Boy kids really soak up what we do, don’t they? My (just turned) 16 year old son initially saw me building lenses for profit, so he builds a few Halo lenses, sells them, and then provides lens maintenance service on them.
His next foray into entrepreneurialship via the web is that he asked for video making software. I got it for him – a fairly cheap one ($50 or so). I go into my account today to find his YouTube videos are funneling traffic to his money making landing page – a Squidoo lens!
Guess what he’s selling?
He has a “menu” for people to buy his services. They buy him a gamer card and he helps them boost their rank on the game. He offers a service to video them in a game, critique their maneuvers, and then mentor them to be better.
And it’s working! Damn lens gets 51 hits its first week, is already indexed in Google, and he’s got kids signing up on his guestbook and direct via XBox live to pay him for his know-how.
And he has no formal marketing insight. He’s the ultimate web 2.0 peer profiteer.
I’m so proud