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.
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
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.