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Does this sound like an idea to you?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Jkroll, May 25, 2012.

  1. Jkroll

    Jkroll Newbie

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    I had an idea the other day and I want to know what you all say about it.

    I'm in first year at my high school (i'm 12) and for I.T we had to make websites. Everyone there has made them (simple html) but they don't know what to do with them or how to get them on the internet.

    My ideas is:
    Offer them hosting and a domain name for 3 different monthly plans. £2.99, £3.99 and £5 all with different things. I would use free hosting (000webhost) and a free, personalized, .co.cc domain name so it wouldn't cost me anything. Then as deal maker I would offer them that I would upload it for them and get them set-up. I only need 10 people on the £5 plan to get £50 a month. There is 100 people in my first year.

    What do you guy thinks? Is there any flaws?

    Thanks :cool:


    BTW If this is in the wrong section please can someone move it :eek:
     
  2. maineyak

    maineyak Power Member

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    The flaw would be, they're 12 and probably can't afford even that.
     
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  3. newman123

    newman123 Junior Member

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    Ya, my only thoughts would be that they're 12 and might ask their parents for money or something similar and a few parents might start asking some questions, school gets involved, find out you're pretty much scamming the kids (using free hosting and charging them) and then you have a whole bag of issues on your hands.
     
  4. RapperRS

    RapperRS Newbie

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    i think what everyone has said above is valid points, plus u got to think does everyone really want a website anyway? i mean what the hell are 12 year old kids going to want websites for?
     
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  5. Jkroll

    Jkroll Newbie

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    rapperRS: Maybe they want to show their parents what they have made?

    everyone else: Didn't think of it that way.....:eek:.....
     
  6. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    I think its a great idea and your entrepreneurial spirit was positively encouraged in my old school.. However some earlier posters have made valid points about how modern schools have to protect themselves from Irate parents....Keep that in mind and dont get into any trouble. Its not going to cost you so lower your prices and make less profit which is justifiable as you are providing a service........Long term thinking once you get some people signed up and you are the go to guy for hosting etc then you can earn while you learn.
     
  7. kneehawk

    kneehawk Newbie

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    the idea is good
    but like others have said, 12 year olds don't have the funds
     
  8. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Funds are not the issue ? I send my 15 year old to school with £20($35) walabout money a week. Kids have dough !!
     
  9. Orbit143

    Orbit143 Senior Member

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    it's not a scam, it's the basic principle of business. Buy low sell high. I think it's a good idea or at least a good thinking for a 12 yo.
     
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  10. Jkroll

    Jkroll Newbie

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    Yeah... I doubt funds are a problem. Everyone carry's money because the school never tells us when we need it. Also they always buy sweets so I know they have money.
     
  11. Jkroll

    Jkroll Newbie

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    So should I do it or not?
     
  12. Justenzy

    Justenzy Registered Member

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    Do it and make a post called:
    12 year old-Journey to $10/day