What is the list of passive income options in Singapore? - Seedly



Asked by Anonymous

Asked on 29 Aug 2018

What is the list of passive income options in Singapore?

Some work for money. Some make money work for them.

... I want money to be my slave. To be the Worshipful Master of my own money.

If you have any passive income to share, please feel free to comment!:)


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Cedric Jamie Soh
Cedric Jamie Soh, Director at Seniorcare.com.sg
Level 8. Wizard
Answered on 12 Sep 2019

For true passive income that requires very little or no maintenance work, you don't have much choice.

1) stock dividends.

2) royalty from creative works such as books, music, arts.

3) advertisement from internet creative works

2 and 3 are not easy for most folks. And even these 2 tend to dwindle in time due to lack of publicity.

I exclude property (one popular "passive income" of Singapore) because it is really not passive.

There is maintenance involved. Any time an issue pops up, your tenants are going to call you up for piping, electricity, carpeting, door windows issue etc.

You probably need to get new tenants now and then and check on stuff.

Probably semi-passive?

I do options trading and I count that as semi-passive income too. You still have to check the portfolio every 1 week or so and renew expiring trades to get the stream of income.

Passive income is not as easy as sold in stories and books.


Lok Yang Teng
Lok Yang Teng
Level 8. Wizard
Answered on 29 Aug 2018

Passive income: Perform the action once and you'll continually earn money from it.

  1. Photography; you can upload your photos to websites such as ShutterStock and you will be paid by number of people who used the photo.

  2. Own a startup

  3. Create online courses/blog and earn from advertisements