Making an Income Steam From Your Long Term Investments

By Shaun Rosenberg

Investing into strong companies can help you to make a decent profit in the market in the long term. However sometimes it is great to get a little extra cash flow now.

Below I have listed a few of the different ways which you can make a short term income off of your long term investments.

1. Invest into Dividend stocks

Some stocks will pay out a monthly dividend to their investors. This is simply a small monthly payment that is made and is suppose to represent a company sharing their income with their investors.

There is just one problem here. If you want to make a lot of passive income this way you are going to need to buy a lot of stock. That is because stocks typically pay out between 1-10% of their stock's value in dividends per year. But luckly there are other ways to make an income from your long term investment.

2. Using Covered Calls

Covered calls allow an investor to make money by selling others the right to buy their stock from them at a specific price. For example, if you own stock ABC and it is trading at $60 you can sell the $65 call on it and make a premium.

The only disadvantage here is that you will be obligated to sell the stock early if it goes above $65. It can be a great way to make an income, but only if you are willing to part with your stock.

3. Selling Puts

Another way to make money would be to sell a put. This means you are getting paid to be obligated to buy a stock in the near future. If you sell the $30 put on a stock that you want to own then you will make money up front and end up getting into the trade if the stock closes below $30 before expiration. - 31970

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