Let it Flow

I’ve been planning to open up my first passive income stream for a while now, so around end of last year I took the leap and got my first batch of illustrations approved by Shutterstock, a stock photography site which also takes fractals and other digital images.

I have made $ 5.25 so far. Doesn’t look like much at all, but considering that I have uploaded very few illustrations (with hundreds more to come), I can definitely see some potential here. Even if it doesn’t add up to much in the end, the main reason I’m doing this is because it’s a passive income stream, and with no money investment required, I don’t really have anything to lose.

That is actually a very important point. I’d rather risk a little wasted time than a missed opportunity. I see all too many people frustrated over their financial situations, but most of them don’t do a thing about it except complaining and daydreaming.

Invoking abundance over and over again will probably make you feel a rush of positive energy every time, but the surest way to channel some actual cash right into your pockets is to open up and just let it flow – in both ways.

The value you provide goes out into the world, a tiny part of your soul contained in the wrapping of your choice – little bits of color in my case. Sooner or later an answer will come, in the form of physical tokens; bits of metal, paper or data representing the value you’ve added to humanity at large.

This exchange can be very invigorating indeed. I’m still trying to find my way around the peculiar creative challenge that working in the stock environment poses, so I’ll have to post about that on a future occasion. In the meantime, stay tuned!

If you’re interested in Shutterstock as a photographer, graphic designer or for any other reason, the following affiliate links will take you to the site.

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  1. February 10, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Congratulations, taking that action and getting your first passive income stream started is a very big deal. You have now raised your awareness on the concept and undoubtedly more opportunities will follow.

  2. February 10, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Tom,

    thanks, I definitely think they will.

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