Want more sites that offer freelance jobs in Kenya? These are the websites that keep coming up

I just launched this section of the site on May the 31st 2020 to help connect freelancers and clients in Kenya. So, it is still new on the scene. Not so for remote work / online freelance work.

Which is why I had to go on Google Search, type in freelance jobs in Kenya – on different web browsers – to see the websites that keep coming up on the search results pages.

I have known about online freelancing for years – and enjoyed the benefits of getting hired and getting paid for my article writing service, and I did it all when Entity Marketplace didn’t exist.

So, if you are just curious about the other places Kenyans go to find work online, here is what I found out.

The freelance websites that Kenyans use to find jobs online


Today was my first time hearing about Toogit.

When I searched for freelance jobs in Kenya, there was a jobs near me table right there on Google Search with listings from Toogit.com.

So, I typed the domain on the web address bar to find more about it. It is a marketplace similar to UpWork, Freelancer, Guru and PeoplePerHour – with several categories ranging from design, mobile apps, software development, virtually assistance, article writing, sales & marketing among others.

The Star Kenya Classifieds

This is the online classifieds site owned by the The Star Newspaper (Radio Africa Group).

The classifieds is popular with freelancers because it pulls data from different sites and puts all the listings they gather in one place. Think of it as an aggregator of sorts.

In this site you will find listings from websites like BrighterMonday.co.ke, Fidanto.com, Ikigai.co.ke, Kenyans.com, Profdir.com and Findojobs.ke.

I could see listings for freelance article writing, research writing, medical writing, blog post writing, marketing, accounting and team Management.

It also has a nifty feature. If you do / don’t find what you are looking for, you can create an alert just for a specific search term.


This site is really popular amongst online freelancers in Kenya. It morphed from the merger of two sites you might have heard of in the past (Elance and ODesk).

I don’t think there is any freelancer in Kenya who hasn’t heard about UpWork.

You can find work on a variety of categories listed on the site. And they are many because clients from all over the world are known to outsource all manner of tasks on the marketplace.

I am not going to lists some of the categories on the site (I did here), rather I am going to share some of the things freelancers in Kenya list on their UpWork profiles: Technical writing, web programming, technical documentation, API documentation, API, User’s guide writing, information security, forex trading, writing, software documentation, web design, PHP, CSS, JavaScript, WordPress, Adobe Photoshop, PSD to HTML, HTML5, WordPress plugin, WordPress e-commerce, article writing, content writing, blog writing, proofreading, English proofreading, copyediting, editing, book editing, article writing, data entry, Shopify, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, internet research, typing, creative writing, wiki, customer support, product descriptions, virtual assistant, administrative support, customer service, social media marketing, email handling, transcription, Angular JS, Python, Django, Twitter Bootstrap, NoSQL, MySQL, Amazon EC2, Tastypie, Google App Engine, Microsoft PowerPoint, database design, Google Docs, PDF conversion, lead generation, Google Search, ebook writing, press release writing, video editing, audio editing, video production, SEO writing, ghostwriting, translation, forum moderation, email technical support, WooCommerce, social media management, photo editing, bookkeeping, SEO, forum posting, content management, SEO keyword research, Camtasia, Intuit QuickBooks, Xero, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Google Ads, Google Analytics, Facebook marketing, pay per click advertising, conversion rate optimization, website Analytics, content marketing strategy, Wave accounting, affiliate marketing, chat support, invoicing, data mining, graphic design, print design, Magento, React.js, Node.js, frontend development and bill.com accounts payable / receivable.

May be you found some inspiration going through that list? If you like UpWork, you can create a profile in any areas mentioned and start bidding for jobs.


This is another site that came at the top of the results pages when I typed the freelance jobs in Kenya keyword in Google.

Which means it is getting more and more attention from freelancers in the country.

It has a layout similar to Upwork, Freelancer and PeoplePerHour.

You can find work as a writer, sales person, designer, illustrator, translator, transcriber, virtual assistant, ad manager, SEO expert, researcher, bookkeeper, tester or developer.


Hubstaff is another site that came up when I typed in freelance jobs in Kenya.

Kenyans who use it, list their services in the following areas: academic writing, articles, blog posts, business writing, communications, content marketing, content writing, copy editing, copywriting, creative writing, customer service, digital marketing, editing & proofreading, email handling and management, email marketing, essay writing, Excel, Facebook Advertising, ghostwriting, market research, marketing, Microsoft Office, product descriptions, report writing, research, research Writing, resumes & cover letters, reviews, rewriting, sales, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), social media marketing, technical writing, transcription, translation, virtual assistant, web content, web development, WordPress content, and writing.


Is another popular freelance marketplace that I found when searching on Google for freelance jobs in Kenya.

It is similar to Upwork – and is popular all around the world.

They also have categories that cover almost everything one may want to outsource.

You can find clients / work in categories such as design, writing, marketing, development, accounting, transcription, customer support, virtual assistance, video production, transaction, editing and so much more.


Another popular freelance marketplace that came up during my search was PeoplePerHour. It is a marketplace that is also popular with clients and freelancers from various countries.

You can find work in the following categories: IT and networking, web development, app development, software development, digital marketing, customer support, content writing, bookkeeping among other things.


The popular site where freelancers can list five dollar gigs also came up.

Fiverr is popular in Kenya and many other countries because clients can outsource work / tasks across a variety of categories from as low as just 5 dollars.

Some of the popular categories on the site fall under design, voice over, writing, sales, animation, logos, videos production.


This is another site I found in the search results.

Freelance writers can find jobs on the site in the following areas: Finance, Law, English 101, Business Studies, History, Statistics, Medicine, Engineering, Philosophy, IT / Web, Physics and Architecture.

So, if you are interested in freelance academic writing, you might want to check the site.


This is another site that came up during my search. If you are a web developer, you might want to check it out.

Toptal clients usually go to the site to find developers. However, there are other categories on the site as well. So, if you are a finance expert, project manager or designer, you might want to take a look at Toptal.

Most of these websites pay freelancers via wire transfer, Skrill, PayPal and M-PESA.

So, if you are looking for genuine freelancing sites:

  • Check marketplaces
  • Check classifieds sites

And don’t forget about Entity.co.ke. If you are a freelancer, place an ad on the site. Let potential clients that will come to the site find your listing already posted to the site.

To create your ad listing for free, just come up with a good title for the freelance service you offer. Accompany it with a detailed description. And then just post it to Entity Marketplace.

Once it is approved, you will get an email notification.

Share your ad listing on social platforms like Facebook and Twitter using the sharing buttons just below the description section of your listing.

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