Passive Income Idea and Affiliate Marketing Idea

by Scott on June 21, 2008

Are you looking for some easy Passive income ideas that you can utilize immediately? Passive income is the ability to create income from non-active or passive investments. One thing to keep in mind is that you will probably not become wealthy overnight, but you will create a profitable stream of passive income that can grow each month. I am having a ton of fun trying new passive income ideas and have decided to write about those that are profitable for three consecutive months. Many blogs and websites will tell you about opportunities, but not give you a realistic or fair account of actual earnings. I don’t want to find myself making these same claims, and if I do, please call me on it. I also think this can be utilized as an affiliate marketing idea as well. Why? Many affiliate programs I have reviewed, will only pay commission on a member activity for 30-90 days. If someone makes a purchase on ebay in 30 days, you get paid only once. Through this site you will get paid for all ebay activity.

Many bloggers don’t want to spend lot’s of time researching affiliate marketing programs or setting up websites to build traffic to affiliate sties. What options exist for them? What if you are an individual and you are interested in affiliate marketing, but don’t want to create a blog? How about a way to just save some money on purchases and get paid when others shop as well? This passive income idea is fun and I have earned over $117 in commissions and personal cash back. I’ll be sharing some ideas for building referrals and easy marketing strategies for Big Crumbs. O.k, here’s the typical hype you always hear: It’s free to join and you will start saving money at over 200 online merchants. Well, it’s actually true. Many merchants allow you to shop online and pickup the merchandise in the store. Very cool! Gaining referrals is easy as you already know shoppers, and you are not selling a product. Family, parents, friends, college kids all shop and can save money now. I enjoy helping friends and family save money online and the reward is a share of the affiliate commission. If you already sell on ebay, this will give you an added source of income. You simply access Big Crumbs and make all your purchases through the site, the savings and commissions add up quickly. Each month I have been paid between $3-15, and that amount has been consistent for 6 months. Each payment is made monthly through paypal, and it has never been late. Some members on Big Crumbs have reported earning $100-200 and more a month.

Here are 3 quick ideas to help you make more money utilizing Big Crumbs

1. Purchase domain names on godaddy for your niche site or blog.

2. Purchase magnets and business cards through Vista Print to market your website.

3. Purchase any item on ebay.

This has been a fun passive income idea for myself and family, and see the earnings potential growth each month. If you are looking to save money on purchases at ebay,, or Overstock, this could be a wonderful opportunity for you. If you want to start creating a passive income opportunity for your family, this could be a nice start.

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1 bbs June 25, 2008 at 2:13 pm

I, too, am looking for passive income. I’ll have to look into this more in depth. Sounds good though. Thanks for the tips.

2 passivefamilyincome June 26, 2008 at 7:31 pm

I will check this out as well. I am looking for any kind of new income stream that is viable. Nice detail in the post. I look forward to reading more of your posts!

3 Yvette August 30, 2008 at 9:48 am

I too have been researching ways to create passive income. I currently can claim $425 a month in passive income, however my goal is $2500. Each month I am reporting my passive income amount and how I earn it at

4 Happiness Is Better March 12, 2009 at 12:54 pm

I hadn’t heard of Big Crumbs before so I appreciate you sharing that with us.
Nice post!

5 Warren Contreras March 2, 2010 at 2:01 pm

I have used Big Crumbs for years and made well over $500, but the secret as you probably realize is getting referrals. Blogging is a good way to accomplish that task, so keep up the good work.

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