Working Towards Sustainability With Passive Income

I’ve decided an aim of mine for 2009 should be to installation a few reliable resources of passive earnings. To be clear, what I imply by passive profits is putting in sales resources that basically self-operate once launched. The concept is outlined in the 4 Hour Work Week, an ebook by Timothy Ferriss that admittedly I have handiest skimmed, but useless to say I grabbed a few exact thoughts from it anyhow. This idea of passive profits has been brought up in many other locations on-line even though.

My non-public concept of passive profits is that of easy, quite brief to build gear and solutions to a minimum set of issues. A To-Do list website is a wonderful instance. To-Do lists are clean to software, remedy a quite particular trouble, and do not require a good deal work once launched. The best scenario for passive income.

What might be used for passive profits? Well, for my talent set, that’s net design/web improvement/running a blog (yep, this blogging is a talent of mine now), there are some special options:

Web Design

I really need to get into WordPress themes. WordPress is without problems the maximum popular blogging platform and has a pretty wholesome subject market surrounding it as well. I could possibly post issues to three special theme markets as well as post them right here for you to be capable of preserve all the proceeds if I controlled to sell them right here. I would not charge a good deal surely due to the fact I would not pay a great deal if I want a topic.

What I assume is a great choice with regard to WordPress subject matters is making issues for situations other than blogging. Yes, WordPress is a blogging platform at coronary heart. But it can also serve as an e-commerce site, a CMS, or even an information source. So I think that in case you had been to cater to the ones one-of-a-kind area of interest type WordPress makes use of with your top class themes, you will be able to hit a much less saturated marketplace along with your product. I have one format in my files for a site that ended up in no way being used and is just a few tweaks far from being a WordPress subject matter so I’m pretty tempted to try to hack it right into a theme as soon as I actually have some loose time.

Web Development

My tool of desire presently is Ruby on Rails. I’ve finally gotten to a point wherein I’m comfy enough to hack collectively a few quite superior initiatives (As a count number of fact, I’ll be running on getting a complete web page accomplished in one day the following day). A exceptional manner to pick out up some more steady coins might be to construct a few relatively simple net offerings that make people’s lives less difficult. These don’t need to be large answers to a number of issues; in truth, I think doing so will be the opposite of passive profits as soon as the web page is released as you would need to recognition on maintaining everything maintained.

The goal with passive profits is to paintings in reality hard inside the beginning to get a product constructed, then launch it to the world with the maximum minimum amount of protection requirements feasible in the future.

I actually have 3 thoughts in my head right now for tasks that serve a strong motive, are wanted through a quite desirable amount of humans, and could not require an awful lot paintings once constructed. I sincerely have one of the ideas half manner accomplished. I really need to try to get all three going. Obviously, I might begin with the half of way carried out one and spot if that may deliver in a few bucks.

One of the thoughts revolves around affiliate advertising. This is an area I’m admittedly ignorant in however looks as if a pretty true supply for passive income. There are some tools that exist that allow someone to pick a hard and fast of merchandise to promote for a fee, as an example, however instead of having to manually pick out merchandise, you may just kind in “fishing” and the store would self-populate itself. That is a few outstanding capabilities and I suppose I actually have a pretty true concept of a domain idea to strive out. It will take some work to get fully functional, however as soon as there it would be very minimal protection, maybe only a few hours per week. Perfect.


I understand I recognize, I’m new to these things. But I actually find it irresistible. I’ve made it a purpose to jot down each day (or at least each other day to be realistic) with at least a few posts about something I discovered interesting. I also want to publish as a minimum one fundamental essay every week, like this one. Something of actual fee and substance. I’ve started the usage of mind maps to organize some topics for new articles and it’s tremendous. I’ll honestly be writing an editorial about how I plan to write down articles soon. I’m planning on preserving my essays centered on certain topics with reference to era, the internet, and perhaps some philosophy or religion if I sense it’s important. Keeping this flow of content shifting forward will fill this blog up with a few properly info in some months.

And while I do not assume to emerge as so crazy a hit blogger with one hundred,000 readers a day, I do wish to as a minimum choose up a good amount of site visitors in the end. If so, I’ll begin searching into some advertising options for this blog to select up some extra dollars in which I can. Nothing intrusive for you to no longer affect the analyzing experience, but most probably a few Google AdSense in addition to some other advertising and marketing networks, some affiliate hyperlinks, and perhaps even a few weblog sponsorships if all and sundry would be willing to buy some space.

Why Passive Income?

I am very lots a challenge orientated philosopher. I provide you with new ideas all the time, so I’m continuously bouncing around from one to the subsequent, all of the even as making sure that I’m also paying the bills. Having a consistent movement of passive income would permit me to consciousness much less on making my hire and greater on initiatives that have the ability to in reality turn into something large.

And it’s in the end what I need to do. I see myself as an idea man, a person who can suppose up to a product and construct the preliminary prototype and then bypass it directly to someone else to increase after which flow on to the subsequent task.

I would like for that to be my daily activity. But to get there, I am going to need to build up these passive income streams so one can smooth over any low earnings spots. That manner I can stay absolutely focused on the huge projects.


Alcohol scholar. Bacon fan. Internetaholic. Beer geek. Thinker. Coffee advocate. Reader. Have a strong interest in consulting about teddy bears in Nigeria. Spent 2001-2004 promoting glue in Pensacola, FL. My current pet project is testing the market for salsa in Las Vegas, NV. In 2008 I was getting to know birdhouses worldwide. Spent 2002-2008 buying and selling easy-bake-ovens in Bethesda, MD. Spent 2002-2009 marketing country music in the financial sector.