How to earn money online – Top 10 ways to make Rs 1,00,000/- in India

Are you looking for how to earn money online?

Whether you want that extra passive income or want to create an online money empire, Worry not!

After making more than 1 crore last year in 2019 (100% online income), and training thousands of people on doing the same, i assure you that this article will bring a big smile on your face.

So read the article till the end and within few minutes you will have all the answers for this tricky question on : How to make money online?

Almost all of these methods are absolutely FREE and require NO Investment (a couple of them might need a small initial investment)

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Make Money Online - Top 10 ways on how to earn money online that works (2020)

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Also, in the end i have a surprise for you. I have shared my income proofs, my favorite method and my secret strategy on earning money online 🙂 , must check them out.

So lets start this article with my recommended method on how to make money online: Blogging

#1. Starting a Blog

Starting a blog was the best decision of my life.

Today, 90% of my monthly income comes from blogging.

As of now, I have more than 10+ websites; driving in total approx. 3,000,000 visitors/month and making me earn 25 Lacs-30 Lacs per month.

You can start a blog about any topic: be it guitar, pet care, cooking, and anything else; whatever excites you or whatever you are passionate about.

Just like a YouTube channel, once you start getting traffic to your blog , you can make money by doing a sponsored post, showing ads on your sites, selling products, etc. 

  • Initial Investment: Rs 2,000-5,000/-
  • Experience/ Skill Required: Anyone Can Start
  • Time Investment: 1-2 Hrs/Day
  • Expected Return (1 Year): Rs 10,000-1 Lac/month

Watch this video till the end to know everything about starting a blog in just few minutes. :

  • Video Summary
  • Recommended Tools/Websites
  • My Income Proof

I make money through atleast 50+ different channels, thus, I cannot add the images from all my sources.

I have added many of the screenshots of my online earnings in my About Page.

Don't expect to make such kind of money in just few months of starting a blog. I have been doing it for years, so it takes time to make lakhs of rupees from a blog.

  • Anyone can do this. Easy to start and scale
  • There is no limit to the amount of money you can make.  There are so many online bloggers who are even making 1 crore/month.
  • You become a mini-online celebrity
  • Driving traffic from Google takes time (around 3- 6 months)
  • Writing articles might not be enjoyed by everyone
  • You won't make instant money like freelancing. Starting and monetizing a blog is like a marathon not a sprint.

#2. Affiliate Marketing

As I mentioned earlier, starting a blog was one of the best decisions of my life.

But an even better decision was to do Affiliate marketing.

Another big share of my income comes through affiliate marketing (affiliate marketing is the next step after creating a blog). I make around 20-25 Lacs per month from affiliate marketing alone.

So what is Affiliate marketing?

Watch the video below to understand this in detail, but you will be surprised that you have been doing affiliate marketing yourself without even knowing. How? You might be wondering right?

Well if you have ever referred any of your friend using your referral link on apps like Swiggy, Ola, Uber (where you get money if you refer people) then you have done affiliate marketing.

In simple terms, it is about helping a company get more customers by generating traffic for them using your special affiliate link. Through this referral link/affiliate link you can track how many people clicked your link and out of those how many actually completed the action, for example signing up the app.

  • Initial Investment: Rs 3,000-5,000/-
  • Experience/ Skill Required: Anyone Can Start
  • Time Investment: 2-3 Hrs/Day
  • Expected Return (1 Year): Rs 10,000-5 Lac/month

Watch this video till the end to know everything about affiliate marketing:

  • Video Summary
  • Recommended Tools/Websites
  • My Income Proof

I make money through atleast 50+ different channels, and thus, I cannot add all the images from my entire sources.

Therefore, I have added many of the screenshots of my online earnings in my About Page, kindly check that.

Don't expect to make such kind of money in just few months of starting a blog. I have been doing it for years, so it takes time to make lakhs of rupees from a blog.

  • One of my favorite and most recommended ways to make money online.
  • Its easy to start and you will start making money from just 2nd month itself.
  • You can even sell your website for 10x the profit. So let's say that you are making INR 50,000/month from your affiliate site, then you can easily sell it for INR 5,00,000 anytime you want.
  • So many Indian bloggers and even YouTube personalities rely solely on affiliate marketing to make money online.
  • You will have to master SEO (search engine optimization). Since 80% of you traffic will be coming from Google  search results
  • Might be confusing for some.
  • Increasing competition, so start doing it as soon as possible.

#3. Freelancing

Freelancing is the easiest way to make money online from whatever skills you might have.

There are millions of freelancers online who are earning exponentially good amount of money through their writings or other collaborations. 

One of my friends is a graphic designer, and she is really good in her field. Now I agree that she can get a job in a company that will easily pay her around Rs 1,00,000/month, but she chose freelancing over the routine office job.

Now, she works 4-5 hours/day and makes in the range of 2.5 - 3Lacs/month.

Now, this was one case of graphic designing. You can be good in any field, and as I say, there is always work for everyone.

You can be a coder, proofreader, content writer, or may possess a different imaginable skill set, you will be able to find work on freelancing sites.

Yes, you wont be making 1lac/month when you will start, but the more experince you gain, the more good ratings you will acquire on these freelancing sites, and the more work will come back to you.

I hire people on freelancer.com and odesk.com every month, and some of them have become my regulars. I offer them work-related to content writing, SEO, WordPress, etc, and I love hiring new people on these sites. 

  • Initial Investment: Rs 0/-
  • Experience/ Skill Required: Anyone Can Start
  • Time Investment: 2-12 Hrs/Day , depending on how much you want to make
  • Expected Return (1 Year): Rs 10,000-2 Lac/month

Watch this video till the end to know everything about becoming a freelancer:

  • Steps to Freelancing
  • Recommended Tools/Websites
  • My Income Proof

Since I have now 7+ years of digital marketing experience, I dont do freelancing myself. Rather, I hire freelancers from various sites.

Below are few screenshots.

I spent almost 2 lacs on iwriter alone for getting content for one of my affiliate site.

Since my articles are 3000+ words long, I am spending $50-80 per article.

iwriter content writing

Freelancer.in is my go-to website for hiring people for outsourcing my work.

freelancer income proof
  • You don't need to learn any complex tool or method, you can make money from the skills that you've got
  • No investment and quick returns
  • Best for people looking for some part time income, especially for students in college
  • Competition is high, so getting projects might be difficult if you are a newbie
  • Not passive in nature, in the end you are selling your time for money

#4. Shopify

You know what's the most popular and highly profitable way to earn money online in 2020?

Thats selling on Shopify.

Yes, I have so many friends who are making thousands of dollars of income every month through Shopify.

Now, there you will find hundreds of people teaching you how to make money on Shopify on YouTube, but you won't find a better explanation than this video below. 

Make sure you watch it till the end to get your mind blown!

In simple terms, if you are about to open up an e-commerse webiste, then with Shopify, it becomes a piece of cake.

  • Initial Investment: Rs 10,000-30,000/-
  • Experience/ Skill Required: Anyone Can Start
  • Time Investment: 2-4 Hrs/Day , depending on how much you want to make
  • Expected Return (1 Year): Rs 50,000-10 Lacs/month

Watch this video till the end to know everything about selling on shopify and making money as well:

  • Video Summary
  • Recommended Tools/Websites

Here is the list of all tools that will help you to scale-up this method and make decent money online:

  • 1
    Shopify (get 14 days free trial): The backbone of your ecommerce store. Honestly it has made the whole process as simple and possible. Even a 10 year old kid can start his/her online store.
  • Can be highly profitable once you get the hang of it
  • I love this method personally because you can easily scale your income within weeks, whereas with SEO and affiliate marketing, it takes months to even do the same
  • It requires an upfront cost to get your store started
  • The initial few months requires a lot of learning and training yourself about Facebook ads , selecting the right product, and conversion and rate optimization. Althpugh, I am sure you will learn this whole process.

#5. InstaGram Influencer

Yes, I know that you love likes on your Instagram photos.

I also know that you love it when someone follows you on Instagram.

But what if I tell you that you can make money from your Instagram account as well.

You dont need to have 6 pack abs (yes that helps but it's not a necessity), or you dont have to look like a Victoria Secrets model, yet you can still get thousands of followers - if you follow our strategies - and make money from your followers.

I have helped many people become Instagram celebrities by following the tactics mentioned in my videos and trust me. it's not that hard.

So how do you become an Instagram influencer? Well, watch the video below and also read my entire text recommendations.

  • Initial Investment: Rs 0/-
  • Experience/ Skill Required: Anyone Can Start
  • Time Investment: 1-2 Hrs/Day , depending on how much you want to make
  • Expected Return (1 Year): Rs 1-2 Lac/month

Watch this video till the end to know everything becoming an Instagram influencer:

  • Video Summary
  • Recommended Tools/Websites
  • My Income Proof

I build and sell Instagram accounts. Because of confidentiality reasons for the people who buy my account, I won't be able to reveal the names of my IG accounts.

But I make money primarily through affiliate marketing and sponsored post.

make money instagram influencer
  • One of the easiest way to make money. Also you will enjoy the whole process, so it not boring and cumbersome.
  • The sooner you increase your followers the sooner you will start making money. So you don't have to wait for many months to raise your income.
  • You can sell your account as well if later you decide to quit. Selling your account will help you get a lot of money quickly.
  • It's getting competitive, but still there is a lot of scope at least before the year 2020.

#6. Start a Profitable YouTube Channel

I just love this method.

Why?

Because by the end of 2020, starting a profitable YouTube channel will be the easiest way to make money.

Especially in India, where after the JIO wave , almost everyone has access to the internet.

I see so many students, college kids, start-ups, businesses and almost everyone using YouTube to their advantage.

No one wants to read a 2000+ word article anymore; everyone wants to watch a video on YouTube instead. YouTube has definitely brought the revolution in the field of learning and entertainment.

If you are confused about making money online, and need a reliable and effective way to not only make money but also get popular then starting a YouTube channel is perfect for you.

Every person is passionate about something or other. Be it guitar, dogs, makeup, knowledge, etc.

YouTube will help you give a platform to monetize your passions or skills. Also you don't need any fancy pieces of equipment to start a YouTube channel, just a phone camera is enough as well.

  • Initial Investment: Rs 0/-
  • Experience/ Skill Required: Anyone Can Start
  • Time Investment: 1-2 Hrs/Day , depending on how much you want to make
  • Expected Return (1 Year): Rs 50,000-4 Lac/month (depending on the niche)

Watch this video till the end to know everything about making money on youtube:

  • Video Summary
  • Recommended Tools/Websites
  • My Income Proof

Uptil now I was helping my clients build a strong base on YouTube, and in the second half of 2020, I will be focusing on scaling my personal YouTube channel.

I make money primarily from affiliate marketing, so through YouTube I will drive traffic to my affiliate offers and hence make money.

Most of the tech channels are also using Amazon affiliate marketing and they earn a commission from people who buy after they click on their affiliate links.

For example, here is what your Amazon earnings will look like if you open a tech based YouTube channel :

amazon earnings make money youtube

There are hundreds of other ways to make money like Ads, Sponsorship, etc.

  • Highly recommended for Indian audience as in 2020, it is one of the easiest way to make money
  • Not just money, you will also get popular and can build your or your channel's fanbases
  • Scaling is easier because of the Reliance JIO wave, everyone has internet access and getting subscribers is easier than ever.
  • Multiple ways to make money.
  • Not everyone's cup of tea. Not everyone is comfortable with video content
  • Might be confusing in the beginning, but becomes much easier after few months.

#7. Amazon FBA

This is one of the hottest topics this year.

Hundreds and thousands of people are selling products on Amazon and making ton of money.

Amazon is a trillion dollar company and you can easily get a piece of it.

Selling products might sound complicated, but trust me , with the advent of technology, it's super easy.

Start Amazon FBA: Watch the detailed video below till the end and in the next few minutes, all your doubts will be cleared. Video demonstration given below will aid in explaining all the minute details of this method.

Watch the detailed video below till the end and in the next few minutes all your doubts will be cleared.

  • Initial Investment: Depends on the product you are selling.
  • Experience/ Skill Required: Anyone Can Start
  • Time Investment: 2-4 Hrs/Day , depending on how much you want to make
  • Expected Return (1 Year): Rs 10,000-5 Lac/month (depending on the niche)

Watch this video till the end to know everything about making money on through Amazon FBA:

  • Video Summary
  • Step-1:  This works on FBA principle - FBA stands for "fulfillment by Amazon", which means is that you dont have to do anything like, the order, product delivery, inventory management, all of this will be done by Amazon only. This is the reason why this method is so popular. Yes, they do take a commission for this, but then again the benefits outweigh everything.
  • Step-2: The first step is the product research. There are many tools as well that make this step super simple. One such product is "viral launch." The web app will give you all the data to find that amazing product for yourself. This is the most important step in Amazon FBA business.
  • Step-3:  We should look for low competition products. Primarily, you should be looking for products which have high search volume but very few reviews.
  • Step-4: You also have to keep in mind the Amazon fees, if you choose a very cheap product like keychain then you won't be able to make good money as the fees will eat up your profit.
  • Step-5: Honestly writing a text summary for this video would be a waste as there is so much useful information in the above video. So I will advise you to watch the entire video above and update your skills.

#8. Sell online courses

Although, I have kept this method in the last, but this one is my favorite.

Selling online courses will be my focus in 2020.

I will be trying to make at least 40 - 50% of my online income from selling courses in 2019. 

So how do you sell your online courses? What topic should you create a course about? I will answer all these questions now.

Before I go more into this, watch the below video till the end; it's from Pat Flynn, one of my mentors and he is someone who is earning $100,000/month by selling video courses online.


  • Initial Investment: Rs 0-5000/month/-
  • Experience/ Skill Required: Anyone Can Start
  • Time Investment: 2-4 Hrs/Day , depending on how much you want to make
  • Expected Return (1 Year): Rs 1-10 Lac/month (depending on the niche)

Watch this video till the end to know everything about making money by selling courses:

  • Video Summary
  • Recommended Tools/Websites
  • My Income Proof

Although selling courses is my priority for 2020, but even in 2019 I had made some money through this method.

I am selling my courses using a website called gumroad.com as of now, and in the last few months I have made close to $10,000 which comes out to be INR 7,00,000

I am targeting to increase this income by tenfold the end of 2019.

income proof 7

If you are in India, you can sell your online courses to Indian audience using instamojo.com

  • The bigger the audience you have the more money you will make
  • Not just money, you will also become a mini celebrity for the audience who purchase your courses
  • It's highly passive in nature, so you will be making money even when you are sleeping
  • Selling courses need a lot more knowledge of digital marketing compared to other methods
  • You need to have a significant expertise in one of the niche, like guitar, cooking etc

About the Author Ankur Aggarwal

Hi all, i am Ankur Aggarwal – Digital Marketer, Entrepreneur, Traveller, 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, genuine and FREE information on Learning Digital Marketing Online. Know more about me here: About Ankur Aggarwal

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