When I was younger, I don’t even know what a “passive income” is until I reached my 40s. I happen to hear it from one of the seminars I have attended in the past regarding networking and earning from that scheme. I must say, the promise of networking and earning from that method was quite alluring BUT it was difficult recruiting people especially when you need to cash out something to get in.
That was my first brush up with passive income. I made a small amount through networking and selling products via networking and direct selling scheme. Honestly, none of them gave me that promise of earning exponentially without putting so much effort and time. I have to consider my regular work too so networking is not for me, unless I really believe and use the product or service I am offering.
It’s 2016 already. I am still in search of something to while a way my time and earn at the same time while using my God-given talent. Crafting stickers wasn’t really a big hit in this part of the world unless I live somewhere in the US, Canada, Europe or Australia where people really appreciate handmade stuff. I am crafty but I don’t have the market here. What can be the best business to venture to with my talents? I love blogging and it’s one of my regular passive income generator. I don’t earn as much as my other blogger friends who are full time. However, I do enjoy whatever earnings I get from month to month because they help pay the bills and support my “addiction to travel.”
I don’t have the knack for selling. I guess I don’t have the personality that most effective sellers have. I don’t push for something and that’s one requirement for selling. You have to be able to convince the other person how good the product or service is for them to actually purchase it. So, affiliate marketing is not as promising as I hoped it to be. But I am sticking by my blog affiliations because somehow, they bring extra money on the table.
What can I practically do to really earn money on the side? I can’t draw as good as my daughter. I don’t know how to use Photoshop and Illustrator. How do I start my creative studio? I can’t sew. I don’t know how to make dress patterns. I can’t cook. I can’t bake. Yes, I know. It’s bad to degrade oneself but I am just being real and honest. The only talents I have are blogging and making handicrafts. But I already tried my hand on the arts and crafts trade but it went bust. I guess I can only go back to that direction when I am a full time stay-at-home-wife-and-mom. That way, I can really give my time and effort to producing stuff I can sell.
My search will not end until I find that elusive passive income generating scheme that I have been looking for. Don’t even get me started with trading, ok. I don’t have that much money to invest into stocks and besides, there’s a silent recession going on. I will hold on to what I have for the meantime.
Until then, the quest for the passive income is still at large. And I am not getting any younger. See the equation?
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