Best Online Writing Jobs in Kenya

In this article, I will show you where to find online writing jobs in Kenya. This is a random reminder I know many Kenyans are born writers, that is a fact, not just an observation. We have great writers who know their way with words.

The chances of getting employed in Kenya are growing slimmer and slimmer with every graduation ceremony happening in Kenya.

But there is always hope around the corner. In these internet times, there is an increase in the number of people working online in Kenya. Many of these people work online by doing writing jobs online in Kenya.

The internet is rich with self-employment ideas for writers, but not all of them can be trusted. If you do a general search on Google, I am sure there are plenty of options that you will find. 

So how do you find the legitimate jobs from the scams and get online writing jobs in Kenya? Read on.

Everybody is now working online in Kenya, will there be any jobs left for me? That is a ubiquitous question to people who are starting and are looking for writing jobs online in Kenya.

I will tell you this for sure, and there are enough jobs online that Kenyans and anybody in the world can do. The internet is always full of opportunities and will depend on where you are looking.

Online Writing Jobs in Kenya

Before we go deeper into where to find writing jobs online, let me give you the Advantages and Disadvantages of online writing jobs.

For you to earn by writing online, you must be able to differentiate the advantages and disadvantages of this type of business or work, the key to success is to never think about the problems, but the solutions.

Advantages of Writing Jobs Online in Kenya

  • You can set the work schedule that gives you more pleasure to write.
  • You get paid in foreign currencies.
  • Work anywhere (home, office, café, hotel, beach, pool) with a computer, tablet or mobile phone.
  • You are your motivation, and you decide when to push harder or relax.
  • You get your money Tax free

Online Writing Jobs Disadvantages

  • After writing a lot about a particular subject, the creativity breaks and may harm the quality and productivity of your work
  • You will have to manage your money effectively; you may have months with stable revenue and months without any income. In freelancing, we call them High and low seasons.
  • When there is no electricity or the internet, it will translate to you not working and, therefore, no pay.
  • Earn after work

Well if you compare the advantages and disadvantages, there is more on the positive side than the negative side.

So, instead of staying at home without employment, get ready to learn more about how to find these golden opportunities.

Finding Online Writing Jobs in Kenya

Let me warn you, the process of finding High-Paying Online Jobs in Kenya is a tiresome process, will need some hard work and long periods of searching online for the writing job opportunities.

But do not worry for we got you covered and there is a solution to this, Keep Reading.

The freelance writing challenge is often less writing and more difficulty in finding well-paying jobs, especially with the recent changes in the publishing industry and the excess writing on websites.

Many do not pay a lot for articles, but there are high paying online jobs for Kenyans out there, however, and with research and persistence, you can find them.

Every writer started somewhere. Try your hand at freelance writing.

Things You’ll Need to get started online:

  • Internet connection
  • Research skills

Freelance Writing Jobs in Kenya

Here is the typical old way of looking for online jobs in Kenya;

Find the online sites that list the types of jobs you are looking for.

This is much easier said than done. There are a lot of useless sites out there. You can search for terms like “freelance jobs” and “freelance writing.”

Or you can start your search using the resources that others have gathered. Better yet check out my Ebook of a list of High paying writing jobs in Kenya.


There is a common phrase in Kenya when it comes to finding jobs; “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” the phrase is also relevant for freelance writing jobs in Kenya, as in many other careers.

Some of the best freelance jobs are not advertised. They are filled by word of mouth. Join forums, join groups on social media, chat with other writers, send messages to online writers who are successful and ask them for tips.

Visit online websites that publish books and magazines.

Look for a link that says something along the lines of “submission guidelines.” Print magazines and books typically pay higher than freelancing companies online.

These jobs are harder to get, but it’s worth the effort. Spend some time browsing blogs. It has some writing clips available to show these editors.

Sign up for free newsletters.

Some freelance writing sites offer free newsletters. Create an email account just for newsletters and sign up for that include job postings. You can always cancel if you do not find them useful.

Consider paying for legal information.

Be careful and use common sense. There are a lot of scams out there, especially online. In general, you should not pay for job leads, but there are some legal resources out there that you can access for a fee.

A reputable, trusted source is Writer’s Market, published by Writer’s Digest Books. You can buy the book or get an online membership to keep up.

Do not give up.

You can answer several job offers for every one you get there first. Do not be discouraged and do not give up.

Rejection is a healthy and expected part of writing. Read magazines about writing life, and you will learn that this happened to many of the best writers.

Now tell me if that process is an easy one. Do you want to earn more money? Then you have to sweat and work hard to make more.

But since you are reading this, you are one lucky person, instead of working harder, we are going to work smarter, how?

By using the resources in my book, I have already taken care of the process, and all you have to do is get the book and visit the sites mentioned, sign up and start earning. A piece of cake, Huh!

Types of Online Writing Jobs in Kenya

Have you ever browsed and read some blogs in search of resources for finding the latest online writing jobs in Kenya? If you did, then you will realize the following standard answer about online writing jobs in Kenya.

I must admit that the information given is very valid, and that is where many Kenyans end up working online. The pay is not right; You will earn peanuts but do you have a choice?

You must know that there are different types of writing jobs online, and these include:

  1. Article Writing Jobs
  2. Academic Writing Jobs
  3. Blogging (Where you write for a particular blog, this is different from article writing and more of Virtual Administration job.)

Where to Find these Jobs?

Most of the places to find these jobs are on Freelancing sites, finding work as a freelancer – even on these platforms – you will have to stand out among thousands of candidates.

These platforms have in common the fact that registration is free and you will be charged a small commission for every “contract” entered into.


There is no Kenyan who works online who do not know about iWriter; this is because on iWriter you do not need to bid to get a work. All you do is register and writing work is available you have to write.

There are many writing opportunities, but you have to write according to the requester style. Original content is critical, and they can terminate your account anytime if you get low ratings. The pay ranges from as little as $ 1.25 per article.


Formerly Elance-oDesk is one of the largest Freelancing sites in the world, Upwork has nine million registered freelancers and four million registered clients. There are a lot of jobs posted daily, and many Kenyans work here.

Freelancer is one of the largest freelancing sites in the world. The international version of this platform has over 8 million users worldwide and is available in more than 200 countries.

Like other platforms registration of freelancers is free. Only after completion of the work you will be charged a percentage of the amount billed. This platform is filled with many Asian workers who compete for the same positions as other Kenyans.


In the world of freelancing platforms, Elance is one of the oldest and most reliable. Launched in 1999, it has more than 2 million freelancers in areas such as Web Design, Web Programming, Graphic Design, Writing, Online Marketing, among others. Here you can find about 50 000 job offers per month.


With over 8000 deals available, Guru is assumed as one of the largest freelance work platforms. The site is accessible in Asian speaking countries with very few Kenyans working on it. The site charges the “gurus” (freelancers) a commission which can vary between 5 and 10%.

People Per Hour

Despite being one of the youngest on this list, the popularity of People per Hour (released in 2008) is not far behind the others.
If you want to work as a freelancer in the fields of Writing, Computer Programming, Graphic Design, Sales, and Marketing or Social Media, this may be the ideal platform for you.


Fiverr is considered one of the largest online platform for the exchange of services. This site has at its disposal more than 3 million “gigs” – Everything here goes for $ 5 nothing more, nothing less but be sure you will be charged a commission for every Gig offered.

Related: How to Make Money Online in Kenya – 2020 Update.

Write for Local Client

There are many people here in Kenya looking for articles, and it depends where you can find them. Try contacting blogs like mine or join groups on Facebook that are related to Online writing.
If you need to earn more, try academic writing jobs in Kenya.


As can be seen from above, those are some of the most common places where you will be sent to look for work when searching for online writing jobs in Kenya.

I know many people will be discouraged by the little pay they’ll get when working on these sites. I, on the other hand, I did my research, interviewed some people on where to get high paying online writing gigs that Kenyans can work and make a nice income.

UPDATE: The Book is no longer available, but I am working on another resource.
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Brian is a founding writer at Urban Kenyans. His work is focused on how to improve the digital literacy of Kenyans online. He has been able to do so with his mastery of Kenya and the English Language.

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