Recession: 'Full Proof' methods to maintain a steady passive income flow during a recession

Ingram Atkinson

Disclaimer: I am not a financial advisor. Do not take anything I say as financial advice, ever. Do your own research. Consult a professional investment advisor before making any investment decisions!


As the American economy has been on a downward trend, the fear of a recession is a common one however, not for those who have the right investment strategies. In fact, many of these strategies will help you make passive income during this difficult time. Here are some of the best ways to generate passive income and make money during a recession:

There are ways to make money during the recession.

There are many ways to make money during the recession. One of the best ways is to invest in stocks. Stocks can be purchased through any financial advisor or broker, and they're often more affordable than other methods of investing.

Investing in real estate is another option that you may want to consider if you have extra cash lying around but don't want to take on debt yet (or ever). You can rent out an apartment building or house, buy a home with low monthly payments and then sell ASAP whenever there's an uptick in prices due to economic recovery efforts like tax cuts or infrastructure projects being built across America's cities where people live

Invest in a high-dividend paying stock

Dividend stocks are a great way to make money. They’re also one of the most reliable investments during a recession, since they typically pay out more than their NAV (net asset value). This means that if you invest in a high-dividend paying stock, you will have more money coming in each year than what it costs to own the company.

Dividend stocks tend to be higher quality companies because they need more capital and therefore have higher earnings per share (EPS). In addition, dividend paying stocks tend not only earn regular dividends but also reinvest those dividends back into their business which helps boost future growth potential at no extra cost!

Explore international stocks

International stocks can be volatile, but they also offer the chance to invest in a country’s economy. Look for companies that are not correlated with the US economy and have strong fundamentals, such as cash flow and earnings growth.

Buy real estate

The first thing you should know is that real estate is a good investment during the recession. It’s not just because it provides passive income, or “passive” being defined as any kind of income that doesn’t require work from you. Real estate also offers long-term returns and can be a great way to build wealth over time—if you get it right.

Real estate investing isn't for everyone though; there are some things to keep in mind before buying your first property:

  • Do your research on local markets and properties so you know what neighborhoods have been hit hardest by foreclosures, construction projects or other factors affecting value (like crime). If there are any developments planned nearby, find out what impact these changes will have on local prices and demand for houses/apartments/condos etc.; this will help inform whether now is the right time for purchasing new apartments or homes within those areas!

Pay down debt and build an emergency fund

The best way to make sure you have enough money in the bank to cover 3-6 months of expenses is to pay down your debts. If you're paying off credit cards and loans, it's time for some serious savings!

You also need an emergency fund. This can be as little as $1-$2k but should be enough so that if something unexpected happens (like a job loss) then at least there's something on hand for immediate needs like food and shelter until things get better again.

Save up for retirement

You want to make sure that you’re saving for retirement, so it’s important to know how much money you need and what steps you should take.

The most important thing is to start saving early! If you wait until later in life, it will be much more difficult for yourself and others around you.

The best way to get started with this is by setting up automatic payments from your paychecks into a savings account at least once per month (or even better, twice or three times per month). This way, even if something unexpected happens like losing a job or getting sick in the middle of a financial crisis—you still have time before anything major happens!


The key to making money during the recession is being proactive. That means planning ahead and taking a long view, even if the outlook looks grim. You can do this by diversifying your investments—but don’t forget that diversification is also an opportunity for you to find better returns without taking on risks. And remember: no matter how bad things look, there are always ways to make more money than before!

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