Passive income is a strategy to use after you have steady income coming in and you are feeling comfortable and not as worried about just paying the bills. I do not recommend starting with trying to get passive income when you are building a business because it really takes a lot of work first to define your market and really understand what your market needs. You need to hustle and network and do nothing close to being passive when you are starting a business.
Passive income is an income received on a regular basis, with little effort required to maintain it. It is closely related to the concept of “unearned income”. It’s a reward for all your hard work when you start building a business. You will know when the time is right to start adding this into your business model. Your market will tell you. Normally, if you are a service provider, they will tell you they can’t afford your rate for your services or programs to work with you directly. That’s a big sign that you need to add in a passive income stream so they can get your knowledge in one of the below ways instead.
Generating passive income is not easy and still takes a lot of work to get it set up and to track. It does not happen overnight and you can’t count on it to survive. But, you can count on it to ADD to your revenue and help you reach your goals faster. Your business can run on autopilot and you don’t have to be totally involved in every dollar that comes in.
Here are three ways to create passive income: