Learn the Eye-opening story behind the GodFather of Instagram, Tony Pec.

    Tony Pec was a regular guy who grew up in the lower echelons of New York City. Tony was brought up in a middle-class family and was taught at an early age to work for what he didn’t have. 

    As Tony grew, he realized that he had to work hard for whatever he wanted, even if it was something as little as buying tickets for the movies. 

    Little by Little, Tony’s entrepreneurial side blossomed.

    Eventually, reality set in. Tony realized he had to attend college, and he chose to get a degree in mechanical engineering.

    While enrolled, Tony formed the habit of heading to the big city and visiting cigar Lounges. This was an eye-opening experience for him. Each time Tony visited a Cigar lounge, he was surrounded by millionaires who were older than him, some were 40 years older than he was.

    Tony knew this was the life he wanted, but he also realized that he couldn’t achieve such success as an engineer, working for someone else.  

    Time passed, and Tony graduated from college. Immediately he started trading penny stocks and achieved some form of success. Tony still had a lot of time to spare, so he created his first Instagram profile. 

    This was the dawn of a new beginning for Tony. He was on his way to becoming the Godfather of Instagram.

    Four months in, Tony’s portfolio spanned thirteen accounts with a combined following of over 250,000 individuals.

    He had achieved success and rightfully bore the title, Godfather of Instagram. Eventually, word got out of Tony’s good works, and people started reaching out to him for shout outs and social media growth.

    What started as a $50 a month side hustle has become a full-service digital marketing agency comprising two partners, a team of 18 individuals, and an Office in New York!

    Overcoming challenges 

    Tony shares that he’s yet to face challenges as an entrepreneur, he said he’s only experienced the journey called entrepreneurship. 

    Most people venture into entrepreneurship, thinking that it involves less work than the traditional 9-5, but that’s not the reality. Tony knew beforehand that the path he was treading wasn’t going to be an easy one. 

    What we see isn’t reality, most entrepreneurs might flash expensive homes and sports cars, but behind the scenes, it’s tough work. Tony experiences 16-hour workdays all through the week. 

    He sees this as opportunities, not challenges. To him, everything that may be considered a problem comes with either growth or a lesson to be learned. 

    Free time

    As tedious as the Entrepreneurial life might seem, Tony doesn’t have free time- No hour-long breaks or 2-day vacations. 

    All his time is spent on scaling his business. If Tony isn’t working, he’s either at a meeting or a networking event.

    ” As an entrepreneur, there should be no “free time.” if you have free time, then you’re not building.’

    A great cause!

    In today’s market, they’re a lot of scam artists and unethical individuals who want to make a quick buck without caring about the damage they cause to people’s dreams and businesses.

    Tony and his business partners Fran & Mike, started Y Not You Media to help businesses and brands grow.  They had the vision to become a digital marketing agency that gives more value than promised.

    Unlike most digital marketing agencies that focus only on services, Y Not You has it’s sight set on earning money for its clients. 

    Tony explains,” We’ve heard stories of businesses paying digital marketing agencies thousand of dollars a month just for social media management and in turn generate nothing in revenue for the client. That’s crazy!

    We began Y Not You Media not just to be different but to be the best in regards to the returns our clients get by working with us.”

    Tony’s firm is a modern company that thrives by incorporating the old school mentality of building long-term relationships with clients. 

    So far, he has helped hundreds of businesses gain attention,  and scale their brands. He’s happy knowing he contributed to his client’s success.

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    • Tony "Disrupt" Delgado

      CEO of Disrupt Magazine

      Tony Delgado ( @disruptceo ) is a Puerto Rican-American software developer, businessman, activist, philanthropist, tech entrepreneur, and founder of Disrupt Magazine.

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