Real ways to make money online in 2018

Are you tired of looking at people making thousands of dollars online?

Do you get confused in deciding which method to follow for yourself?

Many years back I was in the same exact position as you

So many options and it becomes extremely difficult in choosing one method that might work for you

Also, the so-called gurus only show their income proof (mostly faked to sell you something else) and never reveal their real strategies on how to make money online

Today I will not only share my income proofs but also give you best tips to start your own online business the right way.

There are many ways to earn money online, so the first and foremost decision that you need to make is to choose one that excites you the most.

This line “excites you the most” is extremely important. Let me tell you why.

As of now, I have over 8+ websites and methods that make me close to $10,000/month.  Now, I spent most of my time working on one website/method or other. Now, these make me the majority of my monthly income.

Apart from there, there are many sites that ended up failing. And in almost all the cases the reason was that I lost the excitement to continue working on it.

Why? because I was chasing the money and had no interest in the topic of the site.

Since you will be spending many months and countless hours in building the foundation and if you don’t like the topic then you will lose the motivation to go that extra mile and hence all your effort will give you zero results.

Here are the three methods that make me the most money and I highly recommend them for you to try as well.

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1. Affiliate Marketing

– I make 60-70% of my income through affiliate marketing. This is how affiliate marketing works:

What is affiliate marketing?

It is just like a referral campaign. Just like you refer people in uber/foodpanda and people who sign up using your link you get a benefit, similarly, in affiliate marketing, you first create an audience and then sell them products using your affiliate link. You make a commission of all people who sig up using an affiliate link.

  • You choose a topic/niche of your website
  • You build an audience
  • You find affiliate products
  • You promote your affiliate link to your audience

Now, I am signed up for more than 100+ affiliate network for my 8+ sites combine. You don’t have to do all this. It took me 5+ years to get to this level.

You should just focus on one and then think of scaling it

My tips:

  • Always tell your audience that the links are affiliate. You might think it otherwise but trust me being honest is what will help you in long run
  • Review articles work the best when we talk about conversions
  • Make sure your articles are ten times better than what is already ranking in google search result
  • Do not focus on adding more content Rather focus on one article per month, write the best article about the topic and then focus all your efforts on promoting the article like.

Here is a proof of one of my site, here is the most recent traffic snapshot:

Now I use over 100+ affiliate networks on this site. Here are some of my earnings proof:

2. Youtube channel

Now you must have heard the same advice by almost all. But there is a right way to do it.

let me tell you how

There is a whole strategy that goes behind a Youtube channel. You dont just create a channel just like that, you need to know your numbers and have thorough research all ready.

The biggest mistake people do is carelessly start a channel, and when they dont get views they just lose the motivation

Being a digital marketer and after helping many YouTubers scale their channel, I know what works and what doesn’t.

The right strategy is to start with one video/week. And especially in the start focus on marketing as much as possible.

The other best tips for youtube are:

  • Focus on watch time. Try to increase your watch time to get more views from related videos
  • Choose and niche and then dominate it. Don’t go after many niches in the beginning
  • Focus on providing as much value as possible in as easy way as possible

If all of this seems too much for you, then I have a simple method as well for you.

You can also sell your expertise online. You can become an online tutor. My roommate (who by the way is working in Expedia and gets a package of 29 lacs/annum) also do online assignments and is also an online tutor, and within last three months he has made 2.7lacs just by doing this part-time.

Now yes he is from computer science background, and yes there is much more money in that.

But whatever expertise you have, people are looking for answers, and you can sell your knowledge. If your passion is guitar, then sell your guitar classes,. Find your passion, find what you know the best and sell that.

Like I have been doing digital marketing for 7+ years now, so I sell my skype sessions for $100-300/hour.

Making money online is not difficult, its all about finding a niche and then scaling it while not thinking about anything else. Just focus on one, and you will win this online game.

Now I want to help you personally. So whatever questions you have, you can email me at [email protected], and I will personally answer all your emails.

Now, it’s your turn

Choose one method and just give all your heart and soul to it. I love making money online and you will too.

Waiting for your emails 🙂

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Written by Ankur Aggarwal

Ankur Aggarwal is a Digital Marketer, Entrepreneur, Traveler, Blogger, Foodie. Have been blogging since 2010. In 2016 he scored 99.2 percentile in XAT Exam for MBA, left that to pursue his Online business dreams. He has multiple websites but incomeboy.com is his new venture. The purpose of Incomeboy is to pass on 100% accurate and genuine information on making and saving more money either online or offline in India. Write to him at [email protected]

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