Can You Actually Make Money with Affiliate Marketing in Kenya?

With affiliate marketing, you can make a fortune over a long time.

What is Affiliate marketing?

Affiliate marketing is essentially referral marketing with a commission. When you refer a new customer to a business that has an affiliate program, you get paid. For example, if you’re a Jumia affiliate and you recommend a mobile phone, and people buy that phone through your affiliate link, Jumia will pay you a percentage of the sale.

Can you make money with affiliate marketing?

The short answer is yes, affiliate programs can earn extra money and even a full-time income from home. The long answer is a little more complicated. Like any home income venture, success comes not so much from what you choose to do to make money, but whether or not you do what needs to be done correctly and consistently.

Which companies offer Affiliate marketing in Kenya?

E-commerce marketplaces like Jumia and Kilimall

With e-commerce marketplaces, they give you links, banners, and codes which you can place on your blog, website or social media platforms.

Every time someone buys their product, you get a commission.

The commission is not big but if you have many people buy your recommendations, you can earn a fortune over time.

I have personally used but Jumia and Kilimall Affiliate programs and I can recommend them for a starter.

Betting companies

With betting companies like Sportpesa, BetIn, and Betway, you get a commission every time you invite a friend to the platform and they sign up. Most the companies pay you from Kshs 100 for every new user you register.

Usually, if you are a member, they will give you a link to a promotion code.  Send this link to people who you believe will be interested to join. Ask then to input the referral code when they register.

You personally don’t have to bet. You can just be referring people and get the commission.

If you are in 3 such programs you can set a target of introducing 5 people to each company, then ask your referrals to share your link and code with others.

This together with other programs can give you a decent income.

Mobile Loan Companies

Just like betting companies, Mobile loans companies like branch and Tala offers you a commission every time you invite someone new and they sign in to the programs.

Tala gives you Kshs 100 when your referral pays their first loan while Branch gives you Kshs 500

The easiest way I have found to refer people is by sending them your link and referral code through WhatsApp, Text message and Facebook.

How do I get started?

  • Identify which affiliate programs you want to work with
  • Sign up for the program
  • Start advertising the program (Social media, to friends and family and on your website/blog).

How much do I expect to earn?

To earn with Affiliate marketing, you have to be very hard working. You will need to do a lot of marketing and convincing. In the end, you will see results. Start small and grow your network steadily.

You will be able to make between Kshs 8,000 to Kshs 500,000 per month