@theASAPbravo: When did you start vaping? And how did you get into vaping?
@theASAPbravo: How long have you been vaping?
@urby_urby: A little over 2 years
@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?
@urby_urby: I kept going to vape expos and could never find women’s vape apparel, so I decided to make a vape apparel line to fulfill that market. Little did we know, it would be for men and women regarding my Instagram page, I posted my first “vape selfie” and I started to see a trend, and that other…Vapers were responding, as well as people who wanted to quit smoking. To help people and give them advice on mods, RDAS, etc. is awesome and I hope to continue to help people quit!
@theASAPbravo: What three pieces of advice would you give to anyone who wants to become entrepreneurs/influencers?
@urby_urby: Stay positive, stay motivated and LOVE what you do..
@theASAPbravo: If you had the chance to start your career in the vape industry over again, what would you do differently?
@urby_urby: Get a better camera from the beginning… photography has become a HUGE hobby of mine! Also, I regret not quitting my other job sooner and getting into the vape industry sooner. I’ve really been enjoying my experience in the vape industry, and don’t plan on going anywhere.
@theASAPbravo: What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur/influencer?
@urby_urby: Time management, organization, and patience
@theASAPbravo: What have been some of your failures, and what have you learned from them?
@urby_urby: Jumping the gun too fast… taking your time is key…
@theASAPbravo: How long do you stick with an idea before giving up?
@urby_urby: If I have my mind set on something, I do it. I try my very best to not get discouraged..If I LOVE it, it will get done – no matter what.
@theASAPbravo: How many hours do you work a day on average?
@urby_urby: About 8-10 hours
@theASAPbravo: Describe/outline your typical day?
@urby_urby: Wake up, post photos on the pages I manage, get ready, fulfilled cloud Couture co emails, packages, etc. Head over to the MTERK, LLC HQ’s and put in about 6-7 hours of work (email, packages, invoices, etc)… go to the post office and head home.
@theASAPbravo: What motivates you?
@urby_urby: My fiancé, my cat, myself… my Instagram followers, my parents/family/friends.
@theASAPbravo: How do you generate new ideas?
@urby_urby: Dreams – I have a lot of dreams lol sounds nuts, but I go to sleep and wake up with ideas! OR I can be randomly scrolling in social.. Media, being in my car, walking thru the supermarket and BOOM an idea is born!
@theASAPbravo: How far are you willing to go to succeed?
@urby_urby: I’m willing do a lot, but money doesn’t talk THAT much for me, nor does getting naked. Take me for me..
@theASAPbravo: What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?
@urby_urby: My greatest fear is failure, and I think that’s pretty normal…I mange it by thinking positively and putting out good energy.
@theASAPbravo: How do you define success?
@urby_urby: Success to me is being happy and loving what you do for a living.
@theASAPbravo: How do you build a successful audience/customer base?
@urby_urby: By being genuine and REAL. People know when someone isn’t genuine. I Do my best by staying true to my values and myself.
@theASAPbravo: Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur/influencer?
@urby_urby: Yes, and no. I didn’t go to school for business…Or marketing or anything like that. I was blessed to be able to work in the field and hone my skills within that market. Coming from the Wedding Industry, I was lucky to learn a lot of skills along the way that I was able to bring over to my vape career. You really have to LOVE what you do and it shows in your work.
@theASAPbravo: Who has been your greatest inspiration?
@urby_urby: My dad. My dad is a HARD worker and gave me a great life. I hope to be able to do for my family.
@theASAPbravo: What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur/influencer?
@urby_urby: It’s super rewarding! Nothing is better than making someone’s day better..Or helping them quit smoking!
@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?
@urby_urby: My determination…Motivation, patience, organization, love, and sticking true to yourself and your brand.
@theASAPbravo: What has been your most satisfying moment in the industry?
@urby_urby: Being asked to be featured in the Vapun Magazine.. THAT WAS COOL! If I remember correctly, I’m in issue 11.
@theASAPbravo: How do you go about marketing your business/page? What has been your most successful form of marketing?
@urby_urby: Getting to hone in on your market and creating content others will enjoy within that market. I can go on and on about the tricks to social media, but I won’t bore you! Keeping it classy and staying true to myself.
@theASAPbravo: In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur.
@theASAPbravo: What are your hobbies? What do you do in your non-hustle time?
@urby_urby: Dancing, photograph, and honestly I love watching a good Bravo show (lol)
@theASAPbravo: What makes you happy?
@urby_urby: My fiancé, my cat, my family and friends, my Instagram followers, my car, my home.
@theASAPbravo: What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?
@urby_urby: Weekends, time for yourself…
@theASAPbravo: Excluding yours, what company or influencer do you admire the most?
@urby_urby: @m.terk. So much respect for that dude. He has made a successful business for himself, as well as being a great advocate, influencer, etc. in the industry. I am honored to work for him and help his business grow.
@theASAPbravo: What is your favorite (I know that’s a tough one so if you can’t decide) What is your current setup?