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Make a Living While You Sleep with Passive Income

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It might sound too good to be true, but as an entrepreneur, if you choose your business model carefully, you can actually earn money while you sleep. Or sit by the pool. Or sky-dive. It’s up to you.

Passive Income is income that is earned even when you aren’t working, and although it’s practically impossible to make 100 percent of your income passive, you can make a lot of your living via this method should you wish to do so.

Sound good? Here are some tips to help you successfully earn a living with passive income:

Choose Something You’re Passionate About

You’re probably sick of people telling you to follow your passion, but if you want to make a living with passive income, it probably isn’t bad advice. You see, generating passive income is all about building an audience who enjoy your work, and quite often, when you’re producing stuff just to make a living, it isn’t as good as the stuff you produce because you’re passionate about it. So, follow your passion, and you’re much more likely to have some success.

There are lots of ways you can make money from passive income including writing a blog, creating e-books, selling online courses, investing in real estate, and even creating apps, as you can see from this franchise business opportunity, and much more besides. You just have to work out which of these options gets you excited and which you will be able to continue with in the long-term.    

Get Good

If you want to successfully make a living with passive income, then you need to be good at what you do. You might think that you’re already pretty good at internet marketing or writing short stories, but there’s always room for improvements and it’s rarely a bad idea to take a course or two, check out the competition and practice until you are able to offer the best possible product.

Be Prepared to Work Hard and Bide Your Time

A major reason why so many people fail to make a good living from passive income is due to the fact that they give up when they don’t see immediate returns. This is a shame because, when you’re looking to make money from passive income, you have to work hard upfront to make gains later. You need to keep going and keep generating products/services/content even when the money isn’t coming in. Eventually, you will see results.

Keep Working

Okay, so you’re probably interested in generating passive income so that you won’t have to work so much, but don’t think that you won’t have to work at all. As I mentioned earlier, 100 percent passive income is a myth. No matter what you’re doing to generate passive income, you will always have to do a little bit of work, whether that’s managing your property portfolio, marketing your books or adding new content to your blogs. Obviously, you won’t have to work nearly as much as other people, but you can’t just expect the money to roll in with zero effort on your part.

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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