In early 2013, I began building a website to create a passive income stream. That website, focused on a niche in the travel industry, has since gone on to earn more than $15,000 to date, including a single-month record of $1,389.72. I’m now sharing exactly how I did it, with the goal of helping others build their own passive income stream.
The only thing I can’t share is my website domain since I am creating spin-off sites to build an even bigger income stream in the future. Everything else is laid out for you to see.
For years I had tried to build niche websites for passive income. Something about it had always captured my imagination. The thought of earning money while working at home and not being dependent on a typical salary fascinated me.
Of course, I had read all the websites and books. The first book I ever read about making money online was The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Making Millions on the Internet. Then came The 4-Hour Workweek. Then came Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income website.
Each piece I read inspired me. Inevitably, I would read something, get excited, build a website — and fail miserably. I went through at least six different websites over the course of several years. None of them made more than a few dollars a month.
That all changed a few years ago.
Before I go further, I want to get one thing clear. I am not ridiculously smart. I am not a great writer. I don’t work excessively long hours.
I tell you all this because I don’t believe it takes any sort of special talent to create a passive income stream from a website. It does, however, take perseverance.
The most frustrating thing about a niche passive website is that it might take months before you start to see any results. You have to stick with it.
It took about a year for me to see serious income from my project. There were months where I felt like I was simply wasting my time. It took eight months before I earned more than $100 in a single month.
However, my traffic slowly began to build. With that traffic came increases in income. First it was a few bucks here and there. Then it turned into hundreds and eventually more than a thousand dollars a month. Here’s the proof:
Once I saw success, I was able to replicate my site into other niches to grow my income stream even more (and I continue to build more in the same niche). Frankly, it’s been a ton of hard work. Nevertheless, it’s the most satisfying money I’ve ever earned in my life.
So how did I do it? I am going to lay everything out for you. It’s a step-by-step reveal of exactly how I was able to build this income stream that you can copy for yourself.
Let’s get to it.