Danielle Pierce https://www.daniellepierce.com Tax liens, foreclosures, preservation, real estate, entrepreneurship Sun, 19 Jul 2020 14:17:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 A RECESSION-PROOF 6-FIGURE BUSINESS: Under 30 & Financially Thriving Through A Pandemic (2 OF 7) https://www.daniellepierce.com/a-recession-proof-6-figure-business-under-30-financially-thriving-through-a-pandemic-2-of-7/ Thu, 09 Jul 2020 19:09:48 +0000 https://www.daniellepierce.com/?p=1012 As someone who has spent the last THIRTEEN years as a full time real estate entrepreneur, I can attest that Property Preservation is certainly UNLIKE any other niche within real estate.  You DON’T need a real estate license. You DON’T need a General Contractor’s license....

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As someone who has spent the last THIRTEEN years as a full time real estate entrepreneur, I can attest that Property Preservation is certainly UNLIKE any other niche within real estate. 

You DON’T need a real estate license.

You DON’T need a General Contractor’s license.

You DON’T have to sell anything.

You DON’T have to depend on unreasonable buyers and sellers.

Here’s a short list of what you DO need:

Resilience

Ambition

Strong execution skills no matter what…

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I can tell you that Michelle Footman of Reliance Property Preservation has an abundance of all 3 of those skills!

Best part of all – she ain’t even 30 years old yet! Whew! 

Imagine owning your own property preservation company, being less than 30 years old, making 4 figures a month and HIRING during a RECESSION. #TrueStory

To find out if you have what it takes to succeed, click the link below to see if you’re a fit for the industry.
https://propertypreservationmastery.com/quiz/

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A RECESSION PROOF 6-FIGURE BUSINESS: Property Preservation vs College Degrees (1 OF 7) https://www.daniellepierce.com/a-recession-proof-6-figure-business-property-preservation-vs-college-degrees-1-of-7/ Wed, 08 Jul 2020 00:19:04 +0000 https://www.daniellepierce.com/?p=1009 According to a Yahoo Finance article from June 8th, the US is officially in a recession.  — If reading that made your stomach drop, or your heart beat faster, you are definitely NOT alone.  In fact, over 40 million Americans have filed for unemployment in...

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According to a Yahoo Finance article from June 8th, the US is officially in a recession. 

If reading that made your stomach drop, or your heart beat faster, you are definitely NOT alone. 

In fact, over 40 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the last 90 days. 

I think we can all agree that Covid-19 has taken an unbelievable toll on the economy…

BUT

I want you to know that a recession does NOT have to equal a death sentence for your income potential.

While the world was figuring out its next move, Andrea Henderson of Remarkable Property Preservation went from new student >> contract >> first work order of four figures in LESS THAN 8 weeks, in the middle of this global pandemic! #TrueStory 

Full Disclosure: Andrea is a BEAST and was absolutely relentless in pushing through the process and getting started ASAP.

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In the meantime, buckle your seatbelts, because we are going to spend the next 14 days sharing success stories of new as well as long time Property Preservation Mastery students.

You’ll get a behind the scenes glimpse into how to generate a 4- to 5-figure monthly recurring income as a property preservation vendor, regardless of what state the economy is in.

Why am I sharing this?

As a result of all the uncertainty in the marketplace, literally millions of individuals have lost their jobs entirely OR seen their hours drastically reduced.

Many people are facing unprecendented financial situations with no light at the end of the tunnel…

It is my sincere hope that these success stories will serve as a beacon of inspiration and hope for those that may be feeling unsure about their future income producing potential.

GET MORE INFORMATION HERE: https://propertypreservationmastery.com/quiz/

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A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, by way of the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship, Danielle Pierce has an accounting degree which she has not utilized in over 12 years. She began her entrepreneurial career after a sudden layoff from her corporate audit position. Danielle took this is a sign from the Heavens that she was meant to be a full time entrepreneur. Although she did look back a time or two (or three lol), she has held on to the reigns of entrepreneurship and never plans to let go.

Danielle’s online courses and group training programs (Real Estate Profit Lab), teach aspiring business owners how to establish and grow profitable six figure enterprises within the real estate industry, outside of sales. 

Danielle is an author, highly regarded speaker, the founder of a highly specialized real estate consulting firm, and a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council.

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Here’s why you shouldn’t take everyone’s money… https://www.daniellepierce.com/heres-why-you-shouldnt-take-everyones-money/ Thu, 28 Nov 2019 03:08:23 +0000 https://www.daniellepierce.com/?p=660 Like the majority of entrepreneurs, I stand behind every product/service I offer 1000%. With that being stated, I know that I am not meant to serve anyone nor is everyone my target customer. Years ago, I was happy to take money from anyone because I...

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Like the majority of entrepreneurs, I stand behind every product/service I offer 1000%.

With that being stated, I know that I am not meant to serve anyone nor is everyone my target customer.

Years ago, I was happy to take money from anyone because I was in grind mode 24/7 and always wondering where the next dollar was coming from and IF the next dollar was coming in.

But, I’m going on my 13th year as an entrepreneur and I have had quite a few hard lessons along the way. One of those lessons is this: you can’t take everyone’s money.

The common perception in the online course world is that my job as the instructor is to convince people of why they should spend money on my services. The idea is that I should make constant non-stop efforts to convince people of why they should work with me.

In the last 2 years, it’s become clear to me that I have a duty to vet my customers as well. 

Any transaction should be a MUTUALLY beneficial one – and it’s NOT always all about the money. In any business, there are customers that are high cost, high maintenance and high stress. It is my absolute goal to AVOID those customers at ANY cost. Granted, I don’t attract many people that fit that description. But, when I do, I REFUND those individuals the moment it becomes clear that their investment will far exceed the amount of havoc they can bring into the business. As of today, it’s less than 5 individuals that have fallen into this category.

I mean, is there any point in running your own business and being stressed out all the time? I no longer think so.

I’m making a concerted effort to change the narrative around entrepreneurship. Right now, there’s this idea that you grind and struggle and deliriously brag that you are #TeamNoSleep because you are going to prove everyone wrong.

But…

What if successful entrepreneurs are well rested, even tempered, balanced and happily serving their ideal customer on a day to day basis?

I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a plan to me!

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Stock Market Investing For Beginners https://www.daniellepierce.com/stock-market-investing-for-beginners/ Fri, 15 Nov 2019 01:55:49 +0000 https://www.daniellepierce.com/?p=628 Today I had the privilege of chatting with a friend of mine, the amazingly brilliant Courtney Nicole aka The Ivy Investor. Courtney is an attorney, marijuana expert and overall financial genius. During the interview, we had a chance to talk about the following: *when it’s...

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Today I had the privilege of chatting with a friend of mine, the amazingly brilliant Courtney Nicole aka The Ivy Investor.

Courtney is an attorney, marijuana expert and overall financial genius.

During the interview, we had a chance to talk about the following:

*when it’s a good idea to invest in IPO’s

*the cannabis industry as it relates to blockchain, cryptocurrency and real estate investment trusts

*recommended books, media platforms and podcasts for new investors

Courtney and I both agree that you should start investing where you are with what you have based on the companies you are most familiar with based on your day to day life.

Check out the live video here: https://youtu.be/Ex5ukoz2vM4

Let us know what you think in the comments.

Ta-Ta

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5 Things To Know Before Starting A Business With #BAE https://www.daniellepierce.com/5-things-to-know-before-starting-a-business-with-bae/ Tue, 30 Apr 2019 22:02:20 +0000 https://www.daniellepierce.com/?p=317 On the surface, it may sound like the PERFECT idea to go into business with your significant other. After all, what could be better than working closely with #bae, the one person you love most in the world? Whelp, as someone who has been there...

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On the surface, it may sound like the PERFECT idea to go into business with your significant other. After all, what could be better than working closely with #bae, the one person you love most in the world?

Whelp, as someone who has been there and done that, I’m about to give you a few things to think about to help you succeed if you go this route.

#1.  Know Your Partner’s Qualities.

Would you choose your partner if he/she wasn’t your partner?

Specifically, can you name which assets they bring to the business that would help grow the business? You have to take some time to really think about this and even jot down a few notes as well. Are they resourceful, great at time management, excellent at delegating or problem solving? You gotta know this before you do anything else.

#2. Know Your Roles.

It is a proven fact that many businesses are started without a solid business plan. I would venture that this is even MORE true for businesses started with a significant other. People innately think they don’t have to “worry about all that stuff” because it’s their boo. But you had better spend some time getting real clear on who’s going to do what. Then decide how each person will be evaluated on how they are performing their respective roles.

#3. Don’t Merge Business And Personal Lives.

You have to be be aware that whatever issues you have in your personal lives will show up in the business. If you and your spouse have communication issues, you will have those same communication issues in the business. I would suggest putting an agreement in place to discuss business only during certain hours and then leave it alone until the next business day. Don’t make the mistake of merging the lines between the two.

#4. Have A Plan If It Doesn’t Work.

In the event that your partnership doesn’t work out, what will be the process of severing the agreement? Who will be responsible for finding a replacement? How will you even know that the business arrangement is failing?

#5. Always Be Forgiving.

In the event that #4 comes to pass, each party has to agree to forgive and forget any and all issues that arose during the partnership. Don’t hold grudges or harbor ill will. Don’t play the victim or the blame game. Take it as a learning experience and continue to enjoy life with your partner.

I would love to hear your thoughts if you have ever worked with a significant other! Until next time.

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From Foreclosure in 2009 To Debt Free in 2020…My Story https://www.daniellepierce.com/from-foreclosure-in-2009-to-debt-free-in-2020-my-story/ Tue, 30 Apr 2019 14:14:56 +0000 https://www.daniellepierce.com/?p=1039 I’d like to tell you a horror story. Got your attention? Good. Lis Pendens. Some of y’all broke into a cold sweat and got flashbacks just reading those words. Some of you are in the thick of it right now, up all night, every night,...

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I’d like to tell you a horror story. Got your attention? Good.

Lis Pendens.

Some of y’all broke into a cold sweat and got flashbacks just reading those words. Some of you are in the thick of it right now, up all night, every night, trying to figure out how you and your family are going to survive this.

LIS PENDENS. JUDICIAL SALE.

If you’re not familiar with these words, I truly hope you never have to be. But in 2009, I became all too familiar with these official words, stamped onto official documents, and served to me by official certified mail. I was in foreclosure.

This isn’t the heroine story where I rose above my circumstances, figured it out, and came out on the other side unscathed with a story to tell of how perseverance got me through.

No, this isn’t that story at all. I lost that home to foreclosure.

AFTER graduating high school in the top 5…

AFTER getting a scholarship to college…

AFTER maintaining a great GPA through college and getting a “good-paying” corporate job… 

AFTER getting married…

AFTER establishing a strong credit score…

AFTER “buying” my first home…

AFTER making it out of the hood and doing everything I was told to do my entire life to “be successful”…

AFTER all that – I lost that home to foreclosure.

But let me tell you, I wasn’t going out without a fight. 

I spend what seems like an immeasurable number of hours on the phone with the bank trying to navigate the loan modification process. 

I spend countless hours on makinghomeaffordable.gov, giving myself a crash course in the foreclosure process. 

I write journal entries to myself filled with shame, disgrace, anger and frustration. Meanwhile I go to work and act as if everything is just fiiiiiiiine.

I wish I could tell you that everything worked out, and that I was the superhero I tried to be. But everything wasn’t fine, and we weren’t alright.

I’m now at a point in the process where the bank has reached out and told me NOT to send any payments in because they won’t be accepted. 

It hits me that this THING is really and truly going to happen. Lis pendens. Judicial sale. FORECLOSURE.

I’ve been laid off from my “good” job. My family is now without our home. I now have a public foreclosure record on my credit.

I want to curl up into a ball. I want help – but no help is coming. No one is coming to save me.

I want to cry, but tears won’t pay these bills, or put a roof over my family’s head.

We move out of the property. My credit score quickly drops to the low 500s. 

Not even 5 years after closing, I have officially lost my very first house to foreclosure.

Hi, I’m Danielle Pierce. That was my story in 2009, and it’s sad to say that we all know it was true for so many others.

Some of you reading this post went through it, and if you didn’t personally, it’s likely that you probably know or love someone who did. The real estate market collapse touched all of us.

Right now, in the face of our current circumstances, this horror story will come true again, for so many people who have done what we were told to do to be “successful” and live a “good life.”

The difference for me this time around? I’m prepared. Are you?

After I lost my home in 2009, I didn’t give up on real estate, but I did become MANIACAL about finding RECESSION PROOF ways to make money in the real estate industry that didn’t involve me needing to buy, show, or sell properties.

I also didn’t want to have to deal with other humans, and their changing priorities and fickle purchase decisions impacting MY ability to pay MY bills. I WANTED CERTAINTY, and I found it.

A decade later, I still run a multi six-figure per year business in property preservation, which has generated over 7-figures.

In addition to that, I have also built a 7-figure per year online course business, training thousands of people around the country how to successfully start their own property preservation business.

The recession that many have whispered about for so many years in the real estate industry has finally reared its ugly head again. 

Hotels, airlines, big box stores, retail stores and other multi-billion dollar industries are crumbling under the financial impact caused by the strained economy, and tens of thousands of people have been laid off already, or seen their hours cut.

The reality is that we’re at the BEGINNING of this fallout, and more and more hard working folks who’ve done all the right things, will find themselves out of a job or with hours cut so significantly that they can no longer pay the bills.

Hard working people will find themselves with their savings totally depleted or drying up fast, and no prospects for job opportunities, with almost all industries constricting right now.

Less work means less money, which leads to increased evictions and foreclosures.

This isn’t me scaring you with doom and gloom, it’s just our current reality. 

The thought of so many people losing their homes is NOT something I’m excited nor pleased about. As you know, I have personally dealt with losing a property to foreclosure, and it’s an experience I’ll never forget nor repeat. 

But the fact remains that some industries WILL thrive during this unfortunate time in history. 

In March 2020, while everyone around me is clamoring to figure out how they will make it through this crisis, I just wrote a check and paid off over $100K of past debt in one fell swoop, and become 100% debt free outside of my student loans.

I am still processing this a few weeks later as it feel incredibly surreal…

If you’re reading this and currently dealing with foreclosure, I want to reassure you that a) it will pass and b) you can absolutely recover. I know it feels like the end of the world, but it’s truly a small blip on the radar screen of this thing called life.

I want to encourage you to put your best effort into keeping your home. At the same time, I want to let you know that if it doesn’t work out, then that’s okay too.

We can only increase our pain by fighting against reality. And, yes, I know all too well that that’s much easier said than done.

Please allow my story to encourage and uplift you and know that it’s possible to change your ENTIRE trajectory in just a few short years.

Sending love and light,

Danielle

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The REAL Reason You’re Struggling. #SteppingOverDollarsForPennies https://www.daniellepierce.com/the-real-reason-you-are-struggling/ Fri, 26 Oct 2018 09:41:52 +0000 https://www.daniellepierce.com/?p=1 I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again with this blog post. Your failure to FOCUS on one area where you’re most skilled is the sole reason why you keep falling short of your financial goals.  You keep stepping over dollars to pick up...

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I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again with this blog post.

Your failure to FOCUS on one area where you’re most skilled is the sole reason why you keep falling short of your financial goals. 

You keep stepping over dollars to pick up pennies.

In other words, you neglect the day to day process of working ON your business in favor of chasing a few hundred dollars because you desperately need it to pay the light bill or pay daycare or put gas on the car.

I get it.

But you HAVE to stop. 

That quick few hundreds of dollars is literally costing you THOUSANDS of dollars in the long term. 

Allow me to explain my situation below from 2009. Let’s call it Exhibit A, shall we:

 

In 2009 alone I had 7 different HUSTLES

1) Real estate agent

2) Selling used cars to come up with bail money for my brother

3) Fixing credit

4) Loan modifications

5) Broker price opinions

6) 5Linx

7) A temp job

 

And all of this utter chaos and confusion culminated in a lousy $30k dollars per year. I literally could have picked ANY of these areas to focus on exclusively and yield at least that same number or better. 

 

More is not always better – and especially not as it pertains to building a business.

Also, don’t let struggling entrepreneurs talk you out of leaving your 9 to 5 pm 🙂

Granted, I’ve never been guilty of this but I see a lot and I’m certain more than a few of these folks have raggedy, inconsistent income streams just like what you see below. 

 

It took about 3 years of this before I really got serious about being an entrepreneur. Oh….it also took me failing to get hired for a corporate job as well because I CERTAINLY went running back a few times. 

 

I certainly wasn’t making the money I wanted during these first few years. Hell, I wasn’t even making what I was earning as an auditor. But, I knew that I wanted better and if I could stop bullshitting I would get there. I really didn’t stop screwing around as an entrepreneur until I was pregnant with my first baby to be completely honest. 

 

It would be 2011 before I surpassed my corporate income. And just 3 years after that, I would go from $30k per year to $30k per month in gross revenue. 

That ONLY happened because I laser focused on ONE THING that I wanted to do which was operate a property preservation business.

 

Stop trying to wear 10 different hats and get you a hat that’s TAILOR MADE for you!

 

Sending love and light your way!

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5 Reasons Being A “Strong Black Woman” Is Hurting Your Business https://www.daniellepierce.com/5-reasons-why-being-a-strong-black-woman/ Mon, 02 Jul 2018 08:57:05 +0000 http://bridge174.qodeinteractive.com/?p=1 In the past year, I’ve had the idea that just maybe this whole idea of being a “strong Black woman” is actually more harmful than not.  I think this is especially true as it relates to business.  Here are 5 reasons why: 1. You think...

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In the past year, I’ve had the idea that just maybe this whole idea of being a “strong Black woman” is actually more harmful than not. 

I think this is especially true as it relates to business.  Here are 5 reasons why:

1. You think your success hinges on how strong you can be. (i.e. how much bullshit and pain you can tolerate).

2. You don’t ask for help – because you see asking for help as something only weak women do. So you pretend as if you’re this superwoman that’s holding it down in all categories: your man, your children, your day job, your side hustles, AND your businesses. If anyone asks how you’re doing, you are quick to hit em with the “I’m blessed and highly favored” conversation.

3. You don’t show vulnerability because again that is for weak women. Day after day you interact with people that can help you in multiple ways but because you pretend to have everything covered, no one thinks to offer you any type of assistance. 

4. You refuse to let go of control. You don’t delegate and you don’t even know how. You think that this makes you a boss but it really just shows that you’re scared for anyone else to see behind that facade you’re hanging on to for dear life.

5. You don’t invest in training and development for your business – not because you don’t have the money, however. You don’t invest because you don’t have the time to allocate to obtain new skills to help break some of your life long cycles.

 

Now, you might be telling yourself at this point that you “work better under pressure” and so none of this applies to you. 

 

But, honestly, how would you even know? After all, when was the last time you were NOT completely stressed out and managing a gazillion projects?

 

Signed –

A (Former) Strong Black Woman

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Why I Stopped Consulting For FREE – And So Should You! https://www.daniellepierce.com/why-i-stopped-consulting-for-free-and-so-should-you/ Mon, 30 Apr 2018 18:03:38 +0000 https://www.daniellepierce.com/?p=259 There are 4 things that will happen once you stop consulting andadvising for FREE. Step #1 – People will get mad. This is an undeniable fact and most business ownersknow this and generally go to great lengths to avoid it. We don’t wantpeople not to like...

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There are 4 things that will happen once you stop consulting and
advising for FREE.

Step #1 – 
People will get mad. This is an undeniable fact and most business owners
know this and generally go to great lengths to avoid it. We don’t want
people not to like us or think we are acting “bougee” so we go with the
flow even when we know better.

Step #2 – 
You will lose some followers. This is a direct response to point #1 above –
people get pissed and they will unsubscribe from your email list and/or
stop following you on social media. On the other hand, what I see more than
not is that people will continue to follow you, watch your videos and read
the content you put out – especially if it’s great content. BUT – they
still won’t “like” you and will talk bad about you. Let them. 🙂

Step #3 – 
You will find your true tribe and within that, you will identify your ideal
client. Your true tribe will be first in line to pay for your services so
you can resolve their pain points. Your true tribe understands that you
don’t consult for free. BUT most importantly – your true tribe VALUES your
expertise. And that, my friends, is priceless. 

Step #4 –
You will make wayyyy more money. Removing deadweight + finding true tribe
+ identifying ideal client = $$$$ But, it’s not until you go through the
pain of pissing a few folks off and dealing with the fact that people will
talk negatively around you that you can cross over to the money-making
side. 

What has been your experience? Agree or disagree?

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Help…I’m Great At Everything! How Do I Focus On One Thing? https://www.daniellepierce.com/help-im-great-at-everything-how-do-i-focus-on-one-thing/ Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:03:05 +0000 https://www.daniellepierce.com/?p=264 I hear lots of people ask this same question over and over again: “How do I decide what to focus on because I’m so good at sooo many things?” Keep reading to find out my answer below. #1) You’re probably not as great at so...

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I hear lots of people ask this same question over and over again:

“How do I decide what to focus on because I’m so good at sooo many things?”

Keep reading to find out my answer below.

#1) You’re probably not as great at so many things as you think, to be
honest. This was a harsh realization that I had to learn for myself the
hard way. Of course, we all like to believe that we are uniquely talented
across a wide variety of skill sets. In reality, the vast majority of
people are good at just a few things. Ask yourself this question: what do
you absolutely slay at doing that is completely effortless AND that you
love doing?

That’s where you should direct your energy because that is likely where
you’ll see the largest return on your investment.

For example, I was always really strong at math to the point where I
received a full 4-year scholarship to Clark Atlanta University on a math
scholarship. I declined the offer because while I’m good at it, I really
don’t even like doing it. It’s not my thing.

Looking back, it’s pretty funny that I made this decision for myself at the
very young age of 17 without consulting a single soul about it. I lost this
intuitive ability I had to make the very best decisions for myself for a
while, but I’ve reclaimed it over the past 3 years or so.

So, my only point is to spend your time doing what you love doing and
that’s completely effortless for you. I think every single person has at
least 1 thing that they do better than anyone else with minimal effort. And
don’t let people try to make you feel bad because you don’t want to do
something, even though you’re good at it.

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