How to Make a Passive Income with Wealthsimple

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Are you interested in earning a passive income? Well heck yeah, who wouldn’t be?? I mean, if you had a chance to hand someone $1,000 with the agreement that they’d come back to you in 6 years with $2,000, we’d probably all hurry up and scrounge up $1,000, right? Actually, I’d gather up $100,000 to try to get $200,000! 😉

This is what passive income does for you. It allows you to invest either time or money up front, and then kick back and watch the money flow in while doing absolutely nothing. An easy example to comprehend is writing a book. Once you print the thing and put in on the shelves, the work is done.

All you have to do after that is sit back and ask your publisher how many you’ve sold and what your royalty check is. Sounds pretty sweet, huh?

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Rental Properties – Are They a Curse or a Blessing?

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“You’re going to buy a rental property??” …my broke friend exclaimed. “I had a buddy that tried that… The tenants didn’t pay the rent, they trashed the home completely, and he lost tens of thousands of dollars. You won’t see me buying a rental property any time soon.”

More often than not, this was what I heard from people when I let them in on my investment plans a few years back. It wasn’t very encouraging to say the least…and it honestly took some of the air out of my sail for a while…

Are Rental Properties a Smart Investment?

Ignoring all of the “wise advice” from my friends and neighbors, I went ahead and bought a rental place anyway.

So what’s the verdict? Has land-lording been a complete nightmare? Has my rental house been burned to the ground? Or are all of my friends just complete idiots that knew . . . → Read More: Rental Properties – Are They a Curse or a Blessing?

How to Earn an Unlimited Income With Your Blog

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Very rarely do I lay awake at night, but last night I was on my back…eyes wide open…staring at the ceiling…so I started thinking about my website. And I had a eureka moment. I immediately grabbed my phone, opened my notes, and quickly messaged myself the outline for this very post.

How to Earn an Unlimited Income With Your Blog

I started my blog at the tail end of 2010. Since then I’ve earned over $100,000 online…but after last night’s epiphany, I figure that I’ve left at least $400,000 on the table. Maybe even more than that.

I’ve lost all of this money because my views on earning a blog income have been completely wrong. My opinions of business have been skewed. What I thought I knew about growing an income has actually placed a glass ceiling directly above my head all these years.

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8 Ways to Earn a Passive Income Without Rental Properties

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Rental properties. People either love them or absolutely hate ’em.

Personally, I love rental properties and wish I had ten of them right now. Our rental is fully paid for, its value has already gone up considerably since 2015, we get our rent on time every month, and we do absolutely nothing! In my opinion, rentals are one of the best forms of passive income ever!

But, many of you don’t share my enthusiasm when it comes to rental properties. You can’t stand dealing with people, you hate making multiple repairs a year, you’re no good at running background checks and finding good tenants, and you’ve probably had 101+ other bad experiences when you tried to make a buck in rental properties back in the day.

You simply don’t. want. to mess. with rental properties. any. more.

Got it.

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Rental Income: A Headache or a Dream Come True?

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“Going to be a slumlord, huh? Have fun with that!” “My brother tried that for 10 years and lost money every year.” “My uncle owned a multiplex once. All the units got trashed and he constantly had to evict people for not paying.”

For whatever reason, when I started getting excited about buying a rental property (for that oh-so-nice rental income), the above reactions are what I got from my family, friends, and co-workers. Maybe they were just trying to be helpful – trying to protect me from a future disaster – but I think there was more to it than that.

I wanted to do something great – earn a passive income, create options for my future life, and grow my net worth to huge sums! Many people have these dreams. Few people take the first step to achieving them. The “advise” I received was basically their excuse . . . → Read More: Rental Income: A Headache or a Dream Come True?

Financial Independence: It’s Not the Final Chapter

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Financial Independence – what is it really? Is it when you finally rid yourself of all debts and can actually afford to buy some bling with cash? Or is it when you finally have enough money socked away for that inevitable future emergency?

There are many different opinions about financial independence. Some of them are blatantly wrong (like the emergency fund statement above), while others are close but are stretched a bit so that financial independence becomes more achievable for them.

A little advice for you. Don’t dumb down financial independence just because you’re not even close. Learn what it truly is, decide if it’s for you. And if it is, then work your butt off to get there in the least amount of time possible!

What is Financial Independence?

Surprisingly, I think Wikipedia did the best job defining financial independence:

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Let’s Be Real. Are You a Financial Disaster?

Have you ever heard the saying, “If you don’t have a goal, then you’ll wind up hitting it with amazing accuracy.”? In other words, if you have no idea where you want to be in your future life, then it really doesn’t matter what you do because wherever you end up will match your goal…which apparently was never important enough for you to think about in the first place.

While I believe that’s certainly true, I think many people need to step back even further. They need to question their starting point.

It’s quite often that I hear people tell the story of their financial destruction, and somewhere in the mix they typically say something like, “I always heard of people living paycheck to paycheck and thought they should change their ways. It never occurred to me that I was one of them!”

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3 Steps to Creating Passive Income in Your Life

While passive income has been loosely defined since it’s inception, the idea is that passive income refers to money that is regularly earned with little or no effort.

Popular examples include money earned from

stocks, interest, retirement pay and rental property.

Many work-from-home type companies also throw the term around. With the age of the internet business, many people are also creating passive income in the form of affiliate sales, niche sites and product sales. There are also new ways of investing, including peer-to-peer lending where you invest into loans you then earn interest on.

Although the term “passive income” has gotten a bad rap over the years, it’s important to note that creating passive income can be done successfully. In fact, incorporating forms of passive income into your financial plan is a great way to work toward financial independence or simply supplement your current income.

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First-Time Landlording – My First Two Weeks

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I’ve wanted to be a landlord since I was 16 years old. I always loved the idea of owning property that would appreciate in value, and I adored the notion of someone else paying off the loans.

“Why wouldn’t everyone want to be a landlord?” – I often thought to myself.

As I grew up, I began to understand both the positives and negatives of becoming a landlord. And now that I am a landlord, I’m beginning to see the pros and cons first hand.

First-Time Landlording – My First Two Weeks

“Going to be a slum-lord huh? Have fun with that when the toilet backs up!” — Clueless Broke-Guy

I thought that I would be the envy of all of my friends. I finally had the ability to buy a rental property and I could conceivably earn money passively from anywhere! I could be taking an all-day . . . → Read More: First-Time Landlording – My First Two Weeks