With the internet taking over a large part of our lives, more people are looking for ways on how to make money online to increase their financial inflows. It’s easier than ever to make money online if you have realistic goals however, you should keep in mind that you will face a few challenges. Making money online isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme, but there are plenty of ways to start earning cash fast if you are willing to work hard even without qualification.

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                           Make Money Online in Kenya


Here are some of the ways on how to make money online today from the comfort of your home.



Freelancing has always been a popular way to earn money online. There are several websites and platforms offering freelance tasks and services for people with varying skills. If you have a talent or skill, chances are, you can make money from it. There are a number of services you can offer; such as,

  • Article Writing
  • Graphic design
  • Transcription
  • Photography
  • Web design and development
  • Blogging
  • Copywriting
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Content marketing and so much more.

Freelancers usually earn money on per-job basis, charging hourly or fixed rates for their work. One can offer freelance services as an independent entity or join a freelance platform such as Apexlistings.

Learn how to market your freelance services.


                                Starting your own website

There is enough material available on the internet to enable you come up with your own website including some free options. Having a website is almost essential when you want customers to find your business on the internet. Whether you are selling your products online or want to provide some information about your business and contact details. To create a website, you need to follow some basic steps:

  • Register your domain name
  • Find a web hosting company
  • Prepare your content
  • Build your website


Useful tips for your website


                               Online surveys

This is also a popular way of making money online. There are many research companies and organizations recruiting new members worldwide to answer surveys and test new products. There are various websites offering money to participate on online surveys and/or write reviews on products. If you are looking forward to making money through surveys, here are the some of the sites; Swagbucks, Survey Junkie, InboxDollars, Mypoints, i-Say, OneOpinion, Toluna, MySurvey among others. You will not become rich just filling in surveys but you can earn a few dollars.


                               Affiliate Marketing

Do you want to earn additional income in the most convenient way? If so, affiliate marketing is all you need to succeed. Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards you for each visitor or customer brought through your marketing efforts. You can stay at the comfort of your home and sell affiliate products and services to customers. The essential tips for affiliate marketers include:

  • Choosing the right niche
  • Setting up an affiliate account
  • Choosing the best product to sell
  • Registering as a certified affiliate member
  • Promoting affiliate links


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                                Become a Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistant is an independent contractor who provides administrative services to clients while operating outside of the client’s office. A virtual assistant typically operates from home office but can access necessary planning documents remotely. The typical tasks a virtual assistant might perform include making phone calls, making travel arrangements, managing email accounts and scheduling appointments.

A virtual assistant can make a hefty sum of money in an hour. You can work part-time or full-time and your schedule can be relatively flexible as long as it lines up with whoever you are working for.



You can earn money on YouTube in a variety of ways: some of them are,

  • Become a YouTube partner – when you are a partner, you start earning by how many views you receive.
  • Connect to Google AdSense – this is their advertising system. You’ll be paid based on ads watched
  • Product placement



You can sell your photos to stock companies. Some of the stock companies include 123rf, Alamy, Crestock, 500px and so much more.

If photography is your hobby, then this is the best thing for you. It is also perfect if you are looking to become a professional photographer and want to make some money online.


                                   Language Translation

This is also a popular way to earn money online. Knowing a language other than English may help you earn extra cash. There are several websites that offer translation projects that require translating a document from one language to another. This may include Spanish, Swahili, French, Arab or any other language.

Independent clients also post translation jobs on freelancing websites such as  Apexlistings.


                                    Creating an Online Course

Sharing knowledge is one of the best ways to make money online.  If you are an expert on a subject, you can monetize your knowledge by creating courses online. You can sell your course on Udemy among other sites or if you already have your own audience. The platform you sell your course on will determine how best you make money. If you sell your course on Udemy, you don’t have to do much to promote it.



The list of ways on how to make money online is endless, people are becoming more creative by the day unfolding more and more opportunities. For the majority of people, making money online should be a set and go thing. You set up an account and wait for the money to come in but nothing can be further from the truth. Making money online has some harsh realities but with the right mindset you may be on your way to earning at least Ksh 3000 a day in Kenya.


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