How to Quit Your Job With Real Estate Investing
It doesn’t seem to matter how far into your career you are or how much current income you make, it can be pretty scary to know when the right time is to quit that corporate job to pursue the life of your dreams like starting your own business or becoming a full-time real estate investor or simply having enough passive income from real estate investments that you can quit your current job and live your life completely by design.
There may be some bittersweet feelings when you quit a full-time job. And you may have some family members who aren’t completely on board with that decision. But you will likely find that it is a wonderful thing to live life on your own terms and one of the best things you can do for yourself and your family.
It just makes sense that the best way to accomplish that goal would be to make sure that you have enough money and significant investments to ensure a safe landing through the process, right?
In this article, we’ll go over the 3 steps you can take to make sure you are in the right place financially. This will ensure that before you take a leap from all of that hard work you put in every day at your day job you can spend less time behind the desk or better yet have complete financial freedom to do all of the things you enjoy with all of the people that you love.
Why Leave Your Job?
A lot of people back in the day wouldn’t dare leave their ‘safe’ jobs. In fact, most would stay with a career or a company for the duration of their working lives. Especially since CoVid a lot of people have gone in a completely different direction and are seeking different ways that they can still make as much money (or more) without having higher risks in the long term.
Even before the pandemic there has been a mindset shift where people are seeking to have more flexibility in their lives and certainly more flexibility in their jobs.
But at the end of the day, the goal that everyone is trying to ultimately achieve is the same – to have the financial freedom through passive income investments to be able to do what they want whenever they want without limitations and with a great sense of security.
The best and simplest solution that we have found is to acquire passive income through real estate syndications. This is passive income you earn without ever having to go to the office or even work from home. While this may seem like a pipedream, we’re here to share with you how you can make this a reality.
Step 1 – Find Your Freedom Number
The first thing you will want to do is to figure out your freedom number – meaning you will want to determine how much you need to earn each month over and above your day-to-day expenses. This number should more than cover your expenses because it should also be enough to pay for your current lifestyle.
This is the amount of passive income you need each month to quit your job and still pay your bills without worry.
Let’s say your expenses for the last six months look like this:
Month 1 – $ 9,800
Month 2 – $ 12,000
Month 3 – $ 8,600
Month 4 – $ 10,900
Month 5 – $ 9,200
Month 6 – $ 9,500
The average of these expenses is $10,000. Now, add about a 10% buffer to be on the safe side for emergencies.
Your freedom number would be $11,000 in this particular case. This is how much passive income you would need to have coming in each month to leave your full time job. This freedom number all depends on the amount of money you need to live your current lifestyle.
Step 2 – Build Passive Income
Let’s begin with the end in mind, that’s the next step. Now that you know what your freedom number is, you can start working toward creating those multiple streams of passive income that will be enough to cover your freedom number.
While some people will find ways of generating passive income by writing a book others might start an online course or become a business owner to start the business of their dreams. Many will do freelance gigs while others will go into the real estate business to do real estate full-time, not to earn real estate commissions as a real estate agent but to become a full-time investor. And then there is our favorite strategy – earning passive positive cash flow from real estate investments.
Did you know there are more people who have become millionaires through real estate investing than through any other source? Real estate investing and building a real estate portfolio is a great way to create passive income, increase your net worth and build wealth.
It’s true! This is because you don’t have to create something and market it and sell it. Investing passively in commercial real estate syndications is a “done for you” type of investment. You just need some capital and a bit of time to conduct some research and due diligence on your investments and then you can build your passive income streams one real estate syndication deal at a time.
Why Real Estate Syndications?
Real estate syndications can earn passive income (cash-on-cash returns) of between 7 – 10% annually. Plus you can share in the profits when the asset sells (typically 5-7 years) allowing you to earn even more capital – all without having to do any of the work.
Let’s take an example: say you invest $100,000 and earn approximately $8,000 a year in passive income, which is an additional $667 a month income increase from what you have now. By applying this principle of investing in one real estate syndication deal at a time, you can set a goal of reaching your $11,000 freedom number, and you can do this in your spare time. It’s pretty effortless.
One real estate deal at a time can help you work toward your monthly income goal – your freedom number. Even if you were to just invest in a few real estate syndications and earn an extra few thousand a month in purely passive income that would certainly help you work toward your goal of having more flexibility in your life, right?
No matter how you choose to build your financial future to hit your freedom number, the key point is to create multiple streams of passive income so that you can earn passively and live abundantly.
Step 3 – Track Your Progress
It’s actually fun to track your progress as your passive income starts increasing.
To give you an idea (depending on the projected rate of return) you could invest $50,000 into a real estate syndication and potentially earn $350 a month in passive income. So, if you were to reinvest the $200,000 you might have in the stock market right now into real estate syndications, you could potentially earn $1,400 of passive income each month. You can earn passive income in real estate syndications without much time and little work – just the due diligence you will want to perform before you invest in any real estate syndication.
Yes, I know what you’re thinking, $1,400 isn’t a lot of money if you’re trying to earn your freedom number of $11,000 a month, but it is a great start while you increase your passive investments. And it will probably be more than enough to cover your monthly grocery bill or cover a good part of your mortgage payment, right?
When you are planning and deciding what your ultimate real estate investing blueprint will be to help you reach your financial goals, just realize that each additional passive income stream that you receive will reduce the need for you to earn your way to cover your living expenses. The ultimate goal is that one day soon, you’ll be able to reduce your work hours or quit your job altogether.
If you’re feeling trepidation, fear, or if you think that you can’t possibly earn enough passive income to leave your job, just know that many others have done just that, and every day more and more people are deciding to live their life by design through passive investing in real estate syndications. They are finding ways to achieve their goals through passive income investments in commercial real estate syndications and you can too.
In the long run, the steps we discussed in this article can help you create a path forward in helping you determine a goal, find ways to achieve that goal, and track your progress along the way.
I’ll leave you with this amazing quote so you can ponder what you’ve learned:
“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Note: we are not financial advisors and are not offering financial advice of any kind. Please consult with your advisors before making any investment or financial decisions.
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