Lisa Robbin Young

The Hard Truth About "Passive Income"

[Creative Freedom S5E5]

While it sounds sexy to "make dolla billz in your sleep," there are three huge misconceptions around creating passive revenue in your business. In this episode you'll go behind the scenes and see how I've set up passive revenue streams in my business, and just how "passive" they really are.

Listen To The Podcast

Download Season 5 Episode 5 | iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify 

Podcast Show Notes

  • 1:00 - What "passive income" really is (and what it's not)
  • 2:06 - Where the easiest forms of leveraged income come from
  • 2:44 - The Artisan Trap that keeps most creatives stuck
  • 5:05 - Why "passive income" isn't really passive… at least, not at first. Plus, other types of active recurring revenue that might be better for you (especially if you're just getting started).
  • 7:00 - Why I never market my largest "passive" income offer - and the bottom line truth of how much passive it really is and how much income it generates
  • 9:01 - The missing ingredient for making passive income more profitable (which isn't passive!)
  • 11:59 - How much time it really takes to create a passive revenue stream
  • 14:20 - The "Field of dreams" problem with passive income creation
  • 15:20 - Elizabeth Gilbert's passive income problems and how she bridged the income gap before "Eat, Pray, Love"
  • 16:00 - How Jay-Z built a billion dollar brand through multiple streams of revenue
  • 17:41 - Why focusing on one thing is important at first, but dangerous as your business grows.
  • 19:09 - The staggeringly small percentage of traffic that sees your work on aggregate sites like Amazon, iTunes, and the like.
  • 21:40 - Considering your "term of depreciation" with passive investment assets.
  • 23:30 - The closest thing to truly passive income.

Mentioned in this episode

Rising Tide Members

Our Rising Tide Community has moved! If you're already a member, you can login and access your free downloads here.

Not a member yet? It's free! When you register for the Rising Tide, you also get email updates, the FREE learning library, and access to episode transcripts, worksheets, and more!

Sponsors & Credits

Special thanks to our Patrons for your continued support.
Music: “Welcome to the Show” by Kevin MacLeod, Music licensed under