Well...mainly about me (Jacquie Edwards) but saying About Me on the top sounds a bit braggy...
About Jacquie I am an award winning property investor, #1 best-selling author, public speaker, coach, trainer and mentor. But I haven't always done these things...
I moved to the UK in 2007 when I was an accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. This was right at the time of the credit crunch, which helped me to realise that I didn't love accounting enough to stick it out and put up with the corporate back-stabbing and drudgery (in fact, I hated accounting). So I started to look for something else.
In 2009 I became a freelance accountant - thinking that working for myself must be better that working someone else...and it was to an extent. But even as a freelance accountant I still had to go to someone else's office and build someone else's business doing what they told me to do. So I continued to look for that elusive something else...
Well, there were quite a few something else's...maybe you have found this as well...but once you start looking the world is full of amazing opportunities. I dabbled a bit in FX trading, network marketing (MLM) and a few other online businesses. Always chasing the next shiny penny...looking for a way to leave my job and live a life of freedom and flexibility.
In 2013 I discovered property investing. I had been reading a number of books including Rich Dad Poor Dad and Property Magic and realised that if so many people build wealth through property, maybe I could too.
I started to attend local property investor meetings (namely Oxford PIN - come and join us) and realised I needed more training if I was going to do this property. I had no property experience and in fact, I didn't even own my own home. So I decided to get educated. It also brought me into the circle of many other property investors and entreprenuers, which helped improve my mindset 100 fold.
After playing at property investing for about 12 months - I finally took the plunge and committed to the Rent to Rent Strategy in January 2014. Again, there are so many shiny pennies and you can spend years trying out every single property investing strategy so a key is really important to focus!
By the end of 2014 - I had 9 Rent to Rent deals under my belt which would bring in £100,000 PROFIT per annum! I no longer needed to be an accountant - I was financially free through property.
I then spent most of 2015 systemising the Rent to Rent business and adding to it with 2 more Rent to Rent properties and 2 property purchases (using other people's money). This systemisation allowed me to bring on a team of 3 part-time staff so that I am nearly completely removed from the day-to-day running and managing of the business. Turning the income into the sought after passive income!
In 2016 we have took on another 7 Rent to Rent properties, which were a bit trickier than most so it took about 12 months to get those integrated into our portfolio. Luckily, my team was up for the challenge because my main focus moved to helping others to achieve their property investing goals and reach their success, whether that is escaping the 9 to 5, helping their partner escape the 9 to 5 or just building up their own business instead of spending their time building someone else's business.
2017 saw another year of systemising and team-building and we continued to integrate all of our properties and get things running smoothly. I learned a lot about managing a team and changing team members that were not able to grow with the business. We also purchased some land for our dream home which we will start building in 2018!!
Now - While I am grateful for my Rent to Rent business (and it continues to grow) - I am truly grateful to have found my passion in helping others to realise that they don't have to follow the crowd. You can follow your own path, step away from the crowd and live the life of your dreams! And I thank you for allowing me to be a part of that journey!
I've also written a couple of best-selling books all about Rent to Rent. The best way to get a hold of them is on Amazon (because if you wait for me to get to the post office you'll be waiting quite a while)...
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