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Many people dream of making money by doing nothing, but is it possible? While it may seem unlikely that you can make money while you sleep or are away on vacation, it is entirely possible to make this happen. With the cost of living continually rising, and salaries not following the same upward trend, a growing number of people are looking to boost their earnings. But, with only 24 hours in a day, it can be challenging to make extra money alongside working full time. The solution to this dilemma is to build a passive income stream. Developing a money-making strategy that enables you to earn a passive income will take some work initially. However, once you have established your passive income stream, you should be able to start enjoying the benefits with very little input required from yourself. If you are keen to explore the idea of a passive income further, read on for some inspiration to get you started.


Make Money From E-Commerce


Running an e-commerce store can often require a lot of work. But, if you want a passive income stream, you could consider running an e-commerce business using a drop-shipping business model. Having your goods shipped on your behalf can help you to make money without needing to use your time and resources to store and then distribute the goods to your customers.


Invest in the Stock Market


Investing in the stock market may be something you have considered in the past. But, for many people, investing in stocks and shares can seem intimidating, and the thought of tying up your money in one particular stock may seem worrying. You may also be deterred by the significant amounts that are required to purchase some of the most popular stocks. However, there are ways you can overcome these barriers and make it easier to gain a passive income in the form of returns on shares. 


Purchasing fractional shares is an option you could consider when you want to get started in investing with smaller amounts of cash. Purchasing a fraction of a share makes it more affordable for you to buy into high-performing companies and could be the start of a new passive income stream.


Gain Rental Income From Real Estate


There are two main ways to earn a passive income from real estate. Firstly, you may choose to invest in property through a real estate investment trust (REIT). The REIT owns properties, and individual investors buy into the REIT. This enables investors to earn an annual passive income in the form of dividends.


The second way to make a passive income from real estate is to buy a property and use it to generate a rental income. Buying a property to rent out is a popular way to invest in real estate. A rental income can provide a steady stream of money for landlords. But, for this long-term investment to be truly passive, you may need a management company to oversee the property on your behalf.