64 episodes

The Remote Local Podcast lets you dive into the minds of two 7-figure entrepreneurs, Neel Parekh and David Lahav, who have figured out how to run their LOCAL businesses completely remotely and travel the world.

We talk about all things that are at the intersection of travel and entrepreneurship. The goal is to allow you to run your own remote local biz and experience total financial and location freedom.

The Remote Local Podcast: Financial & Location Freedom Neel Parekh

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

The Remote Local Podcast lets you dive into the minds of two 7-figure entrepreneurs, Neel Parekh and David Lahav, who have figured out how to run their LOCAL businesses completely remotely and travel the world.

We talk about all things that are at the intersection of travel and entrepreneurship. The goal is to allow you to run your own remote local biz and experience total financial and location freedom.

    63. Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Vacation Rental Cleaning Biz

    63. Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Vacation Rental Cleaning Biz

    In this episode, Neil gives listeners a step-by-step guide to starting their own vacation rental biz.

    He starts by highlighting the opportunity: people prefer vacation rentals to hotels now, and there is a huge demand for hotel-level cleaning services and a massive lack of companies to fulfill that need.

    Steps which Neel outlines includes:


    Your website: it doesn't need to be perfect...it just needs to get up ASAP
    Your booking system: will be different for residential cleaning and vacation rental (Neel gives recommendations for both)
    Your labor: how to get and retain them (insider tip: their ability to clean is NOT their most important quality)
    That corner tuck: what Airbnb guests look for when checking in and what you need to take care of

    Neel also discusses other ways you can monetize your business...after you get started!

    • 13 min
    62. How to Choose Your Opportunity Vehicle Wisely

    62. How to Choose Your Opportunity Vehicle Wisely

    In this episode Neel and Johnny discuss opportunity vehicles: what you are doing in your career, and how is it helping you achieve your life goals?

    Things they consider include:


    different "levels" of opportunity 
    how those levels can be completely different for people with different skill sets and personalities
    the undesirability of low margin businesses with lots of moving parts

    Enjoy the episode!

    • 15 min
    61. Exiting One Business to Pursue Another

    61. Exiting One Business to Pursue Another

    In this episode Neel and Johnny chat with Sergio, Johnny's business partner in Orange Window Cleaning, about their recent sale of the business.

    While Sergio and Johnny had always had a goal of growing a business to $10M, they realized over time that the vehicle they had built was not going to get them there without a much higher commitment of money and time. By contrast, another business they had built did have that potential, and they realized over time that they couldn't succeed in that business, an e-learning platform, without selling the business they had already built to maturity.

    Other points covered:


    the danger of "shiny object syndrome" for entrepreneurs
    the terms of the deal Johnny and Sergio struck with the employee they sold the business to
    why youth makes failure not seem so scary

    Enjoy the episode!

    • 17 min
    60. The #1 Best Place I Find Remote Team Members, feat Dan Andrews from the TropicalMBA Podcast

    60. The #1 Best Place I Find Remote Team Members, feat Dan Andrews from the TropicalMBA Podcast

    In this episode Neel sits down with Dan Andrews of the Tropical MBA podcast.

    Neel reveals that Dan is the one who first used the phrase "remote local business" to describe what Neel was doing at MaidThis. Alas, there will be no royalty payouts if the podcast ever sells for a billion dollars :-)

    Neel and Dan discussed:


    how to disconnect your location from your earnings to live remotely
    why remote-first businesses should really spend time on their first few job postings
    how Dynamite Jobs (one of Dan's companies) is different from other remote job boards

    Neel and Dan also talk about what the funnel looks like (from both the job poster and the job board platform's perspectives) from job posting to offering someone a job.

    • 28 min
    59. Leveling Up Your Life Using 8 Pillars

    59. Leveling Up Your Life Using 8 Pillars

    In this solo episode, Neel offers 8 Pillars he uses to audit and improve his personal life.

    A couple years ago Neel was happy with how systematized his business was, but was shocked as to how not-systematized his personal life was. Inspired by Gary Keller's The One Thing, he created a monthly and weekly system to help him level up in:


    Health and Vitality
    Friends and Family
    Productivity and Performance
    Lifestyle and Wealth

    If you want the other four, and how you too can consistently level up in these areas using a simple system, tune in to this short episode!

    • 10 min
    58. Market Your Local Services Business, with SME Mike Grigery

    58. Market Your Local Services Business, with SME Mike Grigery

    In this episode Neel interview Mike Grigery of ClickCallSell.com to get the scoop on how to market your local services business.

    Mike has helped hundreds of companies execute thousands of marketing campaigns and he's been Neel's business coach for sometime. He definitely knows what he's talking about when it comes to home services and how to properly market them.

    Tune in to learn:


    The importance of LTV
    The relationship of brand awareness and online reviews to conversion rates
    The power of social proof in getting your early customers

    You'll also hear Mike share his thoughts on platforms like Yelp and Angie's List, as well as the value of social media and marketing through services like Groupon.

    Enjoy the episode!

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Jenn and Jon ,

New fave

We are starting our own remote services business and this podcast delivers immense free value. There are so many actionable, tactical insights that we’ve taken away. If you want to start a remote service business, this podcast is a non-negotiable.

Slik$T3R ,

Best remote work podcast

I have a remote cleaning company and i love this podcast. Great content!

SKB0909 ,

Risk

I enjoyed the two sides of the risk analysis to pursue ones goals in life. The best aspect is that it doesn’t matter which side is right as long as you achieve your goal based on your personality. Bottom line is to have a goal, stay focused, work hard on it and go for it. Thank you for this episode.

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