Top 4 Ways to Create a Passive Stream of Income with Cryptocurrency

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Didn’t Bitcoin just seem like a fad a few years ago? Like it felt like a passing phase where it was hyped for a while and then it would just die down.

Turns out, people have been able to make A FORTUNE out of it. Lives have turned around because of this pinnacle of an investment. Not just Bitcoin, there are several other coins that have offered umpteen returns as well.

Just in case you were feeling lost and wanted a piece of the cryptocurrency cake, make a little side income, this one is for you!

  1. Lending out Cryptocurrency

To begin lending Bitcoin, you must first create an account with a lending platform such as BlockFi, Gemini, or Celsius. BlockFi functions as a marketplace, paying crypto depositors a fixed interest rate similar to a high-yield savings account, then lending those assets to borrowers who can earn even larger returns.

Crypto lending is appealing because it provides passive income while avoiding the volatility of the cryptocurrency market and paying a high-interest rate.

You can utilize a Defi (decentralized finance) application such as Compound or Aave, which is linked to a crypto wallet such as Coinbase. These programs allow you to compare interest rates, choose the best one (some offer rates as high as 8% APR, but rates vary greatly), and invest your money. Then sit back and watch the passive revenue pile up in your bank account.

  1. Investing and Holding (or HOLDING in the crypto world)

Purchasing Bitcoin or Ethereum is a wonderful alternative investment since it acts as a hedge and complement to the traditional financial system and the value of the US dollar. When it comes to building a portfolio, knowing when to buy and which cryptos to buy is crucial.

This market has the potential to be exceedingly turbulent. Sharp climbs can bring significant payoffs at any time, and sudden decreases might allow anyone to buy in at a reasonable price.

Bitcoin prices, for instance, fell by 26% in early January 2021. The two-day decline was substantial. This decline, however, is merely a blip on the radar for long-term crypto investors and HODLers, who are expecting a 300% increase over the next year. Imagine the profit you would have made by the end of 2021 with the amount of unprecedented growth.

  1. Cryptocurrency Airdrops

No, we aren’t referring to Apple’s Bluetooth service, this is a technique by which cryptocurrency can be sent from wallet to wallet via airdrop.

It’s when current cryptocurrency investors are issued modest quantities of a new currency, either for free or in exchange for good publicity or positive social media mentions. Once these crypto startups take off, so does the value of the coin.

Essentially, you didn’t invest anything, and your income is just growing.

  1. Dividends

Cryptos pay dividends too.

Dividends are a well-known method of generating passive income from investments. Because not all cryptocurrencies offer dividends, it’s crucial to do your homework before investing. Tezos, Cosmos, VeChain, and NEO are some of the most popular dividend-paying cryptos, and they’re all available on Coinbase.

Dividends have a disadvantage in that their distributions are minimal in comparison to many of the other passive income options we’ve discussed. The advantage is that they are pretty consistent, and unlike airdrops, they do not dilute the coin’s total worth.

And these aren’t just the only ways to make yourself some passive income, there are other ways too! Cryptocurrency is just at the beginning of its time. There’s so much to explore and learn in this new realm of buying and selling.



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6 thoughts on “Top 4 Ways to Create a Passive Stream of Income with Cryptocurrency

  1. Khawla says:

    Thank you for sharing this! I have only heard of it, but haven’t looked into it in much detail cause I’m a bit skeptic of the whole thing.
    Would you say this is better than trying to earn money, for example, from YouTube, blogging, affiliate marketing, dropshipping, etc.?
    In your opinion, can the value of Bitcoin be higher than USD or GBP? Can you convert Bitcoin to real money?

    For example if I have 1000 bitcoin and I want to shop from Amazon. Is that possible?

  2. Mike P. says:

    Having spent the last year learning about crypto, I still feel like there is more to learn. I feel like I might have missed out on Bitcoin cause small investments don’t seem to earn much. I think I have only made a net profit of maybe $55 on Bitcoin. I want to know which would be best to invest in NOW. Like ones that will actually turn better profits. I am content to sit on my Bitcoin for a while but I would like to see better gains.

  3. Sylvia Cole says:

    I have had my share of cryptocurrencies in the past, and I was lucky enough to gain some money in the last big uptrend (end of 2021), but there are so money currencies out there, that it’s hard to spot the ones that are going to survive the long run. Bitcoin is an establishment, but at the moment confidence in crypto is very low. And it surely doesn’t help it being linked to the war in Ukraine or depends so heavily on decisions by the fed in the United States… Volatility is a good thing if you are on the winning end of the graph, but for every winner, there has to be a loser. You can’t make money out of thin air…

  4. Belanger Thomas says:

    Staking is a great way to secure some extra income. It does not yield the high intrestrates, but it sure does work. I also tried Yield farming, but the highest gains are usually the more risky coins and do not warrant a high payout in terms of value for money. Earning 1000% intrest in a month, sounds great, but if the coin loses value, the intrest has no meaning. Playing with crypto is still too much of a gamble.

  5. Theresa Anne says:

    I’ve read a lot about airdrops on my Twitter timeline but now do I only understand what it actually means. I can’t believe I’m so late to the party and how much I am missing out! I have always been wary about crypto but I can’t deny the fact that I know a lot of people who have many some extra cash out of it. Its a matter of getting more knowledgeable about it! I hope you could post more about this and other opportunities for passive income.

  6. I don’t like to invest in Cryptocurrencies. I’ve already tried but it didn’t work out properly for me. I’m not interested in it that is my problem.

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