Passive Income Ideas for Therapists in 2019

Are you completely stuck and shut down when it comes to even listing out passive income ideas? Sometimes when we’ve been working for a long time, are burnt out, or fearful our creativity can get completely hampered. Sometimes, looking at passive income ideas can help unlock that creativity. So, today, I am going to list many passive income ideas!

But, before I list all of these fabulous passive income ideas…

Let’s have a quick chat. It is important for you to know deep down in your heart that simply following a passive income recipe you find online is likely NOT the best way to make passive income work for you. We will be talking more about how to choose and evaluate passive income ideas- but just remember- you need something that fits you and your clients, not just “something.”

If you are overwhelmed, feeling stressed financially, or burnt out, you might think that just anything will work to fix the problem. It won’t.  Or, at least, I haven’t met anyone to date who has changed their life, business, finances, and joy by choosing a passive income stream this way!

Passive Income Ideas

  • Create a workbook that could help your ideal client before they ever enter therapy.

  • Create a workbook that other clinicians could use along with clients who are in therapy.

  • Create an online training that could help your ideal clients before they ever enter therapy.

  • Create an online training that is meant to help clients already in therapy.

  • Create an online training for therapists who are working with your ideal clients to teach them skills working for you.

  • Create a texting program that sends out daily, weekly, or monthly texts to your ideal clients that are psychoeducational in nature and focused on helping them to stay aligned with their needs or goals.

  • Create an app that helps your ideal clients practice the skills daily that you teach in session.

  • Create an app that helps your ideal client who is not in treatment.

  • Create an app that helps your ideal client maintain treatment gains when they complete treatment.

  • Create an online psychoeducational course that could help your ideal clients before they ever enter therapy  (think a workbook or book but in a more multimedia format)

  • Create an online psychoeducational course that is meant to supplement clients already in psychotherapy (think a workbook or book but in a more multimedia format)

  • Create a special journal for your ideal client with writing prompts

  • Create an art therapy subscription service with an art therapy activity each month

Is your mind starting to open up? Are you starting to get inspired? Think outside the box? Note that I focused primarily on client facing materials vs therapist facing materials. Why? Because you already have marketing focused on your ideal client and it will be LESS passive if you focus on other therapists AKA- you add a new niche to your private practice!


Not sure who your ideal client even is? That is where you need to start! Go and check out our free online training about niche. I am going to ask you to do one thing. Comment below with your questions about developing passive income ideas.

Miranda Palmer

I have successfully built a cash pay psychotherapy practice from scratch on a shoestring budget. I have also failed a licensed exam by 1 point (only to have the licensing board send me a later months later saying I passed), started an online study group to ease my own isolation and have now reached thousands of therapists across the country, helped other therapists market their psychotherapy practices, and helped awesome business owners move from close to closing their doors, to being profitable in less than 6 weeks. I've failed at launching online programs. I've had wild success at launching online programs. I've made mistakes in private practice I've taught others how to avoid my mistakes. You can do this. You were called to this work. Now- go do it! Find some help or inspiration as you need it- but do the work!