Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” -KJV
Who is Anthony Griffin and how can he help me make passive income?
I am often asked how I started on my journey. Well, I guess there’s no short version of this story, but it is definitely interesting. I mean, who would want to start they’re own business and invest in real estate. Crazy people. At least, that’s what my family and friends thought at first.
The “Difficult” Boss
I was working in the public sector, getting up at 5 AM and dragging myself to the office to work for a boss that was… let’s call him “difficult”, and rarely spending any unstressed quality time with my wife and kids. If you’re reading this, I bet you know what I’m talking about. I figured that I was paying my dues and trying to make it to retirement. Most people would have been content with working 8 till 5 and sitting in an office while their boss tells them what to do. God made me to do more than this and it was a slow grinding death.
The event that made me take charge of my life was a combination of reaching an extreme level of misery and some very unsavory words from my former boss. At this point, I knew I had to build something that I was in control of, so I opened an independent insurance agency and started to invest in commercial real estate. At my old job, I was responsible for managing over two million square feet of commercial property, so I can’t say I didn’t learn anything useful. Thanks guys!!!!!
Why Passive Income?
Well, I found out that the insurance business was much harder than I thought. Since most agents are paid on commission, you don’t make any money if you don’t sell anything. This turned out to be much harder work than working for a bad boss. At this point, I started searching the Internet for ways to make passive income since the insurance business was not as lucrative as I had planned. Passive income is what I like to call “mailbox money”. This is income where you put in the work on the front end, such as rental income or publishing royalties or selling information products and you get paid as long as you take care of your customers. What I found was a hodge-podge of get rich quick schemes that told me I could become and internet billionaire in 30 days by licking envelopes or something just as stupid. Through much trial and effort, I became a crash test dummy for real estate investing and figured out several reliable methods that I like to share with my audience so you can enjoy more of the life you have always dreamed about.
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