Quick but super-helpful email today…
So, I was thinking about a funny post about someone about getting started in real estate. It said (paraphrasing):
“I want to learn how to do deals, but first I want to max out my credit cards with really expensive programs and coaching. Then I want to pay $35,000 for a coaching program and get upsold into other things. And then I want to go to a boot camp where I’m supposed to learn how to do deals, and I just want to be pitched coaching the whole time. And then I want to be given a task list of 100 million things to do and feel overwhelmed. And then I want to have a ton of questions that I can’t find the answers to and struggle to figure it all out on my own.”
If you can’t tell by now, that’s obviously super-sarcastic humor. But it sure makes me laugh. It’s sad but true… trap newbies often fall prey to.
Why am I sharing this?
Because I want to remind you just how much free REI content is out there — heck, I’ve been giving TONS of it out, with my two podcasts and these emails and my FB page and my YouTube channel. (Search for “Joe McCall Wholesaling 101.” That video is gold!)
For the record: I’m not bashing paying for solid REI education — there are definitely legit coaches and courses out there for sure. (Yours truly even sells some courses and does pay to coach — quite well, I might add.)
But I want you to know that there are A LOT of alternatives out there to the big expensive high-end programs.
Thank goodness for the internet! Just vet what you find out there — make sure it’s coming from a credible source.
So, why do I give out so much free REI knowledge?
- I LOVE teaching others and watching them succeed in REI.
- I want to give back.
I wish I would have had this stuff when I was getting started. I know what it’s like to be fleeced by unscrupulous gurus… people who sell coaching and don’t deliver on anything, throwing a bunch of books at you and expecting you to just figure it out.
That frustrates me!
So, remember — no need to spend tons of money to get started. Check out all my free stuff, I know you’ll find it helpful.
And, you’re welcome. 🙂