Vision 11 - Benicio Baeza: No Matter How Young You Are, Chase Your Dream

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Benicio Baeza is a young entrepreneur from Kansas City, Missouri. At a young age, he's launched his own social media marketing agency "My Social Gain." He has a great work ethic and determination to make his dreams come true. Get to know Benicio and what he plans to accomplish in his life! 

 

Ben: Before we break into questions, can you give readers a brief introduction of yourself?

Benicio: For sure. My name is Benicio, I am 17 years old and I started a social media marketing agency.


Ben: When and how did you discover your passion for starting your own business?

Benicio: A few years back in middle school, sneakers were really popular and they still are. Me and a few buddies were buying and selling shoes. I think that’s when my entrepreneurial mindset started to show. I was never good at school and I used to think I was destined for failure. I found a few guys online, who I now consider my “mentors” and they paved a path for me. That’s how My Social Gain began


Ben: Can you talk about My Social Gain? How it started and what you do?

Benicio: Yeah, so following the last answer, I realized businesses were leaving money on the table. Most of the money left behind are due to failed marketing strategies, and that’s where I come in. My job is essentially getting more people into the door, My Social Gain is a social media marketing agency, so I market their business through social networks and advertisements.                                               

Ben: What type of growth have you seen since you started the company?

Benicio: So when I first started the business I was still in school worrying about my grades. I had problems balancing school and business, and that’s why it took so long to get things up and running. But once summer hit, I had so much time on my hands. That’s when the business first started to set meetings and land paying clients.                                                                                                           

Ben: What is your long term goal for the company and/or yourself?

Benicio: My main goal for the business is to get it as big as Gary Vee’s Vayner Media Company but that is so far out of my reach at the moment. Honestly, like every entrepreneur, this isn’t the only business I want to own. My biggest long-term goal is having up to 8 sources of income, hopefully a new source each year.


Ben:If you could work with one company, which would it be?

Benicio:  I have no idea, honestly. Probably Vayner Media because working with Gary would be sick. Even though they are considered a competitor, I would still do it.


Ben: Who have been the biggest influences in your journey chasing your passions?

Benicio: Probably my parents. A lot of kids at my school thought I was born into a wealthy family but we were actually broke in the early stages of my life. Neither of my parents went to college, not because of their grades but because they couldn’t afford it. Anyways, long story short, my mom started a salon business and bought another salon and my dad joined the union as an electrician. Now they make money they never saw themselves making, so to see my parents come this far gives me motivation.


Ben: You’ve already accomplished some amazing things in your time but it’s human to always want more. With that being said, where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?                               
Benicio:
 Like I said before, I hope to have 8 sources of income and have maybe like 5 of them passive. Also a dream car of course, how could I not bring that up? I hope to have a nice house out here in Kansas City with a dope car in the garage.                                                                             

Ben: It’s so important to give back to others, especially the people chasing their dreams. What advice would you give to someone following their passion?

Benicio: A lot of people out there say “Work Hard” over and over again, that’s only a fraction of the equation for success. Like Tai Lopez said, “it’s like basketball, the greatest free throw shooters are old people throwing it underhand. You don’t see them playing in the NBA.” In basketball, you have to know how to dribble, play defense, play offense, shoot the ball, etc. It’s not just free throws. You do have to work hard SOMETIMES, you should be maximizing output, not input. Be organized, efficient, double check your work, be able to make the right decision.

As you can see, Benicio has plans to make some amazing things happen. He has a head start by being young and already pursuing his passions. Let this be an inspiration to you because Benicio is a great example of hard work.