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In the business world, Q4 (the final quarter of the year which includes the holiday season) is a crucial time for many companies. For long-established, old-fashioned business, this can be super stressful. But when you’re a young entrepreneur just starting out, Q4 is a golden opportunity.

Obviously, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly reduced the amount of short-term retail gigs that lots of teenagers depend on during the holiday season. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make money this holiday break! If you move your ambitions online and focus on ecommerce, you’ll be able to make money in 2020 and well beyond. After all, the future is digital!

I was 16 when I first started my company. I learned everything as I went, and I started making sales from my laptop at home in New Jersey. So I can tell you from my own experience: if you want to make some extra cash this holiday season, you can definitely do it. Set up an ecommerce shop (or improve the one you already have), and get ready to boost your bank account. Here’s how to do it: