10 Successful Teen Entrepreneurs Have Some Killer Advice for You

I posted a survey in the Young Entrepreneurs Facebook group and asked thousands of successful teen entrepreneurs to give their best advice to those who are just starting out. These tycoons are all between the ages of 13 and 19, but many have owned their company for three or more years! They work in a variety of fields, from consulting and writing to social media and marketing.

Out of all the answers I received, here are the top 10 best pieces of advice for beginners. You might be surprised. Continue reading

Hey, Parents of Gifted Teens! You’ll Love These 3 Facebook Groups

Being a parent is hard. At least, it looks hard. But if you’re the parent of a gifted teenager, people don’t always understand just how hard it is; to a lot of people, “gifted” is synonymous with “easy”. But as you know, that’s not necessarily the case.

Being a successful parent takes a strong community of people who understand exactly what you’re going through and can help you through the tough moments. Here are some places where you can find that community as a parent of a gifted teenager.  Continue reading

3 Amazing Websites to Learn How to Code

Coding is the secret sauce to the success of so many teen freelancers. It opens the door to building a great blog, rocking your graphic design, and of course working in web development.

But learning to code is pretty tough. I don’t use code for this website yet, but I did code part of a robot this spring using Java—it was tricky. Luckily, there are some awesome resources out there to get you over the coding learning curve. Here are five of the best. Continue reading

Three Easy Ways to Verify That an Online Employer Isn’t a Scam

“Hello! We’re Company X. We will pay your teen money to do work online, as long as they give us their Social Security number, address and PayPal account.”

This message is very sketchy, and I would run far, far away from “Company X”. But often times, it’s hard for parents to differentiate between Company X and a legitimate business. After all, real businesses also need a lot of personal information that you don’t want your kid giving out to just anybody. If your teenager has come to you and asked to work for a specific company online, here are three easy ways to determine if it’s safe to give them permission. Continue reading