Having the Right Mentality for Online Jobs in Kenya

Let us not beat around the bush here. The only reason you are not making enough money online is because you are not an action taker and you give up too easily. You are letting a lot of money slip through your hands by postponing taking action.

I want to show you exactly how you can start earning a lot of money online by simply taking action.

At the end of the post, I will give you some of the links and ways you can use to earn online money in Kenya. I would love to see if you really have the get rich or die trying mentality of earning an online income in Kenya, and this will be your test.

The first thing I will demand you do is start a professional blog. You can do so by registering for a hosting account in ipage or Bluehost. You can think of your blog as a kiosk or store. It is where your customers will find you when they need you.

The next thing that you will need to do is join a freelance jobs website such as Freelancer.com or Elance and start bidding for freelance jobs. With these sites and your blog, you have everything that you need to start earning money online. I will be sharing more of the small steps that make a big difference at the end of this post. You can also join my mailing list to receive all the other online earning opportunities that surface from time to time.

Moving on…

You probably have an idea that you can make money online in Kenya. The evidence is there in my monthly online income earnings. I also make a point of giving detailed instructions on how you can make money online in Kenya.

If you do not have this information at hand, it is because you are not in my mailing list, which further speaks of you not being an action taker.

Taking action marks the difference between people who succeed in life and ones who will never make any significant improvements in their lives. The opposite of taking action is postponing/procrastination, and this my friend is the father of all failures in life.

But, how can you make the switch from a person who only consumes information passively to one who gathers information and takes action on it?

My Story- How I started Making Money Online

I am very successful freelance writer in Elance, Odesk and iWriter. I also double-up as an internet marketer. I have a salary of 40-80k per month from freelance job websites and a few dollars from doing internet marketing. However, this was not always the case. In fact, I remember joining Elance on July of 2012. I applied for a few jobs, never got them and that almost marked the end of my online earning dreams.

One year later, Timothy Chege, a nice chap that we had attended college together, suggested that I could make money from freelance writing. At that time, I was running a very disjointed blog that centered around my life chasing women, being estranged from my father and failing to appear on the graduation list.

I took Timothy’s word seriously.

I joined Odesk, Freelancer.com and reactivated my account in Elance. I shudder to think what would have happened if I had not taken action. I would be tied among the sad group of employees who survive on a measly paycheck from one end of the month to the other.

Listen, the secret to every form of success lies in taking action now.

This is what I refer to as the Get-Rich-or-Die-Trying-Mentality of earning online money in Kenya. I can never stress enough on how important it is to transform yourself into an action taker

Another real life example of how taking action can take you to where you want to be is this blog that I run.

I was very green on the blogging world when I started it. I just had the slight notion that I could earn online money through blogging but I never knew about such important aspects such as content marketing and SEO.

Because I took action, I have grown this blog into one of the most trustworthy and visited blogs in Kenya. I have been able to achieve a Google Page Rank of 4 in just two years of serious blogging and I am making a lot of money online everyday all because I took action.

If you really believe in taking action, use the following steps to start dabbling with online income in Kenya now. Remember, there is no time like the present.

Step #1 Start Blogging

  • Start a Blogger or WordPress blog– It is absolutely free to start a blog on these two platforms. Although not very professional, starting a blog on one of these platforms gives you a head start on blogging and allows you to monetize your blog through ad networks such as infolinks or Chitika.However,if you really want to be accepted by many affiliate programs, you will need to register for a premium domain.

 

  • Join an Affiliate Network– In order to monetize your blog, you will need to join one or a few affiliate networks. You can think of affiliate networks as a meeting place for bloggers and business owners who want you to advertise their products on your blog. You will get paid for every link/ad on your blog that is clicked, viewed or for every sale that is completed from your blog. Back when I was starting, I joined Commission Junction and Share-a-Sale. You can also start with these two although there are multiple other affiliate networks that you can use to make money online.

 

  • Write SEO Optimized Content– SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. In this case, writing search engine optimized content means that you write content that contains keywords that people are using when searching for information on the internet. For instance, a lot of Kenyans are seeking information on how they can make money on the internet.  Words like ‘earn online income, work from home jobs and genuine data entry, freelance jobs in Kenya e.t.c are often used to search for this information.

Before you read the next section,if you believe in taking action,  take it now. Share this information on your favorite social media profile, and I will send you a free report on how you can make $35 per day online. [sociallocker id=”3397″]Thanks for sharing! I love you soooo….[/sociallocker]

Step #2 Join a Freelance Jobs Website

  1. There are several online job websites that are absolutely free to join and that are reputable enough. The three that I usually recommend Kenyans who are in my mailing list include
  • Elance
  • Odesk, and
  • Freelancer
  • iWriter

Before you join any of these freelance job websites, make sure that you have identified what services you want to sell there. You can probably do freelance writing, web design, graphics and logo design, virtual assistance, data entry jobs or accounting jobs among many other freelance jobs.

Only pick one field to specialize in as having a profile cluttered with too much specialties speaks of being a jack of all trades but a master of none. For instance, although I can build websites and design professional logos, I only include my writing skills on my profile in freelance job websites.

Step #3 Taking Your Online Income to the Next Level

If you hang long enough doing step one and two, you will realize that online income and opportunities are very lucrative. You will naturally get the urge to take it to the next level. You will want to get a self-hosted blog instead of relying on blogger and wordpress.

You will want to start hiring freelancers instead of doing all the donkeywork. I am currently at this stage. I have several blogs hosted on ipage and bluehost. I also hire freelance writers through my elance client profile.

Apart from hiring freelancers, I moved my elance freelancer profile from free basic membership to Individual Membership where I am paying $10 per month. In the next few months (starting from June), I will be moving the membership from Individual to Small Company, and I will be paying $20 per month for the membership.

Additionally, I signed up for aweber email autoresponders to help me carry out more vigorous email marketing campaigns. I pay $19 per month for the aweber email  autoresponder and make  more than that through the email autoresponder.

The combination of things in step 3 is what I would call the Get Rich or Die Trying Mentality of Making Money Online in Kenya. You cannot expect to have everything on a silver platter. You will at times need to make some sacrifices in order to succeed.

I mentioned about the other small things you can do to make money online in Kenya. I will not include them here. Instead, I want you to show your commitment to becoming an action-taker by joining my mailing list now. I will then send you a comprehensive list of the small things you can do to make an extra income online including being paid to tweet and to participate in social media sharing.

Forex Trading in Kenya- What The Pros Don’t Want You to Know

 You have probably heard about the new business in town; online forex trading in Kenya. In fact, it has become so popular that it is threatening to overshadow every other online earning venture in Kenya.

Nairobi has the highest number of online forex traders in Kenya. But this number is still less than expected, more so considering the number of Kenyans who are asking questions about it. 

Needless to say, the trade is enjoying the limelight and will soon become one of the best investment opportunities for any interested person.

Here are just some of the very few benefits that you stand to reap by taking action to invest in online forex trade right now.

  •  Forex Trade Markets are Open 24 Hours- What this means is that you can adjust your lifestyle to trade at the hours that best suit you.
  • High Liquidity:-Forex trade is the most liquid trade in the world. Trades worth of trillions of dollars are traded daily. There are always traders on the look out to trade currencies in the market.
  • Free to Trade:- You can trade forex at no fees at all or at a reduced fee if you choose to use forex trade brokers (recommended). Many forex exchange brokers will provide you with a free demo account which you can use to familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of the forex trade.  Follow this link to open a free demo account if you would like to start practicing forex trade now.
  • Very Low Startup Capital:- You can start trading forex in Kenya with as little as $50 in your online account. That is less than 4K! This is possible through macro and micro forex trade accounts that are offered by some forex brokers.

How To Get Started With Forex Trading in Kenya

Before you read the rest of the article, I recommend that you have a look at the resources in the widget table below. They have been monumental in building my knowledge about forex trading in Kenya. Some of them are free while others are available in Amazon.Com for less that 500/=.

Additionally, investors who are early adopters are teaching people how to go start trading forex in Kenya. There are particular Kenyan Facebook groups, pages and blogs that have dedicated themselves to the subject of online forex trade in Kenya.

If you are one of the action takers in Kenya, you could be soon on the path to eradicating the financial instabilities posed by insufficient salaries, unemployment, aborted business ideas and unmet dreams by letting your money work on your behalf, which is what forex trade does.

In Kenya, there is actually no law prohibiting private online Forex trade. This is probably one of the reasons why it’s becoming one of the most lucrative businesses in Kenya today. Anyone who is interested with trading forex in Kenya can do so with the assuarance that there are no illegalities involved in trading forex in the country.

Now that most Kenyans are curious to learn more about forex trading, it should be the high time for you to go the same route.

If you are not sure where to begin, the next section of this article will give you the basics that you need to master in order to start trading forex in Kenya.

Step I:     Open an Online Forex Trade Brokerage Account

If you want to trade forex in Kenya, you will have to do so through a broker. This is basically a firm that handles the trades for you. You make your orders through them just like you do when trading stocks and securities at the NSE.

It is important that you research on different brokerages to find one that works best for you and is reliable. Doing your due diligence before you invest your money in forex trade also steers you away from the path of cons, scams and fraudster. I personally recommend Windsor Brokers.

How to Choose Forex Trade Brokers

Give these factors a consideration when selecting your forex brokerage firm:

  • Look for forex brokers who have been in this industry for many years, say, over 10 and have a good pack of experience. Experience simply indicates that whichever the company you have approached, it fully understands its job and treats its clients well.
  •  Check to confirm that the forex brokerage firm is regulated and its reputation is way up there. There are oversight bodies that are in charge of this. If the broker you selected voluntarily submits oversights to their government, you can have the confidence and assurance about its transparency and honesty.
  • See the number of products offered by the forex broker. In case the broker trades securities as well as commodities, for example, you know that the broker in question has a larger client base plus good business reach.
  • Read the forex broker’s reviews but make sure you are careful while doing this. In some cases, unscrupulous brokers may go into the sites and publish reviews boosting their standing and reputation. Reviews only give you a taste of the broker not what the broker really is. It’s a grain of salt.
  • Visit the brokerage website. The broker’s website must appear very professional, with active links. If you find anything like “Coming Soon!” or simply unprofessional looks, then you have no deal with that broker.
  • Check the costs incurred in transacting. Remember to find out how much you will be charged by your bank to wire money over to your forex account. Optionally, consider trading with a forex brokerage firm that allows you to fund your forex account using Paypal and other convenient online money transfer methods widely used in Kenya.
  • Focus carefully on the essentials. You require outstanding customer support, transparency and easy transactions. Gravitate towards brokerage firms that have a nice reputation.

Step II Request information for opening a forex account.

You can either open a personal account or select from managed accounts. With personal accounts, one can perform his or her own trades while with managed accounts, the broker you registered with will perform trades on your behalf.

Before you start trading with the brokerage firm you have selected, it is important that you fully understand the type of accounts that they operate.

What I personally do is ensure that I have contacted customer support with any little query or doubt that I have. It is my money that I am risking and the next thing I want is to walk into any business idea or investment blindly.

Step III Fill out the necessary paperwork.

You may request for the paperwork via mail or simply by downloading it as a PDF file. Remember to check transaction costs for getting your money into your bank account from that of the brokerage account. You never know the fees may cut into your hard earned profit so first find out on that.

Activation of your forex trading account. Usually, brokers send you emails that contain links for activating your account. Just click on the link and follow the simple instructions to get going with trading.

Step IV:  Starting Forex Trading in Kenya

  1.    Do an analysis of the market. There are several different methods you can try:
  • Technical analysis: This involves the process of reviewing historical data or charts to help you in predicting the shifts in currency with past events as the touchstone. You can make use of a trusted platform such as Metatrader 4 or just charts depending on your preference but the two will actually do the work.
  • Fundamental analysis: it involves analyzing a country’s economic base and deciding based on this factor.
  • Sentiment analysis: This type of analysis is in one way subjective. Ideally, you try analyzing the market mood in bid to figure out whether it’s “bullish” or “bearish.” While you may not on a regular basis put your fingers on the market sentiment, you may often guess well hence influence your own trades.
  •  Determination of your margin. You can proceed with investing little bits of money whilst making great profit advances. However, this largely depends on your broker’s laid down policies.
  •  For instance, if you need to trade10, 000 units at a 1% margin, the broker will ask you to deposit $100 cash in your forex account as security.
  • Any gains or losses increase or reduce the amount in the account. It is therefore for this reason that you are advised, as a general rule, to only invest 2% of your total ash in any particular currency pair even if it’s very profitable then.

Step V: Place Forex Orders Through Your Forex Broker

There are three different types of forex trade orders that you need to familiarize yourself with.

  • Market orders: With this one, you will instruct the broker to perform the transactions based on the current rate in the market.
  • Limit orders: The orders instruct the broker to perform a trade only at specific prices. For example, you may buy currency only when it reaches certain price(s) or simply sell currency in case it lowers to a specific price.
  • Stop orders: Stop orders are choices to purchase currency only when it’s above the current price in the market. This is usually done in anticipation of an increase in value or selling the currency anything below market price to lower losses.

Never at all get emotional. This is a volatile market and along your paths ups and downs will knock and wave. The only thing that matters here is doing your research very well; holding on to your strategy and watching your profits rise.

Do you have any questions regarding trading forex in Kenya? Always feel free to ask. We have an expert in the house waiting to tackle them all.

Online Paid Surveys in Kenya: Genuine Websites that Pay You to Do Surveys

On March 14 2014, Jane Waithera, a form 4 graduate form a local Secondary School in Kenya, clicked a banner on this website.

She was looking for companies that pay Kenyans to do online surveys. She desperately needed to make money so that she could go to college.

One month after joining the most recommended survey company that accepts Kenyans, Jane showed me a payment of $579 that she had received from the company. She could not believe it.

It was the highest amount of money that she had earned her entire life!

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Get Paid for Online Surveys in Kenya

“At first, I was not sure whether the opportunity was real or not. I was hesitant especially when the online company that I was to work for asked me for registration money. But at the same time, I was desperately looking for something that I could do to make some side income.”

“I figured that it couldn’t hard to try. After all, the biggest risk anyone can take is to take no risk at all,” Jane told us.

Jane has continued making money with various online paid survey companies that accept Kenyans.

In 2015, she enrolled in Nairobi University using some of the money that she had saved from doing online surveys.

Jane’s advice to anyone who wants to make money online: This is the right time to start. She recommends the company that she currently works with. Does the company accept Kenyans? Yes. It does.

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Other Websites That Accept Pay Kenyans

Jane gave us a list of other websites which accept Kenyans.

However, these websites do not pay as much as the company she recommends.

Here is the list of those other websites.

  1. Neobux Paid to Click
  2. Clixsense Surveys and Tasks
  3. PaidVerts- Get paid to view ads

Websites that Pay you to Complete Online Surveys

  • Neobux

Neobux is a (Paid to Click) PTC website. You get paid as much as $0.01 to click and view an ad for 5-25 seconds. If you do not possess formal skills to work on other online jobs or you just cleared high school and can’t wait to start earning an online income, this is the place for you.

The procedure is very easy. Simply register for a free account and start clicking on ads. You can increase the amount of money you make on Neobux by inviting other people to join. You will then be paid a percentage of the money that your referrals make.

For the go-getters amongst us, you do not even have to click on the ads as you can buy referrals who will be clicking the ads on your behalf.

  • Clixsense

Clixsense has to be my favorite among all online survey websites. The pay is handsome than in many other websites and there is more than one way through which you can make money. At Clixsense, you make money from clicking Banner Ads, referring other people to the website, playing online games, and completing tasks.

The more tasks you complete, the higher you earn and stand a chance to win the WEEKLY TASKS CONTEST.

Clixsense has also entered into strategic partnerships with various outsourcing and genuine survey companies to increase your potential to make money online.

The real power of Clixsense however lies in upgrading to Premium Level. Once you have upgraded, you get paid on a multilevel plan up to 8 levels deep.

The amount of money you get from online surveys is less than what you would get doing other online jobs. However, if you do not have any formal skills, I do not see how else you are going to make money online.

How to Avoid Being Scammed in Online Survey Jobs

Have you ever tried to make money online by doing online paid surveys? If you have, you probably have come to the same conclusion like so many other Kenyans- Most of the sites that promise to pay you for doing online surveys are actually scams.

They only want to get your email address so that they can sell it to email spammers or get your credit card and social security details so that they can steal from you through identity theft.

This is not to say that there are no genuine online paid survey sites. But filtering the legitimate ones is usually a challenging task to many Kenyans who are starting to scratch nefarious world of online incomes.

Most of us stumble across unsolicited emails or ad banners offering to make us rich, for just sharing our opinions. Let’s face it many Kenyans will jump at an opportunity that promises thousands of dollars at little or no effort.  Most will end up spending their hard earned cash on these websites only to end up in self pity for not doing the necessary background checks.

In this article, I will show you how you can tell a genuine online paid survey site from a fake one. Feel free to ask any questions in the comments section.

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Telltale signs that the survey site maybe a scam

 

It Came as an Unsolicited Email

You click to open your inbox or spam folder (more likely) and there is the so called irresistible offer. Promising you an opportunity to make thousands of bucks for just answering surveys at the comfort of your rocking chair!

A little math will tell you that this will add up to hundreds of thousands a year. But a little common sense will probe you on  a firm that you have never heard of before would spend a hundred thousand dollars or so on a person who is not an employee, with an education background they do not care to verify.

A Prompt To Pay For a List

A 30 day trial or a Focus group: well this one should raise the red flag to any of us.

Legitimate survey firms make money by charging their clients, the product manufacturers, to conduct polls. They use this money to pay you the consumer, which is you, for your opinion of the product. Not the other way round.

So if you are asked to pay in order to join a special group that gets the first consideration when a survey comes through, or to pay for the ultimate list of survey sites that should be a no no for you.

An Extended List of Testimonials and Proof

Most of these scam survey sites will show you an extended list of positive reviews from excited fake members who were paid promptly and recommend the site to every other person.

Some will even go ahead to scan some documented evidence of checks or online payments that memberonline paid survesy in Kenya websitess received.

Again these are most definitely rip offs unless it is a legitimate site with a sloppy marketing personnel.

Such sites should also be in your no go zones.

Survey sites that appeal to your emotions, through testimonials and proof, instead of reason usually want you to make a rush decision that you will definitely regret.

Too Much Personal Information Required

Most of the time survey sites will require demographic information; which country do you live in, which city in particular and so on and so forth. The closest a survey should get to your personal information is your name and email address so that you don’t take the same survey twice. But if a site asks you for more personal information such as credit card details or social security number this should most definitely ring the alarm bells.

Contact Information

This is a critical detail that is necessary to establish the legitimacy of any firm. Check the contact information, try to place in a call or send an email. If the call doesn’t go through despite several trials or an email goes unanswered or receives a disjointed non-specific response after some time. Be warned, the site is most likely a scam.

A Word About Genuine Paid Online Survey Sites

 

online paid surveys in kenya websitesOf course there exist several legitimate sites that offer you genuine opportunities to pull in some extra bucks, despite the presence of many scam sites.

Sites such as yougov.co.uk and ipoll.com among others offer their users opportunities for a side hustle. After you have registered, freely of course on a legitimate site be sure to check your emails often to make sure you don’t miss an opportunity because these surveys usually fill up fast.

Have you ever tried to make money online by doing online paid surveys, leave your comment below. You will have helped other readers of Blogscheme make a genuine money online.

How to Find Academic Writing Jobs in Kenya

As a freelance writer, there are several paths that you may choose for your career. One of these paths is academic writing. The other paths will lead you to ghostwriting, SEO Copywriting or freelance journalism.

There are different advantages of each field and debating which field of writing is superior is neither here nor there.

But assuming that you want to become an academic writer, here are the few things that you need to know:

How to Get an Academic Writing Job In Kenya

There are a lot of clients looking for custom research essay writing and winning an academic writing job in Kenya presents you, the freelancer, with an opportunity to be your own boss; it also provides you with the much needed extra cash. I know of Kenyans who are earning six figure salaries and all because they ventured into academic writing.

However, to be an outstanding academic writer,  you must meet certain special requirements that SEO copywriters and freelance writers in other fields do not possess. This creates exclusivity hence the higher pay.

In Kenya there a several credible companies offering custom research papers for sale, furthermore there exists several opportunities for Kenyans on international freelance jobs websites such as Essay Shark, Essay Writers, .

Qualifications Needed To Get an Academic Writing Job

  • University Level Education: let’s face it you could never in a million years properly adequately qualify for an academic writing gig without having been in a university or currently being in one.

Why? This is because academic writing is hugely technical and people who have had to write papers in college are more familiar with different referencing skills, also university students to this for their grades. So they have learned in the course of several years how to articulate their ideas to their professors and lecturers’.

  • Honesty: anyone who wants to make a living or earn a little bit of extra cash must be honest. One must research and produce their own work. One must at all cost avoid plagiarism (copying somebody’s work and presenting it as your own).

As a writer, you must know that it is illegal to plagiarize. And that such laws exist not only to make you produce highly original and unique content but also to protect your work from being plagiarized by others. You should also be aware that online tools such as Plagium can easily be used to detect this.

  • Be a Good Researcher: academic writing unlike other forms of writing requires more research done. One should be highly familiar with different online search tools for that particular online area.

It is also an added advantage if one has an access to a large library where they can access several books that may not be available online. One should know how to choose the right books and online sites that offer authority and credibility.

  • An Analytical Approach: this is actually essential to proper academic writing from the style and clarity, to the structure all the way to the referencing should be done keeping in mind that your reader is an expert in the field. You should explain the particular issue clearly and in an orderly sequence of events.

Where to Find Academic Writing Jobs in Kenya

There exists many avenues for landing academic jobs on different platforms, most of them online there are a few credible sites such as kenyanmba.com, kenyawriting.com and professionalwriterskenya.com.

Since most of these sites are online why don’t you go whole the way and apply to join international sites such as Essay Shark, Essay Writers, Helium and many more.

These sites offer excellent opportunities for Kenyans to turn their skills into profitable business. If you reside near a college or university, offer to go the manual way, print posters and go spread them on those notice boards. Better yet get to know a few students in the university and motivate them so that they can direct other students your way.

I Made 35K in January from Doing Online Jobs- See How I Did it

Hi guys,

This is the first post that I am doing about my monthly online earnings, and I will tell you why.

During last year’s Christmas, I announced to my fiancee that I was intending to quit my job in order to explore the world of making money online. This got me into one of the most fierce arguments I have ever had with my fiancee.

“But you just can’t quit your job for this [expletive removed]!” she kept screaming.

Try as I tried, I could not get her to see that the future of business, employment and making money is on the internet. She could not understand why I would be so reckless as to leave a job that pays me about 20k per month for online money exploits.

I think she had a point. Making money online in Kenya is hard, but it is  not entirely impossible. I will give you my reasons for why I think it is difficult to make money online in Kenya. But before I actually get into that, let me outline some of the genuine ways that you can use to make money online in Kenya:

1.   Freelance Jobs

When we think of freelance jobs in Kenya, a lot of us think freelance writing. This never ceases to amaze me. Freelance writing is part of the freelance jobs that are available on the internet, but it is not the only job that you can do. There are other online jobs like web design, data entry and virtual assistance that you can also do and earn as much money.

To get started with freelance writing jobs, you will need to create a freelancer’s account in one of the many freelance job websites such as Fiverr, Elance, Freelancer and iWriter. Some of these sites will require you to bid for jobs while others will only need you to pick a job, work on it and return it to the client for approval.

Fiverr is a special kind of a freelancing marketplace and it deserves a special mention. Unlike the other freelance job portals where you always need to make the first contact with the client, Fiverr requires that you publish your gigs and wait for clients to ‘buy’ them. I have written a special report about creating best-selling fiverr gigs here.

2.   Blogging

A lot of Kenyans want to know how you can make money blogging. Fortunately, I have a free e-course that I sell for 990/=, but which is currently free for all the people who register before the end of this week. Follow this link to take advantage of this special offer.

The course covers everything you will need in order to start making money from blogging. I will show you, among many other things,

  • How to make money from a free blog
  • How to choose an inexpensive web hosting and domain registration company
  • How to make money in Kenya from affiliate marketing, and
  • How to sell advertising space on your blogs to companies such as OLX Kenya.

Book your registration for the free blogging for money e-course now by following this link.

3.   Creating and Selling Infoproducts

Infoproducts are digital commodities that you can easily create and sell online or offline for a profit. Some of the info products include ebooks, software, audio files and videos.

At this juncture, you should probably tell me to slap myself hard on the face.  I have been telling myself to write my ebook for months now, and every time I get to do it, I get distracted by an urgent project that needs my attention.

There are many other differentiated ways of earning money online in  Kenya. I will post about all of them in one extra long post and share it with you right here on Blogscheme.com.

For now, let us get back to the track and look at the reasons why it might be extra hard for you to make money online in Kenya.

To begin with, if you are relying on freelance jobs to make money online, you are in for some stiff competition. All the freelance market places that I know of are saturated with cheap laborers and low-ballers.

If you get lucky enough to escape the curse of the low-ballers, there is the Native Bias Phenomenon waiting to frustrate you.

Here are the other reasons why making money online in Kenya can be an uphill task that only a few dedicated individuals can pull through:

  • Making money online requires time– If you do not have this precious commodity, there is no way you will make enough money online. Having enough time will sometime mean that you have to quit your daytime job to concentrate on building an online income empire. Show me a few Kenyans who are ready to quit their daytime jobs to pursue an online income dream, and I will show you the meaning of success.
  • People Don’t Send Mpesa to Strangers– Kenyans are an untrusting lot, not that there is no good reason for this mistrust. In a world full of conmens and scammers, it pays to be cautious with your wallet. If you think you will just create a product or service and have Kenyans flock to buy it, you are in for a rude shock.

Why did I go to all these pains of sharing all this information with you. To prove that I know what I am doing. There is money to be made online whether you are in Kenya or Kuala Lumpur, but this money does not come easy. You will have to pour in energy, creativeness and time in order to start scathing the surface of making money online.

So, What Did I make in January

From the moment we had that argument with my girlfriend around Christmas time, throughout the whole month of January and now we are in the 4th of  February, I managed to make $447.87 from my online earnings as a freelance writer. Converting this to Kenya shillings brings it to around 35,800/=.

I made this money mainly from Elance, some from Fiverr and a lot from a client that I privately write e-books for. Here is a screenshot showing my earnings for this period.

Click on the image below to enlarge it.

If I was a jackass, I would have picked up my phone, dialed my girlfriend and said, “You see Sweethear, I told you it could be done.”

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College is a Scam! Share if You Agree

The Great College Scam

Over the past few years, there has been an explosive supply of college education. Newsrooms, politician’s speeches and television programmes are shouting it the loudest they can. “It is absolutely essential for the younger population to attend college and study towards a promised brighter future,” they say.

This demand and pressure has since created a stigma that if any young adult does not go to college they are doomed to a future of minimum waged employment and a lower class lifestyle.

Today’s blog post has been created to prove such stigmas are false and that they are unwarranted in today’s global village. I will show you exactly how college is a scam and who perpetuates it.

Ditching the College Scam

Advancements in the internet and technology have made it easier than ever to learn outside of a college atmosphere. The internet is a bubbling and ever evolving hub of information that can be accessed by millions of people all over the world for not even a fraction of the price that one year of college demands.

College is a Scam

College loans put millions of young adults into a drowning pool of debt for many years after they have left the institution. This debt is a heavy weight that is forced on the young adults shoulders, usually before they have an understanding of the enormous amounts of stress being in debt can cause.

Many people are forced to take these loans out of desperation to become what they are promised to become if they attend college by various authority figures in their lives. The for-profit college loan industry promises to loan these hopeful wide-eyed individuals thousands of dollars but neglect to inform them that they will become their property for years to come. The interests generated on these loans are so excessive that the college loan industry is sitting on a bigger bubble than both the tech bubble and the housing bubble combined.

Society is constantly pressurizing the young folk of today to choose what they want to study and go straight to college as soon as they have finished high school.  They are then promised employment, financial gain and security and all the frills and thrills that one must have in order to live a happy and successful life.

The time has come to take a stand against the great college scam. The time has come for self enlightenment and self empowerment through the spread of information on the internet. Do not become the victim of a lie that promises you the world and delivers you a back breaking debt.