Teaching in Kenya: How a Teacher can Create a Side Hustle Online

As a trained teacher teaching does come naturally, hehe, to me. Making money as a tutor in Kenya a new ”thing” I have come to love.

Well, most of you know I don’t really care for teaching, I actually never had a passion for it.

Sitting in the University Lecture Hall was an excruciating pain in my back.

I always remembered all the mischief I did to my teachers and would be haunted like crazy,


Well, I am very wrong because, most of my life surrounds teaching and imparting knowledge.

How can I become a teacher when I don’t love the vocation?

I love it when something makes me money… I am not obsessed with money but love my freedom.

Lack of money can make, turn you into a married slave or the clinging girlfriend or boyfriend.

Who wants that? I once lived a life like this and ended up sleeping hungry with my kids.

Money Slavery I tell you. 

Anyway, I know you are wondering why I am bantering a lot.

A teacher has to talk, A LOT.

You can supplement your teacher income by becoming a teacher online.

Yes teacher, where you visibly said to your students, ”All online workers are either money launderers or scams”. Yes, that one.

You can teach anything you like:

But, I have gathered these courses are usually the juice of online tutors:

  • Maths
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics.

High school seniors need, want a lot of help in these major sciences.

The arts are a hot cake too but, stiff competition is there.

Teacher, you can also teach languages!

Good languages to teach include:

  1. Simplified Chinese( Is there anything like this one?)
  2. Mandarin.
  3. Arabic
  4. Swedish
  5. German
  6. French.
  7.  NKT( I am forgetting the basic one here, ENGLISH.
  8. I could use an English teacher to thoroughly walk me through the use of commas, apostrophe, colon and semicolon.

I remember covering my eyes with a note taking book when she asked, Gertrude, please tell the error in the sentence above.

The whole class burst in teary laughter because – I didn’t know when, how and what to use dashes, commas, semicolon and colon despite leading in the subject.

Pure guess work.

See why we always need after-classes?

Anyway, where do you expect me to teach madam?

To the point please!.

You are going to apply for teaching, whenever a job opening is available. On sites like:






You tube

Personal Blog

Offering one-on-one courses.

Skype teacher.


You are becoming what I always call, A TEACHER WITHOUT A CLASSROOM! ( Don’t steal this one, I created it)!

I will update *this* links to be more precise, for now … you can be a pioneer language teacher in any field.

Did you also know you are not limited to a Degree?

You can teach skills too?.

That’s what you must be looking out for as my next blog post.

Want to get more juice on the sites I discovered for those interested in teaching?

And they are worldwide, so you don’t have to search?.

Isn’t that the aim of my blog? To make your work search easier and headache free?

What you are to do.

Do correct me *whether* possible – we will become friends. haha. So, talk to me.

Also, you will get a guide for this, only for subscribers.

So, you are wasting time reading here, you must be signing up, ALREADY.


Let’s run, it’s juicy.



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Making Money in the Doll Industry in Kenya: Plush Toys for Sale.

Plush toys are a necessity for every little girl and boy born on this earth.

 Ever seen how babies love soft and smooth sensations against their skin?.

I love those too.

Though I no longer have teddies, I love me some cushy pillows and blankets.

In this article, you will get:

  1. Where to buy patterns.
  2. Can you design your own patterns for more money?
  3. Selling digital patterns as a side-hustle?
  4. What kind of dolls sell?
  5. Where to source for fabric and sewing notions.
  6. Engaging in Facebook marketing.
  7. Utilising Pinterest and Pinterest boards to get sales leads.
  8. Using instagram as a marketing strategy.
  9. You tube as a visual guide
  10. Blogging as a way to create tutorials.

You can make sales by:

Offering free tutorials on you tube

Showing or telling a story about your pattern construction.

Offering tutorials on how to sew your dolls.

You can either invest in a sewing machine or hand sew. Hand Sewing if you are sewing very small dolls or machine sewing for a professional look, pick your poison.

You can sell at craft stores, supermarkets.

Create a small stand in your locality.

Sew for occasions like Valentines, Mother’s Day, Earth Day, Birthdays, Christmas, Thanksgiving.

Talk to other mamas about what you do.


Can I make a living selling dolls really? 

Oh yes, you can subscribe to find out more or buy an ebook or download for free as an email subscriber.

I always offer, tips, tricks and actions to undertake to become successful.

Don’t miss a post ever, tantalise your bud buddies.


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I Buy and Resell Goods for a Living: A Reselling Business in Kenya?

Walking gives me a time to breathe and importantly a time to think. I feel rejuvenated when, while walking. I rarely do it but when I do it – making money comes to mind.

Ideas for making money in Kenya are endless. I walked in a supermarket wondering how I would make money as a supermarket ”dealer” if that is something that makes sense. But then I thought about quality cheap stuff. Yes.

I allowed myself to believe that that is something you would be interested in doing – some of you, of course.

I set myself on a mission to try how this business would work out and it did.

In this article, you will find:

  1. Things you need to know before becoming a reseller.
  2. Where to buy cheap quality stuff for reselling. 
  3. How to offer good service despite stiff and fierce competition.
  4. What’s popular in the reselling arena?
  5. How to find what’s popular for the reselling arena. 
  6. Start reselling with near nothing start-up costs. 
  7. Building an empire reselling. 
  8. Keeping sane 
  9. Tips and Tricks, as usual Gertie’S’ ideas. 
  10. Marketing. 

This is a guide on re-selling as is all the content on the blog lately.

Make sure to subscribe to my blog for free update or lookout for the ebook at only 1 dollar. 

I am offering an ebook for one dollar for you with all the nitty gritties of my money making ventures from home. 

Watch out for tomorrow’s post and it’s a surprise, too.

Feel free to donate too. I will add my Paypal address soon for your kindness of heart.

Comment and keep asking about new money making ideas.

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Exciting Freelancing Sites You Must Try For Kenyans

The reasons for me to start this blog were myriad: share my knowledge in thousands of subjects ( relationship and dating, women and their health, men and dating, health, recycling, politics, Kenya and sooo much more).

I got sidelined when I couldn’t house all the information in one tiny space.

I had to ”niche out”.

I also wanted to be a voice where you get to know that online works and there are jobs online.

Lately, I don’t write detailed blog posts because all those are coming together in an ebook!

Just like the pdf downloadable I made for those interested in daycare or being in business as a daycare lady, man.

I want you to find jobs as freelancers …if you are tired of Upwork or your Upwork profile has been declined … bring I revamp it for you, for a little sum, of course.

I don’t want you to give up on working and finding work online. I want you to enjoy the freedom this lifestyle brings, the ability to flexibility, travel, see your kids, relax sometimes and save money on commute hours.

I will provide the new sites where you must be looking and it’s exciting and some of these, you can never imagine they are available to Kenyans.

Can’t wait to get the sites?

Subscribe to know when the ebook is done and also my email subscribers already have these information, you have to dive in and subscribe.

Send requests on many more subjects you are interested in, even the seemingly crazy ones like farming.

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Farming as an Online Job? Tips for Making Money as an Online Farmer in Kenya

After scratching my hair for a new idea you have probably never heard of, I concluded farming.

This sounds extremely funny to work online as a farmer – I thought the same too.

Let’s not laugh at me first, let’s reason, okay?

I would love to find out how to grow sweet-tasting strawberries in Kenya but cannot find nothing about it in Kenya. I think of going to the government offices to get advice but… I smile a little.

I think of buying a book – I laugh more, I want practical actions, right now, do now… no theories and confusing jargon.

I come to Google for simplified answers and quick solutions to my problems.

That’s where you the strawberry farmer comes in.

You will explain to me what strawberry is and its categories.

You will go through the pain of telling me how deep I must dig my garden. You will also tell me the tell-tale signs of strawberries dying or healthy juicy ones I want.

Sometimes, you may warn me of brands to avoid.

Another laughable line?…haha.

My online farmer is someone with experience or is an Agricultural or Animal expert, with a few years under his belt for cultivation of strawberries, for example.

He is confident of what he is doing because he has a proven record of dos and don’ts, even for those potting fanatics like me.

Now, you are getting the idea… would you love to make money offering pieces of advice to farmers and willing farmers how to farm? Isn’t this farming in a way? Follow me online as I delve deeper into this exciting topic.

I cannot wait to hear what you have to say about this seemingly strange move today, can I?


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Writing Jobs from Bustle for Kenyans and US Nationals.

I love Realwaystomakemoneyonline Blog, this is where I collect these jobs from. Just tell me if you want these kinds of jobs regularly and I will share them with you, regularly.

You can apply for them by following the links below.

Also she shares courses on Udemy which can help a job seeker revamp their cv.

A willing transcriptionist, the kicker … they are just 10 dollars for a limited time. If you love to learn, I can help you find the 10 dollar courses, share in the comment or reach me in email.

I look forward to hearing from you.





10 dollar Udemy courses all Kenyans willing to work online should take and can afford



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Making Money Selling Craft Supplies in Kenya: Select your Niche to Make a Profit.

Some craft supplies are simply never discoverable in Kenya. It’s because we stopped crafting, assumed it’s too expensive, just left it to the Chinese to craft for us as we sleep. The problem, sometimes, we don’t get what we want or quality we trust.

We must throw away our, ”It’s too expensive talk” because

  1. It’s killing the craft spirit in Kenya
  2.  It’s killed our creativity.
  3. There’s no quality provided for us.

When we craft our own things at home, we are able to:

  1. Save tons of money.
  2. Be happy and satisfied with what we have made
  3. Make money from our crafts.

That’s why we want you to be a niche craftseller. I know, I am a niche craft seller, I sell cloth diaper sewing supplies.

I would want to jog your mind into some lucrative niches to explore:

  1. candle making,
  2. soap making,
  3. sewing,
  4. cake supplies,
  5. carpet making,

among others.

How do you make money money selling craft supplies? Can this be turned into a full time income or is it just a side hustle?.

I can’t wait to explore this topic with you. There are as always, tips and tricks, techniques and where to buy the craft for resale and where to find a market. How to market your goods, using language to entice your customers to buy from you and not from another.

I will give a tip that works for this week, can’t wait to introduce it.

Keep talking here please… provide more insight into this topic.

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10 Plus E Commerce Marketplaces for Kenyans to Sell their Handmades

The internet has taken everything by storm: even the way we parent.

The Facebook boom and ”social media” six figure and seven figure earners are increasing by the day.

You are being left out because you think you need a fancy store to begin.

Kenyans can exploit the following ecommerce stores to sell their wares.

  1. Etsy
  2. Amazon
  3. Ebay
  4. Jumia
  5. Kilimall
  6. Artfire
  7. Spoonflower
  8. Hyena Cart
  9. Craftsy
  10. Bonanza

Some of these marketplaces will require you to pay initially for listing and others. You cannot be afraid of listing fees because you are exposing yourself to millions of buyers.

In this list, I will offer the tips and tricks, the do’s and don’ts – just like we always do for all our latest writings, right?

Below, I will also offer some tips for being successful some are very basic like:

Comment below with ideas you believe I must feature.

Did you love this listing and want more? Please ensure to reach out with any questions you may be having about online work.





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Making a Living Online in Kenya: Tips, Pros and Cons.

Many of you have been questioning how I manage to make a living online.

I also started like you.

Always an optimist until I slept hungry and lost all hope.

I earned no shilling and had to rely on others, who, either ran away or simply vanished. Including family.

I thank them for vanishing because, they made me learn and grow up as fast.

I learnt, NOTHING EVER COMES EASY. NO MONEY WITHOUT WORKING FOR IT, even a thief works for his sweat.

I cannot say I am there yet, but, I am happy where I am. . . not very though.

Because, I want you to join me in this money making victories and histories.


Grow thick sheep’s or crocodile’s skin. Which one do you prefer?

Be consistent.



Never Give Up.



You get to make money while sleeping – passive income.

You work from any location in the world, even in your kitchen.

You get to fly at all times.

You can work while watching the sea waves or while the sand is melting under your feet.

Yes, you can smartphone your employees.



You have to put in initial work to gain traction and or even a single recognition.

It’s a painful learning curve which can be extremely annoying and excruciating.

You have to accept failure as part of the process.

You got to pat yourself on the back when you have messed up. haha, as if it happens that way.

You simply cannot afford to give up after all this while.


Want to hear more? Of course, I hear you. I am writing an in depth blog on this. Point to me anything you would want to see featured.

Any problems you are facing, get back to me and I ensure to help you resolve them asap.

Don’t be stuck all alone.

Get a pen and paper and write: gertrude at akinyi at gmail dot com


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20 Ideas on How to Keep Busy when Kenya Power is out of Business.

Living in Kenya poses its challenges. We are poor, struggling, dependent citizens of our republic. Yet, we wake up every morning rushing to work to provide for our families. Only a select few get to have what we are supposed to have, aren’t we hardworking?

I am recently a ”victim” of power outages in my beloved Motherland, so I thought how can I make money or keep busy during these horrendous times?

Some ideas are just ideas, but then some can make money, you get to choose which ones you soundly want to make money with. And it’s always from home, incredible, isn’t it?

1.Sell Solar panels

2. Craft shaggy mats

3 Crochet a sweater or cardigan

4. Design (crochet, knit, shaggy mats, clothes)

5. Do gardening.

6. Teach kids

7. Baby sit

8.Keep fit ( walking, running, aerobics)

9. Sleep

10. Find out about your locality ( local eateries, pubs, lounges, languages, taste food you have never tasted)

11. Meditate

12. Teach or do Yoga

13. Write actionable goals and how you plan to achieve them.

14. Find a hobby.

15. Who are you?

16. Write a journal turn it into a personal blog or vlog assuming you charged your phone or camera’s batteries.

17. Spt clean.

18. Try a recipe

19. Yard work

20.Mix chilly spices, eat them to hotten your body. Jogs mind

As usual, wait for some details, I hate to leave. Also a WARNING: BUY BACK-UP.

Please let’s add to this list and can bring in some civil politics about KPLC Kenya and how they ruin businesses.

Be civil, can’t wait for an in-depth discussion.


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