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In the latest episode of the Real Estate Investing Podcast, hosts Ron Apke and Anthony Weiler explore the three practical steps to transition from a 9-to-5 job to full-time land flipping.

Drawing from success stories like Dylan’s rapid career shift, Ron and Anthony outline a clear path to achieving this goal.

Educate

The journey typically begins with education. Prospective land flippers are encouraged to invest time in learning the ropes through online courses or resources like YouTube.
Whether the investor choses free or paid education, just be sure to learn the technique before diving headfirst into land flipping.

Building a foundational knowledge also helps new investors identify their strengths and weaknesses in the field.

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Take Action

Once equipped with the necessary skills, it’s time to take action.

Taking action not only solidifies what you spent time learning, but also requires an initial investment in marketing; sending mail, texts, cold calling, etc.

Be prepared to allocate some funds to kickstart your business. Initial start-up fees vary depending on the marketing method you choose, but generally speaking, $3,000-$5,000 is a good place to start.

Consistency

Consistency is key to success. If you’re serious about quitting your job, you must commit to consistent marketing efforts.
Avoid the temptation to pause marketing when deals start coming in. This sustained effort keeps your deal flow healthy and ensures a steady income stream.


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Ron: If you are trying to quit your job from land flipping, you need to learn how to flip land. Where it’s YouTube University or anyone else.

Anthony: You really need to be able to analyze that data and understand, okay, this is my deal flow. This is me staying consistent. This is what the numbers look like. I know I can quit within six months to a year based off of those numbers.

Ron: Stepping up from that, you need to market consistently. Like if you’re trying to quit your job, you need to market consistently. Consistency is everything.

Anthony: Very rarely do I hear someone say, Oh, I love what I do. I just want to supplement my income. I would probably say 98 percent of people want to want to quit their nine to five, which is why they do land flipping.

Ron: Hey everybody. Welcome back to the real estate investing podcast. I’m your host, Ron Apke, joined by my cohost today, Anthony Weiler. And today, Anthony, we are talking about Quitting your job or the steps really to get out of your job, your nine to five job from land flipping. And the reason I want to talk about this is we’ve been seeing it come up more.

We had Dylan on the podcast a month ago or so, and Dylan just quit his corporate job, still doing some hours somewhere. But, uh, he quit his corporate job to basically, uh, focus on land flipping and he did it. Um, one thing I don’t like when people do is just like force it and try to quit too fast and do that stuff and it creates stress and then it creates like they’re thinking about every dime they spend.

Um, but let’s get into it. What are your kind of your thoughts and like the, what’s a normal timeline for quitting your job from land flipping? And let’s just get right to it.

Anthony: Yeah, that’s a really good question. Cause I think a lot of people who come into this, the main goal is they want to leave their nine to five.

A lot of people don’t like what they do, which is unfortunate, but that’s the great thing with, you know, land flipping and what we offer. And we always tell people to, once you, you should start seeing momentum within, I would say three to six months, but things really start to take off within that first year.

Once you get closer to that first year, that’s when you’re getting tons of deals in the pipeline. You understand what good months look like, what bad months look like. And you just have a really good. consensus or data in terms of what’s working, what’s not working, and then you can really move the ball forward.

So I would say long story short, one year is a good timeline or goal

Ron: where you’re not forcing it too much. 100 percent agree. There’s people who do it shorter. There’s obviously people who it takes longer. They never end up quitting. Um, but let’s start from the beginning. Uh, so the first step, if you’re trying, if you’re watching this, you haven’t started land flip, you haven’t done any deals.

And then if you have done deals, you can see where you are in the process and then go from there. But the first step is education. Like you need to whether it’s YouTube university or anyone else, whatever, wherever you’re learning from, if you’re trying to quit your job from land flipping, you need to learn how to land flip.

Uh, so that education phase is one that I don’t want to say people ignore. They expedite it. Uh, they try to do a fast, which is great. Like you definitely can learn about this stuff really fast. Um, but that’s definitely the first step really in doing anything.

Anthony: Yeah. And the biggest thing too, is just.

Understanding, you know, your, your strong points or your weak points. And then education is huge. If you try to skip education, you don’t have the strategies or frameworks in place. Then you’re going to make mistakes and you’re going to lose money. So that all depends on your risk profile as well. But yeah, like you said, totally up to the individual and how people learn.

Ron: Yeah. So going from education, you start, you learn, uh, you learn from a course, you learn from YouTube, wherever you learn from, then you’re going to start to take action and start to, uh, send mail. You’re going to start to send texts. You’re going to start to code, call whatever your strategy is. You need to take action.

And sadly, Anthony, sometimes taking action usually, I mean, education can cost something, but taking action typically is going to cost some more money. Like taking action, starting your business. So education is if whatever business you’re starting, if you’re starting a plumbing business, like you need to learn first and then you need to take action.

And a lot of times when you take action, that’s going to cost some money too. With the land flipping, taking an action is sending mail, which costs money, sending texts, which costs money, uh, cold calling, which can cost money. You’re going to need to get the data, whatever it is. So that’s really the next thing.

And sadly, don’t you see a lot of people stop at, they learn something or maybe they partially learned something. They’re like, crap, this isn’t for me. Um, and they give themselves an excuse. That’s what I see.

Anthony: It, it. It’s funny too because there’s sometimes when I do phone calls with people that it’s not necessarily like, okay, this is the game plan.

This is what we need to do. A lot of the conversations is actually mental obstacles is, you know, spending that money, which is understandable. A lot of people getting into this is the first business that they’re running. So like you said, starting any business, it’s going to, you’re going to have to learn something completely new, right?

That’s going to be foreign to you. You’re going to have to get over that. And then you have to spend money on mailers. You’re going to have to work leads. If you don’t have a sales background, like I could just see in someone’s head, you know, what that thought process looks like just because of all the calls that I’ve had.

Um, but yeah, like you said, it’s just getting over those mental hurdles is, is so important. That stops people from taking action. And then it, I think it’s just rewiring your thought process. It’s like, Oh, well, what if this doesn’t work? It’s like. Well, what if you don’t do anything? Do you want to live with yourself looking back?

Like I invested in education and there’s this model and I’m seeing people in the member success channel and discord. I’m hearing other people talk about it, but then I decided not to, like, if, if you want to live with that, that’s fine. But I’m more so driven by fear of not doing so. I think just little tweaks like that can be really helpful.

Ron: Yeah, I can be pessimistic about some stuff like that. And, but what I always look at is what you’re saying. Like, what is, what is the risk of me doing something versus what is the risk of me not doing something? And almost always me not doing something, me missing, even it’s just an experience, like an experience thing.

You say no to a friend that’s doing something that you’ve never done before. Uh, saying no to sending me out, saying no to whatever it is, starting that business, uh, refusing to do it, giving yourself those men mental obstacles that Anthony’s talking about. Uh, There’s just a lot more, from my perspective, there’s a lot more to lose from not doing something a lot of times than doing it.

Not all situations. There’s bad things that you can do. Like, there’s bad things you can do. I don’t want to say like everything like, you haven’t tried that drug, like, you’re screwed if you haven’t tried that drug. But um, yeah, just, just taking action, getting to that point and, and a lot of the stuff like we need, getting people from that step is hard and a lot of times you can see like from their doubt, their self doubt and.

You can get over those barriers for sure. You just gotta, it’s positive. You got to surround yourself with successful land flippers. Listen to successful land flippers. Uh, cause there’s, there’s a lot of bad noise out there. Honestly, people who aren’t doing anything that are talking shit. You know what I mean?

There’s people who aren’t sending any mail who say land flipping doesn’t work. There’s people who aren’t taking any action that says this and that, and like. If you let that noise get in, like it can change how your actions are, but going to that marketing. So taking action, I’m kind of saying taking action is that marketing and stepping up from that you need to market consistently.

Like if you’re trying to quit your job, whatever your goal is, if you’re trying to quit your job in six months or 12 months or three months, whatever it is, you need to market consistently. You need to be more aggressive. The sooner you’re trying to quit your job. Um, but, uh, consistency is everything.

Anthony: Yeah.

And that’s what we preach. I mean, all the time, just think about it. It, we not only land flippers, but a big part of this is acquisitions into acquire land. You have to be efficient in marketing and just think of marketing as a whole. Just if any business that you have, it’s not going to go anywhere if you’re not reaching out to people, telling them that the value that you could provide, which is an all cash offer two to three weeks.

We’re able to take that off your plate, whatever you’re going through, and then we’re able to, you know, sell it on the back end, 90 to 100 percent of market value. And if you’re not reaching out to people, if you’re not having conversations, what do you think is gonna happen? You know, nothing’s gonna happen, right?

So, if you’re not consistent, there’s gonna be dead periods, you’re just gonna be waiting, you’re not, you know, I’m going to be really doing anything other than just continuously learning your education. But if, if you’re not being consistent, you’re just going to have those dead periods. And I think that’s where people lose a lot of momentum is once you send that first mailer out, you start getting proof of concepts, you have another one lined up, you’re sending that, you’re having more conversations at the things just keep building and building.

If not, again, you’re just waiting.

Ron: Yeah. And thing is this episode, like it sounds basic, everything we’re saying, like you need to learn, you need to take action, you need to be consistent. That’s the three things we’ve said thus far. It’s. It’s, it can, for one, it can apply to absolutely anything, but again, like those negative things in your head, like they, it sounds so obvious when we’re saying, and this is what successful people do.

This is what successful land flippers do. This is what Dylan did and why Dylan quit his job in three months from starting the education phase. He quit his job three, four months later. Um, listen to that episode if you haven’t. But going from there, like you’re marketing consistently, then you’re going to start getting some deals.

So now we’re going to get into more, like, obviously we’ve talked about land, but land specific things as you’re going to start having some deal flow. And the key when you have deal flow coming in is continually marketing. Like, like we talked about consisting with that, it’s easy to market when you don’t have anything for sale.

Like it’s not that hard to get the mail out time wise, everything like that. Mentally, maybe you can have some hurdles. But once you start having, and you’ve dealt with this, like you start having some properties for Sarah, you’re like, okay, I’m going to try to sell these. Uh, and then you’re like, crap, I haven’t sent mail in two weeks.

And then it can kind of, you, you make it, it can snowball, like it can snowball, not doing the marketing part because you have properties for sale. And then you lose deal flow. Deal flow is key to quitting your job. If you want to quit your job, how do you make 20, a month? In this business, you need to have consistent deal flow.

And with that, you need consistent marketing.

Anthony: Yeah, absolutely. And a common mistake that I see people when they’re first starting off to is their first few deals is they spent a lot of their marketing capital funding that deal, which I totally get sometimes because when I’m on the phone with people, I’m like, Hey, Hey, I get it.

Who doesn’t want a hundred percent of the profit. Right. But at the same time though, you’re taking away all of your, all of your marketing capital and you put something on the market that It’s like, okay, well you have to work by or you have to work leads that are coming in and people who want to buy, you get it under contract.

And if there’s contingencies, it could take a month. It could take even longer. We don’t want that though. You want to close within two to three weeks, but you have that waiting period and then you don’t have any marketing capital and that’s just a huge dead period in your business. So. Like you said, you have to have more deals coming across your plate and you really need to be able to analyze that data and understand, okay, this is my deal flow.

This is me staying consistent. This is what the numbers look like. I know I can quit within six months to a year. Like how Dylan did, um, actually quicker just based, based off of those numbers. So again, you, you, you, you, Be really smart with what you’re doing with your deals But the biggest thing is marketing marketing and marketing acquisitions is the biggest thing by far.

Ron: Yeah So that’s basically it to be honest with you guys. Like there’s not much more to it What are your thoughts like there’s a lot of? Based on your personal situation, like it’s gonna be like, okay, I need X dollars saved up. I need to be making X dollars for X months in a row versus a 22 year old who makes 8, 000 their third month in land flipping and they’re ready to quit.

Like they’re ready to go. It’s very situational. So I want you guys, as you’re creating a plan for this, like, what does it look like? Uh, for me to quit this job, like what do I need saved up? What do I need on a monthly basis? How do I need to feel about this business? And you literally just have those check boxes when you’re starting this business.

I think you should have these check boxes because you see people, um, have these check boxes when they start and then like they hit those check boxes. Like that’s time to quit now. Like you, you checked all those boxes off. Like you should be ready to go. And they’re like, Oh, but I need to do X. Oh, but, um, I don’t have good deals in the pipeline and there’s excuses with it.

Like create your check boxes. What does it look like? I want to quit my job in 12 months. Here’s what I need to be doing to do that and comfortably do that. Uh, if maybe you’re a very, you’re not, you, you can take on a lot of risk and your checkboxes are very short, but you need that to kind of make that.

And then once you hit that last checkbox, you’re ready to go.

Anthony: Yeah, I completely agree. And I like that a lot. That’s actually what I have on my list is what’s your risk profile. And it’s very situational based. Like someone for me, um, like me, I had over a hundred thousand dollars with a private student loan debt, right?

It’s like, okay, there’s a lot going on here. And my wife too has some student loan debt. Unlike other people too, like Dylan’s a great example. He’s like, Oh, I have, he has a few Airbnbs, he’s cash flowing. And so he has other things in the pipeline. And then for someone like me, it’s like, okay, well land flipping.

And at the time I was only making like 45 grand at the time as a funding analyst. So my, Risk profile was completely different too, or just, you know, what I needed to do to be able to quit my nine to five. Right. So just having a detailed list, like you said, of, uh, checking off your boxes, make sure you have money aside to, for taxes, have that into account.

A lot of people, I think, ignore that, or they don’t set that up. I really recommend looking at those interviews with the sheets. So those are great. And just understanding what that looks like. But I, I completely agree.

Ron: Yeah. And it’s create a plan. Like you need a plan for this. It’s not something that’s typically just going to happen.

And a lot of people. Like, you know, when it’s time, uh, it’s just taking that steps difficult, but that freedom, you might be stressed this hell of a day. You, after you quit your job, like it might be like, I remember quitting jobs. Um, I remember taking on entrepreneurship full time. Like it’s stressful. Like, okay, this is me now.

Like it’s me. There’s no paycheck coming in two weeks. If I don’t make something happen. Uh, but the freedom. Yeah. that that can provide. And that’s what we’re all about here. Like the freedom that land flipping can provide in a short amount of time is why we are preaching this. That’s why we’re doing this episode.

Cause so many, what, what percentage of people’s goals are quitting their jobs who come in this?

Anthony: I, it has to, I’m very rarely do I hear someone say, Oh, I love what I do. I just want to supplement to supplement my income. I would probably say 98 percent of people want to, want to quit their nine to five, which is why they do land flipping.

Ron: Yeah. It’s a, it’s a goal to get out. Uh, it’s not the easiest thing in the world. Being a full time entrepreneur has its stresses for sure, but the benefits are there. Other than that, guys, let me know what you think about this. If you’re watching this on YouTube in the comments below, what your goals are for land flipping.

If you’re trying to quit your job, if you guys are listening on Spotify, Or Apple podcast. Share this with a friend. It really helps. Other than that. Thank you so much. We’ll see you next time.

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