Zeona McIntyre went from a $12 an hour retail job while side-hustling by renting out her place on Airbnb to owning her own Airbnb property to now having an entire vacation property management company that she runs while still traveling around the world.
This is part three of this series and we get into the investing side of it all. What should you be looking for when purchasing a property for hosting on Airbnb or any short term rental platform? We will be answering the following: investor partnerships vs solo, cash vs financing, turnkey vs work needed, how to keep up with the ever-changing laws and so much more. If you have ever played with the idea of buying an investment property for short term rental then listen closely because we are discussing it all.
I am stoked to be talking today with my buddy, Jaime Atkinson from The EntrepreneurJunkie.co because I am extremely proud of his journey, his passion for entrepreneurship, and his unflinching honesty.
Today, we dive into his life story which includes the epic curveball that started him down this path, how The Paradise Pack helped launch him into the location independent lifestyle, and how he has navigated through the ups and downs of figuring out what works and what really doesn’t in his businesses. Jaime is a powerhouse of truth and is not afraid to be open about everything when it comes to his life in business so you will definitely walk away today knowing that you can do this and that your mess may end up being your message.
Here is the second part of my time with Zeona and we got into the nitty-gritty of what works and what doesn’t! We discussed the different platforms (positives & negatives), mistakes in listings, how to price, standing out in the crowd, dealing with non-positive reviews, and so much more. This episode is a must-listen if you have ever played around with the idea of getting into the short-term vacation rental game but make sure you listen to Part 1 to hear the how and why Zeona got to where she is & how she has made it her career.
When I first met Scott Brills four years ago his business card listed him as a “Man of Leisure”.
Since then I still haven’t quite figured out what it is that Scott ACTUALLY does, other than it’s quite a bit of everything.
Scott joins me today to finally shed some light on what it is he actually does as the co-owner of a Safari company, Japanese Tour operator, and web designer (plus a bunch of other random things).
He regales us with stories from Japan, Tanzania, Mongolia, and the Shoe-barus. It’s quite the journey!
Join us today to learn more about starting a business abroad, how to go about running a marathon with no training, and to hear some great travel tips for Japan! We’re almost as varied as Scott’s professional life!
Today we get into the Startup Diaries. Fabian regales us of tales of working from the road in South America with his entire company while filming the stories of entrepreneurs along the way.
We discuss how to manage client expectations when you’re working from the road and the challenges that Fabian and his company faced while working from a Jeep throughout South America.
However working while traveling taught Fabian something extremely important, it’s better to work efficiently than to work a lot. You do, after all, have to have time to see things while you’re traveling! He’s even kind enough to share some of his tips for efficiency with us today.
While we may have spoiled his travel mishap in the first half of the show, Fabian brings up something else very important to talk about today.
Many of us chase the Location Independent lifestyle, but it’s important to realize why you’re doing it, and what you’re going to do with the freedom afforded when you get it.