A destitute school dropout living with
heroin addicts turned into an independent mogul in only four years.
Harry Sanders, 21, from Melbourne, left school to pursue his fantasy of turning his SEO (search engine optimisation) office, Studiohawk, into a thundering achievement.
After that, Harry decided to immerse himself in the industry to try save his dad's firm from the brink - and to change his own fortunes.
But the then teenager fell on hard times as he struggled to make ends meet, reports Mail Online.
He claims he spent all his time and money on his own business - and when his parents could no longer help him out - he found himself without a roof over his head.
As Harry's fortunes started to nosedive, he said the local housing authorities assigned him a home with heroin users.
He then ended up couch surfing and sleeping under a bridge.
Harry said he would scavenge food from nearby restaurants while pouring his heart and soul into the business in a desperate bid to keep his dream alive.
Eventually, after hitting what he describes as "rock bottom", Harry's fortunes began to change.
He said he relentlessly cold called businesses in a desperate attempt to "get customers in the door".
He managed to tempt a small number of businesses to work with him.
A few customers then became a lot, as Harry's SEO skills turned his life around.
He picked up freelance work and his dad's business also swelled with customers thanks to the youngster's web expertise.
He told Mail Online: "I turned my life around by sheer determination, and embraced change.
Honestly the biggest thing that made the change for me was just saying yes.
"Putting up my hand to do things, scary things that I didn't want to do but did because I knew they were good for the business. Take every good opportunity you can.
"The biggest difference between those who are successful and those who aren't isn't intelligence, it's people's willing to just start and fail along the way."
Harry gained over 100 new clients last year and now runs a business with over 10 employees.
And he believes his projected revenue for 2019 is a staggering $1.3million.
The young man has also been named on the board of the Australian Web Industry Association.