Earn Money from the comfort of your own home. As the gig economy continues to grow, more and more people are turning to online jobs. Kenya has not been left behind either. Below are the 7 most effective ways for anyone to make money online in Kenya.
A transcription service is a business that converts speech (either live or recorded) into a written or electronic text document. Transcription services are often provided for business, legal, or medical purposes. The most common type of transcription is from a spoken-language source into text such as a computer file suitable for printing as a document such as a report. Transcription is one of the fastest-growing legitimate jobs in Kenya.
Transcription work can be a good choice for people who are retired or who want to earn extra income by utilizing their free time. Job opportunities found on Upwork, TranscribeMe, Gotranscript, Speechpad, among others.
2. Graphic Design
People need logos, social media memes, virtual business cards, calendars, and so on. So if you have Knowledge of standard graphic design software such as Photoshop, In Design, Corel and AutoCAD then this is the right job for you.
You can find jobs in upwork, Fiverr, freelancer, and many more.
3. Web Development
Web development is about designing, developing, and maintaining websites. There are millions of people daily who require websites to be made for personal or commercial purposes. Megastores and even retailers are constantly opening online stores.
Job opportunities can be found on Upwork, PeoplePerHour, Guru, Toptal.
4. Data Entry
Data entry jobs are office-based positions that involve the handling of large amounts of data and/or figures. Data entry positions are available in a varied range of industries, from education to healthcare and including finance, legal services, insurance, and recruitment. Job opportunities can be found on Upwork, PeoplePerHour, Amazon Turk.
Translation jobs are as easy as the name sounds. You are paid to write one language into another (translate). For example, you can be asked to translate a short story from French into English.
This is a growing freelancing job as globalization expands. The most in-demand languages are English, French, Korean, Japanese, German, and Spanish.
You must be able to read, write and speak fluently in the languages required by the client. A fast typing speed is advantageous, too. Job opportunities can be found on Upwork, Proz, Translators Cafe, Fiverr, among others.
6. Social Media Management
If you own a Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, or Instagram account, then you are a manager. You didn’t know that, did you?
Now, since you don’t pay yourself for managing your accounts, someone can pay you for it. Social media pages for businesses like Kenchic, Safaricom, Bata, Olx, and Jumia are managed by people just like you. Job opportunities can be found on Upwork, PeoplePerHour, Guru, Fiverr, among others.
7. Online Surveys
You simply need to provide your feedback on each survey and be paid for simply sharing your opinion. The more surveys you complete, the more you can earn.
You won’t get rich taking surveys, but they are a nice bridge to bigger opportunities especially if you are an entrepreneur with a dream of saving and starting a business someday. filling out surveys isn’t a day job income replacement, it is more of supplemental income. Yes – this is what Kenyans like calling “a side-hustle”. You can make as little as $50 per month or as much as $150 p.m.
Online surveys companies include IPoll, PaidViewPoint, Survey Savvy, and more.
Making money online in Kenya is no more a matter of doubt. The biggest challenge is how to get paid via mpesa. Most online jobs pay through PayPal, skrill, and bank transactions. In this post, I will share about online jobs that pay through mpesa in Kenya, good for students looking for part-time jobs.
Do you make money online in Kenya? Which website do you use? Feel free to add to the list in the comments below.