How to Survive in Nairobi Without a Job and Still Make Ksh 100,000 Monthly


When you are jobless in Nairobi, chances of living a comfortable life are slim, but for a clever person, you can survive without a job and still make over Ksh100,000 per month. I will reveal several ways in which you can do so to help you earn a living while jobless.

It takes a graduate up to 5 years to secure employment in Kenya. During that period, you need to pay bills, feed yourself and buy basic necessities. Instead of being idle, you can do the following hustles and earn over Ksh 100,000 every month.

  • Become a blogger

Look for a capital of Ksh5,000 to Ksh 25,000 and start a blog. A general blog has three main components: domain name, a website and hosting space. The domain name and hosting will cost you less than Ksh3,000 per year while web design will cost you an average of Ksh10,000. Locally, you can buy a domain name and hosting space from Kenya Website Experts, they will charge Ksh2,500 per year. The company also offers cheap web design services. To contact them,click on this link

Even if you are jobless, you can still become a blogger and generate even more than Ksh100,000 every month. Once your blog is live, you’ll need internet and learn how to make money from it. Majority of Kenyan bloggers earn through AdSense and MGID.I would advise you to apply for both. AdSense may take a while to approve your application but MGID will approve your site even when it’s new.

When your traffic numbers hit more than 100,000 per month, you’ll start making above Ksh30,000. With 1 million page views and above, your monthly earnings will be in excess of Ksh120,000.

  • Carry luggage for travelers in busy bus stages

Sometimes it’s good to drop your ego and do anything that brings food on the table. Carrying luggage may look like work for school dropouts but it’s a wonderful job for jobless graduates.

For instance, when someone alights from a bus at Easy Coach with a lot of luggage, they need a person to carry that luggage. The average cost of carrying luggage for one person is Ksh100.Assuming you carry luggage for 20 people in a day, you’ll earn over Ksh2,000 daily.

  • Become a Matatu tout

Matatu Touts are rich people, some of them even own their own matatus. If you find yourself jobless in Nairobi, this is something you can grasp. Matatu Touts in Nairobi earn as high as Ksh7,000 per day. If you find a busy route like Embakasi and Rongai, you’ll make over Ksh100,000 per month.

  • Become a Social media influencer

You can also work online as a social media influencer and start making money. If you own Facebook and Twitter pages with over 500,000 followers, your monthly income will not be less than Ksh 100,000. Several firms will approach you for advertisement, you will charge each at least Ksh 50,000 per month.

To become a social media influencer, no capital is required.

  • Do online writing/Academic writing

There are numerous academic writing companies which offer desperate graduates jobs where they pay them per page completed. Each page yields Ksh 200 to Ksh1,000. You can also create your own company to receive academic writing jobs from UK where they pay up to Ksh2,000 per page.

Writerslabs, Upworks, Flexijobs and Freelancer are some of the most popular online academic writing companies.

  • Do hawking

Hawking require less than Ksh10,000 in capital. You can hawk water, watermelon, mangoes,clothers,pineapples,Njugu ,water or fresh juice. You will comfortably earn over Ksh 1,000 per day.

  • Sell mandazi and Chapati in your estate

Another hustle you can do in Nairobi is to sell Mandazi and Chapati in your estate.You need a capital of less than Ksh5,000 to start this kind of business. You don’t need any special skills to start this kind of business.

  • Make CVs/Cover letter and also do data analysis for students

You can also create a Facebook page,a blog and Twitter account where you advertise your skills.Writing one CV will cost your client Ksh500 to Ksh2,000.A cover letter costs Ksh500 while analyzing data for one client goes for Ksh 10,000 to Ksh50,000.You can combine these three hustles to earn over Ksh 100,000 per month.