Articles – Opt Out


The Importance of Real Estate Comps for Investing

4 years ago · 6 minute read

When buying or selling an investment property for the first time, you will hear the involved parties talk about real estate comps. This is one of the terms that are important to the real estate transaction. Regardless of your knowledge level, knowing comps in real estate is a must if you want to get your […]

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CBD, Cannabis and Starting a Hemp Business: 5 Questions Answered

4 years ago · 3 minute read

The cannabis industry is red hot. As medicinal and recreational laws continue to open up access to products, consumers are curious. And so are entrepreneurs. It seems like everyone knows someone who’s jumping into the world of weed, CBD and hemp. At the Opt Out Life, we’ve told the story of two entrepreneurs out of […]

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Big Ideas Aren’t What You Need: Busting The American “Big Idea” Myth

4 years ago · 4 minute read

It’s a common myth that all of the great American success stories started with a stroke of genius. Lightning in a bottle. The lightbulb going on over your head. Right? I might be bursting your bubble by telling you that this is a myth . . . You don’t need a big idea to succeed […]

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Track Your Spending with a “Spending Run Rate”

4 years ago · 3 minute read

This article was written by our good friend and podcast guest #2, Bryan Rahn. Bryan is a born again entrepreneur, most recently starting a flourishing ticket brokerage and also runs his own online marketing consultancy. A friend recently pointed me to an article from the Collaborate Fund on the Psychology of Money. One quote in particular […]

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How Do I Find a Mentor in Real Estate?

5 years ago · 2 minute read

If you want broader mentorship in real estate, there are two things I’d recommend. First, look for a local broker who will let you hang your license with him/her, and not just anyone. Look for someone who will mentor you and cut you in on deals. Some brokers will push you out there and have […]

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How to Middleman the Gig Economy

5 years ago · 4 minute read

Want a new side hustle but can’t seem to find the right thing? Well, we have an idea you’re going to absolutely love. It’s a unique approach to side gigs that may help you get out of your rut and start making some more money. We call it “middle manning the gig economy.”   WTF does […]

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The Secret Places Side Hustles Hide Online

5 years ago · 2 minute read

You know, every “Opt Out” success story seems to begin with a hustle. The, “I have a crazy idea. I wonder if it will work. Let’s try it!” approach. From selling sunglasses on campus, to roasting coffee beans in your garage, to building a little Etsy store that sells jewelry. The people who eventually get […]

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Our Best Airline Hacks

5 years ago · 4 minute read

I wonder what it would feel like to run 500 miles per hour. Or to jump 30,000 feet into the air. It’s funny.  Because we all know what it feels like to sit in a chair at 30 thousand feet, hurling forward at near supersonic speed.   It feels like nothing. It’s the same as […]

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Not All Nomads are Digital

5 years ago · 3 minute read

You’ve probably heard the term Digital Nomad. It’s a trendy word for a trendy business model… Well, maybe I should say a trendy un-business model. In 2018, thousands of people have opted out of the normal approach to freelancing and are location independent. They make a living from their phones and laptops. They call themselves […]

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You Built It . . . and They Didn’t Come

5 years ago · 2 minute read

“If you build it they will come.” Made popular by an 80’s movie, this myth has taken on new meaning in our world of side-giggers and Shark Tank wannabes. Unfortunately, many people think that they can launch a business and it will be so great that the customers (and millions! and fame!) will show up […]

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Don't miss Episode 40 of our podcast, where we sat down in the studio with famed American entrepreneur George Jung. "Boston George" was memorialized in our culture when his life story filled the 2001 movie "Blow". Lucky for all of us, George is today a free man and we got his "Opt Out" story on the podcast. Listen by clicking "Podcast" above.

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