How to Make Money with your Phone in Kenya


Do you know a phone can make you a millionaire in Kenya? There are over 50 ways you can make money in Kenya through a phone regardless of whether you are online or offline. This article is about showing you ways your phone will help you earn an income anytime of the day.

If you are jobless, it’s better you look for the best side hustle instead of staying idle waiting for the right opportunity. Here is how to make money with your phone:

  1. Start blogging

Blogging is feeding thousands of families in Kenya, thanks to the era of smartphones. To own a blog, you need just Ksh 10,000. The first step is to register a domain name with Bluehost, visit Bluehost via this link to register. You need an average of Ksh1,200 to register a domain name. Pay for hosting fee of an average Ksh395 per month. Create a website and start blogging. You can use this article to guide you on how to create a blog step by step:

After creating a blog, you need to promote it on social media and among your friends. Give it 3 to 6 months to grow.

As a blogger, you will make up to Ksh3 million per month. People like Robert Alai are making more than Ksh 300,000 every month. The money is tax free.

Here is what you expect to earn based on the number of visits:

10,000 visits—Ksh 2,000

20,000 visits—Ksh3,500

50,000 visits—Ksh8,000

100,000 visits—Ksh 30,000 to Ksh 50,000

200,000 visits—Ksh70,0000

500,000 visits—Ksh130,000

1,000,000 visits—Ksh270,000

Most bloggers in Kenya earn between Ksh 20,000 and Ksh 100,000 per month. This amount is what we call passive income, which you will earn while sleeping.

Once you have a blog, there are many ways you can make money from it.The first mode of earning is through AdSense. This monetization platform is owned by Google and it’s the primary source of income for many Kenyan bloggers.

These are other ways to make money from your blog:

  • Through sponsored articles
  • Through direct banners
  • Through AdSense alternatives like Taboola, Outbrain, RevContent and MGID
  • Selling your own products and skills.
  • Become social media influencers

If you like social media, it’s simple to make money through your phone. A new profession has been borne and it’s called “social media influencer”. To join them, you don’t need any special skills, create Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages and post things that excite your followers. When your pages become popular, advertisers will start looking for you.

To start thing kind of engagement, you need a phone and data bundles. But you should be highly creative because the competition is stiff.

Some of the known social media influencers charge up to Ksh3 million per post. Caroline Mutoko is one of them who charges Ksh1 million per Facebook video. Others who earn in excess of Ksh 1 million per month from social media include Eric Omondi, Jeymo Ule Msee,Maina Kageni.Njugush and Akothee.Robert Alai,a controversial blogger earns Ksh150,000 per Twitter post.

  • Become a broker

A broker of houses, transport and land will help you to make money through your phone. Your work will be to connect buyers and sellers. For example, if there’s someone with products in Gikomba and there is a trader who needs the products in Nakuru, you can link them up and make a commission. However, you need a Facebook or Twitter page to do the work.

A freelancer brokerage job will earn you experience, money and wisdom as you learn how to work with people.

  • Do CV/Cover letter writing

There are hundreds of people in Kenya who make money through CV/Cover letter writing. You only need your phone, A Facebook/Twitter page and internet.CV writing require Microsoft Office skills, which are easy to acquire.

Cover letter writing costs Ksh 500 and CV writing is Ksh1,000 to Ksh3,000 per CV.Even if you have 5 CVs only per month, you’ll make more than Ksh10,000 every month. The only expenses will be the data bundles you use.

  • Academic writing

There are several students in UK and Kenya who are lazy, they want proposals and projects to be done by you and they pay handsomely. More than 50 academic writing companies exist in Kenya. Start by registering with an existing academic writing company, then gradually create your own company and start making money online.

Academic wring companies pay Ksh 250 to Ksh 1,000 per page depending on your experience and the type of a company you join. All you need is a phone, laptop and internet to start making money from academic writing companies.

  • Sell your skills

The best asset you have are your skills. If you are a lawyer, marketer, statistician, nurse, doctor, teacher or any other profession that you can offer skills part time, you can earn through your phone. Advertise your skills online, people will come for you and eventually, you’ll start earning from your phone.

In USA, most doctors and lawyers make money by offering online consultancy. This idea can also be applied in Kenya. Instead of someone going to hospital to seek guidance from a doctor, you can do it online for money.

  • Create online shop

3 of the top 10 richest people in the world own online shops. Jeff Bezos is one of the guys who only started his business with a phone and a laptop, today he is worth over $130 billion. Online shop does not necessarily mean that owning the items that are sold on your website, you can offer space for traders to market their products.

  • Convert Credit into MPESA

There are people who buy credit by mistake but are unable to convert it back to MPESA.You can come up with the idea of converting at a commission. If someone has Ksh1,000 worth of credit, he can give it to you and you give him Ksh800.Then develop a network within your town where to sell the credit at Ksh900, thus making a profit of Ksh100.


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