On Tuesday, I had the amazing opportunity to interview Sabri Suby, an incredible entrepreneur, self-made Millionaire, and insightful person. He is the Founder & Head of Growth of digital marketing agency, King Kong. Sabri is the guy who started his business from home with $0, and in less than 2 years made a whopping $4 Million in revenues.
Here's the interview!
Tell us something about you, and how your company was formed?
I'm a serial-entrepreneur who is incredibly passionate about building businesses. I've being using direct response marketing online for the past 10 years to geometrically grow sales, for my own and clients businesses.
I started King Kong 3 years ago from my bedroom with no funding, no venture capital – just $50, my computer and an old headset to make calls. Today we've got clients all around the world, a team of 33 of the sharpest digital marketers and a few million dollars in revenue.
What motivated you to become an entrepreneur, and what was your initial goal?
I've always been very entrepreneurial from an early age. I was raised by a single mother and wanted to do everything I could to help out. At age 8, I would go busking at local markets with my harmonica on the weekends, where I would make $80-$100 per day to help out my mum.
I got my start in sales from the age of 17 and honed this craft to become truly world class, since then I've transferred this skill into building business from scratch.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
The birth of my daughter.
Failures you learnt from?
Having the entrepreneurial syndrome commonly referred to as "Shiny Object Syndrome". Where I've been distracted by new opportunities rather than focusing on the task at hand. I've kicked the bucket on this habit and have developed a laser-like focus on achieving my current goals over the years – rather than being distracted by new opportunities.
What's your future goal?
To build the biggest and best digital marketing agency in Australia (if not the world).
What's your best single piece of advice for new entrepreneurs?
There is no substitute for hard work.
More information about Sabri Suby can be found at: http://kingkong.com.au/