The CarrotCast Podcast for Real Estate Investors & Agents

The last CarrotCast episode of 2017 is coming at you guys and gals and man, this year was a crazy, great year. It was probably my hardest year as an entrepreneur in good ways, like, all good stuff, but I was really challenged this year in a big way as you heard during the episodes of the CarrotCast throughout the year.

But today what we're doing is we're changing the pace a little bit and since this is the last episode ... First of all, Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays. Hope you've had some amazing, amazing times with your families and friends and you've had some time to reflect and to think. By the time you listen to this, if you're listening to this when this comes out live the day of ... We're actually doing a webinar here this week, the last Thursday of December. Last Thursday of 2017 actually. Every single year I do a webinar where I dive through my planning process, exactly how I plan out a year, the things that I've done to help our companies, myself be successful in business, in life.

I've really honed in on an awesome process. Every single year it refines and improves. So, go to: oncarrot.com/epic, oncarrot.com/epic, e-p-i-c, oncarrot.com/epic and sign up for that call. You can join us live. I'm gonna walk through every step on how I plan out an amazing year. I'm gonna give you the documents that we've created that we use for our planning. I'm gonna give you the Worksheet that I use to go through that. It's gonna help you kind of start the new year with energy, with clarity, and with the process, right? So oncarrot.com/epic. Even if you can't show up live, check out the replay. You'll still get everything for free.

But on this episode, I've got Chris, my co-founder coming on. We're gonna be talking about the year. We're gonna be talking about some amazing new features that we've rolled out. On the technical side, if you're technical you're gonna love this. If you're not technical, you're gonna love the fact that we have technical people that are rooting for you and that are doing the work for you. Chris is going to get pretty technical on some of the stuff, on how we've made your websites faster and how we're innovating there. But, we really dig into some of the new things we've got coming out, some of the things we're excited about in the future.

So, have an amazing, amazing end to 2017. Let's start 2018 with energy and let's start this CarrotCast.

Listen to other CarrotCast episodes at https://oncarrot.com/blog/category/carrotcast/

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88 deals this year. But … feeling lost and overworked rather than excited and full of energy. That was part of an email I received the other day from one of our Carrot clients.

We often look at our revenue as “mine” rather than a tool to build a business. That is where we fail at building the freedom and flexibility within our finances.

On this episode of the CarrotCast, I want to unleash you in your business so your business can be a vehicle for you to make the impact you want to make.  So your business is the vehicle for you to live the lifestyle that you want. And, inspire others around you to do the same.

How is this possible? Find out.

Listen in and enjoy and be sure to listen to past CarrotCast episodes.

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Luke Harris gets the award to be the only Carrot customer to actually signup at Carrot HQ in Roseburg Oregon.

On this episode of the CarrotCast, Luke explains why he was a little reluctant to start up with Carrot. His previous website was generating 1-2 leads per week. Now with his Carrot site, he is generating 5-6 leads per day.

He’s now flipped over 50 land deals.

Luke dives in to discuss why he left his previous website and the importance of taking advantage of performance and strategy to acquire consistent leads.

We’re going to focus in on performance so you’re not leaving hundreds of thousands of dollars on the table and closing up your leaky buckets.

Listen to other episode at carrotcast.com

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I've mentioned throwing in some intentional chaos in life and even recently recorded a CarrotCast on the topic. Well, I threw some chaos in this week which has led to some late nights at Carrot. 

So it's now 1AM and after a long and powerful day, I wanted to do a quick "exhausted" brain dump. 

Listen in and enjoy. Even though I might sound tired, I'm still super jazzed about creating passion and purpose in the lives of others.

Check out other episodes of the CarrotCast.

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One of our Carrot core values is “Be a Beacon of Positivity and Possibility”. I like to align with people who are beacons for other and Max Maxwell is one of them.

My view of entrepreneurship is broken down into three levels:

  1. The Dreamer. Someone is hustling to make it happen but isn’t there yet.
  2. The Doer. Is settled and established.
  3. The Inspirer. This person is set on being an inspiration for others to do better and achieve more.

On this episode of the CarrotCast Max shares some of the cool things he’s doing everyday on Instgram and YouTube to inspire 1000’s of people.

We also dive into these three big takeaways:

  1. Max’s story and exactly what he did to land his first two deals.
  2. Using a stacking method to target hot leads.
  3. What his online marketing with Carrot looks like and how he closes 1 in 4 leads from PPC.

Listen to other CarrotCast episodes at carrotcast.com and be sure to give us a rating and subscribe on iTunes.

Direct download: CarrotCast_EP77_Max_Maxwell_Audio_11-21-17.mp3
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Tim Oppelt has endured a lot. He’s worked one of the “worst” jobs possible, been laid off, and made some investing errors. But, he’s a big believer in trying to do what you love and creating a new path for other people.

He wants to change some of the negative perceptions about entrepreneurs, into a perception that maybe you can do what you want to do in life and have success because you love doing it.

Tim discusses, spending hours and hours and dollars and dollars working on a website and online marketing, but not getting the return. He found what wasn’t working and decided to join Carrot and dive into his online marketing head-on.

Now he is having online marketing success by scaling your business.

We dive into his strategy for phone leads, how he follows up with prospects and the importance of creating amazing systems for his clients and marketing.

Listen to other CarrotCast episodes at carrotcast.com.

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Break the machine to regain. What does that mean?

We’re all guilty of getting caught in the day-to-day tasks. Becoming complacent and stagnant.

How do you get out of that routine? How do you regain focus?

By pulling away and causing chaos. Pull away and cause chaos so you can work on that one thing that you know is going to make the biggest difference in that moment.

If you purposely create chaos, you can gain the biggest leverage in your life. Increase what you think you’re capable of doing. Focus more on the things that matter.

When you focus on the things that are important, your life is better, your revenue is higher, and your business is more effective.

Chaos forces focus.

What can you do today to throw chaos into the mix? What goals can you create chaos around?

Listen to this episode of the CarrotCast. Regain your focus and start creating momentum in your life and business by breaking the machine and causing a bit of chaos in life.

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April Crossley has almost been with Carrot from the beginning. April shares how she has grown her business and made the leap into real estate full-time after leaving a high paying medical career.

She also reveals how she's built up her portfolio of rental properties to dozens of properties now. Also, find out what her direct mail strategy is and how she leverages Carrot to amplify all of her business.

Listen, enjoy, and check out more CarrotCast episodes at carrotcast.com.

Direct download: CarrotCast_EP74_April_Crossley.mp3
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You have goals for your life and business, yet it can sometimes feel impossible to achieve them. You might know WHAT you need to do and maybe even HOW to do it, but it takes shifting your focus to eliminating what stands in your way. Is it time, money, discomfort, laziness? Whatever it is, you have the opportunity to change.

We’re conditioned by nature and change can be so hard.

Having taken the step out of my daily sequence that I've had for many years, I want to pass along what and how I changed to start meeting my goals that are important to me but have been pushed aside for too long. I hope to pass along my struggles and how I've been able to shift my "goals" mindset to get back on track both personally and within the Carrot business.

Listen, enjoy, and check out more CarrotCast episodes at carrotcast.com.

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We all strive to have more fulfilling relationships.

Relationships that link to our individual goals with the shared vision of another person. There are challenges of being willing to plant seeds with that person. Planting seeds, where others are too busy tilling and harvesting.  When you plant relationship seeds, your gratitude and a willingness to grow is practically limitless.

Each day, embark on a day’s journey to grow a relationship with more passion, honesty, kindness, and communication.

When we shift our attention from the “tilling and harvest” to the process of planting and growing, we have the ability to turn our connections into more intentional and long-lasting relationships.

Listen, enjoy, and check out more CarrotCast episodes at carrotcast.com.

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We just wrapped the mountain edition of CarrotCamp 2017 October 9-10 in our beautiful hometown of Roseburg, Oregon at Carrot HQ, so we wanted to take a few moments to reflect and capture some thoughts from our Campers.

CarrotCamp was unlike most events. It wasn't a workshop or seminar, nor was it a retreat. It was an immersive experience where we did a deep dive into the campers world.  We unplugged and got out of the office and into nature, and work with our team to get massive things done to uplevel marketing… all the while building relationships with other high-level real estate entrepreneurs that will hopefully last a lifetime. 

Campers Edward Beck, Jeff Milligan, Tang Nguyen, Tim Oppelt, and Kyle Doney discuss what they enjoyed, struggled with, and how Camp benefited them both personally and in their businesses.

Thank you 2017 CarrotCampers!

Enjoy!

Listen, enjoy, and check out more CarrotCast episodes at carrotcast.com.

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CarrotCamp is a little over three weeks away and I'm so pumped about it at the time, that I'm recording this. And my guest today, is Edward Beck, who's actually a returning guest. And you're going to get to re-meet him, if you've listened to the previous episode with Edward from El Paso, Texas. And, now he's crushing it with the web and also he has a great mindset around business and real estate, on the ethical side of investing. But, Edward's going to be coming up to CarrotCamp, so I'm pumped to meet him in person.

I'm so excited about the way he's growing his real estate business, the way he's really investing and helping other investors do the same thing. So, pumped to hang out with him for three days.

Edward does five, seven, eight, nine, ten deals a month. He's going to talk about his deal volume in here. He's going to talk about his marketing mix, what he's switched and his new book.

Edward, I'm so proud man, that you wrote a book. I went through it during the manuscript process and it's a great, great book.

Guys and gals, we're going to introduce that to you as well. And, yeah, let's welcome Edward Beck back into the CarrotCast as returning-guest.

Direct download: CarrotCast_EP69_Edward_Beck_Audio.mp3
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On this CarrotCast episode Boston·s #1 Home Buyer, Tom Cafarella,  breaks down his journey and marketing strategy. Tom walks through step by step his journey from a job he hated, to making the leap, to realizing he needs to be great at marketing. 

He slowly learned and refined his marketing from the ground up.

Breakdown:

- Tom spends $1million a year on marketing. He explains what works for him and what doesn't.

- His #1 way of generating leads online is Facebook (for sellers). He breaks down in detail how he's having success on Facebook where others aren't.

- And, before switching to Carrot a year ago or so, he was skeptical Carrot could outperform his custom site. He made the switch and test it. Carrot doubled his online leads and business... HUGE ROI. 

Listen and enjoy!

 

 

Direct download: CarrotCast_68_Tom_Cafarella_Full_Audio.mp3
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This episode of The CarrotCast, I have a special guest for you, Josh Schoenly. I have known Josh for years in different businesses that he's owned. First of all, he's one of the best dudes around. He's ethical, he's honest, he knows what he's doing. He's a big, big, big sharer.

But I wanted to bring him on because Facebook marketing became a topic, of course, over the past year, that keeps on coming up more and more from our clients.

On this episode, Josh walks through every, single step on how to dial in your targeting, your ads, your landing page, all that kind of stuff. If you want to learn more about Josh or more from him, then just go check out his website, clientalchemist.com. I'm excited to welcome Josh to the podcast and to welcome you guys to his world as well because he's an amazing dude. I think you're just going to love him.

Also, we did a great podcast with Kylie Newbold, that I feel is the number Podcast episode on Facebook marketing for real estate investors specifically. Go check out that episode here.

Direct download: CarrotCast_67_Josh_Schoenly_Full_Audio.mp3
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One question that I'm frequently asked is "What is the one thing that you can attribute to your success?" We have all wondered what that answer is for people that we admire and look up to.  But, usually, that answer isn't just one thing. It's a series of things that unfold in a certain order that unlocks success.

I'm going to walk you through the 8 things that I learned and implemented in my life. From exactly how I started and the exact things I had to unlock to advance me to the next step. 

I hope this CarrotCast does that same thing for you. I hope it helps you identify what are those next steps, where are you now, what are things blocking you, and what do you have to unlock or change within you to unlock that next step in your life and in your business.

Enjoy!

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I created my life list in 2010. This is what I want to do while I'm alive. Experience, growth, and achievement. Recently, a friend of mine came across my life list on my website trevormauch.com. He saw that I wanted to catch a steelhead while fly fishing. 

He's a Veteran who turned to fly fishing as a relaxation and release point for PTSD. He understands the importance of helping others so he reached out to me to see if we could go fishing. 

We spent the day on the river and it was one of the most enjoyable and amazing items that I've done on my list. 

So why create a life list? It's exactly what I mentioned before. Experience, growth, and achievement. You can become a better, more fulfilled person. 

I encourage you to take an hour today to sit down and start a life list. Write out a draft. 10 items. Get it started and you can always add to it later. The main thing is to get it started.

Next, share it. Make it 100% public and magic will start to happen. 

Share it on Facebook and tag me, Trevor Mauch. I would love to celebrate it with you. 

Enjoy and check out more CarrotCast episodes at carrotcast.com.

Direct download: CarrotCast_EP_64_Trevor_Life_Lists_Full_Audio.mp3
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There are so many cool things about being an entrepreneur and running your own business. Even the bumps and bruises that you learn from along the way.

On this episode of the CarrotCast, I'm going to dive into one thing that can change the game of your business.

Proactive Key Performance Indicator (KPI).

We're building into the Carrot culture to be more productive and concentrated within our systems.

Listen in and learn how proactive KPI's can help you march towards your goals each week.

Enjoy and be sure to listen to past episodes of the CarrotCast and give us a rating on iTunes. Thanks! 

Direct download: EP_64_-Trevor_Proactive_KPI_Full_Audio.mp3
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We're talking about lead generation on this call. But...it's a little bit of a different one. I'm going to set the stage for you. Whenever we talk about lead generation, there are a few steps that we always want people to take because of a proven path. This is the model to follow that works, and it works over and over and over again.

The first thing, you got to dial in your website. Nailing step one, getting a high-converting website with the right strategy.

Step two is what we're going to talk about today.You need to pick a traffic plan and get traffic and leads coming in soon, and one of the best ways to do that is with pay-per-click marketing, whether it's through Google or Bing or even Facebook if you do it right. One of the things that most people don't do is they don't look at and they don't focus on this one metric that Adrian and I on our team spent some time ... We did a Facebook Live and what you're going to listen to is actually the recording of a Facebook Live that we did yesterday, as of the time I'm recording this, where we walk through and the number one most important metric that I feel people should be looking at when it comes to paid traffic. If you follow this metric and then you follow our training on how to dial in your pay-per-click marketing through Google and Bing, you are going to succeed. Okay? It's just going to happen.

One of the things that most people don't do is they don't focus on this one metric that Adrian and I are going to cover. We walk through the number one most important metric that I feel people should be looking at when it comes to paid traffic. If you follow this metric and then you follow our training on how to dial in your pay-per-click marketing through Google and Bing, you are going to succeed. 

What is the number one most important metric according to me when it comes to your paid traffic? Well, piggybacking off of a call I recent CarrotCast, we take a look at how to use simple math to really help your paid marketing become a lot more successful. This is going to help you do this one calculation that could change the game with your pay-per-click. 

Really dive in, nail this number that we're going to give you. It's going to take you five minutes to do your own calculation, and we'd love your feedback.

Listen to over CarrotCast episodes at www.carrotcast.com

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Have you ever thought about your legacy?

For this CarrotCast, I’m going to use my Grandpa as an example of a pinnacle of success. He recently passed away and it was clearly evident that he was a person that left a legacy.

There were people that traveled hours or who had not seen him in 60 years, gather to pay their respects to a person who had a positive influence on their lives.

We often times put too much stock in our bank accounts and facebook accounts...on stats and ego.

Instead, we need to start shifting that focus on positive influence and concentrate more on our legacy.


Enjoy this episode of the CarrotCast and challenge yourself to do five positive things today. Go out and live a legacy. Invest in people, have fun, be kind, and enjoy life!

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It’s easy to lose our passion, purpose, and kindness in the negativity of our 21st century lives. On this episode, Trevor and his brother Kyle interview Joe Anglim and Leon Logothetis about how to and why it is so important to bake passion, purpose, and kindness back into our DNA.

 

Joe Anglim is best known for his role on the hit show Survivor. Joe is also co-host of his show Mana which takes him around the world inspiring others. Joe’s also a jewelry maker, artist, craftsman, and has a knack for traveling the world on a budget where it seems he’s always on the go and trading art or construction for a roof over his head in some amazing places for amazing experiences.

 

Leon Logothetis is one of the most inspirational storytellers. He’s an adventurer, motivational speaker, philanthropist, and king of extreme budget travel. That’s not what he’s always been though. He used to be a broker in London before he gave it all up for a life on the road. Leon is living proof that anything is possible through kindness and human connection. He’s crossed 90 countries and every continent. He’s the host of the TV series Amazing Adventures Of A Nobody on National Geographic, the hit Netflix Documentary (that everyone needs to go watch right now) “The Kindness Diaries”, he’s an author and much more…

 

Tune in and become that influencer that can leave a legacy of passion, purpose, and kindness.

 

Enjoy!

Direct download: CarrotCast_61-_Trevor_Leon_Logothetis_Full_Audio.mp3
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Cherie Aimee was medically dead for 90 minutes from cardiac arrest. Per a miracle, she came back and was in a coma for 3 months.

Like many of us, before that moment she was in a spot in life where she knew she wasn’t living the true her. Not making the impact on the world that she knew she could make.

That moment triggered in her to learn to love herself (she teaches how she did) and how a new mindset unleashed how she shows up in life and how you can too.

Check out page episodes of the CarrotCast at carrotcast.com

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One of the biggest fears that people have about hiring or bringing people aboard is that they think it's going to make their bottom line take a hit. They think it's gonna make the money that goes into their pocket to put food on your table, take a hit, and lessen all of the hard work you've put in to growing your business. You've put in hard work to grow the income stream and the last thing we as entrepreneurs want, is for that to go down.

For some reason, the first thing that we think of when we're looking at bringing people on a team, is "Oh my gosh, what's going to be taken away from me?"

On this episode of the CarrotCast, I'm going to talk about hiring and why it should not be looked at from an expense mindset in the early stages.

Hiring should be... how is this going to add to the business? How can we make this person pay for themselves and increase our revenue and you can do it in almost every position in your company starting out; it's not just sales people. It could be your assistant, it could be other things like that. So, on this episode, I want to walk you through the investment versus expense mindset when bringing people on your team and how to go after those first several people on your team to make sure that you're doing it right.

Also, to make sure that you're not hiring late in the game and not capitalizing on big opportunities that you are currently missing because you are so busy and you're doing all the work.

Strap in, listen to this episode of the CarrotCast. I'd really love your feedback. If you're in a spot right now in your business where you know you need to add someone on the team but you're not exactly sure how or you're kinda nervous about paying for them out of your own pocket, listen to this episode, let me know in the comments on iTunes or head over to Facebook and hit me up over there. Let me know the next move you're gonna make to build that team and to shift the mindset on bringing people aboard from an expense to an investment.

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If you had to guess, what would you say is the #1 marketing tactic our (Carrot) most successful clients implement? 

If there's one thing that people really need to wrap their minds around when they start to invest in marketing, this is definitely in contention for being one of the top one, two, three things that are among the most important with making your marketing work.

Basically, if you've ever stopped your marketing efforts because you had a "gut feeling" that you're spending money without results but you didn't base that off of hard math, then you're most likely quitting too soon. the way that I'm going to show you in this CarrotCast, if you did not base that off of hard math, that decision, then you likely had a high, high, high chance of sabotaging your own results.

I'm going to show you in this CarrotCast, if you did not base that off of hard math, then you likely had a high, high, high chance of sabotaging your own results.

I'm going to walk you through how to remove emotion from your marketing equation, and how to add simple mathematics to make sure that you have the best possible chance of making your marketing work for you and crush it no matter what your business is! 

Be sure to check out our other amazing CarrotCast episodes at www.carrotcast.com

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We don't do a whole lot of Carrot Cast episodes on wealth, per se. Most of the people we have on here, or the topics that we talk about, of course, are related to helping you build wealth. But the thing is, most of us entrepreneurs go out building that business...building that first business. Creating those income streams. For some reason, we don't implement the actual things that would help us to become financially free and actually truly wealthy. It's not wealthy for being wealthy's sake. I think it's really that first thing that I mentioned before, with being free...being financially free, so you can go out there and do what you want to do. For me, my definition of financially free is to never, ever have to worry about money. Where money isn't even a factor in any of the decisions that we're making. That, to me, is financially free.

Also, it's where I'm earning the income doing the things that I love to do. Not grinding away. Okay. You could totally have no worry about money ever, but you could have no life because you didn't structure the way that you're generating your income, in a way to where your money truly serves you, rather than you being a slave to it. On this episode of the Carrot Cast, I've got a special guest with me. A longtime friend of mine, Jack Bosch, who is an investor. He's flipped thousands of pieces of land. He's an apartment building buyer and owner now. We're going to talk about his story and we're going talk about what he calls the wealth wheel.

The reason I brought him on isn't because of the land investing, although we will talk about that a little bit. It's not because of the apartment investing, which we're gonna talk about a little bit. It's not really necessarily his story from coming to Germany as an immigrant, broke and turned into an amazing seven and eight figure a year entrepreneur. It's the mindset that goes into building true wealth and how to really use real estate, whether you're a wholesaler, a flipper, an apartment building investor, but especially if you're a wholesaler or a flipper listening to this. Eight out of ten wholesalers and flippers that I talk to do not set up their businesses to build true wealth. They set up their businesses, honestly, to be high paying jobs. It ends up tying you down. It ends up doing the opposite of why you started that business in the first place.

This episode we're gonna walk through the wealth wheel. Walk through some concepts out of Jack's book that he wrote. Also, in this episode, we're gonna tell you how you can get a copy of his book for free because I really believe in the message that it puts out there on how you can really build true wealth and really gain real freedom in your business and from your business, rather than earning a high paid job for yourself.

Welcome on in Jack Bosch to this episode. While you're doing this, take notes and identify where on the wealth wheel you are. Because odds are, you're only probably doing one or two of the things on the wealth wheel and you're going to perpetually be on this hamster wheel, where you've always got to work and always got to bust your butt in order to make the income, instead of the income working for you. Let's dive in.

Direct download: EP-57-CarrotCast-jack-bosch.mp3
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I always get excited when I get to do these types of CarrotCasts when I bring on a client of ours who has a great, great story. And the client that I'm bringing on today is Brian Rockwell. This CarrotCast is pretty compelling and hopefully, it's going to speak to everyone about patience and swift and focused execution when you decide to make things happen.

He didn't use the excuses of, "There's way too much competition." He didn't use the excuses of, "I already see Carrot sites everywhere." He didn't use any excuses of "I've never done a deal." He went out there, executed according to what we laid out, our plan for him. He executed it. He carved out time to study. He carved out time to implement, he carved out a budget, and he did $80,000 in wholesale fees in March. He did another $50 to $60,000 in April, and he's already on track to do amazingly well again at the time we recorded this in June. 

You're also going to be able to learn how he's executed like mad as a newer investor, not having all the advantages that you do with experience and credibility and how he went after and executed with one marketing plan, on one way of getting clients now with building up momentum over the long term with another way of getting clients, and how he's turning those into profits.

He eliminated emotion from his decision by setting a solid marketing budget that is 100% based off of data and math. Magically that turned into amazing results for him.

You're going to love his story, how he went from junior high teacher and baseball coach, and a 12-year journey on starting being a real estate investor from thinking about it to taking the action on it.

He took action, and within three months he's doing $80,000 a month in revenue, and you're going to hear how he did it.

So listen to this episode of the CarrotCast and check out the other episodes at carrotcast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_EP_56_Brian_Rockwell_Full_Audio.mp3
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Curious how Carrot has grown exponentially over the last three years?

In this CarrotCast, I'm going to reveal our number 1 marketing tactic and why it's essential for any business to thrive.

This tactic is applicable to the small business and the large business alike and it's guaranteed to grow your business if you put in the time and effort required. Listen to find out what it is.

Want more? Check out our other CarrotCasts at www.carrotcasts.com

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Following up on the Collective Genius Mastermind - connecting with some amazing real estate professionals. We want to personally meet our clients more... in our office in Roseburg Oregon! 

I want to ask you this... would you be interested in coming out to Carrot HQ for a Carrot Camp? 

The number one order of business, we would be dialing into your business and your website to increase your odds of higher ROI. Not necessarily for the new investor, but one who has been able to consistently close deals.

The second part of the Camp would be to share our beautiful Oregon location by either golf, mountain biking, fly fishing, you name it!

If you're interested hit us up either oncarrot.com or facebook.com/trevormauch and share your thoughts and ideas!

Direct download: CarrotCast_54_-_Trevor_Carrot_Camp_Full_Audio.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 4:00am PST

Real estate is one of the least trusted industries-- why is that?

Now ask yourself... "How many of your last deals would you feel like following up with and taking to dinner or grabbing a drink, those clients?" If you're like most wholesalers and flippers, your business is about the numbers. Investors treat it as a one-and-done too often. Most don't believe they can be tight with the client after the deal has closed.

I'm returning from one of, if not, the Nation's top Mastermind events for real estate wholesalers and flippers called Collective Genius. These guys are big time. 500-600 flips per year and some with over 4000 multi-family units.

What's one of the main differences between the one-and-done investor and one that flips 500 properties per year? The willingness to build and continue a relationship- after the transaction.

What can you do to change the churn and burn mindset of your clients? Find out. On this episode of the CarrotCast, Trevor dives into what he learned at the Collective Genius Mastermind, showing clients that you care and that they're not just another comma.

Have gratitude for everything and build humanity back into business!

Be sure to check out past CarrotCast episodes at carrotcast.com 

Direct download: CarrotCast_53_-_Trevor_Add_Humanity_Full_Audio.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 2:00am PST

Harvey Gronwald just spent a week at the Carrot headquarters. Trevor sits down with him to pick his brain on how he is crushing it in the mobile home real estate space.

He discusses why you should pay a professional photographer for house photos, how he got into the mobile home market, and some seriously actionable tips to sell houses faster.

He made $75,000 on a single mobile home. With this info, you can too.

Like this episode? Get more real estate and entrepreneur tips to cut through the clutter and crush it with your business... visit www.carrotcast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_52_-_Harvey_Gronwald_Full_Audio.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 2:00am PST

Every business should have 1 or 2 key metrics that are your “north star” at any given time. Right now ours is Net Promoter Score… because it is the simplest way to gauge overall happiness of our clients. In the spirit of transparency, we recently had 2 of the worst NPS ratings we’ve ever had in our 3+ years in business.

In this episode, I discuss what I saw, why it happened, how we track NPS, and also dive into the psychology of negativity in success.

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_51_-_Trevor_Negativity_6-1-17_Full_Audio.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 2:00am PST

Trevor Mauch has started several businesses over the years and is the CEO of Carrot, but his previous businesses grew to trap him in a life he simply wasn’t loving.

Working too many hours, on things he wasn’t passionate about, making great money but without the passion for what he was doing, and a boom and bust business model that made it hard to plan ahead.

In this CarrotCast Trevor dives into the simple concept that changed his business and life… setting “non-negotiables” that he decided to live by and build his next businesses by.

You’ll hear his journey, what those 5 non-negotiables are, and how you can create your own.

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_50_-_Trevor_Non_Negotiables_Full_Audio.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 2:00am PST

What is our vision here at Carrot for the next 5 years? In this short CarrotCast our CEO Trevor talks about the history of Carrot, our product, where we’re going, and the launch of a new Advanced Marketers Plan...

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com.

Direct download: CarrotCast_EP_49-_Trevor_NewAdvMktg_Full_Audio.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 2:00am PST

Jason Lucchesi jumped into real estate investing right when the last downturn started and built up a solid real estate investing business.

Shifting and changing as the market changed. But then he realized he’d built a business that he was a slave to. Working long hours, making a great income but no time to enjoy it, and really not enjoying the business he’d built. Then he decided to stop grinding and start building a business he loved. Jason talks about his journey and how he’s adapted his strategy as the market has shifted and talks about how he created systems and brought on people who could help him grow a business that

Then he decided to stop grinding and start building a business he loved. Jason talks about his journey and how he’s adapted his strategy as the market has shifted and talks about how he created systems and brought on people who could help him grow a business that

Jason talks about his journey and how he’s adapted his strategy as the market has shifted and talks about how he created systems and brought on people who could help him grow a business that flips 6-7 deals a month with little of his involvement so he could focus on his passion for coaching and helping others do what he’s done.

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_48_Jason_Lucchesi.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 2:00am PST

While most of the real estate market is flooding into flipping houses or wholesaling houses… savvy investors are looking at the gaps in the market where there is an outsized opportunity vs. competition level.

When Carrot client Gary Horton hit a wall wholesaling real estate in San Diego he tested out flipping bare land… and hasn’t looked back since. Now Gary buys and sells land all over the West Coast, from his house (or office), does 8-9 flips per month, and barely has any competition. In this

In this episode, Gary lays out his entire business model from start to finish. His marketing, how he targets sellers, how he sells his properties, his margins, how he does online marketing to drive consistent land deals… EVERYTHING.

Dive in and listen to Gary’s story and get inspired to go down the path less traveled. Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_47_Gary_Horton.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 2:00am PST

Content Strategist, Mike Blankenship and Trevor Mauch discuss how to seamlessly produce any piece of content, from the birth of an idea to the publication of a post.

Be sure to listen to our other episodes of the CarrotCast at www.carrotcast.com.

Direct download: CarrotCast_46_-_Michael_Blankenship.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 2:00am PST

Many entrepreneurs try to go it alone for the first phase of your business career. The lone wolf. The “I’ll figure this thing out”. The rugged individualist.

But eventually, we discover that there are other people out there way smarter in many parts of business and life that I can learn from… and if I can get around a group of amazing people consistently it can really uplevel my game.

I went through that conversation myself 7 years ago and joined my first Mastermind.

In this episode of the CarrotCast I talk about Masterminds with my guest, Jason Medley, the founder of the Collective Genius.

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_45_Jason_Medley_Full_Audio.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 2:00am PST

Wholesaling and flipping are the gateway “drug” to long-term investing like my guest today focuses on.

Jason is one of my greatest entrepreneurial inspirations, a good friend of mine, and one of the most amazing real estate investors and community CHANGE AGENTS I’ve ever known.

In this episode Jason breaks down how he grew his outdoor advertising business to over 600 billboard faces in Ohio, how to strategically buy properties in the same area and bring businesses in your community wants and gain equity in those businesses (in addition to the cash flow from your property), and why he’s almost single-handedly changing his small town community in Ohio.

If you’re not inspired by the end of this call I don’t know what will get you going.

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_43_Jason_Duff_Full_Audio.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 2:00am PST

“You can’t do any deals with SEO”. We hear that quite often from people who don’t want to put in the work and focus. But for those who use a solid proven system and implement a plan with consistency… they see results.

Dave Brown fuels almost his whole 30-40 deal per year business with SEO and in this podcast he breaks down exactly how he started, what he did on SEO in the first days, what he does today, some tips… and his story as a real estate investor.

If you’re curious about pulling in deals with search engine optimization listen to Dave Brown’s story and how he does it.  

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_43_David_Brown_Full_Audio.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 2:00am PST

What lessons can we learn from Apple Computer when it comes to building a business? 

Tons, but one, in particular, is how important it is to build an “integrated product suite” that all work in tandem to help more clients and add multiple streams of revenue from the same user base.

How can real estate investors and agents create an “integrated product suite” as well?

Our guest, Matt Aitchison, has done just that. See how Matt has been able to cut through the clutter and turn more prospects into revenue than his competition by one by one adding partnerships in his company to offer services all of his prospects need.

After you listen to this episode you may never look at the “house flipping” or “wholesaling” business again.

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_Matthew_Aitchison_Full_Audio.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 2:00am PST

Carrot’s latest intern on the Content team puts Carrot CEO Trevor Mauch on the hot seat to dive into Trevor’s past and the moments and lessons that have led to where he is today.

Mike dives into questions around purpose, around passion, the story of Carrot, and how Trevor was able to get through his biggest setbacks in life over the years to come out even stronger.

This conversation may be able to help you get clarity on some “success habits” that you can adopt that could truly change your life and your business.

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_41_Michael_Blankenship_Full_Audio.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 2:00am PST

"A" players, as many people call the best of the best employees… aren’t easy to come by.

But there is a way that you can increase your chances of grabbing the attention of "A" players and hiring them onto your team.

"A" players can often make 10x the impact that a "B" player can make and Carrot CEO Trevor Mauch shares how to structure your company to make "A" players want to work for you, how to create your hiring process so it filters out the "B" and "C" players, and how to motivate A players to come work for you.

It’s not a “copy and paste” solution so be ready to get to work and fundamentally change the way you’re currently looking for great people.

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_40_Trevor_Hiring_2__A_Players_Full_Audio.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 2:00am PST

As your business grows… or as you realize that you can’t keep doing everything yourself, you’ll need to bring aboard great team members to help you reach your goals.

But how do you know when you should hire? How do you know who you should hire first or next?

And how do you ensure you hire the right person in the right role?

Well in this episode Trevor Mauch, Carrot CEO, walks through how they use the Kolbe test to help identify the gaps we need to fill in our company, the personality type that person should be, and how to really add the afterburners to your business by adding team members that complement your skillset and the way you work.

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_39_Trevor_Hiring-Kolbe_Full_Audio.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 2:00am PST

When should you make the leap to full-time in your side business? It doesn’t matter what business it is there’s a point when it makes more sense to leave your day job and go full-time into your passion.

Michael Rogers, a Carrot client and CPA of 12+ years walks through his journey on how he did his first deal, built an income producing portfolio while still working full-time, then how he slowly scaled back his hours at the CPA firm he was employed at and eventually dove in full-time as an investor just this past winter.

Now Michael is still focused on building his portfolio for the long-term and doing wholesale deals for his active income. How did Michael do it? Listen in.

Also, listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_Ep_38_Michael_Rogers.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 2:00am PST

How can you grow your business to make you the only viable option for leads without having to go door to door or make cold calls?

How can you tell a more influential story to cut through the clutter and become a driving force behind that story?

How do you create a credible brand where before leads even reach out, they're likely to go with you because of what you've done in your community?

So many investors and agents fall into the short term marketing "tactics" trap and lose focus on building the foundation for an amazing long-term business.

On this episode of the CarrotCast, Ryan Fletcher host of the Agent Marketing Syndicate Podcast joins us to discuss gaining control of your business and avoiding the some of the "tactics" that may lead you down the wrong path.

If you're looking to rely on Facebook ads, AdWords, Craiglist... then great! But, this podcast is for the serious, long-term agent and investor. Build credibility and community!

Enjoy and be sure to listen to our other CarrotCast episodes at carrotcast.com.

Direct download: CarrotCast_EP_37-Ryan_Fletcher.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 2:00am PST

EP 35: Hiring A Rock Star Executive Assistant - Resources, Tools, Mindset Shifts, and more w/ Adrian Nez and Trevor Mauch

Want to know my secret to getting 10x done with less time? It’s not the sexy “productivity” hack you’re looking for… but it’s what every high performer I know has done.

Hire an amazing executive assistant.

In this episode of the CarrotCast Adrian Nez and Trevor Mauch dive into the details… in Part 2 of How to 10x Your Productivity… on where to find a great assistant, what tools we use, what to put in your job description, how to get through your first 90 days with them, and more.

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

 

Before you dive in, if you haven't listened to Part 1 of the Hiring a Personal Assistant CarrotCast, be sure to check it out...

CarrotCast - 10x Your Productivity And Income – My Formula For Hiring A Personal Assistant w/ Trevor Mauch + Adrian Nez

 

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Direct download: CarrotCast_Adrian_Nez_and_Trevor_Mauch_February_14.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 2:00am PST

EP 34: Bandit Sign Wars, Door Hangers, and Scaling With Online Marketing w/ Edward Beck

Edward Beck has been through 2 full real estate cycles. From doing 20+ deals per month with a large team pre-2005… to trimming down his business but focusing on fewer but better deals… Edward has seen it all in his market of El Paso, Texas.

Edward talks about how their real estate business almost imploded, how he picked up and rebuilt the business post-crash, and what he’s doing today to stabilize and really grow his real estate investing business.

Bandit sign wars, door knocker sorrows, and how he’s using online marketing and Carrot to cut through the clutter… now online marketing is his #1 source of high-profit deals.

How did he do it? Listen to his story on how he got started in real estate investing and what led to his success. Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_34_Edward_Beck.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 2:00am PST

EP 33: How Was My January? Update on My Travels, Our Carrot Team Retreat, and Reprogramming Your Mental Operating System w/ Trevor Mauch

On this episode of the CarrotCast, Trevor talks about where and why he's at the period in his life and his business where he needs to build, change and delegate so he can continue to do the things that make his heart sing.

 

As entrepreneurs and business leaders, we all come to a chasm that we need to cross. But... how do we do it?

Find out and enjoy this conversation as he walks you through the mindset shifts you need to make before you choose to cross the chasm that you're currently faced with.

 

Listen to more CarrotCast interviews at CarrotCast.com

Direct download: 33_Trevor_Carrot_and_the_Chasm.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 2:00am PST

EP 32: Student Housing, Apartments, Hard Money, and Unique Ability In Life w/ Doug Fath

Doug Fath is one of the couple dozen people in my “inner circle”.

Entrepreneurs I’ve known for years, we’ve grown together, get together in person a couple times a year in a mastermind I started with my former business partner Patrick Riddle. Doug is an amazing real estate investor who started with student housing in Philly, transitioned into repositioning rental portfolios, development, and now owns a hard money / private lending company alongside his other real estate businesses.

Doug is truly an entrepreneur who is grounded and has found his “Wealthy Passion”. Listen to his story on how he got started in real estate investing and what led to his success.  

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: 32_CarrotCast_Doug_Fath.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 2:00am PST

EP 31: Facebook Marketing Tips for Real Estate Investors + Agents w/ Kiley Newbold

Getting motivated house seller leads on Facebook hasn’t been easy over the years. Cash buyers, tenants… yes.

But sellers have been a harder nut to crack. Until the last 12 months that is. Our guest, Kiley Newbold, a Facebook marketing ninja who was the Vice President of Marketing & Technology at a $75MM company before going full-time into Facebook marketing for real estate professionals recently, dives into his strategies that are consistently attracting high value motivated house seller leads through Facebook ads.

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: 31_CarrotCast_Kiley_Newbold_Facebook_Marketing.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 2:00am PST

EP 30: My 2017 Predictions For Real Estate Lead Generation In 2017 w/ Trevor Mauch

2016 flew by and lots of changes happened in the online marketing landscape for real estate investors. Google made some big SEO updates, Adwords updates, mobile continues to climb in importance… and the real estate market is shifting.

What are our CEO, Trevor Mauch’s predictions for 2017 and how real estate investors and agents will HAVE TO SHIFT in order to crack through the clutter of competition in your area?

Listen in for Trevor’s 4 predictions that could help you gain an advantage in your marketplace online. Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: 30_CarrotCast_Trevor_Mauch_-_2017_Predictions.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 2:00am PST

EP 29: 8 Ways To Kill Your Goals (and how to avoid them) w/ Trevor Mauch and Adrian Nez

Average people vs high performers tend to fall prey to these 8 goal killers more often.

What about you?

Will you derail your goals this next year?

Will you have a process to notice and jump over these 8 “goal killers” when they come into your path? Adrian Nez and Trevor Mauch from the Carrot team discuss the “8 Goal Killers”, how and where they pop up in our lives, how to get past them quickly (or avoid them all together), and what struggles they’re going through in their own lives as entrepreneurs growing 6 and multiple 7 figure companies.

This could change your entire year ahead if you avoid just one of these common goal killers. Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com


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