Did you know what career you wanted to pursue when you were eighteen? Know exactly what degree you needed in college in order to lay the perfect path for you to reach your dream job?
I certainly didn’t.
But I did know I enjoyed learning about the sciences, and that math was the first subject in school that really sparked a fire for learning in me. Becoming an engineer seemed the natural choice of career for me, so I decided to pursue an engineering degree in college.
As it turns out, just because you can become an engineer doesn’t mean you should.
I quickly realized engineering was the wrong path for me, and instead got a bachelor’s in genetics, hoping to become a veterinarian.
Those dreams were shot down real quick when I realized veterinarian school was another four years and $350k of schooling. I wanted a good career, yes–but not when it would put me and my budding family hundreds of thousands of dollars into debt.
Instead, I worked as a chemist, owned various automotive businesses, was a licensed real estate agent–pretty much anything that had nothing to do with my degree.
Ultimately, I spent tens of thousands of dollars going to college for something that–while interesting–did not actually lead me down a lucrative career path.
And what finally brought me to true success was something I didn’t need any kind of degree for.
Becoming a Master
Did you know that people who receive a degree in higher education have about a 25% higher wage on average than those with only a bachelor’s? Or that they are less associated with unemployment than those with just a bachelor’s degree?
Teachers are a great example of this; without swapping specialties, student level, or teaching any different content, they can boost their salary by up to 44% with a Master’s in Education. In fact, on average more than 50% of teachers in the United States have a graduate degree of some kind; it sets them on track to be tenured more quickly, and makes them more likely to be hired for any position.
Why wouldn’t they want to get one? Seems like the smart thing to do.
The truth is, while obtaining a graduate degree can bring higher pay and greater job security, it isn’t necessarily a one-way ticket to success.
Between the time spent getting the degree, as well as the tens of thousands of dollars paid for the schooling, seeking further qualifications is often inaccessible. Finances, personal circumstance, and general accessibility of programs are all serious roadblocks some people have no way of surmounting.
And sometimes people pursue a graduate degree, only to realize once they are in their field that it’s not what they want to do.
I’m certainly guilty of that.
So what if I said there was a career out there that offers the same level of job security, no ceiling on salary, and doesn’t require the investment of time and money that a graduate degree does?
Creative TCs: The Masters of Transaction Coordinators
If transaction coordinating is a career that requires almost no capital to begin with, and–so long as you make the effort to find clients–has nearly unlimited opportunities for work…
(What you put in is what you get out, right?)
Then creative transaction coordinating is the graduate-level version of being a regular TC.
It is really no different than getting a Master’s degree in a certain specialty; by taking a course to become a creative transaction coordinator, you are specializing in that field, have a greater knowledge base of different kinds of transactions, and thus become an expert in what you do.
Generally, a TC charges $500 per transaction they complete.
People pay for knowledge. The more qualified you are to perform your job, the more your services are worth–and people will pay for the expertise that knowledge brings.
This is the reason doctor’s are so highly paid–you wouldn’t want somebody performing a surgery on you who didn’t know exactly what they were doing.
Creative investors feel the same way about the transaction coordinators they employ.
You see, conventional transactions generally work in one way: A seller lists their house on the market, and a potential buyer then secures a mortgage loan, makes an offer, and–should the seller accept–obtains the house fully in their name.
While a TC is a welcome addition to a number of these deals just to ensure everything goes smoothly, it’s often the exact same, straightforward process.
Creative deals on the other hand require a good bit more critical thinking on the TC’s end, as well as a vast knowledge base of all kinds of creative transactions: novation agreements, seller carry, subject to, hybrids, and any number of others.
Each of these transactions have unique trials that arise during them, and require patience, cunning, and delicate handling to ensure nothing goes wrong. Any TC who decides to work with deals like this must have all the knowledge necessary to handle any situation, keep a cool head, and ensure the best possible outcome occurs for all parties involved.
Considering the extra expertise and skills a creative transaction coordinator needs in order to be certain they can manage any deal, it makes sense they can be paid more than double what a traditional TC makes.
Becoming a creative transaction coordinator is one of the fastest, most cost-efficient ways of securing a high-level career–without the time, money, and general stress spent on getting a graduate degree.
Top Tier Transaction Coordinator
I never anticipated becoming a transaction coordinator. When I began, I had never even heard of creative transaction coordinating–and I was a licensed real estate agent.
At the time, I had just lost my job working for a residential assisted living organization, and was trying to decide what career I could now pursue that would allow me to both be a mom, and contribute to my family. When I was presented with the opportunity, I decided to give it a try, considering I had no other options for employment at the moment.
I realized how incredible an opportunity it was very quickly.
I was making more money than I ever had before, and still had the time to be a mother and focus on my family. I was able to build my own schedule, work as much or as little as I wanted to, and do all of it from home.
I created Top Tier Transaction Coordinator as a way to share this opportunity with others. If you have any interest in being your own boss, creating your own schedule, and living your life the way you want, come join our community today.