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The 10 best work from home jobs in Kenya

Updated on Jun 21, 2021 28376 views
The 10 best work from home jobs in Kenya

Did you ever imagine that working from home would be popular 10 years ago?

No doubt, the Covid-19 pandemic came and changed the way people do things. People stopped doing things they loved like: going to physical events, church services, even hanging out with family and friends.

The pandemic forced people to work from their homes, and that trend does not seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.

Do you know that the average annual income of remote workers is $4,000 higher than that of other workers?

While some companies adopted a hybrid system of work, 16% of companies in the world are 100% remote. Although while many people had to adjust to the reality of working from home, remote work has ended up becoming a silver lining for many others.

Working remotely from home can allow you to earn well, but it might not be a great option for every job role.

In this article, we are going to look at the 10 best work from jobs in Kenya.


10 best work from home jobs in Kenya 

You can do the following jobs from the comfort of your home and make more money by working for more than one company. You need a working laptop and a good internet facility to excel when working from home.


1. Web development

Web development involves more than building websites just as the name suggests. Working remotely as a web developer will require you to do tasks that range from designing a website front and backend to writing codes, and fixing bugs that make them work.

If you are great at web development, then you are sure to make more money working for different companies from home. If you have a strong web development skill, then your income is sure to grow because almost every industry needs your skill in one way or the other.

If you have the skills, many employers don’t care if you do the job wearing pyjamas.


2. Social media manager

Many companies rely on social media platforms to build their brands as well as get feedback from their customers. Whether you are fond of Instagram, active on Twitter, or trending on TikTok your skills can help brands/businesses get awareness for their products and services.

Social media is big now, it is almost how everyone communicates. If you understand how the different social media platforms work, then you can manage social media pages for companies and brands.

You need to be creative and strategic to excel as a remote social media manager. You also need a working laptop, a good smartphone, and great internet access.


3. Content writing/copywriting

Just like web development, content writing is also high in demand. Many companies run their business online, whether they are selling products or services.

The demand for content writers is on the increase as brands create online solutions. Although, writers have been writing remotely, writing for the web has made writing more flexible.

If you are great with words, then there is a large room for you in the online space even if the industry is competitive. You can get an entry-level job with a relevant degree and some writing examples.


4. Graphic design

If you know how to tell a compelling story with great designs and can work well on Adobe software or online, then you should consider working remotely.

Every company wants to build a brand that will help them portray a positive image to the public. Once you can help a company tell their story through your designs, then you would make a lot of money.

If you are great with graphic design, then you don’t have to worry about getting jobs because there are plenty of graphic jobs that can be done from home

To get an entry-level graphic design job you have to brush up your portfolio so that employer/clients can see what you have done.


5. Virtual assistant

Virtual assistants normally work from home, the job is designed to be done from home. Working as a virtual assistant requires you to do a little of everything for one or different companies. It is more like helping companies with tasks that they may be too busy to do.

Your daily task can range from administrative, data entry, social media, and marketing. You need to have vast knowledge to excel as a virtual assistant.

You need a working laptop, good internet facility, a mobile phone, etc. to work from home as a virtual assistant.


6. Teaching 

You don’t have to be physically present in a classroom to teach these days. Teaching has moved from being done onsite to the remote/online space.

Many schools have adopted the e-learning method and many e-learning companies are looking for teachers that can inform student through a video lesson.

If you are good with making how-to videos on youtube and you have a teaching certificate, then you can consider taking a remote teaching job.


7. Data entry specialist

Different companies collect data every day, but they need someone that would help them make sense of the data. As a data entry specialist, you have to collect data and carefully arrange them in a list or any other format that the company choose.

Attention to details, great communication skills, and good knowledge of computer and the internet space are some of the things that you need to succeed as a data entry specialist.

Where you do your job as a data entry specialist does not matter it is where you enter the data that matters. There are also many remote data entry jobs.


8. Customer service 

Customer service is one job that has moved from onsite to almost completely remote. Do you know that whenever you call someone about a product or a service, there is a possibility that they may be talking to you from their bedroom or kitchen?

If you have good problem solving, communication, management skills, etc. then you can excel as a remote customer service officers. If you want to work remotely as a customer service officer, then you have to know how to be on the phone for a long time.


9. Video editor

With the rise of content creators on different social media platforms, the need for a skilled video editor is currently high in demand.

 If you can edit a one-minute social media video and still capture the relevant information, then you have lots of work to do. Video editing is not what anyone can do, if you are great at it, then you can make a lot of money working remotely.

Storytelling, attention to details, and a good knowledge of Adobe soft wares like Premier Pro, After Effects, etc. are the skills you need to succeed as a remote video editor.


10. Typing 

Typing may look like an outdated skill, but it allows you to make a lot of money from the comfort of your home.

Many people and companies will pay you to type loads of documents for them. Companies that do a lot of interviews or recordings usually need people that can help them type. Many people hate typing, so if you love to do what people hate then you make a lot of money.

If you can type many words in few seconds, then working remotely as a typist might be a great choice for you.


Are you looking for a remote job?

If you have one or more of the skills that we mentioned, then you can consider working remotely while doing other things that you love.

If the average annual income of remote workers is $4, 000 higher than that of other workers, then getting a remote job is a great idea. Sign-up here on to get updates on the latest remote job vacancies in Kenya.

Staff Writer

This article was written and edited by a staff writer.

27 Comment(s)

  • Diana Muthoki
    Diana Muthoki Jul 20, 2021


  • Esther Kiama
    Esther Kiama Aug 17, 2021

    Am a Data entry specialist

  • Jareth Sang
    Jareth Sang Aug 26, 2021

    I have grant writing skills

  • Lucy Mwinga
    Lucy Mwinga Sep 07, 2021

    An expert in typing

  • Prudence perrylopez
    Prudence perrylopez Sep 12, 2021

    Hello i would like to be considered for the post of data entry skills 

  • Maurice Agola
    Maurice Agola Sep 21, 2021

    Thanks continue informiming us.I need these carpentry  adverts

  • Florence Kerubo
    Florence Kerubo Sep 26, 2021


  • Kagwiria Pity
    Kagwiria Pity Sep 26, 2021

    Virtual assistant

  • Evalyne Rodenyi
    Evalyne Rodenyi Sep 30, 2021


  • Jesse Njeri
    Jesse Njeri Oct 08, 2021

    typing and data entry


  • Annrita Mwithalii
    Annrita Mwithalii Oct 11, 2021


  • Idah Nyamanga
    Idah Nyamanga Oct 15, 2021


  • Fridah Mumo
    Fridah Mumo Nov 02, 2021


  • Ashley Njau
    Ashley Njau Nov 02, 2021

    Hey, Interested in  virtual assistance and typing!

  • wycliff monda
    wycliff monda Nov 04, 2021

    How does one get these jobs. I am interested in data entry and typing


  • Francis Kahindi
    Francis Kahindi Nov 16, 2021

    IAM good in DATA ENTRY

  • Elizabeth Ngugi
    Elizabeth Ngugi Nov 17, 2021

    Customer service.

    KAREN KAMAU Nov 18, 2021

    customer service

  • Dennis Omondi
    Dennis Omondi Nov 24, 2021

    Social media manager and/or Customer service

  • Osinya Natabona
    Osinya Natabona Mar 15, 2022

    Data entry

    • Erastus Anyango
      Erastus Anyango Apr 05, 2022

      What is it and how does it work

  • Titus Mule
    Titus Mule May 04, 2022

    I'm skilled in typing.I can complete your documents as soon as you want the.

  • miami kidd
    miami kidd Jun 10, 2022

    im good at editing and graphic design

  • miami kidd
    miami kidd Jun 10, 2022

    im good at editing and graphic design, and also good at video editing.

  • Owera Marren
    Owera Marren Jun 19, 2022

    am good at data entry and typing

  • Philip Muthui
    Philip Muthui Feb 22, 2023


  • Branis Naumi
    Branis Naumi Nov 28, 2023

    An expert in typing 

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