In the vibrant heart of New York City, the American dream came alive for two brothers from Bogota, Colombia. Nico and Dani, arrived in the United States like many immigrants, seeking opportunities and a brighter future. Little did they know that their journey would lead them to become entrepreneurs, changing their lives and the lives of many in their community with Rental Profits.
Nico and Dani’s arrival in the United States was marked by uncertainty. With little more than a dream and determination, they set foot in a city that never sleeps. Their American story began with the gracious hospitality of Nico’s friend, who provided shelter for two nights while they searched for a place to call home. After a month, Dani joined Nico in the room he had secured, beginning a shared adventure in a small apartment in Astoria, Queens.
With limited English language skills, their employment opportunities were constrained. They found work as server assistants; their shifts sometimes stretched to 14 hours a day, seven days a week. They made around $1,000 a week to carve out a modest life in the world’s most expensive city.
“We came to the USA with a clear purpose: to save money to start our own business. We knew we didn’t want the 9-to-5 office life; it wasn’t the life we envisioned for ourselves.” Dani and Nico explain.
Their path toward entrepreneurship began when they decided to search for a more comfortable living arrangement. The spark of innovation ignited when they contemplated renting out the vacant room. Still, as they gazed upon the spacious living area, an idea emerged: convert it into a room as well, they effectively expanded their living quarters from two rooms to four.
They quickly realized that this model had significant profit potential. They conveyed their interest in seeking more properties to rent and sublet rooms, a business model they had studied before arriving in the United States.
Two weeks later, a phone call from their agent changed the trajectory of their lives. The apartment above theirs in their three-story house was about to become vacant. This opportunity presented both a challenge and a risk. To secure the apartment, they needed $10,000—a daunting sum given their limited savings. With courage bolstered by their dream of entrepreneurship, they decided to leap. As the apartment’s rental date neared, Dani proposed a new idea: instead of renting out the rooms, list the entire apartment on Airbnb.
They transformed the apartment into an inviting space for a week and a half. Armed with only their smartphones, they listed it on Airbnb. After four hours, they were astonished to discover they had earned approximately $1,500. In a matter of days, they had bookings for the entire month.
As they navigated the world of Airbnb, they committed themselves to learning and improving their business. They invested in mentorship and sought guidance. Within two months, their uncertain venture had transformed into a streamlined business. In just two months, their profit from that apartment had soared to $4,000 per month.
Their next breakthrough came when they secured the entire building for their business. The apartment was beautifully decorated and listed on Airbnb. Within one day, it was fully booked. Their monthly earnings from their Airbnb business reached $25,000, with $10,000 covering operating costs and an impressive $15,000 profit.
They decided to share their business model with friends and family, teaching them the ropes of the Airbnb business. As they witnessed others benefit from this knowledge, they began hosting live sessions and classes online.
This newfound passion for mentorship led them to establish Rental Profits, a program designed entirely in Spanish to cater to the Latino community in the United States.
“Our main goal now is to empower the Latino community in the United States. We want to show them there’s more to life here than just working in kitchens or cleaning. We want to allow them to dream big and take control of their lives.” Dani and Nico share.
As Nico and Dani continue to inspire and impact the lives of countless Latinos in the United States, they remain dedicated to their mission. Their vision extends to 2024 when they aim for a real estate portfolio generating $3 million in revenue. They also intend to delve into personal development, as they understand that the key to success lies in business and empowering the individual.
“Rental Profits is our way of giving back to our community. We’ve mentored over 500 individuals, and they’ve collectively generated more than $1 million using our business model. Our journey proves that success is possible for everyone.” they add.
Joining the Rental Profits community means more than learning how to succeed in the Airbnb business; it means gaining access to the knowledge, experience, and support of Dani and Nico. They’ve transformed their lives, and now they’re here to guide you on your path to financial independence.
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