how to make money through online writing in kenya

How to Make Money Through Online Writing in Kenya

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Online writing is a freelance writing service that allows writers of all skill levels and experience to write online and earn money.

First, to start an online writing career, you need training, for example, from Kenya Freelancers Academy. They are so far the best trainers when it comes to freelance/online writing training, mentorship, and placement.

That said and done, there are many different types of online writing. Understanding these different kinds of writing may help new and existing online writers seek new writing opportunities that fit their skills and interests, for example, time.

Main types of online writing

Article Writing

Article writing also referred to as feature writing is the process of creating a non-fiction text about specific topics of interest. Such articles are usually objective and only contain facts from verifiable sources. The articles are then published in newspapers, magazines, journals, or online so that people can read them. 

The following are the best websites for online writers; Upwork, Writer, and BloggingPro.

Content writing

How to Make Money Through Online Writing in Kenya

Content writing involves writing using words that include a set of keywords or phrases that have been researched by marketers to drive a specific marketing campaign. In business nowadays, content is king, and with good content writing, you can help businesses establish their brand, engage consumers and clients, and promote products and services.


This is perhaps the most common type of online writing that comes to mind when people think about writing online. Blogging can be considered as content writing especially when creating blog posts for businesses as part of a content marketing strategy. This type of online writing has been gaining popularity with each passing day. Blogging is often used as a tool for outreach and opinion forming hence a new source of information for all kinds of readers online.

Here are the top 3 blogs with writing opportunities here in Kenya; Opera News Hub, Scooper News, and OnPoint News Kenya

Social media writing

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and many others have completely changed the way we interact with, and perceive the world. Writing social media posts across a variety of platforms can be a challenging and time-consuming job and, therefore, a lot of businesses resort to offering online writing opportunities to freelancers to do the work on their behalf. As a social media online writer, you will required to craft good copies for posts either to create engagement or to drive sales through targeted writing.

For social media writing, check out these websites; OnPoint Digital and LXR Digital Agency.

Editing and proofreading

Editing refers to making the necessary changes to a piece of writing to make it better in terms of spelling and grammar whilst proofreading is the final checking of written material to ensure perfection before publication. As an editor and a proofreader, one must be good with grammar as well as a good reader. 

If you are a writer with impeccable English skills try out the following websites; and

How to Make Money Through Online Writing in Kenya

In conclusion, there are many types of online writing. Here, I have only discussed a few that I consider main but you can check out more others that are available online and decide on which ones fit your skills and interests.