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7 Ways that I make money while I sleep as a stay-at-home-mom and creative- my passive income secrets

Updated: Sep 26, 2019

Just getting freelance jobs not paying the bills?

Phones not ringing off the hook? Email box is empty?

Here are some of my favorite ways to get passive income while you sleep. These are ways that I have use or currently use to get income, being a mom of three and homeschooler. So I am able to stay at home not pay one cent to child care- ever!

Plus, I can be my own boss and call my own hours.

1. Have an online store for merchandise.

Rebubble, society6 and teepublic are just some of my favorite online stores out there. Set up your store for FREE. You design, and they handle all the printing, shipping and returning. All you have to do is advertise that you are product is out there on pinterest or social media!

2. Sell digital products.

Etsy is a great place to get other there and sell digital products like presets, png files, logo vectors, templates, graphic design stuff, premier transitions, social media files and more! All of my favorite premiere presets and lightroom presets come from there!

3. Write an ebook and sell it on Amazon.

You can self publish any book through and get it out there FOR free on Amazon, barnes and noble and other online stores.

4. Create a webinar.

Use places like Livestorm, gotomeeting, or webinarjam and talk about your favorite topic that you know people would be interested in- like “How to edit your photos like a pro” or “Photoshop secrets for amazing composites”

5. Get monthly subscribers

with patreon and spill your secrets to only your paying members. Have exclusive content that only your members can access- like blogs and webinars

6. Manage other people’s stuff.

Get paid to design and manage social media accounts for the prices that you like. I get paid anywhere from $50 to several hundred dollars a month to blog, make posts and manage accounts from over a dozen different local businesses.

7. Consult for people.

You might be in your specific niche for years, why not teach other people how to run a successful business? Get monthly retainer fees for unlimited design consults, marketing consults and more! You can you square invoicing to get your clients locked- in to month-to-month payments.

Have any more ideas? I would love to hear your thoughts on how you do it!

Christal Marshall is the owner of Virginia Photos and Films, Virginia Marketing and Media and Virginia Beach Photobooth Company. and Be a marketing geniusShe lives, breathes and does media and marketing pretty much 24-7 for over 14 local business through social media management, website design, photo, video or media coverage or graphic design. She is a homeschool mom of three, cat lover, sushi eater and poke fan! She started her business in 2011 with nothing but a $400 camera from Amazon, now she is has been published in over 60 different blogs and websites for her media work and rank top Wedding Photographer in Virginia Beach.

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