I decided to name this blog “Passive Income Rising” after the long-lived Phoenix bird associated with re-birth… it dies in flames and then obtains new life by arising from the ashes. After I was homeless in Phoenix, AZ for around five months in 2012, I vowed that I would eventually rise up no matter how long it took.
When I started online
My quest to earn income online started in 2009 when I was working as a waitress for a pizza chain. I had just quit college and moved to Chicago from Kansas with hopeful ambitions of starting a new adventure. I was a horrible employee because I hated my job and just knew there had to be more to life.
I didn’t care about my job. I showed up late almost every day, and in a bad attitude. I didn’t care, either. So I went online and starting researching legitimate ways to earn money from home. Mostly I just wasted precious time on surveys, paid-to-click sites, and other online task sites.
Over a span of almost a decade, I continued my research of many different ways to earn online and ended up wasting a lot of time, but finally in 2020, I realized that I would never earn serious passive income online until I got serious about my business. I knew that whatever I was doing in the past wasn’t working.
While my online business is still a work in progress, I feel so fortunate to have all the knowledge I’ve accumulated over the past 11 years studying content marketing, lead generation, branding, list-building, mindset, and much more. These are the foundation of building a successful blog and online business! More importantly, yet, I realized I needed to be adding value to the lives of others!
I also realized I was operating from a mindset of lack and limitation for many years, which led to my lack of results in my business. Now I am always studying mindset because self-development is very important to me. And I prefer to surround myself with those who are always aiming to improve themselves, as well.
With this blog, I’m sharing all the tips, resources, and lessons I have learned about blogging and affiliate marketing along the way so you can find your own entrepreneurial spirit and financial freedom!