How to make your first million through blogging in Kenya


It takes 1 year to 3 years to make your first million as a blogger in Kenya. After making your first million, you’ll make other millions with ease. Normally, bloggers get hard times making enough money to pay their bills. The journey to making even Ksh50, 000 consistently per month takes long where consistency and hard work is paramount.

More than 90% bloggers in Kenya earn money through AdSense. So, when you create your own blog, make sure you apply to monetize with AdSense. This way, you are assured of making money every month. AdSense pays between 21st to 30th of every month.

With a running blog, you’ll need to create content daily. Ensure that you choose the right niche. From my own experience, news, entertainment, career, business and politics are among the highest paying niches in Kenya. Create a blog which covers stories from any of these topics.

For me, this is what happened. I started blogging in 2013,it took me two years to get my first million—I mean to see a million in my account. I used to post 3-10 posts in a day and by the time two years were over, I had over 3,000 posts. Each post got over 1,000 views. The 30,000 views I got everyday earned over Ksh 5,000.In a month, I earned at least Ksh150, 000.Saving for one year made me see Ksh 1 million with my own short, I made my first million in 2015.

Now, if you want to make a million, ensure that you post daily and each of your posts garner over 1,000 views. By doing so, you’ll be accumulating views and in the long run, earn good money. Saving is hard, it needs financial discipline. If your daily income is Ksh5,000,spend Ksh 2,000 and save Ksh3,000.You’ll take approximately one year to save Ksh1 million.

At first you’ll be earning from AdSense but over time, sponsored posts, direct banners and affiliate marketing will be available to boost your income. Depending on AdSense alone may not generate enough income to make you a millionaire as soon as you wish, but when you combine other monetization methods, your journey to becoming a millionaire is not long.

For you to become a millionaire blogger, hard work is required—this is not a gold mine industry. It will take not less than 2 years to start making over Ksh 100,000 per month.

For those generating income from AdSense, expect to earn Ksh2 to Ksh5 per click. For every 1,000 views, you’ll be earning Ksh 80 to Ksh150.

To create a blog,you need a domain name,web hosting plan and a website. To get started,click here to visit Bluehost and register your own domain.