Posted: 2005-09-14 / Author: Wayne McDonald
The Five Golden Keys To Massive Passive IncomeYou can earn a large monthly passive income with a minimum knowledge of the Internet, sales or marketing. In fact, you don't even have to have a website to be successful.
Before I discuss the three important keys to massive passive income and how NOT to lose money, I would like to begin by defining passive income. Like many people I had read lots of articles and listened to several speakers talk about Passive Income. Whether you work a regular 9-to-5 job or are self-employed, you earn a salary based on the hours you work. For most people, if you take-off on a 30-day vacation, chances are you will not be paid. Passive income is an income revenue stream that you have created that operates 24/7 - it operates without you and is an automatic cash machine. One example of an income stream is affiliate programs.
The first step for creating your income stream is finding an affiliate program. You can find affiliate programs online by searching the Internet or by reading articles like this. With affiliate programs you have no employees, no inventory, no stock to ship and very little expenses. Now imagine flying to beautiful Hawaii and enjoying golden sunsets. You stretch out at the beach, soaking in the warmth of the sun and the days slip by and there are no thoughts or cares in the world to disturb your private oasis. Eventually, two-weeks later, you return home and sort through the mail. To your delight you have several checks from your affiliate programs. With gladness and excitement you go to the bank and deposit your weekly income. This is the fun and joy of working with affiliate programs.
Most affiliate programs are free and cost nothing to sign-up. If you find an affiliate program that charges a fee to start-up, then I would suggest holding-off with that program into you learn more about affiliate programs. Do not confuse this with MLM (multi-level-marketing) programs. MLM programs are not passive income streams. These programs require more marketing and having inventory or buying product monthly.
The second important key is "Help People Get Healthy and the Income Will Follow". Or in other words, create a win-win for the customer and for you. Provide a product or service that people want and the income will follow. If you focus only on the money and not your customer, then your financial gains will be short term.
Affiliate programs offer a variety of products or services. Programs can include health products, satellite TV service, movie rentals, hosting services, e-books and the list goes on. Pick a program that is of interest to you and has a broad appeal for men or women.
The third key to success is creating two or more passive income streams. With multiple income streams you can better manage the fluctuation of your income. Stockbrokers will tell you the same - diversify your income. Back in 2002 I had only ONE program and it was generating over $5,000 per month. Life was grand and I was just starting to build my nest egg. Then, the FDA stepped in and shut the company down. In 2002 this was my main income. My income went from $5,000 to $200 per month. Needless to say, my lifestyle changed very dramatically. You don't have to make this same mistake to learn how important it is to diversify with two or more programs.
Once you have selected an affiliate program you'll want to do a little bit of marketing to get the income flowing. There are a variety of methods to market an affiliate program. I'll discuss only one method in this article because it is the least used and easiest to do. I have one affiliate program that is a natural, organic skin care and cosmetic line. In addition, this company provides each affiliate with their own unique web link to advertise. NOTE: This unique web address is the company's affiliate program website - this is not my website. To promote this program I printed up 1,000 business cards with the description of the product, my unique web address, my phone number and email address. I hand out these cards to EVERYONE I meet. With this kind of marketing you can hand cards to your mechanic, grocery clerk, florist, dry cleaner, dentist, church members and more people. Imagine handing out one thousand cards per month and how much income that will generate.
Anybody can earn a passive income. You, on the other hand, have the three important keys to massive passive income. One, find an affiliate program; two, provide a product or service that customers want and create a win-win, and three, add a second program, then another. Oh yeah, step four is deposit your checks and step five is take a vacation to Hawaii.
About the Author:
Wayne McDonald is a Life Practitioner and Public Speaker with tips and ideas to expand your money consciousness. Subscribe today to Insider Secrets - Winning The "Money" Game at http://www.OurFamilysHealth.com/moneynews
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