There are over 50,000 blogs in Kenya but only a few which make more than Ksh 100,000 per month. While blogging is lucrative, there are bloggers who have never broken even, their monthly income being below Ksh100,000 months in month out.
In this article, we shall list websites and blogs that generate over Ksh100,000 per month, some of them owned by institutions while others by individuals.
|WEBSITE NAME||MONTHLY INCOME(KSH)|
|Venas News||1.2 million|
|The Star||2.5 million|
Most of these websites make money through AdSense, AdSense alternatives, sponsored content and banner advertisements. For instance, Pulselive charges Ksh 90,000 per sponsored content, Ghafla Ksh104,000 while Standard Media Ksh 50,000-Ksh100,000. Venas News charges Ksh 10,000 to Ksh 30,000.
Nearly all websites listed here make more money from sponsored articles and banner advertisement than from AdSense. Those sites which rely solely on AdSense generate less than Ksh 50,000 per month.
There are over 10 websites in the country that generate over Ksh1 million per month. Some of them like Cheki and BrighterMonday generate income through listing of products and job vacancies.
To make over Ksh100,000 per month in Kenya, especially from AdSense is not a mean feat, your blog must generate above 10,000 daily visitors. Alternatively, you have to sell a product. One example is Venas News, the site does not use AdSense but its income is above Ksh1 million per month. The owner generates income through affiliate marketing, direct adverts and sponsored content. They also sell Sports content to their subscribers. Ghafla is another site which was banned from AdSense and it generates income from sponsored content and direct advertisement.