Income Report: How i made Rs 16,21,828 (~$26,676) in April 2019

This is my seventh public income report online.

You can check my March 2019 income report by clicking here.

Who am i?

My name is Ankur Aggarwal.

I am a digital marketer with 7+ years of experience.  If you want to know more about me, check my journey here.

If you also want to create an online income source then join my free affiliate marketing course.

Have questions or Doubts?, or just want to be a part of my personal life then follow me on Instagram

Whats the purpose of this income report?

I am not writing this income report to brag or showcase my achievements, the main purpose is to educate you about the huge potential of making money online.

In this article, i will be sharing with you my income proofs, statistics of my websites, mistakes that i made and my future plans.

So let's get started.

Here is the graph of my monthly income:

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The revenue in April decreased again by few lacs.

Even the unique user traffic went below 1 million mark this month (only because i did not spend even one day on my main affiliate site)

I was too busy launching my affiliate marketing course and on other new affiliate websites that i was not able to give time to my main money making site.

Here is my Google analytics snapshot for the month of April 2019.

Here are the stats for the acquisition of my traffic:

As you can see in the image above, majority of the traffic is coming from Google (organic traffic) which is free. But the organic traffic has dropped significantly because a couple of my articles went from number #1 position to Number #6 and #7 position.

Now i will be sharing with you the Google Webmaster data for the site.

Google webmaster traffic again decreased a lot because i could not focus on SEO of my site.

Note: I wont be disclosing the niche of the site, URL or affiliate network names . This is because in early 2017 i disclosed one of my profitable affiliate site to my Facebook group and within next three months atleast 20 replicas of my site were created and twice my website was hacked. I lost a lot of money just because i decided to disclose the website name.

I maintain an excel sheet to track my income for each of the affiliate network used on the site, i am sharing a screenshot of the same (i add the approx. figure for each network):

In total i made approximately Rs 16,21,828 in April (Not exact figure as there might be few refunds, chargebacks for a couple of affiliate networks and also the currency conversion rate from dollar to INR changes a lot, and also few figures are approximations instead of exact amount)

So lets discuss each income source one by one.

#1. Gumroad

I disabled few more products on gumroad because they were not relevant anymore.

Also, one of my article dropping in organic ranking and hence gumroad revenue decreased a lot.

Will be focusing back on gumroad this month and will try to get it back to $2,000/month 

#2. My biggest affiliate network

This one has always been my most profitable affiliate network for many months now.

Revenue for April was similar to last month. 

Did you watch my entire  free digital marketing course?

#3. Subscription based affiliate network

I love this network because of the rebills i get each month.

The traffic was similar to last month.

#4. Other networks

Revenue  of this network decreased again because of decrease in traffic of the site

I just had a call with my team and decided to focus again on this site as this is our primary revenue driver and a small dip in its traffic results in loss of many lacs.

Surprisingly conversion rate of our next network increased by more than 100% and hence it drove double the revenue

For my next network, again the revenue decreased by a significant amount.

This is because my article which was earlier ranking at #4 position slipped down to #5 and hence was driving much less traffic. Will try to get it back to #2 or #3 position this month.

I received some money in paypal as well (gumroad also sends the payment to paypal):

Finally we have started building backlinks for our Amazon Affiliate site.

Hoping to hit 1,000 visitors/day mark soon. Will share all the details about our outreach and SEO process with you on various social media platforms.

Check my comprehensive video doing SEO of my site in   free affiliate marketing course.   

Expenses:

Primary expenses for April were:

  • Google Youtube Ads for the promotion of our free Affiliate marketing course: Approx. 2 Lacs
  • Hosting: $120/month  (i am using Siteground Cloud hosting)
  • Software's : Approximately Rs 3,00,000 (full list of software's i use is in my tools page). The increased expense in software was i purchased annual subscription of Ahrefs  which was around 1.3 Lacs
  • Other expenses (around 1 Lac): Online bookkeeping, CA for tax related work, Monthly rent of our co working space (50k), Monthly rent for our studio for shooting videos (20k).
  • NEW TEAM Salary: Just hired 5 more people in my office who will be helping me in scaling ankuraggarwal.in and also our Youtube Channel.
  •  Virtual assistants: Approximately Rs 1,00,000. Primary expense was
  • video editors who help me in editing the videos for my new affiliate marketing course
  • SEO team, that help me in outreach and backlink building
  • Graphic designer: For creating our Thumbnails, Instagram Images, Other Ad creative, and other graphics for various affiliate sites.

Performance of our FREE Affiliate Marketing Course:

Lets first discuss the expenses for the promotion of our free Affiliate marketing course.

We only used Youtube ads for the promotion (apart from the audience that we already have across various channels)

The result of this campaign were better than expected. I will be making a comprehensive video on "Youtube Ads" Very soon so that you can run your ads as well.

Youtube stats:

We crossed 40K subscribers on our Youtube channel. I am trying to reach 50k before my birthday (19th MAY :D)

Also we have created a comprehensive strategy on scaling our channel to 1 million subscribers by the end of this year. All of this will be shared on our Youtube channel and on our site as a case study.

14 Day Thailand Trip

I gifted this trip to myself.

Spent 14 mindblowing days in Thailand. If you are following me on Instagram then you might have seen my stories.

Here are few pics:

Very soon now i am planning my one month trip to Bali, will share details about that very soon 🙂

Plans for May 2019:

April was amazing. I along with my team tried so many new things and learnt a lot. This is why i always say that Digital marketing is highly dynamic and learning never stops.

  • Plan our Instagram Mastery course : This course will be launching in the second week of June on Youtube. 
  • Youtube Videos: We will be uploading 10+ videos on Youtube channel this month. Not like a course but rather individual videos targeting various other topics.
  • Add 10 comprehensive articles on ankuraggarwal.in and start building backlinks for the same
  • Networking: Its the key to success and scaling
  • Amazon Associate site: I along with my team has finalized everything for my primary amazon affiliate site. Over 500+ articles have been added , almost 15 lacs has been spent on building the site. Now this month and in coming months we will be focusing entirely on building backlinks.
  • Start writing my first book. I have already planned the topic and outline of the book that i am writing. More details will be shared with you soon about this new book very soon.

If you also want to create an online income source like me then join my free affiliate marketing course.


Cheers,
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About the Author Ankur Aggarwal

Hi all, i am Ankur Aggarwal – Digital Marketer, Entrepreneur, Traveler, Blogger, and Foodie. Have been blogging since 2010. In 2016 I scored 99.2 percentile in XAT Exam for MBA, left that to pursue my Online business dreams. The purpose of ankuraggarwal.in is to pass on 100% accurate and genuine information on Learning Digital Marketing Online. Know more about me here: About Ankur Aggarwal

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