With technology taking huge leaps into the future, more and more individuals are connecting themselves to this magnum phenomenon. It is more of a relative equation, to be honest. When great minds invest their valued efforts to the field of technology, they come up with some of the latest and the most progressive platforms, tools, service models, solutions, and inventions. Hence while these experts are helping the world of technology stride forward with blazing speed, the technosphere is acknowledging and has already made them superstar CEOs, inspirational founders, tech investors, and more. The most awesome part to all this is, most of these tech entrepreneurs are no more than two decades old, or even younger. They never went abroad for education, they’ve no masters degree or educated from top universities but they are still an inspiration to the millions.
10 young entrepreneurs who are taking the market up by a storm:
Here is a list of some of the best and most noted young tech entrepreneurs (below the age of 20) who are making their position felt in the tech world:
- Ashley Qualls [www.Whateverlife.com]
For most people, at the age of 14, one of the biggest worries is to wake their way through high school and get into a good college where they can get their degree, allowing them the provision to build a promising career. Then there are a certain handful of 14-year-olds, who decide not to wait that long and go get all that success, multiply it by several times and achieve it all at this tender age. Ashley Qualls is the protagonist of this success story. Ashley came up with the idea of WhateverLife.com when she was just 14. The concept is to provide teenagers, especially girls, with MySpace themes for free. This has led her to earn massive traffic over a very short span of time and earn almost 60% of her revenues from Google Ads. She is already a millionaire and is working her way towards creating a stronger foothold in the online fraternity.
- Juliette Brindak [www.MissOandFriends.com]
Juliette Brindak came up with her multimillion website just at the age of 10. If you do not believe it, read the previous line again and etch it into your mind. While people thrice her age were struggling to be seen in their respective million, this 10-year-old (now 20) was building her online empire. MissOandFriends.com caters a variety of online entertainment, including news, articles, games, etc. She also released a book in 2006 that sold over 120,000 copies. Brindak is the Chief Executive Officer of her online multi-millionaire company. Miss O and Friends is a social network for teenage girls across the United States.
- Kristopher Tate [www.Zoomr.com]
The power of an image is undoubtedly the strongest on the internet today. An image can be used for any occasion, including- promotion, for connecting to people, sharing memories and growing traffic for your site. That is exactly what Kristopher Tate (20 years old) did a few years back. He came up with a site named Zoomr.com which allows people to upload, tag and share pictures on his site. Other features include customising visibility of posts, blocking, etc.
In 2006, only a year after Zoomr was launched, he hired Thomas Haw, a blogger cum photographer, in the role of Chief Evangelist for the website. Soon Zoomr 2 was released with special features such as geo-tagging, SmartSets, and an overall improvement in speed, accuracy, performance, and design. Other features like notes and portals soon followed, giving it the utmost boost in traffic, leading it to become a multi-millionaire project.
- Catherine Cook [www.MyYearBook.com]
A mere teenager came up with the idea of MyYearBook.com. Catherine Cook (still a teenager) managed to get more than 5 million members on her online platform and went ahead to become one of the few self-made millionaires at such a young age. MyYearBook.com that was launched in 2005, collaborated with Quepasa in 2011, to give birth to a better social media platform termed MeetMe. Catherine is going strong and is all set for greater achievements in the years to come.
- Paul Bourque [www.UberAffiliate.com]
For a boy of only 19, Paul Bourque has gone out and achieved a lot more than a person twice his age normally can. In the few years of his online venture, he has managed to create more than 544,120 leads and also earns and astounding $500,000 per month. Shocked? Paul’s Uber Affiliate, predominantly an affiliate marketing blog that gives the reader enough and more leads on how to make money online, has achieved this feat.
- Carl Ocab [www.CarlOcab.com]
If you are looking for some ideas to make money online, your ideal go-to site is CarlOcab.com. Carl Ocab (only 15 years old) came up with this site and tries to help people achieve online money making goals. Carl now makes thousands of dollars from successful private ad deals and affiliate sales. His tag line “Make Money Online with a 13-year old” has been working to its full potential.
- David Wilkinson [www.AffiliateDefined.com]
From an ardent video game nerd to a full-fledged online entrepreneur at the age of 14, there is little that could but a stop to the growing success of David Wilkinson. He came up with the idea of AffiliateDefined.com and made it a success. Apart from AffiliateDefined.com, David is also the founder and CEO of Zi Media.
- Thilak Raj Rao [www.tech-buzz.net]
Who said blogging does not make enough money. Thilak, only 18 years old, proved all those opinions wrong. He started with tech-buzz.net only a mere 2 years ago and slowly went onto making it a huge success. He now earns thousands of dollars every single month. According to Thilak, the trick is to stay focused and not waver from your goal. It is important to understand what you are doing, to let your efforts blossom.
- Harrison Gevirtz [www.CPAShare.com]
Affiliate marketing gave Harrison the heads up to make his presence felt in the tech world. He has been connected with affiliate marketing through his site CPAShare.com for the last three years and is already earning millions. Though he started off with putting forward a number of online marketing techniques, he has consecutively changed the tone of the site and concentrated on pay per click marketing alone.
- Long Zheng [www.IStartedsomething.com]
Long Zheng is another blogging phenomenon. He runs a blog that focuses on catering to the interests and queries of Microsoft enthusiasts. His dedication towards IStartedsomething.com and his unique releases have helped him create a huge followership and a fully loaded bank account.
If you are looking for inspiration, these are some of the finest young tech entrepreneurs that you can take inspiration from.
Bio: Mauricio is the CEO of Cloudwards.net, a data and user feedback driven comparison engine for cloud apps and services. He enjoys writing and producing educational videos around the cloud to help people find the best cloud service for their needs. Get in touch with him on Google+.