How to Make Money Online in Kenya


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This article is one of the many series I will use to show you how to make money online in Kenya. Thanks to the affordable Internet in Kenya, making money online is now possible and achievable.

You need to read this article and have the will to start, and you will surely make money online.

So let’s get direct into how to Make Money Online in Kenya.

Making money online in Kenya requirements

Before we dive into the methods of making money online, let me introduce the criteria for making money online.

The requirements are both about you as a person and the tools you need to make money online. Here is what you need to be successful in making money online;

  1. Computer Literate, forget about those scams you hear on Facebook telling you that you can make money on your smartphone.
  2. Self-driven – Well, this is self-explanatory.
  3. Patience –  On average, making money online in Kenya will take some time.
  4. Internet connection, a good computer and time on your side.
  5. Some will require a little monetary investment, but that is if you are running an online business.
  6. A mentor or someone to inspire you.

How can I make money online in Kenya?

Now that you know what you need, let me show you how to make money online in Kenya.

1. Freelancing by doing Online Jobs

If you have read my other post on earning money online in Kenya, I mentioned that many Kenyans make money online by doing online jobs.

There are several online jobs in Kenya you can do on the Internet to earn a living as long as you want safely. You can find these types of jobs on Freelancing websites.

List of Genuine Freelancing Sites

These are but a few freelancing websites you can get a job online. I will create a post about these websites later on here.


2. Blogging & Building Niche Sites

Blogging is another sure way of making money online in Kenya. What powers the Internet is content; if you can create content that people consume, you can make money.

Starting a blog is very easy, but to make money, you need a plan, time and great content to drive your blog traffic. A blog that receives traffic will make money for sure through the following ways:

  1. Advertising – Through Banner Ads from brands or Ad networks such as Google Adsense.
  2. Affiliate Marketing – Placing affiliate links and referring your readers to particular sites and, in return earning a commission.
  3. Sponsored Content
  4. Brand Mentions

You can start a free blog on or Later, when you get the feel and flow of blogging, you can buy a domain and secure your hosting.

When you become a skilled blogger, you may want to take it a notch higher by starting a Micro-Niche website. A micro-niche site specializes in a  specific niche. For example, “dogs food.”

These blogs work well with affiliate marketing and can be a good source of income, but you need to be an advanced blogger to succeed.

3. Make money online in Kenya as a Vlogger

This method of making money in Kenya is becoming popular because of social media and the low costs of video production.

To make money as a Vlogger, you need viral video content or content that will get lots of views online. You can monetize your videos on Facebook, Instagram or youtube.

Brands are also turning to the Internet to look for Vloggers, and you can work with them.

4. Starting an eCommerce Business

We have seen the most popular eCommerce websites and how they began, and they started small. The number of Kenyans shopping online has increased, and there is low competition on the part of these shops.

You don’t need to have the stock with you if you deliver; they call it dropshipping. Once an order arrives, you pass it to your supplier for delivery.

The best way to start is to get on a hosted eCommerce platform like Shopify, or if you want to build your store, get Woocommerce.

5. Merch by Amazon

Amazon has this fantastic platform for selling t-shirts online. All you have to do is to apply and, if approved, make t-shirt designs and upload them to the forum.

Amazon will print the t-shirts and deliver them to anyone who buys them online, and you earn a commission.

For more information, Check out Merch by Amazon Website

6. Selling on Marketplaces

These are like supermarkets where different sellers put their products online in a marketplace, and customers buy from them. These marketplaces take care of advertising and delivery. All you have to do is send them products.

Good examples include; Jumia and Kilimall.

There are also Marketplaces for services or digital products, such as Fiverr, Etsy, and Themeforest. You can sell your products and make money online if skilled in art, graphics design or software.

7. Selling Courses Online

If you can teach, why not take some courses online and earn money while at it? There are many platforms where you can sell your courses. These include; Udemy and Teachable, where all you need to do is create an account and place your classes there.

Vivian Munga
Vivian Munga
Hi, Vivian here. I am a professional banker and personal trainer on personal finance matters. You will find some of my work on personal loans in this blog on personal loans, and feel free to email me if you have a question. Enjoy your stay here.

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