14 year old wants to start Internet business

by msmonline 133 replies
Can someone recommend a GOOD internet marketing/affiliate training program for a 14 year old kid that has ZERO knowledge of doing business on the internet. My son wants to start an internet business, but I don't want to put him on the wrong track with the wrong training. I'd also rather see him do this than stay on those video games ALL SUMMER long.

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  • Profile picture of the author Stephen Root
    14 years old wants to start a business... sorry to break it to you but it's not going to happen. 14 years old can't run a business. What you can do is the get him to blog about those games he plays and monetize that. You run the business and let him do the content and he earns percentage. Teach him how to do social media promotion etc. That works great with kids.
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    • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
      How about buying and selling on Ebay? I don't know the age limit for Ebay, so you may have to be the account holder and take responsibility. He could go to jumble sales, charity sales, closing down sales and buy stuff to sell.

      Blogging is a good way of learning about pay per click, managing a site, affiliate marketing etc. But it takes time for a blog to be found.

      I've a feeling someone here started a forum or site for young warriors. Can't remember who though.
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    • Profile picture of the author CPA
      Originally Posted by Stephen Root View Post

      14 years old wants to start a business... sorry to break it to you but it's not going to happen. 14 years old can't run a business. What you can do is the get him to blog about those games he plays and monetize that. You run the business and let him do the content and he earns percentage. Teach him how to do social media promotion etc. That works great with kids.
      Oh really? You can't be serious.

      I'm 14 and I've already made and still make thousands each month. And I know atleast 10 other 14-year olds that make money online already.
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      • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
        Originally Posted by CPA View Post

        Oh really? You can't be serious.

        I'm 14 and I've already made and still make thousands each month. And I know atleast 10 other 14-year olds that make money online already.
        Good for you.

        I know plenty of teenagers who do as well.

        Teenagers make much better IM startups than older people

        For the reasons I mentioned.

        Any teenagers out there - ignore the oldies and their ego's Show them how it is done.

        Age is nothing to do with it - it is all Mind. Teenagers have the right Mindset for business.
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        • Profile picture of the author AlfredKo
          14 years old is still young.
          There's just so much things to learn; language, design, programming, management etc.
          At such young age, build him a strong asset or foundation and he/she will survive for life.

          You can ask him to work for you during the weekends or manage some of your projects.
          Or throw him some video tutorials to create some minisites, landing page for you while learning php.
          Once he graduated later, he'll become a BEAST, armed with skills and business knowledge.

          And video games ain't bad either.
          Those who played video games are generally more creative and "think outside the box", in a way hehe.
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          • Profile picture of the author VegasVince
            Originally Posted by AlfredKo View Post

            14 years old is still young.
            There's just so much things to learn; language, design, programming, management etc.
            At such young age, build him a strong asset or foundation and he/she will survive for life.

            You can ask him to work for you during the weekends or manage some of your projects.

            And video games ain't bad either.
            Those who played video games are generally more creative and think outside the box 'in a way'.

            Yeah...kids are all dumb...and certainly not smart enough for the IM world... and chicks should be barefoot and pregnant etc etc.

            Un-frigging-believable.....that we're living in the year 2009.....and this is still the mindset of many.


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          • Profile picture of the author Zach Booker
            Like Vince said it's ridiculous,

            Let me let you in on a tiny secret, the very sucessful people in the IM field don't learn design or programming or even managment. (Keep it on the DL, that's kid talk for down low btw)

            To the OP I'm 15 and started when I was 13-14ish.

            In the online world there really is no age barrier and I don't exactly advertise that i'm 15 due to people like AlfredKo.

            Anyway I currently make more per day than what most kids make per month working at Wendys all summer. (Yeah I know what a shitty place Wendys is to work at. )

            If your child truly takes an interest in business than internet marketing is right up his ally.

            Your main concern should be maintaing his social life so that he isn't always glued to the computer(It's hard when you know how much money there is to be made). For example I work monday to friday very hard, but than don't check e-mails or anything on the weekends. And the beauty of it is that internet marketing makes you enough money to have the biggest parties all year round.

            Anyway it should be up to him if he wants to give er a go or not. (Cause it won't work if he's not totally inlove with IM

            Zach

            Originally Posted by AlfredKo View Post

            14 years old is still young.
            There's just so much things to learn; language, design, programming, management etc.
            At such young age, build him a strong asset or foundation and he/she will survive for life.

            You can ask him to work for you during the weekends or manage some of your projects.
            Or throw him some video tutorials to create some minisites, landing page for you while learning php.
            Once he graduated later, he'll become a BEAST, armed with skills and business knowledge.

            And video games ain't bad either.
            Those who played video games are generally more creative and "think outside the box", in a way hehe.
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      • Profile picture of the author HappyCommando
        Originally Posted by CPA View Post

        Oh really? You can't be serious.

        I'm 14 and I've already made and still make thousands each month. And I know atleast 10 other 14-year olds that make money online already.
        Good for you and your 10+ friends. Would you mind answering the question for our fellow Warrior so he may better direct his son to achieve his dreams?
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        • Profile picture of the author JAIDEEP2959
          Let him go for gaming and children toys niche.
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        • Profile picture of the author aneel90
          I think you should give your kida little feel of the internet market first... adsense isn't a bad idea, most kids start with that, let him gradually learn and he will evolve on his own onto the next level
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        • Profile picture of the author Derek_Thomas
          Not to repeat what has already been said, but a 14 entrepreneur is not only possible, but should be encouraged! Of course he can do it!

          First lesson...NEVER listen to the naysayers!

          My advice...you must check out Ed Dale's Thirty Day Challenge. It is a free guide teaching "newbies" the basics of Internet Marketing, and more than one teenager has successfully completed the challenge and earned their first dollar online.

          The pre-season is underway now with plenty of time to catch up before the actual season begins the first of August! It's a very exciting time, and I'll definitely be there. Hope to see your son there as well.

          Here's the link (it's FREE by the way)

          Thirty Day Challenge

          *** I just noticed the link has already been shared, but it's so good I thought I'd post it again!

          Best of luck to your son!!

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      • Profile picture of the author elliec
        Originally Posted by CPA View Post

        Oh really? You can't be serious.

        I'm 14 and I've already made and still make thousands each month. And I know atleast 10 other 14-year olds that make money online already.
        Rock on kid! Why don't you develop a step-by-step tutorial program for kids to get into IM with a small investment (from their allowance or parents lol) based on your model and experience. I know I would buy it for my 13 year old.
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        • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
          Originally Posted by elliec View Post

          Rock on kid! Why don't you develop a step-by-step tutorial program for kids to get into IM with a small investment (from their allowance or parents lol) based on your model and experience. I know I would buy it for my 13 year old.
          I would buy it for mu sons for the inspiration as well.

          I believe many more teens would start IM businesses if they saw others being successful.

          Keep in mind that most teens would be actively discouraged by parents, relatives and peers who want to see them get an "honest, proper job".

          There are millions out there who still think IM is some dark, murky underground world, not suitable for their kids.

          Ashey Qualls had to deal with all sorts of nonsense from her divorced parents and brother as well as running the business - a huge pressure for a your teenager who was raking in $70K per month even then, but she handle it herself.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Iser
      Originally Posted by Stephen Root View Post

      14 years old wants to start a business... sorry to break it to you but it's not going to happen. 14 years old can't run a business. What you can do is the get him to blog about those games he plays and monetize that. You run the business and let him do the content and he earns percentage. Teach him how to do social media promotion etc. That works great with kids.
      You made me login just to write this - jeez.

      It's your kind of posts that make me shrug and lead people astray when I lurk WF every now and then.

      Don't discriminate youth. I've seen some amazing young people run businesses at young ages.

      In reference to a training,

      Get him acquainted in the CPA Marketing game. There are lots of good offers that will cater more to his interest than selling ebooks.

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      • Profile picture of the author Treece
        My daughter started her business when she was 12 and she is 17 now. Kids can certainly start businesses, but need a mentor and someone over 18 who can handle the legal aspects. Many sites, such as eBay, do not let minors have accounts. Kids can not legally enter in contracts by themselves, although they can certainly earn money and pay taxes.

        The biggest problem I've seen with kid bloggers is that they have to get traffic just like the rest of us and as we all know, that's often the hardest part.

        Another option would be to pull your child into your existing business. Hiring your child to do internet tasks is a great way to learn on a live business. I teach my girls new things on a regular basis. Recently, I showed one how to do Yahoo answers - she loves it. She types amazingly fast, relates to the audience she is answering to, and has learned to incorporate helpful links that benefit the reader AND her business. Hiring your kids also has great tax benefits.
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    • Profile picture of the author VegasVince
      Originally Posted by Stephen Root View Post

      14 years old wants to start a business... sorry to break it to you but it's not going to happen. 14 years old can't run a business. What you can do is the get him to blog about those games he plays and monetize that. You run the business and let him do the content and he earns percentage. Teach him how to do social media promotion etc. That works great with kids.


      Are you serious, dude?

      That's gotta be about the most closed minded response I've heard in this joint in quite a while.....

      To the OP....have your kid study a warrior in this very house named David Wilkinson. (google his name)

      He started out when he was 12.....and the kid is a marketing friggin' machine! He's now 15.....and ask the legendary Frank Kern about him! Cuz he'll vouch for him too!

      Learned about David from another Warrior named Jason Moffatt...and the kid blew Mo away...and that's hard to do...cuz JaMo doesn't impress easy.

      I've spoken to David before and he's the real deal.....put out some of the best video primers I've ever had the pleasure of learning from....and he's 25 years my junior.

      So to come out and say a kid can't do this...is flat out crazy. And what would you base a statement like that on?????? Cuz the facts don't back you'se up, jack!

      I suspect David makes more money then most of the critics, cynics, and naysayers who can't believe a kid that young might be smarter then they are.

      I have no ego problem...telling anyone who cares to listen...the kid is smarter then me...about a whole lot of things!

      He's smarter then a lot of peeps in this house....makes more money then most here too....so don't believe for one second it can't be done....cuz he's not the first, only, or last teenager to have made serious bling in this industry.



      xxx Vegas Vince
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    • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
      Originally Posted by Stephen Root View Post

      14 years old wants to start a business... sorry to break it to you but it's not going to happen. 14 years old can't run a business. What you can do is the get him to blog about those games he plays and monetize that. You run the business and let him do the content and he earns percentage. Teach him how to do social media promotion etc. That works great with kids.
      We dont need chicken littles here.

      Regardless of age, he has every right to try. Succeed or fail, he should be congratulated for having this mindset so early in life. I certainly wish I had.

      I would strongly suggest, seeking a mentor, one who can touch on various aspects of doing business online, and not just the techie stuff. If you cant find a mentor, get your son along to as many internet marketing seminars as possible. This strategy alone has really fast tracked my progress over the last few months, and many have been free to attend.

      Best of luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author Creative Thinker
      Originally Posted by Stephen Root View Post

      14 years old wants to start a business... sorry to break it to you but it's not going to happen. 14 years old can't run a business. What you can do is the get him to blog about those games he plays and monetize that. You run the business and let him do the content and he earns percentage. Teach him how to do social media promotion etc. That works great with kids.
      My bro runs a wordpress blog and is 15 yr old. Though he doesn't make any money off it right now, he is learning a lot of business principles.
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      • Profile picture of the author Stephen Root
        Originally Posted by Creative Thinker View Post

        My bro runs a wordpress blog and is 15 yr old. Though he doesn't make any money off it right now, he is learning a lot of business principles.
        Like I said few posts above, I think that's the right way to go.

        Zach Booker,
        If 14 years old really can do all the accounting and EVERYTHING related to running a business, hell yes give him those things to do, brilliant way to learn. But I still think that for the most 14 years olds it's so damn boring they won't do it properly. But instead if dad does all that, think about how much fun the boy can have while earning and doing something he likes.

        All business related tasks should be outsourced in my opinion. It's good to thing to learn in the beginning even I suggest you learn how to do basic accounting so you don't get screwed.
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        • Profile picture of the author ZTsJourNeY
          Originally Posted by Stephen Root View Post

          Like I said few posts above, I think that's the right way to go.

          Zach Booker,
          If 14 years old really can do all the accounting and EVERYTHING related to running a business, hell yes give him those things to do, brilliant way to learn. But I still think that for the most 14 years olds it's so damn boring they won't do it properly. But instead if dad does all that, think about how much fun the boy can have while earning and doing something he likes.

          All business related tasks should be outsourced in my opinion. It's good to thing to learn in the beginning even I suggest you learn how to do basic accounting so you don't get screwed.
          Hi Stephen,

          Business is not all about accounting or something similar to that. A 14-year-old kid who can run a business successfully doesn't mean that he needs to know all the "business" technical stuff or jargon or whatsoever.

          That just simply means that this particular kid has an extremely powerful kind of mental/concept to run a very successful business.

          Furthermore, no one in this world will run a successful business without "outsourcing" though. We all know "outsourcing" is one of the most important parts to success.

          No offense Stephen, I just wanna clarify the things.

          Cheers.

          Zach
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          • Profile picture of the author waken
            Hehe.. Rich Dad hires professionals to grow his business and yet he knows little about all those academic stuff but still a boss to the so-called professionals.

            Originally Posted by ZTsJourNeY View Post

            Hi Stephen,

            Business is not all about accounting or something similar to that. A 14-year-old kid who can run a business successfully doesn't mean that he needs to know all the "business" technical stuff or jargon or whatsoever.

            That just simply means that this particular kid has an extremely powerful kind of mental/concept to run a very successful business.

            Furthermore, no one in this world will run a successful business without "outsourcing" though. We all know "outsourcing" is one of the most important parts to success.

            No offense Stephen, I just wanna clarify the things.

            Cheers.

            Zach
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            • Profile picture of the author ZTsJourNeY
              Originally Posted by waken View Post

              Hehe.. Rich Dad hires professionals to grow his business and yet he knows little about all those academic stuff but still a boss to the so-called professionals.

              Yeah, that's just all about "how you think" and "how you do" things though. In fact, everyone has a very different kind of perception.
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    • Profile picture of the author ZTsJourNeY
      Originally Posted by Stephen Root View Post

      14 years old wants to start a business... sorry to break it to you but it's not going to happen. 14 years old can't run a business. What you can do is the get him to blog about those games he plays and monetize that. You run the business and let him do the content and he earns percentage. Teach him how to do social media promotion etc. That works great with kids.
      I totally disagree with you though. There are so many teenagers having great success lately.

      There is a 14-year-old Singaporean kid who has been raking in millions by creating his very own social networking platform.

      Kids nowadays are AWESOME!!
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    • Profile picture of the author waken
      Originally Posted by Stephen Root View Post

      14 years old wants to start a business... sorry to break it to you but it's not going to happen. 14 years old can't run a business. What you can do is the get him to blog about those games he plays and monetize that. You run the business and let him do the content and he earns percentage. Teach him how to do social media promotion etc. That works great with kids.
      Wrong! wrong! It might not be you or me but there are exceptional people out there..Check this out..

      About Carl Ocab | Make Money Online with a 13-year old
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      • Profile picture of the author Stephen Root
        Originally Posted by waken View Post

        Wrong! wrong! It might not be you or me but there are exceptional people out there..Check this out..

        About Carl Ocab | Make Money Online with a 13-year old
        Come on, how many people are like Carl? I know about Carl and lot's of other "kid genius" type of people. It still doesn't change the fact that your average teenager isn't going to do accounting properly for example because it's so damn boring. I was doing business with candy in the school when I was 14 but accounting, no way.. I just liked the extra money.

        Originally Posted by ZTsJourNeY View Post

        Business is not all about accounting or something similar to that. A 14-year-old kid who can run a business successfully doesn't mean that he needs to know all the "business" technical stuff or jargon or whatsoever.

        That just simply means that this particular kid has an extremely powerful kind of mental/concept to run a very successful business.

        Furthermore, no one in this world will run a successful business without "outsourcing" though. We all know "outsourcing" is one of the most important parts to success.

        No offense Stephen, I just wanna clarify the things.

        Cheers.

        Zach
        No offense taken and you are absolutely right. But I still say that it's probably not the best thing to offer for 14 years old when you can offer him much easier way.

        And in general, what are you people trying to tell me here with all your "you are wrong" posts and links to some kids making money? How does that help the thread starter? Is his kid one of these kid geniuses? Could very well be and time will tell but let's just assume he's just a normal kid wanting to make few bucks online ok?
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        • Profile picture of the author CmdrStidd
          Originally Posted by Stephen Root View Post

          Come on, how many people are like Carl? I know about Carl and lot's of other "kid genius" type of people. It still doesn't change the fact that your average teenager isn't going to do accounting properly for example because it's so damn boring. I was doing business with candy in the school when I was 14 but accounting, no way.. I just liked the extra money.
          Let me throw out a name that you have not heard of, unless you are from Cincinnati, Ohio. Dana Eric Terrell. At 14 this young man was selling Tupperware for Topper Sales Tupperware Distributorship being run by Betty and Lenny Probasco. At 14 he was out selling most managers who had been in the business much longer than he was. He was doing the parties, filling out all the paperwork, writing the checks, counting the cash and checks and doing the deposits, bagging the orders and delivering them. I know he was doing all this because he was and is me. How dare you try to put limitations on anyone. If the kid wants to be in business in IM then more power to him. To you I say we have enough nay-sayers around here as it is. There's the door, just don't let the doorknob hit ya where the Good Lord split ya!

          As to the OP:

          First things first, what is it that your 14 year old is good at? Find out what his likes and dislikes are and go from there. Don't take just what you hear from on here as nothing we offer might be in line with what he likes to do.

          Second, make one simple rule right from the beginning, and it is the same rule my mom made with me before I started selling the Tupperware. If the grades start suffering because of the business, then the business becomes the books until the grades come back up. You can run the IM business during that time but the grades are far more important than any amount of money he can be earning online or offline.

          Any other nay-sayers can come deal with me directly cuz I am tired of seeing different ones on here telling others what they can and can't do. The wildcat is out the cage and I AM NOT A JOKE!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Raiel Schwartz
      Originally Posted by Stephen Root View Post

      14 years old wants to start a business... sorry to break it to you but it's not going to happen. 14 years old can't run a business. What you can do is the get him to blog about those games he plays and monetize that. You run the business and let him do the content and he earns percentage. Teach him how to do social media promotion etc. That works great with kids.
      Complete bollocks, I wouldn't say I am the "average" teenager, but I started my first "adventures" of internet marketing at 14-15 and there was a time period where I was racking in $200-$500/day. Now those times have long gone (I was doing a lot of Social Network Marketing, myspace, etc) but don't underestimate teenagers. They can make money, they just need to learn the basics first (IM terminology, .html, how to set up websites, etc) then they need to read up on marketing principals and tactics. I always say age is irrelevant, it's always experince, a 14 year old starting out has the same opportunitity to make money online as a 24 year old. My only advice for the original poster is to make sure he doesn't get cut up into scams or "get rich quick" schemes. Have him choose something he wants to do, and make him focus on that ONLY. Procrastanation and Inconsistency is the #1 reason why marketers FAIL to make a dime internet marketing. Who knows, maybe by the time your son is 18 he'll be the next Mike Filsaime.

      A blog on the games he plays and his opinions on them may be a good star, buy a domain name, use wordpress, monetize using adsense at first then if he gets really good he can sell adspace on his website. I never liked blogging for profits though, if I were you I'd teach him about niche marketing - making products in niches outside Internet Marketing and driving traffic to his website through a combination of SEO, Article Marketing, Building Backlinks, and PPC (if you want to allow that in his budget)

      Definitely encourage him to start an internet business, even if he doesn't get anything up and running for a few months (or years) he'll learn a lot about business and marketing and he'll be ahead of his peers when it comes to real-world business.

      Originally Posted by Joeman View Post

      He's a kid, with a kids mind and a kids way of speaking, and easy access to other kids!
      He's your new secret weapon

      Start affiliate review sites for toys, games, other kids stuff. Get him to tell you his thoughts, even buy him a few toys to play with and make some promotional videos.
      get him to spread the word on Bebo, Facebook, all the other social media site that kids hang out on.

      Once other kids see his reviews, they will want the toys too and will pester their parents to buy them.

      Kid power is awsome marketing tool - use it to your advantage
      Your making him sound like a toddler - I can't speak for most teens but @ 14 I think we step away from "toys". If you really want him to market on social network sites to his friends and other teens, then he can easily get them to sign up for "free" stuff - ringtone, wallpapers, etc. A lot of teens are oblivious to the fact that it's not "free" and that they may get a virus (but same problem happens with some older folks as well). I don't think he'll be able to market to "kids" better, the only thing he'll be able to do is know what they "want" and have better insight because he is a teen himself. One good thing about being young and into internet marketing is that since we grew up with computers - we are better adapted to it. Building websites and learning all the technical stuff will come easier to people who've been exposed to it more often.
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      • Profile picture of the author Stephen Root
        Originally Posted by Craig.Michaels View Post

        Complete bollocks
        My post is bollocks and yet...
        A blog on the games he plays and his opinions on them may be a good star, buy a domain name, use wordpress, monetize using adsense at first then if he gets really good he can sell adspace on his website. I never liked blogging for profits though, if I were you I'd teach him about niche marketing - making products in niches outside Internet Marketing and driving traffic to his website through a combination of SEO, Article Marketing, Building Backlinks, and PPC (if you want to allow that in his budget)
        you tell him to do exactly what I did which is to start blogging about games.

        But you said it well, the biggest problem is inconsistency.
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        • Profile picture of the author Raiel Schwartz
          Originally Posted by Stephen Root View Post

          My post is bollocks and yet...
          you tell him to do exactly what I did which is to start blogging about games.

          But you said it well, the biggest problem is inconsistency.
          I didn't read the entire thread when I posted the reply I made above. I'm just saying have a blog to get his feet wet - do I personally recommend it - not really. I don't think it will be easy - or worth his time to have 1 blog to make his main source of income (of course some will disagree) - 10 blogs on 10 different niches w/ affiliate links and drip feed content. Then we may be getting on to something
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    • Profile picture of the author TelegramSam
      Originally Posted by Stephen Root View Post

      14 years old wants to start a business... sorry to break it to you but it's not going to happen. 14 years old can't run a business. What you can do is the get him to blog about those games he plays and monetize that. You run the business and let him do the content and he earns percentage. Teach him how to do social media promotion etc. That works great with kids.

      Hey Stephen,

      Just because you didn't start a business at 14 doesn't mean someone else can't.

      Even if the lad makes and loses a million before he is 18 he will learn some valuable life lessons.

      Then he can make another million before he is 20.

      Sh*t, my grandad was hauling coal out of a mine at 14. He would let you know it's a lot easier sitting in front of a computer.

      With some good guidance, there is no reason why anyone old enough to use a keyboard can't at least make some extra pocket money and maybe even hit it big.

      They will certainly have fewer "reasons" why something can't be done than us "more experienced" people and that is half the battle.

      Sam
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      • Profile picture of the author Stephen Root
        Originally Posted by TelegramSam View Post

        Just because you didn't start a business at 14 doesn't mean someone else can't.
        Sorry, didn't bother to read rest of your post and much less answer to it since you obviously didn't read my posts. Otherwise you would have known that I actually had a business at age of 14.
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        • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
          Originally Posted by Stephen Root View Post

          Sorry, didn't bother to read rest of your post and much less answer to it since you obviously didn't read my posts. Otherwise you would have known that I actually had a business at age of 14.
          So why did you respond to the starter of this thread by stating:

          "14 years old wants to start a business... sorry to break it to you but it's not going to happen. 14 years old can't run a business".?
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    • Profile picture of the author la dominatrix
      Originally Posted by Stephen Root View Post

      14 years old wants to start a business... sorry to break it to you but it's not going to happen. 14 years old can't run a business. What you can do is the get him to blog about those games he plays and monetize that. You run the business and let him do the content and he earns percentage. Teach him how to do social media promotion etc. That works great with kids.
      That has to win the prize for the best neanderthal remark I have heard this week. I know plenty of teenagers that are earning more than I am, and I was fourteen when I started my own business and my husband was eleven.

      I know what I would rather my fourteen year old was doing and it would not be playing games. One thing I would do is to treat him or her to an education. I would pay for an annual subsription to wealthy affiliate.com and make sure that he knows what he is doing and mentor him as well
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    • Profile picture of the author Devan Koshal
      Originally Posted by Stephen Root View Post

      14 years old wants to start a business... sorry to break it to you but it's not going to happen. 14 years old can't run a business. What you can do is the get him to blog about those games he plays and monetize that. You run the business and let him do the content and he earns percentage. Teach him how to do social media promotion etc. That works great with kids.
      Woooah, i open my first online business when i was 13. Don't be so stereotypical.
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      • Profile picture of the author NickiOZJ
        I have to also recommend Ed Dale's Thirty Day Challenge! Google it.

        I have had people ask me what "that internet thingie is" and I recommend them there. If it is as good as 2007 AND 2008 (I'm sure it will exceed both this year) then it is worth any $997 training program. It teaches the basics, step-by-step, and always uses the most cutting edge tools. Also it builds businesses that LAST, not fast-cash-faster-fizzle techniques.

        Plus you can't beat the price: Free!

        or the delivery method: Video!

        Had I had this when I first started out, I would have gotten my first Clickbank check at 17 rather than 20!

        30 Day challenge... can't recommend it enough for all of you, but especially the young, the newbies, and the Home-schoolers like I was who want the world as their oyster!

        With 20 days until the challenge starts, there's plenty of time to catch up on preseason!

        Best of luck to your kid!
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        • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
          Originally Posted by NickiOZJ View Post

          I have to also recommend Ed Dale's Thirty Day Challenge! Google it.

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          Does the 30 day challenge teach PPC?

          PPC is the one thing that teens may not find accessible for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the necessary investement.
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          • Profile picture of the author NickiOZJ
            Originally Posted by Adrian Cooper View Post

            Does the 30 day challenge teach PPC?

            PPC is the one thing that teens may not find accessible for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the necessary investement.
            It may, I don't use PPC so I would have ignored that if it had. If you want an awesome guide to ppc I would try just about anything by Perry Marshall.

            Like I said, I don't use any kind of paid traffic, but Perry Marshall's work is about the only ppc guide I didn't want to chuck in the bin or hurl off the balcony in frustration. Very good stuff. I believe Perry Marshall has a self titled .com.

            This is just my opinion, your mileage may vary.

            edit:

            I may not have mentioned this earlier, and at 4am I am to tired to investigate, however I will now say that Ed Dale's "The Thirty Day Challenge" is Free to join and uses Free tools. Since Google does make you pay shortly after your ads are placed... It seems counterintuitive to the spirit of the idea to use PPC. (Unless you have earned the seed $ first.)

            Ok, well, at the end they teach Adwords. I've never noticed before.

            Kids, you DO NOT need to pay to get traffic to your monetized website!
            Google article marketing, seo, and web 2.0 marketing. It's cheap and time-consuming, but very effective. Please don't spend money you don't have. It costs less than $100 to start a business on the web. PPC is not for beginners, you could lose (your parent's) shirt.

            -Peace
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            • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
              Originally Posted by NickiOZJ View Post

              PPC is not for beginners, you could lose (your parent's) shirt.

              -Peace
              Absolutely.

              If it is your own money, you are motivated to be very disciplined about your PPC campaigns and keep on top of them. Kids might treat it more like a casino

              There is a gazillion ways to drive traffic for free, and the options are increasing all the time.
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              • Profile picture of the author Zach Booker
                Not true.

                If you child isn't disciplined and mature enough to treat other peoples money with more care and respect than his own than he shouldn't be trying to make money online.

                The minute you think the world is your instant ATM is the minute you fail.

                Even if your in affiliate marketing, like I am, you always have to value every customer not treat them like their just money. (Yes treating them with value, in the long run, will make you more money.)

                But your're 100% correct that he should use 'free' methods until he has the bankroll to do PPC. (If he even wants to at all) :p

                Zach

                Originally Posted by Adrian Cooper View Post

                Absolutely.

                If it is your own money, you are motivated to be very disciplined about your PPC campaigns and keep on top of them. Kids might treat it more like a casino

                There is a gazillion ways to drive traffic for free, and the options are increasing all the time.
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    • Profile picture of the author majidmaskat
      Originally Posted by Stephen Root View Post

      14 years old wants to start a business... sorry to break it to you but it's not going to happen. 14 years old can't run a business. What you can do is the get him to blog about those games he plays and monetize that. You run the business and let him do the content and he earns percentage. Teach him how to do social media promotion etc. That works great with kids.
      sorry to take away your point but, 14 year olds can run a successfull business online. the only problem that they will face is make financial decsions since tbhey probaby i assume do not have any credit cards. so reltaing back to the point, i happen to know a 15 year old who makes more than me, in fact he is one of the big shots who makes six figures a month, that is $100,000+. hegoes by the name of josh buckley. so there you go, maybe this person is more smarter than the average child, maybe not that is my point.
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    • Profile picture of the author kswr123
      Originally Posted by Stephen Root View Post

      14 years old wants to start a business... sorry to break it to you but it's not going to happen. 14 years old can't run a business. What you can do is the get him to blog about those games he plays and monetize that. You run the business and let him do the content and he earns percentage. Teach him how to do social media promotion etc. That works great with kids.
      What the hell are you on about??

      I started when I was 14, and now I am 16...
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      • Profile picture of the author drooblez
        Originally Posted by Mubarak Waseem View Post

        I started when I was 14, and now I am 16...
        Hey bro, just be careful with what you say. Many forums (including this one) say you must be 18 or older to be a member on. Your age has upsides and downsides in the internet marketing world.

        Some times you can market yourself by saying how young you are and how much money you've made, other times, it is best to keep it on the DL. Such as using Paypal (18+)... I learned that the hard way.
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    • Profile picture of the author ProfitMan
      Originally Posted by Stephen Root View Post

      14 years old wants to start a business... sorry to break it to you but it's not going to happen. 14 years old can't run a business. What you can do is the get him to blog about those games he plays and monetize that. You run the business and let him do the content and he earns percentage. Teach him how to do social media promotion etc. That works great with kids.
      WTF!?

      Why would you tell some one that?

      Dude, in this world anything can happen.

      Whether he succeeds or fails, he will have an excellent head start.

      This one guy I know is only 17. Is a top Internet Marketer. I would hate to reveal his identity because I don't think people know how young he is.

      I am pretty certain he would have started around the same age.

      Get him in now so he really gets an advanatge.

      Kids learn quicker and easier than us. They will take things in and put it to use more.

      I wish them good luck - I think it's a great idea, imagine how well off he will be when he's 18! That's four years. If he's got your backing, this will make it incredibly easier for him.
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      • Profile picture of the author s8999w
        I also think the guy has a shot. I did a lot of cool stuff when I was fourteen. If he's dedicated, creative, and willing to learn, he should be fine! If it turns out not so well, he shouldn't be discouraged, because he's still young, and there's so much to learn. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author msmonline
    Thanks Stephen,....excellent point!
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    Thanks for the feedback Rosetrees
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  • Profile picture of the author JoelMatthews
    Make him a blog, and use adsense and affiliate programs, then he cant really lose anything, and for the future it won't make him have a bleak outlook on the IM business as well as teaching him some things about it for later.
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  • Profile picture of the author billythekid
    wish i was that ambitious at 14. Yeah i second that get him started on blogger or wordpress and plug some adsense and/or affiliates in there.

    best of luck to him!
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
    Originally Posted by msmonline View Post

    Can someone recommend a GOOD internet marketing/affiliate training program for a 14 year old kid that has ZERO knowledge of doing business on the internet. My son wants to start an internet business, but I don't want to put him on the wrong track with the wrong training. I'd also rather see him do this than stay on those video games ALL SUMMER long.

    Thanks

    Gary
    Good for you.

    My three teenage sons - very high achievers at school - have all rejected the usual "human control system" route - "work" - to start their own IM businesses.

    Age is not a barrier, in fact the younger the better for the following reasons:

    1. They have no financial commitments to worry about.

    2. They have the right, positive Mindset, the lack of which causes 97% of all would be IM'ers to fail.

    3. They have no concept of failure, doubt and above all fear. They have dreams, aspirations and enthusiasm, with a success Mindset.

    In short teenagers do not have any of the Mental baggage of older people.

    How to get them started is another matter of course.

    My sons are all phenomenal at technology, and entrepreneurial, but there needs to be a route in to IM that is achievable.

    In general terms though, if any of you have kids that want to shun the human control system, and start IM - back them all the way, ignore the protests of family, friends and others and show them the way.

    Give your kids the absolute Freedom they deserve, most never get, and for which they will be eternally grateful to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dally137
    This indicates that he has will to do something of his own. Good for him and you too. Don't get him to business right away. Ask him to do some research and get hold of the whole IM idea. Then he will know what to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author msmonline
    Wow,

    You guys are awesome! Thanks for all the good feedback. Hopefully everyone with kids get something out of it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave777
    Definitely correct! Teen entrepreneurs are Growing at a faster rate than most want to believe. There's some Great Teen Success stories all over the internet. Uninformed warriors should probably Google and study a good number of the Many interesting business models out there...

    With family support Tons more will continually evolve as the internet becomes an adult itself. A little food for thought from my swipe files which just happens to include a few warriors...
    Top 20 Young Internet Entrepreneurs Under 21
    http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...le-98-off.html
    Conversations With a Teen Entrepreneur - Entrepreneur.com
    Teenage entrepreneurs
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/28/jobs/28teens.html
    http://blogs.openforum.com/2009/06/1...it-like-it-is/
    Teen Podcasters CEO Interview

    Dave
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  • Profile picture of the author zoobie
    There are many kids that can successfully run a business. For example carlob cab... Stanley Tang, and all lot others... What he might need to have is a business mind set rather than technical area on how Internet marketing works. Things like your products USP, what makes people buy, copywriting kind of thing are much more important factores than the methods of generating income/traffic in the Internet..
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  • Profile picture of the author SullyUI
    There's no reason why a 14 year old can't start a business, there have been several examples of younger kids doing very well in business, I think it's just a matter of preparation and helping them with things they can't do until they're 18.
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  • Profile picture of the author Treece
    Note, the original question was for a reference guide on affiliate/internet marketing basic enough for a kid to understand.

    Suggestions, folks?
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  • Profile picture of the author traxmaker
    I've been doing a LOT of research trying to figure out just exactly what I want to do with myself online and had an idea, but didn't know how to get kids involved, your son would be the perfect person for this job. Get him all set with a blog, grab a few NICE HIGH converting affiliates, I believe Maxbounty and CPAStorm would do him justice. These companies pay a few bucks per each survey answered, email submitted etc. And you know those teens all want to know, "What their Ninja Name is", "What Drink They Are" etc. If he can get his friends to his blog doing those surveys, then they will tell their friends and their friends will tell THEIR friends... you know the pattern
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  • Profile picture of the author Igor Kheifets
    Your kid can definitely start of by reselling stuff
    on google like my wife's sister does(she's 14)

    You can also get him a copy of Perry Marshal's
    Adwords course. Which for a -14 year old would
    be pretty good.

    Igor
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    • Profile picture of the author Zach Booker
      Not sure if I'd start off in PPC. It's a very quick market and you can easily loose thousands quickly.
      Maybe something more like article marketing, blogging, etc. Something to build the cash reserve up so she/he can play around with PPC.

      Zach
      Originally Posted by igorhelpsyousucceed View Post

      Your kid can definitely start of by reselling stuff
      on google like my wife's sister does(she's 14)

      You can also get him a copy of Perry Marshal's
      Adwords course. Which for a -14 year old would
      be pretty good.

      Igor
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      • Profile picture of the author traxmaker
        Originally Posted by Zach Booker View Post

        Not sure if I'd start off in PPC. It's a very quick market and you can easily loose thousands quickly.
        Maybe something more like article marketing, blogging, etc. Something to build the cash reserve up so she/he can play around with PPC.

        Zach
        My exact thoughts and also the reason I've not been "man enough" to jump into the PPC field yet. I'm certainly brave but I don't like losing money, especially when my goal is to MAKE money. I think I'm more of a man to wait until I know enough to succeed at it then jump in blind and drown.
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  • Profile picture of the author mediasamurai
    Your kid is really ambitious. That is so nice. You can make him learn about article marketing or maybe all about blogging. I'm sure he will learn a lot and at the same time he will save money for the summer! Good Luck to your kid.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stephen Root
    Guys, 14 years old can't run a business and I didn't meant that as a bad thing. First, you have to have adult for the legal mumbojumbo and second, cashing few thousand dollar CPA or Adsense check isn't really a business. When you reach over a certain point in internet marketing it's a whole different ball game where you have to have your ducks in order to survive. With more money comes bigger investments.

    It's kinda funny when you read my post and after you read the responses. People are responding to things I never actually wrote.

    Did I say he doesn't have right to try? No. I said he can't run a business. Did I suggest how he could try? Yes I did. I even suggested a niche the boy would like, blogging about games he play while his dad takes care of the business side of thing. Business side equals financial handling & planning where I think many 14 years old lacks experience.

    What I said was that 14 years old can easily start with blogging about things he like while somebody does the stuff inside a business that 14 years old just can't do.

    Just as a friendly advice that you should really read the post if you are planning to write negative reply. You can save yourself from that "oops" feeling.
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    • Profile picture of the author Zach Booker
      Originally Posted by Stephen Root View Post

      Guys, 14 years old can't run a business and I didn't meant that as a bad thing. First, you have to have adult for the legal mumbojumbo and second, cashing few thousand dollar CPA or Adsense check isn't really a business.
      I doubt when the OP said 'Internet Business' they meant a full blown business, he simply meant a way for his child to earn extra money. And there are ways around the Legal 'mumbojumbo' with the assistance of your parent or legal guardian co-signing an account. Same with stocks and even your personal bank accounts.

      Originally Posted by Stephen Root View Post

      .Did I say he doesn't have right to try? No. I said he can't run a business. Did I suggest how he could try? Yes I did. I even suggested a niche the boy would like, blogging about games he play while his dad takes care of the business side of thing. Business side equals financial handling & planning where I think many 14 years old lacks experience.
      We all start at the same basic stage, as a 'newbie'. What does an 18 or 21 year old have that a 14 year old doens't? Maybe slightly more "real world" experience, but what other way to gain experience than by entering into the IM field. Personally the route you said he should take, I think, will take a lot of time and he'll just make pennies.

      And he'll get frustrated and give up due to the amount of time being put in and the amount of money that he's making.

      Originally Posted by Stephen Root View Post

      What I said was that 14 years old can easily start with blogging about things he like while somebody does the stuff inside a business that 14 years old just can't do.
      I still don't understand why the child can't handle the 'business side' with the help of his father. That seems better than simply letting the Dad do everything and leaving the kid wondering what all this 'finance stuff' is, right?

      Point being, I see where your coming from. But this kid isn't gonna immediately have a 5 figure business.

      If when I started you told me i'd be forking over 35% of my earning for taxes, having to pay hundreds in tracking and hosting costs every month, and being slapped by Google and instantly loosing hundreds(Just happened the other day) I would've said, "okay maybe this internet marketing stuff isn't right for me."

      You learn as you go, and as you grow so does your knowledge of finance and business management.

      Just because you don't know exactly how to run your internet marketing business doesn't mean that you shouldn't try and than learn as you fail and succeed.

      Zach
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    • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
      Originally Posted by Stephen Root View Post


      What I said was that 14 years old can easily start with blogging about things he like while somebody does the stuff inside a business that 14 years old just can't do.
      You just don't get it do you Stephen?

      So all a 14 year old is good for is blogging now is it?

      I would put up a 14 year old IM starter against "adult" IM starter and back them to win every time.

      A teenager Mind is not full of the garbage and negative Mindset that prevents 97% "adults" from succeeding.
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      • Profile picture of the author Stephen Root
        Originally Posted by apc01 View Post

        You just don't get it do you Stephen?

        So all a 14 year old is good for is blogging now is it?

        I would put up a 14 year old IM starter against "adult" IM starter and back them to win every time.

        A teenager Mind is not full of the garbage and negative Mindset that prevents 97% "adults" from succeeding.
        Jeez.. you really should learn how to read before you reply. It helps to not look like an ass. I merely suggested blogging because his dad said he likes to play video games so it's only logical to start a blog.

        Also if you would have actually read my post I said 14 year old is good for social networks. Which is not because he is 14 but because he probably has been using social networks a long time and with a little bit instructing how to maximize the effect he could achieve results really fast.

        P.S. Are you 14 or somewhere near it?
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        • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
          Originally Posted by Stephen Root View Post

          Jeez.. you really should learn how to read before you reply. It helps to not look like an ass. I merely suggested blogging because his dad said he likes to play video games so it's only logical to start a blog.

          Also if you would have actually read my post I said 14 year old is good for social networks. Which is not because he is 14 but because he probably has been using social networks a long time and with a little bit instructing how to maximize the effect he could achieve results really fast.

          P.S. Are you 14 or somewhere near it?
          I don't intend to get drawn in to a flame war with you or anyone else.

          Your posts come across as grossly underestimating the abilities of teenagers in business, and especially IM business.

          I have three teenage boys so I speak from experience.

          Do you have any teenage children to qualify your views?

          In your original response you were sneering at the prospect of a 14 year old being able to run an IM business, and even now you are suggesting they need help to do the "grown up stuff".

          Well they don't I assure you.

          Bricks and mortar business yes - whole different ball game - but IM is really very easy - it is "adults" that make it hard - or like to think it is hard.
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          • Profile picture of the author Stephen Root
            Originally Posted by apc01 View Post

            Bricks and mortar business yes - whole different ball game - but IM is really very easy - it is "adults" that make it hard - or like to think it is hard.
            This tells me everything I need to know how to read your advices now and in the future. But you are right, flame wars are pointless and everybody's got opinion so I think it's better to stop here.
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            • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
              Originally Posted by Stephen Root View Post

              This tells me everything I need to know how to read your advices now and in the future. But you are right, flame wars are pointless and everybody's got opinion so I think it's better to stop here.
              I am more than happy to accept criticism, providing it is qualified. You can't say something is wrong without saying why.

              Look - adults make it hard because of the Mindset they approach IM with.

              Teenagers have no concept of failure, or procrastination, or fear, or inaction, or any other "adult" issue, while at the same time having a grasp of the Internet way beyond most adults and a phenomenal drive to succeed with boundless energy and enthusiasm.

              The ego of many adults precludes them from accepting that a 14 year old can make a lot of money on the Internet while they struggle or never get started, but that is the adults issue - not the kids.
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  • Profile picture of the author Treece
    Blogging Starter Pack: Blogging For Small Businesses

    Bum Marketing

    Are two possible places to start.
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  • Profile picture of the author twinmom
    My 12 yr old son is very driven to have his own business! He's actually got several projects going and works on all of them every day. He's had some setbacks, but he is thriving on it the learning experience. Here are some of the things he's working on to help you with some ideas for your son:
    --He's got 2 blogs he's working on (get Steve Crooks' guide about blogs and adsense - pm me if you aren't familiar with it and I'll find the link)
    --He's teaching himself game programming
    --He's writing an ebook about one of the games he plays online (complete walkthroughs with screenshots)
    --He's great to outsource work to (and cheap - LOL), except don't mention 'backlinks' to him - he takes off running

    He hasn't made much money yet (just a few dollars on Adsense) but I have no doubt that he's learning some very valuable skills. He can set up a wordpress or joomla site easily, he's developing his critical thinking skills, his writing skills, and learning about money in the meantime.

    I homeschool him (and his twin brother), and we already have plans to continue his entrepreneurship into the school year, as part of his "curriculum". :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    Does your son need to learn from an ebook or program or could you mentor him yourself? I think a good place to start is to start him off with a blog. Get something he is really interested in and yeah it could just be the stuff he likes - pokemon, skateboarding, anything really. Show him how to monetize it with Adsense, Clickbank or other affiliate programs.

    My oldest son is 11 and has his own blog, he doesn't update it much, he isn't too eager anymore about it, but it's there when he gets the urge to blog he does. He has made a few clickbank sales and thinks it is great when he does.

    He also helps me create websites sometimes, of course I go in and make sure they are all ok, he just helps with creating the templates. If he helps me on a website then I give him a percentage of the profit for that site.

    I guess it all depends too on just how dedicated he is or is it a phase that he might grow out of quickly? Have you shown him some of the different areas of Internet Marketing and is there anything he has shown an interest in?
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  • Profile picture of the author Webtigerz
    Banned
    Wow...I wish I could get my kid into actually wanting to work....hehe
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  • Profile picture of the author TheOneAlberon
    I read something about a 13 year old kid that's making a killing on the interent. He borrowed money from his mom or something. I don't know if it was all hype to sell more e-books. I had a look at some of the material and it was really neat so it might have been a hoax all together.

    Start with clickbank and a blog. Should be a quick and easy start.
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  • Profile picture of the author SullyUI
    This is a good trend ... the fact that younger people are interested in entrepreneurship.

    When I was growing up I was never taught anything about owning my own business. I was always taught by my parents and others that going to college and getting a professional job was the only way to make a lot of money, and that anything else was ridiculous.

    I think it's just a trend that we are seeing; more and more people are starting to believe in their own creative abilities and are starting to try out different side projects while working in their jobs.

    And the younger people find it easier to catch on to this mindset because they haven't yet been taught what's wrong (if someone else hasn't got, so in many ways its easier for a younger person to learn about online business, because their minds are like a sponge.
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    • Profile picture of the author AlfredKo
      OK LOOK, there's 2 separate issues.

      I see people trying to defend the young kids here.
      NOBODY here doubt or condemns the young teens' ability to do internet business.

      There are smart people all over the world, and of course anyone can earn big money without any computing knowledge. We all know Bill Gates didn't actually code the Windows OS himself, did he? But if he knows nothing, can he manage the company & his team of programmers?

      My advice is made for parents to control your child for a balance between business & life.

      A young child need to enjoy his teenage life. When a young child becomes rich or financial independent, generally he/she will not persue higher education because it's no longer needed. He will not get a job and work for someone else as well. Later at the age of 30, he will soon realized that time has gone past like that and he misses a big part of his life, his youth or campus life.

      I am sure you guys can relate to this. When you're SO DIFFERENT, NONE of your friends understand what the HECK you're doing; CPA + PPC + CPC + Split Test + Aweber + CTR + comment spamming + Cookie Stuffing...and....whatt?? All they know is Ebay. You can be RICH....but that does not mean you're happy enough, socially. Sooner or later, you will realize money is not everything.

      I am speaking this from my personal experience.
      And I know a few very successful marketers feel the same way.
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      • Profile picture of the author Zach Booker
        Originally Posted by AlfredKo View Post

        I am sure you guys can relate to this. When you're SO DIFFERENT, NONE of your friends understand what the HECK you're doing; CPA + PPC + CPC + Split Test + Aweber + CTR + comment spamming + Cookie Stuffing...and....whatt?? All they know is Ebay. You can be RICH....but that does not mean you're happy enough, socially. Sooner or later, you will realize money is not everything.

        I am speaking this from my personal experience.
        And I know a few very successful marketers feel the same way.
        It's so true.

        I don't talk business with my friends, most don't know I even make any money.

        For me personally the only reason I'm in internet marketing is to be able to afford NYU and as you said the lifestyle college brings.

        Everyones different, but to be honest socially things are always better when you don't have to worry about money. Being able to afford having parties(100+ people) with tons of expensive strobe lights +black lights(makes everything glow in the dark) is a luxury of the expendable cash I am able to earn online.

        And only up's your "coolness".

        Super good point though, the grass is always greener on the other side,

        Zach
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      • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
        Originally Posted by AlfredKo View Post

        OK LOOK, there's 2 separate issues.
        A young child need to enjoy his teenage life. When a young child becomes rich or financial independent, generally he/she will not persue higher education because it's no longer needed. He will not get a job and work for someone else as well. Later at the age of 30, he will soon realized that time has gone past like that and he misses a big part of his life, his youth or campus life.
        What is the point of higher education unless to get a j-o-b or waste a few more years of life that could be spent gaining the only thing that matters - Freedom.

        I know some people see university as an "experience" but I see it as being sucked deeper and deeper in to the very system they should be free from.

        When a person is financially free they can do anything, anywhere, any time, and the sooner a kid starts the better.

        My youngest son, 16 years, is a straight A* student in his exams, yet he has finished education to do IM, despite massive pressure from "friends", relations and others who say he is "wasting his life"".

        I just tell him to go see them in 5 years and see who has got a life then.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sam Smith
    Here comes some personal experience.

    14 is really young. I started a *REAL* online business at 17. (Not internet marketing, which IMO is maybe a little easier than having real inventory etc. and dealing directly with customers). I know that there's a big difference between 14 and 17, etc. but I still have some experience to share.


    That business had a lot of positives, including being financially better than the jobs all my friends had, but it stressed me out a lot and distracted me from some perhaps more important things. One big positive is that it taught me that money doesn't always come from working for the man, but from anywhere you can see an opportunity -- and that's a really valuable thing to experience.

    I don't know. Maybe at 14 you should just... be a kid? But if he really wants to do it... well, young people tend to have a big advantage in perspective and energy and to be more on the pulse of young trends.

    Plus there's some scope for a good story, headline, etc.

    A few things though...

    1) I quit my child business in very unfavourable circumstances. I was getting death threats because people were impersonating me to scam customers. NOT cool.

    Given the age, I would definitely get him to use a pen name.


    2) Financially, you should be willing to set up the accounts etc, if any are needed.
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  • Profile picture of the author MizzCindy
    I think it's fabulous that a 14 year old wants to start his own business! He's shown a willingness to try something a bit more outside the norm and that's a gift. Many people immediately assume any path that doesn't include a J.O.B. isn't worthy. Those folks are often completely blinded to any other possibility. So good for your son!

    An excellent and free training resource (video based) for him would be the 30 Day Challenge. It's a comprehensive training program that covers tons of great information. Both you and your son can sign up together so you'll see exactly what info he's getting.

    Here's the link: http://www.thirtydaychallenge.com

    Good luck to your son!
    Cindy

    ETA - The actual challenge starts on August 1st, but right now it's preseason. That means they are posting a bunch of training videos about the tools used during the actual challenge. After signing up, you can download and/or view the videos at your leisure.

    HTH!
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    • Profile picture of the author Joshua.E1
      A blog will work very well for him, as long as he sticks to one niche.

      I will recommend that he does a blog on gaming, or something that he is interested in.
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    • Profile picture of the author michelle0804
      I guess the first tutorial should come to you.Tell him the advantage and disadvantage of working online.My brother is also 14 years old but my mom want him to focus more on studying.
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    • Profile picture of the author dmail333
      Good for you... don't let anyone or anything discourage you. 14 years old is a great time to start. I really like Cindy's idea. take the FREE challenge.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeffLam
    My suggestion is that you can perhaps find the great topics/posts here in this Warrior Forum goldmine for him to learn. It being free is a bonus too.

    Let him learn first before taking action though, that's what I believe. Even if he learn the wrong things, its better to learn them then commit them!

    Especially when you're young: you absorb knowledge faster and more efficiently. Then when he is brimming with knowledge, then you allow him to start this game called Internet Marketing!
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  • Profile picture of the author marmo
    You have an awesome kid that will most likely go very far in life if he keeps that mindset and attitude , cheers to you for raising him.
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    What is an internet business?
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  • Profile picture of the author Treece
    There are business issues that I believe need an adult's supervision. My kids are pretty darn smart, but operating an online business requires an adult.

    Google Adsense Terms and Conditions: "By enrolling in the Program, You represent that You are at least 18 years of age" for example.

    Kids generally don't understand that they are required to pay taxes, they may not know when it's okay and when it's not to give out home address, bank account numbers, social security numbers, etc. They need to be taught about copyright laws (no, you can't just take pictures off Google and use them for your site) and need to be reminded of the serious nature of plagiarism.

    I believe many kids are much more tech savvy than the grown-ups around them, but if you're going to allow your child to have an internet business, then supervision is a must.

    Of course, as parents we all know the last part of the brain to develop is reason!
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  • Profile picture of the author Gclunis
    Ok to everyone that is telling him that his son is too young, thats not exactly true. As long as his son knows how to run it and is willing to do the work, he can do w.e. he pleases. Plenty of young teenagers make money online (google teenage millionaires). Anyway as far as your question goes, I recommend getting him "the newbie workbook" I am not sure if it is free but yuo should be able to just google it and find it. My cousin sent it to me when I first got started and it outlines everything for you. Its a proven system that your son can use to get started and later expand on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr McDonald
    I think the idea for selling on ebay would be brilliant, he could use his interest in computer games as a starter point,also set up a blog about computer games. In the blog you can link to his ebay auctions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
    eBay is hard work because physical products are involved which brings in a whole new set of factors, e.g. PayPal payments, order processing, fulfilment, postage, returns, questions from difficult eBayers and so on. And the tax authorities keep a close watch in eBay.

    I would personally never suggest a teen start an eBay business - sends the wrong message, and after all eBay is not IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Take the advice you have found here. Its the simple truth a 14 yr old cant manage an online business. You might want to start teaching him the basic, htlm, java. So that he could position himself for an internet business.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
      Originally Posted by johnben1444 View Post

      Take the advice you have found here. Its the simple truth a 14 yr old cant manage an online business. You might want to start teaching him the basic, htlm, java. So that he could position himself for an internet business.
      Justification for your "truth"?

      Are you speaking from experience or from your own perspective?

      A 14 year old can definitely run an Internet business - speaking as the father of three teenage boys.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris_Willow
    The earlier he starts the sooner he'll make the first million online.

    That's sort of my thinking and I consider having an edge over older people who have just started this and will have less time to enjoy their success

    I better become successful while studying at university and never have a day J.O.B in my life.

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
    I would go as far as to say that the sooner a kid starts - girls as well as boys - the better.

    The further they get sucked in to the human control system, the harder it will be to escape - especially when they get tied in to a mortgage, credit cards, and all the other systems.

    A teenager has a golden opportunity to be free for life.

    It took me until I was 20 - that is because I was a mere "teenager" who started a national bricks and mortar computer company on $500 after selling everything I owned, when everyone thought I was crazy.

    They didn't think I was crazy 5 years later when my company was doing $18M and employing over 70 people.

    That one action led me to two other national companies and then in to IM, and 33 years of freedom so far, and these days I just enjoy my IM while helping others.

    If I can save teenagers from what I went through, and in particular from the "j-o-b market", then that is what I will do.

    I am getting huge flack from my relations who think that I am pushing my kids in to IM, but I am not.

    My three now teenage sons - who I have been a single parent to for the last 14 years as well as doing IM - know the absolute freedom that IM brings - the freedom to do what we want, when we want, and I am proud of them for wanting the same by starting their own IM businesses instead of relying on me for their wishes needs and desires.

    I don't want to sound repetitive, but anyone who thinks a teenager cannot start an IM business is probably either resentful of their own failures, or their ego tells them that only "grown ups" can succeed in IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author WFChris1
    I appluade any 14 yr old who wants to start a business. I would suggest article writing, you can start by creating a website for her. then promote the website and let them write articles for people. Its not much but its a great way for a 14 year old to make some money and start a life of business mindedness.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmyBrown
    To answer the original question:

    Niche sites are a great way for anyone to start in IM. The Thirty Day Challenge has been recommended and I agree, although it might move a little slowly depending on your son's technical skills.

    I also like what Nick (Niche Market Control Panel) and Brad (ReviewAzon.com) have been doing with Amazon affiliate sites. Both have offered WSOs recently. I don't know if Amazon has an age requirement but my kids use tracking IDs from my account.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
    One of my sons was buying stuff off eBay and selling it at school when he was 12, and making 300% profit. He used my eBay account of course for legal reasons, but it was all his work and initiative.

    One of my sons is brilliant with PhotoShop and has been making logos, avatars and other graphics for people on games forums and other places for years to make people happy - but he could easily charge for it and has often been offered money.

    My youngest son is brilliant at English and writes very long essays. He could write articles all day and make a good living.

    Most of the IM stuff I showed them so far they see as easy - which it is.

    Lets not forget the girls.

    Whatever Life

    Article about Whatever Life

    YouTube Video on Whatever Life

    This is a regular girl who over the last few years, from the age of 14 has built a website that gets 7 million unique's and 60 million page views per month, ahead of Britannica.com, AmericanIdol.com, FDA .gov, and CBS.com and Oprah.com

    Even at 17 she has turned down multi-million dollar offers for her site because she knows it has much further to go and will be worth tens if not hundreds of millions in future.

    During the last couple of years as a "mere teenager" Ashley has bough her own house and she employs her parents.

    This is just one example among many.

    Teenagers generally stand a much better chance as startups in IM than "adults" because, as I have said before, they have the right Mindset and enthusiasm, but above all to them it is fun.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Flower
    First of all I think it's GREAT that he wants to do IM at 14. I myself got into Internet Marketing when I was 12/13 and at that age you learn so much because you tend to just DO it rather than analyzing everything too much. I myself started on eBay, and imo it's a great place to begin because it's relatively easy to get sales since you've got customers already in front of you, and you can learn key things such as dealing with customers and writing sales copy. Since then I've done various things online and now at the age of 21 I'm having a go at doing this full time. I personally don't think I'd be in this position now if I hadn't started young.

    Interesting thread - and good luck.

    Dan
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  • Profile picture of the author TLCarroll
    Good thing Gurbaksh Chahal was sixteen when he started his business in his bedroom< before he sold it three years later for nearly fifty millionaire dollars> a real businss<
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  • Profile picture of the author Lee McKenna
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    I've lost count of the kids that email me saying I'm 12 - 13 - 14 -15 can you help me make money.

    And because of there age I didnt know if I should try and help them or say sorry your to young.

    I just didnt want to get in to trouble if I tried to help. As you know running a online business costs money and you need an adult to look after what they do when setting things up.

    Am I right in turning them away?
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    • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
      Originally Posted by Lee McKenna View Post

      I've lost count of the kids that email me saying I'm 12 - 13 - 14 -15 can you help me make money.

      And because of there age I didnt know if I should try and help them or say sorry your to young.

      I just didnt want to get in to trouble if I tried to help. As you know running a online business costs money and you need an adult to look after what they do when setting things up.

      Am I right in turning them away?
      We need to answer their questions, gently guide them with some words of encouragement, but never push them.

      I have found that teenagers figure things out and innovate at an amazing speed at times. The only barriers to most is the support of their parents and the basic resources such as web hosting, list services etc which they may be too young to purchase. Also of course they may be too young for other financial aspects of IM from a regulatory perspective.

      I help all kids that ask for it willingly, and offer them a full reseller account on one of my servers for free.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Marshall
    I only wish the Internet was a big thing when I was 14 years old. Man, if I could have started an Internet business in 1994, I could have paid for my own college education.
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  • Profile picture of the author BlackWaterBlog
    Interesting, though I'm not sure that you could really start a "business" so to say, since you don't technically have the paperwork required to legally work.

    But best of luck to you anyway!
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    • Profile picture of the author TelegramSam
      Originally Posted by BlackWaterBlog View Post

      Interesting, though I'm not sure that you could really start a "business" so to say, since you don't technically have the paperwork required to legally work.

      But best of luck to you anyway!

      You can run your own business or create income etc..

      Working for someone else at 14 might be a different matter though.
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    From the US Department of Labor:

    "The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets 14 as the minimum age for most non-agricultural work."

    So... you could be the CEO of a company at any age. You can only work so many hours a week, I believe the limit is 24 in most states, but I think we can live with that.

    First, get control over the company. Tell an adult to incorporate for you, and transfer most of the stock to you - but not all of it.

    File corporate by-laws which explicitly state that the majority shareholder is automatically the head of the board of directors, and that the CEO is elected by a vote of attending directors with each vote weighted by shares held.

    Now hold the initial meeting of your board of directors. Say "I want to be CEO!" and, because you're the majority shareholder, so shall it be.

    Now you're the CEO of a company. Make a list of all the stuff you have to do that can only be done by an adult, and hand it to the adult. As CEO of the company, direct him "go do this!" and he will have to go do it.

    Because he is an adult, he has the legal right to enter into a binding contract (which, as a minor, you do not); because he is a duly appointed agent of the company, he has the authority to obligate the company; and because it is the company that is obligate, not you personally, none of the parties with whom you make agreements can complain that the CEO is only 14.

    I'm pretty sure this would work. Consult a lawyer, of course; state laws do tend to differ.
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  • Profile picture of the author JennJessop
    Ok first my two cents on the age thing. The younger the better, after we reach a certain age it seems that society brands it to us to not go out of the main stream or we will fail. When they are still young you don't see this kind of mind set. They set there goals for the stars don't stop till they get there! I think with proper training he could rock socks.

    Now on to your original question, where to start your kid off at. I think a blog would be a great place to start. A course that I would sugest ( I personally am part of, but not an affiliate) is The Niche Blogger course by Amy (The Niche Blogger - Make Money Blogging) She walks you through step by step reasearching and everything else you need to go from knowing nothing to having a running blog and monetizing it. Its like 19.95 a month and I think would be a great place for your kid to start and learn the basics, and then from there, the sky is the limit!
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  • Profile picture of the author SRLee
    I'm 16, and I'm on my way to become a Internet Marketer.

    Though still far(I started just 2 weeks ago), I will definitely work my way through this rugged path to success. @.@
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    • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
      Originally Posted by SRLee View Post

      I'm 16, and I'm on my way to become a Internet Marketer.

      Though still far(I started just 2 weeks ago), I will definitely work my way through this rugged path to success. @.@
      I wish you every success. You will find plenty of help here and you can PM me if you I can help.

      Don't see it as "rugged".

      The alternative - a "job" - is rugged. IM is Freedom and easy providing you are committed and dedicated, which you must be otherwise you would not be here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
    Well as I have mentioned before, my three teenage sons have finished school - and they are all very high achievers who could have got degrees at university - to start IM - their decision. They know the freedom and everything else IM brings of course.

    Every parent has a responsibility to ensure their children are happy in life, and there is nothing worse than encouraging them to join the human control system of "work", read "slave labor" - for 50 years while looking forward to 2 days escape every week > retire on a "pension > die.

    Once a person is committed to mortgage, credit cards, family and so on, it becomes thousands of times harder due to the responsibility.

    I started my own bricks and mortar company - the hard way - 33 years ago, and have been free ever since. It is my wish that my sons enjoy the same freedom - and they will.

    Every parent with teens on this forum should be showing them the path to freedom.

    Also working as a family team, sharing ideas and encouragement is a wonderful thing.

    I have said time and again here that 90% of success is Mindset.

    Teens do not have the baggage of "adults". They do not know the meaning of failure, only an absolute desire to succeed - which is why they do and always will.

    From startup - a teen has many orders of magnitude more likelihood of success than someone in there 30's for example, in fact most teens will succeed in my view.

    As for those who think teens are only fit for blogging about games - that really is condescending.

    Teens can do anything adults can do and more - much more.
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    • Profile picture of the author TelegramSam
      Originally Posted by i am nex View Post

      Your son wouldn't be able to start his own registered business. In most states, you have to be at least 18 to legally sign a contract, and part of being a business owner is signing contracts.
      You can assign a parent to do this etc..

      See an accountant.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
      Originally Posted by i am nex View Post

      Your son wouldn't be able to start his own registered business. In most states, you have to be at least 18 to legally sign a contract, and part of being a business owner is signing contracts.
      What contracts are you referring to?
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        • Profile picture of the author bobsstuff
          Hi Adrian Cooper,

          I am glad you brought up Ashley Qualls and her
          success. I hope others followed your links and read about Ashbo
          (Ashley).

          Ashley started at 14 and was offered $1.5 million for her
          company at 17 years old.

          One of her big problems was money. She could not spend her own
          money without the approval of her conservator. Being under 18 meant
          she could not handle her own finances. She could not even pay
          her mother's salary without approval. There are legal challenges
          for underage entrepreneurs.

          Use Adrian's links or Google "Ashley Qualls" for an
          inspirational story.

          OH, I am 66 years old and I have written on a white board,
          "Think Ashbo". She is an inspiration to young and old alike.

          Ashley started her climb to fame doing what she knew how to do.
          She started doing something she enjoyed and that interested her.
          My suggestion to the OP (original poster) is to guide your son
          in a direction that interests him.
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          • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
            Originally Posted by bobsstuff View Post

            Hi Adrian Cooper,

            I am glad you brought up Ashley Qualls and her
            success. I hope others followed your links and read about Ashbo
            (Ashley).

            Ashley started at 14 and was offered $1.5 million for her
            company at 17 years old.

            One of her big problems was money. She could not spend her own
            money without the approval of her conservator. Being under 18 meant
            she could not handle her own finances. She could not even pay
            her mother's salary without approval. There are legal challenges
            for underage entrepreneurs.

            Use Adrian's links or Google "Ashley Qualls" for an
            inspirational story.

            OH, I am 66 years old and I have written on a white board,
            "Think Ashbo". She is an inspiration to young and old alike.

            Ashley started her climb to fame doing what she knew how to do.
            She started doing something she enjoyed and that interested her.
            My suggestion to the OP (original poster) is to guide your son
            in a direction that interests him.
            Yes Bob - Ashbo is an inspiration to all.

            She never had it easy - even had to persuade her mother to lend her $8 for the domain name, and figured out the rest for herself.

            During that time she was being placed back and forth between her separated parents, and relations were queuing up to "manage" her money.

            And yes she rejected $1.5M because she knew her business had much further to go and will likely be worth 10 times that soon.

            A 16 year old from a broken home rejecting $1.5M is really impressive. We will be seeing much more of Ashbo for sure.
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  • Profile picture of the author MouseandMice
    Anyone here that says your son can't do it because he is 14 is full of crap... Excuse my language.

    I started when I was 14, right here on this forum... I now run one of the biggest marketing and advertising consulting firms in Los Angeles and make well over 7 figures a year.

    Don't listen to the dream killers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
      Originally Posted by MouseandMice View Post

      Anyone here that says your son can't do it because he is 14 is full of crap... Excuse my language.

      I started when I was 14, right here on this forum... I now run one of the biggest marketing and advertising consulting firms in Los Angeles and make well over 7 figures a year.

      Don't listen to the dream killers.
      And so it is.

      Started at 14, living in Beverly Hills. This could be any 14 year old providing they do not listen to the naysayers and the "adults" with the baggage that prevents them from achieving success, or the ego that says only "adults" can do IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stanley Tang
    I started internet marketing when I was 13.

    My advice is just to do get started and not focus on making money. Really, just treat it as a hobby. Do it only if its your passion.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
      Originally Posted by Stanley Tang View Post

      I started internet marketing when I was 13.

      My advice is just to do get started and not focus on making money. Really, just treat it as a hobby. Do it only if its your passion.
      Wise words indeed.

      Focus on your passions - not money - everything else must follow.
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      • Profile picture of the author drooblez
        Hey,

        I started with those "get paid to" sites (GPT sites) when I was 13. One of those "complete this offer and we'll pay you $X dollars" type of things. Well that worked out for about 4 months, then I moved into affiliate marketing.

        Some time later (:p), I am now in high school and earn over $5,000 per month working for just a couple of hours. He can do this, despite his age.

        My advice: Start it right now, and as you progress and expand your knowledge, he will be very successful by the time he is 17.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndyCamden
    Bottom line: Start with ED Dales 30 Day Challenge. It's free
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  • Profile picture of the author dropship
    You can do IM on the side even when getting education. That's how I first started and the rest is history.
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  • Profile picture of the author stevenbrandon411
    There is no reason that a 14 year old can't start their own online business. Kids today are very good with technology, better than most adults. Do a search on google and I'm sure you can find many different resources on how to start your own online business. The first step is coming up with an idea and let him run with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave777
    Once again! Smarter and younger as new breeds of warriors evolve throughout the internet...
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  • Profile picture of the author MarketingMama
    I read things all the time about kids starting their own business or charity and getting tons of media attention to boot! My daughter is 16. Her boyfriend is going to be gone for 3 months and I'm encouraging her to work on a business as well. As others pretty much alluded to, I think you really just have to go by the child's interests because that's when they'll be more successful. For instance, my daughter is heavily into cosmetology. And she loves teaching people how to do makeup. She has her own YouTube channel and everything! So I think I'm going to help her create an ebook: Cosmetics for Teens or something like that (a lot more teenagers are wearing makeup nowadays).

    Anyway, my point is that a kid isn't any different than an adult: they need to be given a project that they really enjoy doing, or else they're probably not going to go anywhere with it! So whatever your child enjoys, you can work around that.
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  • Profile picture of the author gilbertm
    I've heard a lot of stories of young kids creating cool ideas and making money that way. Believe it or not. There have been lots of these instances. It's cool to see you doing this for your son. Go for the goal man. Anything is possible. Although I can't recommend one at this time. I really do wish you luck with your endeavors.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
      Originally Posted by gilbertm View Post

      I've heard a lot of stories of young kids creating cool ideas and making money that way. Believe it or not. There have been lots of these instances. It's cool to see you doing this for your son. Go for the goal man. Anything is possible. Although I can't recommend one at this time. I really do wish you luck with your endeavors.
      Yes because they have the right Mindset.

      They don't get bogged down with all the emotional baggage, fears, apprehension etc or adults, if they are passionate about something they just do it naturally, knowing they will be successful - and almost always are.

      Ashley Qualls begged her Mom for $8 to register her domain name, and the rest, as they say, is history.

      Another factor all these teen Im'ers have in common - they just have fun. To them IM is a blast - never "work".

      Adults can learn a lot from these kids.
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      • Profile picture of the author Festinho
        Absolutely agree with you Adrian. What we have to work on to develop the right mindset as adults comes easily to teenagers before the big bad world corrupts their psyche through disappointments, society's demands as to how to live your life (9-5) etc. It's better to get them dictating to society how they want to live their lives and that can be done by getting them into IM from an early age before peer pressure gets the better of them.
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        • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
          Originally Posted by Festinho View Post

          Absolutely agree with you Adrian. What we have to work on to develop the right mindset as adults comes easily to teenagers before the big bad world corrupts their psyche through disappointments, society's demands as to how to live your life (9-5) etc. It's better to get them dictating to society how they want to live their lives and that can be done by getting them into IM from an early age before peer pressure gets the better of them.
          Yes exactly.

          Children, from birth, are under pressure to conform to the expectations of parents, relatives, schools and later society in general.

          The big club that is wielded is money and the associated pressures to do well at school, get a degree, and then get a good job to basically be a slave to a company for 50 years before retiring on a meagre pension, giving up on life because no one cares any more, and then gracefully, or not so gracefully dying.

          This is maybe 97% of the population right now - look at your own family, relatives and friends.

          Teens have an absolute golden opportunity to shun the human system of control, attain financial independence, and be free to live their lives how they choose, when they choose, with no socio-economic pressures.

          All three of my teenage sons are very high achievers at school, all three are starting their own IM businesses because they know the Freedom it brings.

          Those of you who are parents have a golden opportunity to help your children to achieve the greatest gift of all - Freedom.

          IM can accomplish that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Festinho
    It's a very good idea and you've already got some very good advice. Ignore the post about 14 yrs old not making it, I'm sure the poster has learnt a few things now!

    My two cents: this is not only an opportunity for your son to make money at an early age but an even better one to learn or develop certain qualities that will stand him in good stead for the rest of his life. Instil in him the need to have passion, love and integrity in his business towards his partners, associates, customers or team members. These are great leadership qualities to have which he can transfer out of his business interests. Focus on these qualities and the rest will take care of itself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Blade Runner 77
    Hi Gary,
    Good onya, and good on the folks here who've been supportive. A clear thinking, imaginitave 14 year old will out perform a so called grown up, serious, practical minded adult any time they have an equal start.

    I've been trying to make a buck on the internet for about 4 years, so far, nothing, except ebay, which has all the attributes of a j.o.b. I seem to find all the most useless, fraudulant, go nowhere with a rocket, IM plans going, and I'm about as discouraged as one can be. What keeps me here is that a j.o.b. will almost never give a person their freedom, whereas IM has that potential.

    But to the point; with an adults guiding hand your 14 year old should do really really well, and lets face it, no school we can practically conceive of is ever going to supply the kind of good start in life that a few years of internet business will provide.

    My suggestion is to internet search other teenage IM success stories and examine their stories. The most common thread is that a teenagers fresh ideas have been supported by a parents comprehensive internet experience.
    Ewen Chias successful 10 year old kids are a good example. The dad, Ewen Chia , is one of the planets most successful im'ers, proving that if you're an apple, it pays to land close to the tree.
    Best regards to both of you.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnfrem
    Only an idiot would say a 14 year old cant run a business, though it is not the norm. 14 year olds are winning olympic gold these days. Here is a 14 year old girl with a business 14-year-old Successful Businesswoman Re-invents the Formula of Love - Free-Press-Release.com Here a 16 year old http://teenmoneymakingideas.com/teen...lars-in-sales/
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