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How to Earn money Passive Income Online while you Sleep

Updated on December 1, 2010

How to Basics Ideas of writing

How to earn passive income online while you sleep means that once you have written many articles then after a time each of these will start earning you money most days and nights while you are of enjoying yourself or sleeping. This is an ongoing experience and will earn you money for years to come without any intervention from you.

Earning money is the idea behind this article. Simply explained, you write several articles about anything at all that you are interested in. Topics like, cars, finance, crafts, health, technology or games. Once you select a topic that interests you, start writing clear and accurate information about that topic. The article could be a DIY, How to, or a review on something of your choice.

First Time Writer

Initially start writing something you have a sound knowledge of, and share this information with others by writing an article for them to read. I would suggest that you spend time reading other well written articles on the internet. Study the way they start, leading you into the topic. The middle is filled with information about this topic. The end will finalize and pull the information to a conclusion. Very much like the way you did essays at school.

Learn how to Write articles that sell

It is very important, not to dribble on about nothing in particular, or you will lose the reader. I cannot stress enough on how you need to read, read and learn before you start. Ok, so you have done all of the above so far. Now you have to start your new job at earning money.

What you need

How to Earn Passive Income Online while you Sleep- First you need a computer and access to the internet so you can search and write articles for different sites on the internet. Make sure after joining that you record the following details of passwords and internet sites that you visit, in a notebook. Do not be under the misapprehension that you can remember all these details. It will not work; instead you will lose access to your beloved sites.

Join sites to Showcase your Writing

Now you need a name. Believe me many people have started out their careers with all types of nicknames. Then two years down the track they learn they need to use their own name to earn recognition from their work in their own right. No one knows who Jo black is. Add your own photo this is better than an avatar (like the picture I use of my dog). You also need a password. Use a combination of at least seven numbers and letters. No business person would think seriously of employing a person called “Tom cat,” to write articles on Health.

There are many sites you can write for and I suggest you try a few of them. For now we shall start with Hubpages

This is a brilliant site for the new writer to start learning. You will need to go there and Register with them. Use your name and password. If you have any problems at all, read all the notes or at least some of them, or look on the top of the page and click on the word Forums. Then click on the “Need help? Ask here. Then click on post here and type in your question.

This site will also allow you to add pictures as well. Now go and write a great article. Spell-check the article and write at least 400 words. Now copy and paste them from word. Now finished, start writing lots more and keep on writing. Put them up for everyone to write. Read other articles and leave comments for them.

Start Earning Money

Every time you write good articles online you will attract readers. That is if search engines are searching for your well written article. No you will not earn money straight away; at least most of us mortals do not. It takes time, and many hours of hard work writing more and more articles that people are searching for.

The important thing is that as time goes by you will continue to earn passive income on some of your articles for years to come. That is how to earn passive income online while you sleep comes in.


Earn money with Adsense

The main way of earning money on the internet is through Adsense.  Once you have written a few articles, you need to register with Google and start an Adsense account. Link this to your Hubpages and you are on your way.

Keywords and Adsense are very important to earning money. On Hubpages you can earn with Captions from Amazon and eBay. For now write articles and start earning more passive income. 

Do not expect to earn dollars at once, it takes lots of hard word writing articles and joining other sites and write more articles to become well known.

Learning more about Keywords and Adsense is your next step to earning money.

Write the way you speak or feel

Try writing the way you speak or feel in otherwise in your own voice.  I did a correspondence course many many years ago and the instructor told me that everyone had their own style of writing or own voice.

Could this be something for others to think about? 


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    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      lillygrillzit, thanks for stopping by and glad it was easy to follow. cheers.

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      Lori J Latimer 

      8 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Thank you for the help. Your advice is sound and easy to follow. Peace.

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Property-invest, yes its a great place to meet and make friends, and earn money. Money is like love we need it to make the world a better place.

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      8 years ago from London

      Hi Eileen. Great hub; thanks for the practical tips! Hubpages has opened up a whole new world for me, and I'm just about to receive my second Adsense payment.

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      shabarigirish, Thanks for your nice compliments. I wont let it go to my head though. Thanks for stopping by

    • shabarigirish profile image


      8 years ago

      Great tips Eileen, I am impressed by reading that you write the way you speak, that is one of the important skills for a writer.


    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Jisblessed, thanks for taking the time to read this article

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      8 years ago

      I like the information, Thanks, God bless you!

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      tal g mel 

      8 years ago


    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      9 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      fishtiger I am glad someone else thinks the same. Cheers

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      9 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      I have been saying this for years to my kids, write the way you speak. Great advice. Thanks so much.

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      9 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Bmystic Thanks for stopping by and reading, you will get the hang of it in no time.

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      9 years ago from Sheldon,Tx

      thanks for the advise...i'm new here at hubpages and i'm still feeling my way around.Good article on whats to come.

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      9 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      writangled, that is great. It is very important to keep the passwords safe and in memory somewhere. Thanks for stopping by and joining my fan club

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      9 years ago from Abertawe, Cymru

      As far as passwords go, I'm so chaotic, I'd end up losing the notebook! My saviour is Roboform software, which remembers them all for me. I synch the one on my PC with the portable version, which I keep on a dongle on my keyring. That lets me access my passwords from any computer as well as being a backup.

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      9 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Info help, thanks for that. It does take time, I am really just learning now after 2 years on how to earn more

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      Info Help 

      9 years ago from Chicago

      Hi Eileen!

      Great hub! I havent really seen too much profit from hubpages w/adsense. But, maybe that will change soon :) I really enjoyed reading this hub, keep up the great work!

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      9 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      waterice, no one has asked me to write anything as yet although I sold a couple of marketplace articles.

      Thanks for stopping by

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      9 years ago

      Good advice you got here, also you can freelance your work to others. There are many webmasters who would pay you considerable amount of money for you to write and many sites alike that share profits with you for writing your pay you per article you submit.

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      9 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Beats me, thanks for reading this

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      9 years ago

      Nice advice. Thanks. :)

    • Cleanclover profile image


      9 years ago from Piece of land!

      You are very intelligent. Passive income gives you free time to do important things in life like looking after your health.

      Any new opportunities you get please share them with me. I will share them with you too for i feel and think that our thinking and feeling match.

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      9 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Ethel, thats right you have to keep working in the daytime so it earns for you while you sleep. cheers

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      Ethel Smith 

      9 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Still waiting for an adsense payout but I am nearly there.

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      9 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      BK Creative, Yes its great , Although I would love the pennies to grow a little more. thanks.

      Linda, I get told off sometimes for speaking my mind, so have to be careful. Thanks for stopping by

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      Linda Myshrall 

      9 years ago

      Eileen, nice work as always. I always appreciate your no-nonsense approach!

    • BkCreative profile image


      9 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      There is nothing like getting that payout from AdSense because of hubpages. I received one and another due next month.

      This is why some people have and retain wealth - their labor continues to work for them. And while it does you go on to something else. This is what residual income is all amount. Rather than pounding away to earn every penny those pennies accumulate for you - and they add up.

      It may take a bit of writing - but it is so worth it.

      Thanks for this hub!


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