Passive Income Lifestyle – Program Review

I’m near the end of the Passive Income Lifestyle eight-week mentorship program. The goal of the program is to teach us everything we need to know to start earning a passive income, even if we have no experience in affiliate marketing.

Moving from Consumer to Producer

I was drawn to the program after reading (and writing a book review about) Fastlane Millionaire. This book changed my conception of time and productivity. As many of you know, this year I have been focusing my blog content on Epicurean economics. One of my initial concerns had to do with the massive trend in automation of labor. There will not be enough jobs for the human population in the coming years. This will create a huge crisis, but also an opportunity–but only for those who have the foresight to adapt and diligently reinvent themselves! There has never been as much urgency to move from being a worker to being self-employed in one or various side-hustles; from being mostly a passive consumer to being a consumer and producer.

Connecting Epicurean Theory and Practice

I believe that Philodemus’ 2,000 year-old advise in his scroll on property management furnishes valuable Epicurean moral guidance for our times. He encourages multiple streams of income and ownership of means of production. He stresses the importance of avoidance of toil and of associating with the right people. The scroll offers other Epicurean insights into how to maximize a life of pleasure while still being productive and successful in this world. But it’s up to us to connect ancient theories with modern practice. This is part of why I chose to undergo PIL.

What the Program Includes

PIL includes eight weeks of personal guidance from a tried, successful affiliate marketer. Each week includes several hours of content. This involves everything from how to set up websites, make videos, and sales advice. The student learns the proven formulas that are being used by successful affiliate marketers. PIL gives access to a private forum–essentially a community of like minded people–and to resources and affiliate programs that are being successfully used by others. It also gives access to a weekly streamed video chat, and to all the video chats that have taken place in the past. In this way, the student fully imbibes the emerging wisdom tradition around affiliate marketing, sees what’s working, connects practice to theory, and learns from others.

Most importantly, the program helps the student to develop the right mindset, convictions, and commitment to the path to self-sufficiency. Commitment is the key word here. This program is not for everyone. Only people who have ambition and a strong commitment to implementing this path to autarchy (=self-sufficiency) via affiliate marketing will benefit from this program. Students should not join out of curiosity, but as part of a long-term commitment.

The program requires no previous experience building a blog, a website, a YouTube channel, etc.–although having these things will obviously place you a step ahead of the game.

If you dream of the day when you will emancipate yourself from wage slavery and divorce your precious time from toil while still remaining productive and retaining meaning in your life, this program may be for you!

If you are committed to developing the necessary skill-set and implementing a long-term plan to materialize that dream, this program may be for you!



About hiramcrespo

Hiram Crespo is the author of 'Tending the Epicurean Garden' (Humanist Press, 2014) and 'How to Live a Good Life' (Penguin Random House, 2020), and founder of He's also written for The Humanist, Eidolon, Occupy, The New Humanism, The Secular Web, Europa Laica, AteístasPR, and many other outlets.
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