AI Entrepreneurs: Consulting

Young AI Consultants Helping Small Business Owners for $60/hour

The notion that technology, particularly artificial intelligence (AI), is vital to modern businesses is beyond question. AI is not just an innovative tool but a crucial, life-altering force that can dramatically shape the success or failure of a business. Small business owners, recognizing the urgency to adapt to this technological landscape, are eager to find solutions.

Here lies an unprecedented opportunity for young, tech-savvy individuals. These young minds, often underestimated, have grown up with AI integrated into their daily lives, an aspect they may take for granted but is immensely valuable to small business owners who find this technology unfamiliar and, at times, intimidating.

The fear or hesitation a 16-year-old might have about charging $60 per hour for consultation must be overcome by recognizing the following:

  1. Market Rate: Small business owners routinely pay $60 per hour for various services, including landscaping, cleaning, and accounting. This rate is neither new nor exclusive to technology consulting.
  2. Unique Value Proposition: Unlike before, there’s now a compelling reason to hire a 16-year-old for consultation rather than traditional manual services. AI presents an existential challenge to businesses, and the natural aptitude for technology that a young individual possesses can provide the vital solutions needed.
  3. Perceived Tech Savvy: The preconceived notion that young individuals are inherently tech-savvy isn’t just a stereotype; it’s often true. Leveraging this perception, combined with actual tech expertise, aligns perfectly with the needs of small business owners struggling with the “weirdness” of AI.
  4. Perfect Fit: The ease with which young individuals navigate AI in their daily lives translates to a valuable skill set that is highly marketable. What may seem mundane to a 16-year-old is often groundbreaking for a small business owner.

In essence, the current technological climate, fueled by the rapid advancement of AI, has created a perfect storm where the innate technological acumen of youth can be monetized at a rate of $60 per hour. This is not an overvaluation but a fitting recognition of the unparalleled value that this young, tech-savvy generation can bring to the table. The time to seize this opportunity is now; the alignment between need and ability has never been clearer or more urgent.

Author: John Rector

John Rector, a former IBM executive and co-founder of e2open, has an impressive portfolio of leadership roles across a range of companies and industries. In the realm of digital marketing, he has successfully led Social Media Target, ensuring its competitiveness in the ever-evolving digital landscape. He has also served operationally at Rainbow Packaging, focusing on the delivery of farm-fresh produce. John's creativity and vision for web technologies shine through at Bodaro and Palm ❤️, the latter being a graphic design studio founded in June 2023. He has also ventured into the education sector with Nextyrn, a tutoring startup that leverages AI for personalized learning experiences. His entrepreneurial spirit has also seen the founding of Potyn, an innovative project that uses AI to create bespoke art. The newest additions to his extensive portfolio include Nozeus, Infinia, Blacc Ink, and Maibly, further expanding his influence across various industries.

2 thoughts on “AI Entrepreneurs: Consulting

  1. Anonymous says:

    Very, very impressive.

  2. Anne Segars says:

    I feel enlightened that we have crossed paths during our short time here. Thank you for sharing your knowledge so that others may learn to venture out into the world of AI and beyond. Bless you

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