(1 of 6) Work hard in silence, let success be your noise...
I'm Kashan Maharaj and I am retired at just 32 years old and started my wealth strategy at 21. I have 2 kids and live in JHB. Our cashflow is made up predominantly of rental income and e-commerce projects. My final job was a director at a listed company. Gave that shit up. Because sheep driving a mercedes to the slaughterhouse is still a sheep. Covid pandemic did not even hurt my strategy, it strengthened it. Never has there been such an opportunity as there is now. When there's blood on the streets, that's when millionaires are made!
I am no longer a slave to what society expects. Everyday is a Saturday to me. I do what I want to do and when I want to do it. In my "retirement" I find a lot of satisfaction in mentoring and coaching others on how to retire early. This website is all about that.
It's not everyday someone who has actually walked the walk tells you how they built wealth. I am going to do exactly this. But it comes at a price of R299. Because if you want value, you must give value. If you want freebies, then best watch Youtube for soft motivation because if you can't part with R299 then you are deciding to be part of the 99% that scrolls Facebook and Instagram for business advise. What is to follow is real. I am the guy next door, real and available for an email or call for a quick chat. Be ready to be broken and rebuilt.
Let's get the R299 out of the way. R299 is the price of each of my books;
1) The Investment Property Toolkit for South Africans
2) The Make Money Online Toolkit for South Africans
These books document what I did from age 23 to 33 to enable my retirement. I made these books available because I chased my tail for years reading and following USA authors and entrepreneurs and unfortunately that shit doesn't work for us here in SA. USA mentors are just thought kick-starters if you ask me. They don't give you the actual nuts and bolts of what to do and how to do it in SA. I'm just an average South African, but my books have more meat and bones than those billionaires' inspirational novels. No time for novels here. Just cold hard hitting facts and actual steps to do.
I'm not some super smart person. Not a trust fund baby. Opposite actually. I'm just streetwise, goal-focused and relentless as F#ck. Have had this chip on my shoulder young... I was raised poor and had an abusive dad... who then passed on when I was 6... single-mum household (with 3 kids)... I learnt the hard way that people only respect money. So, I set out to make loads and loads and loads of it.
(2 of 6) Fight like you're the third monkey trying to get onto Noah's Ark...
Don't ever be embarrassed about where you come from. Actually, let it strengthen you. My father was a smart guy, but alcohol and gambling made him a monster. His passing was a relief in some way. But that's when we hit rock bottom poor. Took a few years to learn what being poor meant. I was 11, can you imagine telling your kid "we have no supper tonight"? The pain in mum's eyes was what it took to decide - I will be rich one day.
I then did it all as a kid. Selling mangoes stolen off neighbours trees (eating most), paper boy (dogs chasing my skinny ass), washing the neighbours' cars, handing out pamphlets at traffic lights, tutoring, selling mixed CD's, past year exam papers and answers, the list goes on.
From D grade student I studied my ass off to get all A's in matric. A's continued into varsity (when everyone else was playing LAN games, FIFA and Counterstrike). All that studying made me socially awkward in some way I guess. A shy introvert. But it paid off when I won me a PwC bursary and qualified as a chartered accountant.
But...... I was hungry for real knowledge on making money. Not book smarts on Debit and Credits and regurgitating Economics 2A chapters. So I began reading 2 books a week - Napoleon Hill, Robert Kiyosaki, Warren Buffett, Dale Carnegie, MJ Demarco, Business Times, Entrepreneur and Marketing publications, Personal Finance, Sales, Negotiations, Leadership, etc. etc. etc... I share some of the pearls I gathered over time in my books.
(3 of 6) Never test the depth of a river with both feet...
So, how can financial freedom be achieved, realistically? Without risking your kids' next meal? I spent days thinking about what businesses I can start. Or what skills do I have? Sounds Familiar? Even great ideas ended because I over-assessed the risks or the business model feasibility. Would work my way to a conclusion that the business will not work, every single time. F#&*, I had a great knack for ending great businesses before it even began.
I then launched a hair salon in Sandton. Next was a kiddie rides business (think of those coin operated horses). Didn't have time for the demands of these low-profit side businesses, so I sold them. Then traded stocks and forex - turned R10 000 to R200 000 and then lost it all again. Also tried a couple other gigs like UBER and Bitcoin. None, I will say this again, None, have made consistent passive income. Folks, there are just a couple ways really to make good money on the side and build wealth to fast-track retirement. Those people who have succeeded with financial freedom can attribute it to the same 2 methods every single time, when you dig deep enough: it's Property + The Internet.
(4 of 6) Only dead fish go with the flow...
Learning is fun. But not everyone has the time. I spent lots of money on seminars, training courses and reading material. Even areas such as shares, crypto-currency, forex and CFD trading, business start-ups and personal finance. I explain some of these traps as well. Yes, I have even been scammed a few times and took it on the chin. Don't be silly and go re-invent the wheel and go in circles for a few years. As they say, you become the average of the 5 people you associate with. Let me (and my toolkits) be 1 person added into your circle.
I am not claiming to know everything. I am still always a student. However, I do know enough to empower those of you who are just starting out on this wealth building journey. I can only help you if you are hungry.
(5 of 6) When one door closes, another door opens. Or you can open the closed door. That's how doors work...
For those of you who have a job and still want to make enough money to retire early, there are just 2 sure-fire ways to do this:
1) buy 1 property a year with no cash; and
2) launch websites to make passive income each month
The property toolkit is a detailed, step-by-step guide on what to do, when to do it and most importantly, how to do it. However, the book contains so much more than property tricks. You will be the personal finance guru within your circle of friends.
Go check out readers reviews and comments in the BOOKSHOP. I have no credentials to claim to be any expert, I am not. I just hack the $h1t out of life and this is how I caught the attention of Business Day, Financial Times and Radio 2000 where I was interviewed on these books.
(6 of 6) The world owes you nothing! It was here first...
No one appreciates a freebie. Stop expecting shit for free, raise your bar. For the complete Investment Property Toolkit for South Africans, I will be doing you a HUGE disfavor by giving you my content for free.
You will only take action and take this seriously if you spend some hard earned cash on it. One request, please do not email me to assist you with buying a property or driving traffic to your websites. I gave you all the links, cheats and tips already in the book. Rather call me when you want to double your existing cashflow. Take one step forward yourself and I will then be happy to help you with the next.
PS - I do not want to even try to insult your intelligence with some fancy sales pitch. Each toolkit is only R299, so it is a take it or leave it concept. You might have spent more on a T-shirt which you wore just once.
I love getting review emails, or when it's just for saying Thanks. So feel free to make contact via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am also including 6 bonus add-on wealth books valued at R700 (Find out what they are in the Free Introduction links below) because it teaches some softer skills which we all need. Bringing the total value to R999. If you haven't bought at least 1 property in the next 6 months since reading the book, I will personally refund your money and you can keep the book as my gift. Same with the Online Book, if you are not making money online within a month or so, just shout and get your refund. All payments are super-safe using the PayFast portal. You are in good hands here. Now go check out the free versions below.