How To Make A Passive Income Online

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If you're want to know how to make a passive income online, welcome!

It doesn’t take much to soar high above the skies.

All you need is a plane, some flying lessons, and a fulfilling destination.

Once you get above 15,000 feet, your plane seamlessly cutting through the thin, unsaturated atmosphere, you could even let it fly on its own.

Thanks to the ingenuity of autopilot technology, a 500-ton plane could operate totally independent of…

Oh my goodness! Wrong audience here – please ignore everything I just said, I thought this was Piloting 101.

On second thought, why don’t you guys sit in on this one too? You’re with the ‘how to make a passive income online’ group, aren’t you? This should be interesting, now settle down. Don’t worry; you’re not lost, quite the contrary!

Pilots and potential online millionaires alike, you are about to discover how to create and operate an efficient, well-oiled, smooth sailing and fully auto-piloted machine that will give you exactly what you feed into it.

No matter who you are, what you do or what your end goal is; whether you want to own the skies or generate passive income online; there is only one universal truth you need to understand: in life and in business, you reap what you sow.

Before you can enjoy a 700 Km/hr glide through the blue, beautiful skies, you gotta know how to takeoff and land safely! Otherwise, you’ll be taking off on a one-way, dead-end trip to nowhere. That goes for you online entrepreneurs too.

If you discover where all the real money is, you’ll be earning fat, tasty commissions that last longer than any flight out there. It’s all different cogs working the same process.

It’s no doubt you’ve realised that regular employment is like getting a small slice of a never ending pizza. Where on earth does it make an iota of sense to do 100% of the work yet get less than 1% profit?

To make things worse, you stop making money the moment working hours are up. That’s the 9-5 chaining you up without you even realizing it.

With day jobs and conventional employment, there is NO SUCH THING as a passive income.

With your day job, all the salaries and benefits you earn are all active and require a lifetime's worth of investment to make more.

I don’t know about you, but I’m bloody tired of making someone else rich, I’m pissed at those early mornings and late nights trying to earn a stupid promotion that’s only good for an even more pointless title.

Heck, I know all of you would love to make money whether the sun is up or the moon is shining; whether you’re wide awake or deep in slumber.

It’s time to smash the earning barriers to bits.

Here’s how to make a passive income online by creating one of the most effective passive income generating machines on the planet.

Wealthy Affiliate Marketing

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We all know about affiliate marketing and how millions of people are earning commissions and rewards by promoting products from other companies.

The reason why this approach has seen a lot of success is because you don’t need to invest all your time and money to conceive and manufacture a new product.

There are lots of platforms that allow bloggers to become affiliates, but when it comes to optimising passive income strategies, nobody can hold a candle to the ingenuity of Wealthy Affiliate.

Not convinced yet? Check this out 🙂

What is Wealthy Affiliate?

Simply put, Wealthy Affiliate is a friendly place where you not only learn all there is to know about affiliate marketing; you also get to put all this knowledge in action and make money.

Are you a newbie? That’s all right; Wealthy Affiliate is designed for both newbies as well as veterans in the world of online business.

Check out my full 4,880 word Wealthy Affiliate review.

It's an online business training center where you get step-by-step guidance and training on how to make money online with full training courses, daily assignments, tools and awesome community support.

Using Wealthy Affiliates to Create an Efficient Passive Income Generating Engine

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1. Choose a Marketable Interest


Did you know that there are millions of people online at any given time? This means that no matter which hobbies, interests or topics you choose, your chances of being successful are significantly realised.

But why settle for mere success?

The trick to becoming an online millionaire is to DOMINATE the big bad web with unique, niche topics that are both attractive and unexploited.

Wealthy Affiliate not only equips you with the information you need to narrow down the most profitable niches, you also get to have lots of fun in the process.

When you build your business with passion as the foundation, success is never far behind.

2. Start a Blog


Here’s where most people feel frustrated and impatient.

On one hand, you’ve got to provide your visitors with a place to look around. On the other hand, you can’t get any companies or interested individuals without a solid URL.

All of a sudden you now have to turn into a web developer, a design architect, a creative copywriter and a marketer? That’s too much baggage guys.

The good news is, Wealthy Affiliate lets you build your very own website in literally under half a minute.

Really. It's called the Site Rubix website builder and it's the human-friendly way to build a website.

After choosing the design that suits you, a domain name and even signing up for web hosting, all you have to do now is create loads of unique, relevant and highly engaging content for your visitors.

3. Attract a Massive Traffic Base


Listen carefully because it is at this crucial stage that most people go wrong.

DO NOT attempt to make any money or monetize you efforts, whether passive or active before you are confident that you have enough traffic.

Without actual people visiting your website, there is no business that can take place.


Once again, Wealthy Affiliate’s got you covered here. You get comprehensive training on the current and most effective techniques of attracting abundant levels of customers. And not just any customers, only the relevant ones that directly translate to more conversion rates.

How do you get a throng of customers straight to your website?

Well, just like everyone else of course, through higher rankings in every search engine out there.

Make sure you market your site through social media and create great content on a regular basis to maintain rankings in places like Google and Bing. There’s always competition around the corner.

4. Cash In


At last; this is where all your hard work, passion, and dedication all lead up to.

Just like a pilot looks forward to a successful flight, the sole purpose of online businesses is to generate a steady stream of income if you can see it up to the very end.

Once your website is up and running and you feel confident that you have built a loyal, satisfied following, it’s time to monetize the hell out of your hard work. This is what affiliate marketing is all about.

What you have to to do now is promote products and services through the use of special affiliate programs.

Again, Wealthy Affiliate offers free membership and allows you the freedom to promote pretty much anything under the sun. No shipping, no inventory, no unnecessary product handling.

How does it all work?

By using your already established authority and understanding over your audience, you get a commission of up to 75% if a sale is made via a visitor from your site.

The list of things you could promote is limitless. However, you need to ensure that you promote products and services that are relevant to your customers’ needs.

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Wealthy Affiliate gives you the option to maximize your income by owning as many websites on as many niche topics as possible. Soon enough, you’ll be earning an incredible amount of online passive income.

The Bottom Line

There you have it.

All the tools and information you need to rake in revenue while you sleep are easily accessible. Though true passive income requires you put in the work upfront, you can get paid for that work time and time again.


“First you need to haul ass and do something crazy, eg write a quality 20,000 word ebook (insanely not passive hahahah), but then you get to sit back and enjoy seeing PayPal sale messages pop up on your iPhone each morning as sale after sale after sale is made…on an ongoing basis and without any additional work.

That’s some seriously Pina Colada flavored passive goodness!”



Wealthy Affiliate offers this and much more to help you start, create and grow a tremendously successful online business; a truly fully-automated, well-oiled, passive income-generating machine that will see you well paid for years to come.

It all depends on how you want to get to your destination. Would you rather fight with the stick and rudder all the way home, or would you prefer to take off, seat back, relax and let auto pilot fly you all the way?

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Are you already making a passive income online? What advice would you give for anyone starting an online blogging business?

I’d really like to draw on the collective brilliance of the online business builders here and ask what tips or hints you would give to someone starting an internet business? Please leave your comment below!

12 thoughts on “How To Make A Passive Income Online”

  1. I agree with you to earn passive income through affiliate marketing is the best source to earn money without any effort. Buy the products which are feasible to you and then sell it online get profit from them. Starting a business is a good idea some critical moments need to face and even there is the option to get back from the business. So, I can suggest affiliate marketing can help everyone to gain profit. Thanks for sharing the nice article and keep update more.

    • Don’t be fooled – though the affiliate marketing model is simple it doesn’t give you the right to write your own cheques – this is no get rich quick scheme. You’re going to need to be willing to work hard at it, put in the hours, learn the new skills needed and be consistent – only then will your online income goals become a reality.

  2. Hi there Simon,

    I just wanted to hit you up and say I’ve been a member of WA for 7 months so far, this month No 8 and I am making money on a regular basis, nothing worth shouting about but regular part time income all the same. I will be giving up my teaching job soon,maybe another 8 months or so.

    Here’s the best part .. I totally love what I am doing! So much it doesn’t feel like I am working when I working on my site! It’s more as if I was doing my hobby! (which I am!!)

    • Wow Derek I’m so happy for you – the income you’re getting from your blog now will only steadily get more consistent and increase.

      This is the great thing about starting a blog in a niche you’re interested in and passionate about – it makes earning an income online so much fun, not to mention you get to help people too!

      Thanks so much for sharing your story, I’m sure it’ll inspire others to do the same.

  3. I am still a newbie here at Wealthy Affiliate for I am only half way of course 2, but I am making great progress. With commitment and perseverance, I know I will become my own boss. My goal is to quit my job by this time next year. I had to skip a year due to everyday complications, but I took my vacations to finish up what I started.

    • It sounds like you’ve already taken the first steps to making a passive income online for yourself. This will pay you dividends for years to come.

      The most important thing is to reach out and ask for help if you need it, don’t stay stuck. Use the Wealthy Affiliate Live Chat or Q & A areas, or even message me anytime and I’ll be more than happy to help.

      I look forward to hearing your success story Irma : )

  4. Hi Simon

    Your blog is simple short and sweet there is quite a lot of valuable information on your blog. I just joined up to Wealthy Affiliate last year and find it heartening when I read how other members started and never ever gave up and today are successful Internet Marketers. Wealthy Affiliate is by far the best I have seen on the market.

    All the best


  5. Excellently written, I love the comparison! Great explanations about everyday work and why it is just benefiting the boss.

    I totally agree that affiliate marketing is so much better than having to start your own business, buy products to sell and all the other large upfront costs associated with starting an offline business.

    I like the fact you do not even need to deal with, refunds, deliveries and complaints. or even storage. A great explanation of the benefits of Wealthy Affiliate – it is a great platform and community!

  6. Hi there Simon. I don’t use this word very often as it really annoys me but I actually lol’d at your introduction.

    Nice to see someone with a sense of humour!.

    I’ve been telling some of my close friends lately, that I’d like to find a real way of creating an online passive income so I can create freedom for my family.

    They think I’m crazy and there’s no such thing.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not naive and I completely understand that to create this kind of income there will be a load of work upfront, as well as ongoing work.

    The problem is, I haven’t been able to find a way of achieving it so far and i was almost beginning to think that my friends were right.

    Having said that, Wealthy Affiliate sounds very interesting.

    Can I ask, how much will it realistically cost to get started with said programm?

    I don’t have any issue with investing into my business, but I do like to know exactly what it is I’m getting myself into before I begin!

    Thanks in advance.

    • Thanks Lee, honestly, I didn’t even tell anyone about my online businesses until AFTER I started making serious money! Because, yeah, people think blogging for a hobby is fine, bus as a business, a legitimate career? You’ve lost it! : )

      With regards to costs for getting your blogging business up and running with Wealthy Affiliate, there’s a couple of options…

      The free option – create a free starter account, get started with the training, take advantage of your two free websites and free hosting.

      What I did back in 2014 and what I recommend is to start on the free membership, go through the first phase of the training, if you like what you see (and I think you will), then upgrade to premium. It’s just $19 for the first month.

      That way, you get access to all of the training modules and you can host your website on your own domain instead of using the free sub-domain. That’s what I would do.

      $19 WA membership + $12 for a domain… not a bad investment compared to conventional business costs!

      I hope this helps Lee, let me know you get on!


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