Multiple Income Streams | Guest Post by Kenneth Stiffler

First, I want to tell you exactly what “multiple income streams” is all about. Basically, it’s additional streams of income coming in from other sources than your main product/business.

One of the main benefits of having additional income streams is that it’s easier to create several smaller streams of income than just one large stream of income. For example, say you created five income streams, each bringing in $1000, compared to one large stream of income of $5000. It is less work to create the smaller ones than the larger one.


Another factor to consider, is when one is producing less income, the others could be producing more. Therefore, it reduces the risk of being left without any income at all.

You want to diversify your income, mix it up, so to speak. I believe having multiple income streams is no longer a luxury, as it has become a necessity in this day and age. It’s a must, period!

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It adds up

Let's think about it for a minute. Most everyday people just have one source of income --- their job. Because of this, they are living paycheck to paycheck. Which is not really a good position to be in.

What happens if you get sick and had to miss work? Now your only source of income has decreased. Some of you can relate to this. Living on less money is not easy to do, especially if you have a family.

That is why it is so critical to have multiple income streams incorporated into your online business.

I have met people where they only dealt with their one main source of income and struggled for years. Once they became smart, they started adding additional income streams to their main product/business.

I hate to say it, but I was one of those people, too. The good thing for me, it didn’t take years for me to wise up. I was only in a rut for less than a year.

Guess what snapped me out of it? Two years ago, I went to my very first event. The 2017 Nomad Summit in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I used to be one of those that stayed inside my four-walled room and worked on my online business all of the time. Since I live here in Chiang Mai with my family, I thought why not go to the Nomad Summit, since it is a local event.

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Hands up if you have multiple income streams! (Photo: January 2018, Chiang Mai)

I am so glad I did, as it was the turning point for my business. Listening to all of the speakers and talking with the different attendees, I learned there are compatible incomes streams I could use with my own business. That is when I became a firm believer on how important it was to have multiple income streams.

Now after two years of applying what I learned to my own online business, it defiantly has increased my income, allowing my family & myself to live “The Internet Lifestyle”. Now I am a true believer! As it is worth attending events where I can obtain new ideas and network with like-minded people. It’s all about business building.

My advice to everyone is, at the beginning when you are putting your “Game Plan” together; make sure to identify your multiple income streams. You want to make sure it is all part of your business blueprint.

One of the nice things about having an online business is that the Internet gives you unlimited income opportunities.

The best point is it’s less expensive to get started online, compared to your limited opportunities with an offline business.

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Starting your online business can be cheap

The Internet allows the small businessperson to be able to compete with the large businessperson as equals.

That makes the Internet very powerful for you.

That is another good reason why an online business is better then an offline business.

Let me talk a little on the two types of income sources. 

You have Active Income and Passive Income.

Your goal is to have all of your multiple income streams to be passive income.

  • Active Income:  It's basically, you work and receive money. It is like working by the hour and being paid a wage.
  • Passive Income:  It's when the income is not directly tied to active work. Some examples are: rent income; interest; stock market income; income from websites, eCommerce, membership sites and so on.

So your main product/business is your Active Income, as you spend time on it every day, and your Multiple Income Streams are your Passive Income.

What I love about passive income 

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Once you have put in the time to create it, it just keeps on giving with little or no work at all.

When you are looking at creating additional income streams, one good way at first is create streams based on your interest, talents and passions. There are a lot of income streams that require just a few hours to set up and run, so they can start producing money for you right from the start.

What I suggest is make a list of all of the income streams that relate to your main product/business; then pick one and educate yourself on how to do it; then create it and implement it. Once completed then,   Repeat – Repeat – Repeat!

When doing this, there are two important key factors I want you to remember:

  • K.I.S.S.: When you are putting any multiple income stream together, always use the KEEP-IT-SIMPLE-STUPID (K.I.S.S.) system. Don’t make it complicated or try to overthink it. Remember, it is not your main product, just an additional income stream. This way the main focus stays with the main product.
  • FOCUS: This is probably the most important out of the two. Stay focused on the task at hand. Don’t try and do multiple things at the same time. Don’t start something and not finish it, as you keep moving on to something else. Start the task and finish the task. It is that simple. By staying focused, you will finish all of your tasks in a short period of time.

A question I get asked a lot is, “How many additional income streams do I need?

This is a good question, however I really cannot answer it. As you create whatever amount you feel you need to accomplish your overall goal that you set at the beginning. What was your main goal for starting your online business? Then whatever amount of money needed for you to reach that goal, is the amount of additional income streams you will need to create.

Let me give you an example of what my goals are 

I need to bring in enough money to cover the following:

  • Living expenses/family support/travel
  • Business expansion/growth
  • Emergency fund
  • Retirement fund
  • Investments/stocks
  • Charity
  • Future home/property purchase

This is my present overall goal, but of course as time goes and goals are met, my list is adjusted accordingly.

Income Stream Ideas

To help you out, here are some of the most popular ideas for additional income streams that you can create to go with your main product/business.

  • Create an eBook
  • Write your own from scratch
  • Use a PLR eBook and make it your own
  • Pay someone (outsource) to write one for you
  • Create courses
  • Put a coaching system together
  • Create training videos
  • Sell advertising on your site
  • Create an affiliate program
  • Create & sell merchandise related to your main product/business
  • Give speaking events
  • Email marketing

The list is actually unlimited.

So as you can see, additional income streams are very important parts of your online business. Everywhere you look, you’ll see that all successful businesses, either online or offline, have multiple income streams.

That is one of the main reasons why I created “Your Online Business Center”. It’s a place where you can create your own online business or add multiple income streams to your current business. Everything you need to accomplish this is all under one roof, in one place.

Here are just a few of the key things we offer:

  • A list of over 50 plus, MULTIPLE INCOME STREAM ideas
  • TRAINING COURSES of all the popular & successful online business methods
  • Over a thousand FREE DIGITAL PRODUCTS you can learn from; use in your business; sell and keep 100% of the money.
  • Hundreds of MONEY MAKING NICHE BLOGS that are totally turnkey ready to go
  • New fresh, top quality PRODUCTS are added daily
  • Plus SERVICES, RESOURCES, 24/7 SUPPORT and much more…

For more information, please visit our site at www.enoobie.com

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Alexandra Kozma

Alexandra attended the Nomad Summit Conference in January 2017 for the first time, when the term "digital nomad" was still new to her and she didn't even know who Tim Ferris was. The Nomad Summit and living in Chiang Mai flipped her world upside down. She's now helping people become digital nomads by co-organizing the Nomad Summit conference, blogging about the digital nomad lifestyle in Hungarian and sharing her travels on Instagram @alexandrakozma She's the creator of the Morning Mindset journal.

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