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How To Make Money Online In Kenya

How To Make Money Online In Kenya


From data entry online jobs to web development and article writing, there are more than enough jobs and more than ever, clever legitimate ways to make money online in Kenya.

Working online requires self-discipline because there is no supervisor other than yourself. Particularly important for beginners, you need persistence amid failures and hard work in order to guarantee yourself a stable online venture.



There was such a time when working from home was a pipe dream. Surprisingly some people still think it still is. The reality is that people are slowly finding out that you can truly work from home and make money online in Kenya and anywhere else.

Regardless of whether you’re starting a business of your own or working remotely, there is no shortage of online opportunities. In this post, we are going to show you, with examples of online jobs, how you can make money online in Kenya.

1. Affiliate Marketer

Let’s imagine you have a book website and refer your users to say Amazon or even ekitabu. When your user clicks the links and performs an action such as buying or registering on the target website, the website owner pays you a commission which is a percentage of the sale or total sales made. People love affiliate marketing because it doesn’t require any monitoring. You just set it up once and that’s it.

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However, when going for affiliate marketing you need to make sure that you are earning a commission that is commensurate to the number of referrals you are sending externally. Also, you want to be sure that the target website has a system that is genuine and that tracks each of the actions to avoid losing money.

2. Animator

Animation is one of the fastest-growing niches that can want you a good income online in Kenya. Take for example the explainer videos. More and more businesses are finding them to be very effective at sending out messages to target audiences. 

Businesses are also preferring these models to others for the simple fact that it’s pocket friendly which means you basically send an effective message to a large audience at low costs. If you have this skill then it’s something you may want to seriously consider pursuing. There are other examples of animations other than explainer videos such as visual effects for television, video games, movies among other types of media. You can make money online in Kenya working as an animator making a cool $25 – $106 per hour. Yes, you just heard that right.

3. eBook Writer/Baker

Alternatively, you could become an eBook writer and write about cooking or baking. Some people are so skilled and have honed their craft that they can actually turn the skill into money. People buy ideas in the form of books. If your ideas or tricks are so good then you’re missing out on this opportunity. Start sharing your craft in the form of eBooks. Write recipes for all types of meals from gluten-free to a diet for lactating mothers and everything in between. Then put them to sale.

Do you have a knack for cooking or baking? Have you ever stopped to think that you can actually earn from this skill online? How? This is passion and passion van be a driving agent to online success. From your own kitchen, you can start a catering business or even become a chef. If you tend towards baking then you could bake and sell to your neighbors, good friends, at local farmers’ markets, etc.

4. Blogging

What most people enjoy about blogging is a simple fact that It’s both easy to start and does not require any investment. You can start a self-hosted website for example or pay a small fee to have your website hosted elsewhere. Once this is done, you can then choose the niche you want to write about such as politics, current news, music, fashion, and lifestyle, etc.

Cashing in on your website or blog might take a little while depending on how you create it, the content you post, who often you post among other several factors. You need patience and the ability to continue pushing the website to its target audience through marketing channels such as social media.

5. Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping is the process of recording transactions which include purchases, sales, receipts as well as payments by a person or an individual. Surprisingly, you do not require to be a CPA to work on bookkeeping jobs. You can simply sign up for a bookkeeping course online, learn the bookkeeping software required and start earning. The median salary for Bookkeeping online jobs is reported to be anything around $34000. This is definitely a niche worth exploring if you are fancy bookkeeping.

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6. Consultancy

If you have knowledge and experience in any specific field it’s time to consider passing on some of it to others by sharing. For instance, if you’re a lawyer or an accountant, then you could offer advice to SMEs for a fee. Additionally, you could also advise businesses regarding the use of new software or programs or better yet on how they can become more environmentally sensitive.

7. Customer Service Representative

You can make money online in Kenya by becoming a customer service representative. Do you already possess good communication skills? Do you have a PC and stable internet connectivity? If yes then why not jump in the type of jobs which pay $8-$15 per hour?

8. Data Entry Expert

The one thing data entry requires is probably fast typing skills. Some employers also tend to focus more on people with great attention to detail. This is because data entry requires that you are careful not to make typing mistakes. It may pain you to understand that data entry may not be one of the most exciting of jobs. This is because of the many numbers of data entry experts chasing data entry jobs. Another reason for this scenario is because data entry doesn’t require any technical skills.

9. Copy Writing

Copywriting is the occupation or act of writing content for advertising purposes or other forms of digital marketing. The product here is the copy – the web content whose aim is to boost brand awareness and ultimately help the visitors in making decisions. You have probably seen content such as “Why Us” “Testimonials” etc. That is a web copy and the process of creating this content bus called copy-writing.

You can create web copy for businesses right from the comfort of your home and net in up to 6 figures. Once you master the art of creating web copy businesses will pay top dollar for your service because that is basically the backbone of any website – driving the message home and ultimately turning your visitors into buyers/customers.

10. E-commerce Store Owner

E-commerce has seen a sudden growth in the recent past and continues to do so in the coming days. However, what most people fail to understand is that e-commerce is a wide field and encompasses up 5 subsets. They include dropshipping, manufacturing, wholesaling, subscriptions and white-labeling. Regardless of where you want to join along this chain, e-commerce will surely be a good income.

You need to identify the product you are selling, who you are selling to, where you are selling and how you are selling. Once you answer Al these questions, you will have solved the challenges that most e-commerce store owners tend to struggle with on a day to day basis. What you require to start your e-commerce website is a platform that will showcase your products. Today Facebook offers a page that is more advanced. These pages also allow you to design your product pages, your services, and contact pages among others.

You could also use a website and add e-commerce software such as woo-commerce which comes with all the functionality you might require for an online business. Websites like Magento and Shopify also give this functionality and starting an eCommerce business has never been easier.

11. Editing and Proofreading

Editing and proofreading are among the top areas where you will also find article writers, web content writers, copywriters, etc. You are basically tasked with reading and editing content for spelling, grammar, plagiarism, consistency, structure, etc. You can make money online in Kenya from doing editing and proofreading jobs.

12. Event Planner

Several businesses are willing to hire you to plan their events. You probably already realize the hustles that come with organizing events. If a business is not in a position to organize an event, they can reach out to event organizers to help them. Whether it’s a simple birthday party, a corporate event or even a wedding, there will businesses looking for organized individuals to do the event planning for them.


13. V-logger

Are you skilled at something? Why not record yourself and post the video to social media and YouTube? Don’t delve a lot on what the outcome might be because that will only pull you behind. You can pull a huge following by filming yourself creating tutorials in how to do/create/solve a problem that you think people might be facing. You can also create funny videos equally which people tend to like. People like being entertained so if it’s something you can do then don’t even give it a second opinion. Once you pull some good traffic, you can apply for the Google AdSense programs and earn from Google’s advertisements on your channel.

14. Grant Writer

Hospitals, universities and non-profit setups often wish to apply for grant money. But most of them, for one reason or another find these applications complex or difficult to write which pushes them into finding experienced grant writers. If you have experience writing grants then this is one area you want to really focus on.

15. Graphic Designer

People who design visual aids, websites and logos all fall into this category of graphic designers. Many businesses find themselves in a situation where they require services of a graphic designer when they want to market their products and services, when they need a web designer and when they require branding of all sorts for their businesses.

The more skilled you are as a graphic designer the more the money you will make. If this is an area you would wish to venture into then you need a portfolio. A portfolio will help prospective buyers of your designs to trust that you will deliver a great product for them. It’s a means of your work speaking on your behalf. You can have a personal freelance website for the portfolio or simply go for a social media page. Both are sufficient. Most important of them all is getting your word out.

16. Internet Security Specialist

As an internet security specialist, you monitor networks for security threats and implement security standards. You may also install data protection systems as well. Given the attention that online security has been receiving, this job is expected to grow steadily over the next several years.

An internet security specialist is someone who monitors networks for security loopholes and suggests the necessary security actions to take to meet the set security standards. As an internet security expert, you will more often than not be tasked with installing data protection systems as well. The online space has been given the attention and given this fact, this job is expected to continue growing in the next several years. More and more businesses are getting online and since security is at the topmost of their priorities, they will continue to hire internet security specialists.

17. Online Teacher

Do you have extra free time as a teacher? Would you like to make money online in Kenya by utilizing your free time? You can always create a schedule that works for you. You can consider teaching via Skype or similar programs that allow you to converse one on one with your students.

18. Photographer/Videographer

While phones have come with sophisticated cameras embedded, there is still a huge gap for this type of professionals for example corporate events and weddings where mobile cameras might not be enough for extensive coverage. You can also take professional photos of places, events, culture, and sightings and sell them online on sites such as GettyImages, Shutterstock, istockphoto, Foap, etc.

19. Product Reviewer

Some businesses highly value customer feedback and will go the extra mile in having to hear what they have to say about a product they are launching. You basically share your experience, expectations or suggestions about the product in question and get paid in return.

20. Programmer

A programmer is a person who issues instructions to a computer through code. Programmers are the people who are tasked with creating programs or software that is geared at making or performing specific tasks. For example, a business may need a programmer to create a website or a hotel booking application.

To become a programmer you need to learn programming languages such as JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby, Java, and many others. The kind of language you learn will have an impact on what you are able to do online. For example, Python and Ruby tend towards data science while PHP is a preferred server-side programming language. You can use Java to create Android applications or JavaScript for interactive web pages.

Of course, some of these languages can be used interchangeably depending on what you want to achieve. You need to know what language is good for what. C++ and C#, for example, are better options for game development as opposed to using JavaScript.

21. Repairer

Do you like fixing broken stuff? If you have the knack for fixing and maintaining things be it computers, mobiles, cars, bicycles, then you might want to consider launching a website if your own that offers repair and maintenance services. You probably won’t require anything more than just a little bit of marketing (with it without using money) you can reach your audience. The difference is how soon the message will reach them but all in all, you have the tools and resources already – just look around you.

22. Social Media / Social Media Manager

Some people are just so good on social media that they attract attention and interaction with their social media posts. Some people are already earning online in Kenya from being good at social media. I know of several businesses that sample some people on Twitter, for example, pay them to send out messages regarding particular products. Some businesses just want someone to manage their social media accounts while some will contact you for a Social medial strategy that works.

23. Stylist

Love fashion and would like to make money online from this niche? You can become an online fashion be expert/stylist. You can make an average $15 per hour as a social media manager.

24. Survey Taker

Not a fan of this but you can earn from taking surveys online. The reason being you take too much time to complete some of those surveys and still end up getting paid amounts that are not commensurate to the amount of time you took to complete. You will be lucky to complete well-paying surveys because some businesses will pay higher depending on the kind of feedback they are looking for. You are usually paid via Mpesa, PayPal or check but obviously you want the money as quickly as you complete the surveys so you should opt for the perfect payment method that works for you. Some businesses don’t pay cash but instead, offer points that you can redeem for gift cards at select outlets.

25. Tax Preparer

Submitting tax returns is obviously a seasonal thing but did you know that you can make a killing during this period? People are too busy sometimes or just don’t want to go through the hustles of filing and will, therefore, flock cyber cafes in a bid to beat the deadlines. If you have your business set up properly then this is something you can do and still earn well within the period.

26. Transcriptionist/Transcriber

A transcriber is someone who listens to audio files and converts them to text files. These may include doctors’ medical dictations or lectures. It’s an entry-level type of gig but it pays exceedingly well as compared to other niches. Medical transcribers are really well, even beating academic writing in some cases. It can pay between $25 to &100 depending on the type and length of the audio files as well as how audible they are.

27. Translator

Do you know more than one language (not the vernaculars)? If you do then here is an opportunity for you. Are you fluent in those languages? It’s time you started putting them to use and earn off of this skill by translating documents or simply becoming an online interpreter.

28. Virtual Assistant

A virtual assistant is currently one of the most sought after talents. Why? Because businesses are slowly looking into outsourcing as compared to hiring in a bid to reduce the costs. You are basically working as a typical office assistant but in this particular case you only turn up when the business requires you. Some businesses hire you to perform the tasks on a daily basis while others will require your services to say, once a fortnight.

What are the requirements? You need to be organized and professional. This is probably the only online job that comes close to corporate jobs. Even the dressing of a virtual assistant may not be the same as that of an article writer where they are not required to attend virtual meetings via Skype and stuff. But these jobs pay well. You will be tasked with similar offline tasks such as replying to emails, scheduling meetings, updating web content, entering data, submitting reports, assisting with social media, etc. The amount of money you will be paid will depend on the amount of work you’re supposed to do. Considering these tasks don’t require technical skills, an average virtual assistant is paid $15 per hour.

29. Voice Acting

Got a golden voice? Did you know that you can use it to earn online in Kenya? How? By doing voice overs and voice acting. You can use Google search for more details on what else you can do. The payment is quite good averaging at about $50-$70 per hour.

30. Website Tester

Just as you would test a product, some businesses will always want the opinion of a third party – usually, a normal visitor to use the website and give their opinion about the user-ability, the navigation and whether or not the website is serving the intended purpose.

Upon launching if a website, businesses want to make sure that they are intuitive and easy to move around. As such, a business will offer a particular price for say, 20 minutes of testing. Depending on the website, each test will attract between $15 to $25 per hour.

31. Writing Gigs

Businesses of all sizes need written content, like blog posts, website copy or eBooks. As a result, there are thousands of writing gigs available that pay anywhere between $10 to $100 per hour.

You’re probably wondering why we put this one last on our list. The reason is that most people already know they can write to earn and there are several subsets of writing. You can write financial articles, web content, academic articles, essays, research writing, and the list goes on and on.

 There are over 50 subsets of writing and poetry writing, creative writing, lyrics writing are just some other examples you’d like to add to the list. You could also write blog posts as a ghostwriter where a website owner gives you editorial access to their website so that you can come up with ideas yourself, write and publish them.

They might also require that you monitor the traffic and advice where necessary. All this depends on the website owner and what they are looking for. Businesses, small and big, will always need content written. So you can be sure the tasks are not going to run out before you get one.


No one should cheat on you that you can’t work online. There are more than a million young minds pursuing online platforms. You can earn a living as we’ve already demonstrated above. You just need to properly identify what it is you can do well, the tools and resources at your resources.

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