roninmedia wrote:When I was 14, I was a web designer and programmer. Too bad the dot com era died when the bubble burst. These days, there isn't much you can do at 14 to make quality. My cousin, he did work in data entry when he was 14 but he worked under his dad's information sent in to the company on a computer application.
So was I, but more or less did that as a hobby. These days, high-tech companies want seasoned programmers in Web applications and so those proficient in AJAX, Ruby on Rails, Python, etc. are in demand. I think the earlier you start programming (especially learning the mathematical logic behind it) the better your knowledge base will become entering the real world, as long as you have the drive and passion for it.
As for getting rich quick at your age, I suppose lawn mowing is the way to go or being an errand boy for your neighbors, I reckon. Or you can become one of those 14-year olds who have a constant drive for world domination and create the next best super-application that will pwn Microsoft and Google. I guess at your age, it's a great time to explore an interest, get good at it, and who knows, you can make money off of it. When you reach working age, who knows if you'll have the time to do a side venture on something you enjoy? Many people don't.