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9 Legit Passive Income Ideas You Can Work From Home

9 Legit Passive Income Ideas You Can Work From Home

1. Write an sell a Kindle Book and publish it on Amazon
People are always looking for something new to read, and if you are particularly knowledgeable in an area
(or always wanted to learn more about it) write an ebook to publish on Kindle. Amazon makes it easy to
publish your books via the KDP Publishing platform, and it does not cost you a dime. I love working with Amazon
and will be posting a lot more about how this works in detail shortly


9 Legit Passive Income Ideas You Can Work From Home - Books
2. Place affiliate marketing links onto your blog.
No matter what niche you are into – from dog training to weight-lifting, there are affiliate programs out there
that fit with your content. Add these special links to your posts, and you can make money, each and every time
someone purchases someone from the companies you are affiliated with. One of my favorite passive income strategies.
3. Dropshipping!
You can create an online store – for example via Shopify – and sell products without ever having to carry inventory.
So instead of having to maintain  storage and ship item yourselves, you capture orders and give the drop ship company directions on where to send the item to, of course for profit.

9 Legit Passive Income Ideas You Can Work From Home - Google Adsense
4. Build and maintain a youtube channel and get Adsense revenue.
Yes, you can get paid for creating a youtube channel. By now you have probably heard of people like PewDiePie making more than just a living on this platform, so trying to get a slice of that pie is not a bad idea. Pick a niche,
produce quality content, and publish regularly.
5. Start investing your profits.
Begin investing some of your passive income money into different investment opportunities to grow your portfolio. Begin small and work with a trusted advisor, but do not wait until you have a larger amount of money to begin to invest

9 Legit Passive Income Ideas You Can Work From Home - Investments
6. Create a book review website
If you like to read, and also like to share what you think about what you read, this is the perfect opportunity for you.
With services like NetGalley, where publishers actively share new releases with bloggers in return for reviews, and
Amazon’s Associate program, where you can link to their listings via affiliate links, you can build a profitable
and interesting site, especially if you write about current releases on a regular basis. I have been reviewing for NetGalley for over three years now, and love working with them, as well as Authors directly.
7. Design for one of the product on demand sites, like Zazzle, CafePress, Society 6, RedBubble and more, and sell these items!
You can create funny, adorable or whatever you want them to be – designs, upload them to the above-mentioned sites, and receive a commission when they sell. Of course, you will have to do the marketing for those products, for example using your blog, website, social media connections of Pinterest, to drive traffic to those designs, but if you are willing to put in the time, you can continuously make money on these products. I just sold a vintage postcard last week, a design that I placed over a year ago onto Zazzle. It still makes my profit today! And that is just one of my over 200 designs I have on these platforms now.

9 Legit Passive Income Ideas You Can Work From Home - Amazon

8. Create a product, book or course out of the blog posts and content you have already written.
This is especially great for niche bloggers who have had an active site for a while now. You can turn what you have already written into profitable products that way, especially if you tweak it just a little to make it more current and up-to-date, as well as interesting. Food bloggers can take advantage of this, by creating their own cookbook, which they often do. The same goes for people who write a lot about health, or alternative healing methods. There are many opportunities for you to refurbish your content into a larger piece of content.

9. Create a Product-Review niche site, and use Amazon links to generate income.
the most important thing is that you go niche on this. A too broad subject review site will not get the attention of
consumers quite as fast as a niche site will. Amazon makes it easy for you to build a niche site on just about every
subject and product you are interested in. Your niche can be a coffee machine review site, or a site dedicated to
food supplements, the potential is as diverse and large as there are categories on Amazon. With a little bit of creativity, you can create quite a profitable site.

Question: Dou you have a favorite passive income stream you like to utilize? Is it on this list? If not, why not share your idea with everyone in the comment section? Thanks!


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Free Editorial Blogging Calendar And Online Marketing Planner for June

Free Editorial Blogging Calendar And Online Marketing Planner for June

Keeping track of all of the larger and smaller holidays, and when is the best time to promote what can be a hassle.
But knowing exactly when it is the right time for what particular product launch or blogging topic can make a large
difference in your overall success, and monetization of your blog.

To make this a little easier for you, I have created an editorial blogging calendar and online marketing planner for June. Feel free to print this guide out for yourself, or to share this blog posts with others. I am currently working on creating a PDF guide for each individual month. If you want to know when it will be available, subscribe to the blog for updates.

Topics To Promote:

-Father’s Day -Travel -Outdoors -Weddings -Summer trends

Create And Promote:

-4th of July -Weekend Getaways -Baby Showers -Grilling -Swimsuit Style

Get Prepared For:

-Olympics -Back-to-School

Month-Long Celebration:

Aquarium Month
Candy Month
Dairy Month
Fight the Filthy Fly Month
Gay Pride Month
National Accordion Awareness Month
National Adopt a Cat Month
National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
Rose Month
Turkey Lovers Month

Weekly Events:

Week 1 Fishing Week
Week 2 Email Week

June 2016 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

1 Dare Day
1 Flip a Coin Day
2 National Bubba Day
2 National Rocky Road Day
3 National Doughnut Day always the first Friday in June
3 Repeat Day
4 Applesauce Cake Day
4 Hug Your Cat Day
4 National Trails Day First Saturday in June
4 Old Maid’s Day
5 World Environment Day
6 National Gardening Exercise Day
6 National Yo-Yo Day
6 Ramadan – date varies
7 National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
8 Best Friends Day
8 Name Your Poison Day
9 Donald Duck Day
10 Iced Tea Day
11 National Corn on the Cob Day
12 Red Rose Day
13 Sewing Machine Day
14 Flag Day
15 Smile Power Day
16 Fresh Veggies Day
TBD Nursing Assistants Day – First day of National Nursing Assistants Week
17 Eat Your Vegetables Day
18 Go Fishing Day
18 International Panic Day
18 International Picnic Day
18 National Hollerin’ Contest Day – third Saturday in June
18 National Splurge Day
18 World Juggler’s Day – Saturday closest to June 17th
19 Father’s Day – third Sunday
19 National Kissing Day
19 World Sauntering Day
20 Finally Summer Day- Summer Solstice, date varies
20 Ice Cream Soda Day
21 Go Skate Day
21 International Yoga Day
22 National Chocolate Eclair Day
23 National Columnists Day
23 National Pink Day
24 Swim a Lap Day
24 Take Your Dog to Work Day Friday after Father’s Day
25 Log Cabin Day
25 National Catfish Day
26 Beautician’s Day
26 Forgiveness Day
27 Sunglasses Day
28 Insurance Awareness Day
28 Paul Bunyan Day
29 Camera Day
29 Hug Holiday
29 International Mud Day
29 Waffle Iron Day
30 Meteor Day




I hope you enjoyed this list. If you are looking for an effective planner for your blog or marketing content, check out this functional and elegant daily Panda Planner – which includes weekly reviews, daily tasks, a space for gratitude and your editorial calendar. Buy it on Amazon now! 

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5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Zazzle’s Affiliate Marketing Program



Zazzle, a unique and popular site for Product on demand designs, not only offers a platform for designers to find
consumers for their art and creative expressions, but also an opportunity for bloggers and marketers. Zazzle’s Affiliate  Marketing program offers a unique opportunity within the passive income choices, that can be quite profitable with the right mindset and strategies.
Why you should consider Zazzle as one of your affiliate marketing programs:
1. Popular in specific categories
Zazzle is a very popular platform for those consumers looking for customizable paper products, specifically for
business cards, Wedding invitations (and related products), Birthday invitations (especially those with significance, like the 50th) party invitations and custom cards. Because Zazzle gives the consumer the unique opportunity to order the exact amount of items needed, it makes an affordable and economical choice, while still providing unique products. You can use these niches and their sub-niches to your advantage.

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2. High commission rate
At a 15% commission rate, Zazzle is in the higher paying spectrum of affiliate marketing. With the average commission in the 10 percent range, Zazzle offers easy multiple sale opportunities for you, with  potential high earnings.

3. It is easy to sign up.
An account with Zazzle allows you to be both designers, affiliates, and consumer, with no extra hoops to go through, or extra cost to you.

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If you decide to design your own products, you can simultaneously earn an affiliate commission as well! When sharing your designs, simply make sure your affiliate link is included in your postings, and you can earn double commission!

5. It caters to a wide audience
With an extensive amount of products available and an even more extensive amount of designs upon each of these products, it is easy to pinpoint a niche within this vast site, no matter what your target audience is. You can touch stamp collectors, to those who like to decorate their home, from people preparing for a Wedding to those who need supplies for a children’s birthday party – it is all there in one place.


An additional tip:

I have mentioned niche many times throughout this post because I highly suggest that as an Affiliate marketer working  with Zazzle, that you choose a very specific niche to promote. The same goes for any potential designers, who have the opportunity to create niche stores within Zazzle, and truly should take advantage of the fact that this website allows you to create multiple stores.

There is no reason to ignore Zazzle as a potential income source when choosing passive income streams.

Fiercely Independent Blessings


P.S. Want to learn more about affiliate marketing? Check out Wealthy Affiliate – a one-stop educational platform.
Free memberships available! You can check out my review about Wealthy Affiliate right here for more information!

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Lessons In Mastery – Are You Willing To Fail?

Lessons In Mastery - Are You Willing To Fail?


If you want to learn the lessons of mastery, the needed skills to bring forth the success that you have always dreamed of, you need to be willing to fail.

Failure is inevitable if you are taking risks, and in order to succeed in life, you are going to have to take risks. But
how we approach failure, and our attitude toward the knowing of that failure has to happen to create success, makes
all of the difference between if we are able to finally reach our goals, or fall short.

Tim Ferriss even goes as far as to suggest to practice the worst case scenario, in order to let go of the fear of what
can happen when life takes an unexpected turn, and your goals are temporary not met. His thought is, if you see that
you can survive through those times we consider our failures, then you are more likely to be willing to take the risks.

I find that to be true to a point – we do not need to actually experience our worst case scenario in order to be willing to embrace failure. All we have to do is to look at failure differently.

Failures hold within them gifts, the gifts of learning, the gift of knowing what does not work, the gift of hitting the
reset button and allowing yourself to adjust your path (not your goal! Only the approach)

Approaching failure with a sense of gratitude ensures that those moments can propel you toward new heights, rather than leaving us stuck due to fear. A gratitude attitude directed toward failure mobilizes you, enables you.



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Marketing 101: Know Your Target Audience

Marketing 101- Know Your Target AudienceToday, I was reminded how important it is to know your target audience if you want to make money online, no matter which passive or active income stream you decide to use.

You see I was given a book to review – targeted according to the packaging and title to Teenagers, but it completely missed its intended target audience.

Let me elaborate
O.M. G Official Money Guide For Teenagers  is obviously marketed toward teenagers, and parents who want to prepare their teenagers for a successful life. That is exactly what drew me to the book – a mighty and worthy goal for any parent, and a promise of this being an easy and not so painful presentation for the teenager.

What it delivered instead was a book written for an upper elementary, or lower middle school student, way below the level and intelligence of the targeted teenager. In that age-group, any down-talk or belittling their intelligence is  a much larger offense than it would be when talking to any other age group. After all these young people are not children anymore and want to be treated as such, even when presented with lessons, such as learning how to handle finances.

And that is exactly the sin this book committed. Childish in both content and delivery, it is not effective in getting the
attention of the audience that so desperately need this information.

How can you learn from this example?

If you are targeting with your efforts a specific demographic – and I highly suggest that you do narrow your target audience down in order to be effective at your online endeavors – you will have to learn about their rules, their quirks, their interest and their language. Never, and that is a golden rule, underestimate the intelligence of your attended audience. Nothing will turn them off faster than that. And you will lose them permanently.

Action steps:
1. Define your target audience. who purchases your product? What are their interests?
2. Find out what their problems are. In order to connect with your attended audience, you need to know their worries, their obstacles and their concerns.
3. Create solutions for these problems. You can do that by offering your own products, affiliate products, create information material, and write good content that makes their lives easier.
4. Keep a ratio of 50 percent offers and 50 percent non-selling content.

If you follow these steps you are more likely to connect with your intended audience, which in return means more repeat followers and long time relationships.

Fiercely Independent Blessings


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Cultivating A Growth Mindset – A Wealthy Affiliate Insider Review


Cultivating A Growth Mindset – A Wealthy Affiliate Insider Review

Do you have a growth mindset? What exactly is a growth mindset, and what does the wealthy affiliate platform have to do with any of it?
Wealthy Affiliate, the largest marketing and affiliate learning platform I have ever come across, fosters a mindset of learning and exploration. It nurtures exactly that growth mindset within its members, via lessons, peer-support and by the individual who take their time to check up on the members progress. Wealthy Affiliate creates a warm, expandable space for growth while at the same time delivering real world value and dedicated training that is open to anyone who is willing to work hard for their success.

As a Wealthy Affiliate member, you might think I am biased about my opinion. But, when it comes to internet courses learning platforms and those who promise results, I am rather a skeptic. There are too many scams out there and while I have, luckily not fallen for any of them, I am reminded to be wary and careful.

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I was wary and careful when I approached Wealthy Affiliate, signing up at first for only the free membership, making sure I did not give anything away, mentally shielding myself from anyone trying to upsell me, or push me into directions I did not want to go.

But none of that occurred.

Instead, I was astonished by the amount of free support I received from the moment I signed up. I was elated to find answers to questions that I have been meaning to ask, and that easily, while I had not even scratched the surface of the learning potential.

It answered questions like:

Ways to make money with a WordPress blog
How to find a niche
How to define a target audience

It also took away my apprehension of switching to a hosted WordPress website, because I all of a sudden had support, who was willing and able to talk me through every step – and still does.

So What Exactly Is Wealthy Affiliate?

Wealthy Affiliate is a learning platform and online community that offers a free membership, teaching its members
how to run a successful online business. It allows its members also to host two free websites on their web-hosting
platform SiteRubix, which comes connected with the Wealthy Affiliate membership, making it a comprehensive
and thorough community that allows its members to grow from within.

What Wealthy Affiliate Is Not

It is not a get rich quick scheme. No one is promising you to make money right away. There are no upsells, pressures, or hidden costs, within the program.

Does It Cost Anything?

As I mentioned above, it is free to sign up, and the membership comes with 2 free websites. There is, however, a premium membership, available, which gives you access to even more lessons, and Webhosting


The free membership includes the following:

Two FREE websites
Limited selection of WordPress templates
FREE hosting
Over 500 training modules
Access to 3 classrooms
Live support for 7 days
Support from the WA community
30 keyword searches per month
Phase 1 of the affiliate Bootcamp course

The premium membership includes:

Unlimited FREE websites – domain names are not included but can be purchased on-site
Unlimited WordPress templates to choose from
Unlimited FREE premium hosting
Website Security package
Website backup
Access to all 12 classrooms
Live Video classes
Unlimited live support
Unlimited keyword searches using the keyword tool
All phases of the affiliate Bootcamp course
Double commission on WA referrals
much, much more


However you choose to join the Wealthy Affiliate network today, I will be available as your guide through this large and expansive learning program. You will have peer support from the beginning, with many members and ambassadors eager to help you with any questions you might have.


Still not sure if you should join?

Simply click here, and check out the premium features of Wealthy Affiliate free for 7 Days. If you decide to stay and become a premium member, your first-month membership will be only 19 Dollars a month. If you do not, you can stay on as a standard member and take advantage of the many free learning
opportunities that are a part of this program with no pressure to sign anything else.

What are you waiting for? You have nothing to loose.

I am glad I did.

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A New Chapter Awaits

You know that tingling in your stomach, the nervous excitement that hits you before something special is about to happen? Not just anything special, but something that is about to change your entire life.

There might be some fear mixed into this excitement, after all, you are stepping out into the unknown, a place without a safety net, where it could go well, or it would not change a thing. And it is all up to you.

This is the moment of change, the moment where you actually make the decision to take those actions toward the independence you have always longed for.

It is your moment.

Independence can mean a lot of different things for many people, especially women. It can mean financial independence from spousal support, from living from paycheck to paycheck, or from getting away from accepting public assistance. It can mean that you can pay for your kid’s college tuition, or save up for retirement.

Whatever this independent means to you, you are not alone.


This space, this safe haven is for you – women who want to find their own brand of independence. There is no judgement about where you came from, what your current situation is, or how big or small your dreams are. This is simply the place to enable you to create that independence you grave.

I will offer you, information, resources, support, and motivation.  I will show you a better way to leverage that which you are good at and turn it into new possibilities.

Allow me to be your guide toward new opportunities.

Welcome home

Claudia aka Miss Fiercely Independent

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