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7 great Kenyan online opportunities that the international community can exploit.

Kenya online opportunities
Have you been looking for great opportunities to expand,grow and finally get that six figure income that every successful online entrepreneur is proud of?
Well, there are great opportunities available in Kenya, that the international community seem unaware of, and those that try make some  mistakes that look small to them,but cost their growth in the Kenyan market considerably.
After along time studying various online opportunities, I have come up with a list of top Kenyan opportunities that those of you from develop countries can turn to your advantage and grow your inline presence and income dramatically.These are:
1.online Stores.
If you have an online store selling  streaming services, internet data solutions or tangible goods like fashion and electronics, then you can make good use of the multi million market in Kenya.
Online shopping in Kenya is gaining traction at an amazing pace, with companies like Kilimall, Jumia, Showmax are getting tremendous results. If you are therefore thinking of taking your online business internationally I strongly suggest get into the wagon before the market gets saturated.
Avoid these two mistakes that most International companies make in the Kenyan market;and well, thank me later.

  1. Avoid using the word 'Shipping' in Kenya. Why? Many Kenyans have been coned using this word, and whenever they see this they always run; very fast.(Kenyans are renowned athletes). What do you do then? Get a Ware house in the Kenyan Capital Nairobi, and picking stations in the leading cities and towns in the country. Around five of them. You can even liaise with a Kenyan business if you find this too demanding for you. When a client orders for the product online, then give a delivery window of between 4 and 7 days to be delivered to the nearest picking point, and they will come for it. You don't need door to door deliver in this country.
  2. Accept payments through M-pesa. Many international stores and sites accept payments through Paypal and Visa. This doesn't go down well with Kenyan's, me included, with no specific reason. On the other hand, all Kenyans trust M-pesa, a mobile money solutions offered by Safaricom PLC, the leading telecommunications provider in the country. (This is one of the two strategies that Showmax used to edge Netflix out of the Kenyan market. Hope someone from Netflix is reading this.) To incorporate Mpesa in your payment platform, contact Safaricom and they will gladly help you out.
Freelancing
Do you have any freelance project and looking for qualified freelancers at a very reasonable price? 
You can get your work done professionally to your specifications within the given time frame by a Kenyan freelancer.
You already know world leading freelance sites, and maybe you have used one of them. Many Qualified Kenyan freelancers are locked out of these sites.(I got rejected by one of them despite my qualifications and experience). 
This are some of the reasons why you should consider Kenyan freelancers:
  • There are thousands of new Kenyan  graduates every year, and the developed countries can utilize this great human resource, considering that most of them are ready to work online, be it part time or full time.
  • Many freelance jobs require good command of English,  the second most Spoken language in Kenya after Swahili. Intact, all exams in the Kenyan curriculum are done using English except one Kiswahili subject and may be international languages. This gives you an assurance that your work will be done to the highest language standard possible.
  • Many employed Kenyans earn below $.10 per day. This is a clear indication that you can get a good Kenyan freelancer at a reasonable price, be it for a one time assignment or long term.
  • Many Kenyans are computer literate.It is a requirement that all Kenyan diploma and degree holders be conversant with IT and computing. And you don't have to wory about plagiarism,since honesty is one of Kenyan values.
There are more reasons why you should consider Kenyan freelancers which I might not exhaust in this article. If you have a freelance company or have a free lance project and have been looking for qualified freelancers that can fit the world standards, then I hope this article is an eye opener. If you would like to know more about freelance resource in Kenya kindly leave a comment below or send me an email and will promptly respond.
Some of the freelance topics that can be comfortably handled by Kenyans include but not limited to:
  1. Blog or website content writing on any topic.
  2. Data entry. Kenyans consider this the most easiest form of online work.
  3. Photography, especially wildlife, marine and nature photos. Kenya is known for its amazing wildlife,nature,culture and prehistoric discoveries.
  4. Transcription. 
  5. Virtual assistance.
International academic writing and research.
From the above discussion you are now aware of the quality of Kenyan graduates, and by now you must be amazed by their availability. In case you therefore want any assistance on your research work or school assignment, you can look for a Kenyan expert, and your work will be done to your satisfaction.
By now many Kenyans do academic writing, but it is unfortunate that they are being exploited by middlemen, who take up to 70% of their earnings.

Online surveys.
If you want to get a given number of opinions on various topics, Kenyans can do that. 
Many Kenyans have registered on at least one international survey sites( I have registered on two) but never get assignments for the obvious reason that most survey sites target the first world countries. The view that have taken the bold step likeTriaba Kenya have not made any significant impact because of the assumption that Africans can be easily enticed with funny rewards like airtime top ups.
Therefore If you want to carry out a survey that targets Africans, then Kenya is a best first stop.
Website or blog popularity.
If you would like to increase your blog popularity and earn that six figure income that is a dream of any blogger, then targeting the Kenyan market can be that turn around magic formula you have been waiting for. 
Consider the following reasons:
  • Mobile phone penetration in Kenya is at 97.8% with 45.5 million subscribers as at june 2018 according to the latest report by the Communications Authority Of Kenya.
  • I estimate that every Kenyan with a Smart phone is active at at least two social sites, with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram having a good Kenyan membership.
Instead of spending a lot on  hirering SEO experts, I suggest you consider the following to get millions of blog views:
  1. Partner with any Kenyan blogger or influencer to distribute your blog posts across the Kenyan social network. This will increase your site views from social sites which will eventually increase your google ranking.
  2. Have a blog promotion that targets Kenyan viewers specifically. Offer genuine promotional items like phones. Kenyans are in love with I phones, and make sure to have a specific time when you will announce the winners. You will be amased at how the word will spread.
To be continued.....

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