How To Earn Money In Kenya Online

There is no shortage of clever ways to make an online income. Please note it takes patience, persistence, failures, and hard work to build a successful online venture. There are no get-rich-quick schemes. The quickest ways to an online income are shortcuts that do not last or pan out to be scams. You have to put in time, effort, blood, sweat, and tears to be successful.

How To Make Money Online In Kenya

  1. eCommerce/Dropshipping.
  2. Blogging.
  3. Freelance Web Development, Design, and Maintenance.
  4. Offer Digital Marketing Services.
  5. Launch an informative and entertaining YouTube channel.
  6. Record a Podcast.
  7. Write and Sell eBooks.
  8. Do Graphic Design For Local and Online Businesses.
  9. Sell Stock Photos.
  10. iWriter.


eCommerce is the selling and buying of goods and services over the internet. The industry is booming, and the easiest way you can start is via drop shipping. This is a fulfilment method where a store does not keep an inventory of the items it sells but instead purchases it from a third-party supplier who ships the item directly to the customer. The store owner does not see or handle the product.

This model of eCommerce requires less capital to start, and you only need a laptop and a connection to the internet. There are many resources, such as and Shopify, that can help you get started.


Blogging refers to writing, photography, and other media that are self-published online. Blogs are informational websites where writers share their views on subjects of their choice. There are many profitable niches one can blog about. Photography, health, fitness, career, fashion, gardening, finance etc. You can monetize your blog by:

i) Placing ads on your site.

The ads are informed of Cost Per Click (CPC) or CPM (Cost per 1,000 impressions). In the case of CPC, you are paid for the ad-click when readers click on them while you will be paid for the number of people who have viewed your ads in the case of CPM. If this is your preferred method of monetization, you may consider using Google Adsense.

ii) Selling private ads and sponsored posts

iii) Affiliate Marketing: In this case, you can blog about an advertiser’s product, and they pay you a commission for every sale that came from your website.

iv) You can sell digital products such as photos, music, apps, online courses, and videos.

v) Sell memberships. For example, if you own a career blog, you can charge Sh1,000 for members to access a private job board.

Freelance Web Development, Design, and Maintenance

It is challenging starting out as a freelancer, let me be clear—being a freelance web developer isn’t easy. it’s damned hard work. But the rewards of the freelance lifestyle will exponentially outweigh all of this. You need to build your reputation as a hard worker and as a reliable, honest web developer. You will need to be disciplined and strict with yourself.

You can set flexible working hours, and rates of pay, and be your own boss. You choose to work on interesting projects and have a better life-work balance. Also, you may want to consider becoming a freelance developer if there is a huge shortage of developers worldwide, and contract salaries are high.

Offer Digital Marketing Services

There are people and individuals willing to pay for your services if you have the skills to promote their products and services using the internet. Some popular types of digital marketing include:

i) Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

ii) Search Engine Marketing (SEM)

iii) Social Media Marketing (SMM)

iv) Email Marketing

v) Online advertising (Google Ads and Facebook Ads)

vi) Influencer Marketing.

Launch an informative and entertaining YouTube channel

With more than 5 billion videos being watched every day, YouTube is the largest video-hosting website in the world. It is the second largest search engine with a majority of its users coming to be informed and entertained. You can launch your own channel and start monetizing with ads once you hit the 1000subs/4000hr of view time.  With every 1000 views, you can make from Sh200-400. If you have 50 videos getting 10,000 views per month, then that would translate to Sh100,000 – 200,000 in monetary gains.

Record a Podcast

People are getting busier each day and consequently, are looking for passive ways to consume content. This is the reason podcasts are a craze at the moment, presenting you with a great opportunity to build an audience and generate money. Here are some ways you can monetize your podcasts:

i) Stream it live on YouTube and make money from ads

ii) Find traditional sponsorship (advertisement)

iii) Sell your own products

Write and Sell eBooks

You can make good money online by packaging your knowledge into a downloadable Book that helps people start a business, learn a new skill, or even advance their careers. You can sell your eBook on Amazon. Amazon self-publishing gives you access to their massive audience to sell your book. They will take 30% as their fee and leave the remainder for you.