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What are Student Businesses?

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Young kid pretending to work on a business

In recent years students have started to create their own business while still in school. Young kids are realizing that they are in a very good position to start making money in high school since they still don’t have a lot of responsibilities. 

Kids are realizing that it is easier than ever to make money online in 2023. The resources they have with technology and the internet allow them to do a lot of research and then create their own business.

Kids also want to start their own business due to the fact that they will have a lot more control and freedom in their schedules. Some kids can easily make five figures as a teenager in high school from things like dropshipping, freelancing, and reselling items. 

Many kids believe that working at a regular job like a grocery store or restaurant after school limits the amount of money they can make in school. But if kids are starting their own business they will be able to make thousands while they are sleeping.

Many are inspired to start a business due to the fact that the traditional job market is rapidly changing and being an entrepreneur is very appealing to the young generation.

There are a lot of different student businesses that vary from selling products online to creating websites or apps for companies. These businesses aren’t easy to start since you have to do lots of research about the business you want to start.

Dropshipping is one of the most popular ideas for students to try and it consists of being a middleman between a customer and a supplier. Once an order is placed for a product the seller will purchase the product from a third party and ship it directly to the customer making a profit. 

Many businesses don’t work the first time and kids start to lose motivation after the first try. Kids see videos of people making thousands of money quickly and want to do the same thing but don’t realize how hard it is to be successful and also don’t want to put in the time everyday in order to be successful.

In order to have a successful business you need to be well prepared about whatever you’re trying to accomplish. Kids need to have things like funding in order to start. They also need to have a way of advertising.

A popular way kids advertise their business is through social media. Posting ads on Tiktok is the most common way of promoting a business. Word of mouth is also a good way to reach people and make connections.

However, even though this seems like a really good idea there are some difficulties to starting your business. Students have to try and balance school and homework with business. If you procrastinate this could be a very difficult task to overcome.

There are many examples of successful student entrepreneurs and anyone can do it. I think that if you are determined enough to start your own business go for it because it could really change your life.

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Hunter Miller
Hunter Miller, Staff Reporter
Hi my name is Hunter Miller, and I'm a junior at Sutton High School. I play basketball for Sutton High and enjoy hanging out with my friends in my free time. I also enjoy listening to music and playing video games.

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