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And bringing a featured entrepreneurs back! This week is one of our favorites so far from a person that we have built a strong relationship with through Instagram (great platform to connect with people similar to you if you couldn't tell :) )
So, I will take a step back and let Jeremy tell the community a little more about himself and his goal of having us retire before our parents do, won't that be amazing!
Jeremy Warlen (RetireBeforeYourParents)
I can remember around the age of ten I figured out I could spend my whole allowance ($5 a week) on 3 packs of Pokémon Cards for $1.50 per pack and flip them. Selling each card for 50 cents; making me an average profit of $1.50 per pack. So my $5 investment would turn to $9.50 in one day. I would repeat this until the fad of Pokémon Cards faded. From then on I was hooked on creating my own income.
An opportunity came up when I was around age 12 that changed my life. My father had just bought a 40 acre farm the year before and had been running cattle on it. He had a Mama cow die on accident, leaving behind a baby girl calf. My father gave me the opportunity to bottle feed her until she would be old enough to sell. This would take six months. I would have to feed her at 6 in the morning and at 5 in the evening.
I really enjoyed this, and it just happened that another accident had happened and I now had two. Then my grandpa’s farm had a few twins; Mama Cows usually don’t raise twins so when this happens, she leaves the weakest one to die. So this meant more calves for me to take care of. I ended up with 8 in one little barn at one time. I would bottle feed one calf while wrestling the others, so they wouldn’t steal each other’s food.
Once 6 months came, I couldn’t give up my first two girls- Little Dianne & Dolly. So we realeased them into the big farm to become Mama cows themselves. The six others I took to the sell barn and made an average of $600 apiece! That was huge money to a 12 year old, so from then on I stayed in the cattle business. My father and I would become business partners once I turned 19 and we would grow his original 40 acre farm into an 800 acre farm in less than eight years.
People need two things in this world, food and a roof over their heads. I plan on profiting off those needs. I have always wanted to be in the real estate world because it is a smart investment. Everyone needs a house.
April 2016, I bought my first couple apartments and I plan to buy much more. My goal is to hit at least 10k a month in rent roll. I pay a small percentage of my rent to a management company to take care of everything, nobody likes to clean toilets and I’m no exception.
I believe my time is worth a lot and being a landlord is extremely time consuming so by hiring a property manager; it becomes the passive income I was always wanting. Now I just wait for a check to come in the mail once a month.
The Haunted House
Halloween is my true passion. I have been “haunting” since I was 8 years old. I used to just hide behind a bush a jump out at trick-or-treaters. But now days, Every Halloween Season my house turns into a full blown haunted attraction.
I would like to say this is the best “Home Haunt” in Missouri. My goal is to create it into a professional haunt but I just haven’t yet. That doesn’t mean it’s not successful though. My Haunt (Freaks Fair) has an average of 500 people going through it each night I am open. I buy all real props from haunted house conventions all over the U.S., so they get truly terrified. I have basically created a profession haunt that doesn’t have the ticket price of one.
If you ask me, the only thing scary about the “Pros” is their ticket price anymore. I only charge a few dollars and my customers see the same props they would for $50.
I have 3 books on Amazon and working on 2 more right now.
The first two were created out of necessity. My friends were getting married and I would be a part of their wedding. I also would be a part of the Bachelor Party. I went online to find a fun bachelor party themed scavenger hunt and there wasn’t any. I found a few scavenger hunt things for bachelorette parties but still not what I was hoping for. Then I decided I would have to make it myself.
Long story short I created- The Infamous Bachelor Party Playbook. Quickly following was- The Infamous Bachelorette Party Playbook. Each of these books was filled with more than 50 challenges. The unique part is, with each challenge completed; the player would sign their name in the provided spot. Each challenge has points, so this would help you figure out who made the most points at the party. But what makes this book special is at the end of the game, this book turns into a memory book filled with signatures for the bachelor/bachelorette to look back at and remember all the crazy memories their closest friends did on their special night.
The 3rd book was created because a few of my followers on @RetireBeforeYourParents had asked me how I can stay so driven and focused. So in a way this book was also created through necessity. I believe it is necessary that we go after our dreams.
So, I put together- Rise & Grind Morning Success Journal. It’s a simple process that gets you hyper focused on achieving your goals in 100 days or less. It’s a daily routine journal you do each morning. 20 minutes after waking up is the perfect time to get focused, it’s this time that your subconscious is most impressionable. Successful people already have a habit or routine they do to get them ready for the day. This journal will be that tool to help you get the focus you need to accomplish anything.
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