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Why teenagers should start a web business

Why teenagers should start a web business

If you are at school, university, college or just finished either of those you have the best opportunity, to make a website, sell services online, make games, build apps, create youtube videos and more..


Why start a web-business?

  • We are creative
  • We think differently
  • We understand what is current in society and what is popular, what people like, and shape the future of society.
  • Investors and business people like teenagers who start their own business’s
  • You don’t need to be a wizard to offer advice/sell products/services Online
  • Local business’s and family often want websites making but don’t have the knowledge, this is something you do not need to be an expert in, anyone can make a decent website with a low budget, this is where you can make some extra cash!
  • It is very quick to get set up, you can be operating in hours.
  • A web-business is relatively cheap and straight-forward to start with
  • It is quite easy to find customers
  • There is a lot of free online support for people who want to sell services online, build websites, make games and apps etc..
  • A good way to spend time constructively and feel good about it + make money
  • There’s never a better time to fail,  you need to be able to take financial risks to succeed in business. But the very nature or risk means that sometimes you’re going to fail. You most  likely do not have a mortgage or family to worry about.  You have plenty of time to take risks, make mistakes and learn from them why wait?
  • You can have so much fun and have better job prospects by starting your own web-business from an early age
  • Starting your own web-business can help you to determine what direction you want to go in
  • You can meet like-minded people and start projects together, or make new friends by working together on a project

Places to get started:

There are two types of business, business for “small money” e.g. selling for cash in hand type of business, and legitimate “registered” business.   If you want to start a legitimate business and work for yourself, or as part of a team here are some helpful resources to do just that.

Business resources (UK):

Some of these may be helpful to anyone outside the UK but laws and facts will vary.

Support and teen networking forum – YWB forum 

Business Link –

Hmrc –

Helpful tips from a Dragon –

Citizens Advice Bureau –



Join YWB

There is no pressure to make money from your web-projects, we will support anyone to create whatever they want, we feel that you will get so much better satisfaction and learn a lot! However if you do want to get started with a business or making money online we are here for you too!  Join YWB and get started now:

YWB helps anyone between the ages of 13 and 24 in web-development, app creation, software development, video production and more.
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Written by Josh

Nothing you need to know? Oh alright then.. I'm a Young web builder in my spare time! Whilst engaged with exams, university, and what not.