25 Things You Can Do to Make Money Online in Kenya

25 Things You Can Do to Make Money Online in Kenya

Have you been looking for legitimate ways you can make money online? No registration fees involved, no multilevel marketing involved, then follow along as I will be sharing with you genuine ways you can make money online.

The good thing about these jobs is that you can work from anywhere in the world as long as you have internet access. You can choose to do these jobs part-time or full-time depending on your schedule.

These jobs are suitable for students, stay-at-home parents, or anyone else who is looking to make that extra cash.

1. Freelance Writing

This is the most commonly known way that one can make money online. If you enjoy writing and doing a little research, then is a good way to make yourself some extra money. Writing requires someone who has good language skills and doesn’t mind doing a little research. You can write for different categories like finance, law, engineering, or technology, whichever suits you best.

There are websites like Freelancer, Upwork, and Fiverr where you sign up and complete a test before they accept you. Once you are accepted you can bid for jobs and earn yourself money starting from $10 per 300 words depending on the category you choose to write for.

Some bloggers and magazines also hire freelance writers where you have to submit a pitch and once they are pleased with your work, they publish it and pay you.

2. Transcription

Transcription is the process of converting audio files to text. For you to succeed in transcription, you must have good listening skills in order to decipher what people are saying even in their heaviest accents.

Websites such as Rev and Transcribeme are always hiring and for you to be accepted, you have to complete a test.

3. Proofreading

If you have keen eyes then this job is good for you. Proofreading involves going through documents, ebooks, blogs, and files correcting grammatical errors. Proofreading goes hand in hand with editing. It involves reviewing documents to ensure accuracy before submitting the document to the client.

Websites that pay you to edit and proofread include: Kibin, Scribendi, Domainite, Scribewriting, Gramlee, etc. Some websites require you to edit a sample piece before accepting you.

4. Virtual Bookkeeper

If you are good with numbers or have basic accounting skills, then you can help businesses keep proper accounting records as a virtual bookkeeper.

There are so many online tutorials on how you can be an online bookkeeper, just do thorough research to get insights.

5. Blogging

You can make money blogging. You can share your thoughts on certain events, things, and places and earn some money for yourself. Blogging requires a lot of determination since the more you post on your blog, the higher the chances are that your blog will get recommended to people.

To start a blog, you will need to buy a domain and hosting. A platform such as Blogger is free and it's a good place to start from if you don’t have money since you can always move to WordPress. Your earnings will depend on the type of ads placed on your blog. You can earn through monetization by Mediavine and AdSense, affiliate links, or selling your own products.

6. Translation

Translators are always in high demand as companies want to reach their target customers in languages that they best understand. This is needed especially in advertising companies that want to translate videos or webpages to another language.

7. Influencer Marketing

This is very popular currently in Kenya. Companies work with PR and marketing agencies that hire individuals with large followings on social media. The influencers are paid to place an ad on their social media sites and in return, they get paid. There are many Influencers currently and if you have a large following on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, then you can make yourself good money. You can join an influencer management agency or work solo by pitching to different companies.

8. Social Media Management

Companies nowadays like to outsource social media management services. They will hire individuals to do digital marketing on their behalf. Social media managers are also in charge of monitoring and moderating social media channels such as Facebook pages, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.

For you to be a successful social media manager, you must have good customer service and a good understanding of the products and services offered by the company you are working for. To get a social media manager job, you must pitch to companies.

9. Stock Photography

You can make money online by selling stock photos and video clips. Companies are always looking for good quality pictures to use for advertisements. If you enjoy taking good photos, then this is a great way to earn surplus income. You don’t need to own expensive cameras as phones nowadays take good quality photos. Websites such as Shutterstock, Istock, and Adobestock accept photos from contributors and sell them on their behalf. For your photos to get noticed, you need to title them well and use tags.

10. Virtual Assistant.

Companies are always hiring virtual assistants to work for them remotely. As a virtual assistant, you will be tasked with checking emails, social media management and even responding to customers’ queries. Websites such as Time and Fancy Hands hire virtual assistants.

11. Data Entry

Data entry involves the transfer of data into a computer system. For you to be good at data entry, you must have fast typing skills, good communication skills, highly organized, and know how to use data entry software. Websites that hire data entry clerks include Acutran, Dion data solutions, Clickworker, Axion workers, and many others.

12. Affiliate Marketing

You can earn commissions when people buy goods or services through your referral links. You can apply for special links by signing up on websites such as Amazon, Jumia, or Kilimall and once you get accepted you can make content on your Instagram, Facebook, Blog, Youtube channel, or Twitter accounts and ask followers to use those special links to buy something form those websites. Sometimes they might get discounts by using those links or promo codes and you get to earn a commission.

13. Voice Overs

You can earn money online by selling your voice recordings. Companies are always hiring voice-over artists for their advertisements, movies, and documentaries. Other fields that hire voice-over artists are e-learning and audiobooks. You need to have good pronunciation and express your emotions.

Websites that hire voice-over artists include Voices, Voices 123, Filmless, VoiceCrafters among many others.

14. Video Production.

You can make money by uploading videos on platforms such as Youtube, Facebook, IGTV, Twitch, and Twitter. Currently, you can only monetize videos on Youtube and Twitch as the other platforms have restrictions in Kenya. You will need 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours in order to get monetized on youtube. The content you upload should be your work to avoid copyright strikes and if you use reused content, there should be a narration.

15. Web Design.

Companies nowadays want to have a website so as to be abreast with technology. You can create and design websites and charge companies a small fee for this service.

16. Online courses.

You can create online courses and sell them on platforms such as Udemy, Coursera, and Linkedin Learning and charge customers. You can literally create courses on anything from cooking to video editing, writing to photography, just anything that you feel you are good at and don’t mind sharing the knowledge.

17. Sell things online

There are plenty of online platforms where you can sell your goods like Amazon, eBay, Aliexpress. If you make crafts, you can sell them on Etsy. Instagram and Facebook are also great if you want to reach locals. Selling things online is very cost-effective as you get to save on rent.

18. Sell ebooks and Printables

You can sell ebooks and printables online and make good money. You can create guides on how to lose weight, how to start a business, budgeting templates and so many other guides and make money selling them.

19. Online Tutor.

You can give students remedial classes online for a fee. You can do it remotely to a number of students and charge them a fee. Many students opt for remedial classes in subjects that they are weak in.

20. Design and Sell Tshirts Online

You can buy plain t-shirts and print graphics on them, then sell them at a margin. You can have your ready-designed t-shirts or you can custom make them according to your clients’ needs. Make sure you sell quality material t-shirts so that you can get return customers and referrals from them.

21. Dropshipping.

Dropshipping simply explained is a way in which you sell products without controlling their storage and manufacture. You create a website where you showcase products but when customers order that’s when you purchase from your merchant and the merchant ships the products directly to your clients. For example, you can source dresses on Aliexpress for sh.500 each and list them on your online store at sh.1500, when a client buys, you contact your source who ships the dress to the customer.

22. Graphics Design

People are always looking for individuals who can make great visual concepts. Your skills can come in handy for people who need logos, marketing boards for their businesses, or even graphical images for their websites. You can sign up on Fiverr where you can get gigs starting from $5.

23. App Development.

You can develop paid apps where you charge people a subscription fee for them to use or create a free app and then place ads on them. Find a niche that you believe people are mostly interested in then look for an app developer to do the technical work for you.

24. Forex Trading

Forex is the world’s most traded market with an average of $5Trillion traded every day. You can trade currencies and commodities on platforms such as mt4 and mt5. Just select a broker who suits your needs. I personally use Tickmill as my broker but there are other local brokers like fxpesa and scope markets who accept Mpesa.

25. Online Surveys.

You can fill online surveys and questionnaires and get paid. Most survey sites are mostly open for US citizens and some are scams. Before you sign up on any survey website, do your own due diligence so that you don’t get scammed.
Geoffrey Nevine — IT Services and IT Consulting

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