Income Report: How i made Rs 20,93,900 (~$30,500) in January 2019

This is my fourth public income report online.

You can check my December 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:

Our January 2019 revenue dropped a little (compared to previous month) after consecutive increase for 6 months.

This is because i was focused on creating my free digital marketing course and on my Amazon affiliate site.

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

analytics january 2019-min

The traffic was consistent at around 40,000 visitors daily.

Again this month, majority of the traffic came from Google (free organic traffic)

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

traffic source january 2019-min

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

webmaster data january 2019-min

Not much has changed, since i did not focus even a single day on this affiliate site.

This is the power of starting a blog (i shared the entire procedure on how you can do the same in my free course), even though i did not work for my main affiliate site still it made me same amount of money like last month.

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 20,93,900 in January (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)

income sheet-min

So lets discuss each income source one by one.

#1. Gumroad

The revenue was almost similar to last month.

Made close to $5,200, in which $1,145 was recurring revenue. So creating a membership based product helped a lot in creating a regular supply of income each month.

As i mentioned in last month income report, 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

Revenue was again almost similar to last month (not considering the bonus we got)

This network is consistently my biggest revenue driver. Its a good thing as well as bad. I don't want to put all my eggs in just one basket and this is why i am focusing on diversifying my income sources in 2019.

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

affiliate biggest-min

#3. Subscription based affiliate network

I was expecting to make $4000 from this network this month.

But the conversion rate was low compared to last month (not sure why)

but still the site was able to make almost $2700 from this network.

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.

As i mentioned in Decembers earnings report, 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 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 the revenue dropped by almost $200 . Again the conversion rate was a little lower than last month.

affiliate 2-min

In almost all my income reports i tell you about the power of conversion rate optimization  (CRO).

I did some more CRO for one of my article that drove $4,000 last month, but this time my CRO gave negative results. 

The earnings significantly dropped by almost $800. But that is the whole process of CRO, testing and then keeping the winners.

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 4-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.

affiliate 5-min

Expenses:

Primary expenses for December were:

  • Hosting: $120/month  (i am using Siteground Cloud hosting)
  • Software's : Approximately Rs 3,10,000-3,50,000 (full list of software's i use is in my tools page). The reason for this huge expense on software is because in January i bought Annual subscription for many of my favorite software's (paying in advance for 12 months helps in getting 20-25% discount)
  •  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 February:

  • We have finished setting up a virtual SEO team, and in February we will start with building backlinks for my Amazon Affiliate site.
  • In January, I already hired one amazing guy (Gaurav, also the moderator of our facebook group) . This month as well i am planning to add one more experienced Digital Marketer in my team.
  • Networking: Its the key to success and scaling
  • Upload first 7  Youtube videos and get started with growing the channel.
  • Get atleast 12,000 people join our free digital marketing course. 

If you want to become a Digital marketing expert then start with my  free digital marketing course.


Cheers,
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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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