The Full Story
Hey there, I'm Juan Galán
I started my journey working in marketing for corporate and startup companies in different industries like hospitality, tech, and tourism, and Instagram was my side hustle.
I always knew I wanted to make a full-time income with Instagram, but I didn't know what and how.
After 4 years of juggling between jobs and companies, I realized the conventional path was not for me.
Luckily, I got furloughed and I saw it as the perfect opportunity to take the leap of fate and become a full-time Instagram creator & start my own business.
My journey to full-time entrepreneur
I started pitching to businesses to run their social media while doing photography gigs on the side and I started to make a decent income from this, but still not enough.
Then, COVID hit, I lost two of my main social media clients and all my photography gigs were canceled.
I knew I needed to do something otherwise I'd have to go back to a full-time job. So I started sharing my social media knowledge and experience with other creators in my community on Instagram to see what would the response be.
Surprisingly, people started reaching out more and more and I got my first coaching clients using Instagram Marketing & Email.
This is when it all clicked.
IG Creator Academy
In September 2021, I decided to take this new facet more seriously and step into my CEO & Online Educator role by founding IG Creator Academy.
In less than one year, we grew a community of over 120k people and built a 6-fig online business through coaching, courses, memberships, and brand sponsorships.
Now, my mission is to help as many content creators embark on the entrepreneurial journey by growing impactful personal brands on social media and monetizing them so they can turn their passion into a profitable full-time business and create the lifestyle they've always dreamed of.
If this sounds like you, feel free to reach out by sending me a DM, or an email. I'd love to connect with you!