I Am Starting a Digital Marketing Company. All Alone. With 100 Bucks. Can I Make It?

New adventures, new paths in the endless journey of self-reliance and working in my underpants

Harmony S
3 min readJun 12, 2024
Photo by Ilya Pavlov on Unsplash

TL/DW2R the site is klixardigital.com. (note: I get an error following this link but if you select the option to open in your browser you shouldn’t have an issue. I’ll have to fix that too 🤣)

So…I’m trying something new. I know a thing or two, outside of ranting and raving about my personal life, that I can write about online. Like, I have been doing IT and marketing-related work now for eight years. That’s eight years of regularly building knowledge. At some point, it’s time to escape the matrix of working for other people and *completely* relying on myself.

Hence why I’m going to try to start a company.

I know nothing about business management. I know nothing about self-promotion. Other than what I have done for other people, I haven’t attempted to really establish my own brand. I mean, I guess freelancing on Upwork for nearly a decade kind of constitutes having my own business BUT I’d like to find my own people or rather, ideally-speaking, have people find me through organic search engine traffic.

So, can I do it? With limited funds? Why not?

I’m not going to lie, I exploited the shit out of every single free trial I could manage. Canva gives a good one. 30 days free, 15 bucks after for nearly-Illustrator level content. Hostinger and Wordpress regularly have really strong deals. I got my hosting package and free domain for a year for 38 bucks. Yeah. Like hell I was ever going to go with Wix.

How’d I come up with the name Klixar Digital? No idea. It just stuck. I had tried every single word combination. Black Sparrow Agency. Blue Marble Company. Silver Pearl Partners. Triple 3 Digital Marketing. Triple 4 Digital Marketing. Triple 5 Agency. Adonis Marketing. Black Adonis Marketing. Yep, all were taken.

So, I had to invent a word. Klixar, Haxmal, Zephyrite. Wherever in my subconscious that I had fished these words from, I’ll never know. I just know that Klixar Digital seemed easy to spell, easy to remember, not grating on the ears, and not difficult to pronounce, either.

What I cannot do myself, I will find the talent to fill the gaps. To be honest, despite the fact my company is going to offer four major services — content creation, website development/hosting, brand consultation, and SEO, I only really have enough experience in 3/4 of those. The brand consultation part I guess I have some experience in, but calling it experience would be a stretch — I had a project on Upwork to plan the blog content for a whole year for a GIS consultation company.

SEO is probably my strongest skill. For some reason, I’ve a knack for getting search engines to rank the sites I have worked on. Heck, even read the reviews on my Upwork page

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/melodycharles

(uh oh. Revealed my real name. Whoopsies, don’t be weird now)

So, like always, I’m going to embark on a saga. A new chapter in life. God willing, this one will be profitable. I’m tired of things not sticking, so hopefully, establishing a small business will become my bread-and-butter.

If you’d like to help me out, sign up for the newsletter, or send in your details on the contact me page, and we can have a chat about how I can help you to attain your goals. Like I said, what I cannot do alone, I will acquire the talent immediately to fulfill your requests. I know the website still needs work — and lots of it — but if you’re interested in any of these kinds of services, I’m your chick.

Ciao for now!

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Harmony S

H A P P Y and you should be TOO!!! LIFE IS AMAZING 👏🦝🦄🌺🍭I write for ILLUMINATION, The Memoirist, Fuck Niches, and The Orange Journal.