How to make money online in Kenya

Posted on: 8/3/2011 7:26:26 PM  Posted By: raphael  Membership Level: Diamond  Total Points: 18264      

There are many ways to make money on the internet in Kenya and i will just concentrate on a few:
1. Online advertising
If you have a website or a blog, this is the most common way of making money. It involves advertising for other websites or companies on your website. You can opt to run adverts manually or use online advertising services such as Google Adsense. The benefit of using third party advertising networks like Google Adsense is that you do not have to worry about where to get advertisers or how to price them. You simply paste a simple html code on web pages where you want to display adverts. The advertising network will parse your website for keywords and display adverts which match with your website content e.g. If your website talks about cars, adverts related to cars and car companies will be displayed on your website.
2. Article Writing
Currently, many Kenyans have memberships on websites which pay people to write content. Payment is usually done on per article basis or quality of the article.
3. Freelance Jobs
There are many freelance jobs available on the internet today. Most of them involve data entry, designing software applications as well as web designing.
Payment is usually made after successful completion of project.


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I have also seen websites which offer adsense revenue sharing. Adsense revenue sharing works as follows: A website gets authority from google to offer adsense revenue sharing after meeting some minimum requirements. After that, website visitors are allowed to create adsense accounts through the website or associate their existing adsense accounts with the revenue sharing website. Google will approves the new applicants if they meet program entry requirements. Once approved, advertisements will be displayed on the content you post on the participating website and you earn money from the advertisements.
29 Nov 2010 @ 03:22

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Adsense is an excellent way of earning money from your website. However, you might need to wait for sometime to realize real website money making potential. Again, you need to write quality and original content on a regular basis to derive full benefits
18 Jan 2011 @ 12:32

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There is high potential for adsense in Kenya since the market is still unsaturated and more companies are currently advertisng through adwords programs. The amount you can earn varies depending on market niche you are covering on your site, content as well website popularity (which directly relates to website traffic). To earn good money through adsense, you need traffic and to get traffic you need to market your website. You can market your website online through pay per click, social networks as well as search engine marketing (SEM).
22 Jan 2011 @ 03:02

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I agree with you Raphael. There are great opportunities for website owners in Kenya to make money online through google adsense. Many local and international companies are finding it very convenient to advertise online instead of using the traditional print media. This has seen tremendous growth in online money making opportunities in Kenya. When it comes to earning online from your website, Google Adsense is currently the best program because it pays well.
09 Feb 2011 @ 01:51

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Hello guys. I am new to this online money making thing. I have a website although it is a bit new. I have been looking for ways to monetize it. A friend suggested that i try affiliate marketing. I joined a number of affiliates and i am not seeing any good results. My question is, does affiliate marketing work in Kenya? If not, which is the best way of monetizing a website here in Kenya?
09 Feb 2011 @ 02:01

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Hello Otieno, if one online money making program does not work for you, i would advise that you don't give up but instead try another way of monetizing. I have seen many website make good money through Google Adsense Program. These websites are making little income through affiliate programs.
My advise is that you try Google Adsense Program as it is a sure way of monetizing your website and the good thing is that your earnings grow gradually as your website grows. The growth rate is always positive as long as your website is active and you provide quality content.
My final word, Adsense works for Kenyan content.
25 Mar 2011 @ 12:54

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Thanks for the great insight on how to earn online in Kenya. I am planning to work full time online someday in future.
25 Apr 2011 @ 01:42

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How do I create a website and which are the benefits that I can get from it? Thank you. (SAMSON NJAI}
22 Jun 2011 @ 12:55

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@jsam.g, you can create a website by following simple tutorials available on the internet for free. After creating a website, you can monetize it through advertisement and benefit from the revenue. If you are not savvy enough to create own website, you can use to create a website for free. What you want to do on your website is entirely your decision. However, the most important factor for any website success is traffic. Traffic refers to the people visiting your website. The more the traffic, the higher the potential of making money online.
04 Jul 2011 @ 09:54

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You can also make money right here on by posting content. You get paid for any business listing, forum comment or resource comment that you submit. Other money making opportunities will be availed soon. Some members are already making decent pocket money through this website. Participate and start earning.

30 Jul 2011 @ 03:24

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I have just discovered that students and those who need some extra income can earn money right here on Kenyaplex is paying web visitors for posting content on the website. I will take advantage of this opportunity.
03 Aug 2011 @ 01:26

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I have too earned money for writing articles online, i have opened my website planning for the same. Currently there is an essay writing competition about sustainability. It must have 1500 words and the deadline is november 1.Thank you raphael. Kenyaplex has thought me alot despite earning.
17 Sep 2011 @ 12:17

Suter junior
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What about the so called data entry jobs? Im not hearing them though i hear it is also money making.
17 Sep 2011 @ 12:57

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Hello guys, nice idea. Someone please give me a website that pays freelance writers to write part time in Kenya. Online would be better.
17 Sep 2011 @ 01:02

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what are the requirements by google adsense to approve ones website or blog?
17 Sep 2011 @ 01:50

stellar Nimo
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oh my God.All this information is churning my head.It's all too confusing.I just wonder what is Google Adense,do I need to be an IT expert to create a website?Etc.For now let me find out if and how pays.I've got three bob,yay!
02 Oct 2011 @ 09:37

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Raphael, do you know of a particular website that pays for article writing?
02 Oct 2011 @ 10:41

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That is quite some brilliant info up. I also did some research on making some extra cash online and this is what I got.

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08 Jan 2012 @ 04:44

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08 Jan 2012 @ 04:45

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I have to relate with Stellar,there is soo much information that can get confusing.Thank you for sharing your experiences.
13 Jan 2012 @ 02:39

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anyone one who knows any data entry online jobs that actually work in kenya?
28 Jan 2012 @ 12:06

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I am currently monetizing my blog before applying for a Google adsense account.Concentrating on the subject that you are familiar with will actually be the right path to follow. Advertisement will be another key factor that I will check.For example am concentrating on android karnel version this mean you can write on anything.
29 Jul 2013 @ 12:23

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