A Simple Strategy To Make $70,000 In Passive Income Per Year

Bernard Okoth
2 min readMay 25, 2022


Assuming an annual dividend yield of 7%, you’ll need $1 million to earn $70,000 per year in passive income without eating into the initial investment amount.

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Here’s a simple strategy to make $70,000 in passive income per year. Invest in two types of assets that offer annual dividend yields of at least 7%;

Closed-End Funds (CEFs)

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A CEF is a type of mutual fund that can be bought and sold like a stock on an exchange. There are dozens of CEFs that offer annual yields of at least 7%. For example, the AllianceBernstein Global High Income Fund (AWF 0.31%) currently yields 7.91%. It primarily invests in corporate bonds.

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

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A REIT, is an entity that focuses on owning real estate properties. They’re required by law to return at least 90% of taxable income to shareholders in the form of dividends.

This passive income strategy is geared towards income rather than growth. Can you really make $70,000 in passive income per year with this approach? Absolutely.

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