I am experiencing an incredibly rare internet outage here in New Jersey.
Virtually 100% of the time, my internet is up and lightning fast. But life intervenes. Stuff happens. Change is the only constant. I stress this point about change being constant and going with the flow in my traveling eBook. So I fire up Word document, offline, and write this blog post. All creating, connecting and overall work I put in leads people to my eBooks, courses and audio books. Passive income increases while I am online and offline because I put in work and because I devote virtually 100% of my attention and energy to increasing passive income.
But imagine if I relied 100% of even 80% on active blogging income? Picture me talking to a coaching client when the internet crashed. Tough stuff. Of course, stuff happens, and clients understand internet down time and all that stuff, but being on tight deadlines or setting up specific time for working and making money through active blogging income simply ties you down and takes away a chunk of the freeing aspect of making money online.
There is nothing wrong with building your blogging income model on active income streams. Feel free to do that. But know that working only active income streams ties you down to the clock and to your laptop. This is not entirely fun at times and also creates a certain level of inconvenience when you have problems with the internet or when life intervenes. You do not run into any of these problems by building your income model exclusively on passive income streams. This is because even though you need to put in the work you simply profit around-the-clock whether you are online or offline. Is the internet down? No problem. Your readers and new readers can buy your stuff around the clock. What about scheduling calls at specific times? I don’t need to worry about that stuff because I profit just about solely through passive income streams.
You do need to work your tail off blogging whether you profit through active or passive income streams. Nobody gets a free ride. Generously serve people for 7 to 10 to 12 hours daily or more. You have to do this to increase your skills and exposure to the point where passive blogging income flows to you freely. This takes time and generous service. If someone buys my eBook today the sale appears to be passive because I did not sit there and coach or consult the individual to make the money but 10,000 to 20,000 hours of service/work went into that sale, and into all sales I generated after putting in 10,000 to 20,000 hours of work.
BUT….as you put in the time and generous service, income flows to you passively while working, sleeping, traveling or watching videos on YouTube. There is no more fun, freeing income model than the passive strategy because it frees you from set schedules and other factors that tie down bloggers fully reliant on coaching or consulting or freelancing income streams.
As a traveling blogger, it is impossible to live a life of genuine traveling freedom based solely on an active income model. Wait until you see how much time you waste trying to coordinate client calls when you live in Thailand and your clients live on the East Coast of the US, doing this for 2 years. I know; I did it, when coaching was a bigger part of my income model.
Nothing beats passive blogging income in terms of fun and freedom.
But you gotta put in the work to establish such a model.