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Top websites to make money online in Kenya

If you have talent in writing, marketing, teaching among other skills, and are looking for ways to utilize them and make money online

Top websites to make money online in Kenya

In Kenya, there are a plethora of options for making money online especially if you have specific skills or talent. The internet offers a variety of opportunities to make money based on your skillset.

If you have talent in writing, marketing, teaching among other skills, and are looking for ways to utilize them and make money online, then you have landed on the right page.

Financial Stand in this article highlights some ways you can make money online and where to execute them – the best websites that can help you make money.

What is Online Work?

Online work/job involves doing a set of tasks using the internet from home or a remote location at your convenient time. This sphere of work is accelerated by the emergence of technology and dynamics in internet connectivity.

People make money by working online in different fields like customer service, writing, billing, computer programing, and education.

Just like traditional jobs, online work is set based on some requirements. Some require you to be available on the phone, email, and video calls, and others that you just need to be responsible for setting up your schedules and deadlines for the project.

Online jobs are available in fields such as education, medical billing, customer service, computer programming, business analytics, and internet marketing.

9 Useful  Websites to Make Money Online

If you have skills in writing, marketing, design, sales, or you can watch videos and do surveys, you stand a chance to make money online by offering your expertise to the following useful websites/platforms:

  1. Amazon
  2. Shopify
  3. Binance
  4. Fiverr
  5. Upwork
  6. Skillshare
  7. Clickbank
  8. Swagbucks
  9. Jumia/Kilimall

Let’s look at them in detail below…

1. Amazon

Amazon is a multinational e-commerce platform that focuses on cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence.

But how can you make money from this website?

According to Jungle Scout – a company dealing with market and sales analytics fore-commerce website – 2020 report, Amazon ranked $386 billion in revenue, with more than half of it coming from third-party sales.

Statista, a company specializing in market and consumer data report, Amazon’s net sales from third-party seller services hit $24billion (over Ksh.2.7 trillion) in the third quarter of 2021, representing 18%growth on a year-on-year basis.

This shows that the commission earned by Amazon third-party sellers increases from year to year, which is a potential opportunity to tap and make money online.

Some ways you can make money on this platform include selling your private label products, publishing books on Kindle, selling wholesale goods, delivering goods for Amazon, promoting sales through blogs using an amazon affiliate program, working remotely as an Amazon sales rep, among others.

2. Shopify

Shopify is an e-commerce platform that enables businesses to create their online stores.

Perhaps you have your products and, apart from selling them on Amazon, you want to expand your market by creating your online store. Shopify will give you full control over your brands and build their legitimacy.

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) shows that e-commerce recorded unprecedented growth in 2020 of 17% compared to 14% in the previous year. This growth is attributed to the Covid-19 pandemic impacts that caused a shift to online shopping.

Cloudwords, online software, and privacy tools review company, connotes that the global e-commerce sales will grow to $5.5 trillion (over Ksh.625 trillion) in 2022.

Shopify allows you to tap into these potential sales by displaying products on channels including web, mobile, social media, online marketplaces

You can as well manage products, inventory, payments, and shipping on the same platform.

3. Binance

Binance is a cryptocurrency exchange that operates the world’s biggest bitcoin and altcoin exchange by volume.

This is one of the best platforms or ways to create passive income in the profitable crypto currency market.

A 2021 Global Crypto Adoption Index done by Chainalysis shows that Kenya tops among countries in the world with peer-to-peer (P2P) exchange trade.

With Binance and P2P transactions, you can make money by buying and selling crypto assets with different users online.

4. Fiverr

Fiverr is an online platform or marketplace for online freelance service providers. If you have skills in graphics design, digital marketing, business, writing, translation, video, programming among others, Fiverr can offer you a chance to work online and make money.

Fiverr operates with seller gigs, services you offer on the platform, that provide  you with the opportunity to showcase your talent to potential buyers.

According to Backlinko, an SEO and link-building platform, Fiverr has 3.42 million active buyers. The company generated $189.51 million (over Ksh.21.5 billion) in revenue in 2020, representing a 77% year-on-year increase.

Priceonomics, a price guide that helps companies gather data from the  web, reports that over 90% of sellers on the platform earn $500 (overKsh.56,000) per month.

The bestselling Fiverr gigs include proofreading and editing, design, digital marketing, article writing, WordPress troubleshooting, photography, social media marketing among others.

5. Upwork

Upwork is an online freelance platform that connects employers with freelance service providers.

When you sign up on Upwork, you’ll need to bid for jobs by discussing your in-demand skills with potential employers.

Upwork has over 5 million registered active clients looking for freelancers in Web design, WordPress, Web Programming, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, Shopify, API, Graphic Design, and digital marketing.

The platform revenue grew to $373.63 million (over Ksh.42.48 billion) in 2020,according to Backlinko Upwork Revenue and Client Stats.

For instance, if you are a freelance transcriptionist, you could make around $20-25per hour could make around $20-25 per hour, with a yearly salary of about$32,000 (about Ksh.3.6 million).

7. Clickbank

Clickbank is an e-commerce platform that offers affiliate marketing services. It empowers brands to grow, scale and reach potential customers.

You could make money on Clickbank as an affiliate marketer by joining the platform affiliate program and promoting different companies and brands.

The amount of money you make on Clickbank depends on your strategy and commitment as an affiliate marketer.

8. Swagbucks

Swagbucks is an online platform that offers paid online surveys, rewards for watching videos or playing games.

When you sign up at Swagbucks and start earning points or gifts cards, you can use them to make purchases from retailers like Amazon, Walmart, or eBay.

When you complete a survey, you can earn around $25 – $35 (Ksh.2,500 -Ksh.3,500), according to Swagbucks’ blog.

9. Jumia/Kilimall

Jumia and Kilimall are e-commerce platforms or marketplaces for electronic, fashion, and other products.

You could make money on these platforms by joining their affiliate programs and promoting their products. The company pays a commission on every successful order made within 30 days.

The commission comes to around 10% of the total sales made.


Making money from these websites can only be possible if you remain committed to your goals. You also need to upskill to remain relevant in the market and meet the requirements for the in-demand skills offered by the platforms.

Utilizing your skills on these platforms could be a great move to make you more money and increase your sources of income.

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