List of Part Time Jobs in Kenya (2020 Update)

If you’re looking for part-time jobs in Kenya then, you have just come to the right place. In today’s world and Kenyan economy, we no longer use the term part-time job. Instead, we use side hustle.

In the USA, it is possible to work different jobs in a single day. This is because most responsibilities operate on a shift basis and the pay is hourly unlike here in Kenya where it’s hard to work a shift because of the labor laws which require us to work for eight straight hours.

See: How to make money from real estate investment.

But we are not here to talk about that, and we’re here to find that side hustle gig you can do to earn an extra coin. These part-time jobs apply to both students, employed and also unemployed individuals who can make it their full-time job.

Without much to do, let’s get to business and see which part-time jobs are available for you. You may also like How to make money online in Kenya in 2019

List of part-time employment in Kenya

We live in a digital world, so, in this post, we’re going to look at various types of situations both online and offline.

Word of caution! Some part-time jobs are only practical if you possess the skills/talents required to do the job. Skills include such as a soloist, a good driver, a cook, among other things.

In addition to the above, part-time jobs also require passion, humility, and dedication. Remember, this is what will be paying most of your bills, so, you need to take it seriously. It is always worse before it gets better.

Offline part-time jobs in Kenya

By using the term offline, I mean Jua kali, yaani kuhustle. So, let’s begin. These are some of the side hustles you can do in your free time.

  1. Selling items

This is one of the most popular businesses you can start. In the world of selling, there is a wide variety you can choose from, and you need to identify your niche and specialize in it.

The hardest part of starting this type of side hustle is finding potential customers or marketing your products.

But that is not the case anymore. You can sell your goods practically from anywhere, like on Facebook, Jumia Kenya, and other social media outlets. You can visit this Facebook page to find out some of the side hustle people do.

Customers are everywhere, and you need to start from your small social circle and then grow your empire.

There is a wide range of products to choose from starting from the selling of herbal products, beauty cosmetics to selling chiffon, fancy tops and mitumba clothing. To learn more about this, see the top ten booming businesses in Kenya.

  1. Affiliate marketing – selling other people’s products.

Nowadays, you don’t even have to own the products, and you can sell other people’s goods via affiliate marketing. See Affiliate Marketing Explained: How to Promote Affiliate Products.

You can also do drop shipping whereby you provide goods to your clients directly from the manufacturer at affordable prices.  Read: How to start a dropshipping business in Kenya.

Read also: How to Choose Good Affiliate Programs.

  1. Product promotion/products activation

These types of jobs are mainly available in Nairobi and Mombasa because most of the companies offering this type of work are based in these locations though at times they move to other places.

Related:10 Online Jobs in Kenya for Students in 2019.

Promotion and product activation jobs are usually seasonal and require great sacrifice because sometimes you end up staying months before getting paid.

  1. Training other people.

If you are good at what you do and fluent in passing knowledge then but not good at selling, then, type of job is right for you. Training and teaching are two different things, but if you are a teacher, then good for you. See how to create an online course easily

Training is a vast field, and you become a fitness instructor if you love the Gym, offer online tutoring on various online jobs like transcription.

You can also train individuals, of course at a fee on hand made crafts like making shaggy mats, beads products, and other home decors.

  1. Part-time employment in fast food restaurants

Java, Dominoes, KFC and other fast food outlets are considered as the biggest fast-food names in Kenya, and also the biggest employers of part-time jobs.

Work at the restaurants ranges from waiting tables and Till manning to preparing and cooking food in the kitchen – or a little bit of everything!

Their pay is also competitive, and there is plenty of room and opportunities for training. Working in these joints will also equip you with the necessary skills required for working in busy environments and how to deal with customers from all walks of life.

  1. Sports coaching

If you’re a professional athlete, whether in sports or extracurricular activities, then this is the right job for you. Don’t let your valuable skills go to waste.

Many schools and colleges poach professional players to compete in national events. Though it is not that illegal. But, with this is hard economic times who cares, as long as it puts food on your table.

The best thing about this job is that you get to keep your day job as most of these activities are done in the evening.

  1. Offering professional services

Professional services include things like catering services, baking cakes and pastries for parties, personal stylist, Personal Shopper, Style, and Fashion Enthusiastevent, organizer/wedding planner (See how to start an event planning business in Kenya) and much more. The list is endless.

For example, if you can start a mobile hairdressing service or salon where you get to visit you, clients, at their homes and offer your services.

To find this type of job is not that hard; you have to start at your local community/social gathering like the church or Chamaa.

See also: IT Jobs in Kenya: Work from home IT-based jobs.

Online part-time jobs in Kenya

For online jobs in Kenya, the list is endless. However, I would strongly advise you to linger more on this site to learn more about online opportunities.

We have plenty of articles that are mainly focused on this subject to get you started. Here is one such post ? How to make money online in Kenya.

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Raf'ael is an influencer on matters Kenya and digital. Living in Nairobi Kenya, he likes coffee when it is cold.

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