10 Best Paying Freelance Jobs In Kenya For 2020

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Thinking about going freelance in 2020?

There are numerous job opportunities and benefits of choosing this path. We are living in the age of technological advancement. Working on freelance basis has been made possible, wherever you are! The convenience of it all!

I have gathered a list here of some of the best paying freelance jobs for you to try in 2020;


A good number of freelancers write. No special experience is required to start a career in this field. You can choose to become either a copywriter or content writer, a blogger… name it.

As an inexperienced writer you will be paid at least $4 for 500 words for starters.

Marketing On The Internet

Marketing is a necessary tool to maximize a company’s sales. A company with an online presence can benefit greatly from the services a good online marketer provides such as; email marketing, social media and content marketing. Plus they pay well. Sometimes for a lifetime.

Developing Websites

Developing Websites is high in demand as more firms realize the need for one. The best part is, this skill is easy to learn. Anyone can master the basics of installing WordPress and portfolio sites using HTML and CSS.

Video Editing

There is a video editor behind every quality YouTube vlog. Experience in Adobe Premiere Pro is necessary to earn a living doing this professionally. Keep perfecting your video editing skills and aim for bigger jobs like editing whole movies.

Online Consultancy

If you have sufficient knowledge on a particular discipline you can become an online consultant in 2020. You could be a professional accountant, working in the field of medicine or advertising and make extra money offering expert advise on the internet.


Find freelance jobs for large firms looking to improve it’s information management in Kenya and earn decent income as a programmer. The more skilled you are the higher the chances of landing big projects. Programming is relatively on high demand as more firms depend on automation to run tasks.

Social Media Coordinating

Handle and manage social media platforms for businesses to earn extra income. You only need to be an online expert to qualify for this job. Most establishments have a Facebook and Instagram page so apply for this position on their accounts.


If you fluently speak two or more languages get certification and become a translator. This is an opportunity many Kenyans can take advantage of as most are bilingual. You can also take courses to learn international languages like French and Chinese.


If you have an artistic talent for creating graphics, drawings, logos and the like, work as a freelance illustrator. Acquire skills to improve your abilities and get paid to complete projects. Another way to make money from art is by selling it online. Draw portraits, make paintings and market yourself on the internet.

Game Developing

Do you know anyone who is obsessed with video games and has vast gaming experience? Advise them to consider building games for a living.

So, which freelance job would best suit your needs and qualifications? Take it in 2020.

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