Chad Carson is a 30-something semi-retired real estate mogul, who together with his business partner, oversees a portfolio of 90+ rental units.
In fact, he and his wife are in the middle of an exciting adventure — a year abroad in Ecuador with their two daughters.
But of course he didn’t start there. Fresh off the football field at Clemson, Chad’s real estate career started more modestly by “bird dogging” and house hacking — two of the tactics he shares in this week’s show.
Real estate investing is perhaps one of the oldest side hustles in existence.
Buy a house, rent it out, and build wealth. It’s a tried and true formula, and certainly a way to stop trading time for money.
This idea was popularized by books like Rich Dad Poor Dad, explaining (often with real estate as an example) how you can “escape the rat race” when income from assets you control exceeds your monthly expenses.
But real estate investing comes in many different “flavors” — and some take more time and money than others to get started with.
If you’re looking to add some time-leveraged cash flow to your bottom line, two of the best options are investing in rental real estate and buying small businesses.
Both are viable options, and to help you figure out if either or both of these investment options are right for you, it’s time for another Side Hustle Showdown.
Rental arbitrage gives you a way to make money with Airbnb — without owning any property.
Traditionally, building a real estate side hustle takes big bucks for down payments, closing costs, and renovation projects.
But enterprising short-term rental “moguls” are questioning if owning the property is even necessary. These rental arbitrage entrepreneurs sign long-term leases, and then turn around and sub-let the property on a short-term basis — profiting on the spread.
The passive income dream is real for Dustin Heiner of MasterPassiveIncome.com, he’s currently making $15k a month with around 30 minutes time investment on his part.
Dustin has achieved this by following a systematic approach to buying and letting out properties.
He started with his first property back in 2006. Within 6 years he had 19 properties, and within 9 years he had 26 properties and had retired from his day job at the age of 37.
What if you could make your rent or mortgage payment go away?
Or, what if instead of paying that expense every month, your living situation actually paid you?
It’s not as far-fetched as it may sound.
In fact, that’s exactly what today’s guest, Craig Curelop, has done by intentionally “house hacking” over the past few years.
Roberto Chavez started his raw land flipping side hustle a little over a year ago, and with persistence, has already built it into 5-figures of monthly revenue.
This is a business model that was first introduced to me by Mark Podolsky, from TheLandGeek.com, in episode 108 of The Side Hustle Show.
He called it “the best passive income model” because it avoids “the 3 T’s” of traditional real estate investing: tenants, toilets, and termites.