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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Commerce


develop a possible residual income stream that brings in at least $5 per year
  - must bring in at least $5 before this BB is complete

Here is a Big List of Real Residual Income Streams

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)
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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.

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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.

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I certify that this BB is complete!

 
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I know the big list of residual income mentions royalty checks. Is it totally rude to use an oilfield royalty for this BB?
 
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Ash Jackson wrote:I know the big list of residual income mentions royalty checks. Is it totally rude to use an oilfield royalty for this BB?



Wow.

So it gets the job done, but the oilfield is contrary to our values.   At the same time, most people getting sand badges are still using oil quite regularly.  

I'll allow it.



 
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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.
 
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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.
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Penny, I think that counts for the goods one, but not this one? This one is for something you do once, and then it keeps bringing in money. Could you post this over in https://permies.com/wiki/115132/PEP-BB-commerce-sand-selling so I can certify it for you? Thanks!
 
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I shared affiliate links to some fantastic books here on permies. I earned $20 because, WOW :o, permies has a really high affiliate percentage :o!
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Hello There!


I made a PEP Badge tracker for myself, (My PEP Badge Tracker) and posted it on the Digital Marketplace in case anyone else was interested.  

https://permies.com/t/119155/PEP-Badge-Tracker-easier-track

They were! So far it's brought in about $12. Yay!
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I get these several times a year for digital sales of old albums I produced, many of which I continue to administrate on behalf of the artist.

https://thepowerfulhand.bandcamp.com/
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Income from books:

https://www.amazon.com/Jill-b/e/B00OJKS5G8?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_3&qid=1578855737&sr=8-3
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I certify that this badge bit is complete, but a little more description about the books might be nice, too!

 
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Thank you!!

To clarify, my books are on different homesteading niches for beginners - chicken keeping, foraging, medicinal herb gardening, frugal living, home business with little to no start up costs etc.

j. bong wrote:Income from books:

https://www.amazon.com/Jill-b/e/B00OJKS5G8?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_3&qid=1578855737&sr=8-3

 
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I make a passive income stream from my music in two ways, downloads and streaming.  Downloads come from Bandcamp.com, streaming revenue comes from a variety of platforms(Spotify and Apple Music being the biggest), all funneling through a service called CD Baby.  Below are receipts for about a year.  You can check out the music here: Bandcamp and Spotify
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I certify this BB is complete, and also rockin'!

 
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