Passive income blogging can buy you a new car this year. Want a new car or truck? Start blogging for a passive income. Want to make a living blogging? The start blogging for a living and you can not only buy yourself a new car, you can buy a house, and even retire on the passive income made from blogging. Think I’m crazy? Grab a cup of coffee and READ THIS WHOLE ARTICLE! There’s a lot of great information here if you’ll spend the time to read it. Seriously. That’s what this whole blog post is about. It’s about time and money and how you can actually, truly make a living blogging.
Here’s some simple math for you and how I bought a new Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit with a 335HP 5.7 liter HEMI with a passive income blog.
More info and numbers at the bottom of this post.
Making just $0.42/hour can buy you a new car this year
I’m always amazed at how people don’t understand or are too lazy to do the math to figure out their goals.
Look at it this way. If you’re going to seriously make a living blogging then you need to do the math.
Figure out what your goals are this year. 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year out. It’s very simple and takes very little time.
Let’s do the math.
If you made just $0.42 cents per hour in passive income from your blog, times 24 hours per day, times 7 days per week, times 30 days per month, times 365 days per year.
How much money is that?
And better yet…what goal could you accomplish?
1 Hour = $0.42/hour
1 Day (24 Hours x $0.42) = $10.08/day
7 Days (168 Hours x $0.42) = $70.56/week
30 Days (720 Hours x $0.42) = $302.40/month
365 Days/1Year (8760 Hours x $0.42) = $3679.20/year
What could you buy with that money?
That’s a pretty nice little car isn’t it? It’s not a Lambo, but it’s REAL and it’s realistic. And it’s an EASY goal to achieve. Read this blog post and I’ll show you how to do it. I’ll give you a hint. It’s not about how much money you make, it’s about the work you put in.
Passive Income Blogging Can Buy You a New Car
The point isn’t that you can buy a $20k 2019 Chevy Cruze Hatchback. The point is that you can buy a brand new car with the passive income you make from blogging.
$0.42/hour is $10 per day and that equates to $300/month and that is more than enough to pay for a $20k car and probably a little gas money. You would of course have to dip into your regular monthly cash flow to pay the car insurance.
The big take away here is this.
You can buy a $20k car with just $0.42/hour!
This is with just $10 a day in passive income revenue generated from your blog. It’s all about the numbers and those numbers add up.
Now what if you made $100 a day? Or $1000 a day?
I’ve done it and I show you how for free. Listen to me. Listen to someone who has done it . Listen to me because I know WTF I’m talking about.
That’s why I created EZMoneyBlog.com. I built this blog for TWO main reasons. To make a passive income blogging and to teach people how to make a passive income blogging. I give away all my blogging “secrets” (NOTE: there are no secrets) all for free. I don’t charge for the information on my blog. It’s all 100% free to anyone who wants to use it and learn from it.
I don’t say this to brag or to sell you anything. I honestly don’t want to sell you anything because I don’t want to deal with the customer service. That’s another reason I blog. I don’t much like people and I like to keep to myself.
But I do like to teach people, so…I blog.
Anyway…back to it.
The great thing about a blog is that a properly monetized blog makes money 24/7/365
All day, all night, while you sleep, while you’re on vacation traveling the world, as long as you properly monetize your blog you are making money.
It’s constantly feeding your bank account a little at a time, consistently and dependably. Each and every single hour of every day and every month so that at the end of the year you can put $3679.20 as a down payment on a brand new car.
Or use that money any way you want.
What could you do with an extra $3679.20 a year?
- Buy a new car or truck
- Go on vacation to a tropical paradise.
- Build a man-cave or she-shed in your backyard.
- Big screen TV so you can binge watch Netflix and watch movies in style.
- New laptop computer so you can blog from anywhere in the world; while on vacation!
- And a desktop computer so you can blog more at home an make even more money.
- An XBOX so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor received from blogging.
- New surround sound system so you can listen to the EZMoney podcast. (coming soon)
Retire? Ok maybe not. But you could add a lot of money to your nest egg over time. More on that in a little bit. Keep reading.
This is how you should look at passive income blogging
It’s long term money, positive cash flow, dependable and consistent passive income that you use any way you want. You could even invest it in stocks and mutual funds or real estate if you wanted to.
I personally opt for the real estate investment because when you buy real estate you can monetize that as well and create a passive income from rental properties.
Think of it like this.
Real Estate is like a blog/website in that a domain name is a property. Your blog is a web property and when you monetize your properties you create a passive income, and passive income is what happens when you make your money work for you instead of you working for your money.
You invest in a domain name. You invest your knowledge and time to create a blog post. You invest your money into the server that keep the blog running smoothly. You invest your money into the blog theme and brand and logo, and content creation, all to provide you with an income.
Blogging is a long term investment and this is how everyone should look at it.
I build a blog like I build a house. One brick at a time, one post at a time. I think of blog posts as the bricks, the building blocks to build a successful passive income blog.
I think using real estate and home building as analogies communicates the idea and principles of passive income blogging better than anything else. It’s a metaphor, an allegory for building that can be directly applied to blogging.
You’re creating content for one specific reason. To make money. Sure, you want to provide value to other bloggers and people who want to make a living blogging as well, but let’s face it. If you didn’t make money on it you wouldn’t do it. Right?
OK! So now we’re getting down to the nitty gritty.
How do you monetize your blog “properly”?
Easy! Write great content and strategically place advertising. It’s really that simple. People want to make blogging and SEO about the metrics and the tech when it’s NOT!
You’re not writing just for high search engine rank or even making content go viral on social media.
You’re writing for people. Keep that in mind with every blog post you make.
Oh, and you have to know WTF you’re talking about to write great content. Too many people forget about this part. Silly people. Blogging is for people who know WTF they’re talking about.
If you write about sh*t you don’t know anything about it will show. Your posts will be weak and thin and have no substance. They won’t have value for anyone and you will always be broke and then you’ll blame everyone else for your failure. Don’t be that guy.
A properly monetized blog is this!
A blog that’s well written and provides useful content.
It doesn’t have to be perfect. You can have lots of grammatical errors and still get your point across while providing great content to your readers.
Also keep in mind there are a lot of good bloggers out that whose first language is not English. So you can imagine the flak they get from native English speakers (trolls) telling them to “Learn how to spell“. Don’t be that guy that attacks people over stupid sh*t like that.
I’ve read LOTS of GREAT blog posts that have all kinds of grammatical errors.
HERE’S A CLUE:
I read them because
THEY RANKED IN GOOGLE REGARDLESS OF THEIR GRAMMAR!
(Take that Grammar Nazis!) 🙂
You want to know why they still ranked?
Because they provided valuable quality useful content to those who needed it!
And THAT RIGHT THERE is the key to being a successful blogger. It’s also the key to making a passive income blogging.
Google loves that sh*t! Googlebot eats it up.
“Yeah well, what does all this have to do with properly monetizing your blog!?”
It has EVERYTHING to do with it. Here’s why.
If you post crappy content and monetize your blog you will get crappy results (basically you won’t make any money) because no one will link to your blog or like your content or share your content.
And if your blog has no backlinks and traffic and that traffic doesn’t STAY on your blog you won’t get any link-cred or traffic from Google and your blog won’t rank! If you don’t rank in Google you won’t get traffic. If you don’t get traffic you don’t get money.
It’s really that simple.
It works the same way with social media marketing.
If your content sucks people won’t share it, like it or comment on it and you won’t make any money.
It works the same way with email marketing.
If you content sucks people will never subscribe to your email list and you won’t make any money.
See how that works? If you don’t have quality useful content you wont get the people on your blog you won’t make any money. Then you’ll quit and say something stupid like “Blogging sucks!” or “You can’t make money blogging.” or you’ll write some stupid blog post about “How blogging doesn’t work.” because you’re all butthurt because no one cares about your stupid blog posts. Don’t be that guy.
“Yeah, but what about affiliate marketing!?”
Um…you’re not exactly a blogger if that’s your primary source of income. You’re an affiliate marketer. You’re on the wrong page. Nothing against affiliate marketing or affiliate marketers, but that’s not exactly a passive income.
Neither is blogging, really, if you count all the work that goes into writing a successful blog post and getting ranked in the search engines, and technically one could argue that affiliate marketing is passive income if you’re driving traffic with organic search because you’re ranked high in Google using proper SEO techniques. < —- see what I did there? (if not read it again).
For those who don’t get it.
There’s really no such thing as pure passive income
Basically what I was suggesting above is that passive income doesn’t exist because you have to put in the work ahead of time to make the money. Passive income is what people call easy money. It’s really just easier money.
It’s a lot of tedious work. The work itself isn’t really hard, there’s just a lot of work to do…it’s actually EASY to rank in Google, and it’s EASY to make money blogging. It’s just tedious and time consuming work, and that’s why people say it’s hard because they simply don’t want to do the work it takes to succeed. They’re lazy.
What’s difficult is being disciplined enough to do the work and do what needs to be done to make a living blogging by focusing on the long term SEO and search engine traffic. That’s the investment you should make into your blog. Social media is great. For short term traffic and for making posts go viral.
but if you want long term passive income from your blog you need to focus on SEO and you need to be disciplined enough to do the work that needs to be done.
You can read my book here FOR FREE (no I’m not going to ask for your email address to download a free ebook). It’s a book I wrote last year 2018 titled 33 Things You Need to Succeed at Anything. Long title I know, but there’s lots of great motivational and inspirational information in there. Go give it a read after you’re done reading this post of course.
“But it’s not a passive income if you’re working, is it?”
Yes it is!
Look at it this way. Blogging is an investment of your time and talent and knowledge now for rewards later. Those rewards are EASY MONEY next month, next year, and 10, 20, 30 years from now!
Passive income later for work you do today.
Think of it another way. Would you spend a year working non-stop with no days off, 12 hours a day with only a 30 minute lunch break each day, if it meant that after a year of work you would never have to work another day in your life?
Of course you would! I you’re physically capable of doing the work you’d jump on that opportunity if you’re smart.
That’s what passive income blogging is. It’s a lot of work upfront for big payoff later and the freedom to set your own schedule later.
“A lot of work isn’t EASY work.”
Yes it is. It just takes time.
The work itself is actually easy. What takes effort and discipline is investing the time it takes doing what needs to be done to make that money. Most people will never do it because they don’t want to do what it takes to succeed. They make excuses because they’re lazy.
In the beginning of this article I wrote about the things you could buy with the money you make from blogging. Let’s continue, but now let’s crank it up a notch or few and really start looking at some money numbers.
I’ve made up to $3200+ in a DAY Blogging & $25k In a Month at Peak
The most money I’ve ever made blogging is $3200 in a day, and up to $25k in a month. And if we’re being 100% transparent and honest, I have to say it really wasn’t $25k. It was only $24,851.11. So yeah. I know WTF I’m talking about.
Is $100 a Day Possible?
Absolutely. So is $1000 a day. What could you do with $100/day?
$100/day x 30 Days = $3000/month
That’s $36k a year, or $360k over 10 years!
That’s enough money to buy a really nice house in a nice neighborhood with good schools.
If you spent $300k on your house and $30k on a car for you and your partner/wife/husband you could be living a very nice lifestyle with just $100/day in passive income from your blog.
Now, $100/day is SIDE HUSTLE money. It most likely won’t be your main source of income. But that money can be used for all kinds of things. $100/day is a lot of extra money you could be making each and every month while you work you day job.
If you have a day job you can invest your $100/day earnings. Let’s use Dave Ramsey’s investment calculator to figure out what that passive income will be worth over the long term if you invested it in something that generated an average market rate of about 8%.
That’s what you can make if you invested ALL of your blog income into a simple investment vehicle that returned an average of 8% and you never touched it for 10 years. Literally you could retire in 10 years…if you live very very frugally for the rest of your life.
That’s a lot of money. But it pales in comparison to what you could make if you invested that money at the same rate for 20 years.
You would break the million dollar mark in 15 years and by the end of the 20th year you’d have over $1.7 million dollars to retire on.
Blogging is a long term investment
The point of this blog post isn’t to tell you what to spend or invest you money on. It’s to get you to look at blogging for passive income as a long term investment.
It will help you with your SEO and your SEO will help drive target traffic to your blog, and that in turn will increase your passive income revenue, whether that’s with Google Adsense or any of the many other advertising networks out there. You can throw in a few affiliate marketing links and ads throughout your blog, have a good balance of content and advertising (50/50 mix works well). If you picked a good niche your CPC will be relatively high and you can be assured that your niche will be around fo a long time to come.
Making a passive income is about long term money and financial independence. If you’re serious about blogging, don’t quit your day job. Build you income like I did, over a long period of time and reinvest that money into something that makes that money work for you.
This is the key to becoming financially independent and being a successful passive income blogger.
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