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5 Best Part Time Jobs That Pay Well in Kenya

Posted by | January 19, 2015 | Science Graduates Cover Letter Samples

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By Elizabeth Benu,

With the January heat getting hotter coupled up with economic hardships, a large number of Kenyans are looking for more moneymaking avenues.

Although the thought of earning more money is exciting, not many know where to look for these part-time opportunities.

Here is a list of part time jobs you could take up:

1. Data Entry
Data Entry jobs require you to enter or update data into a computer database, often from written documents. These types of jobs are for those who are computer literate, have excellent fast typing skills and good written communication skills.

Other types of data entry jobs include audio transcription which can even be done within the comfort of your own home.

Audio transcription jobs can earn you between 12-20 bob per minute with a minimum daily expectation of 60 mins.

A data entry clerk on the other hand, can earn Kshs. 600 per day depending on the nature of the project.

2. Online writing
If you have good writing skills this can be the best part time job for you. It is best suited for students, recent graduates or those who are already working.

Although they are a bit demanding in terms of deadlines and quality, online writing jobs can earn you a tidy sum of between Kshs.15, 000 to Kshs. 30, 000 per month.

Depending on the company you are working for some can earn you roughly Kshs. 200 per 300 words.

The only requirement is a computer and internet connection.

3. Jobs with academic institutions
For students who are currently pursuing their degrees or diplomas you can check with your school administration if they have any part time job offers for the semester.

These jobs are usually available at the start of an academic year or semester depending on the institution. They can range from data entry to arranging books in the school library.

Payment can include offsetting some of your tuition fee or cash payment at the end of the month.

4. Offer a service
Such services include babysitting, running errands, tutoring to working in a mjengo. Some can be done during the weekends and depending on which one you settle on it brings in extra cash home.

5. Administration jobs
One of the easiest entry level jobs that sometimes require no experience are administrative jobs. These include messenger and front office jobs. Basic computer skills and good written and oral communication skills are all you need.

An entry level administration job pays between Kshs. 15, 000 to Kshs. 20, 000 a month.