Linear Vs. Passive Income: Why You Will Never Get Rich Unless You Do This to Make Money Online
You may be wondering what are ways to make money online and how to get rich with forms of passive income? Or even if there is an “easy passive income” to be made online?
Is it possible to get rich with forms of passive income? Is that a real way to make money online? Many people may doubt that there is such a way to accomplish this when there are so many ways that can separate you from your money given all the scams out there. This article will hopefully share with you a way or two of how to make passive income online.
You can make money online and even get rich with it because this is the only way of earning money that is not tied to you changing your time for a fixed money amount, or what is called a pay check. You see, any form of passive income is, by definition, not tied to exchanging your time for money. Unlike a pay check which is really nothing more than trading your time for money, this form of income of making money online can allow you to get rich precisely because this form of income is not tied to trading your time but is based on earning money repeatedly and in a passive manner which is received on a regular basis.
Truth be told, the majority of people online do not make any money with their efforts. They will never get rich with any form of making money other than specific forms of non-linear income that can be generated in many cases with little or no out of pocket expenses to the individual. Affiliate blueprints to make money online that can – over time – develop into passive income and allow someone to get rich are available from most affiliate programs online. Building an online business and creating a solid, regular income is in many cases is the result of careful research, market identification, and proper and effective marketing techniques that generate sales and grow profits. Most good affiliate programs have the online tools, ad copy and marketing venues to allow affiliates to succeed and if they apply themselves to the task of making money online, they will succeed. Many, however see the success of some affiliate marketers and think that this is an easy passive income to be made, when the truth is far from it.
Affiliates who want to make money through their affiliate programs working from home can develop multiple streams of income by following the blueprint laid out for them by the operator of the program. Individuals who previously worked for a pay check or a liner income and then realizing that it would not allow them to get rich decided to start an online business that could be built to develop a passive income stream and perhaps more than one. Those who understand the concept of passive income as opposed to linear income are drawn to the internet to try to make their dreams come true through this medium.
Prior to going full bore into an online business and quitting their job, many individuals consciously decide to first start out by working part time to create a second income that is a passive income as opposed to a second linear income. Get rich quick schemes must be avoided at all costs as these are not real businesses, but rather past times to waste one’s time online.
Before considering popular ways of generating a passive income online let us define what we mean by linear and passive income. Linear income as we indicated above is an income that is earned by trading your time for making money, or working for someone else. Simply put, the more you work, the more you make money. But if you do not work, you do not make money. That is the essence of a linear income.
A passive income, however, is a form of making money that is passive in nature and does not require the trading of your time to make money. A passive income will generate money for you whether you work or not, assuming that you have taken steps to generate that income in the first place. Once you have done that, your income will be paid to you regularly and not because you have to trade your time for it, but because you are being paid for something that you have already done, hence the passive income concept. Passive income can take many forms from real estate earnings, to investment earnings to writing earnings, to singing earnings [residuals] to making money from your online efforts. It can also derive from network marketing, affiliate marketing, and advertising revenues from your online efforts. For many people this is what they refer to as making money while they sleep and view as easy passive income.
Only passive income will allow you to get rich. The more the passive income you make, the sooner you can get rich. Residuals, as some people call this income is the source of all online fortunes for those who get rich online. Once you are successful in setting up one online passive income stream it is easier to do it a second time, and then a third, and so on. Some say that the secret to online success is to set up as many independent streams of passive income as possible in order to diversify and protect one’s interest.
So, do you want to make a passive income or a linear income?
Trading your time for a pay check is little more than being an indentured servant. You work, you get paid. You don’t work, you don’t get paid. Linear income is the term referred to as the income that keeps you poor. It makes no difference whether you are a surgeon, bank manager, a taxi driver or a Walmart employee. The one common element that all of these people share is that they are trading their time for a pay check. If they stop working, their pay stops being paid.
Passive income, however, is strategically different in that it is an income that you receive repeatedly for an action that you took previously but are no longer doing. It is an income that you will continue to receive even if you do not work any longer. The more passive income streams you can set up the more income you will make and the sooner you will get rich.
The only way to get rich online is to promote affiliate programs that pay you handsomely and to set up several of these that can make money online for you. And remember, once you have set up your massive money making system, you do not have to micro-manage it to keep it running properly to produce more affiliate income for you. Truly, a set it and forget it system is the ultimate for successful online marketers who direct their actions towards getting this type of system set up properly.
Linear vs. passive income. The choice is clear, and the choice is yours. Work once and get paid once, or work once and get paid forever. That is the mantra of affiliate marketers everywhere who understand the difference between linear and passive income forms of how to make money and they continually seek ways to generate income streams that can build their passive income over time.
The linear income stream is a form of drudgery that many feel they have to go through to earn a pay check. They go through the motions every day, every week, every month, every year, until, before they know it, their life has passed them by and they are complaining about lost opportunities and how they missed out on life.
Passive income streams, however, once they are set up and producing an:”easy income” of a passive nature are not drudgery. They are viewed as heaven-sent and are waited upon anxiously by the recipient. Passive income allows you to multi-task in that you can be doing something else [like setting up another passive income stream] while you are receiving this already established one.
Or, you can spend time with your spouse, family, children or friends doing what interest you, knowing full-well that your passive income stream is still generating an income for you. A linear income stream cannot do that for you. If you choose to spend time with family instead of working, you do not get paid. Simple as that.
A non-linear income stream [or two] can give you your life back. Knowing that you will receive it even if you choose to stop doing what created it is comfort and security. Why anyone would choose to stop, however, is unclear when you know that by repeating what you did in the first place to generate that income you could do again to repeat the process to generate another separate income stream of a passive nature.
If you are able, you should start to generate your own stream of passive income. Do it part time at first and then expand at your own pace. This is not an overnight get rich scheme so it will take time to develop. If it takes you two or three or even five years to get it done right, what does it matter to you? But if you don’t start to generate this type of income you will forever be indentured to a linear type of income that can only be available as long as you continue to work. Once you stop, that income stops. A passive income, however, will continue to be dropped into your bank account even when you finally “retire”.
Don’t wait. The sooner you start the sooner you will benefit and take control of your life.