Local Kids is a network of multi-media sites around the country that has local news, views, reviews and business listings. Local Kids Stars create videos about what is going on in their area, what they like to do, and review local businesses. The Local Kids Intern program teaches teens 13 to 17 online about business, marketing, and using media to impact their communities and compete internationally in today's market place. The site www.USLocalKids.com has a complete listing of all the current locations. The company is growing at approximately 3 - 5 new sites per month.
Businesses are able to reach out to local families through a membership that includes a business profile and access to add Things-To-Do and Deals. The business profiles focus on the multi-media aspect by encouraging video reviews by Local Kids Stars and the use of social media to promote listings and events.
The Local Kids Deals card, www.LocalKidsDeals.com, is a fundraising card sold by local youth clubs, teams, and school to raise money for their group. The groups keep 60 - 70% of the sales from the $10 cards and local families save money by showing the card at area businesses who sponsor the card.
Local Kids was started by Tanya Eldert, a mom and entrepreneur, in Virginia Beach, after her daughter, Sianna kept asking to do videos of places they would go. The first Local Kids site, www.HamptonRoadsLocalKids.com, was launched in April 2011 and by July the network was up to 20 sites and had over 44,000 visits in 1 month. The company continues to grow as local families license the sites in their area and run their community sites. Licensed owners keep 100% of the sites profits in exchange for a monthly hosting and support fee. www.LocalKidsNetwork.com has information on this unique business opportunity.