Are you looking for easy ways to earn money in Kenya?
Here are #7 legit ideas to start implementing now and generate enough income without breaking a sweat.
But first, let me make something clear,
By ‘easy’ I mean those ideas that won’t require any further training, rather, leverages what you already know to earn you money.
Start drop-shipping business
Drop-shipping is a revolutionary business model and a technique used by e-commerce giants like Jumia to make extra millions per month easily.
Just for a second, imagine selling products online without ever touching or seeing the inventory.
Is that even possible?
Yes, very much possible.
All you have to do is first identify a trending product online. This can be easily accomplished through quick research online.
Armed with the product ideas, get down to hunting a supplier.
Negotiate with the supplier to give you a wholesale discount, without having to pile the inventory on your own warehouses.
With the supplier secured, it is time to start advertising products on your website.
To do that, pick pictures of the product from the supplier’s website and upload them to your own website.
Add a persuasive description and fair pricing.
Now, this is where it gets interesting.
Whenever you receive an order, collect the money, and head over to the supplier.
Buy the product at a cheaper price (pocket the difference) and on the shipping address, use the client’s details.
The supplier will handle the shipping for you and the client won’t even tell the difference.
Start creating comedy videos on YouTube
Do you consider yourself funny?
Do people constantly like hanging around you and adore your jokes?
What if I tell you that you can earn easy money in Kenya creating comedy videos on YouTube, would
you believe me?
But what is this YouTube?
First, YouTube is the #1 destination for watching video content in the world.
Secondly, Kenyans are now familiar with funny videos and are on the constant lookout for fresh faces to crack their ribs.
Don’t overthink the process. You do not need expensive equipment to get started nor do you need any money.
Pick your phone, switch to selfie mode camera and record a video cracking jokes.
Upload the video to your YouTube channel. I kid you not, there is a 70% chance your video will go viral.
For starters, there is something ‘bewitching’ about videos taken by phone. They appear real and thus more engaging knowing this wasn’t scripted.
Now, with your audience growing, it is time to start making money.
- Sign up for the YouTube Partner Program. This gives you access to several monetization ways such as membership fees, Super Chat, among others. But the most popular one is AdSense. Basically, YouTube is paying you to display ads on your video.
- Share your content widely across all social platforms. This should drive more views, and thus make you more money
How much money are we talking about here?
In Kenya, you earn KES 100 on average per 1,000 views.
So if your goal is to make easy KES 30,000 per month, you need at least 300K views per month. Not an uphill task considering people are sharing your content everywhere.
Just focus on creating epic content and everything will fall into place.
I know when you hear about websites, your mind goes into a comma. But after reading this, your perception will change forever.
Flipping websites means you create a website or buy one for a cheap price, add some value to it, and
sell for profit.
Creating a website
If you choose to go this route, you will need to buy a Brandable domain name and build a website from scratch.
Add content and make it rank on Google. Monetize it and within 6 to 12 months, you should be ready to sell it.
It is easy as 123 to create websites in Kenya, thanks to free themes. Just install a beautiful theme and you should be ready to go.
2. Buying a website
If you don’t want to create from scratch, you can buy an already established one.
Here is what to do:
- Go online and hunt for an undervalued website. They are neglected by the owners and just waiting for expiration dates
- Give them a good deal. But first, audit the website to make sure you can transform it into a real gem. To help you out, look at the age of the domain, domain authority, and backlink profile. This should be easy with online tools like MOZ or Ahref
- Transfer the website to your hosting accounts.
Now, get down to improving the site. You can do that by first making it appealing using fresh themes, remove or update outdated content, and add fresh ones.
Once you have the website (either created or bought), your goal is to make it generate income. That should be easy if you can make it attract consistent traffic per month.
Here is the thing:
Websites generally sell for 24 times their monthly income. So if your site is earning KES 10K per month, that should sell for not less than KES 240,000.
Do this three times a year and you have a lucrative business that requires less work and generates thousands in pure profits.
Start a t-shirt printing business
This isn’t what you are used to. It is a business you can start without investment or inventory.
Here, you will just be selling printable designs online. And whenever someone buys a product
featuring your designs, you make money.
Glad you asked.’
And on these platforms, you can make easy money without any upfront costs or inventory. The platform will handle logistics such as printing, shipping, and customer service.
All you have to do is design items and promote them on such platforms.
And whenever someone buys your designs, the company makes and ships it and you get paid through Payoneer.
Easy money selling photos
Do you have photography skills?
You can turn that into an income generator, thanks to stock image marketplaces on the internet.
Here is something I have noticed with all of the stock photography sites, they lack enough images of people of color doing things like working on a laptop, traveling, taking coffee, etc.
I always get a hard time looking for images that feature people of color to use on my website.
That is your chance to get into the business and make easy money. Good thing is, you don’t need an expensive camera, your phone can do.
Here is what to do:
- Sign up with the stock images sites like iStock, Colorstock, Nappy.co
- Upload your images. Make sure they are of high quality
- Set the license terms.
Some of these platforms either charge per picture download or offer subscription fees or both. And then they split 50/50 with the owner of the image.
- Money transfer agent
If you are in Kenya, you understand how mobile money is the order of the day. Almost everyone and their grandma are now transacting using their mobile phones.
While this may come as bad news for bank employees, it is good news for you who is looking for legit ways to earn easy money in Kenya.
As a money transfer agent, you are helping the customer easily convert their digital money into cash at hand. And considering the number of people using mobile phones, you are guaranteed of ready market.
Safaricom is the leading telecommunication company in Kenya. Among all their other innovations, MPESA reigns supreme.
You can easily open an MPESA shop and make money every time someone withdraws money from their accounts.
The secret sauce here is to get a populated location. And with enough transactions per day, you can easily earn a full-time income while just sitting down in your stall.
Publish an e-book without writing one yourself
I am not talking about creating an ebook from scratch, an idea that can also work considering you all you need to do is research and start writing absolutely free. The better part?
You don’t even have to write the entire book by yourself. You can easily hire ghostwriters.
If that sounds like a lot of work, there is a better way.
You can find already published books in print and get a license to publish it online.
Here, you are simply buying the rights to take the book online. As a requirement, you can either buy the license at a one-time payment or agree to give the author 8% to 15% royalties based on the total revenue.
Is this doable?
There are over 26 million printed books on Amazon and only 2.6 million e-books on Kindle. That is a lot of prints waiting for you to convert.
Once you have the go-ahead, the upside is the sky – literally. You don’t hold any stock and get to keep over 75% of the revenue.
Get paid to use Google and Surveys
Yes, that is possible.
You can get paid to do what you already enjoy doing; surfing the internet. All you have to do is install
the Qmee.com extension on your browser.
And every time you search online, there will be paid/sponsored options among your answers. If you click on them, you earn money.
Surveys are another easy and legit way to earn money in Kenya. Companies are willing to pay a lot of money to get customer feedback on their products and services.
To earn this money, all you have to do is join platforms like GeoPoll and wait for tasks to be assigned to you. You get paid per survey, which is nothing much really, but it is easy money. Better than sitting around and doing nothing.
Transcription is the process of converting an audio/speech into a written format.
Do you have good listening and writing skills? This is your chance to earn easy money in Kenya.
You can get paid to write what you hear.
How much can you earn with transcription?
Well, we are talking about KES 2K per hour-long audio on average. Although the amount could vary depending on the complexity of the task.
Sell old items
You can easily convert old items in your house into cash. The electronics, furniture, and clothing can fetch good money in the market rather than rotting away in your store.
Alternatively, you can try your luck with international markets using sites like Craigslist, eBay, and BagBorroworSteal for clothes.
Make money from your blog as an affiliate
If you have a blog, you can easily make money by promoting other people’s products and services.
All you have to do is insert the affiliate links within the content, and whenever someone buys through them, you get a cut.
The idea here is to create content around the product you wish to promote.
If you wish to promote your favorite phones, write a post reviewing everything there is to know about the phone. Within the content, insert the affiliate links to the phone.
Grow and sell Telegram channels
Telegram is a fast-growing social media platform. The site is still new in Kenya, not so many people know or understand how it works or how to grow an audience within.
This is a golden opportunity for you to earn easy money in Kenya. You can easily create a channel, grow it into at least 5K subscribers, and sell it to brands.
To fetch more money, grow a channel focussing on a specific niche, say betting tips. Approach betting companies with a deal and they will be more than happy to take your offer.
Wrapping up on How to Earn Easy Money In Kenya
Making money in Kenya isn’t a complicated process. As you can see from the examples above, I have tried to pick an idea from a variety of niches to demonstrate how easy it is.