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The internet has removed limitations on what you can do and achieve based geographical regions or financial resources. With a computer or mobile device, storage and internet connection, there is little that can stand in the way of you making an income online.

From online surveys to renting out your house and other clever ways to make an online income
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There is no shortage of clever ways to make an online income.

The ten modern ways to make money online in anywhere in the world.

1) eCommerce

eCommerce is the selling and buying of goods and services over the internet. There are many resources, such as,, and Shopify, that can help you get started.

2) Blogging

Blogs are informational websites where writers share their views on subjects of their choice it could be Photography, health, fitness, career, fashion, gardening, and finance.

i) The ads are informed of Cost Per Click (CPC) or CPM (Cost per 1,000 impressions). In the case of CPC, you are paid for the ad-click when readers click on click on them while you will be paid for the number of people who have viewed your ads in case of CPM. If this is your preferred method of monetization, you may consider using Google Adsense.

ii) Selling private ads and sponsored posts

iii) Affiliate Marketing: In this case, you can blog about an advertiser’s product, and they pay you a commission for every sale that came from your website. ClickBank is a sure platform for monetizing your blog with affiliate marketing.

iv) Sell digital products such as photos, music, apps, online courses, and videos.

3) Freelance Web Development, Design, and Maintenance

You have learned HTML and CSS. You have already trained in PHP. Python and MySQL. You can be your own boss. It is challenging starting out as a freelancer. You will need to be disciplined and strict with yourself.

4) Offer Digital Marketing Services

There are people and individuals willing to pay for your services if you have the skills to promote their products and services using the internet. Some popular types of digital marketing include:

i) Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

ii) Search Engine Marketing (SEM)

iii) Social Media Marketing (SMM)

iv) Email Marketing

v) Online advertising (Google Ads and Facebook Ads)

vi) Influencer Marketing.

If you have a large online following on Facebook, Instagram, and or Twitter, then you can promote other brands’ products and get paid.

5) YouTube channel

YouTube is the largest video hosting website in the world. It is the second largest search engine with a majority of its users coming to be informed and entertained.

With every 1000 views, you can make from Kshs. 200-400. If you have 50 videos getting 10,000 views per month, then that would translate to Kshs. 100,000 – 200,000 in monetary gains.

6) Podcast

Podcasts is a great opportunity to build an audience and generate money. Here are some ways you can monetize your podcasts:

i) Stream it live on YouTube and make money from ads

ii) Find traditional sponsorship (advertisement)

7) Write and Sell eBooks

You can sell your eBook on Amazon. Amazon self-publishing gives you access to their massive audience to sell your book. They will take 30% as their fee and leave the remainder for you.

8) Graphic Design

You can help businesses create their brands and make money in the process. Tools such as Visme, VennGage, Stencil, and Adobe Illustrator are becoming increasingly easy-to-use, and any creative can make money by being a graphic designer.

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