How do I Start a Vending Machine Business?

There are many reasons to start a vending machine business. It is a good opportunity for anyone looking to enter the business world and put their money to work. However, the goals of this business will vary from person to person, but that’s the point! You can approach business any way you like, as long as that way will work. In this article, I will discuss the ins and outs of starting a vending machine business.

1. Why Would I Start a Vending Machine Business?

There are many reasons why, or why not, to start a vending machine business. First off, is the low amount of capital needed to start. You need some sort of capital to get started, but you don’t need a large source of money. You should have about $800 saved, which is rather easy if you have a consistent job paying at least minimum wage. 

If you need help scrounging up cash, check out this article explaining a strategy to budget your life: *COMING SOON*

Second, is the low amount of time invested. Once the machine is set up in a good location, all you really have to do is keep it stocked. That’s a 10 minute run to the store, then head to the location, and stock it back up. It doesn’t take long at all. Now, as you build bigger and bigger, it may take more and more time, especially if you don’t have any vending management software. It doesn’t need to take more time though! Keep reading to find out how.

Third, is simply about you. Does a vending business sound like something you could get into? It will definitely give you ample time to do other things, in-fact, you could turn a vending business into passive income if you get it large enough. You need to compare the business to other ideas and see if it fits your lifestyle. Vending businesses are great for people that need a side gig. If you want a full-time job, I would find another job to pay the bills until your vending business really takes off and you can begin reinvesting profits. We’ll discuss this as well.

2. Where do I begin?

The first thing you need to do is find a location. The location is the MOST important part of owning vending machines. A bad location doesn’t bring in much profit, where as a good location can bring in hundreds – even thousands of dollars a month! You can make your money back on a vending machine the first month! Locations to look for include:

  • High Schools
  • College Campuses
  • Shopping Plaza’s
  • Apartment Complexes
  • Hotels
  • Office Buildings
  • Mechanic Shops

1. The reason I say high schools instead of school in general is because many high school students have jobs, and they are much more likely to buy on impulse versus others in the area. Since they have jobs, they see income rolling in, and when they get thirsty, oftentimes they might head to the vending machine in the hallway to get a drink. When I was in high school, every time lunch rolled around, there was a line at the two vending machines in the cafeteria, and people were always dropping their money in it. Try and find a spot in a high school where there isn’t another vending machine, and talk to the principal about putting a vending machine there. If needed, give the school some of the profit. It will be worth it, because a high school is an amazing place to put a vending machine.

2. College campuses are also great for vending machines, because there is a consistent movement of students throughout the day, five days a week, if not longer. You can either put the machine in an academic building, or by the dorm rooms. An academic building will provide access to more students, but the dorm rooms will keep the regulars on the hook. Either way, you are getting a great source of consistent buyers every weekday.

3. Shopping Plaza’s are great places for a vending machine, if there isn’t already one there. Leave yours by a store entrance, and try to negotiate a good price to leave your machine there. If you leave it near the entrance, then customers walking in and out will consistently buy drinks before they hit the road.

4.  Apartment complexes are good spots for vending machines for the same reason that dorm rooms are. If someone needs a drink, they just head over to the vending machine and get a nice, cold drink. These can be great spots for vending machines because there will always be people there, and they have access to a drink at all times of the day.

5. Hotels are great locations, because people in hotels typically don’t have access to as much as someone that lives in an apartment or dorm room. They may only have a small supply of drinks in a mini-refridgerator, and this will lead to a lot of sales for your vending machine.

6. Office Buildings are good locations for a vending machine. I’m sure you watch TV shows where office workers almost always have a drink in their hand! That’s because they stay in the same room for almost the entire day, and the idea of a nice, cold, refreshing beverage lingers out in the hallway. Vending machines are very popular here, and are a good choice for your vending machine.

7. Mechanic shops are also good for vending machines. They typically have less foot traffic than the other options, but people will typically have to wait for hours before their vehicle is fixed, and the vending machine is likely the only option available.

Now, you need to prepare for negotiation. There isn’t much to it, just make sure that the owner offers a reasonable commission for you to pay. Now, many experienced vending business owners will offer a higher commission in order to get an amazing location, which is a smart plan. The goal is to be in the busiest areas possible. Try and aim for a 10-20% commission on average, maybe a little higher depending on location.

Purchasing Materials

If you’re just starting out, I recommend against buying a new machine. You can buy a used one that may need some cleanig up, or a minor part, or nothing at all! Instead of paying $3000 for a vending machine, you can pay $500, $600, or $700 for a nice machine. I recommend OfferUp, Craigslist, or other trustworthy websites like that. Make sure you inspect the machine very closely. There have been many good reports from these websites referring to vending machine purchases.

Next, you will need to stock up on sodas or snacks. I recommend either a Sam’s Club or a Costco membership, because you can buy things for bulk at a discount. Plan to spend about $100 every time you stock up, depending on the area you live at.

How a Vending Machine Business can Create A Lot of Income

When you start, you might only make a few hundred dollars a month. That’s alright, I’d be surprised if you made more. But you can turn that into tens of thousands a month with no extra money reinvested. Let me explain how.

Let’s say you go online, and buy a high-quality used vending machine for $1000. You find a nice hotel to place the machine, and then you stock it with a variety of sodas. You can buy a 36pk of soda from Sam’s Club for $10.50, and a vending machine holds 300 sodas. That means that each soda costs $0.29, and you can sell them easily for $1.50 a pop. Let’s lay it out:

  • Vending Machine – $1000
  • Restock – $88
  • Vending Price per Soda – $1.50
  • Sodas in Stock – 300

So your total investment would be $1088. Now you have a location, and you place the machine, fully stocked and ready to go. Your sodas should sell quickly if it is in a good location, which means you come home with $450 in revenue. Subtracting the price to restock, and a typical 15% commission, you will bring home about $295. We’ll assume all of the vending contents will be bought in a months time. Normally, you will restock more than once a month, but there will still be leftover items. It is important to make the machine appear full.

Save that $295 for four months, and you are ready to buy a second machine. You would have gathered $1180, and could easily get one- or two good vending machines. Assuming you find a good location for this machine as well, you will bring home another $295 every month. So now, instead of bringing home $295, you will bring home $590. Now, instead of it taking four months before you can buy another vending machine, it only takes two. Six months into your business, or two months after purchasing your second machine, you can buy a third machine. Now, instead of making $590 a month, you will make $885 a month, assuming this machine’s contents can be sold in a month as well, which is more than feasible.

At this point, you can buy a vending machine the next month. Then you reach the point where you can buy two, three, four, five, and even more in the same month! You can repeat this compounding process with any industry or business, but vending makes it particularly easy because of the low up-front cost.

Turning the Profit into Passive Income

This step is rather simple. Find someone you trust that is interested in a part-time gig, and get them to run the route for you. Allow them to manage stocking the machines, and you’ll manage the paperwork. There isn’t much paperwork at all in this business though, besides tracking the revenue, profit, and expenses.

This essentially turns the business into passive income!

All in all, a vending machine business is a great business to get into as a side hustle, until you build it up enough to where it can either

A. Become a full-time job

or

B. Become passive income

Once you make your decision, you will certainly earn a good amount of money if you manage your money well and reinvest it into good machines.

How to Start a Tow Truck Business | An In-Depth Guide

Being a tow truck driver can be a satisfying job that makes a decent living. Owning the tow truck business can be a satisfying job that makes an amazing living! You may have experience with tow trucks, or not. It doesn’t really matter. As long as you’re willing to take a little risk and learn, you can make a successful business in the towing industry.

Why Should You Start Your Own Towing Business?

A towing company is a good thing to start if you want to make a good living, enjoy the freedom of the road, and stay local. It has relatively low start-up costs in comparison to other driving businesses (we’ll compare it later), and it is simple to learn.

The tow truck industry consists of over 45,000 towing companies, with an annual revenue of over $7 billion! The industry is still growing, however. So if you are interested in this business, then there is a lot of room for you to step into the game!

When tow truck drivers were asked about what they like about their career, this is what they answered:

  • “It is challenging at times, and you always learn something new almost everyday, and your skills will always advance.”
  • “It can be very fun and enjoyable a lot of the time.”
  • “I like the freedom of being on the road.”

      Decide the Target Market

      There are more than one markets for a towing business to focus on. You can do more than one, but typically a tow truck driver will focus on one. Some of the markets roles adopted by tow truck drivers include:

      • Repossession
      • Law Enforcement
      • Light Vehicles
      • Roadside Assistance
      • Heavy Duty Vehicles
      • Rollback/Car Hauling

      The type of truck you get will depend on the target market you choose. If you want to haul heavy duty vehicles, you will need to get a truck tailored for that job, not a truck for general road side assistance. If you want to haul light vehicles, you won’t use the truck that is meant for heavy duty vehicles.

      Repossession

      When someone didn’t pay their lease, it’s up to you to take it! That’s what repo trucks do. Repossessing vehicles can be an entertaining, but dangerous job.

      how to start a tow truck business

      “How do you take away someone’s car when they don’t want you to? The simplest way is to do it quickly and without them even knowing you were there — with the exception of the suddenly missing car. The key to a smooth repo job is using the proper equipment at the right time. Believe it or not, an experienced repo man (or woman) can approach the vehicle, hook the towing apparatus to the car and drive off in about 10 seconds — all without ever leaving the truck’s cab. Sounds pretty sneaky, doesn’t it? Most of the time, repo men have to be covert — it’s an important part of the job — so repo equipment must be equally stealthy. In fact, sometimes it’s difficult to determine that a truck is used for repossessions, because the towing gear can be stowed completely out of view.” -HowStuffWorksd

      Law Enforcement

      If you drive a law enforcement tow truck, you won’t be running your own business. However, this is still a career path that you should know about if you want to get into the tow trucking industry.

      how to start a tow truck business

      “Operates a standard-sized tow truck, flat bed truck or stake body truck, towing vehicles involved in fatal accidents and homicide, and/or vehicles reported stolen; works in uniform and receives assignments via two-way radio or written instructions to tow the vehicles or to move illegally parked, abandoned or disabled vehicles; uses special tools to unlock and enter vehicles; uses standard and special tools and reaches under hood or goes under the vehicle itself to disconnect linkage between transmission and gear control lever to put the vehicle in neutral; inventories and lists all visible personal property in vehicles and all visible damage before towing; attaches towing mechanism to vehicle and raises to towing position; places and positions dollies under rear axles or uses winch to pull onto tilt bed rail truck wheel-less vehicles by other means; tows vehicles to designated locations; may occasionally be engaged in operating heavy-duty wrecker trucks or any other complex automotive equipment, towing tractor trailers involved in fatal accidents.” -phila.gov

      Light Vehicles/Roadside Assistance

      Light vehicles and roadside assistance goes hand-in-hand. Roadside assistance is generally a bit broader than just light vehicles, but they are in the same category. 

      When you picture a tow truck driver, this is probably what you picture. Out of the three types of tow truck driving that have been listed, this is easily the best option to choose if you want to build an expanded business. This is simply because of the compounding potential you have when you buy your own tow truck, and have people who need your services call YOU, instead of having a boss. Law enforcement tells you who is parked illegally, and who needs to be towed. You’ll always have someone telling you who needs to be repo’d. But if you buy your own tow truck, hand out a few business cards,  and you can get business on your hours.

      Heavy Duty Vehicles

      These guys handle more difficult loads, but they are also higher-paying loads. These trucks are more expensive, but they also pay more. Heavy-duty means a gross weight of 32,000 pounds or more, light-medium duty is a gross weight of 32,000 or less.

      Rollback/Car Hauling

      Rollbacks are also an amazing industry to create a towing business in. After having experience with rollback owners, there is a lot of money in it. 

      how to start a tow truck business

      Rollbacks can typically fit one vehicle on the back, but it is easy to haul wherever you go. Rollbacks are popular for transporting vehicles from one place to another. Examples are vehicles you buy at an auction, if you’re moving somewhere and a car won’t start, if you’re in a parking lot and you have a flat tire. You don’t need to call an official tow truck, you can call a rollback.

      Buy the Truck

      Once you decide what field you want to enter as a tow truck driver, you need to decide where you want to buy the truck.

      Do you want one used, or new? Used trucks will definitely save you money if you do the labor yourself, but it will also be less reliable (most of the time). You can buy trucks from DUI auctions, copart, craiglist, or other sites that operate in a similar manner. You can find amazing deals if you are patient. Just make sure your don’t overpay for a lemon! It may help to get a second opinion before you buy a tow truck.

      Market Penetration

      There are multiple ways to penetrate the market and get your tow truck business out there so the public can find it.

      Find companies to contract with, and ask your city if they need a tow truck driver for parking meters. Motor clubs are great places to get your name out there. You can also reach people through social media, forums, and even by creating a website! But the primary thing is to find contracts with companies that need a tow truck driver.

      Hire Employees

      -Essentially, hiring employees for a tow truck business works the same as with truck driving in general. 

      Once you get your business going well, you can buy another truck, and hire someone to drive the truck for you. You will keep a large chunk of the profit for every day that you do work. Give it time, and you can expand to three, four, five, or even six trucks. You will keep a large profit from every truck you have on the road, and you can even have the trucks in different locations, to rack in more business and expand your reach.

      All in all, running a tow truck business is a profitable business if you want to stay local and be home every night. But, there are more profitable businesses out there. But, if you like driving locally, a tow truck driver may just be the right calling for you!

      Making $100k A Year Doing Absolutely Nothing | Easy Passive Income

      Is it really possible to make a six-figure income doing absolutely nothing? Does it sound too good to be true?

      It sure does.

      But does it matter if it sounds too good to be true, if I show you the numbers? That’s what I’m going to do today, is show you the numbers. I’m going to show you exactly how to make $100,000 a year with easy passive income.

      The Six-Figure Formula

      There are many ways to make six-figures of passive income. Passive income is where you make money while you sleep, and it is easier than you think. What are these ways? Well, they include:

      • Growth Investing
      • Real Estate Investing
      • Value Investing
      • Forming a Business
      • Affiliate Marketing
      • Dividend Investing
      • eCommerce

      Which of these would you say is the easiest?

      It is most certainly dividend stock investing.

      Growth and Value Investing requires that you stay updated on every aspect of the stock market, so you can see if you need to buy or sell. The intent is to hold long-term, but if the share price falls, it may be time to worry. There isn’t peace of mind with growth and value investing, because if the share price falls, you lose your money.

      Real Estate Investing takes a lot of work up-front, and then it is mostly passive, unless something goes wrong. This is a great way to invest, but it does take a lot of prior knowledge and work up-front.

      Affiliate Marketing takes a lot of work before things become passive. You need to build a website, dish out content, and have the ability to drive traffic and convert sales. After you succeed in doing all of this, then your income becomes mostly passive.

      You could Form a Business. Find something that fuels your passion. For example, a vending machine business. You can buy a good vending machine for $2,000. So, save your salary, buy a vending machine. Put it in a good location, and stock it every day or two. If you found a good location, you will be able to afford one again. Then your income doubles. Eventually you will hit 10 vending machines. The magic of this is, the more vending machines you have, the less time it takes before you are able to afford the next one. Once you hit a large number of vending machines, you can hire someone to go and stock the machines for you, and then it becomes passive income.

      eCommerce is the new big thing, and for good reason! You can open a shopify store, or your own website! Sell products through either creation or dropshipping. There are many strategies out there, you can do good in this, if you know how to market your items. This isn’t truly passive though, because you need to make sure the items ship properly, and you need to make sure the items are still in stock.

      This brings us to the last option, with literally no downside. Literally. No. Downside. Dividend Growth Investing is the way Warren Buffett achieved a $78 Billion net worth.  His dividends aren’t giving him six-figures in passive income every year, they are giving him ten-figures. 

      Ten-figures. Every. Year.

      How does he do it? Combine this method of generating 100K a year with double— or triple the time, and you just might hit that point. You will obviously need great health to live that long, because he has been investing for over seventy years.

      But we’re not focused on getting ten figures a year, we’re focused on six. Six-figures a year is certainly realistic, as long as you have some money to set aside every month towards this passive income strategy. It doesn’t have to be much, just a few hundred dollars.

      The Mentality

      “Dividends may not be the only path for an individual investor’s success, but if there’s a better one, I have yet to find it” 

        – Josh Peters

      Dividends are a long-term plan where your income grows overtime. You need to be in it for the long haul. You will not reach 100k a year in a year, or five years, or even ten years- if you don’t have a lot of money up-front, which I assume is why you’re reading this article.

      Time = Money

      Lesson 1 of creating a 100k annual income is understanding that time = money. You’ve heard it for years, the saying has gone around, but have you really understood what time can do?

      Many view time as an opportunity to work more, but have you considered what time could do for your investments? The longer you allow your investments to compound, the more money you will make every year.

      If you don’t understand what compound interest can do, you can read about it here: dividendsforbeginners.com/what-is-the-power-of-compound-interest/ 

      It’s always best to invest as soon as possible, and I will show you why utilizing a free Dividend Reinvestment Plan calculator.

      six figure income

      We will be using 3M as the example for this scenario.

      You can earn a six-figure income with an initial investment of $10,000. This specific example is a tad bit unrealistic because we will only be analyzing it with one stock and you should diversify some, but this is for example purposes. It is easily replicatable.

      We took an extremely conservative number of 3% as the expected share price growth rate, although it is expected that 3M will grow more.

      We used an expected dividend growth rate of 11.7%, because that is the average growth rate of 3M over the last 10 years.

      The current dividend yield is 3.52%.

      make six figures annually

      As you see, this is a long-term process. A 100k income from passive investments will not come overnight. Remember: patience is a virtue.

      People often find dividend investing to be a waste of time. You invest $10,000, and you only receive $352 in passive income your first year? Typically, those people don’t consider dividend growth.

      You will make less than $1000 a year from dividend income in your first 8 years. So, in a mind that doesn’t understand compound interest, it would make sense for it only to go up another $1000 in the next 8 years. However, this that is simple interest. Utilizing compound interest the way dividend stocks do brings it to an entire other level.

      If you understand compound interest, (you should, my article is linked above) then you know that a snowball effect will form. This snowball effect will cause bigger gains.

      Year 20 you will make less than $10,000 every year. How could you possibly earn another $90,000 yearly through the next ten years?

      It doesn’t matter what you invest in- growth stocks, real estate, dividend stocks, the rule remains the same: The beginning is always the slowest- and toughest part. 

      If you invest in real estate, you buy one house. That is one form of cash flow. You can use your salary and that cash flow to buy a second house. Now you have cash flow from 2 houses. This makes it easier to buy a fourth. Each time you get a new house, it is easier to buy another house because you are now provided with more income from your investments. It is the same with dividend growth investing.

      By year 24 you are making $25,000. You are certainly past the “slow” threshold that seems to contain so many.

      Three years after this you will receive $60,000 annually.

      In this example, it takes 29 years to reach a 100k annual income from dividends. Upon reaching this point, each year will be a massive jump in annual dividends that you receive!

      How Do You Start?

      This example was using a $10,000 initial investment. You don’t need that much, if you invest with $1,000, you can still achieve it- it will simply take longer to reach that point.

      If you invest part of your salary every month into your portfolio, you will reach the six-figure income much sooner.

      But to maximize compound interest, you MUST:

      • Reinvest your quarterly dividends
      • Find quality dividend-growth stocks
      • Be patient, and wait.

      Many people get panicked into selling, and while this is a good idea sometimes, you shouldn’t need to. If you believe in the company’s fundamentals, there is nothing to worry about.

      I hope that you enjoyed this guide, and a goal of $100k a year from dividend income is realistic, and is feasible by anyone! You simply have to want it.

      How to Start a Business as a Teen?

      Starting a Business FOR TEENS:

      There are many ways to make money as a teenager. This can include an allowance, or working as an employee for a company like McDonald’s. Or perhaps you found a gig with a trade, like I did when I was in high school. I worked alongside a carpenter as his assistant for $10 an hour. There’s nothing wrong with that, but there’s a lot more that you can do.

      Not every teenager wants to be an employee. Some want to be the employer. I’m going to talk about potential businesses and side hustles that you can have, that you won’t see on every typical “business for teens” article.

      How Much Time is Required for these businesses?

      Obviously, you will have school to go to, and maybe even sports! It may be dark by the time you get out of your extracurricular activities. You can still run these businesses without interfering with school! Just remember, homework comes first!

      Vending Machine Company

      I began with this business because it requires the most capital to begin. If you don’t have a way to save several hundred dollars, then this will not be a good business for you to begin. Now, while this business requires more capital than the other ideas to begin, it also yields potentially bigger returns in the future. A vending machine business can lead to passive income that can provide many thousands of dollars a month through compounding. let me explain.

      You can go online right now and buy a vending machine for $800. It’s not one of those bright, light-up, fancy vending machines that you might see in the mall. But it still gets the job done. It’s kind that you may see in school, or at the parts store down the road. That’s all you need to get started. Do the research on the kind of vending machine you want to buy, and then make the purchase.

      Once you purchase the vending machine, you’re going to need to scout good locations in your area to put it. Find very busy locations, near stores. Don’t put it near restaraunts, but try shopping centers. Talk to the managers of the stores, a lot of them will be lenient and allow you to place your vending machine there either for a commission or a monthly fee. But this is the most important part: If you place the machine in a bad location, you will lose money in this business. However, if you find a great spot for your vending machine, it can produce good returns that pay back the cost of the machine fairly quickly.

      Consider: It will be up to you to go to the store and buy the items to restock the vending machine every day, or every other day. If you don’t restock it for a couple days becaue you’re out of town, it’s perfectly fine, you just won’t be making money on it.

      How Vending Machines can yield BIG returns in the long run:

      Compound interest is the 8th wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it; he who doesn’t, pays it.” -Albert Einstein

      In the vending machine business compound can be put to work very quickly. Compounding is when you take the profits you receive to make even more profit.

      Essentially, if you buy one vending machine for $800, and place it in a spot that produces $400 a month, you will bring home $400. Assuming the store manager takes a 10% cut, and food and drink takes $160, then you cash in $200. Do this for 4 months, and you have another $800. Instead of spending the money, save it so that you can buy another vending machine. Once you buy the second one in 4 months, you will need to buy double the drinks (assuming they are being bought up just as quickly as in the first location). That means you will be spending $320 on food and drink. But now you are getting $800 a month in revenue because now you have two vending machines! Let’s assume again that the manager charges a 10% commision, and you end up with $400 to take home. Now you can buy another vending machine twice as fast: In two months, you can have another vending machine instead of four. If you duplicate this process over and over again, you will have a fleet of vending machines possibly generating a full-time income in your twenties.

      Obviously, it can get pretty busy keeping all of the vending machines filled. This is where things can turn into a full-fledged business. Outsource the work to other teenagers looking for work. You can pay them to keep the vending machines stocked, and you can continue to build up your business!

      Lawn Care Business

      A lot of people get turned off by the idea of mowing lawns, because that is the typical job for people that are “too young to work”. There is a lot more that you can do though!

      If you mow someone’s lawn, you can bring in between $40-$60 on average. Now what if you add in other forms of lawn care?

      • Edging
      • Trimming
      • Weedeating
      • Pruning
      • Fertilization

      I didn’t say a Mowing Business, I said a Lawn Care Business. For everything that you do, that’s extra that you can charge. And the best part is the recurring income. If people like your work, then they want you to come back again in a few weeks. You can easily earn a full-time income once you get ten customers or so!

      Obbiously, you’ll need money to buy the items needed for everything on the list. But pruners are cheap, tools to trim are cheap, and if you have a lawn mower that’s all you need to get started! Buy the other tools when you can.

      Flipping

      This is for the people that don’t want to be involved in hiring help, and for the people who have a knack for buying and reselling. You can flip anything you want. People flip motorcycle parts, entire cars, online domains, games, real estate. Whenever you’re in the flipping business, you get into whatever you’re interested in.

      For example, last week I bought a GMC Denali from an auction for $1800. The Denali was missing two tires and had a bad battery, but everything else was great. We put two tires on it, put a new battery in it, and in the end had about $2200 in it. In my area, Denali’s of that same year in similar shape are selling for about $4000. If I sell it for $4000 that’s almost a 100% profit!

      That is what is so good about flipping. If you know what you’re doing, you can make a really quick profit.

      Affiliate Marketing

      This is the last option. This is definitely the uncommon option for most teenagers, but it can be the most rewarding. You can purchase a domain with hosting for under $100, and then you can begin your path towards making money from affiliate marketing and adsense!

      Affiliate marketing is essentially when a company gives you a product, and it is up to your to advertise the product. it can be on social media, a website, or wherever you can get the word out. If someone goes through your link and buys the product, then you will receive a commission for each sale. The percentage ranges depending on the program you choose, since there are hundreds of programs out there. It typically ranges between 2-15%.

      If you want to learn more about affiliate marketing, I either suggest affiliatemarketingmc on Youtube, or Wealthy Affiliate: a community of affiliate marketers of all levels; some new, some that are generating thousands of dollars every month. I took the route of Wealthy Affiliate. If you want to follow in my footsteps then you can sign up here

      Starting a business as a teen isn’t just a way to make money, it’s a way to set yourself up for the rest of your life. A lot of people begin businesses as a teenager, and they continue it after their high school days and they grow it bigger and bigger. There are many other businesses that a teenager can have but these four are staples for teenagers nowadays, and they are all efficient ways to make money.