For many, the COVID-19 lockdowns have created an impossible situation financially. Luckily, there are plenty of options. Many financial experts say that the best time to start a business is during a recession. Janelle Carlson explains how she’s been creating wealth during these difficult times through real estate investment.
Due to the tyrannical decisions by governors and elected officials across this country, millions of people are out of work and relying upon unemployment. One of the concerns that we are witnessing is that small businesses are closing due to the COVID-19 lockdowns. The end result will be that everyone is reliant either upon Big Government or Big Business, which will allow the elites to have complete control over our daily lives.
As Conservatives who believe in individual liberty and personal responsibility, the COVID-19 lockdowns are a perfect storm to spend time building a business or a new income stream to ensure that we are self-reliant. For some it could be writing a book, while for others it could be starting an online business. Or, as in the case of Janelle Carlson, it could be in investment real estate.
During this episode of Freedom Discourse, Real Estate Investor Janelle Carlson explains how she got started with buying her first home to then turn around and rent out. By creating these passive income sources, she’s been able to become completely self-supported, as opposed to the majority of Americans that are dependent upon a large corporation for their job security.
An interesting piece of information was when Janelle shared why she doesn’t invest in properties in California, but in other states. By strategically choosing the locations of properties, she’s able to keep her costs down while profiting the same, if not more, than she would if she were in California. It’s definitely important to be strategic and understand the markets, using your finances in a smart way to capitalize on the income streams available to you.
During these difficult times, understand that we’ve been given the gift of time. Yes, there’s not as much expendable money. However, you can learn a new skill, start a business or figure out how to invest in your future. Whatever it is that you decide to do, make sure that you are taking a step in the right direction to provide stability of income during these uncertain times.
Big Tech censorship has been expanding beyond just Conservatives… Christians are next!
While many of us have been warning about the coming persecution of Christians, I don’t think any of us thought that it would be ramping up so quickly. While we are luckily not facing physical persecution yet, such as beatings or death, we are facing censorship, deplatforming and even jail time in some instances. These are just the birth pangs of what is coming next.
While we still have a voice here at The GateKeepers, we are doing everything that we can to bypass the algorithmic walls put up by Big Tech and the Social Media companies like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Our videos used to get thousands of views across all of our platforms, while now they are being throttled and hardly getting distributed at all. An added wrinkle is that, while our video content is seeing lower views, traffic to our website has never been higher. Over the past year we’ve seen a 700% increase in traffic, and it’s been amazing to experience this kind of growth. Because of this, we’ll be launching GKTV very soon, hosting all of our shows exclusively on our platform.
While The GateKeepers started out as nothing more than a blog for me to post my articles, it has now expanded into a podcast network featuring fifteen shows, a publishing company that has published three books over the past year and we are now hosting conferences on a regular basis. We’ve seen the addition of contributors to The GateKeepers such as Denise McAllister, Pastor Cary Gordon, Pastor Ken Peters, Dr Mike Spaulding, Dr Bobby Lopez and many other amazing Christian leaders. Our lineup of shows has expanded, as well, featuring shows such as The Shining Light Podcast, Conversations with Jeff, The Big Brown Gadfly, Battlefront: SouthGate and The Verum Monitae Report with Dr Mike Spaulding, in addition the the several other shows we also carry on The GateKeepers.
While we’ve seen some amazing growth and expansion, we are also working hard to make this be a long-term play, and with that comes with how to fund our work here. I’ve intentionally not turned The GateKeepers into a non-profit organization because I don’t want to become beholden to the government, and I also don’t want to be focused on sending out fundraising letters constantly begging for money like most non-profit ministries do.
Instead, we have our online book store, are hosting online conferences and have our Plugged In membership program. Right now we are funded exclusively through these three different avenues. We are especially excited about our Plugged In membership, as this brings so much added value to you as a thank you for supporting our work here at The GateKeepers.
Becoming a Plugged In member provides access to the weekly episode of The GateKeepers Podcast, the monthly episode of Connected, free access to all of our online conferences, the recordings from previous online conferences and 30% off in The GK Store. If you would like to support us by becoming a Plugged In member, click here.
However, we’ve also been getting a lot of requests from supporters asking how they can donate to help support The GateKeepers. We are extremely grateful for these requests, as this will help us to expand even further and provide more quality Biblical content. If you would like to help support to The GateKeepers, you can donate through PayPal here.