It’s Never Too Early To Be A Creative Entrepreneur
Many kids naturally have an entrepreneurial edge to their thinking. For some kids, these kinds of thought processes will gravitate towards a technological and highly pragmatic pathway. For others, the entrepreneurial energy may be more creative in tone and/or service-oriented. There’s no one way to go about earning money in this world, and the ways in which individuals can start enterprises are as numerous as there are people. For those who have strong creative tendencies to their personalities, here are five ways to start earning money with that potential.
This is where creativity meets technology. While there are lots of content management systems around these days to help people build their own websites… such as Wordpress, Wix, and GoDaddy… There are also lots of people who will need help, beyond just the basics of these systems. An appealing and user-friendly website takes more than just installing a theme. Many websites benefit greatly from a design work done by an artist, and kids that love online applications and the arts can make good money at any age, by helping others with web design.
It certainly takes a level of maturity and dexterity to do painting, but many kids do a terrific job with just some tutoring and a little practice. Painting interior and exterior areas can inspire a lot of creativity, from helping with color choices and finishes, to borders, and stencils, and even murals. No two homes or offices are the same, and all of them need basic painting. These spaces often need other artistic embellishments, too. For kids who are also artists and love paint as a medium, seeking out clients early and providing this practical and creative service can help with future career success.
Digital Imagery Creation
Banners, gifs, collages, static images, and even short videos are all in demand online. Internet content is forever growing, and someone has to be creating it. Designing and publishing digital imagery is a great way for digital artists to make money, build a portfolio, and begin establishing a reputation for a thriving client-base.
Etsy & Amazon Handmade Shops
For many people of all ages, there’s something so incredibly satisfying about making something with your own two hands. It could be soaps, incense, artworks in an assortment of mediums, knitted or crocheted items, pet accessories, plush teddy bears, or any of a million handmade goods. There’s a place for that online, and lots of people prefer handmade artisan goods over mass-produced items. While Etsy does charge a fee for listings, Amazon Handmade currently refunds the one-time fee paid upfront for artisans who choose to put their unique goods on the platform.
Hosting Arts & Crafts Sessions
Much like paint-and-sip evenings have become popular, arts and crafts events are also a great way to make money, if you are both creative and like to teach. Arts and crafts sessions can be done for evening dinner parties, birthdays, backyard gatherings, holiday events, and much more. If you think you might like to teach, and you also have a passion for the arts and DIY, then this is a great way to begin making money within your local community.
Check out this article about a Stride Career Prep student, who was able to use her creative skills and career prep training to begin a business and make a profit, by visiting the site here.
Considering enrolling your child in a Stride K12 school, for further education and career prep options and experiences? The best time is always now!