(1 of 6) Work hard in silence, let success be your noise...
Howzit, I'm Kashan Maharaj and next to me is my wife and business partner. We live in Midrand, Gauteng. I recently became a dad and my baby girl was the trigger to not selfishly enjoy my "wealth", but to pay it forward. This is my story of how I made a million before turning 27. It's not everyday someone willingly and openly tells you how they built wealth. I will, but at a price of R299 and I will explain why the cost later. And hey, don't waste your energy reading on if you cannot part with R299.
What you will get:
1) buy 1 property a year with no cash; and
2) launch a website (or websites) to make R10 000 each month
I wrote 2 books on my experience. Most books out there are USA based and just thought kick-starters if you ask me. USA authors don't give you the actual nuts and bolts of what to do and when or 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%$#. Have had this chip on my shoulder young... raised poor, 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 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 asse), 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 - Branson, R. Kiyosaki, Buffett, Cardone, MJ Demarco, Business Times, Entrepreneur, Marketing books, Personal Finance, Sales, Negotiations, Leadership, etc. etc. etc... I will share some pearls I gathered over time later.
(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. For the complete Investment Property Toolkit for South Africans, I will be doing you a HUGE disfavor by giving you all the 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 assessing if some property you checked out is a good buy. This really is a decision only you can make. You have been given the tools to be able to assess for yourself and have been given the cheats to make it happen.
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 or even when there are follow up questions on my strategy. So feel free to contact me 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.