445: When to Quit Your Job and Pursue Your Dreams with Rapper Manafest

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The BiggerPockets podcast has quite a diverse group of guests that come on the show. We’ve had writers, speakers, businesspeople, and actors, but this may be the first rapper we’ve had with us. Chris Greenwood AKA Manafest is in the studio, and instead of recording beats, he’s recording the best lessons he’s learned through his music career, real estate investing, and online business.

Chris started out like many of us, working a stable job for a large corporation. After years of doing music on the side while working his full time job, he decided to take the jump and make rapping and rocking his career. Chris is the first to admit that this may not have been the best financial decision, and staying on the job for a little while longer could have relieved him of a lot of headaches. That being said, Chris didn’t just survive, he actually thrived in the music scene.

When Chris and his wife decided to move out of their condo to upgrade to a larger home, they brought up the idea of renting out the condo instead of selling. This opened Chris up to the world of real estate investing, and as he saw the checks start to come in, he realized that this was a money maker that could help bring in stable income, passively while he worked on his music.

Now Chris owns various properties and mainly buys from turnkey companies. Brandon, David, and Chris all have their own opinions on turnkey real estate investing, but they all agree on one thing: for those that don’t have much time to be an active investor, it’s a great way to start or stack up rental properties.

Aside from rentals and rapping, Chris developed his own online course to teach other musicians how to successfully market their music in an industry that has such a high barrier to entry. Chris talks through how he separated himself from all the other “course gurus” and how you too can serve as an authoritative figure in your own community with knowledge, experience, and perseverance.

In This Episode We Cover:

  • How Manafest got his start in music (and why he made the jump to full time)
  • The struggles and benefits of working a full-time job and pursuing your dreams
  • Renting your primary residence instead of selling when you move out
  • Not getting sucked into the “you’ll have to fix toilets” fear of real estate investing
  • Turnkey rentals and why they may (or may not) work for your investing strategy
  • Having the drive to help people before you ask for money or a sale
  • Chris’s book From Red to Black
  • And So Much More!

Links from the Show

Click here to check the full show notes: https://www.biggerpockets.com/show445

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