Thursday, April 26, 2012

Working Smarter: How to Earn Passive Income

If you have an Internet site and aren't earning passive income, you are doing yourself a disservice.

Passive income is income you earn without doing any, or by doing very little, direct work. The Internet is the mother of passive income and provides a cornucopia of opportunities for anyone to increase their income through passive means.

For most of us, this passive income arises through pay per click advertisers or through direct commissions related to sales made from our sites. For example, I display this button on my site and for everyone who signs up for a Bidvertiser account, I get a commission.

Bidvertiser allows publishers to place advertisements for their advertisers on their (publishers) sites and pays a small amount of commission every time someone clicks on one of their advertisements. Given enough pages with enough adverts and this can add up to a rather handsome passive income.

Perhaps the most popular pay per click advertiser on the Internet is Google AdSense whose advertisements can be seen everywhere, even at the bottom of this post. Google AdSense allows a maximum of three ad placements per page.

Finally, you can place advertisements for other products and services and obtain affiliate commissions when people purchase from the advertisers. Many people are making a full time income from affiliate marketing.

If you have an Internet site and aren't leveraging passive income, perhaps you need to consider it now.



  1. Soooo true. Passive income is easy, but to get enough of it to stop work is amystery I haven't been able to uncover yet.

    Tell us more about how it's done please.

  2. Thanks for your post Martha. If you are serious about becoming an affiliate marketer, the best place to start is by getting Rosalind Gardner's book at and then once you've mastered it, look at AdSense and other pay per click opportunities.

    Go for it ...there's a world of opportunity out there.

  3. Here's an example of a good passive income for life at ... just enter desertwave as the sponsor's name and you are in.

  4. Merilyn K2:59 PM is okay. Can you recommend somthing else where I can make passive income?

    I'd really like to give my hairdressing job away.

  5. Merilyn

    I'll endeavour to produce a short report with more details. Watch this space.


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