In this week's comment to win giveaway you can enter for your chance to win a neat 50-50 prize... $50 USD and $50 marketplace credit. And you can do it simply by leaving your ActiveDen username in a comment on this post. One random commenter will be selected to win the prize, so you have just as much chance as anyone else to win. If you don't have an account, you can quickly sign-up for free on the site.
ActiveDen is a marketplace where Flash and Flex developers of all kinds can set up shop for free and start selling files they've created. It was created by Envato, the makers of Activetuts+. Read on to learn more about how you can make passive income on ActiveDen, and to learn more about the giveaway.
Congratulations goes to kesjeff who wins $50 USD and $50 marketplace credit! If you weren't so lucky this time, don't worry, there'll be plenty of other giveaways across the tuts+ sites very soon.
Read a Testimonial from an ActiveDen User:
DigitalScience, a top-seller on ActiveDen, earned his previous full year's salary in one month working from home and selling his stock Flash files on the site:
"After uploading a few $20 files then I started making more than 3 times my current salary on ActiveDen and thought, well why do I actually need this day job when I can chill at home and make more on ActiveDen. So around that time, I bought a Golf 5 GTI , handed in my resignation letter and said cheers to the working world and started working as a full time ActiveDen Author from home. Got to a point when I was making my full years salary in one month on ActiveDen which is madness!!" - DigitalScience [Read the full testimonial]
Could you achieve the same feat?
Here are some suggestions for ways you could use your account:
Make Once, Sell Many Times
You can use your ActiveDen account to sell the Flash files you make. After they go up on the site, they'll stay there for years to come. If they're good, you'll make more sales every month - meaning your work keeps earning money even when you've moved on to something else. You could be gathering money in your account on autopilot - while you sleep, are watching TV, or driving to work. Some users earn the equivalent to a full-time income selling their files on ActiveDen.
The best thing about it is that rather than hunting for clients and sacrificing some of your freedom to do the work other people want you to do, ActiveDen allows you to earn money making whatever you want and on your own schedule.
Buy Affordable Stock for Your Projects
Most of the people who buy files from ActiveDen are other web designers and developers like you, looking for a pre-built image gallery or web design that would have taken them hours to make on their own. Using high-quality stock files can greatly speed up your workflow, so even if you don't take the opportunity to become an ActiveDen seller, you'll be excited to see all the cool Flash files for sale.