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Overview: Today, we're going to talk about Jiji - the African classifieds platform. We'll explore the Jiji story across 6 areas: Classifieds platforms in other emerging markets Classifieds platforms in Africa Jiji's early history Jiji's product & monetization strategy Jiji's competitive positioning & potential exit options overall outlook. This episode was recorded on May 15 2022. Companies discussed: Jiji, Genesis Group, Naspers, OLX, Craigslist, Avito.ru, Adevinta, Jumia, Konga, Cars45, Cheki.ng, Autochek, Tonaton, Saltside Technologies, Bikroy, Dubizzle, Kalahari, Autotrader & Property24 Business concepts discussed: Classifieds platforms, classifieds monetization, M&A strategy, e-commerce, social commerce, agency banking & marketplace Conversation highlights: (01:36) - Why we're talking about GG today (09:51) - Classifieds platforms in other emerging markets (23:15) - Africa classifieds context (27:12) - OLX in Africa (36:48) - Jiji founding and early history (45:33) - Fundraising and Growth (1:03:09) - Product and monetization strategy (1:09:33) - Competition and options for exit (1:30:06) - Olumide's overall thoughts and outlook (1:32:13) - Bankole's overall thoughts and outlook (1:38:55) - Recommendations and small wins Olumide's recommendations & small wins: Recommendation: Re-watched Amelie - Great movie Small win: Setup 2nd whiteboard in my room. Fun times ahead Interested in investing in Africa Tech with Olumide: Read about Adamantium fund & contact me at email@example.com Founders looking for funding: If you're a B2B founder working on Education, Health, Finance or food, please contact me for funding at firstname.lastname@example.org Bankole's recommendations & small wins: Recommendation: Last Last - Burna Boy & Business Breakdowns Podcast - DigitalBridge Small win: Planting season in Seattle :) Other content: Tweet about Twilio stock-based compensation & History of the United States in 5 crashes Investors, Operators, Entrepreneurs - We'd love to hear from you. Please email email@example.com to share feedback or propose topics you'd like to hear. Join our insider mailing list where we get feedback on new episodes & find all episodes on Afrobility.com
Vacation rentals have been around “forever,” but Skift's recent feature The Definitive Oral History of Short-Term Rentals tells the story of short-term rentals as they transitioned from classified ads in newspapers and Craigslist to rudimentary websites and the momentous Airbnb IPO of December 10, 2020 — and a full-blown industry that disrupted hotels and traditional hospitality models. This is a primer in the evolution of an industry, as told through the reminisces, anecdotes and insights of key people who made it all happen and, in some cases, are still doing it today. This history of short-term rentals is a tale of both risk-taking and cold feet. For today's podcast episode, Skift's Dennis Schaal is joined by RVshare's Jon Gray, UndertheDoormat Group's Merilee Kar, and HomeAway's Carl Shepherd to discuss their experiences. For more insight into the business of hotels and short-term rentals, visit https://skift.com/news.
Have you ever heard the saying that email is dead or dying? Every couple of years marketing gurus all over the place decide that email is just no longer working. Every couple years those same gurus are proven wrong. Listen as Liz Wilcox not only shares how to write a 20 minute newsletter but why it's so important you start now. Liz has done it all. In fact, she started her freelancing career on Craigslist of all places and in 2016 she found her way to blogging. What she quickly realized was that email marketing is what truly made her freelancer's heart happy. Now she helps turn bloggers into business owners by creating personality driven email copy that creates adoring fans and repeat customers. Listen as Liz breaks down her 20 minute newsletter framework and shares exactly how you as a photographer can and should integrate email marketing into your business. Want a sneak peak at one myth we're busting? (It's not about when you send your newsletter… success is found in the way you handle your introduction in the welcome sequence!) Intrigued? Listen in to hear it all! In This Episode: [01:30] Welcome to the show, Liz! [03:14] How she developed the simple newsletter framework she uses. [05:00] The steps in creating the newsletter. [08:21] Listen as Liz recaps the three steps to creating a 20 minute newsletter. [09:01] “People don't buy when you are selling, they buy when they are ready.” [10:37] How often you should put out a newsletter. [14:22] The importance of onboarding and getting clients your email welcome sequence. [16:38] Think about what your vision is for your clients, what do you want them to get out of the photos. [18:10] Share your values in your onboarding emails. [22:36] Questions you should ask yourself when writing emails and newsletters. [23:45] Where you can get her free email welcome sequence and newsletter examples. [25:15] What is a welcome sequence? [31:13] Her favorite business tools are Ecamm Live and Giphy.com. [33:59] She shares her favorite quotes. [35:45] We talk about where we would go and what we would drink if I went to Destin, Florida. [37:52] Find out where to hang out with Liz. Links and Resources: Find Liz: Liz Wilcox Instagram | Facebook Find Jenn: Success Beyond The Lens @successbeyondthelens Instagram @successbeyondthelenspodcast Facebook | Picbabun Grab your Boundaries Resources Editable Welcome Packet Template Pinterest Freebies Consultation Connection Call
Sweet listeners, you are in for one hell of a great story today on the Beauty After Betrayal™ Podcast.I have the incredible, charismatic, energetic, inspirational, and drop-dead gorgeous, Bella, who is joining us to share her comeback story.Coming out of a childhood rife with neglect and abuse, she thought she had found her Prince Charming when she met her then-husband. Bonding over their similar childhood traumas, and wooed by his charm and good looks, she thought a marriage with him was her ticket to breaking the abusive cycle of her past.Sadly, it turned out to be just another version of the trauma she knew all too well.Bella shares with us the 3 "big bombs" that broke apart the facade of her fairytale. From discovering porn videos, to finding a Craigslist sex solicitation ad, to a tragic act of violence, she weaves a story of the lies, delayed disclosures, half truths, and gaslighting that unraveled her relationship."There were so many red flags, could have made a scarf with them." ~ BellaJoin us as we talk about the societal and cultural pressures to "keep your man", the painful tears in your own familial and social circles when you dare to break the code of conduct of staying and staying silent, and the strength and happiness you find when you finally set yourself free and claim the life you deserve.Bella shares some incredible wisdom with us as she talks about the many gifts that have come on the other side of betrayal. One of the most precious to her has been blazing a trail for her children and showing them, through her own actions, what being brave and a healthy life really looks like.And she found love again.As it turns out - there is love after betrayal. There are good men out there. There are a lot of "green flags," too. And you know what? Happiness looks great on her."I didn't get to choose my trauma. I didn't get to choose the circumstances around my birth. But I got to choose my healing."~ Bellaxoxo, Jenni----------------------------------------------Connect with Jenni:Do You Have Betrayal Trauma From a Romantic Relationship? Take the quiz that meets you where you are so you can get the support you need right now.Are you ready to embrace your right to big love, great sex, and a pleasure full life? Join the private community of sisterhood with Jenni's Facebook group A Pleasure Full Life.Looking for sisterhood and support to help you heal from betrayal trauma? Join the private Facebook group Beauty After Betrayal.Want to feel like a queen for a day? Sign up for a VIP Day - a day designed just for you in a luscious locale of your choice. Reply to this email to learn more!Follow Jenni on Instagram and Facebook.
On today's show: Family moved to Kelowna hospital Royal Inland pediatrics ward closes NYC expected to hit ‘High' COVID alert level David Milgaard, wrongfully imprisoned for 23 years, dies at 69 BC woman finds piano on Craigslist years after it disappears See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Are you fascinated by the success stories of other entrepreneurs? Today, learn from Dave Menz, the Laundromat Millionaire, Dave Menz's inspirational story, learn the secrets of his success, and find out how you can overcome your own obstacles while building wealth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trhxZsJ0cdc Tune in now! Table of contentsLearning the Laundromat RopesCraigslist BusinessThe Beginning of the Laundromat MillionaireOn Rejection and PerseveranceBuying the Next LaundromatDelayed GratificationServing a CommunityRaising the Bar for All BusinessesA Better Family FutureGet The Laundromat MillionaireAbout Dave Menz, Laundromat MillionaireBook A Strategy Call Learning the Laundromat Ropes When you're running a business, there's textbook knowledge and boots-on-the-ground knowledge. Dave Menz is the kind of entrepreneur with real boots on the ground experience running a successful business. [3:11] “I grew up really poor as a young kid, in Flint, Michigan. And I was never very good at school, and I didn't see a traditional corporate path for me. It just wasn't in my DNA… I didn't know anyone that was an entrepreneur or a business owner. But I was always just, from afar, admiring people that were without knowing them.” [3:40] “I don't like limitations, I don't like people or organizations or things telling me that I can't accomplish x. I like to believe that if I spend enough time and gain the knowledge, and have the right mentors, and the right opportunities—good ol' fashioned grit plays a part in that, for sure—that I can accomplish almost anything that I want to. Or at least I'm going to die trying.” This mindset, Dave shares, is what he thinks called him to entrepreneurship. While he didn't start his path as a business owner right away, he always had a keen interest in how businesses were operated. This prepared him for one day taking over his own. When Dave knew he was ready to own his own business, he and his wife began saving and spent 3 or 4 years preparing for what would be their first laundromat. Craigslist Business Dave actually found his first laundromat on Craigslist, after time spent researching the kind of business he wanted to own. [11:45] “I just started down the path of due diligence with every business that I found on Craigslist or anywhere else. And every time… I came to a point where there was either a red flag or multiple red flags, that just said ‘this isn't for you.'” Dave views himself as being somewhere in the middle of analysis paralysis and reckless—he's a great, detail-oriented researcher, but he doesn't get too hung up on choices. He can recognize when it's time to move on from an idea. With the laundromat, there were no red flags he could find, so he just went for the deal. The Beginning of the Laundromat Millionaire When Dave bought the laundromat for $85,000, it was losing money. But he also saw an opportunity in the business, and he knew he could do something great with it. All the nearby laundromats were in similar or worse condition. [13:57] “I thought, well, I don't know a lot about business, but I do understand the laws of supply and demand. And I know my community. I've lived here for a long time. It's a thriving, growing suburb in Cincinnati. It doesn't appear that any of these laundromats are serving this community well, and so if I fix it up and make it a nice place, seems to me like it should grow and should become profitable.” Over the 4 years Dave and his wife had saved, they had $35,000. They used $20,000 as a down payment. However, they had trouble getting a bank to back them. In fact, they had 25 rejections. This prompted them to look for funding elsewhere, and they ended up getting an SBA loan through a local credit union. After about 11 months, the first laundromat began making 3-4,000 a month. On Rejection and Perseverance The rejections Dave faced are almost a story of their own—one of resilience.
Happy birthday to our patient patron Graeme! Gabe's COVID ordeal A magical mailbag! Gabe's recent shooting adventures: a daylong shoot with actor Brenton Thwaites, and Retta's pink party Jeff's been a-travelin', so let's talk about the travel-camera conundrum. His favorite is the Olympus XA4 Macro — what's yours? Visits to two great camera shops: Unique Photo in Philadelphia and B&H in New York In a stunning development, Gabe got a half-frame camera, a Canon Sure Shot Multi Tele — how does half a cookie taste? copy stands are insanely expensive, so after much searching Jeff found a Durst F30 on Craigslist — it's the enlarger he learned on, and now the world's cheapest copy stand We regret to inform you that Polaroid is at it again, with wildly overpriced Saint Laurent cameras and film — damn you!! Clare Marie Bailey gave Jeff a print of her exquisite photo “Memories of Summer” - print and hang your stuff, swap with other photographers, physical media is nice! Looking for an inexpensive way to shoot Nikon glass? Don't sleep on the Nikonos!
911 calls regarding the disappearance of Shannan Gilbert and the relationship to the case involving the Long Island Serial Killer are discussed. Police press release regarding the case including audio transcript of some of the calls. https://youtu.be/aUCEqmDD0GACome join me and other podcasts at Cedar Glade Brews in Murfreesboro TN Tuesday the 17th of May for a live show talking about our podcasts!https://www.facebook.com/events/441639467730717NEW MERCH STORE!!!Teespring.com/MC911Repod:https://joinrepod.com/musiccity911Check our our social media pages and groupshttps://www.facebook.com/musiccity911podhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/2948819398513001/https://twitter.com/MusicCity911https://www.instagram.com/musiccity911/https://www.patreon.com/join/MusicCity911Dhaka by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3646-dhakaLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
You Tried Dat?? has a wild collection of snacks this week: Dulzura Coconut and Guava Bars, Tropic Max Plantain Croutons, and Peanut Patch Original Boiled Peanuts. That's right, boiled peanuts. They also discuss root beer pairings and alternate endings for Sleepless in Seattle before returning to Craigslist to look at some more Missed Connections. Follow us on Instagram to see pictures of the snacks @youtrieddat.
Would you be nervous about meeting someone if you'd already had sex with the person, yet you'd never actually seen them? After boffing someone at a pitch dark sex party, Dixie De La Tour gets a call from this mystery man, asking her for a date - and it makes her so nervous. Is she expected to have sex with him, since it's already happened? And what if her date doesn't like how she looks, since they haven't actually laid eyes on each other? Big Thanks to the Risk! Podcast for inviting Dix to perform this story on their first livestream at the start of the Pandemic, and to Jefferson Bergey for this week's original Birthday song. Remember: ‘You stop Reading, I stop Eating'! #HappyBirthday #RepentYourSins #Insecure #MatzohBallSoup Song: ‘Jack in the Box' (Jefferson Bergey) About the Storyteller: Dixie De La Tour is a storytelling coach, sexual folklorist, professional storyteller, podcaster, teacher, impresario, community builder and most of all, a facilitator of new experiences. She is also the Founder, Curator & Host of the Award-winning storytelling series, Bawdy Storytelling (“The Moth for Pervs” - LA Weekly, “The Original Sex and Storytelling series” - Playgirl) that's been lauded for its transformational, relatable, empowering performances. Dixie has been a featured storyteller for the National Storytelling Conference, and in addition to story and public speaking coaching for her own Bawdy series, she coaches for events such as TEDx, Women in Technology, and regularly offers ‘How to Be Fascinating: Dixie's Secret System for Brilliant Storytelling' (her unique personal and professional storytelling system). Ultimately, this story-loving southerner is passionate about storytelling's ability to keep people safe, reduce social anxiety and connect us with strangers. Dixie has also been Sainted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (“Saint Kiss & Make You Tell”) for her work to reduce stigma and eliminate shame, and in her free time, she enjoys being a Muppet. Discover more about Dixie De La Tour and Bawdy Storytelling at Facebook.com/BawdyStorytelling, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/bawdystorytelling/ on Twitter at @Bawdy and always at www.BawdyStorytelling.com Remember, Stories help you find your people! People have been asking if they can gift me something for this birthday… other than joining our Patreon, you can support me and Bawdy thru these apps: Venmo: https://venmo.com/u/bawdystorytelling Paypal: https://paypal.me/bawdystorytelling CashApp: Cash.app/$DixieDeLaTour Buy Me a Coffee: http://buymeacoff.ee/bawdy Thank you for asking, for your generosity, & for loving me & Bawdy! Episode links: LIVE SHOW: We're bringing out Bawdy's infamous games for our next live show in San Francisco! Come play OKPervert, Sniff Test and of course, Bang-O - and listen to incredible true stories from Leland Carina, Best of Bawdy's Matt Beld, Bonobo Community's William Winters and more! Our theme for this month is ‘Cravings' and it's happening on Saturday, May 21 at the Verdi Club. Get tickets to the May 21st show now at https://bit.ly/BawdyCravings My Storytelling Workshop is almost sold out! Why are Bawdy's Stories different? Because I have a System! The next 'How to Be Fascinating: Dixie's Secret System for Brilliant Storytelling' workshop starts on Tuesday, July 12th (the last few got rave reviews from the attendees, and even got 1 student their dream job - at double their previous salary!). I've added weekly office hours, custom story coaching & Q&A, and a final storytelling performance for you and your friends. Remember, this class is a prerequisite for my upcoming Sex and Story and Advanced Storytelling workshops coming out later this year - and Early Bird Pricing ends next week! Register at https://bit.ly/HowToBeFascinatingT Uberlube: Uberlube is a luxurious, high-grade silicone lubricant made from clean, body-friendly ingredients; it's just silicone with a little Vitamin E. Uberlube is Dixie's favorite lube, and they're offering Bawdy Storytelling listeners a special offer – 10% off and free shipping when you use my code “Dixie” at UberLube.com. That's 10% off and free shipping! Patreon: Our Patreon community is how Bawdy is still here after years away from our beloved live shows, and it's because of people like you who support this important work that we do. Plus you get exclusive rewards when you Join! Please become a member of our Patreon family now at https://www.patreon.com/Bawdy (and Thank You!) May is Share-a-Story month: Wanna send me a story, in written form or in your own voice? Send your written words or voice memo recording to BawdyStorytelling@gmail.com and I might just put you on the podcast! Bawdy is about real people and their experiences, I can't wait to hear yours. Private Coaching: Storytelling for Self-Discovery can help you find, create and polish your own stories (this is my one-on-one private coaching option, and my last client said ‘OMG, you just saved me 2 years of therapy, Dixie!' Why? Because together, we do the work and find what that story is really about for you) Do you want learn to tell a compelling, relatable personal true story? I can help you dig deep, gain understanding and communicate with clarity. Writing a memoir, creating a podcast, or want to learn brand storytelling for your business or another story-related endeavor? Email me at BawdyStorytelling@gmail.com and let's make a plan. 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Send your friends and lovers a custom ‘Cameo' video from Dixie (with or without applause tiddies), it's a great way to send love from far away to a Bawdy fan… For just $69, you and I can have a short zoom call, you can tell me all about the recipient, and I'll make a custom video from you for their special day. Find out more by emailing dixie@BawdyStorytelling.com #CustomVideo #Gift Check out our Bawdy Storytelling Fiends and Fans group on Facebook - it's a place to discuss the podcast's stories with the storytellers, share thoughts with your fellow listeners, & help Dixie make the podcast even better. Just answer 3 simple questions and you're IN! https://www.facebook.com/groups/360169851578316/ Thank you to the Team that makes this podcast possible! 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Do you know that you can earn extra income from your extra space? STOW IT CEO Carmelo Mannino joins us to discuss how you can monetize your vacant real estate. He and his team provide parking solutions for people who are looking for an affordable and convenient way to store their vehicles while also giving passive income opportunities to hosts. There's a huge potential in this market, and, as they continue to grow the business, Carmelo anticipates being able to expand to other markets across the United States. Tune in if you're curious about vehicle storage! [00:01 - 02:28] From Renting Out Backyards to Building a Business Carmelo shares how it started from a personal problem Realizing the big demand for vehicle storage [02:29 - 11:49] Venturing into Vehicle Storage How they have scaled so far The challenge of getting both the renters and the hosts onboard Finding properties and building demand Carmelo on the greatest opportunity right now in the market What you need to have before start renting out your space People are always buying vehicles so there is always a demand The sales side of vehicle storage Being a resource and support to hosts Reaching out to the informal market How the company makes their money Their plan to expand 10x in the next two years Funding through angel investors and people who use and are satisfied with their product [13:57 - 16:26] Self-storage Has A Supply Problem Taking a huge advantage of the demand Not owning real estate but earning through connecting renters and hosts Striving to become the largest provider in the industry [16:27 - 18:12] Closing Segment Reach out to Carmelo! Links Below Final Words Tweetable Quotes “You got to think of these as like a business-to-business relationship. Even though it's one person and one truck, it's a bit different than storing your RV. That's their livelihood.” - Carmelo Mannino We like to say we handle all the headaches for our property owners, you know. If you're going to buy a piece of land, all you have to do is move them in and assign them their spot. - Carmelo Mannino “Self-storage has a supply problem, especially when it comes to vehicles. And we have this huge advantage in that we don't have to purchase and develop real estate to gain supply in a city.” - Carmelo Mannino ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Connect with Carmelo! Head over to the STOW IT website if you're interested in becoming a renter or a host! Email Carmelo directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on LinkedIn! Connect with me: I love helping others place money outside of traditional investments that both diversify a strategy and provide solid predictable returns. Facebook LinkedIn Like, subscribe, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or whatever platform you listen on. Thank you for tuning in! Email me → email@example.com Want to read the full show notes of the episode? Check it out below: Carmelo Mannino 00:00 We want to become the largest provider of vehicle storage in the country. And with that comes the most robust set of data of anyone that we'll have in the country when it comes to supply and demand discrepancies and vehicle storage. So we believe there's absolutely an opportunity whether it's us or an outside investment group or some of our current investors that are self-storage owners and operators have expressed interest. You know, they want this data to know where should I buy my next yard? Intro 00:24 Welcome to the How to Scale Commercial Real Estate Show. Whether you are an active or passive investor, we'll teach you how to scale your real estate investing business into something big. Sam Wilson 00:33 Carmelo Mannino is the CEO and co-founder of STOW IT. STOW IT is a marketplace for vehicle storage. Carmelo's background is in digital marketing and consumer-facing applications. And he started STOW IT with two brothers in 2017. And they are growing rapidly. Carmelo, welcome to the show. Carmelo Mannino 00:53 Thanks for having me, Sam. Great to be here. Sam Wilson 00:54 Hey, man, the pleasure is mine. Three questions I ask every guest who comes on the show: in 90 seconds or less, where did you start? Where are you now? And how did you get there? Carmelo Mannino 01:01 Yep, we started by accident, personal problem finding self-storage. We started renting out basements, turned out to be a terrible idea. And then we pivoted to garages. So right now where we're at is stone is an online marketplace where we help individuals with barns, garages, land, driveways, anything that can store an item on wheels, that's RVs semis, cars, trucks. It's got wheels, we've probably stored it, where we're at right now is obviously a marketplace for vehicle storage and looking to expand. We've built a great business in Denver and starting to go beyond so the next few years is us expanding to more cities around the country with this kind of turnkey business model we've created. Sam Wilson 01:41 Interesting. So what caused you to think of this business? Carmelo Mannino 01:45 So one of the founders was moving, and it was two brothers, myself and Dylan and Devin Eldridge and Devin was moving in his house closed three days before his new house opened, and he had to pay $400 for three days of self-storage, and he thought there's got to be a better way. So he started opening up his basement to buddies and friends that he knew needed self-storage, and then that ended up with us opening up our backyards, and driveways, to vehicles. And from that, we found that self-storage was hard to do. It was, if you can imagine a buddy moves in, you're gonna help them, you're not going to make a lot of money. And it's only gonna be for short term. Whereas with a vehicle, an RV, it's much longer term, it's a higher dollar value, and it's less hassle for property owners. Sam Wilson 02:28 What, so you guys have built a platform, you're the Uber of storage. That is really interesting. And you guys have built this out in Denver? Carmelo Mannino 02:37 We've built it out in Denver and a bit beyond, too. We touch a few niches like long-term airport parking, semi storage, where we have a national reach with both of those. That includes 40 locations around the country most of your major metros and cities. Whereas in Denver, we focus a lot on what we call our peer-to-peer model. So that's individuals like yourself or myself renting out garages, driveways, barns, farmland. That's one of our big ones. You know, we're really a suburban business. People in the city that have the extra cars or have the RV, we help them go to find the spot in the suburbs to store their RV. Sam Wilson 03:12 Right. No, I think that's absolutely brilliant. What has been some of your challenges, getting this scaled or even getting people to know about it? Carmelo Mannino 03:21 We're really building two businesses at once, because we've got to get the property owners on board and establish trust with that community. And then we've got to get the renters on board as well. And, you know, we've built great technology, we've custom build everything ourselves to be a really good matchmaker in terms of finding what you need. While we're always looking for more on both sides, more properties, and more renters. You know, if you live, let's say you live in Memphis, you don't want to go 45 minutes to store your RV, you want something pretty close to you. So we're always looking for more property. So really, the challenge is just growing both sides of the market. It's really a chicken and egg problem. And we encounter that every time we go into a new market. So for example, we're expanding to Atlanta right now. And we've got some property owners and now we've got to build up the demand. And then once we fill those left to build up more property owners and more demand, eventually we get to a spot like where we're at in Denver, where it kind of becomes a flywheel and starts running itself a little bit where you know, we've got great SEO, we've got enough property owners to where we almost always have vacancies and we've got enough renters that are repeat renters looking to always rent with us in the Denver area. Sam Wilson 04:29 But what's the greatest opportunity that you see because I'm certain that as you touch all of these different things from you know, regular just vehicle storage or boat storage or RV storage to you know, industrial to shipping, I mean, you see you're touching all of it. What's the greatest opportunity right now in the commercial sector? Carmelo Mannino 04:50 Right now, it's the semi storage. It's the 75-foot truck and trailer you know, they go by big rig, tractor-trailer semi-truck trailer That's a huge missing piece in terms of the supply. There's just not enough supply for these guys, there's 1.5 million drivers on the road and any given night, 500,000 places for them to park. And that's why you see them on the side of highways, whenever you travel there, all the rest stops on all the highways, because there just isn't... The inventory wasn't built, you have these national large REITs that want to provide the highest return on investment, and kudos to them. And that's what they should be doing. But they're going to build five by fives and five by 10s. They're not building 75 by 15, which is what a semi-truck and trailer needs. So that's a huge opportunity. Right now we're working with multiple funds right now that are looking to get involved in the semi storage industry. Sam Wilson 05:42 Yeah, that sounds I mean, easily adaptable in the sense that you by I mean, correct me here because I don't own any of this, obviously have a background at one point in the parking business. But I mean, you've got a fence, you've got a yard, security cameras, and then marked off spaces, controlled access, is there anything I'm missing there? Carmelo Mannino 06:01 May be a person to move them in every once in a while. But once they do that they're fantastic renters, what it is is called over the road drivers. And these are individuals where 90% of this industry is I own one truck and one trailer. And that's how they make their livelihood. So once you move them in, you know, what we find is they're on a shift, they're on a schedule. So they'll be there Thursday through Saturday, and then they'll be on the road Sunday through Wednesday. And it's a very consistent month after month. But you're right, it's a really low development costs, especially if you can buy heavy industrial or even some cities and counties light industrial allow it as well. If you can find that land, if you can put down the gravel put up an automated fence some security cameras mark the spots, you know, you're in business. Sam Wilson 06:45 That is really, really interesting. You know, I mean, at this day and age, like a lot of truckers are now becoming accredited investors. That's the thing, as well as that you have people that are making really good money driving a truck right now, and that are able to obviously pay good rent, what happens in economic downturn? How does this business get affected? Carmelo Mannino 07:07 As we saw in COVID, actually, you know, when we hit a little bit of a downturn there, actually more people went to the trucking industry, they were able to hire some drivers. But you know, 90% of things that we own is on a semi-truck at any given point in time. So even if that number goes down, there's still a huge shortage. If consumerism slows down by a bit, there's still a shortage of semi-drivers. There's a drastic need right now for more drivers. So I don't think that industry slows down at all. I think what we've also seen a huge invest a huge opportunity on the not-so-commercial side, is you look at companies like Winnebago and Mastercraft boats, they've got billions and billions of dollars of backlogged inventory. You know, you can't buy a brand new RV until 2024. Right now, if you're getting it custom built. So what we've seen is an economic downturn, people are still buying these toys, you know, they're not buying so much stuff, they're buying bigger items. And that's these vehicles, the semi drivers, so that's their career. And that's their job. So, you know, if anything, they're going to try and expand and try and grow. You got to think of these as like a business-to-business relationship. Even though it's one person and one truck, it's a bit different than storing your RV. That's their livelihood. Sam Wilson 08:18 When you guys go to a new city, in this case, it's Atlanta for you, right? How do you even approach penetrating that market? Carmelo Mannino 08:25 It's a lot of sales. My theory on business is almost everything is sales. You're always selling. But, you know, we've got to get the property owners first and foremost, and that's how we think about it. We've got to have the inventory there to where when we attract the demand, they've got multiple options to store. You know, the big advantage of STOW IT in our marketplace over traditional storage is that we can offer the customers a wider variety of spaces. If you want a one-car private garage, we want to have that? If you want to share five spots in a bar and we want to have that. Traditional storage, we work with the traditional industry as well. We don't run from them, we try to integrate them onto our platform. So the first part we think about is let's get supply. In our market we call supply and demand for us our renters and hosts. We want to get our property owners there, start forming relationships with them. And then we worry about finding the demand and filling those spots. Sam Wilson 09:17 Tell me that process. There's got to be a sales process or you know, how do you guys attract both sets? I guess both of them are customers. So how do you attract them? Carmelo Mannino 09:26 Yeah, a lot of inbound marketing, well on our property owner side, you know. We write a lot about how do you safely rent out your garage or barn. We've got contracts you can find us stowit.com We've got a how should you price your space as stowit.com You know, a lot of great helpful tools. Most of the individuals we work with, we're not using their land or their barn in their garage for storage before us. So they're entering a new, really new business right so new income for them and a lot of our hosts pay their mortgage every month with us. So it can be serious income, and they need a company there to help them so we want to be a resource first and foremost, for our property owners providing great support. But it is reaching out to a lot of these what we call it the informal market. You know, Craigslist has a parking and storage section, Facebook marketplace, we will call warehouses that we know have, you know, additional storage, it can make additional revenue. But once you try it and you start making additional revenue, you realize it's not a lot of effort, it's very low risk. And the more energy you can get, the more income you can make. So you're just limited by the size of your property. So yeah, lots of sales calls to kind of kickstart a market, eventually, you start getting more referrals in a market, people start researching, seeing you on Google. And then for the demand side, we do we use virtual assistants that post on Craigslist, that post on Facebook on a daily basis. We use Google ads, we use SEO, we write blogs, we handle all the marketing. We like to say we handle all the headache for our property owners, you know. Iff you're going to buy a piece of land, all you have to do is move them in and assign them their spot. So you know, if you've got marked spots, you don't even have to be there. But you don't you know, if you've got a day job, you don't want to hassle with the marketing, the payment collections, the evictions. These are all things that STOW IT handles for you. So they're just on autopilot in the background. Sam Wilson 11:11 What is the take for you guys? Is it on a per, you just have a flat, Hey, this is what we always charge? Or is it on a per deal basis? How does that work? Carmelo Mannino 11:21 More of a flat, consistent rate. So whatever your list price is, so if you list a garage for $100, we're going to take 10% per month from you. And we're going to upcharge the renter about 10%. So each side of the platform pays a fee to us so that, you know we're not just raking our property owners over the coals taken 25-30% from them each month, we're taking 10% and then we're up charging the renter on that same side as well. Sam Wilson 11:45 Got it. Yeah, that makes sense. You guys have to make money along the way. What's the projection for you guys? What's the next step in your business? Carmelo Mannino 11:52 Yeah, we want to 10x within the next two years. So we're in a pretty critical stage right now where we've built a very turnkey business model in the Colorado area. We've got some niches in our business that are beyond Colorado that we've proven out, we want to take our peer model that we've built to a, you know, a million plus dollar business in Colorado, and build it out to 15 more markets around the country over the next two years. We think that this works in about 40 markets around the country. And it's not your major, it's not LA, it's not Chicago, it's not New York, it's more of an Omaha business, as we say Nashville, you know, these areas where they get rural really quickly outside of a city center, and they're growing markets. That's where our business will thrive. And that's where we want to expand it to. Sam Wilson 12:35 Got it, man, that's absolutely awesome. I love the idea how have you guys funded 2017 until now. It's five years of, you know, blood, sweat and tears into building a platform that's just now about to take off. Have you done that? Carmelo Mannino 12:49 You know, initially, we did have other part-time jobs. And we're doing some contracting work and other things, all of our backgrounds in technology and consulting or, you know, mine was in mobile app consulting, my development, my co-founder was in development, consulting. Angels have been a huge part of our business and where we've gotten the money has really been a testament to the product we built, because 80% of our funding has come from users of our product. So these are individuals like yourself that are somehow involved in real estate typically, but not in self-storage. And they might have a barn or garage they start using STOW IT, they start making money. And they say, Hey, you know, this is not exactly my wheelhouse. But I understand real estate, I understand what you're doing. I want to invest in STOW IT. We take a guy like, I won't give his last name, his name is Mark, and he's in Castle Rock. He's been a real estate developer for 30 years. And he has a huge barn. Well, he makes about $2,500 a month with us. So he's just rolled a year back into STOW IT, did to $25,000 investment because he said hey, I'm gonna make $30,000 with you all that I would not have made otherwise. Sam Wilson 13:51 Right. That's absolutely awesome. And you guys are gonna, if you can talk about this or not. And if you can't, you can cut it. But you guys are in the middle of a funding round for your next kind of iteration of the business. Is that right? Carmelo Mannino 14:02 We are. Yeah, this is going to be our true seed round. It's our first kind of large capital raise, you know, most of our funding to date has been, you know, Angels, smaller checks. Right now we're looking to raise 2.5 million at 7.5 million pre-money valuation. And that really funds us for the next 24 months. It gets us into those 15 markets. We believe it takes us from a $1.5-2 million business to around a $20 million business. So we think it can provide a great return. Like I said, it's a pretty easy, simple business to understand. Right? The hard part is getting the hosts and getting the renters but the demand is out there. Self-storage has a supply problem, especially when it comes to vehicles. And we have this huge advantage in that we don't have to purchase and develop real estate to gain supply in a city. Sam Wilson 14:48 Right? I mean, again, going back to the Uber of storage, that's your value play, is that you don't have to build all of it. You just need to connect the two parties and then facilitate the transaction. Carmelo Mannino 14:59 Exactly. Yeah, we don't own any real estate, but we make almost 20% on all the real estate we work with. Sam Wilson 15:06 Right. Which is fantastic. I love the model. What are you guys doing? Because I'm certain that as you get further and further into this business, people are gonna start coming to you with assets to sell. They're gonna start coming to you with stuff that said, hey, you know, anybody that wants this? What are you guys doing with those, with that data right now? Carmelo Mannino 15:23 Right now, we believe that could be a phase two of our business. We want to become the largest provider of vehicle storage in the country. And with that comes the most robust set of data of anyone that we'll have in the country when it comes to supply and demand discrepancies in vehicle storage. So we believe there's absolutely an opportunity, whether it's us, or an outside investment group, or some of our current investors that are self-storage owners and operators have expressed interest, you know, they want this data to know where should I buy my next yard. You know, we look at a market like Minneapolis, and it's a pretty frugal market when it comes to vehicle storage, semi storage, it's one of the most expensive markets in the country. And that's data that a traditional storage company would not be able to get because they are not involved in that aspect of storage. So examples like that are really big, we believe that there is an opportunity out there to buy and own part of our own yards, build a more robust management software. And really, we still want to help individuals. But we see an opportunity out there especially in the commercial industry for us to eventually get involved in yards. Sam Wilson 16:25 Right Man, I love it. Carmelo, congrats to you guys, and the product you've built so far, best of luck to you in the next phase of your business and journey. And I think it's really intriguing, just like you talked about how you get to connect all the different pieces. And maybe someday you'll have more of an active part on the acquisition or, you know, partnering side of the physical real estate. But in this you know, what you guys doing right now you don't have to own it, and you still get to look at the profit along the way. So that's pretty cool. I think it's also pretty cool just to hear what you guys see happening on the real estate side of things. So loads of fun. Thanks for coming on today. If our listeners want to get in touch with you or learn more about you, what is the best way to do that? Carmelo Mannino 17:01 Yeah, I am easy to contact my direct email is Carmelo, C-A-R-M-E-L-O, @stowit.com. You can email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those are two great ways. You can sign up whether you're looking to rent a spot if you've got an RV and you're listening and you need space. Hopefully, we've got it in the city you're looking for. Or if you're a property owner, we're always looking for more property owners around the country. We work with large firms, we work with everybody from what we call grandma with a one-car garage to companies doing billions of dollars in the parking industry. So anywhere in between that we can work with you if you have real estate so we're always looking for more opportunities and ways to expand. So email me at email@example.com We get the conversation started. Sam Wilson 17:43 Awesome. Carmelo, thank you so much. Have a great day. Carmelo Mannino 17:45 All right. Thanks, Sam. Sam Wilson 17:46 Hey, thanks for listening to the How to Scale Commercial Real Estate Podcast. If you can do me a favor and subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, whatever platform it is you use to listen, if you can do that for us, that would be a fantastic help to the show. It helps us both attract new listeners as well as rank higher on those directories so appreciate you listening. Thanks so much and hope to catch you on the next episode.
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In this episode, we are joined by Matt Crawford and Alex Fischer, two Roofstock Certified Agents, to discuss the Greenville and Spartanburg South Carolina markets. We cover the different asset classes, neighborhoods, demographics, price points and return metrics, short term rentals, geographic considerations and much more. If you want to learn more about investing in South Carolina, Matt and Alex have the goods. Contact Matt and Alex at: email@example.com --- Transcript Before we jump into the episode, here's a quick disclaimer about our content. The remote real estate investor podcast is for informational purposes only, and is not intended as investment advice. The views, opinions and strategies of both the hosts and the guests are their own and should not be considered as guidance from Roofstock. Make sure to always run your own numbers, make your own independent decisions and seek investment advice from licensed professionals. What's going on everyone? Welcome to another episode of the remote real estate investor. I'm Michael album and today I'm joined by Matt and Alex, two of our agents as part of Roofstock Certified agent network down in South Carolina. And they're going to be talking to us today about the Greenville and Spartanburg markets and everything we as investors need to know about it. So let's get into it. Matt Crawford, Alex Fisher, how are you guys? Man? We're doing great Michael here. Thank you guys so much for having us. Good to be here. I guess. Yeah, our pleasure. So I know you because I work with you guys regularly as part of our certified agent network with Roofstock. But for anyone who might not be familiar with who you are, give us a quick rundown who you are. Where do you live? What what markets do you operate in? And what is it that you're all doing in real estate? Absolutely. So for everybody out there, you know, welcome to the Roofstock remote podcast as you guys know, Michael, he's a champion of the people he's the one in the van rockin. But for us, you know me now it's we're the greatest broker Team roofstock has ever seen. That lightly, but I do mean it. I think we're very passionate about we, that what we do, how we present the products to you guys, as consumers. And as the educational base, you know, we're very thankful for the opportunity. So we represent a couple of markets here in South Carolina. It's where Alex and I are born raised. Alex, you want to add two cents on top of that, sir? Yeah, I mean, obviously, our hometown is Columbia, really anywhere in South Carolina. That's where we have most of our experience. And you know, we love doing nothing more than trying to get out here and make some people some money and find some good deals. So our obviously our go to is going to be South Carolina areas. Love it. And why did you guys partner up? And how did you two meet? That's such a long story. But it's been we've been kicking it for, like 12 years. And and you know, and we're both we're both 32. So I mean, we were we were young lads and our ladies at the time were like best friends. And you know, Alex's wife was always talking to my girl about meeting Alex and I thought he was strange because he was like, a financially adept teenager, like Alex had his first house and like nine years older, or like, 19, whatever. Don't none of those. And meet Alex just kept kicking it in. You know, Alex was working at one of the top four consultancy firms. PwC. And I was out in Denver, sort of so notes and Alex, you know, hats off to him. He'd call me like, every week, checking up on me, and it's like, Matt, you know, we got to get new real estate, we have the potential. He really convinced me to move back to South Carolina. And fast forward five years. We have our own companies now. Love it. All right, you too. Well, let's talk about Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina. It's a market that I'm not very familiar with. And so we're going to, you know, talk to me, like I'm five years old walked me through. Why is are these markets? Interesting? Why should people be interested in investing in rental properties in these two markets? Yeah, so I guess the main differences between, you know, the Upstate and Columbia is property values are a little bit higher. You know, Greenville is an incredibly cool city, especially compared to Columbia. So it's, it's pretty big, and it's owned, but there's a lot around Greenville, which would, you know, be the mountains, you know, it's convenient to the beach, which is maybe about two and a half, three hours away. But also, you've got the North Carolina, you've obviously got, you know, Clemson around the area. There's a lot of opportunities in regards to Reynolds because there are a lot of colleges around there. But you know, our biggest thing is pushing the appreciation, you're going to see that the rents are not keeping up as much with the property values are at least as quickly. But the good news is they are good opportunities for long term holds because of the appreciation and from what we've been seeing the appreciation there in the upstate in general is just much stronger than it is in Colombia, that the good thing about Colombia is the opportunity for rents because the rents are keeping up with the property values, but I think we're going to see a lot of that stuff slowly. You know, I guess level off a little Bit just based on how the market is kind of moving now. So then the rents will eventually kind of just end up evening out with what the appreciation is actually doing. And Matt, who are some of the big employers, I know, Alex, you mentioned, Clemson and a lot of colleges around there, but are other than college students and college faculty. What are people moving to the area for for your typical jobs? I mean, are there big employers there? Yeah, you know, I think Michael, you know, putting you in the frame of mind of like a new investor coming into South Carolina, and for all the investor, and whether you're 18 years old, looking for your first rental or a seasoned investor with 100 properties, I always like to sort of start at the origin story of the market. And Greenville upstate in general, is like the textile industry of the US. I mean, you got to look historically, in South Carolina and the South, you know, this is where a large majority of the cotton of the Indigo dies of anything the derivative of the textile industry, really was created. And that really set its roots into Greenville and to Spartanburg itself. So Greenville still has a ton of products from that era, which include huge textile mills. What that means from an investor's standpoint, is that you had all this workforce housing, you know, even my mom was from easily, which is about 25 minutes from downtown Greenville. They grew up on the Mill Hill. And so as you can imagine, it's perfect substance for the gentrification to happen, you know, and it's not 20 years ago, where we could buy a house for 75,000. And now it's worth 500. But you can still follow that development curve does molding out of Greenville into areas like easily fantastic market to look into. The biggest one, I think the all star of this podcast for everyone listening is going to be Travelers Rest. And I think Alex knows a lot about this as well. Because Greenville on the Clemson grab, right, Clemson, Clemson Tigers, you know, we're about 30 minutes past Greenville. And so I got to see this beautiful development happened in Greenville, which is just created a pretty high saturated market. So now for any investors and yourself, Michael, you know, I think pushing to the satellite markets that are still quite contingent to Greenville population and economic drivers makes the most sense. So that's really were trout interest is becoming an all stock market, low property purchase prices, you know, you're talking three twos 175,000 or less, the really good median rents, almost to the 1% rule. I don't think it's as sexy as here in Colombia. It is just because Greenville has already seen so much more maturation than here in the middle the state says Greenville, so biggest thing on Greenville. Here we go Pierre's driving in and if we drive in, travelers risks going to be you're looking at o'clock at 11 o'clock to us. So guys, if you're out there, you're wanting to see properties. I can guarantee if you Zillow, Greenville, you're gonna see stuff for like 300,000 400,000 that rinse 2500 or so now you go up to Travelers Rest, those economic numbers are totally going to flip flop. So please feel free to look at these kinds of products is the same MLS as Greenville. So Alex and I will be publishing properties. And then if we come back to the center of the city in Greenville, and look at nine o'clock on the clock hands, you're going to look at easily so it's directly to the left of Greenville. Sort of right in the left there to the screen. Thanks, Pierre. Also a great case study for what's happening in this market. As a lot of the renters, the investors and the development dollars are starting to bleed out of Greenville, which is sort of the cool analogy as Greenville really had its foothold in the indigo dye business. So if you can imagine this indigo dye starting to come out of this central geo easily is fantastic. You can still find great inventory. But even as Alex and I thought, Hey man, let's open up the upstate with roof stock ease these going to be just fish in a barrel. It's not the case. You know, it's still very, very saturated with investment and institutional dollars, which puts Traveler's Rest as my number one submarket You heard it here first, ladies and gentlemen. I love it, Matt. And to give people kind of a frame of reference, what was the general population of Greenberg? MSA? Yeah, I think it's almost like 500,000 Okay, so it's pretty massive city. definitely bigger than I think it's like the fifth or sixth largest city in South Carolina. I definitely Being a local think it's like, probably number two of like, most sought after livable millennial culture cities. I think it goes Charleston and probably Greenville. And you know, guys, if you're looking for Airbnbs, totally different ballgame, we're talking totally different set of data here. But the short term rental market in Greenville is off the charts. And I think that is, yeah, definitely is perfectly perfectly tied to the nightlife and the culture that Greenville has done. And even just to dig a little deeper here, you know, 25 years ago, there really wasn't a main street or a main vein in Greenville, in fact, what they call false Park, which is a main park, and mainstream Greenville was beautiful, natural waterfall, it was actually covered by an overpass right here appears on a false park on the reading. So the Reedy River cuts to the city, this used to be covered up. And now in the last 10 to 15 years, they've probably dumped 100 million or more into this gorgeous walkable facility that has these natural features are just a beautiful suspension bridge. And that is has created this really nice culture that is in Greenville. And I think that's why the short term rental market really works if you're looking for higher property purchase prices, but I think your Airbnb models will be rock star here. That's really interesting that and so talk to me a little bit about property taxes, because I think that's something that's always on people's mind is one of the a big expense that can either make or break in investment. So how do those work in in South Carolina? Or maybe more specifically, in Greenville? Yeah, so typically what we do, and a lot of people don't realize this from the get go, but everybody's looking at Zillow, you can go to any house, and you can see what the roughly what the what the taxes would be. However, with Columbia, South Carolina, in general, the property taxes are different, you know, there's two different types of property taxes, you got an owner occupied and the non owner occupied and people don't realize the non owner occupied is obviously, you know, the, these big investors that come in, these are the taxes that these guys are gonna have to pay the small guys, whatever. So when you live in the house, and you look into Zillow, you're gonna see one number, but in reality, that number can essentially be doubled, when you start to consider that you're actually going to put a renter in place, which is a huge buzzkill for a lot of investors. But at the same time, once you kind of understand that is the case, now you can kind of work your numbers around you can kind of you'll you'll look in a different direction for the opportunity, I guess you could say. But typically, what we tell people is when it comes to taxes, the non unoccupied rate is going to be roughly and again, this is just a rule of thumb, this is not exact, is about two and a half percent of the purchase price that will give you a good gauge on, you know what your monthly cash flow would be. And as you can imagine, you know, what I would say is, you know, the owner occupied tax rate is probably around one to, you know, one and a half percent. So as you can imagine, you do the math, it's almost double what the the owner occupied rate is, which is very unfortunate. And that's probably been our biggest hurdle for the South Carolina markets. But again, you know, it just allows us to kind of, you know, I guess stretch our fingers out and see what we can find in regards to more off market properties. Maybe some smaller homes, but it really does make it more difficult for investors to actually go out and find something just because it does, it does hurt the cash flow a good bit. Yeah, that makes total sense. And we talked a lot about Greenville. What about Spartanburg? What Should folks be aware of and where should they be looking out there? Okay, cool. Cool. Let's uh, so drive the car, probably about 45 minutes east. And now we're at Sparkle city baby, which is sort of just a local term slang for Spartanburg that I can give no context to. I have no idea why they call it sparkle city, but it makes for a fantastic nickname. Totally. So we're driving the sparkle city. Or we're laying it down and to me, and I think even to Alex's standpoint, I'm a bigger fan of Spartanburg than Greenville. Granted, you know, snagging the Airbnb downtown mainstream Greenville. Sounds awesome. I think if you're looking to build long term rental portfolios, maybe two or three a year you're wanting to be in Spartanburg. That's just because it's more like a It's not rural in the sense, but it's more workforce housing. I think Greenville, you're going to be playing with a lot of individuals that are potentially, you know, making 80 to 100 grand a year. Not necessarily looking for a true three two rental whereas in Spartanburg it's definitely labor force and I think you find that labor force In the biggest BMW plant in the southeast, so BMW Michelin all have one of their largest manufacturing plants, right outside of Spartanburg. I think all the x five series beamers in the world are made here in this BMW plant. Which is beautiful. Yeah. So like you drive by it as it's as gorgeous setup. So really, really cool. And I think that's driven, this workforce class of tenants that you would see, of course, there's 10 colleges in Spartanburg. And if you were to visit Greenville, you're like, oh, man, this place is poppin. Like, there's Michelin star restaurants. In a beautiful downtown, you go to Spartanburg, there's like, you know, mom and pops, Biscuit Company, you know. But what you want to see, and from an investor's perspective, which I think looks good, is right downtown, is this brand new five star hotel, super swanky, beautiful rooftop, you walk into it, and you're like, oh, there's money here. Something's happening. And so to me, that says that a lot of these development dollars that have been looking around different GEOS here in South Carolina, finally, have seen Oh, Spartanburg is a super viable market, I would say maybe it's like Greenville, 15 years ago. And talk quick numbers. Whereas if you were in Greenville, your three two is 250,000. Your three two here is going to be a buck 50. So I mean, we're talking about $100,000. And price changes now that is reflected in the rent rates. That three two in Greenville is definitely a 1550 1695 monthly rent products. That same three two here in Spartanburg, you know, you are going to be looking at like 900 to $1,200. And I think that's just positioned on the type of tenant that we're commonly seeing here. But inventory is easier, you're not going to have such a saturation of buyers unless bidding wars. So I'm big fan and pro tip, bing, bing, bing, for everybody out there listening, I think, I don't know if you're gonna make that a sound but I'll do my own AdWords. I think that you know, me and Alex like, you know, we're we're we have a large acquisition base for different companies. And we're last two years has been a gauntlet with interest rates at 2.3%. Back in January of 2021. As of this year, this month, I just checked really like 5.6. And what we're seeing when we're checking foreclosure lists, we're looking at so many different counties across about 30 Different in essays is things are doubling every single month as far as foreclosures, as far as the evictions that are actually being filed in process. So what that means for you guys, as investors in the audience of the podcast is you get your cash ready. I think the bidding wars are the are finally starting to water down. So whether it is green, or whether it is Spartanburg, you're gonna see a lot more inventory and I think you're gonna have a lot more purchasing power, especially if you're coming with some kind of liquid cash on the deal. Okay, good to know and what areas of Spartanburg really excites you. You know Spartanburg, if you made your number one call for Greenville, what's your number one call for Spartanburg easy shot right in the heart of Gaston. Gaffney is just a subset right out of Spartanburg, you know I think Spartanburg is old enough to where you can put a stake downtown, though a 30 mile radius around it, and go shopping. That's how I would look on Zillow. But Gaffney in particular, a sub market really great, right on. And if someone is coming into the South Carolina Market, just in general, or maybe these two markets specifically, what things should they be aware of? What's kind of common practice par for the course, like as an example out in California, we have termites, and so if you see a little bit of termite damage, that's not the end of the world, you can get it fixed, depending of course, about where it is and how pervasive it is. But what are some things that people should expect to see that might be red flags in their home market, that they shouldn't be too worried about? Let's see around here. One of the more common things that, you know, becomes concerning, I mean, it comes concerning to anybody, but it is pretty normal. It's just more foundational issues. You know, having cracks in the foundation, unfortunately, is normal. But you know, when and I don't know how it is in California, but I know the second somebody sees you know, foundation cracks and stuff like that. It's definitely it becomes something very worrying. But from our perspective, we're like, look, this is normal. You know, we there's plenty of companies don't get me wrong, there are expensive, but there are plenty of companies that can go and help remediate that. At However, even at that point, you know, it's pretty easy to gauge, especially on the inspection reports how severe it's going to be. As long as it's nothing that's like, overall, structurally is going to be concerning, then we don't see it being a big deal just because it is normal. But again, that's from our perspective, we've never seen anything major come up. And if we do, you know, we were able to read through the inspection report and say, you know, hey, maybe we should get one of these guys out here from you know, foundation companies go have a look. But outside of that, from our perspective, that's fairly normal on any house, you end up going under contract on. Yeah, totally agree with Alex there, we get all the crazy questions to Michael. A lot from this, this Cali investors are coming in even New York people. I'd say like, every time we have a California guy or girl, which we love, y'all, and we've even had a couple of really amazing people come meet me and Alex, here in South Carolina, from the properties that we've helped acquire. So shout out to all those guys, but they're always like, doing the hurricane insurance or like Ardea tornadoes, which is a regular thing to ask the Dow none of that, you know, soccer right, super chill, you know, especially Columbia. We're landlocked, you know, Charleston, definitely, you're gonna have hurricanes. But Greenville, it's good. I think on average is like five inches of snow, which is hit or miss. So very mild climate, and even sort of changing that question of as globally for South Carolina as an outdoor investor, what I would say to make it interesting is like, follow football. It was just about, you know, football, I think is really important to the nature of these different cities. So you know, Clemson University, if you're paying attention to that college, when they were rockin, it created this huge investment opportunity like massive, I cannot express how big the in real estate investment opportunity that was created offset football program. And it's the same thing with the Charlotte Panthers. They're building a brand new practice stadium and Rock Hill, investors are looking at these different data metrics. And even in Columbia, South Carolina with the University of South Carolina's football program is I would just pay attention to those sorts of fun monikers. And that's just another lens to look at an investing and what is important to that specific Geo. And those are just one of the very relatable things here in the South Carolina Market. Now, that makes total sense. I know one of our other coaches, Tom Schneider, he loves looking at sports teams, and where they're moving and where they're building stadiums, because that's a huge, huge indicator, like you mentioned about like the hotel, big money going into an area. That's great. That's great. I'm curious to know, from your guys's perspectives, what should buyers be aware of how can they be more competitive? And how can they work better with you all and your teams to be competitive and win offers? Well, so I'll actually say from my perspective, just to kind of give my quick little two cents, because we do see this daily. But our biggest thing is, you know, we've got a team of people that are behind, you know, the whole coordination piece, our number one goal is to get offers out the door at this point is kind of like you got to unfortunately, this isn't like it was two years ago, maybe you can make an offer on a house. And you know, there's only two other offers on it. Now. It's like you make an offer on a house. And now there's about 20 to 30 other other offers on it when you consider in these bigger markets like Columbia, Greenville, and Spartanburg. This is where all the big institutional guys are. And so these big institutional guys are buying in cash, which means you know, if you're buying through financing, it's going to make it very, very difficult to be competitive, especially with a lot of these guys doing, you know, three day diligence, five day diligence, which is something we don't really recommend, mainly because you know, it's very difficult to even get anybody out there and then get a report back. So our biggest thing is and kind of what we we feel like we can control on our end is the amount of offers that actually do go out. So instead of just pinpointing and finding, like, Hey, this is my favorite property, I want to try to win just this one. Our goal is, look, you just got to start, you know, shooting out offers, which is what our team is capable of doing. And then just hope that one sticks in don't get me wrong, obviously, we want the offers to be calculated. But you know, if you kind of get this tunnel vision and try to purchase one house and try to win that one house, you're you're going to be disappointed. There's nothing wrong with just trying to shoot out some offers. That's what our team can do. And all you got to do is just let us know where you go. Obviously go to roofstock and just start clicking on. Hey, I want to make an offer here. I want to make an offer here. But to your point, I mean people are getting over bid. The market right now is kind of unfair just because of these institutional guys. So if there's anything we could at least just give somebody as a takeaway is just make offers. Right now it's a numbers game and hopefully one will stay Pick, but you'll be a lot more likely to stick something than you would if you just try to, you know, kind of become narrow, narrow vision and try to make one offer at a time. It's just going to make it very, very difficult which is with with the way the market is now. Yeah, makes total sense. Well, sir, I agree. That's perfect. Yes. Awesome. Well, guys, any final thoughts, tips, tricks, tidbits for folks that are listening things you think you want people to be aware of, of South Carolina Market? You know, I think the, you know, quick sentiment, you know, to leave with you guys out there is, you know, me and Alex have been doing this for quite some time. I know, we're, we're young in blood, but we're old and experience, we're, you know, probably pass or 25th 100, you know, transaction, we've been a part of all these have been investment base. So we're not a residential agent. We're both brokers. So we really have put this as our passion, and our our life loads to support our families. So I think being a resource for you guys, your boots on the ground, providing all of our resources, we do our own flips. And we know the headaches with the flips, you know, we've gone through several, many several Renaud teams, and we've had to create processes and procedures to make sure that we're hitting our numbers and our timelines, and all of that experience, and physical resource, all these teams will be more than happy to open up that toolbox for you guys. Same thing with lenders, you know, dealing with, you know, tons of roofstock, transactions and ELTs. And otherwise, you know, we've pinpointed the best of the best. So, that being said, you know, I'm really, really proud of the team, Alex has helped create, the toolbox that we pieced together, and the family that we met at roofstock. And we want you guys to dig in the toolbox. Come and play. And I think we do it a little different. And that's what makes us stand out. I think, not just selecting property by property like Alex's was saying, Look anywhere look on Craigslist, Zillow, you know, wherever you want to and send us five properties and we don't mind drafting up five offers going out fishing, and if one hits great if several hit, you know, buy them all or pick the best one and we can drop during due diligence. You know, the biggest thing and I will put this star on our chest is we've never lost earnest money in our entire career. And that's because that's pretty impressive. The systems and the communication, you know, that's, that's over 2000 deals we've gone we've never lost it once and I remember Alex was like, Dude, we're never going to because he's, he's come from that consultancy background he has processes and automations to protect you guys and so love to show you these features, talk shop Let's rock and roll and really appreciate everything Right on. What's the best way for folks to get in touch with you guys? It's gonna be firstname.lastname@example.org so evernest.co And how I would like to do it is just shoot us an email and the team will set you up a call with me and Alex if you want to just chit chat or if you just want to jump into the rain like email five properties and say hey, I want to run these through the byo P program we Russa heard your podcast It was very strange. And and we'll hook you up man this is like getting smarter. So that's a you know that's a sale how easy it is and we'd love to show you South Carolina. Another quick thing as you know, me and Alex do this across about probably like 10 states now you know we're from Texas, to Florida and about the southeast coastline. And I still very much like South Carolina and the data shows it has a lot of fruit. So come and join us and let's get financially free Right on well thank you for taking the time hanging out with me I really appreciate it and can't wait to see we both go from here. Michael you're the greatest, Pierre back there driving the ship Thank you sir. And to everybody tuning in. Keep catching the next episodes and good luck investment. Right on, thanks guys. Talk soon. See ya. Okay, everyone, that was our episode A big thank you to Matt and Alex for taking the time hanging out with me and giving us all a driving tour of Spartanburg and Greenville. Definitely, definitely two markets that are worth checking out. As always, if you liked the episode, feel free to leave us a rating or review. Those are super helpful for us, and we look forward to seeing in the next one. Happy investing
Dave and Chuck the Freak talk about Star Wars Day, more listeners report getting text message scams, a listener who wants to become a bull in a cuckold, a dude who got busted selling weed out of a vending machine, video surfaces of the pedal pub accident, movie theaters that are adding sportsbooks, the cockatoo that sings Drowning Pool, a guy who tried to hide from the police under just a bed sheet, the guy who shot his buddy over a game of Uno, a fish that looks like testicles, when guys acted like a real bitch, the prison guard who helped an inmate escape, a man saved from a house fire by his emotional support pig, crazy things found in Craigslist couches, the Sprite challenge, and more!
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Today in the lab we talk The Batman, Flash and Morbius. We go back to Adam West time and dig into Jared Leto. We also do a missed connection on craigslist. Full episode with video on YouTube!!! https://linktr.ee/TactLabThis is TACT Lab, a podcast where nothing is off limits. Join four guys as they talk about the greatest accomplishments and problems in life. Hosted by Tyler, Alex, Chris, and Thomas. Check us out on all social media by searching TACT Lab or click the link above. New episodes every Wednesday. Help Support us at our Patreon. Like, follow, comment and let us know how we are doing!
Episode 0264 - Trains engine needs an IV drip Train's Engine is on an IV drip, the starter has issues and Wood chuck looses his power tool privileges. What else can go wrong? Video coming soon! Show Notes: Trains car from the track day: https://www.porsche.com/usa/models/718/718-models/718-cayman-gts-4/ Flat tappet cam and lifters: https://www.lunatipower.com/barebones-hydraulic-flat-tappet-cam-lifter-kit-chevrolet-small-block-280-290.html Holley Carb https://www.holley.com/products/fuel_systems/carburetors/street/parts/0-1850C Vortec Heads https://www.motortrend.com/how-to/97458/ Wiring diagrams: https://i.pinimg.com/1200x/ce/fb/c4/cefbc4c2631d129299ee81dc1330de02.jpg https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fcdn-0.gbodyforum.com%2Fattachments%2F1626010739001-png.179538%2F&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fgbodyforum.com%2Fthreads%2Fre-wiring-factory-hei-car-to-run-points-distributor.82266%2F&tbnid=hJKw7Ovfqst0aM&vet=12ahUKEwiYzoWEx5z3AhW0omoFHTEkARIQMygtegUIARDZBA..i&docid=mWMQIux-wzanCM&w=705&h=388&q=distributor%20wiring%20chevy%20350&ved=2ahUKEwiYzoWEx5z3AhW0omoFHTEkARIQMygtegUIARDZBA+ https://www.trifive.com/attachments/ignition-switch-jpg.71614/ Distributor install article: https://www.onallcylinders.com/2020/04/16/how-to-install-a-distributor-and-set-initial-timing/ Craigslist cars: Chevy Panel Van https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/commerce-city-1942-chevrolet-panel/7468320184.html Lincoln town car https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/aurora-2007-lincoln-town-car/7462515514.html “The Bike” https://eugene.craigslist.org/mcy/d/springfield-honda-gl1000/7465720326.html Thanks for listening, downloading and subscribing. For questions, comments or complaints please e-mail us at: Hosts@BsquadHotrod.com And if you really want to help us out give us a review in your podcast app.
THIS WEEK in the Monadnock Region: For our quarter-centennial episode, we decide to be HELPERS, bringing love to the Monadnock Region by reading everyone's Missed Connections. We also do a dramatic reading of a post from the Peterborough Facebook Group. Do you have a missed connection story? A girl in a chair by a dam? Reach out to us! * Ryan Courtenay either shot an arrow through his target or he missed his target (we hope the arrow is found either way) * There are problems with drivers in blue cars on their phones and road raging (respectively) ** But isn't the main issue that Subarus are ugly? (the puffer jacket of cars) * Craigslist has been decimated but Missed Connections ARE STILL ALIVE - even in the Monadnock Region - but who is actually reading them? We are going to HELP these people by AMPLIFYING their messages * What are WE even SHOPPING for?? (What are we joking about?) * Let's discuss the mall (it's actually awesome, like the 90s - just throw on some Ace of Base and cruise down the DW to the Pheasant Lane) * People are a little bit happier in Nashua than they are in the Monadnock Region (Ray Bans look so good) * A dramatic reading of the Bear Posts (should we do this live on stage?) Contact us: Hate mail and information about how to send us your awesome calendar photos: email@example.com Submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org AgEx Farm Listings: email@example.com Advertising/Sponsorship: firstname.lastname@example.org www.gomonadnock.com/ www.monadnockunderground.com/ This episode was produced by Sound Lord Chad Patterson of Studio 117. GO TO Studio 117 - www.studio117.net/ - for ALL your mixing, mastering, and recording needs in 2022 AND BEYOND. He is a hero. PLUS he's got a band now and you can BOOK THEM: www.facebook.com/DownByTen/
In this episode, Honch makes visit the memories of D's vacation in a different way; have you ever been to Ireland? The D recently went there on vacation and loved it for a multitude of reasons. However, the Honch found the one really bad thing that happened while the D was visiting. Currently in Dublin, there is a ton of construction going on. There are several very tall cranes that dot the area. There was a construction worker who got in a heaping pile of trouble, when he was dropping large amounts of #2 from the crane...to the top of a building not far from the crane. Don't confuse any part of this story with the meteorite from the David Spade's movie classic "Joe Dirt".Did you know there was a time where you could buy an unlimited eating pass at Six Flags for $150 bucks? A man spent YEARS going to Six Flags to use his entry to the park, and took advantage of the pass, eating everything that he could in sight. Do you think he over indulged and then challenged himself to keep it down during the rides at the park. After the organization noticed he was grossly taking advantage of this benefit, the company revoked the past. And cancelled the guys free meals. Fair? THIS JUST IN: Don't google pegging. Don't do it. Don't do it. Don't do it. The Honch implied that this should be an activity for the D. DON'T DO IT.Do you like pickles? So does the city of Portland, OR which has a team of pickles. The mascot of 'the pickle' has been stolen from the team, and they are in a desperate search for him. It's a really big 'dill', we mean, deal. While it is a discussion of the baseball team of Portland, the conversation from Honch turned really weird, as he has seen some really weird 'sex stuff' in Oregon. In other news, a women in Arizona was surfing Craigslist to find a date, but not your average date. The woman was looking for a horse to have sex with. Disgusting? We thought so too. She has had multiple. Her username may or may not be Mr. Head (not to be confused with Mr. Ed). The police went undercover and busted the woman in a sting, and was obviously unable to get with a horse. Listen and Subscribe On:Apple PodcastAmazon MusicSpotifyGoogle PlayiHeartRadioPocket CastStitcherCastroCastboxRSS Feed
Starting out doing makeup for friend's student films, the early days of Justine Sweetman's makeup artist journey consisted of hustling in NYC and finding jobs through, of all places, Craigslist. Eventually, Justine got connected with the right people, which snowballed into being able to work freelance full time. The clients she has worked with include the likes of Nylon, i-D, ORIBE, Zadig & Voltaire, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, New York Times, Women's Health, and American Eagle, just to name a few. A couple of years into her makeup career, Justine found a new love for producing and soon after she co-founded REALnew Collective, a production company and community of artists that creates, develops, and produces film and digital media. They've worked with brands such as Club Monaco, Montiel, Jonesy, and Vitruvi to produce films that are rooted in care, respect and collaboration. On top of all that Justine has going on in her life, she is also the founder of the Fashion Workers Initiative, a community and advocacy group for freelancers working in the fashion industry. As an organization of volunteers, their mission is to end the exploitation of independent contractors in the New York fashion industry. In this episode of the podcast, Justine breaks down the reality of working freelance in fashion, the red flags and precautions to look out for before taking on freelance work, and the power in saying no. You can find REALnew Collective on Instagram at @realnewcollective and the Fashion Workers Initiative on instagram at @fashionworkersnyc As always, don't forget to rate, review, and follow the Life of a Fashion Student Podcast. Additionally, we now have a new Instagram account for this podcast: @lifeofafashionstudentpodcast. You can also find my personal instagram: @kristinamichelleang --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lifeofafashionstudent/support
We had a ton of fun watching our friends make a movie, MTG causes #Satan to trend on twitter, the President lands some zingers at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, and the New York Times investigates Tucker Carlson's show finding it "the most racist show in the history of cable news'. Our friend Matt gets pranked on Craigslist and Mandi's dream crush crashes his car straight into her heart. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fhebadmormons/support
Matt and Greg fantasize about their own Killdozer scenarios but accept that they have no skills to construct such a machine. Matt begs for Elon Musk to re-activate his Twitter account. They assess the ongoing nuclear threat. Matt claims he can tame even the most dangerous mammals and wants to end to Amish culture. Matt's kittens wreak havoc throughout the episode as he threatens to send them on a permanent vacation. Greg wants less drugs and more vegetables, Matt wants a couple more bad habits. Matt ponders becoming a cocaine tester on Craigslist and reflects on the psychological torture he inflicted on an old dear friend. They discuss how church is vs. how it should be. Matt's Cape Verdean mystery prompts him to urge listeners to charter an expedition with him.
Bryant Sullentrop is a founder of Elevate and Delegate a virtual staffing company. Bryant's company goal is to provide the best and most skilled virtual assistants that help manage business needs. Helping business owner to get their life back, grow and lean towards success with the help of their Virtual Assistants. In this episode, we talked about the in-and-outs of hiring worthy and top talented virtual assistants. From measuring their knowledge in building Notion Boards, screening candidates, job postings, and appropriate compensation. Aside from business, we discussed Bryant studying for being a Duolingo, he's learning Spanish which I found interesting. Quotable Quotes: “We have a series of 200 tests in this software that we use that we can give to them. And so like all of our everyone that like we vet, they take a personality test, an IQ test, and a test on the actual and then a test on the actual things that they'd be doing.” (12:33) “When you're looking for contractors, look in either local Facebook groups or Facebook. Facebook marketplace type stuff for Craigslist, because there are a lot of contractors that they don't have websites, and I'm nothing like unless you wouldn't know that they exist.” “We have to do more to figure out and make sure that they're actually going to be good, you know, a good fit” (12:08) Don't Miss: Book Keeping (9:42) VA Compensation (25:52) Getting Reviews in Local Businesses (34:01) Connect With Bryant: Twitter Want to hear about new episodes? Subscribe via email and check us out on Twitter: @TheNextGenPod
We're delighted to be joined this week by the incredibly talented Ellen Winter, musician, writer, and teaching artist extraordinaire! First, Zach brings us a Reddit query which we immediately decide is a horror movie, and what follows is a quest to decide just how weird a horror movie we're making. Then Gabriel puts us all on blast with the story of a specialized cafe for writers in Japan, and we turn it into a story that is absolutely not about writers but is about creativity on a deadline and a young producer who must contend with the most dysfunctional band of all time. Then Ellen comes back to us with an idea of her own: a short but evocative missed connection from Craigslist, which we turn into a twisted reckoning between Nick Cage and Cate Blanchett which is also obviously a meet cute; then we talk to Ellen about the importance of play and jam sessions to the creative process, how to get started and think about the component parts of a piece, and how to plug into what you're most excited about. Plus: a pre-wrapped A24 movie, an impressive amount of surveillance, a Miyazaki liminal multiverse, some perpetually too hot tea, and Adam Drivers all the way down. If you want to check out Ellen's work, go listen to Every Feeling I've Ever Felt, 36 Questions, and follow her on Twitter. Today's Bad Ideas™: Idea #1 Idea #2 Idea #3 Support the show: http://patreon.com/NoBadIdeas See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Some guy bought a cockatoo on Craigslist, and it won't stop singing "Bodies" by Drowning Pool. Would you like to hear eight people with weird laughs all cracking up at the same time? Is This Anything? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Coliving has captured the attention of many as the U.S. faces an affordable housing crisis. As market demand and product rapidly grow, opportunities for investors to get involved have followed. In this episode of The Agent of Wealth Podcast, Marc Bautis is joined by Johnny Wolff, the CEO and Founder of HomeRoom Coliving, one of the fastest growing coliving companies in the United States. Wolff's love for living with roommates motivated him to start HomeRoom in 2017, after an unusually terrible Craigslist roommate experience. In 2020, the company boasted 99% on-time rent payments, full occupancy and zero evictions. In this episode, you will learn:What coliving is, and why it has grown in popularity across the nation.The typical amenities a coliving space provides, including advantages over other forms of rental housing.How coliving housing has fared during the COVID pandemic.How investors can use HomeRoom's services to transform single-family rentals into coliving properties.The future of living: How Gen Z will amplify the trends that Millennials established, such as delayed marriage and living with roommates into their 30's.And more!Resources:Episode Transcript & Blog | livehomeroom.com | livehomeroom.com/invest | Bautis Financial: (862) 205-5000
Renters and landlords should feel secure using an online marketplace and platform for rentals. Today, Jonas Bordo discusses the types of rental frauds found on Craigslist, how to prevent these frauds on a listing site called Dwellsy, and how the rental property sector has changed since the global pandemic. Tune in to learn more about the rental listing industry and where it is heading.Key Takeaways To Listen ForTypes of property-related frauds that exist on CraigslistHow Dwellsy can defend you against online fraudulent activitiesBenefits of Dwellsy for landlords and renters/tenantsThe biggest challenge when building and growing DwellsyDifferences between Dwellsy and other listing sitesRenter/tenant behavior trends in 2021Resources Mentioned In This EpisodeAppfolio Property ManagerFree Apartment Syndication Due Diligence Checklist for Passive Investor About Jonas BordoJonas Bordo, the CEO of Dwellsy, is here to bring you the best tips for listing a rental apartment. Jonas created Dwellsy, the largest online marketplace for rentals, and he's here to demystify the process and provide real-world tips! Dwellsy is a rental listing platform that is building the first true organic search of the entire universe of available rentals. This addresses renter frustration with the status quo, empowering renters and landlords to make residential rentals work for everyone! Connect with JonasWebsite: DwellsyEmail: Jonas@dwellsey.comTo Connect With UsPlease visit our website: www.bonavestcapital.com and please click here, to leave a rating and review!SponsorsGrow Your Show, LLCThinking About Creating and Growing Your Own Podcast But Not Sure Where To Start?Visit GrowYourShow.com and Schedule a call with Adam A. Adams.Dream Chasers PodcastWant to listen to another Next Level Show?Subscribe to DREAM CHASERS | Interviews with the Future Podcast!
Can you believe it's been 3 years since I made an episode? Yeah you can - you've been asking me to come back. Sorry! I just wasn't ready yet. I got clean from marijuana addiction in 2019 but it's taken me a lot longer than I'd hoped to get better. At least better enough to come back on YouTube. In the meantime, I've met with about 200 people all over the world to learn better how to help you with software development career issues. There were a lot of things I thought I understood. And some of them I did. But it was humbling to realize many problems you're having with your career are forcing me to step up and learn again. You may notice this video looks different! I've collected some gear over Craigslist and whatnot to try and create a more interesting look for our time together. I hope you like it. I'll be tweaking it over time as I make more videos about Healthy Software Development. I should mention, thank you for blowing up my channel over a year ago! The video "Why do so many programmers lose hope?" got recommended by a well known programming channel and within a short period, the channel grew 10x! I'm not someone who believes the number of subscribers determines the value of content, but it sure helps me to know you care. In the next episode, I'll be talking about learning from people who've made mistakes. Chief among them - me! I see a real problem in our culture right now with developers and other people in IT only looking to people with a fake persona of having all the answers or being flawless. You can also watch this episode on YouTube. Episode timelinks: 00:00 Introduction 01:33 Where I've been 02:44 I'm still having health challenges 03:55 The channel purpose hasn't changed 04:48 I'm career coaching now 07:30 I'll focus on career outcomes that work 09:45 Channel production changes 09:51 The channel blew up 10x! 11:40 Thank you for your support 13:13 The next video is about... Visit me at JaymeEdwards.com Find me on Facebook at JaymeEdwardsMedia Find me on Twitter as @jaymeedwards
10 years ago, Robyn was a youth minister who couldn't make ends meet. So she took $100 and started buying things at garage sales and reselling them on Craigslist, eBay, and Amazon. In three years, she turned that $100 into a million-dollar business: Marketplace Blueprint. Robyn started an agency six years ago to help businesses—everything from companies that are pre-launch to publicly-traded companies—be successful on Amazon. Robyn is now one of the foremost leaders on the topic of selling products on Amazon. Her business specializes in listing optimization and advertising on Amazon. Robyn Johnson is nothing short of brilliant. In this episode of Wingnut Social, She shares some of her top tips and tricks to get visibility on Amazon. What You'll Hear On This Episode of Wingnut Social [1:38] Wingnut Academy is launching SOON! [3:06] Mini News Sesh: Instagram's “link in bio” tool [7:05] Learn more about Robyn Johnson [9:52] How an Amazon storefront benefits interior designers [12:38] What should an interior designer publish? [19:20] How to become a #1 Best-Seller on Amazon [25:46] The basics of SEO on Amazon [26:54] When you should launch an Amazon shop [33:14] Create a store or be an affiliate marketer? [34:26] How to set up an Amazon storefront [37:36] The What Up Wingnut Round! [39:21] How to connect with Robyn Johnson [43:39] Blooper Reel! Connect with Robyn Johnson Marketplace Blueprint Connect on LinkedIn Follow on Twitter Robyn's Podcast Resources & People Mentioned Get FREE shipping on your first order from Article Sign up for Wingnut Academy updates! Check out Episode #258 with Julianne Hendrickson Sign up for the next Wingnut Webinar Writers Access How to Become an Amazon Seller Amazon Seller University Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing The 14 Guiding Principles of Amazon Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination Get Robyn's 20 page listing optimization guide for Amazon Get a FREE mini-audit of your listing How an Amazon storefront benefits interior designers The first thing you can do is self-publish a book on Amazon. Why does it matter? Because writing a book can catapult your career forward. Being a published author can help you get speaking engagements. It lends you credibility and brings in warm leads. Robyn says you can't short-change the power of Kindle. When Robyn published her first book, she printed books to give to people at a conference because they may throw away a business card but they won't throw away a book. It was memorable and helped solidify her as an authority figure in the space. Secondly, you can create and sell your own branded products in an Amazon store. If you use the same piece repeatedly in your designs, you can contact the brand and see if they'll let you sell a white-label version as part of your personal brand. Many companies are open to this. If you're looking for a brand that's trying to find influencers, look for those that are active on Amazon. Many are embarrassed and afraid to seek out influencers. The worst they can say is no—but they'll often say yes. When should you launch an Amazon shop? You can list as little as one item on Amazon. But Robyn notes that you need to aim to sell 40 items per month to break even on the $40 monthly fee it costs to be a professional seller. Amazon takes anywhere from 8–20% of the total cost of the product. If Amazon ships the item for you, you'll pay storage fees as well as shipping fees based on the size and weight of the product (but likely still cheaper than shipping the product yourself). It can help you lower overall costs and increase your margins. Any product you buy legitimately can be sold on Amazon. As long as the good is authentic, you're welcome to sell it at any price you want. But take note—if Amazon feels the price is too high, they'll make it more difficult for customers to buy. Robyn points out that you will get better margins selling on your own website. However, if you have a high-demand product that people are looking for, keep in mind that some people will only shop on Amazon. Amazon has a ready-made base of buyers. It can help you grow your brand because users have already built a level of trust with Amazon. What could you sell that differentiates you or is irreplaceable? How do you become a seller on Amazon? Robyn shares the secret to becoming a #1 best-seller on Amazon listen to find out what it is! Connect With Darla & Wingnut Social www.WingnutSocial.com On Facebook On Twitter: @WingnutSocial On Instagram: @WingnutSocial Darla's Interior Design Website Check out the Wingnut Social Media Lab Facebook Group! 786-206-4331 (connect with us for your social media marketing needs) Subscribe to The Wingnut Social Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, or TuneIn Audio Production and Show notes by PODCAST FAST TRACK https://www.podcastfasttrack.com
We made it to 100 episodes!! Join Hoody and Erick as we celebrate our 100th episode together and figure out which movie franchises need to go away! Is Erick going to be in Hoody's eventual wedding party? Will Erick ever finish The Batman on HBO Max? Plus even more Missed Connections from the DMV's Craigslist page! All that and more in this week's Let's Get Weird!Make sure to also follow both of us on ALL of our social media and leave a review on the podcast so we can bring it back from the dead on a podcast service near you!
Your intrepid hosts are once again driving the boat as a duo, and this time they get into pretty choppy waters! The job market is seemingly devolving in Los Angeles with a Craigslist opportunity (?) where you can get bullied as an adult in Physical Education. Also, there's a man who knows too much about woodpeckers looking for a fair maiden to hock his goods. There are also a couple friends on reddit who need help with their employment. One boss cried during a performance review, so what can a poor employee do? Another person has a pretty decent life but would like to voluntarily ruin everything by working in customer service indefinitely. Nice and sexy…it's Fuck This Place! The podcast about jobs. _________________________________________________________________________________ Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fuckthisplacepod/ Our TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@fckthisplacepod Our Youtube-https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNGWlaHVqQO9-q37UpPdh8A _________________________________________________________________________________________ Question about your job? Wanna yell at us? Text us at: 470-BAD-JOBS // 470-223-5627 Share the pod: https://linktr.ee/FckThisPlace About Fck This Place: The Jobs Podcast Nightmare Bosses! Creepy Craigslists! Ungodly Hours! Nick Aragon and Chase McNeill bring you the best of the worst jobs every Tuesday.
Building a business requires hard work and constant action. You can't get massive results without massive action so listen to learn crucial steps to establish and grow your business! In this episode, we talk about… Activities to generate money:Write a letter to friends and family letting them know about your business Send the letter by mail to the top 20 people on your list of friends and family Ask them to hire you, refer potential clients to you, and ask for warm introductions to other referral sources for your industry Always follow up on referrals received Activities to set up your business:Hire someone on Fiverr or similar sites to create a logo for your business Get a Google Voice number to avoid giving out your personal number Create a Google My Business account Start a Facebook page and Instagram Advice for building your authority:Establish your social media accounts Share relevant content that brings value to clients Comment on other posts and pages similar to your business Everyone should know what you do—Talk about your business so much that it annoys your friends and family Advice for expanding your network:Create a website for your business Join a BNI Group, Business Networking International, as soon as possible Talk to 5 people a day, in person, about your business Engage with people on free sites like Craigslist and Facebook about your work What to do when you start making money:Pay yourself the bare minimum and split the rest: 50% for marketing and 50% for business tools or software Set up your business bank account Secure any insurance and licenses you need for your business Become a Lowe's or Home Depot's installation service provider Ways you can work ON the business:Brainstorming on how you can generate more work or new products and services Creating systems and documenting your processes to know what it takes to grow your business Find ways to improve your marketing Collect reviews for your business from every job you do Rinse and repeat until you start making money and systematize your business! Links to Resources: Learn how to better manage pressure in the Profit Club – www.hammerandgrind.com/theprofitclub Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/thecontractorprofitgroup Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/hammerandgrindpodcast Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/hammerandgrindpodcast/ Website – www.hammerandgrind.com Help us get the word out to other contractors by leaving us a review or sharing our podcast!
Word association is the name of the game. Join Constance (and Ashli via facetime) today and she dives into the bowl of topics! This is a visual podcast and you can view the visual aspect of Constance The Podcast is on Youtube. Need advice? Call me and leave me a voicemail! 240-587-3186. I'll address your submission on the next podcast episode Please leave this episode a review and a rating. Follow Constance the Podcast on Instagram and Tiktok @Constancethepod Keep up with the host outside of this podcast. Follow Constance on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Pinterest @Blackm0cha
Today on I Hear Voices, Will Friedle and Christy Carlson Romano sit down with Kristen Princiotta. Kristen is THE VOICE of the Cocomelon Mom. Cocomelon is an animated empire that shares nursery rhymes and educational songs for everyone. Cocomelon has become the soundtrack of many households with toddlers and young children. In this episode, Kristen details how she booked her Cocomelon gig through Craigslist. She shares her experience as the Cocomelon brand has built an empire that is streaming on YouTube, Netflix, and Spotify, and it's only just beginning. Will, Christy, and Kristen all discuss why Cocomelon is “addicting” to the young ones as everyone suggests and how Cocomelon represents the new media children are enjoying. Kristen highlights a fascinating subgenre in the VO world that focuses mainly on singing and shares how she is still navigating her space in the industry. We hope to hear her voice (and sing) a princess someday! Kristen also offers excellent advice about vocal health, encouraging the removal of stigma over vocal injuries and how to view vocal damage just like any other athlete who experiences an injury. You can follow Kristen @cocomelonmom on TikTok and @kristenprinciotta on Instagram. You can also book her to sing a special song for someone special on Cameo. Follow Christy Carlson Romano on Instagram @thechristycarlsonromano and TikTok @christycarlsonromano and follow Will Frielde at… wait, you can't follow Will because we need to Teach Will the Internet ™. Subscribe to Christy's YouTube Channel to see the video version of the podcast and check out the I Hear Voices amazing studio!
Today we speak with Jonathan Parkhurst about his salvation from the clutches of addiction. John goes into detail about how his extreme internal strife led to a catastrophic relationship with crack cocaine. In addition, John will discuss his mission to help others struggling with chemical dependency through his revolutionary company and website GoSeekHaven.com, which offers a Craigslist-type structure for those seeking affordable housing and treatment for substance abuse. A few words about Jonathan: As Founder & CEO, Jonathan Parkhurst is a leader and innovator in the recovery industry. Jonathan owned one of the largest continuums of care sober living companies in Northern California, Stepping Up. In 2015 Stepping up was acquired by Cornerstone Sober living. After being acquired, Jonathan started a consulting firm focused on organizations with a need to scale either top talent or topline revenue. As a strategic partner in talent acquisition and market acquisition, Jonathan led talent growth for companies like Enphase Energy, GoPro, and WeWork. Jonathan served on the Board of Marin County Drug and Alcohol, he is the Northern California Outreach Coordinator for the Black Americans in AA, As a homeless activist. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Homes for the Homeless. He experienced homelessness in San Francisco before going on to become a tech entrepreneur and app innovator. Jonathan is also a veteran of Desert Storm. Today, he is using his experience to give back and help others transition from drug and alcohol addiction, homelessness, and other afflictions. You can learn more about John's company, Go Seek Haven here: https://goseekhaven.com My contact information: Benjaminrussack@gmail.com benjaminrussack.com
A decade ago, a tech entrepreneur in Los Angeles found himself going toe-to-toe with a hacker in the United Kingdom. He reveals for the first time the role he played in helping bring one of the world's most infamous hackers to justice. Then, we talk with philanthropist Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist. about his push to build a cyber civil defense force.
Dave and Chuck the Freak talk about a kid who got carried away by his kite, the crazy thing that saved your life, an illegal castration, an early 1900s male prostitute, a listener asks Lord Vader for advice on a Devil's threesome, a senior driver crashes into a pond, someone found a scorpion in the bananas, the insane thing you saw someone do, finding pubes in the kitchen, Craigslist missed connections, and more!
We turn to Craigslist to find all of the goodies, like these haunting Homer Simpson slippers, the talkative BBQ spatula, someone's ashes, a table from the Playboy mansion, and so much more!
The boys riff on whether or not aheago is hot, why dolphins are bad people, and what would happen if you had to fist fight a clit. They also peruse the chaotic world of Craigslist Missed Encounters and tell a story about the world's messiest chick-fil-a. Support the boys and get 4 bonus episodes a month for $5 at https://www.patreon.com/stiffsockspod Stiff Socks LIVE TAPING in Los Angeles May 7th: https://www.netflixisajokefest.com/show/stiff-socks-podcast Thanks to Liquid IV for sponsoring this episode. Get 25% off with promo code SOCKS at https://www.liquidIV.com Thanks to Manscaped for sponsoring this episode. Get 20% off with promo code STIFF at https://www.manscaped.com Thanks to Super Speciosa for sponsoring this episode. Get 20% off your order at https://www.GetSuperLeaf.com/SOCKS Thanks to Credit Karma for sponsoring this episode. Go to https://www.creditkarma.com
This week: a lot going on at the justice department with regards to Russia and cybersecurity; I'll be chatting with Pete Strzok about the two men arrested this week for impersonating DHS officers and infiltrating the US Secret Service; an update on the ridiculous Durham probe; the UN suspension of Russia from the Human Rights Council; plus the Fantasy Indictment League The Mueller Report - Pt. 6 Google Podcasts - https://bit.ly/3Krsg9W Supercast - https://dailybeans.supercast.com/dashboard/channels/episodes/21810 Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/posts/mueller-report-6-27987789 Peter Strzok: https://twitter.com/petestrzok Follow AG on Twitter: Dr. Allison Gill https://twitter.com/allisongill https://twitter.com/MuellerSheWrote https://twitter.com/dailybeanspod Want to support the show and get it ad-free and early? https://dailybeans.supercast.tech/ Or https://patreon.com/thedailybeans