Good story, Rocco. There are many ways to make money outside of a day job, some more passive than others. Starting a side hustle is NOT passive income as people learn when they try it. Finding good dividend stocks takes a lot of work, but then it is much more passive to own them than it is to run a side business. You just have to keep track of how the company is doing to see if you should sell at any point. Real estate is the same, lots of work to find good properties, but then you can let someone else manage it for you and get a check. Nothing is truly passive, but stocks and real estate can be much more passive than business.