Income Report: How i made Rs 22,08,963 (~$32,000) in December 2018

This is my third public income report online.

You can check my November 2018 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 like me then join my free digital marketing course.

Already loved by thousands of others, you will also be able to create an online income source in just few days.

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:

December was the most profitable month for me up till now. 

At the start of this year my target was to reach Rs 10 Lacs/month by December 2018, its good to see that i was able to double my goal.

Here is my Google analytics snapshot for the month of December 2018.

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There was a couple of drops in traffic, its because of jealousy..

Since my website is becoming a big authority in its niche, someone (any of my competitor) might have gotten scared and started building spammy back links to my site and hence there were few drops.

How i removed these links and not get a penalty from google, i shared that in the video above so do check it out.

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As you can see in the image above, majority of the traffic is coming from Google (organic traffic) which is free.

This is the reason why majority of my revenue is profit as the cost to drive traffic to my site is ZERO.

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

webmaster-min

Google webmaster traffic was also consistent apart from the few drops because of spammy backlinks created by my competitors.

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 22,08,963 in December (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)

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So lets discuss each income source one by one.

#1. Gumroad

I was successfully able to increase my Gumroad earnings this month.

Made close to $5,000, in which $897 was recurring revenue. So creating a membership based product helped a lot in creating a regular supply of income each month.

Also i created few more products and promoted more aggressively through email list and on the site.

I think i am achieving the maximum potential of sales and hence wont be focusing on Gumroad in the coming months.

Gumroad-min

#2. My biggest affiliate network

This was my most profitable month using this affiliate network.

Even last month this network formed the biggest share of my revenue, but this month the growth was amazing. 

This was because there was a special offer being promoted on this network. 

The offer was that if you were able to increase your December's earnings by 50% compared to November then the network will give 50% extra as bonus. 

Because of this offer i was able to get $2350 more as bonus. Along with that i also got more conversions and hence made more money from this network.

But one thing concerns me, that since this network is around 40% of my revenue, i don't want to be so dependent on one network and hence would try to diversify my income sources a lot more in coming months.

Check my comprehensive affiliate marketing video in my free digital marketing course.

affiliate earnings 4-min

#3. Subscription based affiliate network

I mentioned the earnings proof of this network in my novembers earning report as well.

Just because one more article got ranked in Google, now i am making $3000-4000 dollars per month.

The best part about this article is that what i am selling is monthly subscription. And since we are getting 75% cancellation rate, 25% people are paying even in the coming months. 

For example, if i make $1000 in a month, then i will make $250 and more in the coming months from the same people.

Since i am already ranking #1 for all my target keywords for this article has also achieved its maximum potential and hence i wont be able to increase its revenue any further.

affiliate earnings 3-min

#4. Other networks

Apart from my main affiliate networks, now i will be discussing about the other networks i use.

For the network below we made the same amount of money like the last month.

affiliate earnings 2-min

I also did some more conversion rate optimization (CRO) throughout my site and was able to increase my earnings from this network by $500

I have stressed this earlier as well about the power of CRO and why it is extremely important.

CRO is a continuous and never ending process. The more you do the more money you will make from the same amount of traffic. 

affiliate earnings 1-min

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

paypal-min

As for Amazon affiliate, i am still adding articles to the site. So the focus on increasing traffic has been delayed.

Will start focusing on SEO and more from February.

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

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Expenses:

Primary expenses for December were:

  • Hosting: $120/month  (i am using Siteground Cloud hosting, i increased my RAM of the server and hence the increased cost of extra $20)
  • Software's : Approximately Rs 80,000-90,000 (full list of softwares i use is in my tools page)
  • Content/articles for various sites: Approx Rs 1,00,000. Almost all our content requirements are done now, so this expense will stop from next month.
  •  Virtual assistants: Approximately Rs 2,00,000. Primary expense was
  • the addition of the amazon affiliate article to the site, formatting it, adding images etc.
  • i hired 3 video editors who will be helping me in editing the videos for my YouTube and video courses.

Plans for 2019:

  • Grow my various sites to atleast Rs 50 Lacs/month of profit
  • Expand my team with like minded motivated people who can help me in my journey while growing along with me
  • Networking: Its the key to success and scaling
  •  Dominate on Youtube and reach 1 million subscribers by 2019.
  • Help atleast 10,000 Indians start their online income journey and bring a positive change in their lives.

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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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