Are you looking for an online job?
With the digital evolution today, there are several opportunities on the internet that you can do from anywhere and make a living out of.
However, before you apply for work online, it is important to carefully research the person or company to make sure the job is legit.
The first step into finding the best option is by identifying the most viable online jobs you can undertake.
To ease your thinking, here are the best online jobs to start in Kenya and earn money;
1. Freelance writing
This is one of the best online jobs in Kenya that a majority of people ignore yet has an ability to make you good money.
Making the decision to become a freelancer is one you will never regret. You can access thousands of clients, all of whom have lots of work to offer you, meaning there’s lots of money to be made.
Required skills include proficiency in English, typing skills, and time management. You can find jobs by opening an account on platforms such as Upwork, Elance, iWriter, Fivver among others.
Some of these sites will ask you to send a sample article before approving your account.
This one requires you to create your own blog. You can choose a topic you are passionate about then choose a blogging platform.
WordPress and Blogger offer free blog-publishing services you can try. Once your blog is ready, create quality content that will attract readers to the blog.
The more traffic you have the better your earnings will be. This is because you earn when people click on the adverts on your site. Cost per click advertisements enable you to make money each time a reader on your blog clicks on the ad.
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Transcription basically involves writing down what one person speaks. As a transcriber, your work will be to listen to audio and videos and write down the conversations. You will be required to have great listening and typing skills.
There are plenty of sites that allow Kenyans to sign up and start working online. They include Transcribe Me, Rev, Elance, Casting Words, Odesk, Scribie among others.
4. Social media marketing
How many followers do you have on social media? If your answer is thousands then you should be earning as much.
Social media marketers earn as much as 30K a month from brand endorsements and promotions.
Therefore if you are always on Facebook, Twitter or IG, and have a huge following on either of the platforms you should look into getting those deals to start earning.
This has slowly become one of the most lucrative and popular online jobs in the country.
You can make money by creating video content on platforms such as YouTube.
The first step is to open an account on YouTube. Like with blogs, ensure you create interesting content that can attract a lot of viewership. You will also need to link your account to advertising services.
If you were looking for an online job, whether to make money or supplement your income, you can choose from the above. All it takes is consistency and hardwork and you will be guaranteed financial freedom.
By Kibet Tobias
The writer is a content writer at Jobs Kenya Network.