Hi Bannister, I think we are in agreement on all the major points. I agree none of the things in this article are “passive income”. But they have been sold as passive income to a lot of people. You might be surprised how many people fall into believing these are “passive income” streams only to find its another job. My hope with this article was to help people realize the things many bloggers and YouTubers are presenting as “passive income” are in fact, jobs.

Even investment income requires active income to be able to have the money to invest and therefore as you say could be argued that it’s not That passive either.

Thanks for the comment.


Economic policy wonk by day. Personal finance writer by night. I write about investing, debt, and all things related to money. Editor of Making of a Millionaire

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