You don’t have to be 18 years or older to access LinkedIn anymore. Now, you only have to be 13 years or older. In 10 years, I predict that many teenagers will have their own online businesses.
The revolution continues. Soon enough, for anything related to having an online business, 18 years or older will be cut down to 13 years or older.
When hearing about young teenagers being able to manage their own businesses, some people are quick to think about the Second Industrial Revolution in the 20th century, but this kind of work is different.
The issues with the Second Industrial Revolution were that young teenagers and kids had dangerous, low paying jobs that they had to do in order to bring the money back home. Some of these teenagers and kids also had to give up on an education.
This revolution is different. It hasn’t quite blossomed yet, but the seed is growing in the soil. LinkedIn poured some water into the soil, and others will do the same.
The main problems of the Second Industrial Revolution don’t exist in this one. There are no dangerous or life threatening jobs. Education and school don’t have to be sacrificed, and neither do extracurricular activities or sports.
Another problem with the Second Industrial Revolution were the choices. All of the choices involved brick and mortar buildings where injuries were common.
I’m not making millions of dollars yet, but I can easily say I make more than the minimum wage. Ten years from now, teenagers will be creating their own online businesses. Does it go as far as having a conversation during lunch period about business? I’m not sure about that.
Creating a business is much easier now than it was back then. For an online business, there is no commute. The risks and dangers of having an online business are minuscule compared to the Second Industrial Revolution.
The Teenager Revolution is coming. The only problem with the resolution is that there will be laggards. Most teenagers are going to jump into the revolution at the same time. Right now, being a teenager entrepreneur is rare, special, and unique.
In ten years, being a teenager entrepreneur will still be special, but it won’t be so rare or unique anymore. Encourage your teenager or a friend’s teenager to start just before the revolution takes full effect. Then, they’ll be a step ahead of everyone else.