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Harry Sanders - From homeless to $4M award-winning business owner

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If you think starting a business in general is difficult, try starting a business at 17 years old while living on the street. For Harry Sanders, Founder and Director of StudioHawk, it was not an easy or fast journey. Couch surfing, living under a bridge, and utilising WI-FI in the local Vinnies, Harry defied all odds to build the beast that is StudioHawk into what it is today.
Winner of awards such as SEMRush's Agency of the Year and Optus Media Marketing & Advertising Business of the Year, StudioHawk is now Australia's largest dedicated award-winning SEO agency that is worth $4M+. And in this episode of The Make It Happen Show, Harry takes us through exactly what it took for him to build this industry-changing company even with the limited resources and facilities that he had, and how you can do it too, no matter your circumstances.
This episode is a shoutout to anyone just starting out - know that you're not alone and you're not on the wrong path. Find out how you too can make it happen with us today with someone who's been in your shoes and your journey. Check it out now.
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"I didn't know a shred of business. I had to figure a lot of that stuff out. Even though I really knew my stuff, it's a big risk to take on someone like me. The secret there was being passionate."

— Harry Sanders

In this episode, you will learn:

  • 1:44 - How to build Australia's largest SEO agency
  • 4:02 - The 3 fundamental pillars of SEO
  • 6:03 - The difference between advertising and SEO
  • 7:27 - How SEO demand has emerged through the years
  • 8:37 - How to land an SEO job at 14
  • 13:58 - What it means to hit 'rock bottom' and how to navigate through that
  • 18:49 - What young entrepreneurs don't realise when starting a business
  • 24:17 - Red flags to watch out for when hiring an SEO agency
  • 31:20- Make It Happen In A Minute




Great insight for business owners and super practical takeaways!

Bruce Casanovic

Amazing guests, great insights into their journey and what has helped make their businesses successful. Great to hear how some of the guests have navigated challenge as well. Loads of good practice takeaways.

Perfect for the Monday commute


Great to listen to on the commute to work on Monday mornings. Great content, well delivered and plenty of insights from industry leaders in a variety of fields. Good to see the entourage getting out there with a podcast series

Top-shelf guests. Top-shelf conversations.


This is so awesome, so helpful, and so fresh. Right from the get-go, the team at The Entourage have brought out the big names in the Aussie entrepreneur and business space to have conversations that every business owner should listen to. I can't wait to see who they bring on next.

Amazing guests


Loved the episode with Tim Fung, Airtasker CEO! You guys are getting some awesome guests in! Thank you!

Entourage on point again!

Adz Rodger

Great content again from The Entourage! Particularly like the 1st episode and the points Tim Fung made about making sure you make time to map out the future and don't get stuck on day to day 'work', as well as the observation that you really need to be strategic about your people management and not just try to save money. Two awesome take homes I have already taken action on!

For entrepreneurs and non-trepeneurs alike


Well this was one of the best things I’ve heard in a while. I’m by no means the target demographic, having zero business or entrepreneurial experience at all. Luckily the advice given for business growth and success is remarkably applicable to personal growth and success. Loved the conversational style, by the end of the podcast I felt like I knew both Tims personally, which is a great mark of engagement. And I loved hearing about the humble beginnings of Airtasker from the founder himself. Give this a listen if you’re craving a bit of personal or professional inspiration.


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