I am sure you’ve heard about Online Jobs in Kenya. I am also sure, there is a friend or relative you know who is working online from home. Yes, these jobs are real and I am going to show you which ones are available to Kenyans and where to get them.
The Internet has provided opportunities for many people in Kenya and. We live in a global village and there is always someone somewhere who could use your skill(s).
Types of Jobs Kenyans Do Online
Here are the different types ways of Working Online in Kenya:
- Kenyans online do writing Jobs for clients across the world
- There are also Kenyans who work as Transcribers
- Some work as Graphics Designers
- Others Do Online Research & Data Entry Jobs
- Few but increasing daily are involved in Web Design, Programming and building Mobile Applications
Types of Online Jobs in Kenya
There are plenty of activities online for Kenyans other than Facebooking and Tweeting all the time online. One very good one being Blogging where some serious Kenyans are making money.
However, the large number of Kenyans online do work online in various Freelancing channels. Outlined below is what many Kenyans who work online actually do.
1. Online Writing Jobs in Kenya
I can safely say that working online in Kenya is majorly dominated by writing jobs, many Kenyans who work online basically do write usually on freelancing sites across the web.
Writing jobs are of the different nature and the most common jobs taken by Kenyans are broadly classified as Article Writing and Academic Writing.
Kenyans are not only blessed to be runners but also writers and we write in the following fields.
Where to find Article writing Jobs Online:
This is so straight forward if you are good with writing and have the passion you can try writing online content. All you have to do is find one or multiple online accounts, create a profile and look for work to write.
I have compiled a list of sites many Kenyans are using to work online through writing. The only advice I will give is you sign up and take time on one of the sites to understand it. Do exams and start applying for jobs, test it for some time and if it works for you that is fine than trying all at once where you will fail miserably.
2. Academic Writing:
I will try to differentiate the two, Article writing can encompass academic writing if you like it that way. There are many lazy college students abroad who only sit for exams and pay some people to do their homework’s, thesis, and other academic papers at a fee. Kenyans being the bright lot find these jobs satisfying enough.
The Following are places online where Kenyans get Academic Writing Jobs
- Essay Writers
- Essay Shark
- Research Writing Center
- Freelancer writing center
There are plenty of Academic Writing Sites out there and the pay varies from one site to another.
Read more about online writing jobs
This seems like a new hot topic in Kenya now and every new person joining the online workforce will try out at transcription.
Basically, Transcription involves writing down what one person speaks, as an online job your work will be to listen to audio and videos and write down the conversations.
You need to have good listening skills and be fast to typing and able to understand the accents of the speakers.
It is not as easy as conventional writing jobs but with time it is the best and lucrative among the online writing jobs.
There are plenty of sites that allow Kenyans to sign up with each and start working online, below are just a few where you can find Jobs.
Requirements for Online Jobs in Kenya
The following are what you will need to start working Online:
1. A Computer – A desktop or laptop will do, I am yet to know anyone who works online using a phone.
2. Internet Connectivity – The term online says it, you will need good internet. Try Orange Unlimited offer, or else ZUKU is cheap in some places in Nairobi with as low as 2000 per Month.
Safaricom and Airtel internet are good too. When it comes to Transcription choose one that is Fast to be able to download audio and sometimes video files.
3. Headphones – For transcribers, this is your basic tool, don’t use PC speakers or other external speakers because of the interference from the surroundings.
5. Work Hard and Smart
IMPORTANT: Working as a freelancer will sometimes require you to write proposals or bids in order to win the job, you will be competing with other freelancers from different countries for that important job.
As you have seen there are many people Working Online in Kenya.
The internet brings along good opportunity as well as bad ones. If you find a deal online where you are lured by the prospects of making money easily I will ask you to please run because that is an internet scam.
There is no easy cash online but with hard work and being smart will earn you something, everybody who works online in Kenya will tell you that Hard Work Pays.