BEWARE! DON’T USE GOOGLE WHENEVER POSSIBLE – TRAPDOORS ABOUND
This is especially true when you are creating a website or if you are looking to create your own affiliate marketing site. Try DuckDuckGo.com instead. Anything but Google. The internet for business is in the hands of the few and here’s what Google has on the subject when blocking your website efforts….
Under the pseudonym, Ardo Ci, I am the discoverer of Soulmate Code which explains that magnetite – a crystal – is in our heads next to the pineal gland and links us magnetically to the Earth’s magnetic field. This field controls our behaviour. Whilst people have always been in two camps regarding astrology and its validity, the discovery I am making is the reasoning behind how astrology works. At the time of birth when the waters in the womb break, the magnetic field is aligned in such a way as to predominate over our behavior and inform our attitude in life. This is fundamental and unchangeable and it comes in only 5 variations. From that, there are 15 potential one-to-one relationships but millions of possibilities as more people gather together in what the outcome of their interactions will cause.
If you ever wondered why some people work for you and others don’t, you can be sure western astrology has many answers. Some signs just can’t get along whilst others thrive but the Soulmate code is different in that irrespective of your natal sign or your Eastern animal (Chinese) sign they are ‘constrained’ by your magnetic leaning.
So, which one are you? 5 types. You can’t change what you are but if you understand what +/- configuration of yourself and especially is you will have a magic wand to dazzle and change all your relationships into success.
Go anywhere these days in the UK (especially) and that includes the moribund Republic of Ireland (a wing of the UK in all but government propaganda whilst remaining faithful to the DEVILera of grovelling to Adolf and the Germans) and US and you will see very few if any reading a newspaper or a magazine. NO, THEY ARE ALL LOOKING DOWN AT THEIR COMPUTERS! Hey! We are friendly we human beings. We like to say “Hello”.
If you realise what is happening, you may just wake up and smell the roses.
“You can watch the money roll in without lifting a finger.” “Kick back on the beach as your profits soar.” “Wouldn’t you like to make a living while on vacation?” You’ve likely heard all of these pitches before. If you’re involved in the online business world at all, odds are good you have.
These pitches are the main marketing points of passive income sites. You know, the tried and true Internet marketing campaigns that promise the world without any work? Yeah, those. So many people swear by the passive income business model. And hey, if it’s working for you, great. A success story is a success story.
But I have a bit of a bone to pick with the whole idea of “passive income.” Because in reality, I don’t think there’s anything passive about them at all.
I know that’s a pretty bold claim, especially since the concept of generating passive income online is so prevalent. But I want you to stick with me for a bit while I discuss why I believe this to be the case and how you can embrace these decidedly impassive sites to build revenue using WordPress.
What Is a Passive Income Site?
According to Investopedia, passive income can be defined as any earnings someone brings in “…from a rental property, limited partnership or other enterprise in which he or she is not actively involved.” Sounds simple enough, right? And in fairness, the concept is pretty simple. Passive income is money you make while not doing anything.
As far as how this applies to the online world, there’s very little difference in the definition. I like how it’s defined at Real Passive Income Ideas, actually:
“…passive income streams simply come from assets, and assets are either bought with money (eg rental property) or […] bought through sweat (eg ebook).” — Richard, Real Passive Income Ideas
Whatever your asset, be it a home or an autoresponder course, the idea is to put it out there then let it do the work for you. And then you can lounge on your deck, kick up your feet, and watch as the moolah rolls in.
Passive income sites act as a central hub for your online moneymaking activities. Like a portfolio or a resume site, a passive income site works to promote something on your behalf. However, unlike these other kinds of sites, you don’t actually have to do any work to make a sale.
So far I’ve been talking about all of this in pretty abstract terms. It’s time to change that and get down to the specifics.
Some Ways People Make “Passive” Income Online
In all reality, any business that involves selling a product is passive in some way. I mean, once the product is developed and created, you’re not actively creating it anymore; rather, you stand back and watch as people buy it and your bank account grows. But when you hear people talk about online passive income, they’re referring to a specific kind of business and specific kinds of products.
A Blog Site with Affiliate Links
One of the most popular ways to earn income passively online is by starting a blog and populating it with affiliate links.
So, the idea here is you’d create a site about a topic you enjoy or have some knowledge of already. You’d add new content regularly as you should with any blog.
Then you can sign up for affiliate programs for products or services related to your blog’s topic and include links to these things in your posts.
You can also include links or banner ads in your site’s sidebar for the affiliate programs.
A blog site is about as low-cost as you can get in terms of starting up and it can be quite low maintenance. Once you get your initial content up on the site, you can outsource new posts and so long as those affiliate links are included, you can—in theory—watch your bank account grow while you sit back and relax.
An Online Store That Uses Dropshipping
Creating a product to sell is decidedly active, not passive. And selling other people’s products is active too when you have to build your own store and maintain inventory. However, if you use dropshipping, all you have to do is set up a store and drive was web traffic to it. Everything else is handled by another company and you walk away with a share of the profits.
A director of the Bank of England announced in November 2015 that within 20 years no less than 15 million jobs will be lost to robots in the UK.
Think about that! It’s at least 50% of the working population.
So, you might well ask what will people be doing. Well, the truth of the matter is they won’t feel obliged to work. They will have been prepared by re-education in the intervening years. Here’s what the director of the Bank of England also said: “We work to earn money, to buy food to live. That kind of thinking will have to change”
Effectively, the new technology that has enveloped our lives between the Internet, Apple, Microsoft and Google (Facebook & Twitter as a nuisance) since the late 1980’s has established the groundwork for us to be enslaved by robots. As a perfect example of what I mean, take online supermarket delivery boys, Ocado. A few guys in the City of London got the money to set up an online supermarket. Now if I had gone looking for the money (millions and millions and millions it would cost) to do that you would have been right in thinking I was MAD! There are enough supermarkets in the UK already who dominate the market so what on earth would anybody think about me starting another one. But they did and it is UNBELIEVABLE. Acres and acres of building housing a robotic environment, the likes of which you can’t imagine and at the very tail end of the line are a small row of human packers similar to checkouts who themselves will be the first to be replaced when the time comes. To see the machinery in operation is to realise that the director of the Bank of England knows what he is talking about.
Robots or “Bots” as we call them in the internet world (another word for machine automation) have dominated the potential greatness of the web into now, potential, uselessness as we will become party to the machine.
I call them that because, in effect, that’s the way they operate. Look – how many search engines do you think there are? HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS! Yet, Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask are the most in-your-face and in that order and the main one is Google. It irritates the breath out of me that many’s a person I have come across that thinks Google search engine is the Browser. Of course, this hasn’t been helped by the behemoth introducing its own browser known as Google Chrome. But, still, you get the point. There are so many search engines it’s unreal. They all vie for your attention and to such an extent now that there is a need for a search engine to search for search engines. Ultimately, I believe the search engine will be nothing more than a news link provider. Websites will be, as they almost are already, lost in the fog and many business websites will have to rely on their own efforts to be found and used by a selected audience. My worry remains that as we reach critical mass point, governments will simply hijack the search engines and Orwell’s 1984 will be in full evidence as they use it to manipulate what we are provided with. It has already happened as I write this where Google has begun to excise information at the legal behest of the EU.