I’m a family guy in my early thirties who learned about passive income because I had to. Like so many other people, I’m on my Plan B career.
I graduated from college with an architecture degree and went to work for an amazing architectural firm as a Job Captain. I was thriving in my career and had no plans to leave it—but there are some parts of life we can’t control.
The downturn in the economy hit my industry hard. In 2008, just a few months before my wedding, I was laid off from my job.
The real power I found during that time was that I could take control of my future. Running an online business built around passive income allowed me to spend more time with my new wife—and shortly afterward, our first child—and I wanted to share the techniques I learned with other people in similar situations.
When I started Smart Passive Income back in 2008, my goal was simple: share the strategies that have helped me grow my online business. Since that time, it has become remarkably easy to find advice on internet marketing and starting an online business—but what has gotten harder is finding ethical advice that has been properly tested.
My family is the primary motivation for everything that I do, and you’ll hear me mention them often throughout the site. My wife, April, and I have two kids—a boy, Keoni, and a girl, Kailani, as well as our dog, Gizmo. The best part about my job is that it allows me to plan my day around my family, not around my business.
If you haven’t started an online business yet, don’t worry, you’re not alone and you’re not too late. Spend some time exploring my Start Here page to get a sense of what is involved. This page is designed to help you make good business decisions on your own, without having to pay some sketchy “online business guru.”