The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Passive Income: the Ebook

As a freelance writer, there are days when I feel like I’m banging my head against the wall. No matter how many new clients I land, there’s an upper limit on how much I’m going to earn. There are only so many hours in the day and, honestly, I’d rather not work all of them. Don’t get me wrong: I like working with my clients, but I don’t like having them as my only source of income.

That fact lead me to go looking for alternatives. I’ve built websites, sold ebooks and created a variety of other income sources that work with my freelance writing career. These income streams have not only improved the amount of money coming in, but made me a heck of a lot less susceptible to the issues of feast and famine that many freelancers face.

Since many freelance writers face similar issues, I’ve put together a new ebook: The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Passive Income. I interviewed other freelance writers who have created income sources that are at least less passive that working with clients and pulled together the resources you need to start exploring passive income opportunities. I also focused on the opportunities that are most likely to both appeal to the average freelance writer and make good use of your skillset.

What’s Inside This Ebook?

This ebook is 80 pages of information about how to add a passive income project to your freelance career, as a discussion of a variety of different income sources:

  • Newsletters
  • Blogs
  • Magazines
  • Books
  • Ebooks
  • Niche Sites
  • Syndicated Columns
  • Offline Products
  • Personalized Writing
  • PLR
  • Model Projects & Templates
  • Teaching

Who Shouldn’t Buy This Ebook?

If you’ve been exploring the idea of creating income sources other than writing for clients in some depth, this ebook isn’t going to be as helpful. It offers a thorough introduction to a variety of different income sources, but if you’ve already done something along the lines of releasing an ebook of your own, you may simply find the material in this ebook too introductory.

If you read ‘passive income’ to mean an income source that you can set and forget, this also isn’t the right ebook for you. Every project discussed in this ebook requires time and effort to get off the ground. From building niche sites to teaching classes, you can build up solid income sources, but only if you put work into it. The only passivity really present is that you won’t have to go out and chase clients to get your income streams off the ground.

What Other Writers Think of This Ebook

Susan Johnston says,

If you have that entrepreneurial spark and the desire to sell your own products, then you’ll find a treasure trove of information, much of it from people in the trenches selling these kinds of products themselves. Though Bram modestly suggests that her eBook isn’t suitable for people who’ve already explored passive income streams, I picked up several tips and tricks along the way (yes, even in the section about eBooks).

Jennifer Roland says,

I bought my copy on Friday, and I have devoured it in the few days since then…Bram provides a full slate of ideas to help freelancers build multiple income streams while never asking them to buy into the myth that earning passive income (or any income) is easy.

Getting the Ebook

The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Passive Income is available for $27. You can purchase a copy here: