Meet Stephen Zhang, taking over the world of digital with his incredible ventures.
The young and driven entrepreneur is a self-made success story whose passion for creating and innovating led him to become a rising digitalpreneur.
The kind of changes and developments almost most of the industries have seen so far cannot just be attributed to the advent of technology. Though that has played a major role in upping the game of most industries, the kind of hard work and relentless drive with which a few individuals and professionals have worked in their chosen niches have brought these industries exponential levels of success and growth in ways more than one. The world of digital is a world of its own, and many new players have contributed heavily to the same. Among them, one name that has been making a lot of noise lately through his work is a young talent named Stephen Zhang.
He was always an internet nerd, thanks to his engineer father, who introduced him to the tech world. He was spellbound by the boom of the internet and tech space and decided to enter entrepreneurship in the online realm as a youngster. He had, however, begun hustling as a child, selling cookies at lunch and trading eraser shavings in class. Stephen Zhang learned to code/program very early on and, at 13 years, made his first $10,000 in the summer with Google AdSense on a gaming forum he coded from scratch. In high school, he was exposed to the world of social media, content creation, and marketing. His growing interest in the same helped him grow an audience of over 20 million followers on Facebook in 2010/2011. Stephen Zhang built his first company at UC Berkeley. It was about marketing and delivering traffic to publications and news outlets, optimizing the audience he had built on Facebook.
The early success of his company helped him partner with celebrities as well, monetizing their Facebook pages with his company’s brand/publication partnerships. At 21, Stephen Zhang sold the company and built another called HYGO. With this, he regrew audiences on social media and focused on creating incredible video content, which helped them start earning over 1 billion views per month. They started making viral videos attracting great KPIs on views, traffic, and conversions and also had their e-commerce store with thousands of products. Selling the e-commerce business, he then jumped into the tech space and created a social media platform and a cyber-security firm, both rising gradually to the top.
Stephen Zhang could create enormous success for himself and his companies because of honesty and transparency, he believes. He has always made sure to deliver beyond what’s expected, and that has what dragged him to the industry’s forefront.
There is so much more Stephen Zhang aims to do in the coming years with his genius in the digital and tech world.