June-September will be free time (I've cut my placement short), and I intend to use this time productively. This brainstorming will focus on passive income, as having such in place will provide some financial freedom post-Uni (as long as the income suffices), enabling me to do pursue some longer-run goals and not have to jump straight into a 9-5. I know a 9-5 isn't the only option, but I intend to do some travelling, meaning any job I get will be short-term and - most likely - low pay. By the time Uni starts, I would like to have something coming in, whether that be £5 per week or £50. I have very little knowledge regarding passive income, and am already pretty intimidated by it due to the vast amount of methods of cultivating an income in this manner. I've done a little research, and have found a few methods: - Affiliate marketing. This would be difficult to start as I currently have no website, nor a great following anywhere, meaning little traffic to begin with. The big task here would be to create a website (for whatever reason). On the other hand, I have a very small following on my Instagram , and one longer-run goal is to really grow this. If I managed to attain a pretty massive following, I could implement affiliate marketing here. On the other hand, I could create a separate IG for something that isn't my hobby, and is purely focused on making money. - Amazon FBA. I believe this may be most viable. I've heard a bit about this, and done an hour or two of research into it, and it definitely appears to be very passive and have a lot of potential for growth. - Buying/selling. I already do this to some extent, and it is by no means passive. There may be ways to incorporate drop-shipping on eBay, but buying clothes (or whatever you want to sell), creating listings, then packing and posting it, takes a lot of time and effort, and is not very reliable. - Dropshipping. Again, this would require a (pretty basic) website to function, however I believe this to be pretty viable. I could probably use website templates/Wordpress to get a basic site up-and-running, and then do some research into various items that could be dropshipped. Again, I need people to use the site and purchase things, but there'll of course be ways to generate traffic. - Write and sell eBooks on Amazon. I've never written a book, but this could be an interesting method. I believe I could enjoy this as it would allow me to be creative. I currently have no ideas about any books I could write, but I journal so that could suggest a few book ideas in itself and suggests there's a good chance I'd enjoy writing something. - Create a mobile application. My programming skills are primarily back-end, meaning I have little/no knowledge regarding the creation of websites and mobile applications. Just because I lack such knowledge does not mean I should dismiss this, as again, this would allow me to be creative and could shape my career. Have any of you gone about getting a passive income going? What method did you choose (if you're willing to share), and what attracted you to that method? Perhaps you have your own business - what were the first steps you took in getting it up and running? What the the traps I should look out for going forth? Are some methods so difficult/risky that they should be dismissed? Rather than prancing about between methods, I want to find one I'm confident in and then stick to it. I'm still working from now until June 1st, so a goal could be to have 'some foundation' in place for that date, which could be achieved by (for example) putting in 5 hours of research per week. What 'some foundation' is, I don't know, but will be established. Any guidance/advice would be appreciated.