The 21st century has seen more and more businesses taking the online scene by storm. I actually read somewhere that if you have a business and it is not on any online platform, you are not doing enough. This is totally true because when you go to any online site, there are millions of people making sales and profits, thanks to online markets. Below are 10 best online business ideas in Kenya:
1. Social media marketer/influencer
If you have a relatively huge following and have an amazing relationship with your followers or fans, you can make a lot of money by recommending other brands. Depending with the agreement you have with the brands, you may end up using and reviewing the products or just by shouting them out. All in all, you get paid for speaking about a company or a product. People like Natalie Tewa, Eric Omondi, Jalang’o and Maureen Waititu are making good money out of this.
2. Baking business
Someone somewhere is having a birthday, a baby shower, a work anniversary event, a thank you party or a wedding. All these event have one thing in common; cake. If you are really talented in pastry-making, then capitalize on your business’ online presence.
3. Selling ebooks
You can make good money online by selling ebooks. All you need to do is to find a source for you to put together the books then market yourself in different social media apps such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter as well as WhatsApp. You can choose to sell them from ksh.100 each.
4. Online writing
This is what has put food on a lot of youth’s plate in this age where unemployment in Kenya is on the rise. All you need is a laptop, a smartphone and internet access. There are many companies and individuals that offer writing jobs every now and then, so be on the look-out for that.
5. Furniture Business
A good number of furniture businesses are making a living out of advertising their work on social media. If you can make really nice furniture pieces such as beds, seats, tables, shelves and even shoe racks, then all you need to do is to advertise your business online. I assure you that you will have returning clients.
6. Selling Fashion pieces
We live in a generation where people want to look good and feel good. With that, they do purchase trendy pieces such as clothes, bags, shoes, earrings, watches or even belts. If you have a good taste in such fashion pieces, find a place you can be sourcing them then sell them online at a profit.
7. Thrift pieces business
If you have an eye for quality, taste, trends and is ready to dig in through second hand pieces to handpick the best, then this business is for you. Find your niche then be selling the thrift pieces at a reasonable price. I know of a friend who sources clothes for like ksh. 100 each and sells them at ksh. 400 each. If you do the math, you realize that they make a lot of money every month.
8. Food preparation and delivery
Most people who work in offices barely have time to move around looking for the best food around at an affordable rate. To narrow the bridge, you can decide to be making tasty food then you sell it to them and supply to them. Just make sure you give them quality and affordability so that they keep the orders coming.
You have no idea how much people are currently obsessing over skincare. You can decide to be a distributor of known skincare brands or start your own line of it.
10. Selling Hair and Beauty products
Ladies can never have enough of hair as well as beauty products. If you sell legit beauty products such as lipstick, foundation, primer, concealer, setting spray, eye shadow, blending brushes, beauty blender, mascara and highlighter at a reasonable price, clients will buy from you. The same applies to hair pieces as well as hair tools.