Kenya has been our proverbial land of ‘milk and honey’ only in this case the milk is sour and the honey is historically rotten. The unemployment rate in the country is at its ALL time high. This has seen many youths seek alternatives to secure the proverbial bag. In the process many people end up duped or as the locals say it ‘kuoshwa’. There are so so many get rich quick schemes that many people have fallen pray of.
Today we bring you 10 legitimate ways to make money online in Kenya, tried and tested methods, and NO BETTING IS NOT ONE OF THE WAYS, so sorry if you expected us to give you game odds for the next set of matches.This is a guide on how you can make money online in Kenya. 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 some good amount of cash from. There are several online academic and article writing platforms such as Iwriter, Upwork, Fiverr, Bluecorp. etc, where you can make good use of your writing skills to make money. You can make over 1,000 shillings from such writing platforms. You can also open up a blog or website that runs payable ads.
You can make a killing by becoming a Youtube vlogger whereby you earn money based on the advertisements displayed on your vlogs. All you need to do is open up a Youtube channel, look for the right content and market the channel to get subscribers.
3. Web Designing
This is also another online lucrative venture only if you are a tech-savvy and know how to professionally design websites. The cost of designing a website varies depending on factors such as complexity.
4. Affiliate Marketing
This entails promoting businesses online and get paid whenever someone buys a product through the various sites and links you have shared on social media pages and sites.
5. Managing Social Media Pages/ Social Media Expert
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 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.
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.
10. Forex Trading
Forex trading is all about buying and selling currencies online. It is a platform where traders and investors exchange, buy and sell world currencies. It is a 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.
We will be running this segment weekly with detailed guides and experts who will be willing to take you through the stages of making money online. Stay tuned as next week we take a deep dive into how you can make money through affiliate marketing.
Source: Victor Matara, Google, KNBS