How to Build a 7-Figure Business While Working a W-2 Job with Elisa Zhang

Jun 22, 2022 | Podcast

Join Daniel Nickles with his guest Elisa Zhang as she explains how she built a seven-figure business while working as a computer engineer full-time. In 2015, Elisa googled “how to quit my job through real estate investing.” Fast forward to today, she is her client’s go-to authority when the concern is about early retirement. Elisa explains how she used her experience and skills as a computer engineer transitioning to real estate and formed investing around the lifestyle she dreamed of; and not the other way around. 

In this episode you will learn: 

  • Elisa Zhang on growing up Asian and becoming a computer engineer 
  • Real estate is all about rinse and repeat 
  • The skills Elisa transferred from her W-2 job 
  • How Elisa realized ‘work is not everything.’ 
  • Elisa Zhang on how to set your departure from a nine-to-five 

About Elisa Zhang: 

In November 2019, Elisa Zhang officially reached her Fat FI goal less than 10 years after making her first real estate investment. In those 10 years of hard work, she started her family as the sole income earner, worked through childhood beliefs that “money is evil,” and ultimately built a multifamily portfolio of over 3,000 units worth $450M that has now replaced her previous corporate IT income of $200K/year. As the brain behind EZ FI University, Elisa helps others do the same. 

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