NetNewsDaily Is A 13-Year-Old’s Startup

By Rachel Kaufman Comment

You read that right: not a thirteen-year-old startup, but a thirteen-year-old’s startup, as in, a startup belonging to a thirteen-year-old kid.

Scott Campbell and his friend Nathan Adam in Scotland are running, an aggregator for “people with little or no time,” Campbell told The Guardian.

The entrepreneurs make about £150 each month from advertising.

“I’ve been writing and blogging online for the past two years, and I am keen to have a career in the media, which is the reason that I started Net News Daily,” he told The Guardian, and hopes to triple his unique visitors in 12 months from 1,000-5,000 visitors a day. Not bad for a 13-year-old.

Of course, being a teenage entrepreneur has its own set of problems: when asked about his work-life balance, Campbell replied: “I try to make sure that all of my homework is done before progressing on to anything to do with Net News Daily.”