Youth In Business

$20 Challenge Results

Be Inspired By Kids Who Made Over $500 in 30 days With Just $20

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

Sven & Ari - $5,022

Our current challenge record holders bought popcorn wholesale, repackaged and sold. Sold Caramel Popcorn. Selling Dog Treats. They sold their products at a market



Kyle & Madeline $2,957

Also known as the Eco Twins, these guys have created an eco-friendly business and used a method called dropshipping to sell crystals bottles and bracelets during their 30 day challenge. 

Kai Seymon - $2,786

Aged just 11 and travelling over 4 hours a day for school Kai set the first record in the $20 challenge, he hand makes fidget toys and sells them. Kai also sold meals to office workers and other baked goods.

Rica, Jess & Dayna $1747

Sold chocolates, made and sold energy balls, sold secondhand bricks, as well as car washing and they ran a garage sale

Rose-Townsend Family $1487

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

Gabriel & Mila $1323

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

Halim Family $1,229

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 & Sienna $1244

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

Scarlett & Darcey $1164

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

Heaton Family $1161

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

Howitt Family $1,125

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!

Josh & Pete $1,066

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

Sage, Spirit & Maliyan - $1060

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 Hydes $1024

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 

Shivaansh - $1009

Sold bliss balls, Mini pizzas and sushi. Sold succulents, Sari, Cookies in Nepal Lotus nuts and flatbreads



Chris & Stephen $862

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

Tilly $925

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 $875

Amy had a unique twist on selling baked goods.. she created custom celebration cakes with logos on them as well as cupcakes

Beau & Bianca $986

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

Routley Family $800

The Routley Family cleared out their old toys and sold them, they also made up and packaged their homemade Rocky Road

Sassy Thamm $768

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

Tester Family $745

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

Schalger Family $718

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 $740

Brock simply just made chocolate balls and sold them at a community event

L'Orange Family $640

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 $625

Sarina has tried multiple businesses during the challenge to see what works best, she sold cupcakes, body scrubs, terrariums and kerb painting

Zoe, Anastasia and Charlotte $562

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

Nikita & Chanelle $513

These two girls did a great job, selling alpaca poo, caramel popcorn and fathers day chocolates

Railston Family $507

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

Sue & Chloe $611

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.

Crombie Family $607

Cory and Jeldi started a protein ball business and wholesaled their balls out to local gyms 

Akhil $402

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

Jordan $667

Created a brand called ‘A boy and a cat’, creating and selling dog and cat treats