Eight months prior I was reading a post in an entrepreneur forum and decided to write a script that would “like” Instagram posts automatically. I wrote a comment on that post, told people how to use the script, then forgot about it.
Months later a user contacted me and said the original script didn't work anymore. I checked my web site stats and found that the page was getting a few hits a day and decided to try to use that traffic to my advantage.
I created an extension for Google Chrome and published it to the Chrome Web Store. I sent email back to the user pointing him to the new extension. The next day I had my first order and a few more slowly trickled in.
I bought a domain for 88 cents and put together a tiny web page. I used a free service to host the new web page. My total expenses were $5.88. I received $48.37 over the next three weeks. That's 823% profit, if I don't count my time.
I'm now going forward with my goal. The first 3 projects are delivered and two others are planned. More ideas are swimming around in my head and I'm sure I'll start to organize those soon. The last project will be a book that talked about the whole process. I'll discuss the success and failures of each project and give details about what was accomplished and how.
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The Passive Income Experiment
A book about my 12 week experiment to deliver value and create passive income.
Some of the projects are already delivered and others are in the initial stages. Here are the projects I've created so far.
Grow your followers by liking other users Instagram posts automatically.
Fix simple motorcycle problems when your stopped and frustrated.
Quickly create all the image resources you need when submitting an app to app stores.
Get more Instagram follows by automatically following other accounts.
How to Code
An introduction to computer programming for the absolute beginner.
Online Keyword Generator
Quickly create large keyword lists by joining primary, descriptive, and modifier keywords into every possible combination.
Here are some of the topics I plan to include in the book.