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How can I start my own small hobby-like business at 15?

I am wanting to start my own business as a hobby-like business and then see where it goes from there. How can I do that? #business-management #business #small-business

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Dan’s Answer

My 18 year old son loves playing hockey and was always helping out the younger kids around the ice rink. Some of the parents would invite him over to work on some shooting and stick skills with there kids and they would pay him. Word spread around and he had multiple families paying him to work with there children, he started to post session on his Instagram and twitter to gain more attention. He plans on continuing to work with the kids. He posts videos on his social media of professional players doing things in the off season and some of himself to keep the kids interested and ready to go once we can get back to normal. Use family and friends and social media to promote your hobbies and interests
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Jay’s Answer

Start with something you enjoy! Look for ways to share information about your hobby (let's take aquariums); you could share knowledge through a youtube channel about fish, plants, and water quality. It may start slow, but good content will get recognized!
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Debra’s Answer

My 15-yr-old daughter loved making jewelry for herself, and had so many friends asking her to make something for them that she decided to start her own "business". She created an Instagram account with a name for her "company", posted pictures and prices of the necklaces she already had made, shared it with her friends, who shared it with their friends, and eventually she was making jewelry for people all across America!

Eventually she lost interest, but it was a great way to make a hobby into a money-making business! You just never know when something may just take off, and then before you know it, you have a real business! She didn't make enough to have to pay taxes on her income, but you have to keep that in mind if your business expands to that level.
Thank you comment icon I will keep that in mind. Thanks. John
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James’s Answer

There are some great answers here! I agree that you should start by promoting your service or product on social media, through your friends and to their parents. If you or your parents are a member of a group, promote your service or product there are well.

Like Sandra said, don't be afraid to get started. It may be a slow start, or you may only get a little business here and there, but stay at it! Your business will not be successful overnight, it will take long, hard work before you have any regular income. So, start now, keep working hard and don't give up!

Here's an article that might help as well:

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/276753

Good luck!
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Sandra’s Answer


I love Debra's answer! First start with something you really enjoy. You can advertise your business on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and NextDoor. My daughters own their own home cleaning business and got it started with a simple Facebook page dedicated to their business. They incorporated Twitter and Instagram, but for their business type, NextDoor has been a large source of growth. Depending on what you decide to make your hobby business, you might find local opportunities to advertise in the future. I'd also suggest being open to ideas as your business grows. Look around at what other people are doing to get ideas for advertising and product presentation. Most of all, don't be afraid to get started
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Karima’s Answer

use your family, friends, and community! it's all about the people you know when starting of
think of a hobby of yours that is unique to you that a lot of others don't have
for example, my friend's younger sister is a calligraphist and she has done place cards for a lot of our friends' weddings just by
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