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What is your definition of passive income?

  1. bankscottage profile image96
    bankscottageposted 5 years ago

    What is your definition of passive income?

    I have seen a few Hubs recently refer to earning passive income from doing things, including writing Hubs.  To me, passive income is what your get for doing little or nothing such as dividends from a stock or interest on a savings account.  It is your money working for you instead of you working.  Rent and royalties are passive income but is ad revenue royalties for your writing?  I think people are confusing passive income with self-employment income (income you get for being in business for your self).  I see Hubpages as self-employment in the advertising business rather than passive income.

  2. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    I think what they are referring to is income generated by a hub that continues to get views and thereby brings in revenue.  We write the hub, it is published and if all goes well it continues to generate income long after it is written and we have the cramps out of our fingers.

    Hubs, if popular and well viewed, create dividends in a sense.

  3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years ago

    Passive income is money earned by any means other than working for it.  For example, interest you earn on savings.  They call hub pages income "passive", and in a way, it is.  However, you still did the "work" of writing the original article.  Nonetheless, it would be nice, years from now, to be earning money on work that was done long ago.

  4. Bhavin Panara profile image59
    Bhavin Panaraposted 5 years ago

    Passive income is a one type of income which is different than your main source.It means that your passive income is less than active income.Passive income is a second source of income.

  5. Cam Anju profile image71
    Cam Anjuposted 5 years ago

    Passive income to me is having worked on something to set it up and have it so it continues to generate income for you without you having to work on it. If your hubpage income is dependent on you being at hubpages and commenting everyday for six hours or it stops coming in, it isn't passive. If you make money from a hub you put up and it continues to make that money day after day whether you are there or not, I call it passive.

  6. cheaptoys profile image60
    cheaptoysposted 5 years ago

    getting money without needing to do anything after you have come up with a system

  7. KarenCreftor profile image88
    KarenCreftorposted 5 years ago

    Passive income is when you can get multiple, repeated income from one piece of work.

    I have written a hub about the different ways this can be done and go into more detail about what passive income is:
    http://karencreftor.hubpages.com/hub/Wa … ive-income

    I would say HP is passive income in as much as you get repeated income long after you have created a hub from continuous ad revenue.
    ~Kaz x