Let’s talk about the reality of what it’s like to create streams of passive income and how it compares to working at a regular job. What I’ll share here may surprise you.
With a typical job, you’re more or less directly trading your working hours for money. You may receive an hourly wage, a salary, and/or bonuses for the time you put in at work. Your ongoing pay depends on your continued presence at work. If you stop working, your pay cheque stops as well.
With passive income you’ll often get paid nothing at first. Initially you work to create and/or leverage a system that generates a flow of income long-term. Once your new income stream is launched and the passive phase begins, you may not have to work very much at all beyond that to maintain the stream.
Passive income is one strategy among many for earning money. It doesn’t necessarily dictate any particular choice of careers. You can do many different types of work and use passive income strategies to monetise your work.