Imagine an online university that teaches young people today how to establish a powerful Instagram presence and be able to monetize it at the same time. Imagine young people of today creating many of the world’s most influential content, impacting lives in a positive way. All of these are taking place through the personal efforts of Mikhail Gribov, known as Coach Mike, one of today’s most effective online coaches who is teaching young people how to go viral and gain thousands of followers organically with Instagram reels.
The Moscow, Russia-born and raised Instagram personality formerly worked as an HR manager for four years before he decided to step out of his comfort zone and pursue his exciting new venture. In 2020 alone, his online university generated more than $1 million in revenues, prompting him to try the international scene. He experimented with his Instagram presence and created a new one dedicated to an English-speaking audience. He soon realized that in order to grow his new account, he needed to abandon his old Russian space, which generated more than 200k followers in two years.
Once he focused on his new Instagram account, which featured content in English, he surprisingly grew his followers to 700k in just six months. On TikTok, Insta Coach Mike attracted more than 800k followers. The formula he used to grow his new Instagram account is the same one he is teaching his students, some of whom grew their viewers to a whopping 13 million.
Mostly, his courses teach students how to pick a niche, how to find the top ten topics in that niche, how to optimize an account, and how to post reels that attract the right kind of people, to mention a few. At the end of the day, it is all about knowing what clicks among audiences.
Coach Mike’s decision to leave his full-time job and dedicate his time to coaching young Instagram users was motivated by a life-altering realization in his life. He went through a challenging season of not knowing why he was doing what he did every day and not wanting to wake up anymore because he did not understand why he was doing that job. He finally reached his tipping point and decided it was time to live out his true passion: having his own business and helping others in the process of growing it. That single most important decision in his life turned out to be a massive game-changer. He transformed from an ordinary employee to an Instagram sensation and a thriving entrepreneur.
“My goal for 2022 is to create a service or product that will benefit one million people. How will I do that? I’m currently working on an app that will provide creators trending videos in every niche to help them to come up with the best content ideas for their Instagram,” Coach Mike explained.
Seeing so much potential ahead of him today as he leverages the power of social media, he one day dreams of creating something worthwhile and life-changing, one that will impact many generations to come, much like Steve Jobs’ legacy with the iPhone. With his unique entrepreneurial attitude and passion for making things happen, Coach Mike can be expected to follow through and make a lasting difference in the lives of people around him.