Monthly Archives: October 2016

Relocating Your Life And Protecting Your Assets Internationally—What You Need To Know
Oct 27

Relocating Your Life And Protecting Your Assets Internationally—What You Need To Know

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Bobby Casey, Founder of Global Wealth Protection. GWB helps clients from around the world internationalize their assets and take advantage of unique investment opportunities globally.

His business helps people internationalize their business, their wealth, and their lives. He is a big believer in international diversification and not just from an asset point of view, but also internationalizing your life as well.

Bobby digs deep into:

If you have ever thought about taking your business international, you cannot afford to miss this episode. Listen in as we go global!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: For team communication, Slack now has Slack Beta. It’s better, it’s faster.

Scott: Go to Clarke.ai. This service dials into conference calls, takes notes, and emails them to you!

Bobby: First tip, listen to the quote by John D. Rockefeller that is on Bobby’s website, “Own nothing control everything.” Don’t put a bullseye on your back. If you’re a serious investor, get the proper structure set up in place for ownership of your assets, minimize that risk so that you can continue being the professional investor you are, and continue to grow your business and grow your asset base. Second tip, go to Global Wealth Protection. There’s a lot of content in there about economics, international investments, different global opportunities, and subscribe to Bobby’s newsletter. And third, a book by a friend of Bobby’s, Choose Yourself by James Altucher.

Isn’t it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Being Helpful Builds Strong Customer Loyalty And Is Valuable For Building A Successful Business
Oct 20

Being Helpful Builds Strong Customer Loyalty And Is Valuable For Building A Successful Business

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Josh Steimle—JoshSteimle.com. Josh has been featured in Time, Forbes, Tech Crunch, Entrepreneur and he is on Mashable. Josh has also written a book, Chief Marketing Officers at Work and has been running a digital marketing agency, MWI, since college in 1999.

In this episode, Josh gives away his biggest secret in business, and that is to give away your biggest secret, or advice, for FREE!  “The more I give, the more I get back. Plus, it’s fun to give!”

Josh answers:
  • How does he attract people to his website?
  • If he can go back to the beginning, what one thing would he change?
  • What is his biggest challenge?
  • What is the best place to start for entrepreneurs?
  • What is the future of content marketing?

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Go to JoshSteimle.com. He gives away so much valuable information!

Scott: Check out Cardlife to take control of your subscriptions! It will save the average person $587 a month!

Josh: Follow Bryan Harris of VideoFruit. He’s an email building GURU! While he does have paid services he also gives away a ton of free advice that will definitely help grow your email list!  

Isn’t it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Help! How Do You Pick A County List?
Oct 19

Help! How Do You Pick A County List?

One of the questions we hear over and over is, how do I pick a county list and should I pay for it? The Investor’s Toolkit is a great place to start as it does contain a list of proven counties, but even that list can be overwhelming.

We took the question to the Land Geek coaches and they had some great newbie advice…

Picking a county that fits our business model is the key to success. Click To Tweet

Chris Clark & Michael Warren: Look for counties where there is a fair amount of activity. That means there’s competition, which is a good thing. If there’s no competition, it could mean the county is not working for our business model. It’s also easier to comp properties when there are a lot of listings. Once you get some deals done and understand the business, then you can afford to test out some unproven counties. As for buying a list, I’m all about paying for speed. If you can pay for a good list and remove the headache of scrubbing data, do it at this stage. On the flip-side, a hard to scrub list is a good barrier to entry, and if you have the time, it could be worthwhile.

Chris Pritchard: While there are a number of ways to get lists of properties for mailing, I think it’s important to start off with some quick wins to build up confidence in this business. My first list was from the Investor’s Toolkit list, and it was only $25 dollars. It is a county that I still work to this day, so it was a great investment. Most of the lists I get now are done in unconventional ways, but they are not things that I would suggest to someone new to the land investing business.

Michael Zaino: There are a number of ways to pick a county, a quick method is to utilize eBay. Enter in the State you are interested in, but don’t make the mistake of picking a state you live in “because you are familiar” with the area. We are focusing on areas of the country with enormous amounts of raw vacant land that is located away from many areas we would be most familiar with. The Midwest all the way to California is a great start. Once you’re in eBay, refine your search to the real estate category and then refine even further with the land sub-category. Scroll through the filter options and click on “sold listings”. We want to see what actually has sold in the past few weeks to gauge how hot an area is. Look for land that had lots of bidders or people looking to own the property. Any number over 10 is great.

Rachael Mueller & Sean Rickman: Start with other ads on websites like Land and Farm, eBay, Craigslist, etc. and find where other people are listing properties that are for sale or have sold. The more comps you can find in an area, the easier it will be to price offers. The harder it is to obtain the list, the less likely a ton of other people went through the same process. That being said, some counties can charge quite a bit, so keep that in mind when deciding if it may be worth it. You can get many lists for free that may require a little more time on your part that could yield the same results.

Scott Todd: You should start by looking at the land selling websites to see where land is selling. You can find the popular counties by looking at all the ads. Paying for a list is really up to you, you either pay with money or you pay with your time, only you can determine which is the better deal.

Tate Litchfield: Picking a county that fits our business model is the key to success. My advice is to look for an area where people are buying and selling lots of lots that’s within a few hour drive from a major city (think weekend getaway). I personally don’t pay for my lists but I see no problem with purchasing them if it will help you get offers in the mail sooner!

 

Having One Set Of Values Is Crucial For Building Long Term Customer Relationships—What You Need To Know
Oct 13

Having One Set Of Values Is Crucial For Building Long Term Customer Relationships—What You Need To Know

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Raj Bhaskar, the creator of the app Hurdlr—a work finance manager that tracks all of your income, expenses, and tax deductions in real time on the go.

Who is this app for?

  • Freelance and Entrepreneurs
  • Realtors
  • Hosts – AirBnB
  • Drivers and Couriers – Uber Drivers

With such a beneficial app that will help every entrepreneur, it’s clear to see that Raj is big on customer service.

Raj is not just out for the sale, he goes above and beyond to give his customers what they need. He’s all about building relationships with both his team and his customers. His way of thinking is simple, you bring on the best people and take care of your customers for real, long lasting value.

Treat your customers as long-term, not transactional. Click To Tweet

Listen in and see how Raj’s stance on customer service and values can help you in your own business.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark:  Learn about Raj and how he is saving the world one expense at a time. Go to Hurdlr where there is a ton of information and you will walk away smarter.

Scott:  A free app that holds you accountable with your goals, GoalBot. Using Facebook messenger to follow up with you, Goalbot will keep you moving forward.

Raj: Learn to Focus. A great book that will help is The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

Isn’t it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

How Do You Make A Marketing Pitch Stand Out From The Crowd? What You Need To Know
Oct 06

How Do You Make A Marketing Pitch Stand Out From The Crowd? What You Need To Know

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Kevin Rogers, a stand-up comedian turned copywriter.

After traveling the U.S. as a dead broke comedian, Kevin discovered that a simple joke formula could be used as a powerful marketing hook. He took that concept and began teaching business owners how to improve their sales with his joke formula technique. His company Copy Chief connects business owners and copywriters.

  • What makes a good copywriter?
  • What makes a good headline?
  • When is the right time to seek a copywriter?

Kevin dives into all this, plus discover what factors make a simple joke formula.

Being the furthest thing from conventional you can be is the most effective thing you can do. Click To Tweet

Kevin shares some examples of a good joke formula and comes up with a 20-second pitch for LoanGeek.io—you don’t want to miss this! Today’s podcast is HUGE!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: First tip, explore Facebook Marketplace. Second tip, don’t waste time, go to Copy Chief and learn all about Kevin and go to 60 Second Sales Hook for a free copy of his book.

Scott:  Check out The Gary Halbert Letter— a series of letters written by a renown copywriter.

Kevin: Create a personal joke formula. Write a joke about yourself using the 4 elements in the joke formula, except change the last one, surprise, to results. Second, read his book the 60 Second Sales Hook.

Isn’t it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?