42 Businesses You Can Launch for Under $500 and My Adventures With Them

4 min readAug 14, 2023

Hey fellow dreamers, I’m your serial entrepreneur who’s danced with not one, not two, but 11 businesses! I’ve been through the highs, the lows, and everything in between. Today, I’m sharing snippets from my journey and how mastering different skills can supercharge your entrepreneurial path. Let’s dive in!

**1. Digital Marketing:** This was my first love. Starting with just a laptop and a few online courses, I began helping local businesses build their online presence. One memorable success? Doubling the footfall for a local coffee shop with just a simple Facebook campaign. (I’m now no longer in client work, though still manage marketing for multiple websites)

**2. Social Media Consultant:** Oh, the thrill of those first 1000 followers! I have left this side of business as didn’t see much return for the time and investment.

**3. SEO and Digital Ad Consultant:** It wasn’t all rosy. My first client’s website took months to rank. But once it did, they went from the 10th page obscurity to the 1st page limelight. Perseverance was the name of the game. If you can learn this it’s an amazing skill and highly profitable (Unfortunately I no longer have a Google ads account due to suspension however still run Facebook and other PPC advertising)

**7. Pet Sitting:** A venture close to my heart. Once, a friends parrot wouldn’t stop singing “Happy Birthday” after a week with me. Trust me; it wasn’t anyone’s birthday! $20 per day yay 😀. That was my only pet sitting experience but could easily be turned into a side hustle.

**18. Personal Trainer:** Flexing a different set of muscles (literally), I once trained a 70-year-old grandma who then competed in a senior marathon. Talk about fitness goals!

**31. Small Business Coach:** Leveraging my vast experiences, I started guiding budding entrepreneurs. The biggest win? Seeing them avoid the pitfalls I once fell into.

**36. Marketing Consultant:** Having mastered digital marketing, this was a natural progression. I consulted for a startup that, in a year, became the most sought-after brand in their niche.

**37. Affiliate Marketing:** The passive income dream! While I didn’t become a millionaire overnight, steady commissions from products I believed in still pays me to this day.




6 Figure Affiliate | Building KobaBox.com | Australia 🇦🇺 | Wealth Creation, AI Assisted Affiliate Marketing, SEO, Niche Sites, Personal Finance & Investing