What is Passive Income?
Passive Income for me is about creating something ONCE and selling it over and over (and over and over). Whether that be an ebook, adding links and banners to your site or creating ecourses. The options are endless but the outcome the same.
Emma Drew has an excellent introduction post to Passive Income and the various areas you can consider. Emma looks not only at business ideas but also personal so using shopping cashback sites to save money on everyday essentials. Pete from Household Money Saving has a round-up of some of the best sites to use.
What examples can I add to my business?
- Write an Ebook : Sarah from Sarke Media suggests “Don’t just write the eBook, sell it. Today it’s very simple to put a book for sale on Kindle via Amazon.co.uk. Even if you only sell your book for 99 pence you can make a nice, steady recurring revenue stream.”
- Join Affiliate Programs : Emma Drew has a comprehensive list of affiliate programs and how each works. I use Awin and Amazon but my earnings are minimal. I think most of that is down to not doing it right, Emma’s site is full of useful hints and tips.
- Upsell : Give something away for free in order to sell other products and services. One of the easiest ways to do this is via a free webinar, whereby you give a few nuggets of information away and then promote a course, book or seminar at the end.
- Advertising : Emma from The Freelance Lifestyle gives 3 amazing examples of using your blog, podcasts and newsletters to make a but of extra money.
If you have any top tips regarding developing a passive income stream then do leave a comment below. Next months topic is using You Tube, hints and tips. Please do tweet your blog links to @CharlieMoos.