Side Hustle to Make Money from Home Kenya

Last Updated on 12/07/2022 by Steve Wanjie

Side hustle to make money from home is a look at ways you could make some extra income working from home if disasters strike or disrupts your normal lifestyle, e.g., a forced lockdown.

Again you don’t need an excuse to make extra income, it is a necessity to generate income in over one avenue.

Hustling has become a way of life in the 21st century.

Those who don’t hustle get left behind economically by their hard-working peers who are thriving in the new hustler economy.

Side Hustle to Make Money from Home is what many people including you are interested in.

What is a side hustle?

A side hustle is any type of self-employment (or gig) that helps generate income (on the side) to supplement income from your formal employment.

The keyword is self-employment. A part-time job is not a side hustle.

side hustling from home with his girl keeping him company
side hustling from home with his girl keeping him company credit: ruggedbreed.blogspot.com

Why hustle from home?

A side Hustle to Make Money from Home is a guarantee to an income when the world is turned upside down by calamities such as COVID-19 pandemic forced lockdowns.

Hustling from home also helps reduce the stress associated with economic issues such as monthly bill payments.

A side hustle running from home ensures your safety, well-being, and peace of mind for yourself and your family.

You stay at home, but you continue generating some income for the upkeep of your household.

“Good things happen to those who hustle”

Anais Nin

Side Hustle to Make Money from Home-4 ideas

  1. Catering services from home

Are you an excellent cook or a chef?

Food is a necessity, it has always been and it will always be.

The demand for well-cooked and nutritious meals will remain high.

Why would you not start a catering service from home?

A chef preparing food - Side Hustle to Make Money from Home
a chef preparing food

All you need is passion, a little startup capital, and a few customers. start small and scale your side hustle in time as you gain crucial experience along the way.

Make quick food deliveries:

To win with this side hustle you need to deliver hot food to customers the fastest way possible.

Families and singles who desire outside cooked meals prefer quick delivery of hot meals.

You don’t need to own delivery vehicles.

You can use motorcycle riders, taxi services like Uber to make quick deliveries to individuals.

How to start a small catering side hustle from home

Know your competition

The research he marketplace to find out who is your competitor, what they are doing, and how they are doing it.

Discover gaps in the marketplace and work to fill those gaps.

Design ways to beat the competition.

Know your outside catering key markets

Who needs your catering services?

  • singles meals home delivery
  • family meals home delivery
  • private parties
  • corporate parties and events
  • weddings
  • seminars
  • construction sites


What to sell in a catering side hustle

Apart from food and drinks, here are the most important commodities in the catering business;

  • convenience
  • quality
  • affordability
  • the uniqueness of your menus
  • superior customer service

How do you market a catering side hustle?

  • Word of mouth

Talk to people starting with your immediate family.

Then talk to your friends about your side hustle.

The next step is to ask them to spread the word.

  • Make use of social media to market your catering side hustle

You should open a Facebook page for your business to help reach potential customers, engage current, and future clients.

You then could use your Facebook page to place ads.

There are other important social media platforms too, such as Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, that can help grow your client base gradually with time.

  • Take part in trade, sports and community events

You need to create awareness, networks, and business relationships for your side hustle in the marketplace.

The best and cheapest method to accomplish this goal is to become a regular participant in local events.

Having a stand-in for these events is the ideal thing to do because it gives you an opportunity to engage potential customers in person.

2. YouTube – creating useful YouTube videos side hustle

It is free to create a channel on YouTube and to start uploading videos immediately.

This means you could start making money on this social platform in less than a weak if your content, e.g., an entertainment video, goes viral due to its popularity.

You can make a living out of a career based on YouTube video production.

All you need is to create useful content that helps people solve their problems.

Once you have more than 1000 subscribers, YouTube allows you to monetize your videos.

And you could make a lot of money with a side hustle focusing on YouTube relevant content creation.

The two areas that make YouTube important on the global scene are knowledge acquisition and entertainment.

a) Tutor:

YouTube is a classroom for all humanity. You can learn anything you want to learn on YouTube.

If you know how to teach, you can use this platform to share your knowledge with those who need it.

That means you could make money teaching, sharing your skills, and know-how with this gigantic platform’s 1.3 million-plus daily users.

b) Entertain:

In the end, all of us need to be entertained.

Where do you find free entertainment online easily?

It is on YouTube.

If you can entertain, you could produce videos and use YouTube as a channel to reach your current and potential fans.

If you can entertain, you could easily make money on YouTube.

How do you make money with YouTube?

  • You can monetize your content (i.e. videos) with Google AdSense
  • Affiliate marketing-you can use your content to sell affiliate products and services
  • Produce sponsored content (or videos) for brands looking to promote their products or services
  • Sell advertising space within your video content to companies and individuals
  • Offer consultation services to your subscribers
  • Coach (or teach) your subscribers on how to do or accomplish something

“You gotta run more than your mouth to escape the treadmill of mediocrity.

A true hustler jogs during the day, and sleepwalks during the night.”

Jarod Kintz

Who is the richest YouTube videos creator in 2021?

Daniel Middleton - the richest YouTuber in 2021
Daniel Middleton – the richest YouTuber in 2021
  • Name – Daniel Middleton
  • Country – United Kingdom
  • YouTube Channel – DanTDM
  • Video content – gaming
  • brand name – Minecraft videos
  • Income – 16.5 million dollars
  • Number of subscribers on YouTube – 24 million

Who is the richest Kenyan on YouTube

Njugush a succesful Kenyan comedian on YouTube
Njugush a successful Kenyan comedian on YouTube – Credit: standardmedia.co.ke

One of the leading earners on YouTube in Kenya is Timothy Kimani Ndegwa who is a comedian going by his stage name Njugush.

He is well known for his role in Real House helps of Kawangware. Between 2014 and 2020 Njugush made at least 22 million Kenya shillings on YouTube.

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3. Writing side hustle – get paid to write

The fastest and decent way to make money on the planet is a writing side hustle.

Yes, you must love writing though to take up writing as a side hustle.

Writing is the ultimate side hustle because opportunities are countless as long as you are a good writer.

a) Where would you find writing gigs to start making money immediately?

b) Start a blog

You don’t have to write for other people, you could opt to start your own blogging (or writing) business.

I do blogging as a side hustle because I like research, reading, and writing.

A blog that has valuable content (articles, videos, graphics, and other forms of useful content) is a great source of passive income.

Successful blogs dwell and focus on a single niche.

Write and focus on a topic dear to your heart.

If you are a fan of soccer, the best thing is to find a niche in the broad football industry and mater it.

This will allow you to shine in the niche as an authority figure.

Which is the best type of business blog?

A self-hosted S.E.O blog is the best if your desire is to make money blogging.

What would you blog about?

You would blog about a topic that is of interest to you.

If you are passionate about golf, your blog topic should be golf.

Golf is a huge topic though and therefore you need to narrow down your interest to sub-topic within golf.

You need to find a niche within the broader golf topic so you may excel and become an authority as well as an influencer in that sub-section of golfing.

You have to choose a niche and focus on it exclusively.

Examples of niches in golf are:

  • golf tips
  • golf swing tips
  • golf equipment
  • golf tourism
  • golf lessons
  • leading golf locations
  • etc

Domain name – Every business needs an identity

You need to name your blog so that it can have its unique address on the internet.

You can give your blog a unique name or you could your personal name.

The next step is to register your blog (or website) with a domain name registrar.

There are many domain name registrars but I use NameCheap.

Website hosting services providers that I use and recommend

I use all three web hosting services for my hosting needs because I have several websites.

Dreamhost is the cheapest while Siteground is the best but the most expensive.

Bluehost is a world-class service provider too.

Any one of these will work for you.

What is the best must have blogging software?

WordPress.org is a content management platform regarded as the best blogging software for beginners on the planet.

This is the platform I would recommend to you if, you desire to, take up blogging as a side hustle.

4. Farming side hustle

You don’t have to own some land somewhere because the cool thing to do is lease a piece of land to get into farming.

Your farming activity should look to feel a gap in the marketplace.

For example, there is a huge demand for mushrooms in Kenya but the supply is very low such that Kenyans are consuming produce from Rwanda.

This is just one product I am mentioning but there are many others such as oranges, mango, and passion fruit.

There is a demand for avocados worldwide and especially in China.

Land leasing

If you are living and working in Nairobi, Kenya, you could go to Machakos or Kajiando counties and lease one acre of land to start a farming project as a side hustle.

Depending on the location and proximity to Nairobi, the cost of leasing one acre of land could be as low as Kenya’s shillings 10,000 per year.

Mango will take two years to start bearing fruit, but, you will earn from this investment for more than ten plus years.

It is not labor intensive nor do you need much capital to get into mango farming.


Side Hustle to Make Money from Home

There are many reasons why you ought to start a side hustle.

The major reason should be to improve your income capability to attain financial independence.

A side hustle should be started not because you find yourself in an economic crisis but as a second or third income stream.

A side hustle can also help you leave a job and become self-employed in the future.

Thus, side hustles could be the best way to start your own business while you still working for someone.

A side hustle is an investment.

Most people when they hear about side hustles they think it is a small-time thing that should not be taken seriously but they are wrong.

You should take your side hustle seriously because, in the end, it could be your ticket to financial freedom.

Are you thinking about starting your own side hustle?

The side hustle ideas discussed here are not the only ones, there are many others that are even better.

The onus is on you to find that idea that makes you feel good and you are passionate about.

It could be an eCommerce side hustle, creation of online courses, affiliate marketing, online coaching, virtual assistant, etc.

Find out what would work for you and go for it.

Thanks for your visit and reading-Side Hustle to Make Money from Home

Steve Wanjie

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