How Bloggers Make Money in Kenya


There are over 5 ways in which bloggers make money in Kenya. I will only focus on the most common ways in which they generate income. If you are a new or aspiring blogger, this article will help you get started.

As a Kenyan blogger, you’ll earn upwards of Ksh100,000 per month. I can confess that I can make more than Ksh 800,000 in a good month. But I started blogging about a decade ago, I have built content, a lot of it over time.

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Below are ways in which Kenyan bloggers earn money online

  • Through AdSense

AdSense is owned by Google. More than 95% of Kenyan bloggers generate money from AdSense. To start monetizing with Google, you must come up with a blog Create at least 20 high quality and unique articles before applying to monetize with AdSense.

You will be earning money depending on your blog’s traffic. Those getting 500,000 page views per month earn above Ksh 100,000.

  • YouTube

There are several bloggers who create content and earn from YouTube.But the platform only accepts Videos.

  • MGID

If your account is not approved by AdSense, try MGID.Venas News is one of the big sites in Kenya which make money from MGID.Though the money you’ll earn from MGID is less than AdSense, the difference is not huge. To register with MGID,follow this link

  • Affiliate marketing

There are a number of bloggers earning money through affiliate programs. Betting sites and online shops like Jumia are the ones that offer this program. In affiliate program, you get paid when a product is sold through the link you provided on your website. But the commission earned is huge. For instance, a company like 22Bet will pay you 35% of every amount a player loses in a bet. To register with 22Bet,follow this link

There are some 6-10 bloggers who promote Jumia products through the affiliate program, making over Ksh50,000 monthly. This is something you can also try as a blogger.

  • Direct banner advertisements

Many companies advertise on blogs with huge traffic. Blogs like Tuko, Kenyans and Ghafla are some of those that receive direct banner ads from corporates. If you are lucky to get these advertisements, you can make more than Ksh 500,000 every month. Targeted blogs are those receiving more than 500,000 unique visitors per month.

  • Sponsored content

Sponsored content are common among companies trying to widen their presence online. This type of advertisement is aimed at getting backlinks from popular blogs in specific niches.

Bloggers charge between Ksh 5,000 and Ksh50,000 per sponsored article.

  • They earn from social media advertisements

Some bloggers run very popular social media pages which they use to get adverts from individuals and corporates. This means that a blogger can make money through his blog and social media accounts.

  • Selling products on their blogs

Some sell products through their blogs. Items such as clothes, smartphones, shoes, beddings and electronics sell like hotcake. The only thing a blogger needs is traffic in order to make sales.