How To Make A Passive Income Online

Want to find out how to make a great income online from home? Well, you’re in the right place. There is no better time to start finding ways to make money apart from your regular job than now.

When the pandemic hit us at the beginning of this year, millions of people worldwide have lost their jobs. For most of these people, that meant losing their only source of income.

The Senior Affiliate - Woman Celebrating Online SalePerhaps you’re not one of them, but now you want to prepare for whatever may happen in the future.

That’s just good thinking.

You see, you can simply rely on one source of income if you’re going to survive another global crisis. One way to be sure that you have food to put on the table even after losing your day job is to find a second—or third, or even fourth—source of income.

Starting your own business or pursuing a side hustle are a couple of ways you can do that.

Sell To An Audience

Selling to an audience is one of the best ways to generate income online. If you’re not familiar with an audience business, just think about Google and Facebook.

Selling an audience simply means establishing a following or an audience and then monetizing that audience. I’m not saying that you should build something as huge as Google or Facebook.

You can replicate these two business models on a smaller scale, and that is by creating a website.

Speaking of websites, creating a website or a blog page is one of the main examples of an audience business. Through your website, you can monetize your audience through ads. You can also earn money through your website via affiliate marketing where you can earn a commission when someone purchases a product or signs up for a service.

The main advantage of this business model is that you don’t have to rely on a single source of income. All you need to do is establish your audience, which takes time, but something that’s worth it.

Affiliate Marketing Passive IncomeOnce you have a steady following, you could start selling them a service they may need, or perhaps introduce to them a product they might love.

The best thing about this business model is that your revenue potential doesn’t stop with affiliate income or advertising. With an audience business, you won’t have to sell time for money.

What I mean is that once you have an established audience, you can publish a single content and immediately reach thousands of people.

These people can consume your material anytime and anywhere they want without you having to create any product or deliver a service over and over again.

Another way you can sell an audience is by starting a YouTube channel. You can also publish Podcasts. Either way, you will need to create a website as your touch point with your audience.

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Sell A Product

For many people doing side gigs, selling a product is one of the business models that work. You can still do it from home, and the choices for which product to sell is limitless.

This is the same model used by Amazon and is what has made the company the giant that it is today. One advantage of a product business is that it’s easier to scale. That’s because you can sell the same exact product to thousands of people using the same exact process.

Blogging For IndependenceWith this business model, you’re not trading time for money at all. For instance, if you’re selling an eBook, you only need to put the effort into writing it once. After that, you can sell it again and again.

The same is true, to some extent, with some physical products. Speaking of which, what products could you be selling from home?

You have three options in terms of what you’re going to sell with a product business model. You can sell a physical product, like clothing, electronic devices, or even furniture.

You can also sell digital products, such as the eBook I mentioned a while ago. And finally, there’s what we call “hybrid” products, which is basically something that’s between a physical product and a digital product.

For hybrid products, think about drop shipping, for instance. In this type of business model, it’s the supplier that sends the product directly to the buyer.

Yes, you will be the seller, but you will never have to touch any physical product at all. How did that happen? Well, the Internet. This is what makes drop shipping a low-risk business model, which is one reason a lot of people are interested in it.

Sell A Service

A service business is the fastest way to start a side hustle. With this business model, you won’t need to create a product. You also won’t need to build an audience.

Most importantly, your startup cost can be zero.

With this model, you provide a service to a client or customer and get paid for your services.

There are many ways you can deliver a service business. For some people, it could mean painting other people’s houses. For others, it could mean doing the grocery for them.

However, since our goal here is to find ways to make money from home and via the Internet, then those kinds of jobs are out of the question.

Passive Income The Key To Independence

When we talk about service businesses that are strictly online, then we stick to side gigs like freelance writing, graphics design, web design, or digital marketing.

We can also include here life coaching, tutorial services, and providing virtual administrative support. Speaking of digital marketing, Wealthy Affiliate is a great place for you to receive training.

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Now, the greatest advantage of a service business model is that it’s the fastest one to execute among the three we’ve been discussing so far. As long as you have the skill, you can start any time you want, have a client, and earn some cash at the end of the day.

The only drawback of this business model is that it requires you to trade time for money. Of course, there are ways to overcome that hurdle, as well as the hurdles of doing an audience business and a product business. However, that’s a different subject for a different post.

Promote Your Side Hustle Online

Whether you already have a side hustle, you have to understand that having one can help you in many ways. As mentioned, a side hustle can save you in case you lost your job to redundancy.

And if you have a side hustle and a regular job at the same time, imagine how that can help you save money for the future?

Now, there are thousands of side hustles that you can do, but regardless of which one you pursue, all I can say is that you will need the power of the Internet if you are to succeed.

What do I mean by this? Side hustles are not like your regular job. It’s not sitting in the office for 8 hours a day. In most cases, it’s you selling a service, a product, or even an audience.

The point is that you will need to promote whatever you’re offering if you are going to get more clients and bring in more income.

And how do you do that?

Well, it’s by first creating a website. As I’ve mentioned, your website is your contact point with your clients and customers. For an audience business, there’s no question that you will need a website because this model requires you to build an audience online. For a product business, you will also need a website, especially if you’re going to do drop shipping.

You may think that you won’t need one for a service business. You may need one if you’re doing a freelance writing gig, or maybe an online coaching or tutorial business.

But what if you’re offering a house cleaning business or a shoe repair business? Surely, you will need to meet with the clients physically since you can’t do your business via the Internet.

Hey, you still need to promote your business, right? And what better place to do that than the internet?


I hope you found this guide on how to make a great income online from home valuable. As you can see, there are hundreds or even thousands of ways you can make money online.

As for me, I believe that affiliate marketing is among those that can really help you go far when doing an online-based business.

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

  1. Hi Richard, thanks for this tremendous article! I am a Wealthy Affiliate premium member and I really can attest to the things you’ve said. I’ve dabbled in a wide variety of online passive income streams, some with more success than others. At the moment, my largest successes come from YouTube and my website – both which are propelled forward by the knowledge and tools provided on WA. Anyone that is curious, make sure to check out Richard’s link! 🙂 

    • Thank you so much for taking time to read my post and leave us your feedback about How To Make A Passive Income Online. Nothing beat passive income, with it have created total freedom to live life on your terms when and wherever you desire. Does it take work, absolutely and lost of it but it pays off in spades once you have established your business. If you have any questions just give me a shout and I get right back to you.

  2. I agree, we are all stuck in this bad economy because of this global pandemic and I have a feeling that this bad economy will be bad for a while. I have to say that I am blessed to be working in a medical facility but yet again I put myself at risk to exposure. So, I am looking for ways to make extra income on the side. I am considering of selling a product online. I will make sure to follow your link and build a website and take it from there. 

    • Thank you for taking time out of your day to read my post about How To Make A Passive Income Online and leaving us your feedback which helps us understand what our readers are looking for in products and services. Creating a pass income online takes works but it worth every bit of the effort. 

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  3. Thank you for your post. It is useful for anyone who is intereted in side-hustle. You are absolutely right that the pandemic teaches us so many lessons. Besides the health and health care, financial care is also important. It is dangerous to rely on single income. In case like corona attack, we have to have some kind of alternatives. The online business is one the best way to supplement your potential lost income. For online business, you can work anywhere in the world. You work for yourself and your own business.

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    • Hi Anthony

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    • Thank you for reading my post and taking the time to leaves your feedback about  How To Make A Passive Income Online. Affiliate marketing is by far the best way to create a passive income online. Another way would be creating your own course or ebook which is downloadable so there is no shipping of products. If you have any questions feel free to contact me and I’ll get back to you quickly.

  5. A well-written article that helps the reader learn about creating a passive online income. Most of us are having a hard time retiring. We need to find ways to make money that is not physically taxing. I do love the dropshipping idea as well. It is one I have wanted to understand more about myself. Thanks for the interesting well-written article.

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