Simon Harriyott

Business ideas for resourceful teenagers

When I was a teenager, I used to do the occasional job after school for my neighbours for a small amount of cash. Typically this would be odd-job man stuff: washing their car, mowing their lawn or weeding their flowerbeds. All mundane, physical stuff that grown-ups don't have time for. If I were a teenager today, I would do mundane, digital stuff that grown-ups don't have time for:

  • Photographing and selling stuff on eBay
  • Scanning photographs from family albums and posting them on Flickr
  • Sorting out an easy-to-use backup plan
  • Putting camcorder footage onto DVD
  • Securing their wireless LAN

And so on.
19 April 2006