Passive Income Streams – 6 Ideas You Can Get Started with Right Now!

by Chris C. Ducker · 136 comments

chris-ducker-passive-incomeEven though this post is a little old now (originally published in 2011), every ounce of it still holds true.

Seriously. It’s evergreen stuff!

The content is solid – I regularly get emails from people thanking me for creating it, and the video itself is still one of my more popular. Simply put, if you want to create multiple streams of passive income, you’re at a good place to start!

This is a quick ‘Passive Income 101′ lesson.

As todays business world becomes more and more ‘online’ focused, creating passive income streams should be one of your main focuses when building a business in the new economy – whether you’re doing this on your own, or with the help of virtual assistants that manage your blog, or even handle the marketing of your site – you’ve got to love making money while you sleep!

This doesn’t mean that (if you have one) you abandon your traditional business. It simply means that you can probably capitalize on the way that consumers are purchasing more than you currently are.

If you’re a chiropractor, for example – why not create an eBook or audio guide on marketing and promoting your chiropractic clinic in your local city?

The possibilities for creating passive income streams are endless – especially if you know what you’re doing!

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The ability to create numerous money-making vehicles, switch them onto auto-pilot and then reap the financial benefits is paramount to living a successful entrepreneurial life in the modern world. There are many people doing it successfully, and there is no reason why you can’t join them!

In this short video I share with you SIX ways to be able to produce passive income streamsonline and ‘make money as you sleep’. Also, try to keep in mind that although its not required to begin with, all of these passive income generating ideas can be made a LOT easier by utilizing a virtual assistant.

There are countless avenues to explore when creating passive income streams, the six I discuss in this clip are:

As you can see, there are many different ways to create passive income streams, the most important thing is that its done with passion and great content. Putting something together is one thing, but making sure that people get genuine value from it is a different ball game completely.

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Thanks for dropping by, and feel free to share with your friends if you think this stuff will help them.

I appreciate your support.

If you have had success with your own passive income streams online then please tell us all about it in the comments section below. Don’t keep it to yourself, share the wealth!

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{ 72 comments… read them below or add one }

Dan August 23, 2010 at 12:16

Yeah buddy very cool! Thanks for the shout. One other way I think of passive income is having really great staff for your core business, I consider a lot of the money I make from the businesses I own to be “passive” because my employees are making the sales and managing the business.


Chris C. Ducker August 23, 2010 at 15:23


You bring up a very good, clear point. Something I should have mentioned..!!!

The quality of your support (be it sitting right next to you, or virtual) is paramount in the advancement of your business and your bank account. And I still remember your video guest post (the one with your six string!), where you mentioned you had no idea what to talk about, and then it hit you… automation in effect right there!

Thanks for the comment, bud.



Pat August 23, 2010 at 16:41

Hey Chris, thanks for the shout outs in the vid! So cool :)

I think your last point, packing and selling podcasts, is definitely an under utilized tactic. So many people love to listen to audio, either on a drive, at the gym (and even sometimes secretly while at their jobs, haha), and people will pay for good content.

I know a few people who make money…GOOD money online using this method…from podcasts about project management, to learning a new language. The possibilities are really endless.

Is this something you’re looking to get into?

Great video Chris. Cheers! Kind of goes hand in hand with the podcast I just published too :)


Chris C. Ducker August 23, 2010 at 17:19

And what a fine, kick-ass podcast it is, Mr Flynn!

Something I’m looking at getting into? No, not really, but possibly ‘related’ in some way, in the future sometime…

What about yourself? What else are you utilizing on the passive income front – you’re basically my personally go-to-guy on the subject!

Thanks for stopping by.



Tim | August 23, 2010 at 21:31

Nice inspiration, Chris!
Thanks for that! What you’re mentioning on packing “old” podcast episodes is a very important point for nearly every digital information product…

Pack together what already exists, perhaps make it a little better, or bring it into another form and sell it. That’s convenient, out-of-the-box information for those that are looking for it, and every one of those will pay for it.


Brad August 23, 2010 at 21:38

Get video Chris, I always like when people give out an idea that spark more ideas. You got me thinking about how I am going to do more than right the eBook I have in the works.

Anything to improve you results of passive income would be to outsource it as you have stated.

Thanks again Chris


Ben August 24, 2010 at 00:51

Great advice here Chris.

I love the idea of money just rolling in because of what you’ve worked on previously. I’ve got one of these in production now actually, would love to be able to send you a copy when it’s done if you like?

Great idea about repackaged podcasts. Would love your thoughts as to whether you could do it for blog posts.

Keep rocking and rolling dude


Chris C. Ducker August 24, 2010 at 02:08

Don’t we all, Ben!

Sure thing, send it through – would love to check it out.

Blog posts, repackaged, I believe have been ‘done’ a little already, in terms of eBook’s / Books already. Even Mr. Ferriss did it in the ‘expanded’ edition of 4HWW – a lot of the content was added from the most popular stuff on his blog, which I thought was a bit of a swizz. But, it WAS and IS great content, so if you weren’t following his blog it was well worth the money, for sure.

Thanks for the comment, mate.



Tony Ruiz August 24, 2010 at 00:54

I’m really liking Dan’s idea of the packaging the podcasts. Really cool!


Chris C. Ducker August 24, 2010 at 02:10

Hey Tony

First time I’ve seen a comment from you in a while, buddy – thanks.

As I reply to this, I am enjoying a fine Chardonnay and delightful cheese, sitting in my home office.

I thought you might enjoy that idea – hey, you have some great interviews over at!



Matthew Needham August 24, 2010 at 05:29

Great tips here Chris. Generation of passive income is the number 1 goal for my business this year.

Thanks for sharing these awesome tips!


Chris C. Ducker August 24, 2010 at 07:54

Hi Matthew

Glad you enjoyed the video and the tips included.

Its funny how great minds think alike. It’s my plan to have 5 streams of passive income in place, and making me money in a 100% passive way by the end of the first quarter of next year. FIngers crossed for both of us, buddy.



Coach Chuck August 24, 2010 at 10:30

Hi Chris, knowledge which is shared is twice blessed,it blesses he that gives and he that receives.
I am looking to take the whole VB /VA concept and push it very aggressively in West Africa.
There is gold in them hills. Keep up the good work.
From your UK fan club president


Chris C. Ducker August 24, 2010 at 15:43

Hey Coach


I have officially ‘arrived’… A comment from the greatest basketball coach in the world. A man that was a second father to most of us throughout our teen years at the YMCA… Thanks!

Looking forward to speaking with you on things when schedules sync properly.



Juha Liikala August 24, 2010 at 23:49

Great wrap of Chris. Just did finishing touches on a post that’s touching this subject as well (publishing it tomorrow)! There seem to be a lot of valuable conversation going on around the subject right now in various blogs.

We actually formed a mastermind group of 6 Finnish bloggers around this very subject just a few weeks back and it is turning out to be one of the best things I’ve done yet for pushing my own blogging and business to the next gear. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you have a group of dedicated people working together towards a mutual goal!

Hope you’re having a superb Tuesday. Cheers!


Chris C. Ducker August 25, 2010 at 13:18

Hi Juha

Yep – its a fascinating topic right now, and I think we’ll be seeing more and more on it in the coming months. Entrepreneurs are simply wanting to gain and create more control over their money-making, whether its online or offline.

Mastermind groups are great. I’ve been involved in one before, but I’m currently not – would like to be though, at some point again.

Thanks for the comment, buddy.



Lucas Starbuck August 27, 2010 at 01:39

Some nice ideas Chris; personally I think the most valuable are those that allow one to expand, limitlessly. ie consulting has a ceiling.. there’s only so much time in the world.

Quick comment – I went to email myself this article, and it loaded up my Outlook program! argh! Was expecting to see a webmail form, so I could send it to my gmail account, for later reference. Maybe worth thinking about a different email sharing tool?



Chris C. Ducker August 27, 2010 at 02:47

Hi Lucas

Thanks for the feedback, and the comment on the email sharing – I’ll have my guys look into it, when we ‘refresh’ the blog in the next month or two.

You’re right, consulting is not really 100% ‘passive’, but if you set it up so that you do nothing until the money hits the bank, its pretty close to it!

Appreciate you dropping by, and hope to see more of you around in the coming months…

All the best,


Murlu August 27, 2010 at 21:44

At the moment, I have a few passive income streams that have been picking up in recent months but I’m not settling just for that.

Recently thought up a really great software product I’d like to have developed.

Even from my limited experience software side, I think what is really helpful is to think “what part of X isn’t being taken care of?”.

Find what others aren’t doing but have a problem with and you could set yourself up for a really amazing piece of passive income :)


Chris C. Ducker August 28, 2010 at 02:01

Hey Murlu

Its been a while – hope you’ve been fine.

Totally agree – there are a lot of passive income streams that either a) haven’t been thought up yet, or b) could be improved upon!

Glad to see things are moving forward for you on this side of things. Good Job!



Danny September 16, 2010 at 21:55

Hey Chris,

I love what you are doing here, and your writing on passive income especially as it is one of my passions.

My focus is membership websites and mobile marketing, so I combined the two to create a community website around mobile and how to make money from it.

I focus a lot on mobile affiliate CPA marketing via a mobile advertising networks.

Once you have followed my testing process, you set it and leave it for a set time, and bank the profits :)



Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2010 at 06:54

Hi Danny

Awesome stuff. Straight out of ‘Work the System’, no doubt.

Good for you – I’m gonna be hopping over to your site for a look now!

Thanks for dropping by and hope to see you here on the blog more often, too!



Charles Harman November 25, 2010 at 15:19

I would like to feature your video(s) on my site, especially the one where you are talking about living and working in the Philippines. Could you log in and become a member of my site and possibly post some content there. I will upgrade you to an editor or something higher to add your own posts and videos. My site is mainly an informational site on the subject of Retiring Philippines. I want to place your video on the main page where everyone will see it. My blog in on a page called “Blog” I need help finding ways to make money here,can you help with that? And I sure would like to meet you some time since you are so close to me.



Chris C. Ducker November 26, 2010 at 02:31

Hi Charles

Thanks for the comment.

I got your email, too. Replied.

All the best,


Ashlyn January 10, 2011 at 05:16

Hi Chris,

This post is one of those things that inspired me to push myself to be an entrepreneur and start creating some passive income streams. There are lots of ways for you to show your experience into money-making concepts and passive income streams online. To generate passive income streams by simply starting in choosing one or maybe two different product varieties to start on. You’ll have totally different passive income streams created in no time.

Just like Chris and Pat, they’re totally good at it. Congratulations to both!


Chris C. Ducker January 10, 2011 at 05:25

Hi Ashlyn

Thanks for the kind words.

Yes, there are plenty of ways to create passive income – you just have to get creative!

Stay tuned.



Bridget January 23, 2011 at 16:14

Aaargh – the internet connection in my house is so temperamental – too many of us trying to use it at once maybe or its just too slow. I dunno but I can’t watch this video and I soooo wanted to!

Is there a transcript somewhere? I couldn’t see one but maybe I missed it?

I really wanted to hear what you say on iphone apps…


Chris C. Ducker January 23, 2011 at 23:02

Hi Bridget

I’m sorry, right now there is no transcription available.

Try the video on YouTube, or tell everyone in the house to stop surfing!!! Lol.

Thanks for the comment.



Susan January 30, 2011 at 05:33

While Im working on developing my husbands web presence: I cant seem to make a decision for my own business between becoming a social media consultant OR doing the niche website biz. Niche webstie biz is more appealing to me. It would be great if I could help to make that final decision. I love all the options you mentioned. All very good. Apps biz takes upfront cash flow for sure.


Chris C. Ducker January 31, 2011 at 18:45

Hi Susan

I suggest doing BOTH. A couple of reasons:

First up, its silly to put all your eggs in one basket.

Secondly, the Niche Website ideas can easily be taken care of by a virtual assistant. Look around the site a little more, and you’ll see that there are tons of tasks that VAs can handle for you.

Focus on the Social Media stuff yourself, making sure that the sales copy of your website, etc., is all tip-top, and then have your VA do the niche stuff.

Thanks for the insightful comment and question.



Ian McConnell January 31, 2011 at 23:05

Hey Chris… Good video!

I decided to develop some passive income streams late in 2009 and started with writing an ebook… It took me 10 days to setup, writing the book, creating the pdf, wrote the sales page, created the website, registration on Clickbank, etc. It sold so well, on complete autopilot, that I used the ebook content to create a membership site and over 1,100 people have been through the membership site.

Mid last year I stopped all the paid promotion I was doing and just focused on recruiting affiliates who make an average $72.00 per sale, according to the Clickbank stats… and that made all the difference!

I do coaching and consulting, but nothing beats waking up in the morning to see $500+ of sales and recurring payments (while I’ve been sleeping) of one ebook that I wrote 18 months ago.

I should outsource the support and newsletter writing to make it 100% passive income… one day!

Ian McConnell
Western Australia


Chris C. Ducker January 31, 2011 at 23:14

Hi Ian

That’s an awesome story, mate. Good for you, well done!!!

It’s just goes to show you that anyone can create some passive income for themselves. The secret is just doing it the RIGHT way, to be able to maximize profitability. You’ve obviously had a great run with that first product.

Time to launch some more, I reckon!!!



Adam Beckett September 19, 2012 at 05:19

Nice one Ian, checked out your business some while ago, not my niche but a really solid model.

Have you tried adding podcasts yet? should help reinforce the existing content and add another income stream?


Adam Stanecki April 4, 2011 at 16:53


Thank you for the video.
I’m so excited to find people like you and Pat Flynn who are speaking my language.

I’ve just finished my blogging and internet marketing “apprenticeship” (as I call my trial-and-error phase). Now, I’m going pro (to steal a line from Steven Pressfield).

Anyway, your blog and podcast have been instrumental in moving me in the right direction. I look forward to connecting with you in the future. Perhaps I’ll be worthy of an interview on your show some day? :)

Kudos, Adam.


Chris C. Ducker April 5, 2011 at 00:39

Hi Adam

Thats awesome to hear, buddy – thanks so much for the kind words…!!!

Please keep me up to date with what you’re doing. Good luck with everything.



Caitlin Foster April 26, 2011 at 12:12

Hi Chris

LOVE your point about packaging podcasts of information on a specific topic, then selling it online to make passive income. I don’t have time to research/write an e-book or produce/manage an e-course.

I had the idea about a year ago to create a simple website in WordPress and re-package the absolute plethora of data which has inundated my email Inbox for the past 18 months. I have literally over 5000 files I have downloaded from many sources and saved on my Internet Favourites. These files cover a whole range of subjects which I consider important for me to know in order to fulfill my ambition of being a successful Netpreneur and SME (small-to-medium enterprise) owner.

One day I thought to myself ‘This is BS! SURELY there must be other people out there in CyberLand who also need this info. I’ve spent money on subscribing to email product, purchased e-books and also downloaded lots of information which is provided by suppliers for free. However, it takes a ludicrous amount of my precious time reading the content, deciding whether it is worth saving or not, creating folders on specific subject matters, storing the data in those subject folders and it’s all eating away at my productive time. I’m NOT productive because I spend around 70% of each supposed-to-be business day just going through all this freaking content! If I packaged it up to on-sell to other people in a super-user-friendly way, surely I could make money to support myself so I can actually get on with my REAL job of building the website-with-blog I WANT to create on a subject dear to my heart?” (This subject happens to be astrology, about which I know a great deal as I have practised it professionally since 1998.)

So when I saw you on your video saying re-packaging of podcast information was one of the six ways to make passive income online, I felt like a bloody genius! If Chris Ducker says it’s a way to go, then it’s a way to go! Wish I’d done it when I first thought of it 12 months ago …

The point I wish to communicate to you and the community members from the example of my thought process above is this: since deciding to become a Netpreneur, I’ve never been SO miserable in my entire life. I’m overwhelmed with all this data I have gathered and it paralyzes me to the point I’ve NOT set up a blog or website because I’m too confused to do so!!

However, if I sorted through the data, grouped it into specific subjects, created a simple website, did the Internet marketing necessary to bring the website to the attention of other newbies and sold the re-packaged data (which would now be my own product because I’ve applied process to it), I could save other people from such overwhelm AND make some income for my impoverished self.

Just want to ask you the following questions which I think are vital to making my idea work.

1 Would you choose WordPress as an easy-start blogging/website content management system? The only thing I know about it is that it exists, I’ve been told by friends who have WP it’s easy to set-up and maintain and I’ve since read lots of info on the Net which reiterates this claim. I believe I read in a reply you wrote to another community member who commented on another post of yours you recommend WP. Is this correct, Chris? Or did I just make that up?

2 You are talking podcasts and a lady who commented above made the point people love to LISTEN to information. The data I have contains some videos, but they’re not podcasts as such. (Hmmm, maybe I’d better find out exactly what a podcast IS.) Do you think it would be worth my time to conduct this exercise as the vast majority of data I have is written information. If I’m too bloody exhausted after reading info to enact it, maybe my target audience – Net marketing and SME absolute beginners – would be too exhausted also? I’d hate to waste any more time and money than I already have.

Sorry this post is so long, Chris. I know you have gazillions of other people to attend to. However, please, if you can, write me an email here to give me your opinion. I would value it most highly.

I’d love to hear from other community members also. Guys, what do you think?

Look forward to hearing back from you people as you are much more advanced and knowledgeable than me. Thank you very much.

Cheers from Caitlin in South-East Queensland, Australia


Chris C. Ducker April 26, 2011 at 13:19

Hi Caitlin

Thanks for such a great comment, and for taking the time to put pen to paper, virtually, of course! :-)

Yes, I do recommend Wordpress. I run ALL of my sites on it.

Podcasts can be either audio, or video – or sometimes a combo of the two. Just remember one thing – when you start producing all this audio content, make sure you dont blatantly COPY other peoples work. No1, its not cool, and No2, you’ll do doubt get into hot water, copyright wise, sooner or later.

Thanks again for the great comment.



Caitlin Foster April 30, 2011 at 15:18

Hi Chris

Thank you VERY MUCH for your courteous professionalism in posting a reply to my comment and for giving me your sought-after opinion that you recommend WordPress. Once again, if it’s good enough for Chris Ducker, it sure is good enough for me!

Yes, good point about not blatantly copying other people’s hard work. I should have said in my original post that I would NEVER do that. I have eight years’ of University education behind me which resulted in three degrees, including a Masters. If I learned one thing at college, it is that plagiarism is, as you say, SO not cool. Not the done thing. I plan to give full attribution to the originating author and paste a link to their website on my website so my subscribers can follow up the data with the source if they choose to.

If someone stole my hard work and passed it off as their own, I’d be livid and would pursue them to the ends of the Earth for full restitution. A man I hired to work with me registered my preferred domain name of my business and has re-registered it in subsequent years. That’s bad enough; I’m mad as hell. The worst aspect of his behaviour is that I don’t know WHY he has done that; I paid him the fee we had agreed on and thanked him for his input. We also got along perfectly well during the project so far as I know, so I don’t see what his problem is.

Anyway, that’s by-the-by. Just wanted to illustrate I understand completely your point about not stealing anything which belongs to other people. Ever.

My pleasure to write such a “great comment”. I feel chuffed you regard it as such. Have worked hard to keep this comment down in size so it’s not so much War and Peace-wordy!. Lol …

Many cheers to you from Caitlin. Think your business is fantastic and I’m glad to be a loyal fan.


Adi August 3, 2011 at 03:00

Considering how little I’ve done so far, you could say I’ve had considerable success with online content creation. It’s only a few hundred per month but I’m aiming to turn it into a lot more (aren’t we all?).
I think passive income is the best way to earn money there is – better even than doing a job you love.


Chris C. Ducker August 3, 2011 at 16:06

Hi Adi

Awesome, buddy!!! Congrats on your success, then.

Keep it up!



Matthew Mills August 31, 2011 at 07:06

There are a lot of podcasts and blogs and youtube videos out there for free. People don’t really like paying for things they can find similar for free. Most of the podcasts and blogs make their money off of advertisement. I believe the niche market is where to be. But of course finding a niche is not always easy.


Christine Gapuz November 19, 2011 at 17:56

Hi Chris!

I’ve been a lurker for these past few weeks and here comes an excellent post summarizing all the things I want to know about ways to generate passive income. I’ve had this idea in my mind (and somewhere in my notebooks) about a niche site but am torn between making it an excellent means of passive income and keeping it a professional space. Should I make two sites, one for the professional side and another for the passive income? I am also considering “personal branding” but I’m too young to be a consultant on the niche/subject matter (okay, it’s education).


Chris C. Ducker November 22, 2011 at 14:42

Hi Christine

Glad to be giving you a little inspiration and help – welcome to the VBL Tribe!

I think that if you craft the site in the right way, in regards to your content, you could do both.

As for personal branding – you’re NEVER too young to start doing that – get started. NOW.

Thanks for the comment.



Sergio Felix December 3, 2011 at 00:14

Hey Chris,

Just wanted to thank you for putting this together.

Sometimes we forget things because we’re so immersed on other stuff that we often give everything for granted.

I keep forgetting to put up a “Hire Me” page for offering consultation services and is from posts like this that I go “Oh riiiight the freaking hire me page!” lol

Anyway, thanks for reminding me mate and I think that from all these you mention, I wouldn’t dive into:

1. developing for apple devices and
2. podcasting

For the rest I’m most definitely in!!

Take care and have a great day man! ;-)



Chris C. Ducker December 3, 2011 at 13:01

Hi Sergio

Glad you enjoyed the post, buddy.

Podcasting, for me anyway, hasn’t really been a direct money earner, however, it has helped to build my brand and thus, bring in business in an indirect way – don’t discount it completely, my man.



laurence January 5, 2012 at 17:26

hey chris i like this post iv been learning how to generate income online but i am finding it difficult any idea where the best place to start? I have a website but no traffic lol
thanks man


Chris C. Ducker January 5, 2012 at 18:24

Hi Laurence

Niche Marketing is a pretty quick method, although won’t make you massive amounts straight away. You can also think about running a review of a product that you can be an affiliate of, and make commissions on sales coming from your referrals – just be sure that the produce you promote, will HELP your readers. That’s the best way to go.

Good luck and hope to see you back on the blog again soon.



Laurence January 14, 2012 at 12:13


I’ve just started my website im trying to promote GDI. Please take a look and tell me what you think via email, if you have time, Chris.

I could do with some advise, thanks.



Chris C. Ducker January 16, 2012 at 18:09

Congrats and good luck, Laurence.

I simply suggest you get as much original, excellent content up there ASAP and then work hard to build a great community – with those teo simple things in place, it’ll be easier for you to make money via your blog.



Jon Rhodes February 11, 2012 at 21:34

Hi Chris. I make a full time living off passive income. It is in the hypnotherapy audio niche, as I am a clinical hypnotherapist and was once a professional musician. It took me about 3 years of hard work to get to that point, and I barely earned anything for the first year.

Although it is passive income, I love helping people and find that I actually put in quite a few hours per day creating new products, talking to customers, or getting my name out there. I think you have to have this passion, and you need to keep working for your own sanity, plus to keep you ahead of the competition. Even though it is called passive income, if you lie still for too long, you could start to see your business declining.


laurence March 21, 2012 at 02:46

Hey chris its me again i have made some progress and made it to 10th place a few under you :)
What do you think?
Thanks again speak soon mate


Bryan Knowlton July 29, 2012 at 09:57

Love your podcasts and have been listening for years. I need to look back to see which one you were retiring or taking a break from, but I came to your website today to see if there were any additional shows or video podcasts you were producing. Any plans for a 100% video show in the near future?

I have a public ROKU channel that I am looking to add more content producers in this niche. Thanks again!



Chris C. Ducker August 9, 2012 at 08:25

Hi Bryan

Thanks, buddy – I appreciate the kind words.

I will be doing a LOT more video here on going forward, so stay tuned, my man!!!




Adam Beckett September 19, 2012 at 05:51

Hi Chris, I love your new blog – it’s excited to start something new, isn’t it?

When you want to make passive income, perhaps you should deal in a field that offers repeat passive income?

I’m an Energy Broker which means I supply commercial electricity and gas contracts to a niche market here in the UK.

Contracts renew every two years on average, so all I have to do is contact my existing customers at that time.

The best brokers earn £120k per year after 2-3 years (do your maths and translate that into dollars).

Not bad, but I have no interest at all in that.

Why? Because you’re working a 42 hour week and that’s probably your earnings ceiling unless you add other income streams. 4 hours per week is best for me, since I have domestic responsibilities I’d much rather be addressing: Still, when I get the chance, I love working my socks off on something I enjoy, which is helping and teaching other people to be successful. It’s more fun and more productive to share :)

(And by the way, I’m not really interested in money for moneys sake, it’s TIME with my Family and good health that matters to me).

Now I’m building a Marketing & Business Optmisation online course for people in the Energy Niche because it’s a subject I know inside out.

This is the way I’m thinking of tackling traffic generation to get things rolling much more rapidly than just blog posts and networking on LinkedIn:

1. Kindle short Eguides pointing back to a membership site, based on existing blog posts I’ve already written, rewritten and modified for the subject matter.
2. Podcasts
3. maybe simple videos on youtube

Which do you predict will work best? I predict short podcast because they work well on mobile devices.

Anyway Chris I’m watching your blog with great interest and I’ve signed up to your Bootcamp Emails too – even though I’ve read tons of email series like this this, I’d like to see what you put out.

Rock on!


Chris C. Ducker September 19, 2012 at 12:28

Awesome update and great way to look at how you’re doing thing,s bud. Congrats!

Glad you’ve signed up for the Bootcamp. That’s awesome.

Thanks for the support.



Bryan April 7, 2013 at 15:38

Hi Chris,
Great blog with tons of useful information. Thanks for pulling all of this data together!



Chris C. Ducker April 8, 2013 at 17:36

More than welcome, Bryan.

Thanks, buddy! Stay tuned.



Mark Eichenlaub May 31, 2013 at 02:14

Chris, Do you suggest building these up one at a time? Or dipping your toe a little bit into each pool one at a time? I’d imagine getting one fully up and running and then going on to another.


Chris C. Ducker May 31, 2013 at 05:51

Depends on what you want to do.

But, smart money says put forth a few ideas and see which one works well.

Then FOCUS in on it…



Tarence Wade August 30, 2013 at 17:50

Wow these are so many ideas! well i have chosen the affiliate and niche website for my passive earning. It is cool as you may earn without even leaving home.


Iain September 2, 2013 at 18:49

Great run down of passive income streams.

It’s funny to think how many of these are still possible today. While having an exact match domain isn’t as important now as it was when this video was made, the core information is still very relevant.

Also, it seems like you have made some headway in your videos. If I compare this one, to a new one. Nice work.


adimsyl September 15, 2013 at 17:34

hi chris. Am from Nigeria. I hav a lot of true stories ranging from the Nigeria civil war & lot more. 1-Do you think it will sale on netmarket?
2- How do one make passive income with such stories.


Siddharth Rajsekar October 16, 2013 at 03:28

Thanks for the superb collection of ideas Chris. Will definitely pick some of these up for my website and promotions.. Cheers – Sidz


Chris C. Ducker October 17, 2013 at 15:22

Awesome. Glad to help!



Sharafat Hossain October 18, 2013 at 03:53

Hi Chris,

I am new to your blog, and love how guru people like you put together all the required things for newbie entrepreneurs like me. Thanks a lot for doing this.

Taking inspiration from guys like you too have started my own blog and would love to follow your instructions.



Big Dave November 13, 2013 at 05:48

Wow, what a great wealth of ideas you’ve compiled here! Much appreciated!


Josh Fernandez January 10, 2014 at 01:00

Great. In the consulting phase right now, hehe. Done ebook and going to start selling it.

Another great way especially for beginners who want to start profiting fast and easy is online drop shipping. Selling another persons products on an online store


Sourabh July 21, 2014 at 03:45

It has been second time I am visiting to your site Chris. Great video, very informative to beginners like me.
I have been earning passive income using some offline sources such as renting apartment and running book library of old books at my locality.
Definitely I will some of the options as you have suggested.


Jim Meisenheimer August 8, 2014 at 01:55

Enjoyed your 6 ways video. I have 140 different products.

They are all on one shopping cart and most accessible from 2 different websites.

Can you suggest a resource to help me market the best of these products/ Products include 2 membership sites, 13 books (8 eBooks) and more than 20 CDs?



Jake December 16, 2014 at 23:39

I have been a open minded driven dreamer since i was 18. Mix that all in with a complete screw up and you got my identity pretty much grasped…. There have been many different jobs that I have held since graduating High School. A side from my dads asphalt company and one landscaping gig I’ve been in sales my whole professional life. I am 33 years old and I know about the Insurance, Banking, Industrial/Electrical Manufacturing distribution, Telecommunications and Finally “online distribution” AKA: EBAY.

If it is one thing I would like to say is that I sold my first item on Ebay in 3/14 after being unemployed for 2 months. Since then I have discovered the bottom line secret of making money online… The secret is this – *There is no secret. Any legit idea/stream/online business can be made a steady stream of income. IF you are willing to put in the effort.

I tell you what. Making my first sale on ebay was fabulous! I loved hearing my phone make that “cha ching” sound and seeing money paid to a paypal account! However following up with the shipping, waiting on my money, paying the associated fees and the average mistakes made it challenging…..

A lot of people would say “see this is a joke, I had to spend money on shipping and pay ebay 7% and also paypal dinged me for a percentged! Then I had to wait 10 days after the sale was sold and paid for to get my money. Screw this!

I have no idea why I didn’t have that attitude. Usually I am a person whom doesn’t stick with something long. However for some reason I stayed with ebay through all the upfront learning curve struggles.

I just sold my 80th ebay item and things sure are different. Now, I don’t wait for my money because I have a card. I know exactly what to do upon choosing an item to sell which takes me 1/10th the listing time. I’ve developed an eye for items that sell on Ebay through osmosis. THE POINT OF MY COMMENT IS …… if you want to make money online remember one thing, you best be ready to work! Work Work Work! Because through those efforts you will have an intimate understanding opposed to a theoretical (or “TALKATIVE/CONVERSATION) Understanding….

One thing is for certain. It can most certainly be done!


Joshua P. Cornwell January 11, 2015 at 03:05

Great post. There are a lot more residual income streams that you can place on here, but this is still a good start. I’ve only personally started one of the above residual income streams (niche websites), but I plan on starting these other avenues as times goes on.


Omar Saady January 19, 2015 at 07:34


Great article

Personally I`d prefer to run affiliate niches website and make a passive income through promoting as many affiliate product as possible

Omar Saady


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