We had the good fortune of connecting with Aleksandar Santini and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Aleksandar, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
As a 17-year-old high school student, I have a handful of seemingly useless free time, such as on the way to school or while waiting for something. During that time, I usually scroll through social media, especially Instagram. Of course, it suddenly occurred to me, “So why don’t I start my own Instagram page?”. After doing a little research, I figured out how to quickly grow a following on Instagram and eventually make money. I currently own two Instagram theme pages: @luxuryachtvibes and @mtbvibesonly. Yacht page has hit 10,000 followers within two months, and bikes are slowly but surely growing exponentially.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I think social media has become incredibly important for any business. That is why I started researching them. It is excellent that all the information is available online, for free. You only need to learn to distinguish nonsense from good advice.
Then, full of tips from the internet, I made @luxuryachtvibes & @mtbvibesonly to see how fast I could grow them into big pages. I was surprised when the yachts exploded because I had put more effort into the second page by then. I currently invest from 5 minutes to an hour every day for these sites. Yachts require more effort as I spend a lot of time finding the right pictures and descriptions to upload a post. The most demotivating thing is when such a post, on which I spent at least half an hour, flops. But I keep trying because I know the key is to keep pushing every day. The biggest lesson is not to rely on motivation, but to do the work even when I do not feel like it.
I am proud to have mastered social media in a short time, and that is why I want to take it to a higher level. I am excited about new future projects: a yacht rental website and a YouTube channel related to internet marketing.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
We would go bowling and carting, and we would eat at Koycan for sure!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I believe there are quality relationships behind every successful entrepreneur. My greatest support and motivation is my girlfriend, Patricia. She has always supported me in any project I do, and we always celebrate our mutual success.
Instagram: @luxuryachtvibes @mtbvibesonly