6 Businesses That Make Money While You Sleep

by Jason Butler on March 31, 2017 · 9 comments

6 Businesses That Make Money While You SleepJust imagine going to sleep in the night and getting out of bed the next day with cash in the bank. The fact is, you can build a business that works well even while you’re in bed asleep or hanging out with family or engaging in any other activity.

Having said that, below are a few ways that you can actually earn money while you sleep.

Start a blog

One of the most common ways to rake in a passive income is by starting your own blog. It just takes a few minutes to build and is very affordable to start – just buy your domain name and pay for hosting. Afterward, start coming up with amazing content that people might possibly be interested in reading or talking about.

For instance, if you’re an accountant that has assisted small enterprises with their taxes, then that can be your blog. In reality, there are a few invoicing blogs to help people know everything there is to know about invoicing. This attracts a huge number of signups monthly running into thousands.

Ensure the topics you come up with are popular. There might not be as many people checking out your site to monetize it at the very beginning, but as soon as you’ve gained a following, you could start making money from your blog by:

Earning commissions as an affiliate: This is when you market other people’s services or products on your blog.

Sell advertising. If your site has the traffic to emerge as an affiliate, then it can also be good enough for advertisers to purchase ads on your site.

Market your own information product

In case you’re experienced and well-informed in a particular area, then you can start making products, like eBooks or videos, and marketing them on your blog. It could actually take a great deal of work to create and market your products, but as soon as all the legwork is over, you can actually sit back and accumulate the proceeds.

Build a membership community

If you’ve proven yourself to be an authority in this market, then you can build a membership community that people pay a monthly fee to get top quality content and information that’s inaccessible to non-members.

Flip websites

If you’ve invested the time and energy in developing a website and you have gathered a lot of traffic, then you might be able to sell it to an interested party by listing on marketplaces like Flippa.

Market physical products

Similar to a blogging site, there are lots of ways to earn a passive income by promoting physical products. Without a doubt, one of the best ways is by selling your old junk on eBay. However, even if you don’t have anything left to sell you can start drop shipping. This is when you sell products for a company on eBay or Amazon, and they’ll handle the rest — which includes shipping.

Invest in stocks or shares

Once you invest in stocks, you become a stakeholder. That entitles you to a share of the company’s profits. Putting money into stocks continues to be a preferred way to gain a passive income for a long time. Thanks to the internet, it’s more convenient than ever to research and invests in stocks independently.

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1 Alexis @FITnancials March 31, 2017 at 7:06 pm

My friend started flipping products and is making a great side income that is slowly transforming into a full time income. It’s really amazing!

2 Ann April 1, 2017 at 6:40 am

All are excellent ways to boost income!

3 Mel @ brokeGIRLrich April 1, 2017 at 9:26 am

I’m a big fan of the blogging one. :0)

Stocks are such an important one too, to keep up with inflation over time.

4 Mrs. Picky Pincher April 1, 2017 at 2:21 pm

Blogging is a good way to build income if you know how to do it the right way. I’m not a fan of ultra-spammy, sales-oriented blogs. Content always comes first!

5 Jamie @ Medium Sized Family April 1, 2017 at 4:50 pm

Got the blogging thing started anyway! I do think having an ebook or something to offer is a great next step. And my Hubby can’t wait to get more involved in the stock market.

6 Harmony@CreatingMyKaleidoscope April 1, 2017 at 5:25 pm

Great list of ways to earn passive income! We also derive income from a rental property. If you hire someone to manage the property (collect rent, handle repairs, etc.), then you can probably consider that pretty passive income too.

7 Jax April 1, 2017 at 7:08 pm

Can’t disagree with blogging :) I’m with Harmony- rental income can be super easy passive income provided you have a solid house and good tenants.

8 Win Warfield April 6, 2017 at 10:22 am

Just tweeted about this. I really like the list, just not sure i can see it as making money while you sleep. While the advertising money may still be flowing in while you sleep, you are making money from the effort that you have already put in. To me, making money while you sleep amount to one of my friends jobs of being an overnight security guard at a vacant building where he has been told he can sleep unless he is told otherwise earlier that day.

9 angie April 7, 2017 at 9:37 am

Blogging has helped me earn money in the past but it is also something that I love to do so it is a win win for me.
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