Let’s first clearly define what is passive income: do it once and get paid forever. Many people suggest YouTube but that is not a passive income. It is a full time job and the moment you stop recording, your income starts to fall.
Compare that to writing a blog and positioning your website on search results pages (SEO).
The older the content the better.
You don’t have to chase the algorithm and constantly post.
You could literally make 100 blog posts in 30 days and you’re “set for life”.
Yes, you need to wait 3-6 months for serious traffic to kick in, but this time will pass anyways.
And all you did is invest 30 days of your time and you don’t have to make another blog post in your life.
How hard is that?
Some Say SEO Is Hard
Yes they do… and I know why.
The life of a copycat is always hard.
Everybody is copying and competing for the same keywords as everyone else.
And this makes it nearly impossible to win.
It’s like trying to outrun the best athletes in the world.
If you try to outrun your average Joe – you might have a much better chance.
And that is what I do – I compete against turtles and snails.
(and I usually win 😉 )
How To Win?
My secret is in finding keywords that almost no one else uses.
(because they are busy competing with each other for the same keywords)
In fact, these keywords are so hard to find, even the keywords tools that cost up to $400 per month cannot find them.
So by using the keywords that almost no one else is using, you’re nearly guaranteed to win.
If you want to learn how to find these keywords, bring traffic to your website and have an income-producing system that is (really) passive… then check out this SEO book.
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Senior Software Developer with experience in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and search engine algorithms.