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Teen comes up with 'genius' job that earns him £22 an hour

Teen comes up with 'genius' job that earns him £22 an hour

Ben Adler was struggling to get a job so set up his own business

A young lad is raking it in after coming up with a side hustle to earn him a little bit of pocket money.

Because of his age, Ben Adler, from Melbourne, Australia, was struggling to find work during the school holidays.

Undeterred by the rejections, though, the 13-year-old had a chat with his granddad to see if there was anything he could do for a bit of cash.

And that's when he came up with the idea to paint people's kerbs.

While most of us spent the holidays d**king about with our mates and generally achieving very little, Ben set up his own business and is now rolling in it.

Ben Adler is raking it in after setting up his own business.
7 News

The young lad charges people in his local neighbourhood $20 (£10.95) to have their house number painted on the pavement, which helps delivery drivers and the like know where to stop.

Speaking to 7 News, Ben said: "I’ve always wanted to have my own business because my parents both do and a lot of my family members do."

He told the outlet that he usually works about 20 hours during the weekends, riding around 50km on his bike to different jobs.

And Ben said that with him able to get through a couple of jobs an hour, he's making a decent wedge.

But if you think he's planning on blowing his earnings on video games or whatever, think again - he's already planning for the future.

"Doing this at a young age means I’ll be able to save money for university and a car,” Ben added.

The 13-year-old makes around $40 (£22) an hour from the job.
7 News

His handiwork seems to have gone down well with his customers too.

Glen Eira Mayor, Jim Magee, had his kerb painted by Ben and couldn't be more pleased with the job.

Praising the budding entrepreneur, he said: "He turned up on time, polite, courteous, absolute perfectionist in his work. A pleasure to do business with."

Ben isn't the only teenager out there who's demonstrated a clear talent for business, though.

When he was just 13, Alex Chapman began cleaning people's cars on his parents' driveway and has now gone on to bigger and better things.

Back then, he was asking for just £6 a wash, but now Alex's services are worth A LOT more.

The young entrepreneur now owns his own car detailing company where he's able to charge up to £4,000 to polish and treat Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Rolls Royces and Porsches.

Maybe we should have used our school holidays a little more wisely too.

Featured Image Credit: 7 News

Topics: Australia, Business