He left the rat race to pursue riches in real estate.
He made a million, lost more and had to rebuild.
Today Jonathan runs a successful rental business in only 4 hours per week.
He now runs a podcast network (The Podcast Factory) where he is surrounded by some of the world’s most respected direct response marketers.
Jonathan wants to share his knowledge to help more people quit their jobs and become free like him.
Interestingly Weird Fact?
I like to get up at 4am in the morning.
Morning is my selfish me time, quiet, meditation, graditude.
I like the fact meditation helps me focus and sometimes helps be deal with stress.
How did your journey as an entrepreneur all begin?
10-11 years ago working in hot the Florida sun as an electrician.
I really didn’t like it, was unhappy and knew I had to do something different.
It started out with reading books.
Then I bought my first info course, studied it for a while.
Finally took something tragic to make the jump.
Mom passed, I made the change.
Looked it up online.
Got my real estate license and moved towards being an investor. Built up my rental portfolio.
I got in with the plan as being a landlord but people were making big money flipping property.
Sold our rentals and started flipping properties.
Felt really bad about myself for 2 years.
Found podcast, marketing podcast and entrepreneur stuff.
Realized real estate was just 1 way to be an entrepreneur.
Started diversifying and learning more about marketing and business.
Started building a more stable foundation for myself.
Still have my real estate business, back doing rentals which is where I am at now.
What are your advertising top methods for Marketing your rental business?
- Craigslist ads
- Pay Per Click
- Referrals from other people.
Good hard working people looking for a safe quiet place to live on a budget.
Big Reason Why?
Freedom, living that location independence life.
The work I do at Podcast Factory plays into my bigger vision.
Take my experiences and share them with other people maybe on the fence.
Influence more people to take that leap.
Biggest Temporary Defeat?
I’m working through this now, the idea of not being good enough. Sometimes I think maybe I’m not good enough, I don’t mean to do this, just not in the cards for me.
I work everyday to try to live up to the way my wife looks at me.
Weirdest Breakthrough Experience?
Last year I struggled so I have my real estate business doing really well right now and I have my online business doing well right now but last year I use to think I could do this or that.
My Big breakthrough is that I can have this and I can have that… today I have real estate and online my business working.
What’s the Vision of Jonathan Rivera look like for the future?
Legacy… I’m 2 years into an adoption process and will have our child soon.
I want my child to have a life that sees the infinite possibilities out there.
In real estate looking to add to portfolio.
Inline business, I need to make this business match my income I’m making in real estate so my wife can quit her job.
Best Entrepreneurial Advice?
“Don’t talk about it, be about it”.
Favorite Success Quote?
Top Recommended Book?
DotCom Secrets – by Russell Brunson
If all you had to your name was $1k and a laptop computer how would you jump start your business?
Begin to study your market.
Keep $1K in pocket to eat, start talking to people around and start finding out what the common problems are.
How can I solve some of those problems.
Who’s your favorite super hero and why?
Batman because he is a slob like one of us, a normal guy armed with smarts and know how.
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