Dumb Passive Income

Welcome to the Dumb Passive Income blog, where we have been blogging about passive income since 2012. This website has become a trusted resource in the passive income space. We’re continually striving to expand and improve our database of content so we can remain one of the top go-to resources for people looking for information and advice on the various forms of passive income.

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My name is Matthew Allen and I am the Lead Digital Editor of the Dumb Passive Income blog. I work diligently on the content for the blog to ensure its accuracy and relevancy. If I’m not writing the content myself – I am hiring some of the best minds that I can find with expertise on the various types of passive income that we are blogging about.

Passive Income

What is Passive Income?

Passive Income can be defined as income received on a regular basis, with little effort required to maintain it.

My ultimate goal with this website is to enlighten the readers who stumble upon this blog, like you, and show you how passive income is absolutely possible for anybody and everybody – no matter your life situation. There are 3 main types of passive income – and if the first 2 are not a part of your financial life plan, then you are truly doing something wrong.

My ultimate goal for myself is to create as much passive income for myself and for my family as I possibly can. Of the 3 main types of passive income – I already have the first 2 covered. I am now obsessively working on the 3rd type of passive income. An abundant lifestyle is my ultimate goal, and creating extra monthly cash flow with passive income is the way that I am achieving it.

The 3 Main Types of Passive Income

The Blog

I started this blog in May 2012. At that time, I had been dabbling with blogging for several months, and I was unsuccessfully trying to make money online. Eventually, I started to figure some things out, and a little bit of money started to roll in. I used this Dumb Passive Income blog as a place to chronicle my journey as I taught myself how to make money online.

Today, the Dumb Passive Income blog has evolved into more of a passive income hub for anybody who is interested in learning more about passive income and how and why they should have it for themselves. Two of the best places to get started are these pillar posts…

Featured In

The Dumb Passive Income blog is featured as one of the Top 20 Side Hustle Blogs by Moneyzine.

About Me

My name is Matthew Allen. At least, that is how I refer to myself online. Matthew Allen is my real first and middle name. When I started out online, I left out my real last name in order to maintain a certain degree of anonymity. I don’t care about the anonymity anymore, but the name stuck and people know me by Matthew Allen. So I’m leaving it that way. My real last name is irrelevant to what I do online – but at the same time, I’m not trying to hide it.

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Matthew Allen – Navarre Beach, FL (Spring Break 2021)

I am NOT a full-time internet marketer. I still work a day job as a truck driver. And yes, I’m talking about a big ole tractor-trailer semi-truck. Ever heard of a dumb truck driver who is also an internet marketer? I’m one of those weirdos who actually loves his day job. Driving a truck and being out on the road is an absolute passion of mine, and I love interacting with customers at the many stops I visit each day.

Creating enough passive income to be able to quit my day job is not even a goal for me (at least not until retirement). Creating enough passive income to ease some financial burdens and live a more abundant lifestyle is more like it.

I love spending time with my family. My 2 sons and I have become obsessed with the sport of disc golf. We get out and play as often as we possibly can. We love exploring the many different disc golf courses in West Michigan. We’ve even been known to hit some disc golf courses while traveling to other states (like Florida, where we go for spring break). We follow the disc golf pro tour regularly on YouTube, and we even make it a point to go watch the tournament live when they play in Michigan.

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Picture taken with my two sons on Father’s Day 2022 at Hammond Hill Disc Golf Course in Hastings, MI

About My Family

I am a husband to my beautiful wife – Susie. Together we’ve created an incredible family. We have 2 amazing sons – Ethan and Eli. And the most adorable daughter in the world – Elena. Most of my free time on nights and weekends is spent with my family, and they are my motivation and the reason that I strive to create as much passive income as I possibly can.

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Picture taken at Joe’s Crab Shack in Daytona Beach, FL (Spring Break 2022)

Susie and I were both born and raised in the great state of Michigan (on the west side). We love the 4 seasons in Michigan, and we’ve chosen to stay and raise our children here. Spring and Fall are our favorite seasons when it’s not too hot and not too cold outside. During the summer, we love spending time on the beaches of Lake Michigan. During the winter, we’ve been known to hit the local sledding hills.

Thank You

Thank You for reading my About page. I’m not typically super active on social media, but feel free to look me up if you want. I am consciously trying to be more active on The Twitter. I recently found some cool subReddit’s and Reddit is becoming one of my favorite platforms as of late. You can also follow me on Facebook or Instagram.

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