Automation, 4 Hour Workweek, Virtual assistants, processes, hands off, mailbox money, sitting on the beach while you still get paid….
Do I have your attention?
Thought so. I think most any real estate investor you meet would tell you that these words above are the end goal. Basically running a business on auto pilot so they can go and do whatever they want (beach, vacation, or… other parts of the business). These days it’s easier than EVER to start automating pieces of your business, running a wholesale or flip operation out of your car with a smartphone? Totally possible.
Landlording remotely from the beach with just a tablet? Easy. Well, once you have the right setup it is.
I have an iPhone and an iPad, so today, I will be just talking about 6 APPS you can find on the iTunes store for Apple products, how I use them, and hopefully convince you that all of the above is attainable.
1. Automation – IFTTT
Well, it can do some pretty complex things, and its all customizable. It basically take 2 apps or services that you use, and use one action in one app to trigger another action in the 2nd app. For example, say I want to find new craigslist postings that are for sale by owner and then send them to your VA for them to call. Well, I can setup a recipe in IFTTT to search craigslist automatically with the search terms I provide, and either:
- Create a new doc in Google Drive and append to it when there are new listings
- Place in my Evernote or
- Drop into my Dropbox. It can do 100 other things with that info, …read more