21 easiest ways of making money online in Kenya (2023)


There are over 21 easiest ways of making money online in Kenya 2023.Nowadays jobs are scarce, you have to look for ways of surviving, and you can do so by working online. Here is how to make money online easily.

  1. Become a blogger

Create your own blog and start making money. You will need a capital of Ksh 10,000 to Ksh 20,000 to start your own blog. The most important components of a blog are hosting provider and WordPress theme. You also need to know ways of making money through your blog. Majority of bloggers in Kenya earn money through AdSense. But later when the blog becomes popular you’ll start getting sponsored posts.

A blog getting over 1 million visitors per month will generate at least Ksh 150,000 from AdSense.

  1. Start a YouTube channel

Creating a YouTube channel is free, it takes few minutes to have your own channel. But earning from it is the main challenge. For you to start making money from the channel, you need at least 1,000 subscribers, 4000 watch time hours and the channel must be 12 months old. You also have to post your own unique videos which follow YouTube policies.

If your channel gets 1 million monthly views, you’ll make over Ksh 200,000.

  1. Academic writing

Nowadays most Kenyans earn money through academic writing. There are thousands of guys who stopped looking for employment and focused on academic writing, they are now millionaires.

If you want to make good money from academic writing, buy your own account. Most accounts are sold for Ksh100,000 to Ksh200,000.

You will get jobs directly to your account then hire people to do them for you.

  1. Sell products on social media

Instead of just wasting time on social media, create pages and start selling products. You can sell Turkey clothes, shoes, smartphones and electronics.

You can also use your social media accounts to market products for other people.

  1. Provide web hosting and web design services

If you understand how to do web design, create accompany that offers web design services. You can also incorporate Web Hosting services.

In Kenya the number of web hosting companies are few, there is still space for new companies.

  1. Offer CV and cover letter writing

Start offering services of writing CVs and Cover Letters. You should have a website to advertise the services. Each CV will cost more than Ksh 1,000 to write, you will also charge at least Ksh 500 to write a cover letter.

  1. Start offering connecting Kenyans with jobs in Middle East

Start a company that connects Kenyans to companies in Middle East. You will make at least Ksh20, 000 by connecting just one person. If you connect 100 people per month you’ll make over Ksh2 million monthly.

  1. Offer mobile loan

Start an app that offers mobile loans to Kenyans. This is good business for people with enough capital. The App will cost less than Ksh200, 000 to design.

  1. Entertain your audience online and get paid

If you are a DJ, comedian or motivational speaker, use your online platforms to entertain your audience and get paid. Use your MPESA number or Till to get paid. Most Kenyans will pay you as long as you are entertaining.

  1. Become an online tutor

Primary and high school students need tutorials when they are studying for KCPE and KCSE.You can sell courses and reading materials online. You can also teach them online and get paid.

  1. Sell old items online

Buy old items like seats, clothes, electronics, shoes etc and sell them online.OLX is one of the companies which sell old products online.

Start your own site and market the products through the site

  1. Become an affiliate marketer

Start selling products for companies through affiliate marketing and earn commission,Jumia,Kilimall,Kenya Website Experts and Hostpinnacle are some of the companies which offer the best affiliate marketing products.

  1. Start an e-commerce site

E-commerce site like Jumia is easy to start, you need a capital of less than Ksh100, 000 to start one. Create one and sell products through it.

  1. Become a real estate broker

Start selling plots and apartments online. You can also advertise vacant apartments and connect the landlords with tenants. You will earn a commission by selling land and connecting tenants with landlords.

  1. Start a fundraising company online

Do you know you can start fundraising for needy cases and earn a commission? You will do so by starting a company that raises funds online for people with urgent financial needs. The company should like GoFundme.

  1. Buy and sell cryptocurrency

Join the rest of other Kenyan millionaires by buying and selling Bitcoins. You can spend Ksh100, 000 to buy Bitcoins today and sell the same for Ksh2 million in one year.

  1. Participate in paid surveys

Look for companies that pay for surveys and join. You will be offered tasks to complete and get paid through MPESA.

  1. Save money in PayPal

PayPal is one of the places you can save money in dollars and withdraw after sometime when the value of the dollar increases.

  1. Do errands for people

Create a website and social media pages which you will use to get clients. There are people in upcountry who would wish to shop in Eastleigh, you can do for them at a small fee. There are people who would like to shop in supermarkets but they are unable to do it because of time—you can do the work for them.

  1. Start a dating site

Create a dating site where people pay to become members. The site should not be limited to Kenyans only, it should be open to people in UK, USA, Australia and other parts of the world.

  1. Forex Trading

If you like taking risks, start trading in Forex. But you should be very careful when trading in forex because it’s a very risky venture.