I had been writing about my goal of getting my passive income to the point of covering my necessary expenses. I should have substituted “passive income” with “alternative income streams.” Blogging is really anything but passive. It’s a lot of work.
The thing is that it’s fun work, so it doesn’t appear to be work at all. There is also a passive aspect of it. Lifehacker.com is very popular blog that I follow and it makes money even when the people are done for the day. I think that’s a large reason why I had grouped income from my blog as “passive income.”
So are there degrees of work and degrees of passive income? Maybe Five Cent Nickel said it best, “I’ve wondered about this myself – If I were to stop writing, how quickly (and how far) would my revenue fall? In that sense, blogging probably isn’t passive income. However, if I can do it while watching TV and unwinding at the end of the day, then it’s not really work.”