Kids these days have so many opportunities available to them. Far more than what was considered to be normal even just ten years ago. This has a lot to do with the internet and social media.
Actually, it has everything to do with social media and the internet. It has created so many new and exciting opportunities for creative careers. Some children are highly creative and don’t perform well at traditional school subjects, but that doesn’t mean they can’t excel at something.
Creative minds have unlimited potential now thanks to the internet. Here are some careers that you can push your creative kids towards that you might not have known existed.
Social Media Influencer
Is your child highly personable and outgoing? Do they already have a large and loyal following online? If so then they might be able to capitalize on the influencer trend.
Brands are paying influencers top dollar for the attention of their followers. It isn’t just about follower count either. Influencers with high engagement rates, loyal followers and the ability to direct their decision making is highly valuable, more so than just the sheer number of followers one has.
Encourage them to interact often and really strengthen their connection with those that follow them. Over time this can build into a seriously valuable asset that can be used to secure endorsement deals and sponsorships, along with advertising campaign partnerships.
YouTube gives creators a platform they can use to reach a worldwide audience through video content. They will find people subscribing to their channel if they find it interesting enough.
Creators are paid via ad revenue, so the more views they are able to rack up, the more earning potential they have. The top YouTube creators are making a pile of money.
The key is to be real and authentic. This helps attract subscribers that are going to be loyal and watch all of the channel’s content, which helps generate more advertising revenue.
Professional eSports Player
This is a new segment that is growing so fast. There are kids playing video games professionally and making millions of dollars in contest prize money and from sponsorships.
Your little one might already be honing his or her skills, and if not you can get them going. Minecraft is one of the most popular games among kids and you can get them set up with a Minecraft hosting account for a few dollars a month. The cost to participate is minimal.
Thanks to the internet there is no limit on what can be created. There are young kids still in high school that are running e-commerce websites that are making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.
There are kids running blogs that are making piles of money, and developing apps that are breaking records in terms of downloads and in-app sales.
There is no limit and the best thing you can do as a parent is encourage your creative child to go after whatever he or she is passionate about. Chances are thanks to the internet there is a viable career to be discovered that they will love and excel at.
Kayleigh is a freelance journalist covering everything from local news in the Washington area to opinion pieces she self publishes on her own blog.