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Mar 23, 2017

Chad Carson is a 30-something semi-retired real estate mogul, who together with his business partner, oversees a portfolio of 90+ rental units.

In fact, he and his wife are in the middle of an exciting adventure — a year abroad in Ecuador with their two daughters.

But of course he didn’t start there. Fresh off the football field at Clemson, Chad’s real estate career started more modestly by “bird dogging” and house hacking — two of the tactics he shares in this week’s show.

You can learn more about Chad and his real estate business at, where he writes about using real estate investing to retire early and do what matters.

In this episode, Chad walks me through 5 real estate side hustles you can start on the cheap. Tune in to hear:

  1. How to use house hacking to earn rental income and live for free
  2. How to take advantage of tax-free live-in flips
  3. How anyone can start master leasing
  4. How to become a leasing agent
  5. How to start “Bird-dogging”

Chad proves that you that you don’t need a large down payment to get started in real estate. You can even learn “how to do one of the more important parts of the rental business on someone else’s dime” if you’re smart about it.

This episode is packed with actionable advice to help get you started with a side hustle in the real estate market, as well as some long-term options to set you on the path to building long-term wealth.

Full Show Notes and PDF Highlight Reel: 5 Real Estate Side Hustles You Can Start on the Cheap