How do people make money online in Kenya in 2019?This is a question most youths ask as they strive to make a living.The world is changing and making money online is one of the most viable ventures you can undertake.
There are many Kenyans who are making millions every month through online advertisements and sales. What I know is that these individuals have not told the masses how to start and what to do in order to make money. Here is the secret.
Facebook is a powerful tool for passing information, and one of the main social media platforms for connecting with friends. This platform can enable you make millions of shillings monthly through advertisements and managing social media accounts for corporates.
What you need to do is have a popular Facebook page, with at least 100,000 fans. Then approach popular blogs for advertisements. These blogs will pay you upwards of Ksh10, 000 per month for sharing their stories. Alternatively, you can promote other people’s products like clothes, shoes, smartphones and electronics.
You can also become a social media consultant, where you manage Facebook pages for famous personalities and popular brands. You are required to regularly promote their content and stories and be paid for it.
Another way of making money is through joining affiliate programs such as and where you promote their products and make a living.Once you join the two programs,you’ll be provided with unique links that you will use to share on Facebook and Twitter so as to earn commissions.
If you have old watches, mobile phones, electronics and other home appliances, you can sell them on OLX and make money. OLX provides a platform where you will display your products for sale.The best thing to do is to buy old products from people and selling them at OLX
Blogging is increasingly becoming the main source of income for many youths in Kenya. In this career, what is required is a website and social media pages to promote your stories. But this is not enough, you are also required to look for a way of making money through blogging. If you don’t know, this is how you can use your blog to make thousands of hundreds every month.
- Use Google AdSense
- Use Taboola/Outbrain
- Use Revcontent
- Use Content.AD/MGID
With your blog you can also market companies’ products through affiliate marketing (we have discussed this in our previous article)
As a blogger,you’ll have the opportunity to showcase your writing talent and if you manage to get enough audience,you’ll end up making handsome money.Let me break down what some of the blogs in Kenya make per month:
Tuko—Ksh 1 million to Ksh2 million
Standard Media–Ksh 2 million to Ksh4 million
Mpaso–Ksh300,000 to Ksh 700,000
Venas News–Ksh 600,000 to Ksh1.5 million
Ghafla–Ksh 400,000 to Ksh1 million
Nation–Ksh 1 million to Ksh 3 million
There are also a number of websites that generate upwards of Ksh100,000 per month.
- CV and Cover Letter Writing
If you have advanced Microsoft Word skills, you can start writing professional CV and Cover Letter writing services online. What you are required to do is market your services through Facebook and Twitter, also on various blogs.
With CV writing services,you’ll charge between Ksh 500 to Ksh 5,000 per CV.In a good day you’ll make up to Ksh20,000.The writer of this article started started from CV writing to bloggers and I can assure you CV writing is a wonderful venture.
- Offer professional services
You can promote your professional services online and make money without having a physical office. Services like Data Analysis, advice on health matters, counselling and litigation services can be offered online. What is needed is a Facebook or Twitter pages where you can promote your services. You can also use LinkedIn.
- Offer Betting Tips
Betting is driving Kenyans crazy. But as more Kenyans join this sector, you should at least think outside the box and have a platform where you offer betting tips. Your work is to analyze matches and provide results which can help people earn money through betting.
In order to be successful in this, have a Facebook page, Twitter account and a website for this services, then make sure your results are reliable. Make sure people buy your tips through MPESA ,Till Number or Paybill number
Betting predictions companies have become too many such that to break even you must be extremely accurate.
You can also promote products for popular brands on Twitter if at all your account has massive following.You can also market products on Twitter especially if you own businesses.
- Online store
Online stores like Jumia and Kilimall sell their products without necessarily having a shop to display the products.
Online store is the easiest business to start. It requires a website, marketing strategy and the source of your products.
- Offer Online Dating Services
Another important activity you can venture into is dating business.In Kenya there are few people who provide dating services online,if you manage to come up with a fancy dating site,then link your clients to service providers,you’ll make millions per month.
- Social media influencers
We have numerous people who make money online after becoming social media influencers. They accumulated so much following that they attracted corporates and individuals for marketing services.This is one thing you can do when you own Facebook and Twitter accounts.
- Academic writing
Academic writing has created over 10,000 jobs for university graduates in Kenya.All you need to do is have a laptop and register for academic writing companies,you will be given tasks on daily basis where payment is done based on the tasks completed.
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