We all wish we could make money while we sleep right? Think about it, you can take an extra long holiday while your “passive income idea” makes you money behind the scenes – truly a dream come true.
What is a PASSIVE INCOME?
Let me explain this to you real quick.
You work on something like say an ebook and put it up for sale, and that product generates sales for you on a regular basis – day after day and month after month. This is a passive income for you.
You only wrote that ebook ONCE, but you are getting paid over and over again every time some makes a purchase.
Sounds like a dream job isn’t it? This is why you hear a lot of people say, “Make money while you sleep, with passive income”.
There are many ways you can generate passive income to help you make money from home. And today I am going to show you how to create a passive income in 2019.
These are ideas that are profitable and still in-demand so you have a good chance of creating a sustainable income from home.
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PASSIVE INCOME IDEAS 2019
Make money on Pinterest
Pinterest is a great platform to generate a passive income with affiliate marketing.
You can make money on Pinterest even if you don’t own a website or a blog.
There are many affiliate programs that accept you without a blog.
Once you apply and get accepted into these affiliate programs, you can create a few pin images for each of the products you would like to promote. And then you share it on Pinterest.
I use Picmonkey (free trial here) to create these pin images, so my pins stand out from the rest of the millions of pins shared on Pinterest. This is very important because if your pin images are poorly done no one is going to click your pin and read about your affiliate product.
Here’s how the process works,
– A Pinterest user spots your pins
– Clicks on to read it.
– Clicks on the affiliate link to make a purchase
– BINGO! You make a commission!
I made over $122 in ONE month promoting just ONE product using Affiliate marketing on Pinterest. This is definitely worth trying.
Here is an in-depth tutorial on Pinterest Affiliate marketing.
I know you see this at the top of every list of passive income ideas, and that’s because it works – and I can testify.
There are so many bloggers that work on their blog either full-time or part-time and generate some money. However, it does take a little time to bring in a steady income each month. It could be a few weeks or a few months when done right.
I started this blog in early 2018 and earned a few hundred dollars in my
The flexibility with blogging is amazing, and I believe its the perfect stay at home mom job and its given me the opportunity to work at home and watch the kids grow.
So how do you make money blogging?
The amount of money you make depends on the number of visitors (traffic) to your site.
If you are ready to give blogging a try, I highly recommend Siteground to host your website. I have been with them since the start, and they have been so helpful – from setting up, doing regular backups, increased site speed and just keeping my site free from hackers – I can’t recommend them enough. And the best part – they set me all up, so there
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Start your own Youtube channel
If you enjoy being in front of the camera its never too late to start a youtube channel.
You make money on youtube the same way as you would with a blog – from ads and affiliates.
See those little ads that show up while watching something on youtube? That’s what will generate you money. And in the description below the video, you can see some notes and links right? If someone were to click those links below and make a purchase you earn a commission.
You can do recipes, hair and makeup tutorials, travel logs, parenting, and toddler videos or just generally even a family lifestyle channel and get the entire family involved.
You can even create free classes to help others – knitting, crocheting etc.
Sell an ebook
My dear friend Megan Johnson earns over $50,000 a year selling just one ebook. Yes, just one!
You write up its contents and edit your ebook and put it up for sale and that’s your hard work done. Once your book is out there in the market, it starts to sell and makes you money. And since its a digital product, there is no need for you to deal with packing, postage or delivery.
Where to sell and promote?
You can create a simple website and create a post that links to your product.
I created my first ever ebook on how to earn your first $1000 blogging. You can take a look at my sales page here for inspiration. I don’t make $50,000/year with it (that would be nice:), but it does make me a few hundred each month (on top of my blog income). See how one blog can make so many things work! It’s really the best way forward for moms looking to work from home.
A blog is like your little digital store where you can promote other companies products, your own products or even services and assistance to others.
For my ebook, I use a platform called Sendowl to take care of all the transactions. Prices start at just $9 a month and all you need to do is upload the pdf file of your ebook to
You can also try selling it on Facebook or other social media platforms. If you don’t want to create your own website, you can also consider selling it on Kindle using Amazon.
Sell affiliate products
Affiliate marketing is known to be one of the best ways to create a passive income. You sell someone else’s product and make a commission when someone buys using your affiliate link.
How simple is that?
And the best part is you don’t necessarily need to have a website to sell your affiliate products. You can use platforms like Facebook and Pinterest to find potential buyers.
Here is an in-depth tutorial on how to make money with affiliate marketing even if you don’t own a website>>
Create an online course
Similar to creating and selling an ebook, you can also sell a course. This course can include video tutorials to make it more of
I have to be honest, it took me more than a couple of months to complete my ebook. There were sick kids in the house and,
Just like selling an ebook or an online course, you can also sell photos to make a passive income. Wondering how?
Online business owners, magazines/editorials and bloggers all use stock photos for promotion. So if you love taking high-quality images you can sell either per image or as a photo bundle – say 20 photos for $15 (as an example).
You can either sell your photos on sites like
You can also create an affiliate program for your website, so others can promote your site for you, while they earn a commission.
My friend Alicia Powell has her own stock photo website – you can check hers out here for inspiration!
Rent your house
Something that doesn’t involve investment or any of your time. If you have a spare room at home -why not rent it out?
You can either rent it out on a contract basis for a few months or join hands with Airbnb and rent it to travelers looking for a few nights stay. Either way, you can easily make a few hundred a
Sell homemade crafts
Heard of Etsy?
It’s an online marketplace that you list some of your goods and
Rent things you don’t use
Have you ever considered renting for cash? Yes, there are many legit sites that offer to pay you for renting your stuff. Here are some worth looking into. Rent your car – Turo, Fat Lama, Get around Rent parking space – Just park, Your parking space, Park on my driveway Rent clothes – Style lend
This app is genius and because it is a part of Capital One you know they are a legitimate program you can trust.
How can Paribus make you money?
Pretty simple, you install the app on your Apple device. Once you do your online shopping, Paribus will track all your shopping confirmation emails and track if there is any price drop. And if there is a drop in price for one of the products you have purchased, you will get your refund into your bank account.
What an easy way of making money from your shopping, and there is no need for you to contact anyone for a refund. Paribus will take care of that for you. Paribus will access your emails to get your refunds, so if this is something you are not comfortable with, you can create a separate email account and use it for this purpose.
Paribus not only gives you a refund for your online shopping, but you also get compensation for late deliveries and help you rebook cheaper holiday hotel accommodations.
Read a full review on Paribus here>>
Neilson Digital is another highly genuine company that lets you run their app on your phone to understand internet behavior for their research purpose. You can get paid an easy $50 just for successfully running the app on your device.
That’s your 10 legitimate ways of making money from home even when you are on a holiday.
That’s the best part of building a career on passive income. You get paid over and over for work once done.
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