Making passive income online is something that many want but few achieve.
Why is that and more importantly (if you are interested) what works?
For me it was accidental. I had a website about something I was really passionate about and I filled it with lots of content to help people.
Slowly but surely traffic grew and so did the questions and problems.
So I wrote content about those problems and the traffic grew some more.
As I was doing this, I realized there were companies that did a really terrific job of helping people with these problems. One thing lead to another and I ended up striking a deal with these companies to pay me part of the fee they charged for their awesome service.
That was about 2005.
At first it was a few hundred in commissions per month, then within a year it was a few thousand. At the time it was a small part of my business and to be honest I did not try to develop it or really even do much to grow it – the cheques just kept coming and everyone was happy.
Fast forward to 2017 you will find something that looks much more like business and it shows in the numbers but more importantly the time I have with family and to do everything else that gives me joy.
But this not about me. What about you? What about now?
When friends ask me to help them build their own business I highly recommend they build one around their passions or other peoples problems where they can sympathize with the pain.
The reasoning is simple – the businesses endure and are meaningful and therefore provide you with meaning and joy in what you do.
In some ways it is much easier these days too.
For a start now there are so many ways to do things, affiliate programs to choose from and so many people to learn from.
Ironically those advantages can also be challenges.
Who do you trust to teach you?
Where do you start?
And how do you do it?
To be perfectly honest there are not many people where I feel confident in their abilities and fewer still who do a good job of helping make it come together.
Finding both is very rare.
How you can do it
And then there is Jon.
Jon and his team at Authority Website Income are generously sharing.
Here is an opportunity the challenge and the opportunity to make income passively.
What you can expect
There is loads to learn from Jon and his team as well as others who will be participating.
I am quite confident Jon will build something valuable and profitable which will serve as a great way to learn. Even better if you are working on something yourself.
Jon will be featuring his own and two other sites and possibly three quite different ways to go about things. There will also be others like Matt from Dumb Passive Income who will be awesome to learn from.
As Jon says in the Facebook group you can join, ‘The plan is to provide A TON of free info equal to a course. Regarding timing … my vision is to be working ~1 month ahead and providing updates, screen shares etc to help with the process. People will be at all different stages with their site so no need to feel like you are behind.”
My advice is simple, take what works for you or feels right and run with it – see where it goes and see what you can learn. That’s what I will be doing. My plan is to discuss what I have learned and what I am doing. If you want to follow what I am doing – follow CubicleFree on Facebook.
SIDE NOTE: Just over 4 years ago Jon reviewed one of my sites and I learned a LOT. Interestingly one of my goals at the time was: To earn $300/month after one year ($300 x 36 months = $10800 / 150 hours = $72/hour) – Four years on and that site still kicks off almost exactly $300/month and apart from the initial work I did I have done little since. Honestly though the $300/month was nothing compared to what I learned!
Most importantly: Get started – learn and live your passions and help others in the process.
From what I can figure out good things will happen!
Are you joining? Let me know below.