WHH51: A 15-Year-Old Boy Went From Selling VHS Tapes to Selling $30K Digital Platforms with Joe Kashurba

WHH51 Joe Kashurba The Win Heather Havenwood

Who is Joe Kashurba?

Joe Kashurba started his entrepreneurial career in high school by recording his friends’ band performances and selling the videos to their parents. That entrepreneurial spirit led to start a business in college as a freelance website designer. In the early days, he charged $300 to build a website for someone. Now, he and his team charge upwards of $30,000!

“Hiring a web designer is no longer the easiest and cheapest way to get a website built.” – Joe Kashurba

The Difference Between an Employee and Entrepreneur Mindset

As Joe was leaving college, most of his friends were getting jobs at large corporations but, even after his start-up failed, he never wanted to go that route. Joe and I both feel there are just different mindsets between being an employee and being an entrepreneur.

“It crushes one’s creativity and one’s ability to execute at a fast pace.” – Heather Havenwood

The Future of Freelancing

The internet, websites, and online marketing have changed drastically in the past 10-15 years and if freelance web designers don’t keep up with the changes, they’re not going to make it. In this episode, Joe breaks down exactly what freelance web designers should be focusing their efforts on in order to continue to make money.

“A website is an interactive process now.” – Heather Havenwood

If you are short on time, here are the highlights of A 15-Year-Old Boy Went From Selling VHS Tapes to Selling $30K Digital Platforms with Joe Kashurba:

Who is Joe Kashurba? ([2:44])
Joe’s First Experience with Entrepreneurship ([4:11])
The Difference Between an Employee and Entrepreneur Mindset ([9:22])
The Mindset of a Millennial ([11:06])
Building Joe’s Business to Where it is Today ([18:09])
The Future of Freelancing ([24:02])

Connect with Joe Kashurba

David’s Web Design Website
David Web Design Education Website

Joe Kashurba’s Bio

Joe Kashurba grew the freelance web design business that he started in high school into a digital agency with a virtual team and clients around the world. He went from building $300 websites to building $30,000 websites and managing 6-figure digital advertising budgets for some of the largest manufacturing and construction companies. Joe now advises and mentors other freelance web designers and digital agency owners on how to develop and scale their businesses.