4 Great Business Ideas Teenagers Can Start On Their Own

Teenagers need to earn money just like everyone else. Unless you’re from a wealthy family that gives you money for nothing, you’re probably looking for ways to make money.

A part-time job is what most teenagers tend to look for when they decide that it’s time to start earning their own money and that’s a great option.

But for the more motivated and entrepreneurial teens, here are some great business ideas teenagers can do on their own.

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Whether your saving up for your first car, to play on that sports team or just to earn money for the sake of having money, there are some very profitable business ideas that any motivated teenager can accomplish.


1. Pickup Dog Poop

Ok I know this sounds like a crappy job but the truth is that it’s pretty easy and pretty profitable.

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So many households have dogs and a large majority of them let their dogs poop in their backyard on the grass.

Obviously this poop needs to be cleaned up at some point otherwise the yards get discusting and unusable.

With people’s busy lives they often don’t have time to clean up after their dog or they just forget. This makes for a very good business opportunity.

There are actually a lot of poop removal businesses around North America making big money and they have been for a long time.

What this tells us is that there are a lot of people out there willing to pay money for this service.

What I love about this business is that it’s really simple. You don’t need fancy tools or equipment and so you can start right away with pretty much zero investment.

All you need is some old plastic grocery bags and some motivation.

The best way to start is to knock on the doors of all the houses in your neighbourhood that you already know have dogs.

Let them know that you’re starting your own business cleaning up dog poop from backyards, give them a quote for their yard and see if they’re interested in your service.

It’s probably best to do this with a parent and be sure that you trust the people that you provide this service for.

As for the price, you can quote different prices for each customer depending on the size of the yard/dog or how many dogs they have.

Other companies will charge anywhere from $5 – $15 per yard and usually this job needs to be done once per week.

So you can get your customers on a monthly payment plan where they pay you for the previous 4 weeks. Payment plans are great because then you’ve got a returning customer and you know that you’ll be guaranteed that money every month.

As word of mouth spreads you’ll build your client list and before you know it you can be making really good income.

There’s a great website called Scoopmasters.com that provides a lot of information on starting your own poop removal business and they even have an entire course on it.


2. Your Own Website

The internet provides a lot of opportunity with great earning potential and you don’t need to be a computer geek to capitalize on it.

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I know what you’re thinking…….”I don’t know how to build websites, let alone make money from them”.

That actually doesn’t matter anymore. Nowadays even complete beginners can start their own website or blog and start making money from it.

The reason it’s become possible for beginners to do this is because of all the training programs out there designed to walk you through the steps of setting this up.

The good training programs will show you every single step you need to take and even give you one-on-one support from professionals.

Most small websites make their money from ads or affiliate sales and the great thing about this is that the sky is the limit for how much money you can earn.

Another reason I love this is because you can do it in your spare time and once the website is set up, it can be making you money while you sleep or while you’re in school.

Also, websites get better as time goes by. By better, I mean that they get more and more traffic as they age. This means that once you have a money making website, it will continue to make you more and more money over time even if you stop working on it.

So if you start the website in high school you could still have it when you get to college. It could be making you money on the side while you’re in college. Heck, you can keep it for the rest of your life and why wouldn’t you if it’s making money?

A lot of people even do this full time and make a lot of money from it.

As for the topic of your website, it could be anything you want. It’s probably best to build a website about a topic you are interested in because then you’ll enjoy it more.

Like I said, it could be anything. Sports, video games, fashion, movies or even book reviews. It is totally wide open and if there is something that you’re interested in, there’s probably other people out there with the same interests looking for websites in that topic.

As for the training, your best bet is to learn all of this from Wealthy Affiliate. They are the top rated training program and they have the best support in the industry.

There are a lot of other training programs for building profitable websites but none of them will compare to Wealthy Affiliate. That’s actually the place I learned to build this website and now I make good money from this


3. Mowing Lawns

This might seem like an obvious choice but that’s because it’s tried and tested. We know that it works and you can make good money from this right away.

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Mowing lawns is just the beginning of what is a great opportunity. In addition to that, there is watering service, raking leaves, weed pulling and anything else to do with lawn care.

The one thing a lot of people say when I bring this up is, “But then I’d have to buy a lawn mower”.

This is a good point but you can get around it. You see, most people who have lawns, also own lawn mowers and so you can just use the clients mower to cut their grass.

So at first you could only take on clients who own their own mower and after you’ve saved up enough money you can buy your own and expand your business.

There are plenty of great websites that will show you exactly how to start your own lawn mowing business just in case you don’t feel confident enough to start.

This is similar to the dog poop removal business in the sense that you can gain clients that repeatedly pay you month after month.

So once you get enough clients you don’t have to go looking for them anymore. You just do the work and collect the money.


4. Shoveling Snow

Obviously this one only applies to people who live in colder climates but for those people it’s a great opportunity.

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So many people don’t have the time or physical ability to shovel their own snow so if you don’t mind a little bit of hard work or cold weather you can make some good money providing a helpful service.

Usually it’s senior citizens who are unable to shovel their own snow or they just don’t want to and they’re more than happy to pay someone to do it.

Most houses already have a shovel so you can even start without having to buy one or maybe your parents will let you use theirs.

This is another simple business idea and it can actually be combined as an additional service to a lawn mowing business.

If you’ve already gained lawn mowing clients then there’s a good chance that those same people will be willing to pay you to remove their snow as well.

For good tips and advice on starting your own snow removal business have a look at this website.


Final Thoughts

 So now you’ve got 4 great ideas that can help you make some extra money. I’m sure you have the ability and the motivation to start on one of these but you just need to decide which one is right for you.

They all have the potential for great profits but I’d have to say that a website/blog has the potential for the most income out of all of these.

So there are a few unique business ideas for teenagers. In addition to these 4 ideas, you could try combining two of them.

For example, you could start a dog poop removal business and then blog about it as well. This would give you an interesting topic to blog about and a lot of other kids would be very interested in that.

You could make money from both and motivate other kids to start their own business at the same time.

There are so many huge perks to owning your own business and so I don’t see any reason wait until you’re an adult.

Just imagine, you don’t have to have a boss, you don’t have to go to a job interview, you don’t need a resume and you can set your own hours.

In addition to those perks, the potential for eaning more money is huge. You don’t have to limit yourself to an hourly wage when you own your own business. The harder you work the more money you make.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please don’t hesitate to ask me questions or leave comments in the box below. I always respond ASAP.

Also, if you want some FREE info on how I started making money from my first website, have a look right here.




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