Lately I’ve been extremely preoccupied with the idea of creating passive income streams. I can’t stop thinking about it. When I go to bed, I’m thinking PASSIVE INCOME STREAMS. When I wake up, I’m thinking PASSIVE INCOME STREAMS. I eat, sleep, and breathe passive income streams.
I blame Costa Rica. Those negative ions really have an effect on you. And ever since I returned home from Costa Rica, I’ve been obsessed with going back. Not just for a week, but for a month. Or two. Or three.
Spending the cold months in the tropics has been a dream of mine for years now. But the reality is, if I want to spend a good chunk of the winter in Costa Rica, I gotta make money while I’m there. So, I could:
- A) Grow dreadlocks and sell little doo-dads on the beach… OR…
- B) Create a massive passive income stream and spend my time writing, blogging, and writing (with a little yoga and surfing thrown in, of course.)
Well, the votes were cast and the winner is option B. Not because I wouldn’t be great at making doo-dads, because I’m an EXPERT at making doo-dads. But I would probably burn to a crisp and let’s face it; y’all want me to keep blogging, right?
And so… I’ve embarked on a little experiment. It’s a passive income experiment.
I’m creating a new niche website with a spiritual theme. I haven’t decided yet whether to share the URL here on my blog, but I probably will once the site is complete.
The income from this site will be derived mostly from Google Adsense, as well as a few affiliate links. Once the site has been finished, it will require only a small amount of maintenance, probably a blog post or two per week. This will enable me to focus more on creating posts and products for this site (my baby!).
My goal is to have my new site ranked on page one of Google for it’s main keyword by my birthday (March 30). My ultimate goal is to have it ranked in the #1 spot on Google for it’s main keyword phrase, with 40 – 50,000 visitors per month and earning $2000 per month.
The interesting thing about this experiment is that I’m going to be using a wide range of skills to make it happen. I’ll be blogging, designing graphics, marketing, and SEO-ing the site, but I’m also going to throw a bit of metaphysics into the mix. Yup, I’ll be using a combination of prayer, meditation, and visualization as part of the site-building process.
I’m so excited to share this experiment with you because I think it will provide a great example of how to balance energy work with action steps. YES we have to take action to reach a goal, but it’s oh so important to align our energy FIRST. We have to create our desired result energetically (in our minds) before it can become a physical reality.
During my meditation this week, I was shown how our energy shoots out ahead of us and creates what looks to me like energetic “grids” or blueprints. I was then shown how these blueprints become the foundation of our physical reality.
I’ll be using this “energy blueprint theory” as a basis for my passive income experiment. Before I take any action steps, I plan on taking the time to visualize this new site being successful.
If you want to take part in the experiment, come up with your own passive income stream idea and tell me about it in the comments below. Or if you have any SEO tips, feel free to leave them for me as well.
And just remember: laptops + piña coladas make a wonderful combination.