How to make money online in Africa?

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If you are looking for the answer to the question “how to make money online in Africa,” well, today is your lucky day! You will learn step by step guide on making money online even if you live in Africa.

Can you really make money online in Africa?

I know this is the first question that pops up to your mind. Well, I am glad to tell you that it is possible to make money online in Africa. I have been doing it for a long time. The three things you need are your skills, your time and your PC (or smartphone).

How much money can you make?

The amount of money you make depends on a lot of factors. Some guys make <100$ a month. While others make 10,000$ a month. (You read that right, it is 10,000 US dollars. That would be a lot if you convert it to your own currency.)

The amount of money you make depends on your commitment, knowledge and hard work. Living in Africa, the extra money you make online can change your life for good.

Beware of the scam sites

On the internet, there are millions of scam websites claiming that they will make you rich in one day. Don’t get fooled. Making money online is hard and needs a lot of commitment and hard work.

You need to treat it seriously just like your day time job. In this post, you will be guided to the legitimate sites that will pay you good money for your hard work.

How will I get paid then?

Living in Africa, the main issue will be how to get paid. But, there is always a solution to a problem. Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to introduce you to your online bank account called “Payoneer.” Payoneer is a payment processor company located in the United States.

You can register for free by clicking this link. After you sign up and they approve your account, they will send you a free MasterCard to your post office. Guess what? They will give you a $25 bonus just for signing up.

Anyone can get a Payoneer prepaid MasterCard if he/she is above 18

Enough with the info, let’s get started!

There are plenty of websites that pay you for the different types of service you offer, for writing articles, for your creativity and so on. Here are some of the categories of ways to make money online.

  • Teespring (Selling T-shirt)
  • Freelancing
  • Blogging

1 – Teespring

Teespring is a platform for anyone to create and sell custom t-shirts. You can join Teespring for free and start designing your t-shirts. Teespring has simple steps

  • Join Teespring by clicking here
  • Start designing your first t-shirt
  • Set a price for your t-shirt
  • After setting up your t-shirt, you will be given a link for your t-shirt
  • Advertise and promote your t-shirt in Social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…
  • Earn when someone buys your t-shirt. (The more you advertise the more sells you will get and the more money you will earn.)

It’s a great and easy way to earn money.

2 – Freelancing

A freelancer is someone who is self-employed who don’t have a boss. You are the boss of your own. You can set your own working hours and days.

Freelancing is a great way to make money online. You get paid for completing different tasks. Think of any talent you have, it could be a translation, photo editing, blog writing, animation, programming, social media advertising and any other talent you could think of, you could offer your talent for clients and get paid accordingly.

Freelancing Platforms

There are various platforms for connecting freelancers and clients. Some of the reputable and well-known platforms are:-


Fiverr is a unique market place. You set up the services you offer with your desired price starting at $5. Using Fiverr sky is your limit. It is easy to set up and get started.

First step will be listing your talent and get paid when someone hires you to complete a certain job. You can create different gigs according to your talent and allow clients to contact you.

You can withdraw your earnings as soon as you accumulate $5 in your account.


In 2014, two of the leading freelance platforms merged into one to form Upwork, which is a different kind of platform that allows you to bid on posted jobs.

Upwork currently has more than 10 Million registered members. Your capacity to earn in this market place is high. Similar to Fiverr, you can withdraw funds to your Payoneer debit card as soon as you complete a task.

Freelancer is the world’s most large freelance marketplace. Bid on posted jobs and get hired by clients. Freelancer lets you bid on jobs and compete with other freelancers in contests and competitions to prove your capacity and skills. You can withdraw your earnings to your Payoneer debit card as soon as you complete a job.

3 – Blogging

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A blog is a regularly updated website. In other words, it’s a website or a place that helps you to share your thoughts and passion. Anyone can start a blog and earn from it. In fact, we (the owners of this website) are two college students from Ethiopia.

Why do we blog?

We (the owners of blog because it is our passion to spread the spirit of Africanism and we love making some extra money.

How do you make money from blogs?

There are a lot of ways to make money from blogs. Here we will discuss some of the ways to make money with blogging.


This method is a newbie-friendly method. Most of the websites and blogs you read have advertisements.

As your brand grows many companies will start to contact you to display their message on your blog. But, as for newbies like us, there are ad networks (like Google Adsense,, Propeller ads, Revcontent and so on) that act as a middleman for advertisers and publishers to connect. Through these networks, bloggers can run banner ads on their blogs and earn when someone clicks the ads.

Affiliate income

Affiliate income can best be described as “commission”. It is when someone ends up buying a product from a link you provided. Here are the main steps to help you understand what affiliate income really is.

  • Joining affiliate programs (like Amazon associates, Share a sale, Peerfly and so on)
  • You can generate a link for each and every product they sell.
  • You then copy that link on your blog and write some reviews of the product
  • When someone clicks on that link and buys the product, you get a commission (ranging from 5% – 70%)

Selling e-books

Nowadays it is easy to write an e-book of your own. Thanks to platforms like Amazon kindle direct publishing, now you can create any type of e-book you want and sell it with a price you want. You can then promote the link of your book from Amazon kindle direct publishing on your blog.


I hope this post leads you to a straight path to making money online living in Africa. We will update this post with new methods of earning platforms, so bookmark this site and keep checking for more info.

If you have any questions regarding this post or you have any doubts, feel free to write in the comment section. We will be glad to guide you.

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Written by Anwar M. Abrar


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