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When I was temporarily furloughed due to the pandemic during the summer of 2020, I couldn’t sit still. I had all this time to fill, so I decided to take what felt like a setback and use it as an opportunity to learn about ways to earn passive income.
I had a couple of false starts, signing up to participate in online and phone surveys and looking into doing voice-over work for audiobooks. Then I read about people making thousands of dollars a month blogging. I was intrigued but didn’t think I had anything to write about.
We realized we wanted to use what we had learned to create a site to help other parents build wealth for the next generation, while enjoying every moment in between. In July 2020, my wife and I launched Parent Portfolio.
The first six months were tough. I was taking classes about how to launch a blog. I woke up early and worked late. But I still wasn’t getting much traction. Around this time, I joined a group of bloggers called The Money Mix, and being a part of this community helped me figure out a process that worked for me.
Today, I have a side hustle that is on track to bring in six figures. Here is my best advice for getting started.