When it comes to generating a passive income, you are creating an online business that will utilize systems of automation to create transactions, generate cash flow, and lead to grow without having to be actually present in real-time. You are not required to trade your time for money, back and forth. With passive income, you invest your time upfront, developing valuable knowledge and products for people. Afterwards, you reap the benefits from the time you invested early on. Although it sounds like a dream job, it definitely require work and it is not easy.

Here are some tips to start generating a passive income of your own.

You need determine if you are doing this for money.

The audience you establish will determine if you will generate an income. If your audience feels that you are focused on making money versus serving them, you are setting yourself up for failure. In the past, when a person does something simply for the money, they don’t go far because they are being led by the wrong intentions. Your primary focus should be helping people and having a passion for making people feel better.

Prepare to invest a lot of time in the beginning.

Overnight success is not a realistic goal to set. Every success story had a lot time and hard work invested, before it became a success. A great example is the Angry Birds game. On the outside, it may have looked like an overnight success. In reality, Rovio created 51 games prior to Angry Birds.

Don’t think that creating your product is the only requirement.

100% passive income is impossible. There is work that has to be done, based on the type of product or service you are offering. Even in the stock market, you have to do work. You still have to monitor the market and manage your portfolio to succeed. There is definitely less time required down the road, compared to your initial time investment, but time is still a requirement.