Ok, people keep asking me this, if you have <= $1000 your best asset is time not capital
Figure out which you want to denominate your port in BTC, ETH, SOL first, roll gains back into that
Airdrops should be a major part of your strategy because they reward time spent rather than $$$ invested, a lot of crypto protocols give out “airdrops” to early users because it is one of the easiest ways to bootstrap community after raising a lot of money from VCs, they will set aside a portion of the token supply for users and reward those who were consistently active in early stages through testnet and early public mainnet releases.
A good example of this was arbitrum’s airdrop, but can be applied to a lot of protocols that may or may not release tokens in the future.
Most of your trading pnl will come from allocating large % of your port to individual plays, it doesn’t make much sense to diversify into 20 different altcoin bags of $50 each, rather than finding something you have high conviction in and focusing on building a strong thesis for that.
Volatility in crypto with altcoins allows you to rotate pretty aggressively between narratives as they gain/lose attention, good example earlier this year was the AI coins which did 10x+ but mostly trended down after February, also things like the LSD narrative with Lido and other smaller onchain plays.
Typically when you are managing portfolio with small amount of capital you shorten your time horizons for the trade until it makes sense to hold things for swings, e.g. if you have 7 figs and are aiming for a 3x over the next 2 years, you may not care as much about underperforming the market for several months back to back.
Whereas when you have a smaller portfolio you want to be heavily allocated to whichever the current most popular narrative is, because of how easy it is to move capital around in crypto momentum trades work very well, you should be aggressively taking profit if something does a lot of multiples in a short amount of time.
If you’re successful early on with rotations, you want to move your pnl into whatever asset you deem safest as i said before, whether you are denominating your portfolio in BTC,ETH,SOL or something else, and can continue with same strategy of finding high conviction rotation plays while putting portions of your profits into something you are ok with holding for the majority of the bull market.