Aylo, aylo! Cherio ol’ chap! Why are we typing like this? Why to mimick the new generation of “teenage tycoons” and “teen-preneurs” (lame) of course!
From Scotland’s national newspaper, The Scotsman (go figure):
A NEW breed of “teenage tycoons” are taking the nation by storm with almost 21,000 children of 15 or 16 earning more than £60,00 online each year.
The figure revealed today in a survey is nearly three times the average UK salary. According to the research, 15 per cent of teenagers are earning £23 an hour – six times the UK minimum wage.
The Virgin Media group surveyed 700 youngsters between the ages of 13 and 18 and found 43 per cent have made money on the internet in the past 12 months. Just over one in five of these “teen-preneurs” has gone as far as setting up an online businesses from their bedroom while in full-time education.
The Internet, eh? If you factor in the currency conversion rate, that means they’re making … um…hm…let’s see … carry the one … and … A LOT OF MONEY!
Meanwhile, would you like to see what America’s youth is up to? Here you go, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.