Last Updated on 1 year by Greg Noland


Hello, so you want to earn passive income!

Of course, you’ve heard about the glory of these Internet gurus earning huge sums of money while they sleep.

Who wouldn’t love the idea of making bucket-loads of money while catching some Z’s? 

So, is passive income real? Can you really make money, even while you sleep?

It’s the ultimate dream, right? 

But hold on one moment there buddy.

Yes, a passive income stream is very possible. By implementing the right strategies, you can create a steady income stream that allows you to focus on other aspects of your life while your money works for you.

However, it’s not a simple flick of the switch dream, and the money starts rolling in.

Not a chance mate.

To get yourself into the position where you’re making ‘passive income’ or ‘almost passive income’, as my mate Ian Stanley likes to call it…

It takes a sh!T load of groundwork to set yourself up for future success in your hammock. However, there is good news. And that’s what this post is all about.

With the right strategies, that dream actually can become a reality. 

So, do you need to invest in the stock market? Earn rental income from a property or two? 

Of course, there are different ways to make extra money from setting up a high-yield savings account, or a real estate investment trust to using index funds. 

But most of us don’t have mutual funds and rental property. All that requires money in the first place.

Let’s dive into the top five strategies to earn passive income while you sleep for those not fortunate to have a solid bank account already.

Note: There might be a few affiliate links below, but a man’s gotta put food on the table, right?

1. Creating and Monetizing a Digital Product

Are you an expert in a particular subject or field? 

And before you roll your eyes and discount this opportunity, do you know what I mean by ‘expert’?

In the digital marketplace, ‘expert’ simply means you are a few steps ahead of other people who are looking for a solution to a problem they have.

So, do you know how to do something that people want to fix in their lives?

If yes, why not share your knowledge and make some money out of it? Creating online courses is a fantastic way to generate passive income. 

Platforms like Udemy or Coursera make it easy to publish and sell your courses to students worldwide. However, there are a ton of others. I think platforms like Udemy are fine when you’re just starting out. But are quite limited in what they can do for you.

My favourite online platform is Tekmatix. Why?

Tekmatix is your all-in-one CRM, Online Business & Course Creation Platform. In my opinion, it is the most feature-rich and affordable business software on the market right now!

You can use TekMatix for your CRM, website builder, blog, funnels, course & membership platform, email marketing, social media inbox manager, social media scheduler and tons more!

>> Click HERE To Sign up for your 14 day trial with TekMatik

Ok, I’m interested. How can I get started?

In the digital age, creating and selling digital products is an excellent way to generate passive income. Whether it’s an e-book, an online course, or a software application, digital products can provide long-term revenue with minimal ongoing effort. 

The demand for online education has skyrocketed in recent years. Creating and selling online courses can be a really lucrative way to earn passive income or extra income. If you have expertise in a particular field or skill, this could be your best strategy to earn passive income.

Remember, you have to put the work in upfront, before you can sit back and watch the earnings roll in while you sleep.

Now, if this sounds interesting to you, here are the basic steps to get started creating and monetizing your own online course:

Step 1: Identify Your Expertise and Audience

Determine your area of expertise and identify a target audience that can benefit from your knowledge. This could be a specific skill, hobby, or niche market where you have valuable insights to offer.

Step 2: Create a High-Quality Digital Product

Invest time and effort into creating a high-quality digital product that provides value to your audience. This could be an e-book, video course, or a software tool. Ensure that your product is well-researched, well-designed, and addresses a specific problem or need.

Step 3: Set Up an Online Store or Platform

Create an online store or leverage existing platforms to sell your digital product. Platforms like Tekmatix, Samcart and Kajabi offer user-friendly interfaces to showcase and sell your products to a wide audience.

Step 5: Set Up your PayPal and Stripe Accounts

You’re going to need to be paid, right?

Most affiliate platforms require a PayPal account, but some use Stripe which has much lower fees, 50% less in many cases. So, go for Stripe if given the option.

Step 6: Market Your Product

Implement effective marketing strategies to promote your digital product. You’ve gotta use the power of social media to market your products. It’s a great way to post your content fast. Even if you don’t use it in your personal life. Another easy way and one of the most popular ways to get your content out there is using a youtube channel. 

Content marketing, and paid advertising to reach your target audience. Offer free previews, discounts, or bonuses to attract potential customers and build a loyal customer base.

But for me, email marketing is an excellent option and perhaps the easiest way to market your products online.  

Email marketing has been found to be more profitable than social media marketing when promoting your business online. 

Plus, with email marketing the only real initial investment is your time.

Step 7: Automate Sales and Delivery

Implement automated systems to handle sales, payments, and product delivery. This allows you to earn passive income as the sales process is automated, requiring minimal ongoing effort on your part.

Obviously, there is a lot more to creating and monetizing a digital product, but this should help to get your creative juices flowing.

2. Affiliate Marketing and Passive Income Opportunities

Affiliate marketing is a fantastic and popular method to earn passive income by promoting other people’s products or services. Hands down affiliate marketing works. The beauty of affiliate marketing is you only have to lead the prospect to the products you are promoting. And then you’re done. The owner of the product deals with the customer. Product fulfilment and customer service. 

Here’s how you can get started with affiliate marketing:

Choose the Right Affiliate Program

Research and join reputable affiliate programs that align with your niche or target audience. Look for programs that offer competitive commission rates, quality products, and good affiliate support. Popular affiliate networks include Amazon Associates, ShareASale, and ClickBank. Amazon Associates is notorious for being stingy with commissions. But if you can get enough traffic flowing to your offers, the possibilities could be huge. I prefer Clickbank which has a wide variety of digital products and much larger commissions. 

Select Products to Promote

Identify products or services that resonate with your audience and have a high potential for conversions. It’s essential to promote products that you genuinely believe in and that provide value to your audience. This builds trust and credibility with your followers. If possible you should purchase the products and test them out yourself.

Create Compelling Content

Produce high-quality content that integrates the affiliate products naturally. Write informative blog posts, create engaging videos, and record podcasts that discuss the benefits and features of the products. Provide honest reviews, comparisons, and tutorials to help your audience make informed purchasing decisions.

Utilize Multiple Promotion Channels

Promote your affiliate products across multiple channels, such as your website or blog, social media platforms, email newsletters, and YouTube channels. Many marketers are seeing a lot of success with Tik Tok right now. Tailor your promotion strategy to each platform’s specific requirements and audience preferences.

Track and Optimize Your Campaigns

Monitor the performance of your affiliate campaigns by tracking clicks, conversions, and commissions. Analyze the data to identify successful strategies and optimize your promotions accordingly. Test different promotional methods, content formats, and product selections to maximize your earnings. A/B testing is crucial here.

3. Start a Blog

If you’ve got a knack for writing and a subject you’re passionate about, starting a blog could be your ticket to passive income. 

It might start as a labour of love, but with consistent effort and smart monetization strategies like affiliate marketing, sponsored posts, or selling digital products, it can turn into a reliable income source. 

The best part? 

Once your blog gains traction, it can earn you money in your sleep.

One thing with blogs you must be aware of…

Setting up a blog, then posting a few articles and affiliate links will NOT make you rich.

Blogging is a ‘long’ game. You need a complete strategy. And you need to stick at it if you want Google to respect you as an authority in your niche.

4: Create Multiple Income Streams

Just like with any investment strategy, it’s smart to multiply your chances of passive income success. Putting all your eggs in one basket is usually risky. But by diversifying, you’re not only increasing your income potential but also safeguarding yourself against potential losses. Just be careful that you have a complete strategy. It’s too easy to jump from idea to idea, without properly monetizing your first ideas.

5: Patience is Key

Building passive income streams takes time and patience. Don’t expect to be earning a six-figure income while you sleep overnight. But with persistence and smart strategies, you can build a strong foundation that will pay off in the long run.

So there you have it, folks! Your roadmap to earning passive income while you sleep. It might seem like a dream now, but with the right strategies and a little bit of elbow grease, that dream can become a reality. Remember, in the world of passive income, it’s not about working harder; it’s about working smarter.

Final Thoughts on Earning Passive Income in Your Sleep

So, there you have a few of my top strategies for earning passive income in your sleep.

One word of advice. Before you quit your day job, set up an income stream or two as a side hustle. Work on building it while you’re earning a regular salary. Build up your cash flow to put into the business. Much like a fine wine, a successful affiliate blog takes time to mature into a profitable business model. 

Post articles on a regular basis, after work and/or during your lunch hour. And try to save up at least six months of monthly outgoings before you quit your day job.

Whether you are a real estate agent right now, or a graphic designer, there is always a niche waiting for you to build a solid passive income from.

To end on a fun note, here’s a little anecdote. When I received my first passive income check from my blog’s affiliate marketing, I was actually fast asleep. The notification from Stripe on my phone actually woke me up. And I couldn’t believe my eyes. I was literally earning money while sleeping! Talk about a dream come true.

Now, it’s your turn to make it happen. Whether you choose to invest your time in starting a blog or creating online courses, the key is to get started. Start small, learn as you go, and gradually build your passive income streams. Before you know it, you’ll be on your way to financial freedom. And who knows, you might even find yourself waking up to a pleasant surprise just like I did!

Remember, earning passive income isn’t about getting rich quick. It’s about creating sustainable wealth over time. It’s about creating a lifestyle where you’re not trading time for money. Instead, you’re leveraging your skills and knowledge to create income streams that work for you around the clock. You’re creating a life where you can afford to sleep in without worrying about the bills. Or taking a last-minute vacation just because you feel like it. Or simply enjoying the fruits of your hard work.

So, are you ready to take the leap?

Are you ready to put your money to work so you can live life on your terms? Then it’s time to roll up your sleeves, dive into the world of passive income, and start making your dreams a reality.

Passive income gives you the freedom to pursue your passions, spend time with your loved ones, and create the life you’ve always dreamed of. And the best part? You can do it all without sacrificing your sleep. 

So, set your goals, pick a strategy, and embark on your journey towards financial freedom.

Your future self will thank you.

Remember, in the world of passive income, the sky’s the limit. 

You’re not just earning money; you’re creating a lifestyle of freedom, flexibility, and financial independence. 

And that, my friend, is a dream worth chasing. 

So, go ahead, chase your dreams, and create a life where earning money and prove to everyone – you can make money while you sleep. 

Let the adventure begin!

Ready, set, earn!

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