There are a few better feelings in life than waking up to a healthier bank balance than when you went to sleep.
Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to see their bank balance passively growing 24/7?
Over the years, most of us have heard of various get-rich-quick schemes. Thankfully, generating smart passive incomes is not one of these.
Far from being a pipe dream, earning a substantial income from passive sources is a reality for many people. According to Brianna Weist, a regular contributor to Forbes magazine, passive incomes have infinite potential for one reason. “There’s always a possibility.”
Once I understood that only taking action will create a change in your life. I viewed many things differently; I started researching different ways to boost my income without an enormous commitment on my behalf.
This article provides you with 10 passive income sources that work for me. My passion for passing on these passive income sources is twofold.
First, most people who read my articles think I know nothing about the topic. Some of them believe I have nothing to contribute. They believe I have no right to discuss the topic on the stage. I’ll have to admit, proving people wrong is a huge motivation for me.
The second reason I am so passionate about this topic is that my passive income sources have had such an enormous impact on my life, to the stage where I feel obligated to help others do the same.
My passion has helped my family and equal importance to people who listen to me achieve so many of their dreams and goals. I’ll have to admit, the ability to help others realize they can live life on their terms has changed my life nearly as much as the additional income.
This article introduces my most straightforward and successful passive income strategies. Passive income sources that earn over $1,000 a month and even more. Anyone who’s looking for financial independence and freedom to earn an additional income pays attention.
#1 Investments, Primarily in Dividend-yielding Stocks
I put this first on the list because it involves financial Risk and some startup cash. However, it is one of my most secure and trustworthy ways of earning over $1,000 per month. My ETFs and dividend-paying stocks and other Investments The lending club and Fundraise help me earn an income 24/7. While the amounts I’ve invested in a variety of different accounts vary, currently, they all earn me over $1,000 a month, but they involve no work on my behalf.
My investment in dividend-yielding stocks has proven extremely profitable for many other people and me. According to one of Forbes magazine’s key financial contributors, Brent Owens, successful dividend investors regularly achieve returns of anything from 15 to 25%. To achieve this, you need to select reliable dividend-paying stocks and state, of course, no matter what.
This is not a get-rich-quick scheme. It takes consistent investing, time, and money to build a successful portfolio to where it’s paying you $1,000 a month.
#2: Affiliate Marketing
The second passive income source I want to discuss is affiliate marketing. A successful affiliate marketing strategy has the potential to be around forever. At the same time, this is a relatively new passive income source. It has quickly shown me a significant return and future growth opportunity.
Affiliate marketing involves building a platform or website that can be used to promote other businesses or companies (affiliates). By creating links from your website to the site of these products or services, anyone who uses this link and purchases a product or service on another person’s website will generate a return for you.
My primary source of affiliate marketing income comes from goodfinancialcents.com. By building strong relationships with online banks, insurance companies, and investment firms, we generate various affiliate incomes.
You don’t have to follow the same route as I, built a website or a platform based on your own passion. Or find a niche that works for you, and you’ll find affiliates who operate within that sphere.
Blogging is just one way of earning a passive income. I know many other people who are using podcasts and YouTube, while others use different social media platforms.
#3: Display Ads
Another source that I earn over $1,000 a month in passive income is displaying ads. This is once again tied to my blog. Because I have a strong online presence, it makes it easier for me to monetize through it. Operating like billboards, by featuring display ads on your website, advertisers pay you to provide them with a space to promote their products.
We source most of these display ads to true different advertising networks. These operate as intermediaries between the advertisers looking for reliable space for their ads and your website. One of the most attractive aspects of using display ads as a passive income is that they are entirely passive. You can even hand over the management of advertising to an ad agency, and they do all the work for you, and best of all, your website or whatever platform you place the ads on continues to earn 24/7 with n additional input from you.
#4 CPC Advertising (Cost Per Click Ads)
Operating differently from display ads and affiliate advertising, you get paid based on the number of people who view your ads or the amount of traffic that passes through your site and by whoever clicks on the link and buys up for a product or service.
CPC ads generate income differently. Instead of you being paid to display these adverts on your website or whatever platform you’re using, you will get paid once someone clicks on the ad regardless of what they do afterward. You don’t have to worry about purchasing a product or service, and every click sends money to your bank account.
#5 Selling Leads
After the successful launch of goodfinancialcents.com, the next project I worked on was Life Insurance by Jeff, a niche insurance site. It amazed me when it generated near $100,000 in income in its first nine months.
In the beginning, this website couldn’t be considered a purely passive income as I’ve consistently added content and changed the website. Currently, I am focusing on making it a more effective and true source of passive income. One step I took was to sell any leads that my website generated. This move has turned out to be successful and far less work, especially when compared to sales commissions.
I should clarify that selling leads are far less lucrative than the money I earned from Life insurance commissions. However, the time and commitment needed to maintain the income from selling life insurance were slowly becoming counterproductive.
To keep that passive income ticking over, I had to put in far more hours. Eventually, I realized would have to hire and manage a team of people. This wasn’t something I was interested in pursuing, so instead, I turned to sell leads generated on the site as this involves virtually no effort on my behalf.
#6 Selling Courses
Currently, I only have one on the marketing course that I sell. We have designed this to help financial advisors. Although I hardly spend any time promoting this course, it still generates a significant sales number, even with its hefty $2,500 price point.
I’ll have to admit that it took a significant amount of time and effort to create this course. But once I finished it, all I’ve done is sit back and collect an income. On average, I consistently make over a thousand dollars a month from this course with no additional input. This income increases significantly whenever I am actively promoted.
If you have a specific skillet and the experience needed to create a successful online course, it has the potential to earn you a significant income. Once this course is completed, the income earned from sales will be completely passive.
I know one person in particular, a freelance writer named Holly Johnson, who earns comfortably over $200,000 a year from online content creation. Holly launched her freelance writing course in 2017 named to earn more writing. She sold over 700 of those courses priced at 1999 each. She didn’t decide to offer a pro version of the course costing $349 on her first day. Over 40 people bought that course.
Johnson herself admits that setting 700 courses doesn’t seem like a lot; by pricing one of these courses at nearly $200 or even more. They can continue to produce a significant passive income, especially if you sell thousands of them.
If you have the experience and education needed to teach people a skill that they will pay $100 or more for could easily translate into a significant passive income source.
#7 Digital Product Creation
Online courses are one form of a digital product that you can continue to sell repeatedly, but they’re not the only digital product that you could dip your toes into. Two other types include instruction guides and ebooks, but you could earn a passive income from anything you can sell or market online.
I currently sell a digital product that challenges people to create a passive income that earns over $1,000 online. We offer this product for free, but you can purchase additional instructional worksheets and PDFs that will cost you $7 as an upgrade.
The $7 upgrade may not seem like a lot, but if you’re selling a few hundred of them every month. These upgrades can easily earn you an extra $1,000.
Initially, I was skeptical of the potential of selling digital products. Still, after reading an interview with Clint Greenwood, a Christian Rockstar given in 2016, my interest was Pete when he revealed how much he was making from a self-published book.
Initially, this book idea was launched on Kickstarter, and Greenwood successfully raised $20,000. I was hoping you could show me that even the smallest idea can quickly translate into a large passive income when you have a plan in mind.
The key to developing a successful digital or online product is identifying a problem and providing a service that offers a solution. Once you have effectively created the solution, selling it repeatedly will earn you a passive income.
#8 YouTube Adverts
Technically, YouTube advertising isn’t purely a passive income, especially compared to other strategies on my list. However, since I make YouTube videos anyway, I took advantage of YouTube advertising as an income source. The creation and maintenance of these videos aren’t passive, but earning a consistent income through advertising is.
The example I always give people is when my children are on holidays or anytime they’re out of school; I can safely take as much time off as I want. During that time, I don’t create think I created. I need new content for my YouTube channel, but the passive income continues to roll in anytime anyone logged in and watched my show.
I’m constantly amazed at how much time people spend watching YouTube content. The stage where I am interested in some of the most random and strange topics that people generate income from on the platform.
My jaw dropped when I stumbled across Karina Garcia, the self-proclaimed slime Queen who has over 10 million followers who tune in regularly to watch her play with slime. I was even more impressed when I learned she was only 24 years old.
#9 My Skillset
Even though I now live in Nashville, Tennessee, I ran a financial planning practice in Illinois until recently. I haven’t said foot in that business in age, but it successfully generates me a healthy profit every month. For the last few years, with virtually no input on my behalf, the practice earned over 400,000 annually.
This my core business, and I took significant efforts to get to that point. Once I had successfully established my financial planning office, I dramatically reduced the time I spent there from 5 days a week down to 2. Once I realized that the people running my office needed virtually no active input, I managed it remotely.
The ability to completely disengage from this income source turned it into a completely passive income in recent years. Having built this from scratch, it took a lot of time and effort certainly wouldn’t have been considered a passive income for the first number of years. However, by hiring an extremely competent group of people to manage my business’s day-to-day operations, I’ve been able to remain virtually completely disengaged. The result being I have a completely passive income that earns me money while I sleep.
#10 Building and Selling a Business
I would be eternally grateful for my early career as a financial advisor, and I loved establishing and running my financial planning practice, even from the far.
By the end of 2018, I decided I’d had enough. Firm in the knowledge that nothing will change if you do nothing different tomorrow than you did today.
I decided that my financial planning practice’s distraction no longer motivated me, and I sold it.
I know you’re wondering why I would sell a completely passive income. But I structured the sale specifically. Instead of getting an upfront payment straight away, I receive scheduled payments over several years, which is effectively another passive income source.
My business’s sale structure guarantees that I will continue to receive lodgements to my bank account every month completely passively for the foreseeable future. Even though I had managed this business successfully from a distance for the last few years, it still required some level of work. Initially, establishing a successful business to where you can sell it will take a significant amount of your time. However, once it reaches a certain level of success, you will have a product someone will pay for.
Talk to your attorney; they can help you structure the sale in a fashion that these payments can continue to produce a significant and long-lasting passive income that will hit your bank account every month.
I know many of you started reading this article believing that there is no such thing as a passive income. Some of you may remain unconvinced, for which I am sorry, I will endeavor to try harder the next time. Remember that it takes courage to change one’s life and persistence and perseverance.
If you are passionate about your nine-to-five job and you’ve been there for a while, I’m not telling you to quit. I’m just trying to inform you that building passive income sources will allow you to earn money 24/7, even on days when you don’t feel like working.
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