10 Easy side hustle ideas in Kenya


The truth is we would all use some extra cash, money is never enough. It’s also true that it doesn’t hurt to have more than one income generating skills. Side hustles will not only make you some extra money but it’s also a great way to learn new money making skills.

Highlighted below are some ideas you can explore, some might be easy while some might require some level of investments and time. Either way select one that fits your set of skills, interest & budget.

1. Content Creation

The best thing about online content creation is the fact that there is less on no capital required. All you need is passion in a certain topic and the ability to write blogs or create videos around it. There are several ways to monetize your blog or videos which you can learn from our recently written blog o

2. Consulting

This can work very well if you are knowledgeable in a certain field. You can present yourself as an expert and offer consultancy services. It’s as simple as knowing what you are good at and gaining trust from potential customers.

The best thing about consultancy is the fact that you can work on flexible time lines all you need to make appointments with your clients. You also don’t necessarily need an office just a favourable meeting environment

3. Taxi Business

Depending on how much free time you have you can always convert your car into a Taxi. You may decide to use the available apps or operate privately but this can help you make some money on the side.

You can work a few hours after leaving work or even wake up earlier depending on how demanding your job is. You can also work on weekends and any other free days you may have.

4. Part time Tutoring

If you are into teaching or that is what you do for a living then offering private tutoring services can be a perfect side hustle. Most private tutors charge per hour and also depending on the level of education.

Tutoring can take place after school or even on weekends depending on your target students.

5. Baking

If you are one of those people with great baking skills then you can always make some extra cash. With the increase in Events such as baby showers, bridal showers and also events like birthdays and graduations you can always offer your baking services.The good thing about baking is the fact at if you are good at it you can always get referrals from your clients. You can also open an online page and market your work to potential customers.

6. Selling clothes and accessories online 

Opening an online boutique or shop is one of those things you can easily do to earn some extra money. All you need is supply and delivery services and great social media presence.

You may start small and then with patience, marketing and consistency your business will grow overtime.

7. Salon/ Barber Shop

One of the services people will never get enough of is anything to do with grooming. As far as you can do a better job then you are assured of clients. You will need to invest on setting up a salon or a barber shop and sourcing the best talent in the market.

The best thing about salon employees is the fact that you can pay them a commission depending on the number of clients they are able to serve.

8. Movie Shop / Play Station

Opening a movie shop or a PlayStation can actually be lucrative. All you need is a few screens, PlayStations and great customer skills. You can also open a barber shop on the side if you have space since you main clients are likely to be men.

If you have a day job you can always employ someone with great customer skills to run your movie shop.

9. Chicken Rearing

Chicken rearing can be a lucrative side hustle depending on the kind of approach you take. Whether you decide to do layers, broilers or even Kienyeji chicken there is always a ready market for your products.

All you need is space and time to feed your poultry and give them therequired care & attention.

10. Delivery services

    In the case where you have a motorbike, car, pickup, lorry or a bicycle you can always offer delivery   services to clients with different delivery needs.

In the case of a bicycle or a motorbike you can deliver light items like cheques and parcels for companies.

The Bottom Line

In most cases Side hustles are very achievable. It all comes down to identifying your strengths, set of skills, talent, expertise and identifying a gap where we can make some extra cash. It’s our hope that you find this article helpful.  


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