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10 Passive Income Ideas For Beginners

I’m going to show you a prominent way to speed up your virtual real estate building.

Have you found any other thing sweeter than earning revenue even while sleeping? Wouldn’t you like to rise with an inflow of cash flooding your bank account?

10 Passive Income Tactics to Implement in 2019

Before I get started with my discussion on the prominent ways to make cool money without much of a stretch, let me say two important reasons I admire this particular topic so greatly. In the first place, passive income seems to be incredibly controversial for a couple of reasons. Each time I create a post or publish a YouTube video regarding the concept of earning passive income online, I see people go insane in their comments.

They extremely get annoyed and try to make me know that I do not understand what passive income actually means or I don’t have any idea of what I’m talking about.

The other reason I admire earning passive income so seriously is the apparent one – it’s got such a considerable influence on my financial life. Earning passive income has really saved my family from a lot of financial distress and has helped us accomplish several goals in life. I’ve helped my family get out of hardship permanently and we now live like kings due to the financial independence, passive income has provided us.

To really showcase what I’ve been talking about, I would like to share with you 10 passive income tactics I’ve personally implemented to consistently generate $1000+ monthly. If you’re willing to become financially free in a lifetime, I’m sure you’ll give 100% attention to this tutorial.

1. Affiliate Marketing

While investing for dividends is an income-building tactic that has existed for so long, affiliate marketing is almost new when compared to the first passive income talked about here. Affiliate marketing is a wealth-growing idea that requires everyone to own a platform or website they can utilize to market or promote other people’s products.

When your affiliate link is used by someone to buy a product or, perhaps, subscribe to a service you promote, you earn a commission.

My websites generate a series of affiliate income through the connections I’ve built with insurance firms, investment companies, digital banks, and lots more. Get started with a business website at the exact level you are currently and find a considerable number of affiliate networks in your specialty to promote.

2. Stocks and Investments Paying Dividends

This passive income concept actually requires some high initial start-up money, but it has helped me generate $1000+ monthly online consistently. Investments and stocks paying high dividends have really helped me generate income round the clock – and all with no effort at all on my own part.

Though the amount of dividends I receive through these stocks and investment opportunities are variant, they’ve been constantly generating me $1000+ every month.

Apparently, it takes consistent saving and a lot of time to grow your portfolio where you’re generating your $1000+ monthlyincome. But you need to begin somewhere first, right?

3. Cost-Per-Click Ads

When you promote an affiliate program, you’ll only receive payments when a visitor clicks on your affiliate link and buys a product or service. On the other hand, the display Ads get you paid based on the amount of page impressions and traffic you get on their adverts.

But you get paid with Cost-Per-Click Ads when someone clicks on an advert, whether they buy something or not after clicking on Ads. So, I do not bother or hope they’ll purchase a product or just sign up for something at all. I get paid to my bank account on every click made on Ads.

While earning is generated this way, does that give me a chance to head to my own blog and begin to click on Ads alongside? Not at all! If you try to click on Ads displayed on your blog yourself, it’ll later be detected and such clicks are called invalid clicks. Its consequence is that you’ll lose your publishing privileges and Ads will be disabled on your site. And I know you wouldn’t want this to happen to you. Instead, build out content on your blog and grow website traffic with time.

4. Display Ads

Display Ads is one of the amazing ways through which I generate $1000+ passive income every month. The essence of owning a virtual real estate is to be able to monetize it in various ways.

Ad placement operates like an advert board you normally see along the way, just that they’re featured on your site rather. The fact is that advertisers pay to promote the products they own or are affiliated with based on a specific budget, so you have their Ads displayed on your blog if you are a publisher.

The display Ads setup is done by Adverting networks that serve as an intermediary between the you and the advertiser who is paying you for the display Ads. The most interesting thing about the display Ads is that they’re completely passive. You first receive small amounts of revenue from the start but this graduates to a considerable/decent amount of passive income as you grow your website traffic. So, you earn passive income even while you’re sleeping.

5. Sell Courses

As at this very moment, the only two courses I sell on one of my sites are digital marketing courses for webmasters. Though I do not spend much time promoting these courses, I earn a lot from both monthly. Each course sells for $500.

While it took me a lot of hard work to put those courses into writing a couple of years ago, what has been happening so far is,sit back and watch the sales keep coming in. Now, I earn not less than $1000 monthly from the two courses.

If you’re going to earn money selling courses, you need to turn a switch on first. You must dedicate some weeks or months doingthe writing first, and when you’re completely through with that, a product can be created, and you earn passive income.

I’ve seen popular freelancers who are professional writers, and they earn hundreds of thousands of dollars every year writing content for brands. Most of these professional freelancers also sell courses and make a lot of money doing that. They do launch the pro versions of their courses after they had sold some free versions first.

Once your sell rate is considerably determined enough, it doesn’t matter you have to sell hundreds or thousands of courses before you generate considerable revenue.

If you have a unique potential or expertise that you want to showcase to people and sell to them for $150 or more,  that would be a great idea earning passive income from selling a course.

6. Sell Leads

I set up two different websites when I was just getting started, but these websites weren’t generating income passively for me at all. So, I had to make some changes to them in order to make it generate me an income more passively. 

Of course, I found out that selling the leads on those two sites was generating much better than receiving affiliate commissions for selling products of affiliate companies.

While it’s less lucrative to sell leads on my websites than just running a life insurance niche website or doing other lucrative businesses, I discovered with time that I could earn more passively by selling leads.

7. YouTube Ads

While you’re already earning passive income with the above methods, you can add revenue from YouTube Ads to your income to make it more passive than ever, even though you don’t get passive income from YouTube Ads alone. So, I added it to this list because once I create a video, I continue to earn revenue from it over and over again.

A lot of people are generating passive income monthly from YouTube videos that have generated millions of followers and viewers. So, if you have some good time to create awesome videos, it can turn into a passive income generator for you.

8. Sell a Digital Product

Besides selling courses as digital products, there are still a couple of digital products different from courses that you can also venture into and make passive income over and over again. I’m referring to online tutorials/training, eBooks, and fundamentally any other thing that you can promote and sell to prospects online.

Currently, I do have some eBooks that I sell on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), but allow those books to be downloaded free for a specific list of first-time buyers. So, the eBook is available as a digital download or as paperbacks.

If you’re thinking digital marketing isn’t going to suffice your money goals, know that many people out there are earning hundreds of thousands of dollars selling e-courses, eBooks, and some other digital products. So, give it a try, and start earning passive income every month.

If you want to make money this way like a pro, think about a digital product you can produce that will serve as a problem solver or service provider. Once you’re done producing that, start selling it and generate income passively even while you’re sleeping.

9. Sell a Business

Why I’ve ever desired to always manage a monetary planning process and work as a financial expert/advisor, I later decided I was going to sell the business. So, in early 2017, I guessed my monetary planning practice was distracting already and I got it sold away. Yes, I said it clearly enough. I eventually sold my monetary planning practice.

Most times, you could get upfront revenue straight away selling a business, some other times; you may have to be receiving payments bit by bit (by monthly installments).

As a matter of facts, my own case falls in the latter payment category because I was receiving my payments in monthly installments. This implies for the predictable future, I willcontinue getting paid passively monthly.

If you intend to sell a business now or in the future, then you’ll have to start it first, run it either remotely or on full-time basis, and make it begin to generate consistent revenue. This is the only time you have a business you want to sell. That’s the best time you can say you have a business to sell or someone can pay for.

10. My Monetary Planning Process

While I still have some family projects at hand and, so, don’t have all the time on my monetary planning business, yet it keeps sending in some considerable amount of income to my bank account every month.

Do you want to know how much is that? My fiscal planning practice has generated me more than $10,000 every year for the last two years – and with no extra effort on my own part, though it took me some time to accomplish this.

I started first by trying things out on a couple of days monthly outside the office. So, I began from there, working remotely a few days every week, and continued like that until I could manage my business without even showing up at all for work.

You might want to figure out how I could manage to earn passive income from this since I built it up a couple of years ago. The truth is, growing this business takes a lot of time and hard work.

Part of what I did was, I steadily disentangled myself from the regular business operations and hired the services of proficient people to manage the everyday operations on my behalf. The result of this is a strong business that has been regularly generating passive income even while I’m in bed.


If you’ve stumbled on this page and you’re currently contemplating, “There is nothing like earning income passively”, that must be so annoying because there is. You’ve already disagreed with the context of this write-up, meaning you’ll never make an attempt in your life to grow passive income that resonates with time.

Definitely, you must admire your white-collar, 8-5 (full-time) job, because you’re still going to remain doing that for as long as possible in your lifetime. If you reverse your contemplation in the future anyway, I’m always here generating income consistently passively, even when I sleep.

You can learn more about passive income by checking it out in the wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passive_income

Thanks for reading my post. Please make a comment or ask any questions below.

You may also like to read my other posts:

Do You Need A Website To Make Money Online?

16 Ways to Make $100+ in a Day Online


Chris is an affiliate marketer based in Bolton, in the north west of England, United Kingdom.

14 thoughts on “10 Passive Income Ideas For Beginners

  • gr8megawinner

    Earning passive income is everyone’s dream whether they are against it or not. Who does not want such a glorious way to earn a living? Your list on ways to create passive income are nothing new to me. I thought you have forgotten other sources of income as well. But the amount of time to be used might overstretch you. Anyway, I have seen your online business and the attention given by you. Besides the listed passive income platforms you have shown like the affiliate marketing, I do not know anything about the rest. Could you please tell us about them clearly.

    • Thanks for stopping by. There are many passive income ideas. I agree with you that I cannot list all of them here. Just google it and you get a ton of ideas as well. I appreciate your comments.

  • Excellent article on passive income,anyone that needs to be free financially must embrace earning passive income,its been long I’ve known this that an employee can never become a wealthy person because the take home does not worth it,your post is loaded with vital information and guide to take advantage of it,10 Passive Income Tactics to Implement in 2019,its only the action takers can benefit not doubters,thanks for sharing this awesome write-up.

    • Thanks Abayomi for your comments. I agree with you that only action takers can benefit from these passive income ideas.

  • Nazmun Nahar


    Excellent article with some ideas about passive income tactics. There are plenty of advantages available from passive income and one of the main benefit is once we established then it is recurring -which I love most. In my views, Affiliate Marketing is the best Passive income opportunity because we don’t need any special skills as well as we could start in empty hand.

    • Hi Nazmun,
      Thanks for reading my post.
      I am happy you enjoyed it.

  • These are some really cool ideas. I have a website of my own, but am always looking for ways to boost the amount of income I am receiving, so your tips in this post look to be extremely helpful. I am wondering how long it took before you started to earn a decent amount of money each month and how many hours a week you had to put into your site before you were able to sign up and be accepted for things like Display and Cost-Per-Click ads?

    Any information you could provide would be most appreciated!

    • Hi Steve,
      Thanks for reading my post.
      I am happy you enjoyed it.

  • Thank you Chris for this article, so how do I  get pay per click ads on my site? And when you do affiliate marketing, would it hurt to feature products that are not necessarily related to the website content? I am totally in support of passive income because in the long run one should have a system that generates revenue whether one is present or not.

    • Hi Yomi,
      Thanks for reading my post.
      I am happy you enjoyed it.

  • Thank you Chris for this, I am all for passive income. Pay per click ads, affiliate marketing are some of the ideas I knew about, it’s good to have all these other ideas about making income while asleep! What I like about your article is that you are actually living the life and walking the talk; so you know what you are talking about.

    • Hi Yomi,
      Thanks for reading my post.
      I am happy you enjoyed it.

  • Thank you for these passive income ideas. I know these tactics will come in handy as I progress forward into the world of online business ownership. I might have to argue that these tactics aren’t for beginners however since a beginner would not be able to implement any one of these immediately and begin to generate enough passive income (or any at all) to sustain themselves financially. 

    I would really love more in-depth information on a few of these subjects, such as selling leads and selling courses. Do you have any resources you could point me to dealing in these areas? Thanks so much for your input and expertise!

  • Hi Shan,
    Thanks for reading my post.
    I am happy you enjoyed it.
    Please browse the site for more information

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