SEO Agency of the Year winner Harry Sanders was homeless when he started his business | #520

SEO Agency of the Year winner Harry Sanders was homeless when he started his business | #520

At age 13 Harry Sanders discovered his love of SEO. By age 17, he was homeless, when he started his own SEO business. And just this past year, aged 22, that business turned over $4M and won SEO Agency of the Year! It’s an inspiring episode 520 of The (11 year-old, award-winning) Small Business Big Marketing podcast.


Big Episode Today

  • 23 year-old SEO expert Harry Sanders shares his incredible business journey and what led to him winning SEO Agency of the Year.
  • This week’s motivated listener has a limited marketing budget, but is doing some seriously good marketing!
  • And today’s really big news (well for me anyway!) is you can now call and leave me a message that I may play on an upcoming episode – 0480 015 150. That number again … 0480 015 150 ;0)


A Little More About Studio Hawk’s Harry Sanders

Harry Sanders is an SEO tragic. A simple young man, he loves nothing more than seeing his clients appear on page 1 of Google.

Having founded Melbourne-based SEO agency Studio Hawk just five years ago at age 17, it now turns over $4M annually, has over 300 clients and is the largest dedicated SEO agency in Australia. It was also recently awarded SEM Rush’s Agency of the Year. No mean feat given the competitiveness of the SEO industry.

Since then, Studio Hawk has gone on to win the Australian Business Award for Marketing Innovation, along with a bunch of other trophies that have gone straight to the pool room!

Harry also is on the board of The Australian Web Industry, and is a key player in a 2,000 member SEO Meetup group.

Finding himself homeless aged 17, this is a business journey full of incredible highs and serious lows.

I started off by asking Harry how he managed to fall in love with SEO at the ripe old age of 13!


Harry Sanders SEO Expert


Timbo’s Top 3 Attention Grabbers

  1. If you love something then turn it into a business!
  2. Niche. Niche. Niche!
  3. Position yourself as the industry expert – create an academy. Join the right board. Create amazing white papers that solve your client’s problems.


Resources mentioned in episode 520

Call Harry on 03 9068 0055. Tell him Timbo sent you and you’ll receive his exclusive white paper titled Dirty SEO!

Join the Hawk Academy for just $40  … use the discount code Timbo20 for 20% off. It’ll be the best $32 tax deductible dollars you’ve ever spent!

SEM Rush – solutions for SEO, PPC, content, social media and competitive research.

Keywords Everywhere – a browser add-on for Chrome & Firefox that shows search volume, CPC & competition on multiple websites


Last Week’s Episode of The Small Business Big Marketing Podcast

Building a product brand from scratch with Belle & Bones’ Arianne Sackville


Monster Prize Draw Winner

Cubicle escapee turned law firm owner Dan Bottrell of BGM.Legal


Thanks for tuning in. May your marketing be the best marketing.



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