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8 Side Hustles So Simple That Even Kids Are Making Millions!
Are you richer than a 5th grader?
There’s a good chance that you may not be.
Side gigs and Side Hustles are all the rage!
And thanks to the easy access to technology and social media, even kids are getting in on the action.
So what’s stopping you?
After all, they are a great way to make extra cash. And you may even be able to turn your hustle into a booming business.
Also, your earning potential is only as limited as your time and effort.
But the best part is, that it’s only a matter of choosing the right gig.
During the search to find my perfect side hustle, I came across some opportunities that are so simple that even kids could do them.
In fact, there are kids making millions of dollars with some of these hustles Right Now!
And here are a few ways that you can get your money-making ball rolling as well!
1. Start a YouTube Channel
Ever heard of Ryan’s Toy Review?
I sure hadn’t! Until I saw a story about him featured on my local news.
Photo credit: YouTube
At age 4 Ryan enjoyed watching toy reviews on YouTube and decided he wanted to do his own videos.
So fast forward a few years, his own toy line, and 17 million followers later!
Forbes now lists him as the #1 highest paid YouTube star and estimates his 2018 revenue at $22 million. WHAT! Crazy right!
The most surprising thing is that he didn’t even invent something new. He just added his own spunky spin on an already popular idea.
Well then check out this podcast and learn how you can build a business on YouTube as well.
2. Start a Website
Do you enjoy writing, or perhaps you like telling stories?
If so, then consider starting a blog. It’s a great way to reach and connect with lots of people.
This inspiring teen used her basement office to teach her peers how to create layouts for web pages.
Photo Credit: Inspiring Millionaires
All she did was show other people how to do something that she was already good at doing. And that led to her becoming a millionaire by age 17
Personally, after years of searching for the right side hustle, I finally came across blogging. It’s perfect for me because I enjoy writing and I get to express my creativity through my words.
Blogging also allows you to share your knowledge and experience.
And anyone, including kids, can start a blog!
You can write about anything that you are passionate about.
Also, you can monetize your site for unlimited cash potential.
You can get a free 3-day e-course with step by step instructions on How To Start A Money-making Blog here.
3. Craft Your Own Success
If you enjoy making things like jewelry, clothing, or other crafty items, why not make some extra cash as well?
This resourceful teen decided at age 14 that she wanted to start earning money to buy a car when she turned 16.
Photo credit: Origami Owl
After first babysitting to earn a few dollars, she then decided to let her creative juices flow.
She began selling her own handmade jewelry. And, she did more than earn enough to by a car.
She turned her locket making hobby into a multi-million dollar business.
So if you have a knack for DIY goods, then put your creativity to work!
4. Have a Passion For Fashion?
Then it may be time to share your design creations with the world.
And there are so many inspiring stories of people who took a chance on their ideas and succeeded.
Like this 12-year-old who combined her love of art with her enthusiasm for design.
Photo Credit: Isabella Rose Taylor
She created a fashion line which was sold by the upscale Nordstrom. And she has also been featured in New York’s Fashion Week. Impressive right!
Now even if you never achieve those particular accolades, you can still carve out a nice business doing the thing that you enjoy.
You could create your own e-commerce store with Shopify to begin selling your unique designs.
And just think, if a 12-year-old can do it, then so can you!
5. Sell Your Goodies
Do you have a great recipe that always leaves people begging for more?
Then why not give them what they want and make a profit at the same time?
Check out this 11-year old’s amazing adventure into entrepreneurship.
Photo Credit: DailyMail
She turned her grandma’s lemonade recipe and her fascination for bees into an $11 million deal with Whole Foods.
I’ve seen first hand just how profitable baked goods can be.
Even when my own nieces needed some extra cash, they baked up a batch of their special brownie delights to sell their classmates.
They charged $2.00 per brownie, and the kids literally ate them up! The demand was so overwhelming that my nieces had to start taking orders and scheduling delivery dates.
Needless to say, they were rolling in cash!
So, if you have a creative and tasty concoction to share, then selling on Etsy is a great place to start.
6. Start A Lawn-Mowing Service
Got a lawnmower?
Well, guess what? According to one report, more than 70% of Americans have lawns.
And almost half of them also report hiring someone else to do their yard work for them.
So if you have a green thumb and you’re looking for a side hustle, then this one is as easy as mowing a lawn.
In fact, read how this kid started a lawn-mowing service at age 13. And how he began earning a 6 figure income by the time he was 18 years old.
He eventually turned his company into a million dollar business.
Photo Credit: Yelp.com
And if he can start a money-making business with just a lawnmower and a dream, then why can’t you!
If you need a little instruction on how to get started, check out this link!
7. Write Your Heart Out
Got a story to tell?
Well if you’ve never thought about being a writer than maybe you should.
Or, if you’ve thought about it but haven’t taken action, then what are you waiting for? An invitation? Uh, don’t hold you’re breath!
Watch this MSNBC clip of how this young boy turned his elementary school project into a New York Times bestseller by the age of 8.
Photo Credit: YouTube
He used a simple concept from his daily life about teaching boys how to talk to girls.
And if you’ve got an interesting topic to share, the good news is, that you don’t have to wait for a school project opportunity to come knocking.
You can learn some helpful information here on how to self-publish your own book.
8. Unleash Your Inner Inventor
Have you ever come across a problem that you can’t find the right product or service for?
Then maybe YOU should invent it!
It doesn’t have to be anything as complicated as Artificial Intelligence. It could be something as simple as a better toothbrush.
It just needs to solve a problem and have a market of more people like yourself that are willing to pay for it.
No engineering degree required!
In fact, some of the products that you may have used before were invented by kids.
Photo Credit: The Richest.com
Ever had a popsicle? Yep, it was invented by a kid!
And it certainly did not take rocket science to come up with the idea.
So if you’re tired of wishing you had a solution, and you’re ready to create one, then here are 5 steps to help you take your solution from idea to invention.
So do you have an idea, a hobby, or a special skill that you could turn into cash?
As these 8 take charge kids have shown, you don’t need to be a genius to have a money-making side hustle.
All you need is a lot of passion and determination.
You can also check out my post on 6 Surefire Steps To Achieve Your Money Goals Today if you need help setting your goals.
Have you thought about starting a side hustle? What challenges are holding you back?
Hi, my name is DeShena an RN, turned blogger and entrepreneur.
The goal of my blog Extravagantly Broke is to help motivated individuals, especially women, to improve their money mindset.
I write about ways to earn more, save more, and increasing financial freedom to live your Extravagantly Best life!