Our favourite challenge the kids participate in is the $20 challenge! It’s such a great way to kick off our program and for them to get started with some fundamental business learnings, start making money and of course have fun! With the challenge set for only 30 days.. and unable to spend over $20 to get themselves started, check out the videos these kids have made of their journey through the $20 challenge, and how you and your kids can be inspired do try it out too!
To your success, Ben and Sheri Jones
Our current challenge record holders bought popcorn wholesale, repackaged and sold Caramel Popcorn. Sven & Ari also baked dog treats and sold their products at a market
Also known as the Eco Twins, Kyle & Madeline have created an eco-friendly business and used a method called dropshipping to sell crystals, water bottles and bracelets during their 30 day challenge.
Aged just 11 and travelling over 4 hours a day for school Kai set the first record in the $20 challenge back in 2018. Kai hand makes fidget toys and sells them at markets and online with his own ecommerce website. Kai also sold meals to office workers and other baked goods.
Sold chocolates, made and sold energy balls, sold secondhand bricks, as well as car washing and they ran a garage sale
An eco-friendly family wanting to build a business that reduce plastic, they sold stainless steel straws through dropshipping online, meaning they had no upfront costs. A great success for this family
During their challenge Gabriel and Mila wholesaled rocky road and sold it for Fathers Day, they also made cookies and chocolates to sell as well as an upsell with the Rocky Road
The Halim Family set out and sold cookies, popcorn and juice. Some items they made and some were wholesaled. They sold their items by going door to door and in their local parks.
Carina provided a service and focused on tutoring students, which had no upfront costs. Sienna did some baking and sold her homemade brownies, caramel slice and rocky road
These girls love baking, so they decided to sell and package up their rocky road and popcorn. They sold a lot of packs over Fathers Day and packaged them up accordingly and they also had flyers to go along with it on how people could order more
At 11 years old Ned has a huge passion for the impact plastic has on our oceans. He wants to ban plastic toothbrushes and has now created a bamboo line of toothbrushes called ‘Turtle Tribe’ during their challenge, the family sold the toothbrushes, went busking and made cupcakes
This family of 9 went out and presold their services of kerb painting. They went painted street numbers on kerbs and were able to upsell some people to get glow in the dark paint. They achieved there sales in just 6 days!
Being the day before Anzac Day the boys thought quick smart and went and bought Anzac Cookies from Woolworths to sell. They also wholesaled fidget spinners, as well as cleaning peoples wheelie bins for a fee
We love that this family tried lots of different things, and they all made sales, they sold cookies, sold dog treats, ran a Garage Sale, Offered a Kerb Painting service, Busking
Aaron used his passion for surfing and the beach to make money during his challenge. He did surf photography and sold them on items such as calendars, postcards and canvas
Sold bliss balls, Mini pizzas and sushi. Sold succulents, Sari, Cookies in Nepal Lotus nuts and flatbreads
These boys trialled a couple of different ideas, they did bin cleaning and sold rocky road! They got 36 orders from Facebook before they even made any of the Rocky Road
With a love for animals, Tilly made money through pet sitting and selling her succulents. She said it was fun getting paid to be able to play with dogs!
Amy had a unique twist on selling baked goods.. she created custom celebration cakes with logos on them as well as cupcakes
Offered a car washing service and got 13 customers, then went on to up sell them to get detailing done. They also sold fudge and flowers in the lead up to Mothers Day
The Routley Family cleared out their old toys and sold them, they also made up and packaged their homemade Rocky Road
Sassy sold peanuts and horse treats as she as a passion for horses. She also contributed 10% of her profit to The Little Mater foundation
This family created and sold homemade bath bombs, as well as offering a dog walking service. They also set out and sold lunches to work men
This family did a great job and made $718 in sales from running a garage sale and a sausage sale during the 30 day challenge
Brock simply just made chocolate balls and sold them at a community event
The L’Orange Family boys love technology and computers, they did custom computer builds as well as selling recycled items on ebay and making and selling cookies and succelents
Sarina has tried multiple businesses during the challenge to see what works best, she sold cupcakes, body scrubs, terrariums and kerb painting
These girls talk their passion for horses and knowing they had a “hungry” crowd at their local pony club, they sold horse treats, and pony club picnic packs
These two girls did a great job, selling alpaca poo, caramel popcorn and fathers day chocolates
They sold services, one being car washing and the other babysitting. These were great as there were no up front costs. They also sold some items on ebay
This mother and daughter team set up a t-shirt business and sold t-shirts to the homeschooling community. They also got pre-sales to their membership site for online homeschool science lessons.
Cory and Jeldi started a protein ball business and wholesaled their balls out to local gyms
In the lead up to Mothers Day these guys set out and sold Mothers Day Bouquets and Gift Hampers. They also did some busking as well
Created a brand called ‘A boy and a cat’, creating and selling dog and cat treats