Is Blogging Passive Income? My Personal Experience

I have been blogging for over 4 years and created multiple sites that earn me a very steady monthly income without very much maintenance at all.

So is blogging passive income? Yes. When you write a blog post, you are creating a resource that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When someone finds your article at 3am in the morning, you can be sound asleep. This means that you might earn money even when you are not actively working on your business. But to make your blog as passive as possible, there are some rules you need to follow

Those rules are what we will go over in this article.

How Do Bloggers Earn Money?

One problem that most people have is that they depend on one income stream which usually is there primary 9-5 job.

But when you are as blogger you start to think more like an entrepreneur. Our entire lively hoods depend on the income that our businesses generate and we cannot take the chance of one stream of income just drying up.

So as a blogger, there are TONS of ways to make money.

The main one that most people think of is advertisements.

Advertisements

When you are on a website, you may see an advertisement on the sidebar or in between paragraphs. Sometimes those advertisements are of things that you may have been looking at on the internet earlier in the day.

If I am on Amazon earlier in the day looking at new toys for Benji, I can almost guarantee that later when I am on a site that is unrelated, I will see an advertisement from Amazon asking me to go back and buy the toy.

This is a small way that websites make money. If you click that advertisement, the website generates a little of cash. Not much, but it adds up when you have hundreds or thousands of visitors.

These advertisements can prove to be a significant amount of income if you have the traffic, or people seeing your site.

Affiliate Marketing Income

Affiliate marketing is one of BenjisDad’s biggest streams of revenue.

It is a fairly simple concept. I use a product or a service, then recommend it to people to buy. If they buy it, I get a small commission at no extra cost to the new customer.

It is a great way to monetize a blog passively because you create the content on products you are already using and the company you partner with provides you with a tracking link to see who buys and who does not.

The cream of the crop for Affiliate revenue is getting recurring income. If you can sign someone up to a service one time, then you might get paid month after month. That makes it passive.

Your Own Digital Courses and Products

Whatever niche you are in, it is simple to create a short and helpful PDF document or training that can be helpful to people interested in your niche or topic.

The key to being successful with this is to create a resource that is 10x more valuable than what you will sell it for.

For example, I have one product called Tube Marketing 101 that teaches people how to grow a profitable YouTube channel from the ground up.

The cost of the course at regular price is $497, but the value in the course can earn you a full-time income within a year or less. So a small $497 course that teaches you how to make thousands over a lifetime is very invaluable.

Brand and Sponsorships

Once you have a group of people who follow you regularly, you have something that almost cannot be measured… Influence.

Today more than ever, having influence over thousands (or millions) of people can be lucrative.

You can get this influence by having a blog or a YouTube channel and use your reach to approach companies willing to pay to get in front of your audience.

A recent example of this would be NordVPN. BenjisDad has recently partnered with NordVPN to provide a massive discount on VPN services to my audience.

As a result, BenjisDad gets compensated for creating a sponsored video.

Building an influence takes time and an extreme amount of effort, but it is worth it once builtand can prove profitable for long periods of time.

How Does that Generate Passive Income?

As mentioned previously, once you have created content on your blog, the blog becomes a salesman for you 24/7.

In fact, you are likely reading this article right now and I could be off doing whatever it is I want to be doing at the moment. Yet, my blog speaks for me.

That is wicked powerful.

When you create blogs, it is vitally important that you target evergreen topics.

Evergreen topics are topics that will be searched for now and 5 years from now. For example, this title of this blog post is, “Is Blogging Passive Income”. This topic will probably be searched for now and for years as more and more people discover the power of earning money on the internet.

Hopefully, this article is ranking high enough to where it can also get me consistent views and traffic for years and years to come.

How can YOU generate Passive Income?

The best way to earn a passive income with a blog is to get started.

I have helped thousands of people get started with their online businesses, but only a small fraction of them continue on to where they make their first money online.

This is not because the work is difficult or hard to do… but mainly because very few people have the drive and determination needed to be successful with something they really want and need.

When I first started blogging, I did not have the drive. I was just doing it because I wanted a few extra bucks. As a result, I cut corners, took shortcuts, and flat out cheated sometimes.

What happened? I failed… miserably.

It wasn’t until we got pregnant with Benji and we started to discuss the possibility of BenjisMom quitting her job did I really sit down and try to put together some real action.

When I finally took it seriously, within a year I was making over $1,000 a month. Eight months after that, I had my first $10,000 a month. Three months later $20,000 in a single month.

Crazy right?

So the best way to get started with blogging and affiliate marketing is to use the same training that I used to be successful. I put together a FREE video training that you can check out that really breaks down everything you need to do to get started. Click here to check out the free training course.

How much money do you need to live off passive income?

How much money do you need to live off passive income? You can earn a significant passive income from your blog if you plan well for necessary bills and living expenses.

For example, when our blog revenue started to increase to where working my regular job was just a waste of time, I did everything in my power to pay off extraneous debt and even refinanced the mortgage on my house to get my payments as low as possible.

Doing this allowed us to have predictable expenses that the business could pay.

Robert over at TheCollegeInvestor shows ways that you can generate a passive income without having to work very hard at all. Go check out that article for ideas.

What if I can’t write?

Blogging is tough.

But in the grand scheme of things, it is easy to do. Just time consuming and sometimes tedious.

But it is literally something anyone CAN do if you they put their mind to it.

Some of the biggest examples I have of someone just throwing caution to the wind and being determined would be my friend Jerry Huang over at SmartAffiliateSuccess.com knew very little English when he started his site. He now writes and speaks English better than I do. He turned a weakness of his and turned it into a strength.

All on the merit of just not giving up.

How can I get started blogging to earn Passive Income?

If you have made it this far into the article, chances are you are interested in trying to get some passive income going.

Remember that the BEST thing you can do is get started.

I have created a free training that you should go check out right here.

This training I have put together just for you and its FREE. So even if you dislike it, you have lost nothing. So no risk, no issues, no problems!

If you go along with the training, I will offer my personal help once you have signed up. Don’t worry, I will reach out to you.

Chris Myles

After we found out we were having our first child, my wife quit her job and I had to come up with a way to make some extra money. So I learned internet marketing, and the rest is history. Join me on my journey and let me help you avoid all the mistakes I experienced.

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