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Today’s Entrepreneurs Can’t Go To the Bar

Thanks to the Internet, age is no longer a limiting factor when it comes to making money. Generally, people tend to respect older businessmen, assuming that their expertise is the result of age and experience. In this day and age, however, you never need to meet face to face to make a deal, and online you can be however old you claim to be.

Let’s take a look at three examples.

Uberaffiliate

I’ve already talked about Paul Bourque, so I won’t go into much detail here. Suffice it to say, he makes a ton of money and age is definitely not a limiting factor for him. $200k per month in revenue is not bad for a 19 year-old.

Teenage Money Makers

Oh great, another ‘how to get rich online’ blog. On the other hand, Tyler Gresham is only 18 years old, and his blog separates itself from all the others by catering to his age group, so he may have something here. His site looks pretty new, so time will tell if he can manage to monetize it. At this time, his updating schedule looks pretty random, so hopefully he’ll stabilize that pretty soon.

Rich Mudkip

Mudkip - A water-type Pokemon. #258. If you haven’t heard of Mudkips, they’re a somewhat obscure Internet meme.

What do Pokemon have to do with blogging? Beats me, but this guy seems to like them. Philip is a 16 year old from Belgium who makes money online. According to his ‘About’ page, he’s made $222.00 from blogging so far, which is pretty respectable. His new site, Rich Mudkip, is yet another make money online blog, so hopefully he’ll be able to find an audience.

Still, 16 years old and monetizing his websites. That’s impressive. When I was 16, all I did online was play Warcraft 3 and Unreal Tournament. What a waste. The only money I made online back then was from the occasional sale on eBay.

These guys are lucky they got into the business so early. The younger you start, the more time you have to build and succeed. I’m almost 22, and I already feel like an old man (the arthritis in my knees isn’t helping). Still, I do have one advantage over them:

I can blog in a pub :)

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3 Responses to “Today’s Entrepreneurs Can’t Go To the Bar”

  1. Tyler Gresham Says:

    Thanks for the link,

    Tyler

  2. Tyler Gresham Says:

    Something you might like to know is that in The Netherlands (I lived there for 5 years) and in Belgium, (Philip) the drinking age IS 16. So both he and I can go to the bar. I’m not trying to stir anything, just trying to help you be culturally sensitive.
    :)

    Tyler

  3. Geoff Says:

    Hm, that’s a good point. I probably should have looked into international drinking ages.

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