To get certified for this BB, post the following:
- a description of your income stream
- a link to it
- a picture of proof it made $5 or more (you can smudge out the personal info, so long as it is identifiable yours)
I wrote an e-book called Clean With Cleaners You Can Eat and put it for sale on the permies.com digital market. I haven't actually done any marketing or stuff like that yet, and it's already earned money! Although it did get a couple of nice mentions from Paul Wheaton during his recent Kickstarter.
I also set up a 50% affiliate on that product, so other people could promote it and gain their residual income badge from that. hint, hint.
I run the website Wild Homesteading which is a blog. Through this blog I write about working with nature, homesteading, permaculture, etc. When appropriate I use affiliate links to products on permies and Amazon. My traffic has been growing steadily and I have been bringing in some nice income from my affiliate links.
I promote each post the week it goes live but then for the most part the post becomes passive and becomes a residual income stream.
In 2019 I have made the following.
Amazon Affiliate: $107.44
Permies Affiliate: $96.50
In 2019 I also made $26.67 from 2 products I put up on the permies digital market place. I have done nothing to promote those products--they were put up on the digital market to be part of the early-bird special for Paul's recent kickstarter. But I'm thrilled that people have been purchasing them too!
In total from affiliate programs in 2019 I have so far made $203.94 plus the $26.67 from my 2 products for a total of $230.61.
The following images are screenshots showing the amounts.
Do you want to work with nature to grow your own food and build a natural life? Check out Wild Homesteading's thread on permies to get started.
I know it's against your values and the values of PEP. It's against mine, too. I'm now the third owner of the thing.
Honestly, I'd figured you'd say 'no', but I'm trying to practice "assume less, and ask more." Thus, what probably sounded like a pretty bone-headed question. I will try to couch those kinds of questions better.
I endeavour to not use it for the badge. I'd much rather learn the skills of properly creating compelling residual income products.
I sell eggs from my layer hens (average of 4 dozen a week) and honey when my bees can afford to share some. Most of the customers are at my husband's office and pay him in cash and I never see a penny (we call it his lunch money), but the cashless crowd send me money via PayPal, leaving me with sufficient documentation of about $75 in 2018, and so far $10 this year, which should qualify me for both this, AND likely also the "goods" BB.