Influencer Intro: Zach Zubko
This week on Influencer Intro, I wanted to introduce you to someone from my neck of the woods! Meet Zach, a born + raised CT videographer who currently works with musician Chris Webby. His Instagram is just as sick as his style, so I knew I had to put him on your radar. I immediately related to his message and vibe the minute I got introduced to him, and I really respect anyone creative from Connecticut who manages to break out of their small town and do something really big with their life.
He just proves that it doesn't matter where you come from- hard work + passion make anything possible.
Thanks for agreeing to be interviewed!
A: How did the idea for your business come about?
Z: I wanted to stand out, not conform to narrow-minded ideas, and have a way to present the true me to the world. I knew I wasn’t made for a desk, and office jobs in the past never worked out. After high school I studied movie making, while balancing my hobby as a recording artist. Once I finished at Connecticut School of Broadcasting, I was employed by a production company that is affiliated with MTV and VH1. I was a small fish in a big pond. One day on the train back to CT (I commuted daily to NY) I decided it was time to focus on me, and I began asking myself how can I construct my own pond.
People had always said do what you love, and you’ll never “work” a day in your life..
I happen to love music.
A: What advice would you give to other young entrepreneurs that are just getting started?
Z: Cliche, but always stay true to yourself, save your bread up, and don’t give out free ideas. Be patient and watch your seeds sprout to trees.. (just make sure you water them!)
A: What is the hardest part of running a business at a young age?
Z: Aside from keeping a healthy lifestyle and broken promises, I would say MONEY. It takes money to make money. Being young could also imply that I’m not as serious as an adult would be in my position. The industry I work in is also notorious for being “evil” - I put my foot in the door knowing this before hand, but I am now learning exactly what they meant.
A: What has been your greatest success so far?
Z: Touring the country as a videographer has lead my music to different ears. I’ve racked up a couple million views on the internet in the past year, and I’m ready to get those for myself.. its finally achievable.
A: What is your ultimate goal?
Z: The goal is to make a living off of my words, and inspire those who listen.