1000 Ways to Make Ksh. 1,000 Daily in Kenya

1000 Ways to Make Ksh. 1,000 Daily in Kenya

There are a limitless number of businesses and side hustles you can do to make extra money and quite a lot of these ideas do not require a lot of capital to start. We will be looking at some of the most profitable options in this guide. 

So, let’s show you how to make 1k per day.

How to Make Ksh 1,000 Daily in Kenya

1. Sell Smokies and Boiled Eggs

This is one of the most common business people do here in Kenya. It’s a very easy and convenient way to make money that requires little investment.

Smokes usually go for around Ksh 30 while boiled eggs can go for Ksh 20. So, if you sell at least 20 smokies and 15 boiled eggs, you can walk home with more than Ksh. 1,000 at the end of the day.

If you don’t know how to start this business, we have prepared a very detailed and straightforward guide, you can check it by clicking below.

2. Buy and Sell Mitumba Clothes

Mitumba is a Swahili term for second-hand clothing. You can buy mitumba bales and sell them at low prices to people here in Kenya. This business is very profitable especially if you are in the right location.

If you are in a crowded city, you can easily make more than KSh. 1,000 by selling different clothing pieces.

3. Start Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is where you sell other people’s products for a commission.

You can start affiliate marketing on your website or blog and make money by promoting products on Amazon, Jumia, Konga, or other eCommerce stores. You should have a professional website where you convince people to go and shop from your affiliate partners.

With affiliate marketing, you can make Ksh 1,000 even if a single customer buys one high-priced product. For instance, Jumia Kenya offers a 3% commission on electronic products like phones, laptops, and TVs. So if someone buys, say a TV worth KSh. 40,000 using your affiliate link, you can make Ksh 1,200.

4. Start Online Writing

If you are a blogger or an expert writer on any topic, then you can start offering your services and making money by writing blogs for companies or individual bloggers.

You can also write eBooks and sell them online through Amazon or any other E-book selling site. You can also get paid to write short articles for other websites which will help you earn even more money.

Freelance writing usually pays per word and different clients have different rates. So, if you are just starting out and get a client that pays 1 bob per word, you will only need to write 1000 words daily to make Ksh 1,000.

5. Start an M-PESA Agent Business

Starting an M-PESA Agent business is one of the easiest and most common methods of making money in Kenya nowadays.

Getting an M-PESA agent line is easy and FREE! Don’t let anyone sell it to you.

To make at least Ksh 1,000 daily with an M-PESA business, you will need to be situated in an area with a lot of traffic or a shopping center where people will likely come to withdraw money.

6. Start Selling Products on Facebook

Facebook is the most popular social media site right now. You can use its platform to sell your products and make money by buying traffic from Facebook’s targeted advertisement – which is very effective these days.

7. Start a Small Retail Shop

If you have enough capital, then starting a small retail shop can be another way of making money here in Kenya on a daily basis. However, you need to have enough money to start the business before anything else.

Otherwise, you can easily make Ksh. 1,000 per day even if you are in rural areas.

8. Start a Vegetable Grocery

If you like growing vegetables and can find sellers who will supply them on wholesale then this is a very good way of starting your own vegetable shop. You can sell fresh vegetables with spices and fruits. If you are in a strategic area with many customers, you are guaranteed to make at least Ksh 1,000 daily with this business.

9. Do Online Betting

If you are an expert in predicting football matches, then this is another way for you to make money on a daily basis without any investment. You can start joining football prediction websites and win cash prizes from them when your team wins.

10. Do Delivery Services

If you have a car or motorcycle, then you can start your own delivery service. People will pay you to deliver anything from one place to another within a given time. It is a very profitable business if done right and in an appropriate area.

11. Sell Mahindi Choma

Mahindi Choma is very popular in Kenya and most people will readily buy it. One maize usually goes for around Ksh 20 which means that if you are in a good location and manage to sell only 50 pieces, you can easily make KSh 1,000.

12. Sell Potato Chips

Chips (popularly known as Chipo) is another very popular roadside delicacy in Kenya. Being very cheap, you are exposed to a wider market base which makes it very easy to pocket Ksh 1,000 per day.

13. Offer Betting Tips

If you are good at football prediction you can offer people betting tips on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram. With the betting industry growing in Kenya, most people are willing to pay for some betting tips that help them win big. If you are good enough, you will start getting referrals and soon you can even start a website and expand your business.

14. Do Boda Boda Business

This is also one of the easiest ways to make Ksh. 1,000 per day in Kenya. If you already have a motorbike, then you can use it to offer your services as a boda-boda rider. You will be required to pick up and drop off people at their destinations within a given time.

If you are able to get 10 regular customers per day who pay at least Ksh. 199 then this business can also prove very rewarding for you.

15. Open a Car Wash

A car wash business is another way of making good money in Kenya on daily basis, especially in big cities like Nairobi and Mombasa. All you need to do is buy some detergents and start washing people’s cars and motorcycles for them. You can even partner with someone or rent a shop in order to increase your chances of making more money.

The pay range from KSh 50 – 150 for motorbikes and up to Ksh 700 for bigger cars.

16. Open an Internet Café (Cyber):

An Internet Café is another business that you can start and easily make 1K per day. All you need to do is have a computer, modem, and internet connection then start charging people for using it. You can even buy some snacks or sell Khat which is very popular in Kenya.

Usually, you can charge Ksh 2 per minute of browsing. So if you have at least 20 people who use an average of 25 minutes to browse, you should be able to make more than Ksh. 1,000.

17. Offer Typing and Printing Services

This is a very good opportunity for you to make some money from home. All you need are printers and computers so as to offer your services. You will need to be close to areas that most need these services such as schools.

You can charge KSh 20 per page for typing and Ksh 5 for printing. So, if you get just 10 customers per day with good work, you can pocket KSh 1,000 or more.

18. Do Photography Business

Even with the dominance of camera phones, photography is still very popular in Kenya. So, if you have an interest in photography, then this is one of the best ways to make Ksh 1,000 per day.

You can start offering your services to people who need professional pictures taken and charge them accordingly. To be more successful, make sure that you organize photoshoots and book special events such as weddings, birthdays, or baby showers.

19. Do Mobile Phone Repair

If you have some technical skills and are ready to repair computer hardware, then this is another business that can help you make money on a daily basis.

A lot of people need phone repair services in Kenya so you have a ready market.

You will need to open a shop and buy equipment like power tools in order to start making good money from this business.

20. Tutor Students Online

Most students need someone to help them with their homework, especially university students. If you have a good understanding of a certain unit, then you can start tutoring students online.

Some of the sites where you can offer your services are Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

You can charge differently depending on the subject and level of study. Another option would be to tutor primary school pupils during their off-school days. You can arrange with several parents to offer either home or online-based tutoring and get paid accordingly.

21. Sell Local Herbs

A lot of people in Kenya still trust local herbs over hospital medicine for certain ailments such as skin diseases, erectile dysfunction, stomach problems, and barrenness.

If you are able to collect and sell them at a fair price, then you can easily make Ksh 1,000 per day in Kenya. You will need to hawk your herbs to help you make more money.

If your herbs are effective in treating common ailments, you will build a strong customer base, get good referrals, and eventually, you will be able to make more.

Some of the most common herbs you can sell include mukombero, ginger, mwarubaini and so on.

22. Do Online Surveys

Online surveys are very popular these days and quite a number of companies offer them on a commission basis. This means you can get paid for taking surveys on different subjects such as consumer habits.

You can choose to work from home and start making money in your spare time. Some of the best sites to use include iPoll, Ipsos, PaidViewPoint, Opinion World, and Opinion Space

1000. Do Data Entry

Data entry jobs are among the easiest ways of making money online. All you need is a computer and internet connection, then just type the data into your computer and get paid for it.

Most of these tasks are cheaply paying so you might need to do quite a few to make Ksh 1,000 per day.

The Bottom Line 

As you can see, making 1k daily in Kenya is not as impossible as it seems. You can easily make good money in your spare time by engaging in one of the above-stated businesses or even opening a physical shop from where you will be working to make Ksh 1,000 per day.

All you need is to have a plan of action and carefully research your business of interest before starting.

Also, make sure that you have the right business understanding and management skills before venturing out on your own.

Keep in mind that some of these businesses might need licenses or certificates so make sure to check with your county government to avoid getting yourself into trouble.

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Geoffrey Nevine — IT Services and IT Consulting

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