Javi RamΓ­rez

What's the most valuable thing 16 year olds can learn today?

Haha, yes, seriously! It wouldn't have to be workshop persay, but I would at least go over that entrepreneurship isn't just about investors, patents or "making it big". I think a lot of kids my age have that pre-conceived notion. Of course it could be that, but there are a ton of forms of entrepreneurship. Online, in-person, bootstrapped, funded, side projects, full-time projects, big companies, solo projects, etc.

Javi RamΓ­rez

What's the most valuable thing 16 year olds can learn today?

This. As a 15 year old I wish this was taught in schools more. For context, I'm in an early college tech program at my school and as a group we all have an entrepreneurship unit as part of the high school side right now. It's a joke though. One of the lessons, we watched an episode of Shark Tank. It's infuriating because that's not what we should be taught early on. Instead it should be small, bootstrapped companies that we start ourself. They also stress the idea of inventions and patents, and how we should look for new ideas. Obviously this is important, but execution is often times more relevant than a unique idea.

@rileyw Thanks for your insights, I think your point of view is really valuable! Are you serious? "Watch SharkTank + file patents" as a way of teaching entrepreneurship, srsly? Lol. I'm sorry for you, man. Hope you learn here in WIP everything they're not teaching you.
So I guess your approach would be more of a "entrepreneurship workshop"? But like real entrepreneurship haha How would you imagine a perfect workshop like that?

Haha, yes, seriously! It wouldn't have to be workshop persay, but I would at least go over that entrepreneurship isn't just about investors, patents or "making it big". I think a lot of kids my age have that pre-conceived notion. Of course it could be that, but there are a ton of forms of entrepreneurship. Online, in-person, bootstrapped, funded, side projects, full-time projects, big companies, solo projects, etc.

Avi Aryan

Questions on getting started with domain flipping

I wouldn't use GoDaddy. Literally anything else is better. Their UI is so confusing and I'm just not a fan. I'm a big fan of Google Domains, but Namecheap and a few others look promising, too. I really like DomainHolder too. It makes a for sale page for your domain. Literally all you have to do is make an A record to their domain and TXT record with your email where potentials buyers can contact you.

 

Much of the domain flipping business just involves patience. Chances are if you buy a domain and then immediately reach out to the brand you are talking about, they won't be interested because you just bought it, and they probably would have bought it before you but they didn't because they weren't interested. Having a domain in your portfolio for 5-10+ years increases the chances of it being inquired about because the number of decent domain names is drastically decreasing. It took me a few hours to find a domain name for a side project I'm working on, they aren't many good ones left :)

Thanks for your advice. DomainHolder looks interesting. If I decide to purchase the domain, I'll give it a try.

Btw, I am not good with long term investments. But I will think on my domain and the possibilities more and evaluate to see if it can be worth it. Thanks for sharing your expertise.