7 ONLY Ways to Make Money Online in India [Rest are Fraud]

Have you ever got trapped in any online money making fraud?

I don’t know about your narrative regarding “make money online concept”, BUT in India, most of the people take this concept as a fraud.

However, it’s NOT TRUE. There are millions of people out there who are making a lot of money doing online things. If you know the right path, you can easily make a lot of money online.

The problem is the lack of knowledge leads us to “online fraud”. We indulge in them and the result becomes zero.

SO, today I will show you 7 ONLY ways to make money online in India. Rest all out of them fraud.

Pat Flynn, Harsh Agarwal, Gaurav Chaudhary, Neil Patel, and many people became a millionaire in these ways.

Even, Amazon and Google became multi-billion dollar companies only from the internet.

WELL, no praise.

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Let’s dive into the list.

7 Best Ways to Make Money Online in India

  1. eCommerce Business
  2. Blogging
  3. Online Coaching
  4. Social Media Influencer
  5. Vlogging and Youtubing
  6. Online Apps and SAAS
  7. Freelancing

1. eCommerce Business

make money online in india with ecommerce

Well, eCommerce is not solely an online business. You need an inventory, staff, and other basic things to manage your eCommerce website.

BUT, there is nothing more money-making platform then eCommerce business.

HOWEVER, there are ways exists like Dropshipping and Amazon FBA program where you don’t need to manage any inventory or staff.

BUT, whatever way you adopt, it needs a decent amount of upfront investment. How much capital you need depends on the way you choose in eCommerce.

There are 4 trade options in the eCommerce business.

  • Own eCommerce website (Manual)
  • Amazon and other shopping website seller (Manual)
  • Amazon FBA (Semi-automatic)
  • Dropshipping (Automatic)

Let us discuss all of them one by one.

Own eCommerce Website

The first and most lucrative trade option is starting your own eCommerce website and sell your products directly to the customers.

This business model can be highly scale-able as long as your idea and marketing techniques work.

BUT, this business model needs a huge amount of upfront capital for inventory, staff, shipping, advertising, managing website, photoshoots, etc.

If your product is strong then starting an eCommerce website is a great option.

You can run an eCommerce website side by side with other eCommerce trade options.

SO, if you have products ready to sell, start your own eCommerce website with Shopify or WooCommerce.

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Amazon and other shopping website seller

In India, Amazon, Flipkart, and other shopping websites invite sellers to join their marketplace.

Sellers can sell their products on these marketplaces and in exchange, they take a cut from the product price.

They don’t charge any joining fee from the sellers. But, they take 7 to 15% when a product sold out.

At first glimpse, the selling fee looks high, BUT if you play well by choosing high-profit products such as home decor and gift items, health and beauty products, etc, you can book up to 50% profit.

The benefit of joining these programs is you get a ready-made audience that you have to buy(through online advertisements) if you start your online eCommerce website.

By joining these marketplaces, you can reduce your burden of marketing, billing, and shipping.

You just have to manage your inventory and rest all processes will be automatic.

Amazon FBA

Amazon FBA or Fulfillment By Amazon program is the most popular nowadays.

The reason is, along with marketing, billing, shipping you don’t even need to manage your inventory also.

All the processes are automatic.

You just have to send your products in bulk to the Amazon warehouse.

After then, whenever an order received, Amazon will ship the order, receive the payment, and send that payment to your bank account.

As this process is almost automatic, you can put your time into other works.

BUT, the sad news is, this option is not available in all cities. Even, I have tried to start it from my city, but they refuse as I don’t have a warehouse in my city.

If you live in metro cities, then you can join this program and make huge money by selling in autopilot.


When it comes to eCommerce business, dropshipping is my favorite trade option.

There are some advantages of drop shipping over other trade options.

Such as,

  • You can do it from anywhere in the world where you have an active internet connection.
  • You don’t need to manage inventories.
  • No need to worry about shipping.

SO, what is dropshipping?

Dropshipping is a very old concept in which you have to find a drop shipper for products that will ship on your behalf.

Dropshipper maybe the manufacturer of the products, a stockist, a warehouse owner, etc.

Steps to start a drop-shipping business

  1. Find a dropshipper who can ship the products on your behalf.
  2. Start an eCommerce website and list your products.
  3. When you receive an order, transfer that order to the drop shipper with the shipping address.
  4. Dropshipper ship the purchased product to the shipping address.
  5. You book profit.

That’s it…

HOWEVER, there are some things you have to manage yourself.

Such as, running your eCommerce website, accounting, and marketing your products.

There is one drawback of dropshipping though.

ie; drop shipper may try to acquire your customers by self-promoting on their shipments.

SO, beware and choose genuine dropshippers who are not indulging in these types of promotions.

Otherwise, you’ll lose your potential customers.

Finding genuine drop shippers is the most challenging part of this business.

2. Blogging

make money in india Blogging

Blogging is like a golden hen for internet savvy people in India.

In the course of time, several people made it their main source of income.

Harsh Agarwal, Amit Agarwal, Ankit Singla, and many other names are there to encourage you to choose blogging as a career option.

If you have love to write as well as a little technical knowledge of SEO, web hosting, domains, etc, you can rock in blogging.

If you hold expertise in a particular niche then it will be the best time to start blogging on that niche.

Even, what you are reading here is a form of blogging.

The best thing is you can start blogging it as a part-time job along with your day job.

Daily 1-2 hours of upfront work is sufficient to kickstart your blogging career.

And, all it can be started with just a few dollars in a month.

You need only a good web hosting service and domain name which does not cost 3-4 dollars a month.

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You also need some knowledge of keyword research and SEO to get sustainable success in blogging.

My tools and resources section has also some great SEO tools which will help you in that.

Now come to earning portion of a blog.

SO, now you have a blog and it has a good amount of traffic from search engines and social media.


how do you monetize your blog to earn?

Here’s are the different ways to earn from a blog.

  • Affiliate Marketing (Most Lucrative) – In affiliate marketing, you sell other company’s products on your blog, and in return, you receive a commission when a product sells. They provide unique affiliate links to you to track the activity on your blog.
  • Advertisements – The very old method of earning for media and information companies is the advertiser. Blogging is not an exception. Ad networks such as AdSense, Ezoic, Taboola, etc pay bloggers to display ads on your website.
  • Selling your own courses, eBooks, and other digital products – You can sell your own products on your blog.
  • Consulting – You can earn through personal consulting in your niche.

There are several other ways of earning from a blog but all those revolve around the above 4 categories.

SO, how much can you earn from a blog?

The answer is, SKY IS THE LIMIT.

As blogging is growing as a great career option in India.

I think it would be a good choice for you.

3. Online Coaching

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Nowadays, the online coaching business is becoming very popular.

If we see the Youtube, it’s full of videos where the host is trying to sell his courses, webinar tickets, and coaching memberships.

And, not just Youtube, all other traffic channels are full of courses, memberships, and webinar recommendations.

There is the sole reason for this kind of POPULARITY of the online coaching business model.

HUGE PROFIT without spending a lot of money

This business model can be started from your home and doesn’t need much capital investment.

The second benefit of this business model is,

You can merge it with most of the business models described in this article.

  • You can start your Youtube channel and recommend your coaching webinars, courses, and paid classes.
  • Blogging can be a good traffic source for your online coaching business.
  • You can become a social media influencer in your area of expertise to recommend your online coaching business through social media.

There are multiple ways you can reach your potential students to educate them in your area of expertise and charge them a fee against it.

When we compare the traditional coaching and online coaching side by side, one thing comes out that,

An online coaching business can be highly scalable.

In the traditional coaching business, you cannot handle more students then your room size at one session.

But, the size of online coaching classes only depends on you.

There are 3 types of online coaching you can provide to your customers.

  1. Live class – recurring fee
  2. Online course (Recorded) – One-time fee
  3. Live Webinar – One-time fee

Let us see all the benefits of starting an online coaching business.

  • It can be highly scaleable. The only limit is the availability of the internet to your users.
  • Location and time-independent work schedule.
  • Low upfront capital investment.
  • Huge profit – As online coaching is a digital service, you can book huge profits by selling this service.

What should you have to start online coaching business?

  • You should be an expert in the field you want to start online coaching.
  • SEO and marketing knowledge is an added benefit to scale it.
  • Must be fluent and familiar in front of the camera.
  • A professional camera (a good mobile camera can be used at starting)
  • A laptop for screen sharing
  • A whiteboard if providing information through the board.
  • Fast internet connection.
  • A good quality USB Microphone.
  • That’s it

Now, you are all set to start your online coaching business.

4. Social Media Influencer

Social Media Influencer business.png

Social media influencers are those who gained a huge fan following by sharing useful and entertaining content on social media.

Content can be anything which complies with DMCA rules.

You can share images, videos, written content, and digital downloads through social media to gain followers.

Social media is an open platform for self-made stars. Gone those days when you had to struggle a lot to gain your fan following in any field.

No matter what your profession, you can get die heart followers through social media channels.

Not just actors, singers, and performers but people from other professions such as teaching, medical, engineering, financial advising are using social media to earn a huge amount of money.

But the way of expression is different in social media than other channels like blogging and Youtubing.

However, social media is a good platform to share your knowledge but it has to be humorous.

People come to social media in search of entertainment. SO, you will have to serve your knowledge wrapped up with a dose of entertainment.

If you’ve learned this technique, you can win the social media world.

This is the key to a huge fan following.

Social media influencers are earning millions by using this method.

There are three income sources for social media influencers.

  • Sponsored content
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Own product

When you have a lot of followers, companies directly contact you for the publicity of their products. You can charge a fee against serving their product ads to your audience.

Affiliate marketing is another great source of income for social media influencers. You can do affiliate marketing related to the interest of your followers.

The last income source for social media influencers, especially for those who are specialists in any field is selling their own courses, classes, webinar, eBooks, merchandise on their social channels.

It all depends on your fan following on social media. SO, if you want to be a social media influencer, work on gaining followers from today.

This article will help you increase your followers within a few days.

5. Vlogging and Youtubing

Vlogging in india.png

In India, people love to watch videos and this is the very reason behind the success of Bollywood.

BUT, when it comes to internet video content, it was not SO famous before 2015 when JIO launched India’s first 4G data network.

After, launching JIO, consuming of video content dramatically increased in India.

Youtube became the most used video-sharing website in India.

And then, born Vlogging and Youtubing.

Vlogging is a popular term used for video blogging. Vloggers shoot daily videos and upload them to their social media channels like Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram.

People like to peek out to other’s personal life and vloggers take advantage of people’s this habit.

They shoot daily videos about their life(especially travel videos) and upload to their social media channels.

People watch those videos and become regular subscribers.

Then, vloggers serve ads, affiliate recommendations, and sponsored constantly in front of them and earn a good amount of money every month.

That’s all…

The same thing is done in Youtubing but there is a difference in the type of content.

YouTubers generally share informational and educational videos and earn through advertisements, affiliate marketing, and sponsored content.

Becoming a vlogger or starting a Youtube channel is really simple and doesn’t need heavy investment.

You just need a good camera (Go PRO for vlogging is best and DSLRs are best for Youtubing) and some accessories to start your career as a blogger or Youtuber.

You have to create an account with Youtube and other social media channels which is as you know totally free.

SO, if you can educate people or serve entertaining videos to your followers on a daily basis then Youtubing and Vlogging are the best to start.

6. Online Apps and SAAS

Online Apps and SAAS

This option is best for coders.

However, there are a number of software available in the market which helps in creating SAAS or Software As A Service and mobile apps without any coding.

If you are a software developer then you can enter this market which has limitless opportunities. SAAS is a web-based software offering some kind of service against recurring or one-time fees.

Just like SAAS, paid mobile apps to offer the service on android and iOS mobiles against a fixed one time or monthly charge

To start a SAAS or online app you need two skills.

Imagination and Coding knowledge.

The second skill is not necessary as you can hire developers for coding BUT imagination is very very important to find the pain point of the people you want to target.

If you can be able to find the problem, you can provide the solution in the form of SAAS or mobile apps. If the problem is common among the majority of people, you can hit the jackpot.

Now the last process is to develop the software and distribute it to the right audience. BUT, if you are not a developer, you need a good amount of upfront capital to start SAAS business.

However, compared to the scalability of the SAAS business, the upfront capital is negligible.

Remember: All the internet billionaires became bellionaire by doing SAAS or mobile apps business. Facebook, Amazon, Uber, Ola, Shadi.com, 99Acres.com there are many names in this list.

7. Freelancing

Freelancing jobs in india

Last but not least, is Freelancing.

Like all the above options, it is not a semi-passive income source.

It needs your active hours to generate income. However, it’s very lucrative as well as time and location independent option.

You can do freelancing from anywhere in the world. You just need a laptop and an internet connection.

SO, what is freelancing?

The freelancing term is not new. Its year-old fashion when article writers were writing articles for newspapers on a freelance basis.

They didn’t need t to maintain office hours to write articles.

This same principle is applied in today’s internet-based freelance jobs.

You can do it anytime from anywhere anytime.

BUT, it needs your active hours, which means the earning is directly proportional to the time you work.

Internet-based Freelance world is very big. there are tons of jobs available in freelance websites like Fiverr, Freelancer, Elance, etc.

You can do writing, editing, SEO, music production, art and crafts, video making, software programming, and tons of other things as a freelancer.

BUT, I would personally suggest you to do what you are specialist in. If you are a good music composer then only focus on music production jobs.

Freelance industry runs on credibility and reviews. Credibility and reviews decide the payment you receive from your work.

SO, first, work in building your credibility on the related freelance websites. Once you can build a good portfolio with positive customer reviews, you can charge more fees for the same work.

If you can accept challenges, it can be a good career option for you.


It’s true that the internet is full of fraud.

BUT, it’s also true that by the above 7 make money online options, people are earning millions in India. I too am earning a good income from just blogging.

You can too.

The only thing you need is the courage to do something excited in your life. Other than these 7 ways to make money online in India I don’t think so any other option exists.

WELL, don’t wait and choose one of those options to start your online career.

Let me know what you’ve chosen.

Comment below…

And share this article on social media to help others.

Good day

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Gautam Roy is a recording engineer and a blogger from India. He loves music, writing and travelling. He is also an active investor and a successful entrepreneur.  

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