Ever since I discovered the possibility of passive income, I threw myself into learning more about how to make it happen. I still remember my first $5, and I never would’ve imagined putting any passive income reports together, but here I am doing it again for the third year. I hope you get inspired and start your own passive income journey!
If you’re looking to earn money while you sleep, you’re in the right place! If you didn’t already know, I’ve been sharing my passive income journey since 2020 (Yes, the year we got hit with a global pandemic but I still made $5k in my sleep!) and you can read it here.
My goal was to make $10k passive income last year, which I was only a few hundred dollars away from. Then 2022 came, and for the first time we had a somewhat normal year, so I thought, Why not make a scary goal of $20k? Even though it didn’t happen again, I consistently made $1000+/month and wrapped up the year with $16k in passive income altogether.
I was a bit optimistic about doubling my goal from last year. In a nutshell, I had a revenue increase of 70% in 2022, and I’m pumped to show you how I did all that.
Without further ado, check out how I made $1000+ per month in passive income in 2022:
1, Selling Art on Print-on-demand Websites ($33)
I know what you’re probably thinking… Why bother reporting this $33? It’s so low that no one cares, but $33 got me an awesome southern fried chicken burger with fries and a drink on the side! Why not slide in a dessert at the end, hey? Considering I only added one new product in January and I just sold one item from that design on Society6 lol I think it’s a pretty damn good deal.
You’ve got to start somewhere, and remember that all your earnings add up to something!
Society6 Income Earnings 2022
2, Affiliate Marketing Programs ($4549.14)
This year, I decided to include more businesses in my affiliate marketing so that I don’t put all of my eggs in one basket. However, I haven’t had much success with the newer ones just yet. Better luck next year!
Sovrn Income Earnings 2022
The businesses I used to see great results on Magiclinks haven’t been performing well for me, so I didn’t pay too much attention to it. Instead, I concentrated on what worked for me, which was Pepperjam, which you can read more about below.
Magiclinks Income Earnings 2022
Even though there’s a huge drop from the last quarter of 2022, the total income I got from Pepperjam this year was incredible! I had a revenue increase of 223% from last year, and I can only imagine how much more I can grow with it.
Pepperjam Income Earnings 2022
3, Display Ads on Your Website ($12060.80)
This category alone made more than my entire year in 2021, so I’m pretty happy with that.
The start of the year is always a scary time because many companies reduce their ad spend based on seasonality. The first few months are generally quieter and bring in less revenue overall.
Google Adsense ($1014.04)
If you’ve followed my passive income journey, I actually recommend steering away from the Google Adsense platform to make more money. However, I started seeing some traction on my mediation revenue, so I wanted to turn it on (and connect via Ezoic) to see if I could make more. And I did, with an additional $1k. Definitely not complaining at all!
Google Adsense Income Earnings 2022
Towards the last quarter of 2021, I was consistently getting 4-figure months with Ezoic. So, I was feeling hopeful that it would continue helping me smash all my goals in the new year. Even though it didn’t quite happen, my Ezoic revenue was still freaking amazing and a lot higher as a whole.
Ezoic Income Earnings 2022
As you can see, Ezoic helped me generate the most passive income, and it has consistently done that for the last few years. If you want to read more about my experience with Ezoic, you can read it here.
Ready to add display ads to your passive income journey? You should totally check out Ezoic!
2022 Passive Income Breakdown
How Much Passive Income Did I Make Each Month?
Overall, I’m super happy with my passive income report this year. I saw an increase in many areas, and I could only imagine it getting better next year! I’d love to see my website traffic get back up in 2023 and smash more passive income goals!
Loved this blog post?
Choose your favourite image below and pin it on your Pinterest board for later.