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Why You Should Have Passive Income

By , July 18th, 2016 | One Comment

Why You Should Have Passive Income
Passive income has been a hot topic in personal finance forums for quite some time. If you’ve read anything about it, it sounds like a dream. You invest a certain amount of time or money (or both) into a project and eventually you’re money starts making money for you.

If you’ve been pondering creating some passive income for yourself, you have to consider what ways you want to generate said income. With so many different options ranging from real estate, stocks, products and courses, it’s important to consider your ultimate passive income goals as well as the amount of resources you have available to attain those goals. Here are a few things you need to consider before you begin to generate passive income.

Passive Income Provides More Flexibility

When you make passive income, the decisions you make for your life change. When working a 9-5 job, you’re very limited in regards to the things you can do. For example, when you work a 9-5 job, you can not decide to go on a month long vacation tomorrow. In order to take a vacation, you usually have to submit a vacation request, hope for approval and then take your vacation a month or so after your request.

Making a living from passive income is completely different. With passive income, you are not limited to where you can go nor when. You can do the things you want to do without having to obtain anyone’s permission! Therefore, you’ll have more flexibility in your life to do what you want because you know that money is being made while you are enjoying your life.

Get More Money With Passive Income

When you make passive income, your earning potential each month is based on how much time and money you are able to put into your project. Some months you may make $1,000 while there may be months you make $10,000. If you work hard, you may even make over $100,000 a month in passive income like Pat Flynn. Flynn is an American entrepreneur, blogger and podcaster known for his website “Smart Passive Income.” There are not many 9-5 jobs that will pay $100,000 per month, however, if you invest the correct amount of time and money into your passive income project, you could be making that kind of cash.

Passive Income Provides Peace of Mind

Passive income creates peace of mind that cannot be attained from a normal job. This peace of mind is exciting because you know that no matter what happens, you can still make money. If you are sick, you’ll still receive money. If your children had an early dismissal and you’re required to stay home with them, you’ll still make money. If you are disabled and cannot work, you’ll still make money! Passive income is a fantastic way to earn extra money because, for the most part, you are not required to work to receive money.

A great example of how passive income can provide peace of mind is through retirement. Many people have used their passive income revenue to fund their retirement. For example, your grandparents may have been looking to retire at age 65. However, with social security and pensions at their lowest, many people are having to wait later and later to retire. If your grandparents are able to opt for a rental property, they could fully fund their retirement from the money made off that rental property (or properties).

There are many reasons why you should have passive income. It is the best way to obtain extra cash as it requires less of your time with a chance of high monetary reward. Instead of waiting for a raise at work, build passive income. When you’re sick, passive income will continue to flood your bank account. If you do not have passive income in your income and investment portfolio, it’s time to start. There are endless amounts of money waiting for you!

Have you ever thought about creating passive income for yourself?

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