Imagine what your life could look like without a limited or fixed budget. How might your life change without the conventional 9-5 work grind?

Passive investments are the surest way to alleviate financial stress. In other words, investing aids financial independence.

Making good investments is its own art. While it may seem like a gamble to some, the right investment strategies create long-term freedom to live the life you deserve.

If you’ve thought about investing your money but don’t know where to start, you’re in the right place. Here is what to know.

Benefits of Investing Money

Passive investments give you two main options. You can keep your job and create supplemental income, or let passive investments become your new income.

You’ve likely heard investing tips like, buy low, sell high. Investing is not the time to go in blind. It depends on the following things.

What to Invest In

If you’re wondering about what to invest in, you have options. Common passive investments are:

Your decision depends on how you choose to turn a profit. Smart investments require that you weigh each option’s cost vs benefit.

Stocks mean you buy part of a company, whereas bonds mean you loan money to a company. Quality stocks depend on their market growth and value, and bonds generate long-term interest.

Real estate is common for passive investments, as you’ll get paid quarterly for your return. Self-storage—a branch of real estate investing—is expected to reach $49.24 billion in the next four years.

That’s a good investment.

When to Invest

Before you decide when to invest, you’ll need to put strategies in place. Once you choose what to invest in, be sure to research the market.

The goal is to make your investment cost-effective. Taking on a self-storage investment, for example, requires the following considerations.

1. Diverse Portfolio

Having a diverse portfolio fuels people to take on passive investments they otherwise wouldn’t consider. Self-storage is easy because it’s:

  • Low-maintenance
  • Low cost compared to other real estate properties
  • Recession resistant
  • Profitable in good and bad economies

Whether self-storage is your main investment or one of many, it shows a different understanding of the market.

2. Value

A company’s valuation depends on the current state and it’s predicted growth. Good investing comes from strong valuations, as they indicate strong returns.

3. Business Model

If your investment feels complicated, your return will be too. Make sure there’s a simple and accessible business model to feel certain about your long-term investment.

While some investing is risky, consider how much risk you’re willing to take.

High Return High Reward

Everyone’s goal is to work less and make more. Passive investments are the easiest way to scale back your stress while maximizing your financial gain.

Investing can seem daunting to a newcomer, but learning about it is its own investment. If you’re called to make your life easier as an investor, self-storage is a great place to start.

Fill out an investor application today to make tomorrow easier!

Scott Meyers

Scott Meyers is one of the nation’s leading experts in the self-storage business. Scott has a passion to share his experience and wisdom to help others succeed. Since 1993, he has architected dozens of extremely successful real estate transactions. He has built several multi-million dollar businesses in real estate including; single-family flips, to multi-family projects, industrial buildings, commercial office buildings, cold-storage buildings, warehousing, parking lots, and his favorite – self-storage.