Frequently asked questions
How do I Make Money Online?
First you're going to have to face a fact: There are no "shortcuts" when it comes to establishing a profitable online business or passive income stream, if you can swallow that pill and still want to learn then you're already in a better position than the majority of those who don't have the dedication to learn and see it through to achieve their online income dreams, whether that's financial security, creative freedom, time to yourself etc. Doing things right, not to mention, effectively, takes time.
The simple answer is, you establish yourself in a market through an online platform, you grow your following or 'influence' and then you directly promote the products within the market you've established yourself in, to the audience you've built.
The in-depth answer is that first you have to learn about the particular industry you're going to establish your business within, you have to learn about its conventions and how it operates. At the same time you're doing everything from the simple answer because the simple truth is that things take time, building a following and earning their trust enough that they're willing to buy from you is something that doesn't happen overnight but the silver lining is, as time goes on, you'll learn how to better engage your audience, market your brand by taking full advantage of the conventions of a platform and overall how to build a better, trusted, more sustainable business online. Who knows, it could even be something your kids could inherit, but I have a feeling they won't have to...
See, I happen to believe the the online economy will only get bigger with development and largescale implementation of new technologies like VR and AR (The world's first VR store already exists btw) allowing people to get even more creative with how they make money, for example, if you're familiar with the internet then you're familiar with the fact that on the internet exists porn, in particular, cam girls. "I didn’t imagine that in a time where more and more people feared automation, one area where panic would set in would be sex work. But technology’s inexorable forward motion has given the world a digital camgirl. Projekt Melody can best be explained to the layman as a digital stripper in a digital stripclub of sorts. A person sets up a motion capture device and a pre-constructed 3D model mimics their movements. In this particular case, it is (likely) motion captured by a woman and is modeled as a provocative female character styled after Japanese anime or hentai" She has over 70,000 followers on adult cam site Chaturbate, nearly 80,000 subscribers on “her” YouTube channel, and over 144,000 followers on Twitter, less than six months after her arrival.
My point is not that our kids will all be creating digital strippers, I am however, trying to point out that the old supply and demand operation of a business still applies but the medium, the internet, has given businesses the power to reach the demand for their supply, directly, which is all they ever paid marketers for in the first place.
Kids go viral all the time, in fact, these days it feels like all teenagers and some adults are only ever trying to go viral, the crazy part about this is that most of the people that do, don't even earn anything from it, they were just trying to go viral for the meme but if they're smart they'll build a career out of it like, @girlhefunnyaf on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram. A young comedian who made confusing yet funny videos, often deriving his comedy from a play on words. once going viral he began to outline something of a career for himself, continuing his videos but taking it a step further and even taking to the stage. He's just one example and there are many who've come before him and achieved greater but I mentioned him as he is currently shaping his brand and you can see the work he's doing right now. (10 March 2020). Why not take the interest our kids have in social media platforms and content creation to teach them the fundamentals of digital marketing, of creating an idea and turning that idea into an online business and the intricacies of running that business, while the go to school they'll have this business running in the background and after three maybe four years, who knows where that business will be?
Statistics from Statista reveal that 1.79 billion people bought goods and services online last year, up from 1.66 the previous year. The Pew Research Center found that, with factors like price and quality being equal, 64% of American shoppers would prefer to buy a good in-store than to buy online. Factors like being able to try a product out in person and buying from sellers they are familiar with swayed consumers to prefer brick-and-mortar retail. In contrast, millennials now make a majority of their purchases online: 60% of all purchases made by this generation are online. These figures help give a perspective of the sheer scale of the online industry, there is no one answer to 'How do I make money online, but the is one structure, every online business regardless of what they sell or how has this core structure built in, as its foundation and knowing it is the first step you must take in order to build an online business or brand that will run and be run exactly as you want it to, because ultimately within this online sphere, no one gets to set the rules of what your audience buys or how you make money but you.
Despite burgeoning internet business growth we’ve seen over the past decade, almost all retail purchases remain offline. Through a survey of ecommerce statistics, Ripen found that, believe it or not, 92% of US retail sales are offline sales, although U.S. ecommerce sales as a percentage of overall retail sales have steadily risen since 2007. However, in contrast to this information, Nike has closed a few retail outlets all over the world in 2019 and the reason for this? Well, for one, Amazon was making a killing selling Nike's and because Amazon sells Official Nike's online, some people buy replica Nike's off popular sites like Wish.com, and go on to sell them at three times the price they bought them for, which is probably 35% or even 50% off of the price of the original Nike shoe. So Nike made the decision to bring in John Donahoe as CEO, who formerly ran e-commerce company, eBay and was tapped to push forward Nike’s digital transformation. Nike has focused on building up its direct-to-consumer business through its own website, app and stores. The company launched a subscription service for children’s shoes last summer. Last month, it announced it will stop selling its sneakers and athletic gear directly to Amazon, ending a two-year-old pilot program with the world’s largest online retailer, giving the consumers an official online Nike store to buy their official Nike's from
However, understanding and taking advantage of opportunities within the ever-growing online economy is anything but simple, there is a lot of information on an abundant number of platforms, demographics and overall methodology.
What is this online archive? What is it for?
Benito Digital Archive is a collection of educational material with a focus on any and all aspects of the online business economy. The idea that you can learn "How to make money online" and within a month be earning six figures is theoretically possible, but the truth is it varies from person to person depending on the amount of dedication you show toward your goal. Learning about the online economy is 50% learning about the industry and 50% applying what you learn and only in that way will you achieve 100% understanding of your business and how to make it flourish online.
Learning any new skill or craft takes time, this archive is designed to be central to your education, providing you with information, resources, training and a community of like minded individuals to draw inspiration and support from. Including a community of professionals who have known success in creating an online business or passive income streams, ready to help answer your questions as you learn, guiding you to the next step in your education.
What's the difference between Advanced and Basic packages?
Advanced Packages are considered the premium, or upsell version of a basic product. This means it is usually either video training, (where the educational information is broken down into steps and each step is given it's own video fr the viewer to watch and learn from) or it may contain not only video training but audio book training as well, (where the educational information is broken down into steps and each step is recorded in an audio file, allowing the consumer to listen and learn from the audio files on the go.)
Basic packages mainly contain a pdf training course that details the educational material in an instructional format to better aide the practical understanding of some online economic fundamentals and conventions particular to the topic or industry. These basic packages, though they may differ, also include:
A Checklist - This checklist will help to make sure you don't miss a step when practically executing everything detailed in the training. It is like a summary of the entire guide but in actionable, bite-sized points so that you can successfully get through the course.
Resources Guide - Inside this resource guide you will find links and information leading you to all the tools and information you will need to make your online/affiliate business a success, including a rolodex of top sites, blogs, forums, tools, apps and services to get you even further.
A Mindmap - Some people learn better by looking at a mind map. This mind map gives you a visual overview of every step you need to apply. You can also print it out for quick reference anytime you need it to refer back to and can easily follow the pieces to build you plan.
How can I make the most of the archive to avoid over-spending?
Have A Clear Goal
Having a clear goal in mind is the best place to start, that way you can begin to narrow down what specific field or area of interest you'd like to learn more about in order to move toward your goal, whether that's establishing or growing your online brand or business.
If you have no idea where to start and also know nothing about running an online business or how online businesses even work then a course about online businesses will probably give you a firm understanding of the online business economy and how passive income and everything else works hand-in-hand.
Plan Your Progress
Once you understand those fundamentals, you can then further dive into any fields of interest that have more potential to have in impact on your business, dissecting platforms like linkdIn, Twitter and Wordpress to name a few and optimising them toward your business. Virtually every platform, website, blog and app can make you money, depending on what it's being used for, whether that's converting customers or driving traffic. An example of this is Google, search engine optimization has made people literal millionaires by being the difference between whether people find your products and decide whether or not to purchase them or nobody even knowing your product or services even exist.
The beauty is, once you understand the intricacies of online businesses, you can virtually make any business thrive online, that also means you can be more creative about what you consider "viable"as a business opportunity. Take YouTube for example, YouTube has created a platform through which people can apply the principles of any successful online business, establishing their brand, engaging with audiences and creating a passive income funnel that continues to generate income long after you've stopped working. It is all a bit more compicated than that and YouTube, like every other platform and service, has it's own terms, conditions and conventions that can be make or break to your success but through understanding, people have gone on to create their own careers, the simple fundamentals of the online economy have created an atmosphere that allows people to pursue their passions and create careers out of them.
People right now are making money simply by doing things like, talking about movies they've recently watched, eating food on camera, writing blog posts about their interests, asking people to try free products, the list goes on and on because with the online economy, as long as it can follow the principles of online business establishment and development then it can be monetized. Which is why huge corporations are willing to pay individuals six figues and higher just to help their marketing department take full advantage of the online economy and how it operates.
As I said above, once you understand how the online economy works, you're empowered to create a business out of anything, the only limitation being your imagination. That being said, the internet itself is an archive of everything ever said or done on the internet, nothing is ever really deleted, so try keep that in mind as you use this information with consideration and care. don't take advantage of your customers, owning up to your mistakes is human and taking criticism in stride shows character. Do your best and it'll show.