10 Passive Income Ideas for 2019

Today I'm going to be talking about something a little different, usually, my blog is based around beauty but recently I've become really interested in finding ways to build passive income, so today I'm going to talk about what passive income is and 10 different ideas to start earning it.
Okay, so passive income is basically a way of making money that requires little effort or maintenance after the initial set up. A passive income business can give you more financial freedom, you can even be making money while you sleep and for some, it even becomes a full-time career. 

1. Digital Prints - Printables are a great passive income idea, they have a relatively low start-up cost, are easy to make and can be sold over and over again. You may think you need to be a talented artist to create beautiful art prints but you can actually buy clipart packs and fonts that you can use to make original designs to put on a print and sell to others. If you are selling these digitally then they are very low maintenance as you don't need to ship anything all you need to do is find a platform to sell on (I use Etsy) and upload your products.
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2. Planners - Planners are similar to the art printables, you don't need to create a physical product you can create a design for customers to download and print themselves or you can even create a digital planner to be used on an iPad (phone or tablet). These are a great option as they are very popular at the moment although they are slightly more difficult/time consuming to create than the art prints I just mentioned, it's a great way to expand your product range.

3. eBook  - To write your own book you don't necesarrily need to be a talented writer, although it would help, you just need some knowledge or skill to share. This is a great way to teach your customers something new and once again it's very low maintenance, once you've put it together and find a place online to sell it all you need to do is promote, promote, promote!

4. Online Course - These are extremely popular right now if you have any skill to share then this could be the option for you. There are lots of different ways to format your course, you can create slideshows, worksheets, video presentations, get creative and the options are endless. These are great if you are a blogger, social media expert or influencer especially if you already have a large social media following as people will already be wanting to know how you achieved your success and will pay good money to find out. Obviously, you don't need to have a large social media following to have success selling an online course you just need to show your customers that you have success in whatever field your course is based on to convince them to part with their cash.

5. Affiliate Marketing - This is basically a way of making money through commission, you may be given a unique code or link and asked to promote a product for someone else if people buy the product using your code or link you earn a commission. This is a good option for anyone who loves social media and doesn't want to create a product for themselves.

6. Blogging/YouTube - There's a lot of different ways to make money as a blogger/YouTuber, you can do sponsored posts, create your own products, affiliate links and ads. It can be difficult to make a lot of money blogging as there's so much competition but there's definitely space for everyone and if you work hard you can definitely make money.

7. Stock Photography - You don't need to be a professional photographer to make money taking pictures, you will need a decent camera that can take high-quality photos and a good eye. People use stock photography for all sorts of things including blogging, marketing and creating beautiful Pinterest graphics so if you can take beautiful or useful photos then you can make some money doing this as a side hustle.

8. Lightroom Presets - These are becoming so popular at the moment, there's a lot of people who really take their Instagram seriously and will pay good money to make their pictures look more beautiful and create a cohesive feed. If you use Adobe Lightroom and can create beautiful presets to take a range of different pictures to the next level then you can definitely make money, this is another great option for blogger, influencers or photographers.

9. Physical Products - If you are crafty you can create and sell your own goods on websites like Etsy but you need to be careful with this one, take into account the time it takes you to make each item, how much it costs to make each item and your shipping costs to work out if it's really worth your while. You may want to consider drop-shipping which allows you to create designs that can be printed on a range of different products, it's great because you don't need to store any inventory or worry about shipping as this will all be done for you.

10. Clipart/Fonts/Mockups - This is another option for the artistic and crafty if you have any skills in calligraphy, photography or art this could be the perfect passive income option. You will need specific software to help you create these kinds of products like Photoshop, InDesign and Procreate which will come at a cost but they are relatively low for a business startup and can be very lucrative.

There you have it a brief overview of ten passive income ideas to make money in 2019, I've only talked about each one very briefly but if you like this kind of post let me know in a comment or on my social media and I will definitely go a little more in-depth about passive income and my own personal experiences of trying to start up a side hustle.

I hope you enjoyed this post, have an amazing day!

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation Review

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation

It's been a while since I've reviewed a foundation because I've been trying to use up some of the ones I already have but a few weeks back I decided I wanted a foundation that had less coverage because I've been enjoying a more natural make-up look so I picked up the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation and I'm going to be reviewing that for you today.

The Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation retails for £10.99 and I have the shade Vanille Clair, from what I can see online it only comes in six shades which is pretty disappointing. This claims to give skin an added boost of radiance and an anti-fatigue effect. The packaging gives you that very 'healthy' vibe with the bright red pop of colour and pictures of fruit, it's a simple plastic bottle with a pump which makes it easy to use and travel-friendly (you get the standard 30ml of product). It's also worth noting that there is a fairly strong scent to this product, it's not unpleasant, it's slightly fruity probably to go along with the whole vibe of the foundation but if you have very sensitive skin that doesn't get on well with fragrance then this might not be a good option for you but I've not experienced any irritation or breakouts.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation

 Okay, time for my thoughts, this foundation feels very lightweight and blends out easily on the skin, my favourite way to apply this is by using a brush to really buff the foundation into the skin to achieve a very natural glowy complexion but you can build it up to light-medium coverage. This isn't the most long-lasting foundation and I find if you build the coverage up too much you can end up looking a little cakey or oily throughout the day, personally I find it wears better when I use less product. As this has light coverage it won't cover blemishes or darkness under the eyes so you will need concealer if you have these skin concerns.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation

This foundation has a lovely natural finish which I really like, as I mentioned it's not the most long-lasting formula but you can get a good eight hours wear before it starts to break down. I enjoy this product for those phases when I'm all about that natural look but I wouldn't recommend this if you love full coverage, matte skin perfecting foundations. I'd say this is best for those with dry/combination skin who love fresh natural make-up and don't want to break the bank, if that's you then I would definitely recommend this. I hope you found this review helpful and if you have any questions let me know!

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation

Have a great day!

Did you know I have an Etsy store selling digital downloads, including art prints, planners and clipart - check it out here!

Beauty Empties March 2019

Mac Studio Fix Fluid and Laura Geller Spackle Primer

It's been such a long time since I've done one of these beauty empties posts so today that's exactly what I'm doing! I'm going to be talking about five beauty products that I've used up over the last few months and give you a brief review of each item, this month it's all make-up products.

First up is the MAC Studio Fix Fluid (£26.00), I've had a bit of a love-hate relationship with this foundation, I had times where I really loved how it looked and other months I didn't thank it was anything special but overall now that I've fully used the bottle I would say it's a good foundation just not exceptional. It has decent coverage and SPF15 which is great if you're going to be wearing this every day, I never noticed much flashback either which is worth noting if you take a lot of pictures. I would recommend this foundation to those who like medium-full coverage and a more matte finish if you want to read my full review click here!

Mac Studio Fix Fluid

Next up we have a primer (perhaps I should have written about that before the foundation to go in order of application but ohhhhh well), specifically we are going to be talking about the Laura Geller Spackle Tinted Primer in the shade Champagne. I only have a sample size of this primer as I got it in a kit but the full-size retails for roughly £20-25 which is fairly pricey. Okay so I should start by saying that I'm not a huge lover of primers in general, I find that most of them really don't do much (to hear more about those opinions click here) so if you love primers maybe you'll have a different opinion but I didn't really like this, it has glittery particles throughout which I'm not a fan of and overall I didn't think it made my skin look any smoother and my make-up didn't appear to last any longer so I wouldn't recommend this. That doesn't mean I don't like Laura Geller as a brand the Gilded Honey highlighter is beautiful, I really love it and would highly recommend that to others it's just this primer didn't really do anything for me.

Laura Geller Spakle Primer

Finally, I have three products from the same brand, Lash FX, they are different kinds of mascaras that I've either used up or just need to throw out because they are expired. First is the Grow Me Up Lash Serum which was probably my least favourite of the three, that doesn't mean it was bad I just didn't see a big difference in the length of my lashes when using this serum. I did think this gave a nice base before applying mascara to give some extra ooomph and I did like using this with my skincare routine to take care of my lashes as we often neglect them but if you think this will grow your lashes to new lengths and replace falsies you may be disappointed.

Lash FX Grow Me Up Lash Serum

Next, is the Build Me Up Mascara, this is a two-step mascara that's designed to build that volume and give you options for how dramatic you want your lashes to look but I must say my favourite use for this mascara was for my bottom lashes, it may be a little over the top to have a different mascara for your top and bottom lashes but I find it really makes a difference. This mascara grabs those little lashes easily without ending up all over your face and evenly coats them, no clumpy spidery lashes! On the top lashes, it does work but I found it wasn't as dramatic as I would have liked so this would be perfect for anyone looking for a very natural look.

Lash FX Build Me Up Mascara

Finally, it's my favourite mascara of the three, the Volume Up Mascara, this I would say is a great all-rounder, it gives you nice length and volume so if you were only going to purchase one of these three Lash FX mascaras this is the one I would recommend. To read my full review of the Lash FX mascaras click here!

Lash FX Volume Up Mascara

I hope you all enjoyed this little empties post, let me know in a comment or on my social media if you still enjoy these kinds of posts and I hope you all have a great day!

Did you know I have an Etsy store selling digital downloads, including art prints, planners and clipart - check it out here!