9 Ways I Earn Passive Income Online (Different Business Models)

Here are 9 different ways that I earn a passive income online, using various business models across different businesses, brands and websites.

✅Source #1 – 0:31 – FoodTruckr.com (Authority Niche Website – Updated with Content from a Team)

✅Source #2 – 2:00 – SecurityGuardTrainingHQ.com (Mini Niche Website – No Content Added – only updated – since Content is Finite)

✅Source #3 – 3:35 – Podcasting Tutorial (Affiliate Opportunities and Course Leads) see:

✅Source #4 – 4:32 – The Smart Podcast Player (Software Solution) see:

✅Source #5 – 5:54 – Software Demo (Affiliate Earnings and Organic Traffic) see:

✅Source #6 – 6:43 – Writing and Publishing Books (Sold on Amazon) see:

Let Go:

Will it Fly:

(note: the above links are Amazon affiliate links)


Print on Demand:

Audiobooks on Audible:

✅Source #7 – 8:47 – Podcast Advertising and Sponsorship

✅Source #8 – 9:35 – Event Tickets

For example, join me at Podcast Movement 2018 by clicking here: (discount attached)

✅Source #9 – 10:38 Course Affiliate (as a student bringing other students along, too)

Which of these income sources are the most interesting to you? Leave a comment below and make sure you subscribe to the channel and join #TeamFlynn if you haven't already!

For more information about building passive income, I recommend watching this video here about 3 high-level business models you can choose from to see which path is right for you:


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Debra Johnson - May 3, 2018 Reply

You helped me make my first dollars in passive income years ago with an eBook! I would love to create a physical book and I’d also like to make courses one day. The only thing I’d question is how passive some of these are when you can’t get afford a team or just want to stay small…! Great video.

Melissa AuClair - May 3, 2018 Reply

Really love the Nintendo decor 🙂

    Justin Ashcraft - May 13, 2018 Reply

    lol same! I was kinda distracted cause I want those prints lol.

    Danny Pacini - October 27, 2018 Reply

    @Justin Ashcraft . Hey man. Where did you buy them?? Thanks

Michael Jay - Value Investing - May 3, 2018 Reply

“If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.” – Warren Buffett

    Nicole Barnett - June 25, 2018 Reply


    Terri Baby - July 30, 2018 Reply

    Michael Jay – Value Investing facts

    Jan Musil - September 14, 2018 Reply

    I know a guy who makes a living off affiliate marketing on websites he built and now they are basically on autopilot (20 hours/week). His sites have visitors from all over the world and all day all night they keep coming (from search engines, Google, Bing, Yandex). It is a real-life example of “making money while you sleep”.

    Michael Reyes - October 4, 2018 Reply

    I made 100 dollars yesterday online. Learn how I did it here: FaceCash.info

    leondustar - June 6, 2019 Reply

    I don’t agree with the premise that work is bad or not fun. Work is very relative.

Miguel Wallingford - May 3, 2018 Reply

Pat on his advertising revenue from the 2nd website:
“it’s only a couple thousand a month.”
ONLY. 😂 that’s only my current income. Good video.

Jackie Waddy-Jones - May 3, 2018 Reply

Pat’s information is worth it’s weight in GOLD when it comes to clarifying how people can legitimately make money online. I was taking notes while viewing this video to ensure that I didn’t miss anything so I can best utilize the points that best fit my own entrepreneurial goals. I especially like the information you shared about the Smart Podcast Player, Event Tickets, and Affiliate Marketing. Thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge that helps to empower others to also be able to create Smart Passive Income.

    gianni miseria - August 31, 2018 Reply

    Winner of a video, I’ve been looking for “what is a passive income stream” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Ever heard of – Qonmily Passive Formality – (do a google search ) ? Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my friend got cool results with it.

    Ebrima Nyassi - December 2, 2018 Reply

    If you’re trying to make an extra 75 – 125 dollars daily this will do it for you: *4NetJobs. Com* You literally can’t fail with this. I’ve been having success from the same method for a while. Thanks. “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”?

    christie hobbs - January 21, 2019 Reply

    You got it I agree this video is great

    Daniela Tomescu - May 30, 2019 Reply

    This was great, I’ve been looking for “passive income rental property tax” for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried – Qonmily Passive Formality – (just google it ) ? Ive heard some great things about it and my friend got excellent success with it.

    md. mahabur rahman - June 16, 2019 Reply

    @Ebrima Nyassi I do work.. please link me?

Claire Gipson - May 4, 2018 Reply

This was great!

How many employees do you have? How do you go about finding quality employees?

Also, did you decide to stop posting income reports?

Hazel Morales - May 25, 2018 Reply

Great perspective, I think “do business” is all about finding innovative ways to move forward with your business. Check eMINDSCLUB is a great entrepreneur community, is the place to go for new business opportunities.

Markus Dunk - May 30, 2018 Reply

For me the Best Business Model in 2018 is Merch by Amazon. I just got started with it and document my journey form 0 to 1 million here on Youtube 🙂

Yi-Cheng Li - June 4, 2018 Reply

I didn’t think about the idea of creating sth and the not updating kind of blog or page! (The security one in your case) Good ideas !!!

kevin yancey - June 11, 2018 Reply

I’m excited to make a passive income.
I’m getting up there in age (27)
but better late than never I suppose!👴🏿
Thanks for your info!

GraphicalBoss - June 15, 2018 Reply

Love your channel. You are honest unlike many fantasy entrepreneurs out there.
I myself started a Christian premium fitness clothing line called chosen activewear because I love fitness and I’m a Christian. Starting to work on a software idea soon too (since I’m going to school for computer science) apart from my day job. Let’s go! 💪😁🤙

MY LIFE FULL OF HOPE - July 4, 2018 Reply

I enjoy how you break everything down and give examples! Thanks so much for sharing this information.

The Philip Smith - July 30, 2018 Reply

This is only the 2nd video of yours I’ve watched and I just wanted to say that most finance/entrepreneurship advice-givers tend to hold key details close to the check, if you will. This often leaves me needing to seek more information and usually to other channels to find the information I need. Thank you for “sticking your neck out” for us. I have subscribed.

gimmetheacoountplix - September 5, 2018 Reply

Is it passive income to constantly create new passive incomes? 🙂

Thanks for a nice video!

Emmanuel Dairo - October 7, 2018 Reply

Thanks Pat. The video is quite enlightening. Just like Jackie, was taking notes as well and thinking through how best the ideas (Business Models) will be built upon. thanks once again.

Jon OnTheSuperFly - January 21, 2019 Reply

Got me thinking about how I start bridging between my workshops and taking them online in some way. At the very least I think writing some kind of free guide is the way to start and that could potentially prepare me for a book… great video!

Max2020 - April 8, 2019 Reply

When you created that software product, did you work with D Maxwell before developing it..?

Heamjaa - May 21, 2019 Reply

Hands down most valuable YouTube video on passive income! Thanks Pat!

janet lucey - June 2, 2019 Reply

I found you through the Ken Coleman Show who I found through Dave Ramsey!
Thank you for all you do! Your amazing!
I am obsessed with YouTube. I love learning and sharing but reading is very difficult for me, that’s why YouTube is so awesome for people like me!
So, a YouTube channel Poscast or E-book/audiobook is something I would absolutely love to accomplish someday!!

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