Welcome to Episode 35 of the Nutrition Business Podcast with Libby Rothschild.

On today’s episode, I am chatting with Rachel Paul of @collegenutritionist about active vs. passive income, what they are, and what you should be focusing on in your business.

Rachel and I both work 1:1 with our clients, as well as have created a passive income course – Beat the Algorithm – to help us both reach our income goals and needs for our business. I think you will really enjoy this episode as a way to help you strategize and determine what things you should be focusing your time on in your business.

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Here are the takeaways from this episode:

  • Active income is any type of work you actively have to participate in, like 1:1 coaching.

  • Passive income is any type of work that you do once and then can promote it and make money off of without doing more work, like eBooks or courses.

  • The benefit of passive income is that you have the ability to extend your reach

  • With passive income, you do have to do work upfront, such as market research and promotion in order to sell your product, so there is still work involved.

  • A great way to figure out what types of passive income items you should create is by creating valuable freebies that your audience loves.

  • Affiliate marketing is another passive income source without having to put a lot of work into. Affiliate marketing is when you are referring people to products or courses you love and then getting a commission off of when they purchase.

  • Mindset plays a huge role in affiliate marketing – you have to believe making money off of influencing people to purchase something will work for you.

  • If you need more money upfront and have the time, focus on active income. If you don’t have the time to put into 1:1 coaching, focus your time on passive income upfront.

  • You do not need a formal business plan to create income – think in terms of quarters to allow yourself room to pivot your business if you need to.

  • Find a way to have external accountability so you can keep focused on the important things in your business.