@theASAPbravo: When did you start vaping? And how did you get into vaping?
@gytisvapes: I started vaping in the beginning of 2016, i would say February 2016. I got into vaping because of my colleague. He started vaping and i wanted to try (honestly i thought it was fun and tasted very gooooood). Here, in Nordics, we have something called “snus” – healthier way to get nicotine (healthier than cigarettes). I was really addicted to snus and i wanted to quit- vaping helped me to do it 🙂
@theASAPbravo: How long have you been vaping?
@gytisvapes: I’ve been vaping for almost two years now.
@theASAPbravo: What ignited the spark in you to start a new business venture (or become a strong enthusiast) in the vape industry? How did the idea for your business come about?
@gytisvapes: Honestly all of the coilporn on the internet inspired me to try to do something. I remember i was watching videos by ohmboyjosh, rip trippers and ohmboyoc on youtube and tried to replicate their coil builds. Eventually i noticed that i’m really enjoying coil building and that i’m actually good at it. For the first time in my life i found a real passion. I’m just starting to launch my own handmade coil line over here, in Norway. The idea to do it came from my local vapers who tried my coils. Feedback was always really good, so i thought i should try to provide my coils for more people.
@theASAPbravo: What three pieces of advice would you give to anyone who wants to become entrepreneurs/influencers?
@gytisvapes: Hmm, 3 advices?
- Do what you love
- Do not give up
- Push yourself to the limits
@theASAPbravo: If you had the chance to start your career in the vape industry over again, what would you do differently?
@gytisvapes: I would definitely try to start selling my coils earlier, that’s probably the only thing i would do differently.
@theASAPbravo: What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur/influencer?
@gytisvapes: I really don’t see myself as a successful entrepeneur/influencer so it’s hard to say. Maybe passion, thinking outside of the box and seeing possibilities where nobody else sees them.
@theASAPbravo: What have been some of your failures, and what have you learned from them?
@gytisvapes: As a coil builder i encounter failures on a daily basis. I have thrown away probably as many builds as i took pictures of. Failures thought me not to give up on builds so quickly, try to find different ways to do what i want to achieve.
@theASAPbravo: How long do you stick with an idea before giving up?
@gytisvapes: I try not to give up on my ideas at all. I try all of the possible approaches before i decide that it’s time to give up.
@theASAPbravo: How many hours do you work a day on average?
@gytisvapes: About my work. Well, i work at McDonald’s, coilbuilding and vaping at this point in time is still just my hobby/passion. So my usual work day looks like this- 8 hours at McDonald’s and then 1-2 hours on coils.
@theASAPbravo: Describe/outline your typical day?
@gytisvapes: I spend maybe 4-5 hours on coils when i have a day off from McDonald’s.
@theASAPbravo: What motivates you?
@gytisvapes: I think most of motivation comes from my passion for coilbuilding.
@theASAPbravo: How do you generate new ideas?
@gytisvapes: I’m terrible at creating ideas on my own… sometimes somehow i get one totally new and unique idea, totally random. Most of “my” ideas are just something i’ve put together from different ideas i’ve seen.
@theASAPbravo: How far are you willing to go to succeed?
@gytisvapes: I think for success i could go far, but i would stop when it would start interfering with my personal life (if you know what i mean).
@theASAPbravo: What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?
@gytisvapes: Greatest fear? I think it would be the fear of losing everything, my girlfriend, family, friends, home… i try not to think about bad stuff, i try to keep my mind full of positive thoughts- i think that’s the best way to manage fear.
@theASAPbravo: How do you define success?
@gytisvapes: In my head success is when you do what you love, you do it good and you share it with others who appreciate what you do.
@theASAPbravo: How do you build a successful audience/customer base?
@gytisvapes: I don’t do anything special to build audience. I just keep on posting content on instagram and some facebook groups And when it comes to customers, i was provide them with the best quality product i can and low price.
@theASAPbravo: Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur/influencer?
@gytisvapes: I don’t think there is any kind of formula or pattern to become successful. It’s all in hard work and in the power of your own will to move through obstacles along the way.
@theASAPbravo: Who has been your greatest inspiration?
@gytisvapes: I can’t choose just one person, my whole building team (the parallel resistance) was and is my greatest inspiration. Amazing guys always pushing each other to move forward. I will always owe a lot to those guys.
@theASAPbravo: What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur/influencer?
@gytisvapes: My favorite aspect would be the fact that i do what i love to do (again:))
@theASAPbravo: To what do you most attribute your success? What would say are the five key elements for starting and running a successful business/influencer account?
@gytisvapes: Once again i would say my team attributed most to my success.
- Do not give up
- Find people who could help you
- Try to offer better content than the others
- Always look for inspiration
- Don’t try to be like others, be yourself and make sure others can see that
@theASAPbravo: What has been your most satisfying moment in the industry?
@gytisvapes: My most satisfying moment was when i got my very first sponsor, that was something i’ve never expected to achieve
@theASAPbravo: How do you go about marketing your business/page? What has been your most successful form of marketing?
@gytisvapes: So far I haven’t done anything special regarding marketing, just some facebook groups and my instagram page. I would say for me personally the best marketing is feedback from people. I get messages daily from people i’ve never met, asking for coils because their friend told them: “this guys makes awesome coils”.
@theASAPbravo: In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur.
@gytisvapes: One word- joy
@theASAPbravo: What are your hobbies? What do you do in your non-hustle time?
@gytisvapes: Well vaping is still my hobby, so for now it’s my main hobby and when i need a break from it i just “netflix and chill” haha.
@theASAPbravo: What makes you happy?
@gytisvapes: I’m very simple guys, so small things makes me happy:) taking a walk with girlfriend and a dog, sunny weather, success in coil building, good health and so on.
@theASAPbravo: What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?
@gytisvapes: So far no sacrifices needed to be done, let’s keep fingers crossed none will be needed????
@theASAPbravo: Excluding yours, what company or influencer do you admire the most?
@theASAPbravo: What is your favorite (I know that’s a tough one so if you can’t decide) What is your current setup?
@gytisvapes: Favorite setup question is actually not that difficult to answer:)
Tesla Invader 3 – hands down the best and favorite mod i’ve ever used and still using.
Buuuut, my most used setup would be
eVic VTwo Mini with merlin mini rta, it’s with me everywhere because of the small size and amazing performance.