In today's podcast episode, we shine the spotlight on one of our successful Instagram Domination students, Zach Benson. This driven entrepreneur is in the trenches every day, doing what it takes to make his startup dreams (and his travel dreams) a reality. And he did a great job. We couldn't be prouder! Benson is a former professional breakdancer who suffered an injury that ended his dancing career. Looking for a "plan B", he turned to Instagram and joined the Instagram Domination course to learn how to create his personal travel pages and drive valuable traffic. He's been so successful that over the past 18 months, 170 exotic hotels have offered him free stays in exchange for exposure to his network, and he's on track to hit $1 million in revenue. But the real magic happened when Benson teamed up with a few Instagram Domination students and started an agency to help others grow and manage their Instagram accounts.
The employee email database agency has worked with high-profile clients such as Four Seasons and Ritz-Carlton and currently serves 50 other companies. Benson is grateful to the Instagram Domination community for allowing him to connect with like-minded people and build a thriving business fueled by his passions for travel and social media. We are very happy for him and the success he has achieved. Well done, Zach! Key points to remember How to Quickly Create Instagram Fan Pages to Drive Traffic to Your Business WebsiteWhy Instagram is still powerful even with recent algorithm changes What type of content to publish if you want to build brand awareness and grow your audienceFull podcast transcript with Zach Benson Nathan: Great. OK.
Well, the first question I ask everyone is, how did you get your job? Zach: Well, I mean…for Instagram? Nathan: How did you end up doing the work you do today, man? Like, I know you got a lot going on. Can you share with everyone like, what are you doing? How did you get where you are today? Zach: Yeah sure, man. Well, I mean, I've been on Instagram for a while. I mean, since it started. I actually bought an Instagram account or invested in one for about $10,000 at the time and my friend was growing his accounts from 8,000 to 12,000 followers a day, every working day. And that's kind of how I got into it. So that was my debut with Instagram. That was about four or five years ago and I carried on. I kept learning and taking classes, paying for consultations, taking IG Domination. And yeah man, I met some amazing people and that's how I started my business and now we're doing some really big things. Nathan: Yeah, amazing. So I know you're a breakdancer and you travel the world and you use your Instagram as a personal brand, I guess, and your Instagram account as leverage to travel the world. And I know you told me that you have stayed for free in many different hotels and places all over the world. And before all that, you were breakdancing. So let's go back, man. For example, where did it all start for you before any e-commerce, before any Instagram? Where did you start, man?