‘My nine-year-old son will make £8.5k this year from his sweet shop side hustle’

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One schoolboy is sharing how he is able to make a lot of money from the side hustle he started from his bedroom.

Sol Murdoch is a nine-year-old who started a sweet business earlier this year and is on track to earn £8,500.

He decided he wanted to sell sweets to his friends and neighbours after his family moved to Aberchirder, Scotland.

Noticing there were very few shops in the area, Sol pitched the idea of a sweet business to his mum and uncle.

Both decided to invest £250 each into the child’s business and the youngster is making £700 a month.

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If he keeps up this pace, Sol will make £8,500; the majority of which will likely go to toys and treats.

His mum Holly said: “I don’t think he expected it, I think he just thought, ‘I’ll sell some sweets and make some pocket money’ to spend on toys he’s into like Pokémon, Harry Potter and Lego.

“It’s gone far beyond what any of us thought. When he was younger, he always told me he’ll be a millionaire – he used to say he was going to be rich.

“He’s always had this urge to do really well for himself which is quite remarkable really.

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“I try and keep my distance and let him make the decisions and choose what he wants to sell, he tells me what sweets he needs and wants to buy, I’m just there to tie the bags and support him.”

According to Holly, the idea of starting a sweet shop only came about when the family moved to Scotland.

Through his Facebook page, local markets and school, Sol is able to sell his sweets across multiple platforms.

Outside of the family’s new town, the young entrepreneur has been able to reach customers further south.

He shipped 47 bags of sweets to Gosport, Portsmouth, within a couple of weeks of starting his shop.

Holly added: “It was a normal evening when Sol randomly came downstairs and said he wanted to sell sweets.

“He gave me a Dragon’s Den-style presentation and talked me through what he wanted to do and why.

“There’s only one shop where we live and it’s quite expensive there, and we get quite bad snow so you can be confined to the village.

“He realised no one else was doing it around here – we invested and from there it went a bit crazy.”

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