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18 Food-Based Passive Income Ideas for 2020

18 Food-Based Passive Income Ideas for 2020

18 Food-Based Passive Income Ideas for 2020

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If you’re visiting my page, you may be interested in creating food art just as much as we do. Sometimes, these food hobbies are enough to establish another source of income — passive income. Passive income side hustles could simply be creating a recipe eBook filled with all your food favorites, or working on your own food blog like Ginger It Up. Simply stated, passive income is a project that takes time to set up, that can earn income over time, building a stronger budget. Typically, passive income projects don’t require many updates once created and grow in earnings the older it gets.

If you have a little more time on your hands, you may be ready to take on the challenge. Keep reading to see which passive income ideas spark your interest the most.

Create Your Own Food Blog
If you’re ready to share your recipes with the world, create your own food blog. Luckily, there are many different resources online to help you find the right blog platform and the right theme to make your website as aesthetically pleasing as you’d like. Sites like WordPress, Wix, and Squarespace are a few platforms that offer this service. At an additional cost, they will even plan and integrate a few posts on your new platform.

Once you’ve set up your website, don’t forget to create social media accounts to share your hard work. Name your social media accounts as close to your blog title as close as possible. This way, your audience will be able to find your social platforms without any hiccups.

Every time you release a post, share it on your Instagram, Facebook page, Pinterest, and Bloglovin’.

Take Stock Food Images to Sell Online
Whether you choose to snap some pictures of the mountains or your dinner masterpiece, upload it to GettyImages or another stock image site at a premium rate. With social media taking off more than every, more and more people are looking for images — and they’re willing to pay a premium.

Next time you take out your camera to capture beautiful sights, create an account and sell them online. Your earnings may not accumulate right off the bat, but over time these earnings could grow bigger and bigger. Not to mention, you won’t have to make any more edits once they’re live!

Write and Sell Your Own Recipe eBook
As an avid cook, you may already have a stockpile of your own recipes that you refuse to share. But, what if you could make a profit off of them? Creating an eBook could do just that. Put a few hours into creating a PDF of all your favorite recipes creations. Having a loved one edit to ensure there aren’t any mistakes to wrap things up.

From there, you have a few money-making choices. You could upload your ebook to iTunes, Amazon, Etsy, or your own website if you have one. Not only could you make passive income in one spot, but you could open it up to the audience on various digital retailers.

Create a Recipe App
Just like you would add all your recipes to a digital file, you could add them to an app you create all on your own. This project may take a little more time and initial investment, but it could pay off in the long run. Instead of charging a one-time price for your recipes, you could charge a monthly membership fee to bring in consistent income, with little to no long-term work.

If you don’t have the time to learn and create your own app, consider consulting a professional. There are various freelancing platforms swarming with creators that would love to do it for you. Websites like UpWork bring together successful creators at different hourly prices to help you turn your dreams into reality.

If you’re considering investing time into your own food-focused passive income side hustle, check out more of our favorite go-to ideas below!

18 Passive Income Ideas for 2020: Which Is Right for You?

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