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How to Make Money With Passive Income

make money with passive incomeWouldn’t it be nice to be able to make money without constantly having to work for it? You can make money with passive income. Passive income is the return you receive from an initial investment. It’s a great way to supplement your cash flow for an early retirement.

How to Make Money With Passive Income

Want to know how you can get into the passive income game? Thankfully, there are quite a few effective ways to do it. Check out the ideas below and choose the one that makes the most sense for you!

1) Trading Stocks

Stock trading is one of the most popular avenues to make money with passive income. If you’re a beginner and wondering how to make money from trading stocks, it’s not too difficult. Once you’ve researched the companies you would like to invest in, you can do as much or as little as you want with those stocks. Even though you aren’t obligated to do anything else with them, you should check periodically to see how they’re doing. Most companies pay quarterly dividends, so if you’re ever unhappy with your return, you can always sell them and buy different ones.

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2) Rental Properties

Depending on the state of the property, rentals might require a little more effort on your part in the very beginning, such as getting a mortgage. But once you’ve found reliable renters, the monthly check makes it all worth it. If you already own another property and renting out full time isn’t for you, sites like Airbnb make it easier than ever to rent them for smaller chunks of time, allowing you to use your property when you want to and still make money when you aren’t.

If you’re hesitant to go into the rental business because of the upkeep needed, you may want to consider hiring a property manager to take care of the maintenance, leasing, and any other issues for you.

Related: We Bought a Rental House With Cash – One Year in Review

3) Peer-To-Peer Lending

By using a peer-to-peer lending platform like Funding Circle, you’re able to invest in businesses and collect the interest payments. You will need a decent amount of money to invest in the beginning. If you have any stashed away in the bank, this option yields a better interest rate than savings accounts or CDs. Most peer-to-peer lending sites have algorithms that predict the risk to you, so you won’t need to worry about the uncertainty.

Related: 20+ Ways to Invest Outside of the Stock Market

4) Blogging

If you have a hobby that you love telling people about, this may be the option for you. It will take some time and work to create a following. But, once created, blogs are a great source of passive income. You can monetize it by selling advertising space to businesses or by using an affiliate program. This can help you earn a commission every time someone clicks on your unique link to buy a product. If you ever get tired of running your blog, you can hire someone to keep it running for you.

Related: How to Attract 25,000 Visitors a Month to Your Blog (and Earn BIG Money!)

Passive income usually takes some time or money in the very beginning, so it might not be for everyone. But those who decide it’s right for them can potentially reap a mountain of benefits for years to come.

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AUTHOR LaTia Longuemire

My name is LaTia Longuemire. I enjoy writing, singing, and cooking in my spare time. My passion is helping others. At this stage in my lifetime, I'm primarily focused on my children. They are everything that keeps my world spinning.


  1. Hey Derek,

    These are definitely all reasonable ways to earn some nice passive income. I’ve been amazed along the way to find out how many people are out there looking at my blog and reaching out with opportunities.

    Stocks are the primary source for me (dividend growth), but there are so many other ways to earn as well.

    Take care,

    • It is pretty crazy isn’t it? I earn $1,000+ without even trying on my blog these days. It wasn’t always that easy, but it sure is nice now! Thanks for commenting, Ryan!

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