5 Ways To Earn a Passive Income Online

What is Passive Income?

Passive income, also known as residual income, is money you earn while you’re not actually working. Sounds simple enough. A lot of ground work goes in before it gets to that stage. Instead of trading your time for money. Like most people do at their 9 to 5 jobs. Passive income is all about having money trickle in even while you’re a sleep. There is so many ways to make money online these days. Today I will cover the 5 ways to earn a passive income online.

First of all you will need to create a website to write your posts on. I will list the ways to make an income in order of importance according to me. Others may differ which is all subjective to one’s own opinion.

Remember there is no one way to make money. There is however a set of standard practices that need to be gained before you can become an expert at online Internet Marketing.

Make Money While You Sleep

Affiliate Marketing:

This will be number one as this is how most people make money online.

When you have gained experience with affiliate marketing you will be able to discover the other ways to gain a passive income online which are listed below.

This is the starting point that you must not skip.

Affiliate marketing can be the most rewarding way to make money online today.

In the make money online business, affiliates use companies like Amazon and Clickbank to name but a few.

These sorts of companies pay good money if you’re willing to promote them whole heartedly.

This market has developed in bringing the rise of aof the affiliate marketer.

Whch include affiliates like you and me the, and of course thesuper-affiliates which we all aspire to become, and not forgetting the vendors who has the product.

Those strategies incorporate natural search engine optimization, paid marketing (PPC – Pay Per Click), email marketing, content marketing, and socila media.

Then again, affiliates here and there utilize less universal methods, for example, distributing surveys of products offered by a partner.

Affiliate marketing  can be  mistaken for referral marketing, as the two types of marketing utilize outsiders to drive sales to the retailer.

Affiliate marketing is every now and again disregarded by some advertisers.


Freelancer, and freelance specialist, are terms normally used for an individual who is independently employed and isn’t really dedicated to a specific business idea.

Freelance specialists are available via Fiver or Upwork for example.

Once hired by a company or a hiring office that requires your freelancing skills for there customers.

Some work individualy or use affiliations sites to get work.

Enterprises Where Outsourcing Is Required Include:

  • Music
  • Writing,
  • Acting,
  • PC programming
  • Website architecture
  • visual depiction
  • Deciphering and Showing, film and video creation

Freelance writing is another way to earn a pssive online income.

Another advantage of freelance writing is that you can pick up experience by writing for bigger websites.

Drop Shipping:

Amazon offers one type of drop-shipping, yet there are different types of drop-shipping items that you’ll never really need to see yourself

You’ll just need to bring the sale to a close.

Suppliers like Amazon or Ebay and numerous others, offer you a product for drop-shipping your items.

Retailers that drop ship stock from wholesalers can take measures to hide the discount from ending up being shown to the end user.

This can be accomplished by “daze shipping” (shipping stock without a return address), or “private label shipping” (having product dispatched from the distributor with an arrival address redone for the retailer).

The wholesaler might include a customized packing slip, including details such as the retailer’s company name, logo, and contact information

Online Courses:

You may have heard the statistics that say the online learning industry is worth billions of dollars.

Be that as it may, are online courses a passive money maker?

Online courses can be a great way of making revenue.

Here’s how it works: you make a worthwhile online course that solves an issue or fills a need.

The course can incorporate recordings, digital books, and messages with relevant data.Create A YouTube Video

Create A YouTube Video:

YouTubers gain advertising income through Google AdSense.

Most of its videos are available to see, however there are specialised channels,

Including membership type premium channels movie rentals, YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, membership.

Individually offering premium and ad free music streaming, and advertisement free access to all content, including select content made by celebrities.

As of February 2017, there were over 400 hours of content uploaded to YouTube every day, and one billion hours of content being viewed on YouTube daily.

As of August 2018, the site is positioned as the second-most well-known web page on the planet, as per Alexa Internet

Ordinary people like you and me are profiting on YouTube.

Each time somebody watches one of your videos, advertising can show up, and you can profit from those ads.

You likely won’t bring home the bacon with a couple of videos.

Produce up to 100 videos if you want this to take off.


As you can see there are a huge amount of ways that you can make a passive income.

Ideally, this rundown has helped you make a positive decision for your future.

So in case you want to know how i have become an affiliate marketer I will leave you with a  link to my site which is free to join.

So don’t panic there are no strings attached. Look and leave if it is not for you.

I will leave you with what i heard to today that resonated with me.

Fresh of the press this quote.

“The reason why people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have gotten…” 

To get to the passive income stage you will have to work your nose to the grindstone.

Just in case you are prone to be lazy I would recommend you not try this way of making money.

Just continue to work your 9 to 5 job.

I would love to hear all your thoughts on the subject above or any concerns you have about online marketing in 2019.

Feel free to leave a comment below.

Wishing you all the success in the world.


Kind Regards Shane.

8 thoughts on “5 Ways To Earn a Passive Income Online”

  1. Hello Shane, this is a really good post you have here, some of this ways to make money online I have heard before but I don’t think I’ve seen the one about courses. I suppose to make a course you must’ve had 100% knowledge of the topic and that is peculiar to professionals. Id try out the link you posted though since it’s free, I’ll check out what is in there and see if it’s for me. Thank you

    • Hello Jackson, 

      Thank You for reading my post. Appreciate the feedback. 

      Best to know what you want to do and become the expert. 

      Learn as much as you can and make the right decision for you. 

      Remember it takes a lot of hard work to become an authority in your chosen field. 

      Regards Shane.

  2. I heard that dropshipping is a bit expensive than affiliate marketing. I wish to also invest in that in order to expand my source of income. Does it worth trying? Passive income is a mean a successful business personnel usually involve in so as not to be stranded during a bad days in the major business. Business too usually have a bad days. Can we call freelance as a passive source of income? It was once my full time job four years ago and it requires a quality time and commitment. Well it depends on how we can manage our time. Thanks for this list and it will go along way in helping people to decide another means to earn income passively without quiting their job.

    • Hello Stella, 

      Thank You for taking time to read my article.

      Dropshipping can be a good business if you have niche which is not to competive. Big ticket items i hear are the way to go. 

      Freelance i can see what you are saying point taken. I guess it is more you are working for yourself and not a boss. 

      Passive income still requires some work. Not to many jobs you can sit around doing nothing.

      Regards Shane.

  3. “The reason why people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have gotten…”

    That quote is all so true, really separates the winner and loser mentalities. Speaking of affiliate marketing, do you know how to bring in more traffic to a starter website looking for more, well, traffic?


    Jose G.

    • Hello  Jose,

      Thank You for taking the time to read my article. 

      The answer to your question is time. 

      Given time the search engines of google and bing will find your content. 

      You can spend money on advertising to attract traffic. 

      I personally would give it 6 to 12 months of content building to get organic traffic.

      Regards Shane.

  4. Thank you very much for explaining various ways to earn passive income. I tried dropshipping once, but it didn’t really suit with me. I think I will try with Online Courses. In my college days, I used to teach some students for subjects that they didn’t understand. Do you have any recommendation where I should upload my Online Courses? Thank you in advance for your answer.


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