiring every day, caregivers are in demand and will continue to be over the next several decades.

Although the basic duties of a caregiver don’t require training, we recommend first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training. As a caregiver, a kid could earn anywhere from $10 to $20 an hour. The only cost will be transportation to the client’s home.

7. YouTube Channel Business

Kids are featured in some of the highest-earning YouTube channels, including Ryan ToysReview , which earned over $22 million in 2017. YouTube pays its channel owners for showing ads before their videos start. Anyone can earn from $2 to $5 for every 1,000 views. Additionally, once subscribers increase to thousands or higher, brands may offer to pay for sponsored videos.

The cost to start a YouTube channel is minimal. A smartphone is all kids need to get started. The challenging part about having a YouTube channel is video editing, which must be done on a computer. It’s time-consuming, and the average video can require several hours to edit. Basic video editing is certainly a skill that teens can learn, but they’ll need software, which typically costs anywhere from $100 to $300.

8. Reselling Items on eBay & Amazon

To start earning money, kids can find items at garage sales, flea markets, and around the house to resell on eBay and Amazon for profit. Typically, eBay provides the better reselling opportunity, because the market mostly consists of selling used items. However, Amazon could be a great platform to resell used electronic devices that are in good condition.

When an item is sold on eBay, it charges 10% of the final sale price as a fee; Amazon’s fees vary, but are typically 15%. The amount kid entrepreneurs can make on either website vary greatly depending on the items sold and how much they were originally purchased for. Additionally, if a kid learns how to resell items online, they can charge family and friends a fee to resell their items, generating two income sources.

“We started with having our young kids take part in selling toys they no longer used at garages sales and on eBay. Recently, they sold some American Girl Dolls on Letgo. It was an amazing experience. “First, they tried bundling all the dolls and clothes together to sell for $400, because they wanted a trampoline. We said yes, but only if they earned the money. It wasn’t selling at $400, so they lowered it a bit and began negotiating with an interested buyer who offered $250. They even had one buyer who didn’t show up to pay and pick up the merchandise. These are life lessons they’ll have forever.” – Mike Kawula, Co-founder, Dinner Table MBA

9. Sell Handmade Items on Etsy

If a kid enjoys making handmade items and art, such as jewelry, knitting, scarves, wood signs, or soap, they can sell them on Etsy.com . Etsy is a platform for people who specialize in selling unique, handmade, and custom products.

It can take time to gain traction and make sales on Etsy . Potential customers frequently shop at stores they like and enter reviews after they buy an item. Once there are enough positive reviews on a store’s site, Etsy will start promoting its items higher in its search results. To get their first sales, kids may be able to use their social media accounts to promote their Etsy products. They can make posts about their handmade items and direct followers to their online store.

It’s free to open an online store on Etsy; however, it charges 20 cents to list an item along with a transaction fee of 5%. There’s also a payment processing fee of around 3%.

10. Commercial Photography

Commercial photography is a business that doesn’t require much equipment. The latest smartphones are often called “smart cameras” because they contain more camera technology than computer technology. If a kid has one of the latest smartphones (no more than a few years old), they can take quality photos for customers. Additionally, smartphones come with built-in editing features to make photos look more colorful and bright.

Small business owners are great clients for kid photographers. Typically, they need photographs for social media and their website, but they don’t have the budget to pay a professional photographer. A kid can make anywhere from $30 to over $200 for a photo shoot. One cost kids may need to fund before starting this business is an online course covering iPhone or Android photography. This course will teach them how to utilize all of the free features on their smartphones.

11. Dog-caring Services

In the past 30 years, the number of households with a dog went up 58%. This presents teens with a great opportunity to provide dog-related services, such as walking, sitting, and grooming. Many dog owners are away from their dogs for over 10 hours a day. A kid who gets out of school early can create a business walking dogs for owners who are gone for many hours throughout the day. Kids can earn up to $20 per walk.

Once a kid develops a relationship with a dog owner, they can offer to watch the dog while the owner is out of town. They can earn up to $50 a night watching a dog. To ramp up their entrepreneurial efforts, they can offer grooming services to the dog owner as well. Depending on their experience and size of the dog, kids can earn $15 to $50 selling dog grooming services.

“A fantastic business idea for kids is pet-sitting. As a business owner myself, my kids have always been interested in running their own ventures from an early age. So when they were around 10, I helped them create flyers to pass out in the neighborhood. The flyers included a bit of information about each of them and that they were available for pet-sitting, pet cleanup in the yard, or even available to help give pets a bath by bringing over their own soap and brushes. “They ended up getting a ton of calls from our neighbors and had a great business going! As a pet sitter, kids learn a lot about responsibility, as they know that the animals depend on them to show up and provide care “They also, of course, learn the value of working and earning money, then spending the money as they want. My kids usually always had a goal—they would save up a certain amount to buy whatever hot-ticket item they wanted at the time.” – Nellie Akalp, CEO, CorpNet.com

12. Computer Setup & Repair

A tech-savvy kid can create a side business helping adults set up their new computers. Simply helping a customer install the right software to get a computer functioning is a viable service. Additionally, if a computer becomes infected with a virus, they can run virus removal software to clean the computer and get it working again.

Working with software on a computer is a more advanced side business, but it is within reach for a kid who is comfortable with technology. It’s a good idea to purchase an older computer for them to practice on, so they can experiment with downloading software and backing up a computer’s information before working on a customer’s computer. Working on computers is a great skill for kids to learn, because they will carry the problem-solving skills they learn into adulthood.

Depending on the type of services their clients need, teens can charge anywhere from $15 to $65 an hour to help someone set up or repair their computer. The cost to start this business may be several hundred dollars to purchase an older computer and the anti-virus software to repair the infected computers.

Paying Taxes for a Side Business

When a side business earns over $600 in revenue, it’s required by law to report that income to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). As kids earn money from their side business, it’s important that they save at least 25% of that money for taxes. They won’t have to make a quarterly income tax payment unless they’ll owe the IRS more than $1,000 in taxes. If they do owe more than $1,000 in taxes, a fine of up to 10% could be levied.

Bottom Line

Starting a business as a kid is a fantastic learning experience. They learn that they can provide a service or create a product and get paid for it. After experiencing a little business success, kids can start scaling their business by hiring other kids as their employees. Additionally, they’ll learn quality money management skills through managing income and expenses within the business.

When kid entrepreneurs want to grow their business outside of their neighborhood and circle of influence, they will need a website to give them a presence on Google. Additionally, they can promote the website as marketing material. DreamHost is a platform where you can purchase a domain name, secure hosting, and build a WordPress website without using any software code. Get started with Dreamhost today for under $10 per month.

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A kid can run a business. Happens all the time. And here’s something that may be a shocker for you – your kid can probably run a business too. Now you may be saying, “Look, Mike. My kids are busy with school and sports. They’re well taken care of, buddy. I’m not gonna burden them with the task of running a business in addition to everything else. As long as my kid gets into Cal Tech. . .” Uh huh.

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Well, think for a minute about the kinds of habits and skills one would have to cultivate in order to run a business. Take problem-solving skills, for example. Good businesses are birthed from good ideas – innovative ways to solve a problem in the market, whether that’s providing refreshing drinks for thirsty travelers along Route 56, cleaning yards for busy two-income families or Smart Phone Demystification Services for empty-nesters. Business owners also have to plan, manage and monetize their time. They have to develop strategies and build relationships to help them get the best sources for their products and provide the best chance of generating positive word of mouth publicity. Business owners must maintain a sense of accountability. They have to produce quality goods and services consistently. No excuses. In order to sell, you need to communicate a certain level of confidence in yourself and your product. So we have problem-solving, planning and management, strategic thinking, relationship management, accountability, communication skills, self-confidence. A kid with that skill set can write her own ticket in life.

Here are a few business ideas for young entrepreneurs.

#1 Computer Repair Service

If you’ve got a young tech genius in your midst, a small computer repair service is simple as pie. Way back in 2010, 81% of American households already had either a laptop, desktop or handheld computer. I can only imagine it is way higher now.  So if your child seems to have a knack for all things tech, she may consider repairing computers for extra income. There’s flexibility in providing computer repair services these days. You can help her to expand her business by adding a computer shop that refurbishes used computers for resell online. Have her work remotely to provide people with help troubleshooting computer problems. Or even go old school with it and make house calls.

#2 Handmade Gifts

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#3 Gift Wrapping Services

You know, some people simply have no gift wrapping talent. Then there are those who can wrap gifts so beautifully you hesitate to even tear the paper to get to the actual gift. In case you haven’t noticed, gift wrapping is a marketable skill, nearly indispensable during the holiday season. We’re not just talking foil paper and curly ribbons. Think about hand-painted wrapping paper or gift wrapping that expresses the purpose and theme of the gift itself.

#4 Investments and Passive Income

Sometimes a savings bond just isn’t cutting it. In those cases, if you can teach your kids the value of passive income, by all means, do so. Real estate in particular is one area wherein many parents have already invested their own money and time. Add the kids to the mix by cashing in their bonds and offering them equity in the property. Teach them how to manage the books, collect rent and order repairs. Prepare them for a future in ownership.

#5 Pet Sitting Services

Dog Sitting Service

#6 Social Marketing

The world of internet marketing is about knowing what’s hot and telling people about it. Who is better suited to do both than a young entrepreneur? Kids are social media mavens. They engage one another. They inspire older people. Get them behind a cause or product and they will naturally create content that extols the virtues of whatever project grabs them. Like a fish in water. Not only can they draw others to their cause, but they can show others how to get the same results by properly using social media and internet marketing. Both businesses can generate consistent income.

#7 Car Washing

Kids Washing Car

We love our cars, don’t we? We need them, rely on them so we pamper them. We wash them. We clean them. I’ve even seen (and patronized) car spas. The hand car wash is a service that will never fade away.

#8 Cookie Monster

People LOVE cookies. And not just cookies, but cupcakes, zucchini bread, pound cakes and just about anything home-baked. When used as an income source, cookies and baked goods are easy to make, easy to transport and pretty easy to sell. Kids can learn to find the best quality ingredients at the cheapest price and come up with ways to streamline the production process so the business requires minimal time investment. Get a handful of good cookie recipes , some cute, inexpensive packaging (think cellophane, sandwich baggies and ribbons) and start churning out delicious treats that will help line your pockets.

#9 Device Set Up

If you’ve ever accompanied a small kid to the Apple store, you have probably witnessed the magic of watching a small child intuitively master a sophisticated gadget while you sit trying to figure out how you landed on the ESPN page… and how to get off. It’s almost as if they’re born with product manuals already downloaded into their little heads. And that, my friends, is a marketable skill. If you know a kid who seems to be a master at setting things up and getting devices to work, they could easily earn extra money by offering such a service to busy professionals, empty-nesters and other folks who may be tech-challenged.

#10 Fill a Need

The key to business is to find a need, fill it and monetize the service. Offer yard-cleaning services to people who don’t have the time or desire to do work outdoors, or online consulting services to help first-time eBay users navigate the auction site with confidence. Offer to do the dishes for a busy single mom who is working full time and going to school full time. If you can meet a need, you can earn an income.

#11 Jewelry Design

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#12 Artistry

In addition to jewelry and handcrafted soaps, young artists can sell a variety of creative pieces, from canvassed art work to hand-designed greeting cards. And don’t limit thinking to B2C goods and services. Think B2B as well. Logo design, brochure layouts and web design are all great ways for young people to leverage their creativity.

#13 Personnel Service

What if all the neighborhood kids were grouped according to ability and will? The mastermind behind such an organization could earn a pretty penny scouting and contracting out various small jobs. The neighborhood kids earn money doing quick jobs without having to go out and search for the work and the organizer earns a piece of the action.

#14 Greeting Cards

Homemade Greeting Card

#15 Poop Handler

Yes, you read that right. Families with pets will often have poop in their yards. A smart kid with a Pooper Scooper and a compost heap can help turn messy yards into hard-earned cash by servicing pet owners with yard cleaning services.

# 16 Corner Store

Whether it’s a lemonade stand, fresh flowers, baked goods or snacks, the traditional ‘lemonade stand business model’ is proven to produce extra income so long as the products being vended are good enough to generate repeat business. There’s plenty of versatility and you can actually find pre-made lemonade stands online and at the local toy store.

#17 Gift Baskets

#18 upcycling.

Teach kids social entrepreneurship by letting them either repurpose found items or sell them to someone like an artist or other re-purposing professional (computer repair, upholstery shop, antique shop) who can reuse or refurbish them. Another idea is to start a neighborhood recycling center that can be run on the weekends from a local park or right from the family garage.

#19 Out with the Old

One thing about kids is they tend to grow quickly. Monetize that growth by selling off all used clothes, old bikes, toys and electronics that are no longer in use. Consider taking clothes to a consignment shop and selling old toys, electronics, furniture, etc. on craigslist.org or using online auction sites. As long as kids are growing and trends come and go, they will always have inventory to sell.

#20 Use the Allowance as Seed Money

In teaching kids to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, you can start by helping them to think of their allowance as seed money. All businesses need startup capital. Making it a habit to save some, spend some and invest some of their money is a great way to get them thinking of different ways to grow their income – whether through buying and selling on Ebay, investing in high-yield stock or using the money to buy inventory and supplies for business endeavors.

#21 Become an Online Personality

Fred Figglehorn

These days, we receive a significant portion of our daily information by blog. For kids who are social savvy and good communicators, maintaining a blog is a way to publish information, express individuality and even earn money by selling blog-related products and endorsing products that appeal to the blog’s readership.

#22 Writing Coach

IM speak has taken over the world. It’s good to be fluent in both American Standard English and text-talk. Throw in a little slang (the Urban Dictionary folks were all over that one) and you’ve got a winner. Kids who have advanced written communication skills can provide guidance to peers to help them conquer those academic papers without the use of text-talk. If you don’t know what IM is… you need a writing coach. (It means Instant Message).

#23 Party Animal

Teenage Clown

Or planner, or clown , or musician, or juggler , or entertainer – whatever floats your boat. Older kids remember what it was like to be a younger kid and are usually in tune enough to still know what makes little kids laugh. Party planning and entertainment is a huge responsibility, but for the right imaginative kid, parties amount to fun work. Going into the party entertainment business can help teach kids accountability, market research, planning and time management plus earn them a nice fee for their services.

#24 Candy Man

A quick trip to a discount wholesale club can turn any kid into a walking Sweet Shoppe. Let your kids test out there entrepreneurial legs by allowing them to sell snack-sized candies to their peers between classes or during recess at school. Be careful though. Some schools are very strict about such “enterprises.” Be sure to check first.

#25 Photography

For kids who love to be behind the camera, photography may be a great way to earn some extra money. Budding photographers can license their work online by setting up accounts with iStock, Getty Images, Flickr, Dreamstime and other photo-sharing platforms. Or, they can make prints of pictures and use them on greeting cards, posters or note cards along with an engaging story, poem or other bit of prose to go along with the image.

#26 Pimp my Ride

In this case, a “ride” is probably going to be a skateboard, pair of rollerblades or dirt bike, but the [niche] market still exists. A child with artistic abilities can leverage that imagination in a number of ways. Marketing and charging a fee for providing everything from doodles to full-blown inked illustrations on skateboards, skates and other personal property.

#27 Doggie Treats

If a kid doesn’t want to go the traditional chocolate chip cookie route, have him consider a doggie treat business. There are plenty of recipes available right online for dog bones, doggie cookies and other treats, along with the supplies needed to make a doggie treat business profitable and professional.

#28 Non-profit Work

Part of the beauty of childhood is its idealism. When you’re young, you are fully convinced you can take on the whole world. Teach your child to tap into that fire by encouraging her to get involved in a cause that she is passionate about. Most non-profits are run based on donations. Kids can learn fund raising resource allocation by working closely with a nonprofit… or even by starting their own.

#29 Problem Solving

For every problem there is a solution waiting to be found. The ability to identify problems and provide solutions to those problems is the core of marketability, whether in the job market or as an entrepreneur. Work with your kids to develop the habit of identifying problems. Together you can brainstorm ideas to find the best way to solve a problem. Once a solution is identified, figure out ways that solution can meet other needs and voids in a range of different markets. Good solutions are entrepreneurial opportunities.

#30 Online Store

With a web presence and a Paypal account, just about anyone can open an online store. Kids can find easy ways to set up websites and use social media to market comic books, clothes, pet toys, doggie treats, or whatever else can be bought and sold.

#31 How-To Videos

How-To videos are fun to watch and usually pretty engaging. When a child has a particular talent, hobby or passion, it’s actually fun for them to show others how to do it. Build a website that focuses on a particular activity and provide the how-to video for free to subscribers who opt-in to mailing lists. By promoting similar quality products (affiliate products), kids can earn extra income by talking about and doing what they love and probably would spend their time doing anyway for free.

#32 Garage Sales

We talked earlier about found items. There are probably enough items around the house that aren’t being used to have regularly-scheduled weekend garage sales. Kids don’t have to go far and they can acquire their inventory from deals they find at the local thrift store or even at other garage sales. As the kid gets the knack of running garage sales, he or she can extend their garage sale service to neighbors in the area and take a percentage of the total sales.

#33 Invent Something

Whether it’s a retractable stick to turn off the bedroom light at night after reading, or a contraption that keeps Lucky in the bathtub when it’s time for his weekly bath, kids are masters of invention. They imagine and re-imagine all kinds of household items. Help them to cultivate that creativity. Later, when they stumble onto something good, it may be time to look at patenting, mass producing and selling the invention.

#34 Out of the Mouths of Babes

Despite their relative inexperience with life, kids have a way of getting to the meat of an issue and offering their spin of simple wisdom that can both inspire and enrich life. Help them to turn their marvelous insights into cash by starting line of products – coffee mugs, t-shirts, note cards, etc. – that contain inspirational quotes.

#35 The Art Collector

Kids can collect art work from siblings, friends, cousins and even a few pieces they created themselves. Frame every piece and sell them locally at art shows, festivals, open air markets, garage sales and even online. Pay the original artist for their hard work and they will be inspired to produce more great work to sell.

#36 Clothing Swap

Have a well-connected teen rally the teen community and start a clothing swap where group members can come to exchange clothes with other members of the group. Charge a membership fee or a service fee per swapping session.

#37 Cleaning Service

Getting kids – especially younger kids – to clean their rooms to the satisfaction of mom and dad can be a challenge. But the process tends to go a lot faster when they have help. For a small fee, your kid may want to consider providing other families with a cleaning service that essentially assists household members with straightening up the house. They can market full cleaning services or just to stand in as an extra hand to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the customer to assist in cleaning. Either way can be quite profitable.

It’s never too early to groom a child to be an entrepreneur. The new economy is ripe with new business owners and first-time freelancers who have discovered the best way to increase their income is to fill voids in the market by leveraging hidden talents. Kids have talents as well. Whether you’re bringing up a toddler or [are being brought up by] a teenager, entrepreneurship is becoming an increasingly valuable skill to have.

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My first business (it lasted about 2 weeks), was renting cassette tapes for $1 per day. One guy had my tape of Def Leppard’s High ‘n Dry for two weeks and I tried to charge him $12. He couldn’t pay it so he threw out my tape. My business was sunk, because I couldn’t afford to buy more tapes.

Im 15 and i want to start a business but i dont know how to start. Got any tips

picking up dog poop worked for me me and my friends made 30 dollars a day.

That’s awesome advice

Good idea for me

Clean out window wells, clean out gutters, get an extension brush and sweep down wasp nests and spider webs, pressure wash old fences and restain them, pressure wash trash cans, pressure wash patios and porches, sell concessions at kids sporting games (usually only possible if concession stand not available; I got kicked out of doing this when I was your age…I always ask forgiveness than permission…), lawnmower repair, yard cleanup (trim bushes, pick up poop, pull weeds, clean up people’s backyard junk pile (and sell the good stuff and recycle the scrappable stuff after), organize someone’s garage/shed, clean baseboards, clean windows (charge decently for high ones outside), repair window screens, install towel bars and curtain rods and blinds and minimal handyman stuff, wash cars, put up/takedown holiday decorations…make a business card and a free website. Go door to door to drum up business and offer general services (most profitable and your preferred) and then offer the card and mention the website has more of your general services and that you consider other services as needs arise. I paid kids ten bucks just to take my broken tile from a bathroom I was remodeling to th curb trash can one time; not because it was worth it, but because I wanted to pay them for being willing to go door to door to make money. Use your age to your advantage. Stay positive and get out there. If you need, do a few services for free in exchange for experience and testimonials. (They’ll often tip you anyhow…)

Gain a skill, something somebody values eg web design, software design and invest the money you get into assets, real estates etc.

Maybe sell tali’s or gum at your highschool, if you’re homeschooled then try washing cars

I have some tips mitch, start by doing services for neighbors; pet sitting, yard work, etc. use the money to purchase or invest in-personal business (Buy valuable or collector’s items online) work towards an online shopping account. You can buy & sell items online

Start by putting your business up in social media or talk to people at your school. All businesses start with getting the word out that you actually exist!!

You could be a tutor to little kids or make flyers for other entrepreneurs.

I have one, first think of things you like and write them down then think of what you can make out of them then gather materials to start then think of a name then start

I have one, first think of things you like and write them down then think of what you can make out of them then gather materials to start then think of a name then start!

Sell lemonade for a starter

What About Covid-19 Dummy I know you but you many not know me I follow you around EVERYDAY!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

think about what you are good at and then find out how you can turn it into business

I’m 17 and I’m an excelent baker i can make cupcakes and cakes of different flavours, doughnuts, bread and sconed but i don’t know what to start with or how start or how to market..also i need other ideas that i can use just incase the baking business fails..ur advise 🙏

Natalie you sound like you’re afraid of failure. You have great skills, just believe that your baking business will go great and you’ll be fine. Start ASAP

I’m 14 and I’m trying to find a cute small business to make locally first then I would maybe like to go state or nation wide. I have a list of things I like to do to maybe see if there is something I could possibly do as a small business. But starting with something small like babysitting or pet care will be a nice way to start and maybe meet some neighbors. Goodluck!

I’m 11 and want to plus my brother is 16 and has two businesses one is an egg selling business and the other a dog bed business so I hope you have some inspiration form this reply

Pick something that you do as a hobby. You’re interests are what make you “you”. Ask yourself what do you want to sell to satisfy your customers.

My first Business was with my friend and we did a dog walking service all over my suburb. We got around $600 a week each because each walk was 1 hour and cost $20. we did this for 8 weeks before we had to go to school and ended up getting $4,500 EACH by the end of the summer holidays. I’m 14 and he was 13

Am o the only one trying to start a business in the middle of a bad pandemic

Nope, I’m here towards the end of a pandemic hopefully and I’ve always believed girl scout cookies should be sold year-round. So a baker friend of mine whipped up some gourmet style girl scout cookies that taste almost identical to normal girl scout cookies. Don’t know how well it will do but seeing as I’m 21 and have plenty of other ideas and this idea barely costs any money…what could I possibly have to lose. 🙂 Good luck to you though.

What was your first biz?

My first biz was driveway sweeping. We’d show up at someone’s door and rap, “we are the driveway sweeping team, we’ll sweep your driveway nice and clean”. Worked like a charm 😉

That is really bad-ass cool. How much did you charge? How long did it take. I want to hear deets.

LOL nice quote! but u might have a hard time diong MY driveway (#liveonhill2long)

im 20. i started my first business selling bundle (preloved) tshirt from USA. The business first went well. But after 6-7 months later , im lost. haha

What make you lost? Please share..

Where were you buying them from ?

My first business was selling rainbow loom bracelets on the beach with my friends and we made about 1000 dollars after selling a lot after one week when we were all 7 years old. We also had a bake sale on the street of a parade and made around 500 dollars the same year. When we were all about 11-12 years old we started a slime business in school and made 700 dollars, but it was eventually shut down because of the school not allowing kids to sell things on their property. Now I have a poshmark account where I sell clothes that my family doesn’t want anymore and within the first month of creating my account I’ve made about 2,000 dollars and I’m 15 and package everything by hand and handle all the orders myself! (GO CHECK OUT MY POSHMARK ACCOUNT @madelynwiener)

My first business when I was a kid, was renting my Super Nintendo cartridges to friends, and letting them play the games in my house for something like 50 cents an hour.

That is GENIUS! I love it. So, what is the total take home, before you ultimately shut down the business.

Awesome ideas. I think that kids naturally want to start their own businesses. Encouraging your child to create their own small business will go a long way to boost their confidence and help them become comfortable taking acceptable risks. For a great business plan for kids take a look at http://www.truesmarts.com .

Thanks for sharing that Cindy!

My 14 year old is talented in so many ways but decided to use her artistic ability and started to paint different items such as plates, in one case just a piece of wood, and finaly now painting chimneys of antiuqe lamps and clients love them. Kids today have some amazing talents.

Pictures!!! I NEED PICTURES!!!!

Ok I am getting pictures tonight!! Another great addition to what she is doing she has taken several old pieces of funiture she has purcahsed at auctions we go to weekly and turned a $5 investment into $30 plus. One was an antique makeup station, looked like a desk more than anything took a couple of the extra pieces off painted it and if you didnt know any better you would think it should of been a desk to begin with but she did a great job adding flowers and her own decorative touch. I will be posting pictures later. Oh since I buy and sell full time I also pay her to bid for me also. She studies and does research for me on items values and then when at the auction she does the actual bidding against some pretty heavy hitters. She picked up quckly and has purchased a couple thousand dollars worth of antiques and stuff.

Hey Rob… we still need the PICTURES!!

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Great idea. Kids should be able to start their own businesses. If they like their business ideas, they can dream big. A lot of things can go right if a kid has his or her own business.

Agreed. Interestingly, studies show that the early (younger) people start their businesses, the more financial success they have.

Thanks Marc.

I know I’m black and I asked my mother how to do braid hair in junior high. And my skills are incredible, I was braiding hair in high school and I made a lot of money only by box braids and cornrows I didn’t want to responsible for a bad perm. Anyway, when I went to college I did a lot of people hair. I made a lot of money now I teach people to how to braid hair I do private tutoring and plan to do seminars. Honestly, i work as a financial specialist but after I was introduced to my husband back then in 2014. He was a single father of a four-year-old girl five-year-old girl and one-year-old son. He was a great student, anyways we got married and its great in spring 2016. His first daughter Tiffany now she is 8 years old and Tia who is 7 years old now wants to know how to learn how to do hair. Perfect timing he is, I mean I’m having his second son so I’m happy. The girls want to each other hair and make money on the side.

I love the ideas, but I’m still unsure of what kind of business to start for myself. I’m 14 and I want to start a business that can grow and maybe be successful. I’m thinking of starting the business with my 17 year old sister. Any Ideas?

Hey Athena, I might have some ideas but honestly just follow your passion

Hi Mike I am 15 from England, UK and I have set up a small business online and in school! I buy bundles of phone cases and sell one at a time on Ebay and publish the cases on Instagram where local people can see and buy (Meet in a public place)! I started 5 days ago and already made a profit of £40 (which is $58.71!!!)

That is fantastic Harrison. Well done!

Nicely done Harrison. Stay with it for as many years as you can. I suspect you will make money, but at times will also loose it. The lessons you will gain are incalculable. And if you stick with it, you will have gained the best education in the world.

wow that is pretty impressive! I used to live in England myself but that was 3 years ago.Hope the business is holding up

Well done Harrison

Im 15 and Ive been buying and reselling farm animals since i was 9. I buy goats for cheap and either resell them for more or keep them for a year and sell the kids plus adult. I also raise and sell quail. I now want to switch to something new. Any ideas?

I super love the ideas! But in our country, the Philippines, it’s kinda hard to do such businesses. I want some more advice about having my own business, I’m 15 and I really want to start my own. I’m planning on renting my books and selling my stuff toys. Any more ideas? Please? Thanks! Your reply will be a great help! 🙂

You may want to consider starting a business that generates a steady income such as working in people’s lawns and mowing for them or taking leaves etc.. If you were wanting to start something bigger or if you wanted to grow into it by saving up money you could start a small business that serves good. I myself am an entrepreneur and I am only a teen. If you have any more questions just contact me and I can make it a little more personal.

wow!!! thanks. this is really amazing. you know you cleared all my doubts that i was having.and i selected what i am going to do.thanks again from my whole heart you are really a fabulous person.

I m 18 years old girl …and want to start a business ..which has minimum investment… (Related to any designing )…please suggest how should i proceed,as there is no one to guide me

Hey! What are you passionate about? If you were going to make a million a year regardless of what you went to work for, what would you want to do for 40 hours a week?

Try making custom party invitations or create advertisements for other peoples business. You can also create advertisements for local events.

hi…..im neeshal and i am 17….i am very business minded and today ive watched a programme that inspired me to start up my own business so i was thinking that i could create my own makerspace club with teens round about my age that can also become young entreprenuers we can learn teach share ideas and help eachother become entreprenuers……do you think its a good idea

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I just started my own business, its a homemade / handmade pomade ( for healthy @ shinny @ strong hold fashion hair ) .. i just needed the natural ingredients like beeswax, coconut oil, etc. This year (2015) im 14 years old, and i sold out 40+ of my product ..

Were did youu sell them?

hi, am 19 years old, i want to start a business with minimum investment, so can you help me? those ideas are great but wont do much in my country..

I started my own business at 17 and it’s going rather well. It was a small investment that gave me a money back guarantee if it wasn’t for me, but I loved the outcome. I would love to educate you and give you some information to see if that’s something you’d like to pursue.

Hey Alexandra. I am Phoebe and I really am interested in your statement and I’d like some information please

thank you so much i got an idea from your article

Hi i am 17 years old and studying in +1 i want to start a bussiness and working on different ideasin India and my request to you is that can you guide me for the start up i dont know where how to start.

hi,I live in Tanzania you gave great ideas but the problem is in Tanzania those jobs won’t pay so if u have some other great ideas please share them

OMG i have no idea which one I should do1 We are doing entrepreneur homework at school and we have to invent something and show to the the class and have NO IDEA WHAT TO DO

Hallo am from Kenya and am 19yrs old. I really want to start a job that i can earn income at the same time helping my people in eradicating poverty. Please help me with some business ideas that can be brought up in slam areas. Thank you.

I don’t know a lot about Kenya but I think one idea could help those in need. Gather new or gently used clothes, shoes, accessories, etc from donations and sell them at a cheap price for those who can’t afford them normally. I hope that helps.

Good morning. I am Magano, 22 years old and I am from Namibia. I am currently a final year Economics student at a local University. What business do you recommend for an economics student or graduate?

Hi I’m a 17 year old girl interested in technology i have few scattered ideas but due to lack of resources + the place i live is very conservativw and does not allow young girls to move about for jobs. What should i do? Please help

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Hi Mr am vusi am an intreprenure I tried a barbershop wen I was 18 it broke because my equipment was stoled,bt I was a photographer since from grade 5 also my business broke also my equipment stoled n I lost all my customers den I found job bt my business wasn’t function well i was working weekend now I stated onother business of send hire n garden so am confused with one to van I choose day can be successfully

My first buisness was when i was 14 I was selling candy makin 100-200 a day

Fine way of describing, and nice piece of writing to take information on the topic of my presentation focus, which i am going to deliver in institution of higher education.

This is going o start my business and i am only 9 YEARS OLD!

My first business after earning technical certificate was selling services, repair and replace damaged lights for high and medium class families.. I own a small company of maintenance and repair of all technical related activities.. I was 18. But everything is possible only take initiative and set your goals..

I am 12 years old and I have a friend who is 15 and started an entrepreneurial business by selling handmade candles!! The scents she has are amazing!!! They are even comparable to Yankee Candle scents. In the first two weeks she made about $250. It is going well so far, family and friends are super proud of her!!!

i am 22years old I need a great business to support my carrier

Im a movie critic. Any ideas on how to get paid doing my own reviews?

I want to create a website which will help people choose best business ideas. We often have perfect ones but we end doing nothing. Not sure if it encourages people to share their ideas but im doing this 🙂

Great i need i business idea too am a ugandan..just want one with a minimum investment as am still trying to get capital

interesting ! Thanks for information !

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I’m from Kenya.I have roughly $30000.What business idea can I implement to generate jobs that can hire my fellow youths with the little money I got.

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This was very interesting, but Would you be willing to answer something for me though? Are small businesses really as hard to start as they say? It’s got to be taxes. They are killing me… Thanks in advance for your answer. 😀

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Hi I am 25. i wanted to do online shopping to buy jewelries but having no idea. can anyone have a bright idea help me? your help is highly appreciated

This is a useful article. The Way of writing is good. By reading this, I surely can enrich my knowledge. Your idea is really outstanding. Thank’s to share such an important thing.

I’m sorry, I forgot to say what I’m talking about. I was talking about the posts from Stephanie and rob.

Love all of these ideas! I think I’ll try a few out for myself. I’ve already tried one and it was very lucrative.

i want to apply for an angel seed funding and needs an exceptional outstanding business idea that would motivate my investors. am in Africa, Cameroon

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I’m 12 and patent pending. I came up with my invention idea for my 6th grade science fair project. I have autism, so my invention is perfect for kids like me. Now I just need help with marketing to the right people to hopefully sell the utility patent (once its official) to someone who can produce the product. I’m working on a website but I was thinking making a video for social media. How should I market to hit the right buyers?

Great article! Will definitely recommend this to my friends. Very interesting business ideas. Thank you!

Great post! The eye cream caught my attention. Thanks for sharing these great business ideas.

Some ideas I will check.

I’m 13 and I have my own dog biscuit business where I sell dog treats and bandanas. I’ve made about £300 so far and I have Instagram page @stanmaxpipsnacks but I’m not old enough yet to let people order and the money to go straight in bank account eg PayPal. Any ideas- my neighbours are sick of me selling them stuff and fares are not only hard work but not on all the time only in special occasions eg Christmas

Hey, i’m 15 and I recently started my business, i sell candies to my classmate and i can’t seem to see how the money i get from it will help me increase my business. I NEED YOUR HELP

I am 29 and i need your help im in a rural area town and need a business idea please help me..

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Hi, I’m thinking of starting a lawn care buissness, where I just mow lawns rake leaves clean dog poop etc.. And then I’m going to inest that money and actually start pursuing, buissness school, then go back to the lawn care buissness. If you think I should do anything else feel free to reply!

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Great ideas.. Also the idea that their earnings are seed capital for entrepreneurship.

I started business from nothing..I make a local soft drink and sell it in my neighborhood..I earn money I bought land I travel around..I buy basic needs clothes,gadgets.. business is the best. don’t be afraid to start.

Hi Mike…I am a girl with alot of dreams but I don’t know how to start make those happens I’m thinking of having an idea of receiving a visitors and tourists who want to come here in Tanzania , so as I could direct them towards different hotels , restaurant, beaches, guesthouse, lodge and any places for refreshment . My idea is to direct them and assure their safety when they’re here in Tanzania and to enjoy their presence. So I don’t know how I can get them so as I could start even with few of them.

Also I had a dream to do food business towards different countries especially in the market because I do like agriculture so much ..but still I didn’t know how to start . May u share with me some ideas please .?

My husband and I are in our 50’s and we buy items at Goodwill, thrift stores, garage sales and resell them on EBay and Facebook Market. Recently, we bought an unopened movie for $5 and sold it two days later for $50. We bought a pair of men’s vintage dress shoes for $10 and sold them for $170. Used calculators bought for $1 sold for $60. During this pandemic, military food is a big seller. Discount grocery stores sometimes sell military food for 10 cents each. A box is $5 that we turn into $180.

When our kids were in middle school and high school, they took individually factory wrapped beef jerky and sold them for $1 each. They sold like hotcakes! One of my adult kids tutors high school and college age kids and makes $30 an hour.

I recently bought 50 sasso chicks for my 6 year old son. Sadly 4 chicks died so he now has 46. I just felt that during the lock down period I need to teach him some responsibility and also teach him how to earn money. So every morning he wakes up checks on his chicks that are now nearly 4 weeks old. he changes the water and adds the chick feed. He does this again in the afternoon and is assisted by his sister in the evening. I cant wait for him to start sell the chickens. I used $50 to buy the 50 chicks plus the starters mash. now will use another $50 for the other feed which will push his project to 10 weeks. if all chicks make it to 10 weeks he will make $130 profit as each chicken is around $5 to $6. With the interest he has shown I am considering getting him a second batch. Yep catch them while they young lol

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Teaching your kids about entrepreneurship is important. Your child will use the skills they learn throughout their school years and well into adulthood. One day, it’ll help improve their careers as well as their personal lives. These skills include effective communication, hard work, and resilience after disappointment.

Your child will gain tremendous value from the experience of starting a business, and with so many fun business ideas for kids, they're sure to enjoy themselves. Children gain many benefits from being exposed to business activities during their formative years. They'll have a strong appreciation for money, improve their people skills, and grow their creative thinking.

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Five Business Ideas for Kids

The following business ideas for kids all help children grow and learn. There are jobs here that even a small child can succeed at, as well as ones that are geared more toward older, more independent children. 

Lemonade Stand It's a classic business idea that has been around for generations, and it's a great way to teach your child the value of hard work, money management, and entrepreneurship. To get started, help your child find the perfect location. This could be in front of your house, near a church, or in front of a grocery store. Make sure you’re not breaking any laws and that you have the proper permits.  Help them set up a table and show them how to arrange supplies attractively. You will want to make sure that the lemonade looks refreshing and delicious, and that the table is inviting to potential customers. Encourage your child to use their creativity to make signs to advertise the lemonade stand.  When it comes time to sell, make sure your child understands the importance of keeping track of their expenses and their profits. Help them subtract the cost of supplies from their total sales to figure out how much money they made. This is a great way to teach your child about basic math skills and the concept of profit and loss. A great way to create and launch a lemonade business is through the use of our Lemonade Day app .

Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Among the many business ideas for kids, pet sitting and dog walking are fun ideas. It’s a great way for your child to earn some extra cash while spending time with cute and cuddly animals. Your child will enjoy the profits of this business idea that has little overhead. It’s a large responsibility, so start small with your closest family and friends.  As they gain experience, they can advertise through notices and social media. Make it clear that in addition to walking, feeding, and cleaning up after the pet, they need to play with it and show it love. Your child will need to be reliable, trustworthy, and able to handle any unexpected situations that may arise. But with the right guidance and training, this can be a great learning experience for your kid, while also giving them a chance to earn some extra money.

Yard Work Yard work is a wonderful way for kids to make some money. If they show interest in helping you and do a good job, it’ll be easy to get them started.  Have a discussion about what services they want to offer. For example, they could mow lawns, rake leaves, or shovel snow.  Determine which tools you’ll allow them to use and whether they’ll need to use the homeowner's supplies. Have them start with your neighbors before handing out flyers to others. This allows them to slowly build a good reputation. Remember, safety should always be a top priority. Make sure your child is properly trained on how to use the equipment and that they're always supervised while working. Encourage them to wear protective gear like gloves and eye goggles to prevent any accidents. A yard work business is a great way for kids to earn some extra cash while learning valuable skills. Just make sure to take things one step at a time and prioritize safety throughout the process.

Homemade Crafts If you’re looking for creative business ideas for kids, selling their homemade crafts is ideal.  Many children are talented when it comes to making jewelry, artwork, and other crafts. Whether they're into jewelry making, painting, or creating other types of crafts, there's a good chance that they're already pretty good at it. And the best part is that this can be a fun and educational experience for them! It's especially nice for older kids. They can learn a lot about purchasing supplies and charging enough that they’ll still have a profit. They can sell their products through online websites like Etsy, at local craft fairs, consignment shops, or flea markets. Selling homemade crafts can be a great business idea for kids. It's a fun and creative way for them to learn about entrepreneurship, and it can even help them earn some extra money.

Tutoring Offering tutoring services in a subject they excel at is a terrific way to earn money and learn some business skills. While this job does offer some flexibility, you need to let them know that they’ll be working around their customers' schedules.  Have them start with one subject that they are really good at. This job will help your child learn patience, build their self-esteem, and give them a sense of pride. But it's not just about making money. Running a tutoring business can also help your child develop important life skills. For instance, tutoring requires patience and good communication skills. Your kid will need to be able to explain complex concepts in a way that their students can understand.

The Benefits of Starting a Business at a Young Age

Learning how to manage a business at a young age is one of the best learning experiences a kid can have. The following are just a few of the many benefits your child will find from their first steps into the business world.

Learning Crucial Life Skills

You’ll love watching your child learn to budget and problem-solve. You can make marketing fun by encouraging them to make their own signs and flyers, and the customer service skills they develop will help them for many years to come.

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Increasing Self-Esteem and Confidence

You’ll see their confidence grow each time a new customer asks about their products or services. This, along with being able to make their clients happy, will build up their self-esteem, and help build character  with each transaction they make.

Developing a Strong Work Ethic

By committing to a job, your child will learn a work ethic and a sense of responsibility. They’ll discover the importance of showing up on time, following through on a promise, and the reward that comes with hard work.

Gaining Financial Literacy and Money Management Skills

This is the perfect opportunity to explain financial literacy to your child and how it takes money to make money. Help them understand that a certain amount of funding is needed to purchase supplies for their endeavor. 

This could be lemonade, cups, and napkins for their lemonade stand or materials such as fabric, glue, or beads to create their crafts. Teach them how to come up with a price that covers these things and still leaves some extra for their pay.

Fostering Creativity and Innovation

Your child can do any of these jobs in the same way everyone else has for years, or they can learn about innovation. Creativity is the driving force behind innovation. Encourage them to find new ways to market their products or services. They’ll see how standing out from others will get them noticed.

Tips for Parents to Get Their Kids Started

As a parent, there are many things you can do to help them start their business and learn lifelong skills from the experience.

Encourage Their Interests and Passions

If your child doesn't already have an idea of what type of business they want to start, have them make a list of their favorite things. 

When they build a business out of their passions, they won't lose interest, and they’ll enjoy the experience. Don't tell them an idea won't work. This is a learning process, and failure is a big part of it.

Teach Them About Budgeting and Financial Management

This is the perfect opportunity to introduce your child to money management. Younger kids can learn to add up prices and count change. Older ones can start calculating gross profits and managing overhead. 

Instead of simply giving them the money to start their business, tell them you’ll fund it if they contribute their own money. You can even encourage them to pitch their business ideas to you during a meeting.

Help Them Develop a Business Plan and Marketing Strategy

Have them think about everything it’ll take to turn their business ideas for kids into a reality. 

Have them list the equipment and supplies they’ll need. Then have them write down their goals. This should be how much money they want to make as well as what they want to get out of the experience. 

Make it fun to revisit these goals later on.

Provide Support and Guidance

Provide support and guidance, but allow them to make mistakes and learn from them. This adventure isn't just about making as much money as possible. 

It’s a wonderful way to teach your child about disappointment and how to move on from it. 

Resist the urge to jump in and correct their mistakes. Letting those situations play out naturally will be a great learning experience.

Encourage Them to be Charitable

Encourage them to give back to their community by donating a portion of their profits to charity. 

They need to understand that without the community, their business won't succeed. Teach them how being charitable can be connected to their business. 

For example, if they are dog-sitting, they could donate a certain percentage of the profits to the local animal shelter. Just like all businesses, they can tell their customers that part of the money they spend will go to a good cause. 

They’ll discover how being charitable promotes a business, and they’ll feel really good about themselves and how they helped others.

Start Them On a Successful Path

Your child will enjoy future success because of the positive impact that starting a business at a young age provides. Use guidance, any resources you may have, and encouragement to support their entrepreneurial ambitions. 

You’ll find that it’ll promote the values of hard work, responsibility, and community engagement. They may start with a simple lemonade stand, but with some creativity and ingenuity, their passions can turn into a profitable and fulfilling business.

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Here are 10 Trendsetting Fashion Business Ideas for Entrepreneurs

Posted: November 24, 2023 | Last updated: November 24, 2023

<p>Fashion extends beyond mere clothing coordination; it stands as one of the most lucrative global industries today. With the rise of social media and technology, there has been a rise in fashion bloggers, designers, and budding entrepreneurs. Starting a fashion business requires careful consideration of factors such as competitor analysis, pricing and cost strategy, demand and supply trends, and more. Aspiring entrepreneurs can begin by selecting a business idea or category and then studying essential factors and potential risks. Here are a few fashion business ideas to inspire your next brand venture.</p>

10 Trendsetting Fashion Business Ideas for Entrepreneurs

Fashion extends beyond mere clothing coordination; it stands as one of the most lucrative global industries today. With the rise of social media and technology, there has been a rise in fashion bloggers, designers, and budding entrepreneurs. Starting a fashion business requires careful consideration of factors such as competitor analysis, pricing and cost strategy, demand and supply trends, and more. Aspiring entrepreneurs can begin by selecting a business idea or category and then studying essential factors and potential risks. Here are a few fashion business ideas to inspire your next brand venture.

<p>Plus-size Individuals often encounter challenges finding clothing that fits comfortably. Introducing a plus-size product line not only taps into a new market but allows for creative exploration and offerings. This initiative also serves as a platform to promote body positivity and self-love, garnering significant attention and support for your brand. The demand for plus-size clothing is considerable, as those in this category are willing to invest in garments that provide both comfort and align with societal standards of an ideal fit.</p>

1. Plus-size clothing line

Plus-size Individuals often encounter challenges finding clothing that fits comfortably. Introducing a plus-size product line not only taps into a new market but allows for creative exploration and offerings. This initiative also serves as a platform to promote body positivity and self-love, garnering significant attention and support for your brand. The demand for plus-size clothing is considerable, as those in this category are willing to invest in garments that provide both comfort and align with societal standards of an ideal fit.

<p>Kid's clothing is something that can never go off the market. By keeping your product prices affordable, you can attract a wide range of customers, helping you differentiate from brands like Babyhug and FirstCry. You can also experiment with colors, prints, textures, and combinations. There is so much that can be done in the children's category. You can also offer products for infants and new moms. Engage your customers with gift cards, vouchers, or coupon codes to foster brand loyalty.</p>

2. Children's clothing apparel

Kid's clothing is something that can never go off the market. By keeping your product prices affordable, you can attract a wide range of customers, helping you differentiate from brands like Babyhug and FirstCry. You can also experiment with colors, prints, textures, and combinations. There is so much that can be done in the children's category. You can also offer products for infants and new moms. Engage your customers with gift cards, vouchers, or coupon codes to foster brand loyalty.

<p>Bridal wear stands out as a high-demand and high-cost segment in the fashion industry. Launching a line that provides affordable gowns along with accessories can set your brand apart. Offering customized gowns, classic wedding attire, veils, jewelry, and quick alteration services can appeal to brides seeking both quality and reasonable prices. Treating brides with special attention and providing embellished, handmade pieces or designer options enhances their experience while ensuring customer loyalty.</p>

3. Bridal wear and accessories

Bridal wear stands out as a high-demand and high-cost segment in the fashion industry. Launching a line that provides affordable gowns along with accessories can set your brand apart. Offering customized gowns, classic wedding attire, veils, jewelry, and quick alteration services can appeal to brides seeking both quality and reasonable prices. Treating brides with special attention and providing embellished, handmade pieces or designer options enhances their experience while ensuring customer loyalty.

<p>Finding stylish swimwear can be a challenge, making swimwear labels a sought-after option. Offering chic bikinis, sassy swimsuits, maxis, bralettes, and shrugs caters to a wide customer base, including pool and party enthusiasts, beachgoers, and every girl wanting to feel confident and comfortable. Your brand can attract attention by providing eco-friendly hats, shrugs, and other beachwear, offering quality options at various price points.</p>

4. Swimwear label

Finding stylish swimwear can be a challenge, making swimwear labels a sought-after option. Offering chic bikinis, sassy swimsuits, maxis, bralettes, and shrugs caters to a wide customer base, including pool and party enthusiasts, beachgoers, and every girl wanting to feel confident and comfortable. Your brand can attract attention by providing eco-friendly hats, shrugs, and other beachwear, offering quality options at various price points.

<p>Expecting mothers deserve comfortable and luxurious clothing during pregnancy. Catering to moms-to-be with cozy options like kaftans, nursing wear, belly support, plus-size dresses, kurta sets, and maxis fills a gap in the market. Recognizing the emotional, mental, and physical challenges faced by new moms, a maternity clothing line should prioritize comfort, ensuring they feel cherished during their pregnancy and postpartum period.</p>

5. Maternity clothing line

Expecting mothers deserve comfortable and luxurious clothing during pregnancy. Catering to moms-to-be with cozy options like kaftans, nursing wear, belly support, plus-size dresses, kurta sets, and maxis fills a gap in the market. Recognizing the emotional, mental, and physical challenges faced by new moms, a maternity clothing line should prioritize comfort, ensuring they feel cherished during their pregnancy and postpartum period.

<p>Embracing the vintage trend can be a lucrative venture. Establishing a brand with a touch of the '80s offers a unique selling proposition. Provide customers with denim jackets, shoulder-padded blazers, tie-dye tees, bell-bottom jeans, check shirts, and polka dot tops. Vintage fashion goes beyond clothing; it represents a cultural connection to a bygone era. By infusing your store with a timeless and classic theme reminiscent of the '80s, you create a shopping experience that taps into the collective nostalgia of your customers, fostering a sense of authenticity and storytelling.</p>

6. Vintage clothing brand

Embracing the vintage trend can be a lucrative venture. Establishing a brand with a touch of the '80s offers a unique selling proposition. Provide customers with denim jackets, shoulder-padded blazers, tie-dye tees, bell-bottom jeans, check shirts, and polka dot tops. Vintage fashion goes beyond clothing; it represents a cultural connection to a bygone era. By infusing your store with a timeless and classic theme reminiscent of the '80s, you create a shopping experience that taps into the collective nostalgia of your customers, fostering a sense of authenticity and storytelling.

<p>Customized fabric prints are a timeless choice in fashion. Launching a store that offers matching fabrics and fabric sets for women and men will allow customers to explore their creativity. Providing customized fabric printing services adds a personal touch. This concept caters to those who prefer a hands-on approach to their clothing, bringing the boutique experience directly to them. The potential clientele for customized fabric prints is diverse. From fashion designers looking for unique materials for their collections to individuals wanting bespoke fabrics for special occasions, your business can cater to a broad target market with varying needs and preferences.</p>

7. Customized fabric prints

Customized fabric prints are a timeless choice in fashion. Launching a store that offers matching fabrics and fabric sets for women and men will allow customers to explore their creativity. Providing customized fabric printing services adds a personal touch. This concept caters to those who prefer a hands-on approach to their clothing, bringing the boutique experience directly to them. The potential clientele for customized fabric prints is diverse. From fashion designers looking for unique materials for their collections to individuals wanting bespoke fabrics for special occasions, your business can cater to a broad target market with varying needs and preferences.

<p>Delving into the world of fashion podcasts opens up a unique business opportunity. You can start as a YouTube channel or a dedicated website featuring podcasts, one-on-one conversations about fashion choices, trends, and behind-the-scenes insights to engage listeners. Discussing relatable fashion scenarios and inviting fashion enthusiasts or bloggers as guests can boost audience engagement and revenue.</p>

8. Fashion podcast

Delving into the world of fashion podcasts opens up a unique business opportunity. You can start as a YouTube channel or a dedicated website featuring podcasts, one-on-one conversations about fashion choices, trends, and behind-the-scenes insights to engage listeners. Discussing relatable fashion scenarios and inviting fashion enthusiasts or bloggers as guests can boost audience engagement and revenue.

<p>In the age of digital media, visual appeal holds significant importance. Fashion photography studios capture the true essence of style. Starting with aesthetic shots and progressing to working with models and high-profile designers builds a strong foundation. Fashion photography, especially in a studio setting, aligns seamlessly with the growing trend of showcasing garments and accessories online. Engaging, professional visuals become essential for e-commerce, social media, and marketing materials.</p>

9. Fashion photography studio

In the age of digital media, visual appeal holds significant importance. Fashion photography studios capture the true essence of style. Starting with aesthetic shots and progressing to working with models and high-profile designers builds a strong foundation. Fashion photography, especially in a studio setting, aligns seamlessly with the growing trend of showcasing garments and accessories online. Engaging, professional visuals become essential for e-commerce, social media, and marketing materials.

<p>Launching a brand that offers rings, earrings, handbags, wallets, sunglasses, hats, scarves, and bracelets caters to the accessory needs of every girl. Focusing on timeless and trendy fashion, both in products and presentation, establishes a cohesive and attractive brand identity. Whether online or in-store, framing your platform with an aesthetic or classy theme can enhance the overall customer experience. A brand offering a wide range of accessories opens doors for collaboration opportunities. Partnering with fashion influencers, designers, or other brands in the industry allows for cross-promotion and expanded reach. Collaborations can elevate your brand's visibility and introduce it to new audiences.</p>

10. Fashionable accessories label

Launching a brand that offers rings, earrings, handbags, wallets, sunglasses, hats, scarves, and bracelets caters to the accessory needs of every girl. Focusing on timeless and trendy fashion, both in products and presentation, establishes a cohesive and attractive brand identity. Whether online or in-store, framing your platform with an aesthetic or classy theme can enhance the overall customer experience. A brand offering a wide range of accessories opens doors for collaboration opportunities. Partnering with fashion influencers, designers, or other brands in the industry allows for cross-promotion and expanded reach. Collaborations can elevate your brand's visibility and introduce it to new audiences.

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3 Home Improvement Stocks to Buy in February and Beyond The home improvement market is experiencing a surge, driven by increasing disposable income, high home interest rates, and a desire to enhance living spaces. Given this backdrop, fundamentally strong home...

By Neha Panjwani • Feb 23, 2024

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The home improvement market is experiencing a surge, driven by increasing disposable income, high home interest rates, and a desire to enhance living spaces. Given this backdrop, fundamentally strong home improvement stocks Builders FirstSource (BLDR), JELD-WEN Holding (JELD), and Snap-on (SNA) could be solid buys for this month and beyond. Read on….

Owing to evolving consumer preferences and rising consumer demand for refurbished homes, the home improvement industry is well-placed to remain buoyed. Therefore, quality home improvement stocks Builders FirstSource, Inc. ( BLDR ), JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. ( JELD ), and Snap-on Incorporated ( SNA ) could be wise portfolio additions for February and beyond.

The residential remodeling market is growing, driven by shifting consumer preferences and rising disposable income. Disposable personal income rose by $51.80 billion (0.3%) in December 2023.

The rapid change in consumer demographics, particularly due to the millennial and Gen Z population , has significantly driven the demand for home renovations and upgrades.

Additionally, the rise in home interest rates has encouraged homeowners to upgrade and revamp their current homes to meet their long-term requirements, bolstering the home improvement market sales.

Furthermore, the incorporation of AI in the industry has enhanced the customer experience and streamlined business operations by reducing friction, eliminating paperwork, and increasing response rates.

As per Statista, home improvement sales in the U.S. are expected to surpass $600 billion by 2027 .

Considering these conducive trends, let's take a look at the fundamentals of the three B-rated Home Improvement & Goods stocks, starting with number 3.

Stock #3: Builders FirstSource, Inc. ( BLDR )

BLDR manufactures and supplies building materials, manufactured components, and construction services to professional homebuilders, sub-contractors, remodelers, and consumers in the U.S.

On February 21, BLDR’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $1 billion of the company’s outstanding shares of common stock, inclusive of the approximately $200 million remaining outstanding in the prior share repurchase plan authorized in April 2023.

The company repurchased 1.60 million shares of its common stock in the fourth quarter that ended December 31, 2023, at an average price of $131.74 per share for $208.90 million, inclusive of fees and taxes.

In 2023, the company repurchased 17.80 million shares of its common stock at an average price of $100.49 per share for $1.80 billion, inclusive of fees and taxes. The company reduced its total shares outstanding by 12.2% in 2023. As of December 31, 2023, shares outstanding were 121.90 million.

BLDR’s trailing-12-month cash from operations of $2.67 billion is 789.7% higher than the industry average of $299.70 million. Its trailing-12-month net income and levered FCF margins of 9.10% and 11.22% are 55.3% and 69.6% higher than the industry averages of 5.86% and 6.61%, respectively.

For the fiscal fourth quarter that ended December 31, 2023, BLDR’s net sales and gross margin stood at $4.15 billion and $1.46 billion, respectively. Moreover, its adjusted EBITDA stood at $685.50 million.

For the same quarter, its adjusted net income stood at $439.30 million, while adjusted net income per share increased 10.6% from the year-ago quarter to $3.55.

Street expects BLDR’s revenue for the fiscal first quarter ending March 2024 to increase 1.4% year-over-year to $3.94 billion. Its EPS is expected to be $2.45 for the same quarter. The company surpassed consensus EPS estimates in each of the trailing four quarters and consensus revenue estimates in three of the trailing four quarters, which is impressive.

The stock has gained 139.8% over the past year to close the last trading session at $188.37. Over the past nine months, it has gained 56.8%.

BLDR’s robust prospects are reflected in its POWR Ratings . The stock has an overall B rating, equating to Buy in our proprietary rating system. The POWR Ratings are calculated by considering 118 distinct factors, with each factor weighted to an optimal degree.

The stock has a B grade for Momentum and Quality. It is ranked #22 within the B-rated 56-stock Home Improvement & Goods industry.

Click here for the additional POWR Ratings for BLDR (Growth, Value, Stability, and Sentiment).

Stock #2: JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. ( JELD )

JELD designs, manufactures, and sells wood, metal, and composite materials doors, windows, and related building products in North America and Europe. 

JELD’s trailing-12-month asset turnover ratio of 1.33x is 65.7% higher than the industry average of 0.80x, while its trailing-12-month cash per share of $3.38 is 45.8% higher than the industry average of $2.32.

For the fiscal fourth quarter that ended December 31, 2023, JELD’s net revenues and gross margin stood at $1.02 billion and $191.70 million, respectively. Moreover, its adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations increased 10.9% year-over-year to $86.50 million.

For the same quarter, its adjusted net income from continuing operations and adjusted net income per share from continuing operations stood at $31.70 million and $0.37, up 9.7% and 8.8% from the year-ago quarter, respectively.

Street expects JELD’s EPS for the fiscal year ending December 2024 to increase 8.5% year-over-year to $1.73. Its revenue is expected to be $4.16 billion for the same year. The company surpassed consensus EPS estimates in each of the trailing four quarters and consensus revenue estimates in three of the trailing four quarters.

The stock has gained 40.4% over the past year to close the last trading session at $18.11. Over the past nine months, it has gained 23.3%.

JELD’s solid fundamentals are reflected in its POWR Ratings. The stock has an overall rating of B, translating to Buy in our proprietary rating system.

JELD has an A grade for Momentum and a B for Value. Within the same industry, it is ranked #14.

Beyond what we’ve stated above, we have also rated the stock for Growth, Stability, Sentiment, and Quality. Get all ratings of JELD here .

Stock #1: Snap-on Incorporated ( SNA )

SNA manufactures and markets tools, equipment, diagnostics, and repair information and systems solutions for professional users worldwide. It operates through Commercial & Industrial Group; Snap-on Tools Group; Repair Systems & Information Group; and Financial Services segments.

On February 15, SNA’s board of directors declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $1.86 per share, payable to shareholders on March 11. SNA has paid consecutive quarterly cash dividends, without interruption or reduction, since 1939.

It pays an annual dividend of $7.44 per share, which translates to a dividend yield of 2.76% on the current share price. Its four-year average yield is 2.52%. SNA’s dividend payments have grown at CAGRs of 14.6% and 14.5% over the past three and five years, respectively.

On November 1, 2023, SNA acquired Mountz, Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of high-precision torque tools, including measurement, calibration, and documentation products, for approximately $40 million in cash.

The acquisition of Mountz complements and expands SNA’s torque offerings to customers in a variety of industries, including aerospace, transportation, and advanced manufacturing. 

SNA’s trailing-12-month cash per share of $19 is 719.6% higher than the industry average of $2.32. Its trailing-12-month net income and levered FCF margins of 19.79% and 15.45% are 237.8% and 133.5% higher than the industry averages of 5.86% and 6.61%, respectively.

For the fiscal fourth quarter that ended December 30, 2023, SNA’s net sales and gross profit stood at $1.20 billion and $577.60 million, up 3.5% and 3% from the prior year quarter, respectively. Moreover, its cash and cash equivalents at end of year increased 32.3% year-over-year to $1 billion.

For the same quarter, its net earnings attributable to SNA and net earnings per share attributable to SNA stood at $255.30 million and $4.75, up 6.9% and 7.5% from the year-ago quarter, respectively.

Street expects SNA’s revenue for the fiscal first quarter ending March 2024 to increase 1.2% year-over-year to $1.20 billion, and its EPS is expected to increase marginally year-over-year to $4.64. The company surpassed consensus EPS estimates in each of the trailing four quarters and consensus revenue estimates in three of the trailing four quarters.

The stock has gained 11.1% over the past year to close the last trading session at $271.23. Over the past nine months, it has gained 3.8%.

SNA’s POWR Ratings reflect its positive prospects. The stock has an overall B rating, equating to Buy in our proprietary rating system.

SNA has an A grade for Quality and a B for Stability. Within the same industry, it is ranked #10.

To see additional POWR Ratings for Growth, Value, Momentum, and Sentiment for SNA, click here .

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How Spanx founder Sara Blakely makes and spends her $1.1 billion fortune

  • Sara Blakely, founder of the shapewear brand Spanx, is worth an estimated $1.1 billion.
  • She lives in a 10,000-square-foot home in Atlanta and owns properties in three other states.
  • She adds to her fortune as a public speaker and guest shark on "Shark Tank."

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Sara Blakely 's $1.1 billion net worth began with scissors and a pair of pantyhose.

Since creating that prototype nearly 30 years ago, her shapewear and clothing company, Spanx , has grown into a $1.2 billion empire.

Here's how Blakely makes and spends her self-made fortune.

Sara Blakely's shapewear brand, Spanx, made her one of the world's youngest self-made female billionaires.

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Inspiration struck in 1998 when Blakely cut the feet off her pantyhose to wear under a pair of pants for a smoother look, according to Spanx's official website . Two years later, her body-shaping invention went into production and was named one of "Oprah's Favorite Things," making it a favorite of celebrities and everyday customers alike.

In 2012, Blakely appeared on the cover of Forbes as the world's then-youngest self-made female billionaire at age 41. Today, at 52 years old, she ranks 22nd on Forbes ' list of America's self-made women with a net worth of $1.1 billion.

In 2021, Blackstone bought a majority stake in Spanx, escalating the company's value to $1.2 billion.

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To celebrate the sale, Blakely gifted all Spanx employees two first-class Delta plane tickets to anywhere in the world and $10,000 cash.

"I really want every employee to celebrate this moment in their own way and create a memory that will last them a lifetime!" Blakely wrote on Instagram .

Blakely appears as a guest shark on ABC's "Shark Tank" helping other entrepreneurs make it big.

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In 2016, Variety reported that the celebrity judges on "Shark Tank" made $50,000 per episode. Blakely appeared as a guest shark on seasons nine and 10.

She travels frequently to speak to audiences about entrepreneurship, overcoming obstacles, and women's empowerment.

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Blakely's speaking fees range from $100,000 to $200,000, according to booking agent AAE Speakers .

"Even though I give speeches all the time, I still get scared," she wrote in an Instagram post in August. "Public speaking is on my long list of fears (along with flying which I also do all the time). The only way to build courage is to feel the fear and do it anyway."

Blakely primarily lives in Atlanta, where the Spanx headquarters are located, but she owns several other homes.

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Blakely owns a 10,000-square-foot home in Atlanta that features a gumball machine and sauna and steam rooms, People magazine reported.

In 2011, she purchased two lots on Florida's Clearwater Beach for $8.8 million, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

She also owns homes in New Fairfield, Connecticut, and La Jolla, California, according to a 2011 New Yorker profile. She purchased a 37th-floor apartment overlooking Central Park in New York City for $12.11 million in 2008, then sold it for $30 million in 2014, The New York Daily News reported.

She married Marquis Jet co-founder Jesse Itzler in 2008 and has four children.

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Blakely and Itzler met at a charity poker tournament in 2006 and bonded over not knowing anything about the game, Business Insider previously reported, citing a report in Atlanta Weddings .

They wed in a lavish ceremony at the Gasparilla Inn in Boca Grande, Florida, with over 400 guests in attendance, The New York Times reported.

Despite her billionaire status, a 2014 Wall Street Journal profile revealed that she drives a Toyota minivan to work.

She owns a minority stake in the Atlanta Hawks and has invested in other female founders.

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In 2022, Blakely invested in the skincare brand Supergoop!, which is also part of Blackstone's portfolio of businesses, according to a Business Wire press release.

She has also committed to giving at least half of her wealth to charity by signing the Giving Pledge.

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In 2013, Blakely became the first self-made female billionaire to sign the Giving Pledge created by Bill Gates, Melinda French Gates, and Warren Buffett, according to the Sara Blakely Foundation . Her foundation has since given millions to charities focusing on uplifting women and girls around the world.

"I pledge to invest in women because I believe it offers one of the greatest returns on investment," she wrote in a letter on the foundation's website.

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