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Is My 8 Year Old Son An Internet Marketer?

Written by George Manty  · June 21, 2007

My eight year old son, Adam, loves games. He has been making up games since he was little. He also loves technology, especially electronics and computers. Well, a few months back on his eight birthday we bought Adam a program (The Games Factory 2) that allows you to make video games without learning a programming language. He has finished going through the tutorials and this week he made his first game.

We bought the version of the video game creator that could only be used for creating non-commercial video games (not for sale), but we did this because we wanted to see whether he would like the program or not. Well, he loves it! Tonight, Adam told me me that he wanted to sell his games on the Internet. I told him we had to wait until we bought the more expensive version of the software, so that we could sell them legally.

Adam thought about it for a minute and he said,

“Dad, I have an idea. We could put the games on the Internet and people could download them for free, but…

we could put advertising on the site. That way we could make money and give the games away for free!”

I am so proud…

So is Adam an Internet Marketer at the age of 8?

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7 Responses to “Is My 8 Year Old Son An Internet Marketer?”

  1. Leroy Brown on June 22nd, 2007 7:17 am

    Your 8 year old has a very bright future ahead of him. Imagine if you were that smart at 8 – how rich would you be now?

  2. George Manty on June 22nd, 2007 9:10 am


    Thanks for the kind words.

    I have been blessed with some very intelligent kids. It makes homeschooling a little easier.

    Unfortunately for intelligent people, intelligence doesn’t always equate to money. In fact, many times the opposite is true. Persistence is the most common trait that succesful entrepreneurs share. Of course, my kids are pretty persistent, so that is a good sign as well…

  3. Marc Eilbeck on June 23rd, 2007 4:40 am

    Sounds like me when I was younger! haha. I hope he does well in the future!

  4. Garry Conn on June 23rd, 2007 4:24 pm

    Ha! Ha!

    Seems like little Adam and my 9yr old son have much in common! I wonder if it has anything to do with their dads? ūüôā

  5. George Manty on June 23rd, 2007 8:38 pm


    It might!


    I was kind of like that too, just not quite as good with a computer when I was that age. But then again, computers weren’t exactly in every home when I was younger…

  6. Community Building Blog on June 26th, 2007 1:41 pm

    Now that is impressive! One of the things I love about doing business online is that it really is open to all, regardless of age.

    I’ll keep an eye out for your son in the future!

    – Martin Reed

  7. George Manty on June 26th, 2007 1:58 pm

    Thanks Martin.