I’m looking to become a hard money lender where do I start guys?
Work for someone who already is.
There are many firms out there who allow individuals such as yourself to play the bank and become a hard money lender. These firms are awesome because they run the shop, do all the marketing, underwriting, management, etc and your roll is just to pick the loan you'd like to fund, wire the money and collect.
you can become an affiliate with a hard money lender, they will take care of everything and you will earn a referral commission