SPP#47 Harry Sanders: Perseverance is essential, but know when it's not working.

SPP#47 Harry Sanders

Meet this week’s awesome studentpreneur: Harry Sanders, 18 y.o.,  High School student at University High School and  founder of StudioHawk in Melbourne, Australia.

In Year 9  Harry got the opportunity to do a different curriculum for a term. From that experience he landed an internship at 15 and then a year later decided to go on his own. To find customers he had to be inventive. He started doing mock-ups of websites based on logos of companies, and showed them to the business owners…. and it worked very well. Now at 18 Harry has just finished high school, keep an eye on this young studentpreneur.

Quotes:

  •  50% of SMEs don’t have a website.

  • There is always a cheaper alternative to the professional tools for SEO.

  • I started at 16,  so I needed to prove myself to them.

  • In terms of design for a website, there is a lot in the logo.

  • Who is information on a website. Dont’ send an email without a proper name ABN lookup  or Whois.

  • I learned by trial and error.

  • I get paid for something I enjoy.

  • The start was the hardest.

  • Don’t expect to be making 6 figures. Set a goal.

  • Perseverance is essential  but know when it’s not working.

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Books, Podcasts, and Blogs:

U2U (Uni to support you):

  • University should get more people to give talks.

Links:

Twitter: @StudioHawk

Facebook URL: StudioHawk

Website:  StudioHawk.com.au

 

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