First, I must say, there is no such thing as really passive income. Anything that provides an income comes with "work", right?
Some people think you can get passive income from no work at all... but even old sites with income flowing in, need constant updates to show they are active.
Passive Income, using my own online work definition, is simply an income using websites or blogs, that comes to you rain or shine.
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Passive income is supplemental income and not income to rely on to pay your bills - until you are well into the process. I think of it as extra savings, vacations, niceties of life. If you do this as a business, you can have a steady, ever-increasing income... and pay your bills.
You do the work once, and if you are lucky, the income comes in for years to come.... the key is You Must Do The Work First.
Passive income might also come from rental properties, investments, etc. but we are talking about Online Income here.
There are passive income links on this website, but you probably don't even recognize them as such. I will discuss them in more length later, but will lay the foundation here:
Some bloggers get big enough so that companies in their niche want to sponsor them. I get weekly emails from advertisers wanting to buy a link on the site (something I haven't done). Advertisers will pay for posts, or offer you free products so you will review them, etc.
I hope this helps you get a perspective on how to build your passive income with a website or blog! There are so many sites that allow you to sell for them, I'm just getting started here!
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