How I built my PIG farm (Passive Income Generators)


““If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die”.”

— Warren Buffet, some old rich guy

How many rich people got rich by working a job? I don’t know but very few, I’d imagine.

It depends on your definition of rich so if you count $100k – $200k per year as rich then there’s many skilled professionals who fit that definition.

But they work their arses off though.

So how do you get rich without being smart, getting an expensive degree and working your arse off up the ladder to a high paying job?

Well, you start a business and get other people to work for you.

Right, but that’s easier said than done.

The average Joe isn’t going to just start a business out of thin air.

So what other ways are there to make money without a job?

I’ll get to that, but first let’s look at active income vs. passive income.

Active vs. passive income

Active income

Active income is how most people earn their money – by getting paid for working.

You mop a floor, you get paid. You push some papers around a desk, you get paid. You give erotic massages, you get paid.

The chances are that if you’re reading this, you’re mostly familiar with how active income works.

It’s how most people earn a living until they retire or die, by wagecucking, including myself until I started blogging.

The “I must have a job” mentality is a common mental prison, among many others, that will hold you back from living your best life.

Pros

  • Perks of employment like health insurance, sick pay, and pension
  • Bragging rights for prestigious jobs
  • Power trips for pointless middle managers
  • Nepotism

Cons

  • Loss of freedom
  • Dependence
  • Fear of job loss
  • Forced interaction with people that you don’t like
  • Stress and burnout
  • Office politics
  • Nepotism

I’m a slight hypocrite though as I still do some odd jobs for easy cash like selling AI-generated blog posts.

So active income is good when it’s money for old rope but not when it takes up a lot of time for little compensation, i.e., most jobs.

Passive income

Passive income is an income stream that comes in regardless of what you’re doing.

It could be dividends, ecommerce sales, donations, or business revenue, to name a few sources.

Whatever the passive income generator is, it comes from something you own rather than something you do.

If you own no assets, you’ll become someone else’s.

It’s how most rich people get rich, by stacking multiple passive income generators (or PIGs, as I call them).

If you have a big enough PIG farm, you’ll make more money in your sleep than many people earn all day, or week, or even month.

Pros

  • Take control of your life: spend all day wanking or in the pub instead of rotting away in a cubicle, also no need to talk to people you don’t like either.
  • Make money sleeping
  • Snowball your income by stacking multiple PIGs.

Cons

  • Requires passion and ambition.
  • Success not guaranteed.

So that’s why I bult my PIG farm. Let’s move on to how I built it.

How I built my PIG (Passive Income Generator) farm

My PIG farm is a bunch of blogs, like this one. As of writing this post I have blogs in the following niches:

  • Blog 1: Numerology, astrology, psychics, tarot, alternative medicine
  • Blog 2: Conservative politics, survivalism, prepping
  • Blog 3: Generative AI such as chatGPT and Midjourney
  • Blog 4: Dating
  • Blog 5: This one

My blogs make money with affiliate marketing.

As of now my PIG farm generates anything from $300 – $3,000 per day.

You can find out how I build my blogs on WordPress here.

What’s affiliate marketing?

Affiliate marketing is when you convince someone to buy someone else’s product or service, and take a cut of the sale.

You know when your favourite YouTuber interrupts their video to tell you about one of these annoying things above?

They always ask you to use their special link so that if you buy the product they get paid.

That’s affiliate marketing, and that’s how I make all of my passive income these days.

The beauty of affiliate marketing is that all you have to do is get them to click your link and buy whatever you’re talking about that.

After that, there’s no logistics, no fulfillment, no customer service, none of that crap.

Those are all the vendor’s problems; the affiliate is just a middleman.

With affiliate marketing, anyone can start a business with nothing but a crappy laptop and internet connection.

All you need is time and, as Mark Cuban would say, sweat equity.

It’s a beautiful time to be alive that anyone can monetise their knowledge with affiliate marketing.

How much money can you make with affiliate marketing?

The sky’s the limit when it comes to affiliate marketing.

It’s a scalable form of passive income, so it depends on how much work you put in.

How much can you make from affiliate marketing? About tree fiddy.
Some of my earnings from Clickbank.
Some Clickbank paychecks. Clickbank is only one of the affiliate networks I work with.

How do you get started with affiliate marketing?

I made my first affiliate sales back in 2018 with ExpressVPN but now I’m more experienced I suggest new affiliates to start with Clickbank, an affiliate network that specialises in products for boomers and Karens like astrology readings and quack diabetes pills.

Affiliate networks are hubs that connect affiliates (me) to vendors.

Many vendors use them to easily find affiliates but some don’t and you’ll have to look on their website to find their affiliate portal.

What every Clickbank product has in common is that it’s utter garbage that never does what it claims to.

However, Clickbank pays lucractive commissions usually in the range of 60% – 80%, plus their offers sell very well.

My first big breakthrough was through Clickbank product sales.

If you want to actually sell something useful or Clickbank just isn’t for you, then look elsewhere. BuyGoods, MaxWeb and DigiStore are similar to Clickbank, but MaxBounty has many actually useful offers.

You could also try Amazon Associates.

If you don’t know what to sell, then pick a niche.

How do I pick a niche?

I could write another post for choosing niches but for now try to pick something that you’re passionate and knowledgeable about.

Google is allegedly good at working out if you’re blagging it or not so don’t pick accounting if you’re not an accountant.

Even if you fool the search engines, you don’t fool the readers.

If you’re some kind of empty husk with no personality, hobbies or interests then I suggest starting with the boomer and Karen niche, which is essentially writing about the rubbish that sells on Clickbank.

That’s how I made a big chunk of my income in 2022 and beyond.

The amount of times I’ve heard someone say that they’re going to blog in the ‘tech’ niche hurts my brain.

Tech is so broad that it’s hardly a niche; try internet of things, generative AI, decentralised finance or quantum computing instead.

Your niche doesn’t need to be flashy or impressive though; it could be something as simple as dog leashes.

Then you can cover every single possible type of dog leash and conquer that niche.

I only recommend this if you’re a dog owner with a deep expertise of dog leashes and you can take videos and photos of you using various leashes to prove it.

Unfortunately, my psychic powers aren’t working today so I don’t know what your areas of expertise of passions are, so it’s mostly up to you what niche you choose.

However, I’ll give you some bad niches that you should avoid unless you’re a recognised authority in these fields:

  • Health
  • Finance and investments
  • Real estate

Google treats these niches differently to others, as they fall under its ‘Your Money or Your Life’ (YMYL) category; misinformation in these categories can hurt people.

Picking any of them without proper expertise will be playing the game on Nightmare Mode.

How do you get sales with affiliate marketing?

So now you’ve got your niche, how do you get people to click on the links and buy?

Well, this is the final piece of the puzzle and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution.

Instagram posts, Tweets, Telegram groups, YouTube videos, forcing them at gunpoint . . . my method of choice is blog posts designed to attract people who are interested in the products from Google.

This is where my digital marketing background from when I was a wagecuck comes in handy.

Reviews

What do you search for in Google when you’re right on the edge of buying something?

Probably the product name + review, right? If you don’t then perhaps you’re not the most discerning buyer, but a lot of people search that, click my blog posts, read my reviews, click my links and buy.

That’s how my PIG farm makes me a full-time income.

Roundups

Title: “Top 10 best all-natural diabetes supplements”

Content: List a summary of each with their affiliate link, then link to a longer review of each product in a separate post.

This type of content converts people who are interested in a type of product but may not be familiar with any brand names yet.

That’s where you come in.

How do you get more traffic to your affiliate links?

Now we’re talking.

We’ve got the basic formula down but we want to turn that trickle of sales into a deluge.

Well, I get 100% of my traffic from SEO, which is a massive can of worms that you can open with this guide.

How do you start a blog?

In 2018 I didn’t have a clue how to make a simple blog other than with turnkey solutions like WordPress.com, Blogger or Livejournal, which I had used many times in my adolescence.

If you’re serious about blogging, don’t use any of these: you need a self-managed WordPress blog.

So here’s how to set one up.

As for the content, chatGPT is no secret these days but if you can write yourself, then resist the temptation and write it yourself.

It will come across as more human and authentic, and you will build rapport with your readers and they will trust you more.

Key takeaways

  • If you own no assets, you become someone else’s asset
  • People usually get rich from passive income, not jobs
  • Affiliate marketing is your key to passive income
  • Blogging is your key to affiliate marketing

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