Please Stop Calling It Passive Income

Allison Fleck
2 min readJun 19, 2022

I’m tired of the mislabeling

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Forgive me while I rant for a while. I’m tired of clicking on articles proclaiming thousands of dollars of passive income only to read about the amount of work that went into setting up that “passive income” stream.

There’s a lot of talk about “passive income” these days. People seem to think that if they create a website or launch an online course, the money will start flowing in without any effort on their part. Unfortunately, this is not the reality. Earning money through online channels requires a lot of hard work and dedication. In this blog post, we will explore the realities of earning money online, and dispel some of the myths that are floating around out there!

Earning money online is not a get-rich-quick scheme. It takes time, effort, and dedication to build up a stream of income. If you’re looking for something that will give you instant gratification, then this is not the way to go.

There are many methods of earning money online, but they all require work. You can’t just set up a website and expect the money to start rolling in. You need to put in the time and effort to promote your site, build up a following, and create valuable content.

It’s also important to remember that there is no such thing as “passive income.” Even if you’re not actively working on your website or online course, you still need to put in some time and effort to maintain it. If you stop working on your site, it will likely stagnate and your income will dry up.

So, if you’re considering earning money online, don’t believe the hype about “passive income.” It’s not as easy as it sounds, but it is possible with dedication and hard work. Keep these things in mind and you’ll be on your way to success!

Do you have any experience earning passive income online? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!



Allison Fleck

Data analyst and life analyst. Proud maker of mistakes. A big fan of learning lessons the hard way.