People Share The Best Ways To Generate Passive Income
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Money makes the world go round. And I need to spin until I'm ill. That's how much extra coin I need. I'm always on the look out to make a side hustle lucrative.

Many people have realized that most careers aren't supplying enough financially. So we all have to get creative.

It's expensive to live. And it's near financially impossible to live comfortably. Teachers drive Ubers. Writers work as waiters. Lawyers moonlight as mystery writers. Everybody has a hustle. The key is to find a side hustle that isn't going to be an extra burden.

The main job is always already hard enough.

Redditor u/Kenneth0233 wanted to hear some ideas about upping the amounts in our bank accounts, by asking:

Smart people of reddit, whats your best ideas for passive income?

I act. I write. I walk dogs. All so I don't have to work in hospitality. I like to do things I love and don't consume my life or decay my body. So I do a bunch of passive to avoid the massive. I'll take other ideas.

Soup For You!

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"Soup tubes. People pay for a monthly subscription and soup gets delivered by tap to your home from a central soup hub."

- campfirebruh

Extra Space

"It's not completely passive, but it doesn't take much effort on my part. I have temp controlled storage for motorcycles and other valuables like that. It's seasonal to an extent, but October through May It does well. It's only a 30x40 shed, but I can fit 25 bikes in there easily. Any type of self storage is a good income. If you can specialize a bit, it gets better."

- 8pointfouroz

Translations...

"I'll give you a serious answer, that did me well. Goes for people learning or that know a second language. Find some public domain books, translate them. You now have rights over the translation. Get it into a library. Profit. Works really good if you're from an obscure part of the world undergoing political turmoil (Georgia, Armenia, Ex-Yugoslavia) that has been talked about in the media the past 30 years. University students will need primary sources, and there is a lack of supply."

- AjdeBrePicko

Listen to my Ideas...

"Buy my course and find out."

- dry_diarrhea

"My brother actually fell for that. A website advertising a way to make money with very little effort. The instruction could be bought for 10€. He actually bought it, got a mail and the instruction was: Make a website advertising a way to make money with little effort. Send people who buy it a mail with those exact instructions. Stupidity-ception."

- fkyoueralla

Paperwork

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"Put ads on your car. A friend has a large sticker on their passenger side door for a local business and they give him $100 a month to just have it there."

- fraxiiinus

I'm not passing out flyers and I hate people who do. Hate is strong. I loathe them. And if I could find something to teach I would. But I don't like students either.

Author! Author!

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"Write an ebook then sell it. I'm still earning coin from an ebook I wrote 4 years ago. Digital download means I don't lift a finger."

- Snoo-39259

Spend Smart

"Learn to manage your finances and avoid debt. Always be judicial with loyalty to any employer. Blind loyalty can bite you on the bite. If times get hard you are expendable. If you get a different offer of employment don't reject it out of current loyalties but do weigh your options. Put 15 percent of earnings into investments. An easily obtained 7% yearly average will double your input in 20 years. 40 years would be near 5 times the principle."

"More aggressive investments could be much higher. 12% is a reasonably attainable average and the same 40 year investment would be over 18 times the principle, $400 per month for 40 years at 12% will net you $3.5 mil on $200k investment. Don't underestimate the power of compound interest. When your money makes money is when true wealth happens."

- Birdapotamus

Residuals...

"Anything where you work once and get paid repeatedly. The first option that springs to mind is content creation. Books, courses, videos, whatever. You work your buns off for a period of time, but then once the work is done you can let it earn income while you're not actively working on it. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn't have to be some specialized expertise."

"The first book I bought about woodcarving was a self-published how-to and it was literally as base level basic as you can get. The bare fundamentals. Time and experience has taught me that the author likely learned just enough to teach the basics; his work was very rudimentary and crude, not at the level of even a person with a year of experience."

"He worked a lot once, and since he penned the book in 1999 (it was around that time anyways) he's gotten paid regularly for that one-time work. Ya work an hour at a coffee shop, that hour pays you once. You work that hour on a project like a book, video, course, that hour pays you several times over."

- 4AcidRayne

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Renters

"My neighbor in a big city bought a house that has a separate unit above. He just uses it for AirBnB. Because he's in a big city, it's constantly booked. He told me he makes $5K per month from it and is paying off the mortgage x3 per month based on that alone."

- LoQueUnaGuardia

Be Stable

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"If you aren't maxing out your 401k/Roth IRA contributions already then don't get creative."

- basedlandchad14

Business First...

"Some of the ideas on here are not called passive income. They're called jobs. If you have a bunch of cash, the best vehicle for passive income is and will almost always be municipal bonds in the state where you live. Federal tax free, almost always state income tax free, and will net you a pretty good chunk of cash if you find the right bonds. Otherwise, drop a couple hundred into an index ETF that models the DJIA or Fortune 500 and wait a couple years."

"Other passive income ideas:"

"Buy a partnership in a business that is already managed. You can be a passive partner in the business, but there are some rules that apply to passive partners that don't apply to regular partners that can make this a headache, especially if the business losses money."

"Landlord: buy a house and rent it out. A bit of a crap shoot, since tenants can be either incredible or terrible, but unless you have excellent knowledge on real estate managing already, you're going to want to hire a real estate manager that can handle the calls, maintenance and repair, and other things."

- betterthanamaster

Dividends...

"Save a lot of money, invest wisely and live off the roughly 7% the stock market increases on average."

- EverGreatestxX

"Investing can be as simple as you make it. Some people just put their money into a S&P 500 index fund and call it day."

"The Standard & Poor's 500 Index, or simply S&P 500, is a market-capitalization-weighted index of 500 large-cap U.S. companies that make up 80% of U.S. equity by market cap. It is widely regarded as the best gauge of large-cap U.S. equities and often referred to as "the market" because it is comprised of stocks that span all market sectors. Some of the S&P 500's largest components include Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), Apple Inc. (AAPL), Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL), and Facebook Inc. (FB)."

- EverGreatestxX

Earnings

"Some ppl here don't understand the difference between an active and passive income, so Il explain. Active income refers to income received for performing a service, using your time and energy to work for money. Wages, tips, salaries, commissions are examples of active income. Passive income is referred as income you don't work for, you only need to set it up. Such as earnings from a rental property, limited partnership, or other enterprise in which a person is not actively involved."

- YOLO_mode4life

Mark Tilbury

"There was an explanation from Youtuber Mark Tilbury that passive income usually doesn't mean you can completely let go of that gig without any effort what so ever. A better mentality is to build something until you get to a point where you only need to put in a few hours of work a week, just to keep your audience base. This could be a youtube channel, website you own, or even a business you got successful enough to outsource the labour. Any successful market format may change over time and you want to keep what you created."

- froghero2

Start as a Favor

"Not exactly passive, but very low effort: house sit. I live in a decent area, near a good sized city with affluent suburbs. I get paid for basically hanging out, keeping an eye on the place, and taking care of a few pets, which to me is enjoyable, since I love animals and can't have them where I live. I always choose places that are convenient for me to get to and also to commute to my job."

"I house sat as a favor to a friend of a friend, and she gave me great references and recommended me to other people in her fairly affluent circle. I end up house sitting quite a lot at certain times of the year, and in really nice places. This might not be NO effort, but it sure as hell doesn't feel like work."

- saltygirltarot

Gigs...

"Go on fiver and set up a few gigs of a medium price, and then through another fiver account just outsource your jobs to people with that gig of a cheaper price. Video and audio editing is good for this. Make game assets or again, go on fiver and have game assets created and sell them on the unity3d marketplace and other places like that. Sprite sheets, 3d models, scripts, worlds your oyster."

"Any digital product is a good product because they require no physical space nor any manufacture past creation of the one file you upload to have downloaded, game assets are in high demand and good to get into, I'll start building passive income using this myself at some point."

- Alone_Abbreviations5

Get a License

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"Patent trolling. Extreme fool move, but hey, if you manage to buy a patent for a ubiquitous technology, you can add a tiny licensing fee and you'll probably be set for life."

- LazySwashbuckler

The Harvest

"Long before the olive harvest, go around and sign contracts to rent all of the olive presses at the time of harvest. When the harvest comes, you can charge the olive growers whatever you want, because you control the machinery they need!"

- varro-reatinus

Those are some nifty ideas. I'm gonna make a list for a "just in case" life phase. Except banking stuff. I get lost with economics unless it's simple counting.

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