While working at a young age is appreciated by the people in developed countries, young minds in India are often pushed towards studies but in the modern world, post India’s digital transformation, high-school entrepreneurs have a potential to rise and shine. So, how to become a high school entrepreneur?
Well, the process to become a high school entrepreneur starts with identifying what you can do and how you can earn through that thing. Simply put, you need a business idea which is easily executable.
High School students are usually 14-18 years old who study in 9-12 class/grade. These individuals are no adults and cannot enter into legal contracts but can surely lead their business as a high school entrepreneur or young CEO accompanied by an adult for signing the legal contracts until they can.
Find your strengths and build an business idea around that:
Most of the articles you will read based on “business ideas for high-school students” will include academic tutor, blogger/podcaster, graphic design, musician, and even influencer among many. All these roles are either knowledge or skill based. So, identify what you are good at, learn about the topic or skill comprehensively, and start building your business.
Make sure it is commercially viable:
Well, a good business idea should not only sound good but also be commercially viable which means it must generate profits. An easy example most youngsters can relate to, you must have heard about famous tiktokers who create short vide content, right? They are not only creating these videos because they can create it, but also because they can and are earning revenues from it through influencer marketing.
To see if a idea is actually a good business idea or not, you should pursue it. Make sure it is legal and get started with building your clientele.
What are some business ideas for a high school student?
Academic Tutor: The best way for a high-school student who is good at studies to earn is to share his knowledge as academic tutor and earn. It can be a win-win if you are preparing for government exams and teach the syllabus that might come in your exams like NCERT of 9th class.
Blogging/Podcasting: In this internet enabled world, the best option, if you are passionate about something and can write or speak about it, is to share it with someone as expert. Blogging/podcasting can be done for fashion, technology, travel, health, and many more domains and subjects. You can eventually earn through affiliate marketing and influencer marketing as well.
Inventor: Most successful entrepreneurs are people who find the gap in the industry and resolve it with their unique solution. Be it a payment gateway or a health-tech platform. If you are someone who asks difficult questions, you can definitely invent something that can enhance people's life, patent it, earn revenue from it, and even sell it off later.
Computer Setup/Tech Support: Today, knowledge has no barriers, with YouTube and mobile phones, on can learn any skill. If technology excites you, learn the crucial skills about computer setup and tech support, convert it into your successful business idea as a high-school entrepreneur.
Graphic Design: Another buzzing career option which can be easily carried out with studies, graphic designing has unlimited opportunities as every big and small brand is using video and image formats to get their message to the target audience. At the same time, illusionists are becoming really cool high-school entrepreneurs.
E-commerce Reseller: From thrift stores and other stores on social media platform to e-commerce websites, people across the world are earning through internet. Small social media businesses, especially, are picking up soon. But remember, you should consider packaging and shipping costs.