There are several ways how to make money online in Kenya but we will highlight some of them for now. However, we will keep updating the article once with getting more information from others.
This guide on how you can make money online in Kenya. The current tough economic conditions in Kenya require one to be extra smart to put an extra shilling in the pocket.
The online sector offers a perfect opportunity for one to boost his/her earnings. With the current technological advancements, the majority of smart Kenyans have fully employed themselves online and are reaping big.
Here is a detailed guide on how you can make money online in Kenya.
1. Freelance Writing/ Online Writing
This is simply the best area you can make a good amount of cash from. There are several online academic and article writing platforms such as Iwriter, Upwork, Fiverr, Bluecorp, Freelancer. etc, where you can make good use of your writing skills to make money.
There are several local Kenyas who can teach you for a fee. You can check Walter Akolo’s website FleelancerKenya. He has been in the industry for a decade.
We also recommend you join the Facebook groups of Article Writers and Academic Writing.
Vlogging is the act of making videos and displaying them on YouTube. After garnering 1000 subscribers you can monetize your channel.
YouTube is the second visited search engine in the world after Google and is owned by Alphabet Incorporation.
You can make huge money by becoming a Youtube vlogger whereby you earn money based on the advertisements displayed on your vlogs.
Top paid Vloggers are:-
- Dude Perfect – $20 million.
- Anastasia Radzinskaya – $18 million.
- Rhett and Link – $17.5 million.
- Jeffree Star – $17 million.
- Preston – $14 million.
- PewDiePie tied with Markiplier – $13 million.
- DanTDM – $12 million.
- VanossGaming – $11.5 million.
All you need to do is open up a Youtube channel, look for the right content, and market the channel to get subscribers.
To open a YouTube channel you need to have a Gmail email.
3. Web Designing
This is also another online lucrative venture only if you are tech-savvy and know how to professionally design websites. But this industry has a lot of competition but still, there will be a lot of opportunities since more websites are yet to be built.
The cost of designing a website varies depending on factors such as complexity. A website can cost from as low as $100 to $3000. Remember those are USA dollars.
4. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is another way of earning online that has not been utilized well in Kenya. It is very lucrative and in developed countries like the U.S.A, most residents earn from it.
So affiliate marketing entails promoting businesses online and getting paid whenever someone buys a product through the various sites and links you have shared on social media pages and sites.
There is no business that can succeed without Affiliate Marketing. Do you know why Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the World? It’s because his company utilizes this aspect of affiliate marketing.
Almost each of us has done affiliate marketing. But it’s only that we are not aware we are doing it. Do you know the moment you refer your friend to go and shaved a certain barber or if you are a lady you refer your friend to go and buy cosmetics that you use? Or even a boutique.
The only difference is that you are doing it offline and the company you are referring your friend to doesn’t reward you.
You can start promoting Jumia or even Amazon products (Amazon associates, one of the best).
5. Managing Social Media Pages/ Social Media Expert
By managing, social accounts you can make a lot of money if you spend most of your time on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
A company or big personalities can hire you to manage their social media pages and pay you dearly for that simple task.
This is a supply chain method where a retailer does not keep an inventory of the item he/she sells but transfers the orders of the customer to a third party who then ships the item or product directly to the customer.
It is more of an e-commerce model that only requires you to have a functional laptop and a good internet connection. You can get started by visiting platforms such as Shopify.
This kind of business is how an American 23-year-old Kylie Jenner lady became her dollar billionaire.
7. Online Surveys
You can make money by participating in online surveys and doing online research jobs for specific companies. Some of the online survey sites you can start with include; Survey Junkie, Mobrog, Swagbucks, etc.
8. Data Entry
This sector requires you to be computer literate and have excellent written communication skills, as data entry mainly involves copying data from written documents into a computer or any other electronic device.
9. Selling eBooks
You can write and sell online downloadable books containing information on various sectors such as business, technology, etc.
You can sell your ebooks on platforms such as Amazon. Also, you can even sell ebooks locally by advertising on Social Media but it is not easy as it will be on Amazon.
10. Forex Trading
Forex trading is all about buying and selling currencies online. It’s the largest market in the world.
Online trading is a platform where traders and investors exchange, buy, and sell world currencies, commodities like Gold and Silver, and shares in New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq.
Forex is a very lucrative venture that however needs you to get some proper training before you start making a fortune. Various online platforms offer such training services at a fee. You can get free as well as paid courses on benstride. They offer the best training, signals, and seminars.
Blogging is the act of writing or discussion. Therefore one can start an informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries.
You can make money by displaying adverts from Adsense or even other big companies can approach you to advertise on your websites like Safaricom or Coca-cola.
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Victor Nyagaka is a blogger, social media influencer, and netpreneur creating and marketing digital content.