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How Do I Create Passive Income?

By · March 26, 2009 · Filed in Uncategorized

In today’s economy, passive income is a highly sought after concept. Is it still really possible to earn passive income in this economy? Kylon and I have been fans of Robert Kiyosaki for years and have implemented several of his passive income ideas. We do NOT suggest going after every opportunity at the same time. We initiated different passive income ideas after we established one for several years before we moved on to another one.

What is passive income? Here is the definition from Wikepedia:

Passive income is a rent received on a regular basis, with little effort required to maintain it.

Some examples of passive income are:

  • Repeated regular income, earned by a sales person, generated from the payment of a product or service that must be renewed on a regular basis, in order to continue receiving its benefits – also called residual income.
  • Rental from property;
  • Royalties from publishing a book or from licensing a patent or other form of intellectual property;
  • Earnings from internet advertisement on your websites;
  • Earnings from a business that does not require direct involvement from the owner or merchant;
  • Dividend and interest income from owning securities, such as stocks and bonds, are usually referred to as portfolio income, which can be considered a form of passive income;
  • Pensions.

One of the key elements of an effective passive income generator is one that provides a monthly recurrence. A fee that you receive on a monthly basis is far more reliable than a fee that may be more randomly received.

Here are some more examples of passive income ideas:

vending machines
affiliate products
monthly subscriptions
real estate investing
ebay business

You will need to find what will interest you but as stated previously, it is important to find something that will generate monthly cash flow for you. Here are some examples from our lives.

1. Real Estate – we have 2 rental properties in which we receive monthly rents. We also have a monthly fee for all of our real estate agents and loan officers to hang their license under my broker’s license.

2. Ebay Business – Kylon had an ebay business where he sold designer clothes that he found at thrift stores and sold them for high profits. He made between $7,000 to $10,000 / month in years 2000 – 2002.  He was on his way to find one product and automate his systems to list it on ebay (true passive income model) but then he turned to the mortgage and real estate business and never turned back.

3. Affiliate products – the products that offer a monthly fee are the best in that you will be paid a monthly fee as long as the customer still uses the service. Marketing Burst, a site for creating landing pages is a great example of this. There are tons of affiliate products that you can promote so find what interests you and promote, promote, promote!

4. Monthly SubscriptionsChatToText would be an example of a chat service on social profiles that charges a $6 monthly fee  and you can have residual income for spreading the word. The downside to this is that more people are leary to give their credit card info on a monthly basis.

Steps to Start Your Passive Income Generator

1. Find your passive income generator
2. Research your passive income generator
3. Strategize how you plan to market
4. Develop a business plan of action
5. Make a daily plan of free promotion strategies such as

  • posting on forums
  • press releases
  • social media sites

Start budgeting for paid promotion strategies such as

  • PPC (Pay Per Click Ad Campaigns)
  • Internet Marketing Ebooks and Videos
  • Radio Promotion
  • Social Media PPC

I hope this information is helpful to you. I also have 2 ebooks that you can review for more detailed information:

A Guide to Passive Income

The Cycle of Wealth

Enjoy and come back and let us know what you decide to pursue!

Naomi Trower AKA
Passive Cash Gal
Real Estate Broker
Internet Entrepreneur

  • Steve

    Naomi, I love what you and your husband are doing on this site. This is the way to go in our economy. The best way to go is to create your own economy. My business partner and I currently have one rental property, and hope to acquire more this year. Of course, it needs to be done carefully, but it will pay off in the long run!

  • Naomi Trower

    Hi Steve,
    It is so true to acquire property carefully in this market. We’ve learned a lot of things along the way of our journey. It will be great to share them here.

  • Craig

    I would really like to work on creating some passive income, could certainly use any side income. Do you have any tips for beginning an affiliate site? Possibly setting up an ebay store or something to that degree, and potential costs?

  • Naomi Trower

    Hi Craig,

    I’m going to send ya an email to answer your question.


  • Kylon Trower

    Hi Steve,
    That’s great that you are on your way to passive income as well! We’ll try to give up to date info as often as we can.

  • Zara Lockwood

    Hi nice article, simply put no fluff! – I found you via ecademy, I’m also on ning, you are welcome to add a blog or press release telling people about your success, we all need inspiration, thanks for providing some :-)


  • Mike Smith

    Nice piece Naomi

    Well written and informative – just started following you on Twitter. Don’t look at my site it’s a dogs dinner. I employ a web guy to do all my client sites but he never gets round to mine!

    Have a great day