12 Affiliate Programs in Kenya that can make you money

6 Affiliate Programs in Kenya that can make you money

Affiliate programs and networks are by far the most common ways for many affiliates to make money online. Signing up is as easy as scratching the back of your ear, yet if you’re serious, you might make a lot from these affiliate networks. 

However, most of the world’s most popular affiliate networks are headquartered in western countries, most notably the United States. As a result, many Kenyan affiliates find it difficult to maintain a positive working relationship with some of these affiliate programs, particularly due to their payment terms and methods. Some of these programs are even prohibited in Kenya.

This is why I had to compile a list of affiliate programs based on and operated by Kenyan websites and pay through ways familiar to the Kenyan affiliate community.

However, this does not imply that these sites just function in Kenya; the majority of them have global affiliates. As we will see, the good news is that most of these sites accept M-Pesa, a popular payment method among Kenyans. I did not, however, link these sites to the affiliate sign-up pages, although they will be obvious. Just make sure to take a thorough look around.

Top 6 affiliate programs in Kenya that have the potential to generate income

No.Affiliate ProgramDescriptionBenefits
1Jumia Affiliate Program Jumia is Africa’s largest online retailer. Affiliates can earn money by promoting products from their vast selection.Affiliates can earn up to 11% commission on any sales generated.
2Kilimall Affiliate ProgramKilimall is a popular e-commerce platform in Kenya. You earn money by promoting their products.Offers up to 8% commission and weekly payments.
3Travelstart Affiliate ProgramTravelstart is an online travel agency. Affiliates earn a commission by promoting flight bookings, hotel reservations, and other travel services.It provides high conversion rates and competitive commission structures.
4Betin Affiliate ProgramBetin is a well-known betting site in Kenya. Affiliates make money by promoting Betin’s services.It offers a competitive commission structure and comprehensive support for affiliates.
5Dafabet Affiliate ProgramDafabet is an online gaming platform. Affiliates earn by referring new players.Offers up to 40% revenue share, monthly payouts, and marketing materials.
6HostPinnacle Affiliate ProgramHostPinnacle is a leading web hosting company in Kenya. Affiliates can earn by promoting their hosting services.It offers a flat rate of Ksh. 5,000 for each referral and provides marketing resources.

Please note that while these programs can provide a way to earn income, the actual amount of money you can make will depend on factors like your marketing skills, audience size, and conversion rates. Always do your research and understand the terms and conditions before joining any affiliate program.

Other Affiliate Programs Include

1. JUMIA

You will all agree with me that JUMIA advertisements can be found all over the internet, including social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. But what exactly is JIMIA, and what does it do? You’d probably ask since you enjoy asking questions. But, as I appear to have been born to answer questions, I’ll tell you…

JUMIA is a Nigerian online marketplace launched in 2012 by Jeremy Hodara and Sacha Poignonnec, with warehouses in eight countries as of 2022: Nigeria, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Uganda, and Cameroon.

JUMIA sells a wide range of products, including but not limited to electronics, home appliances, fashion, and children’s items, and no one would hang you for claiming that it is Amazon’s African fashion. JUMIA established its affiliate program in November 2014, allowing anybody with a website, blog, or even simply a social media account to advertise its products and earn income.

Affiliates are paid an 11 percent commission (Amazon pays as little as 4 percent, so it doesn’t appear like they pay a lot). If customers they refer to buy their products within 30 days of going through the affiliate links, and payments are made via local bank transfer.

Their advertising media consists of banners, text links, and product feeds, which provide more specific product information.

2. Travel Start Kenya

Travel Start claims to be Africa’s largest online travel and booking site, having been started in 1999 by a Swedish businessman named Stephen Ekbergh. Isn’t he quite old? Find out now.

Travel Start provides a variety of services such as flight booking, hotel booking, vehicle rental, vacation packages, and much more. It operates in a number of countries, including Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Nigeria, Egypt, and others. They also offer an affiliate program, which helps them obtain more clients to use their services by utilizing affiliates. M-Pesa, electronic fund transfer, and a credit card are among their payment methods.

They also take Visa, Mastercard, and American Express and accept cash deposits at any KCB or Barclays bank in Kenya. Their commission rates, however, are not specified.

APIs, banners, and white labels can be used to promote their products. They are known to have the best customer service and can supply you with affiliate tools to help you promote your business.

3. Tropical Valley Safaris

I have a sense that many travel firms are quite interested in this affiliate stuff. Perhaps they have grasped its significance after all. Tropical Valley is yet another travel firm that operates in Kenya and other eastern African nations such as Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda. They provide trips, safaris, hotel reservations, airline tickets, and car rentals.

They have an affiliate program that assists them in increasing their output. Affiliates are paid a 30 percent fee for each customer they refer who utilizes their services—you could just tell your darling auntie that they give you money if she uses their services, and you’d be in for a nice 30 percent commission. 

They solely use a single-tier Pay Per Sale (PPS) affiliate scheme. Banners and links are examples of promotional tools.

4. Africa Point

Another travel website focused on Africa. They provide their customers with online booking and information and individual safaris, beach vacations, hotels and lodges, rentals, flights, and tours.

Affiliates receive a lifetime commission on consumers they promote. Their commission rates are likewise not specified.

5. Kenya Pesa

Stay away from travel agents. Kenya Pesa is an online platform that, in its own words, “allows you to send money to Kenya quickly and cheaply from your bank accounts.” You can exchange money in various currencies in your international accounts and then pay it to M-Pesa in Kenyan Shillings. The smallest amount you can send is $15.

Once you register to become an affiliate, they will provide you with a referral link that your referrals must use while joining for you to receive commissions. However, their commissions are quite minimal, only $0.05 per reference when the first order is completed. You can only withdraw money after it reaches $5 and only through Cashsender.

6. Smart Kenya Online

I couldn’t find much information about this site because it lacks an ‘About’ option, and there isn’t much information about it on the internet. Their affiliate program, on the other hand, is intriguing. You receive a 20% commission (about $10-$50 every sale). 

The people you suggest are tagged with a lifetime cookie, which means you earn commissions for the rest of their lives as long as they make purchases. You will be able to claim your money once it hits $100.

These are just a few sites that provide affiliate programs in Kenya. I couldn’t possibly cover them all in a single post. However, you do not have to stop here. You can also conduct your own investigation to find additional websites. I will provide you with more in-depth information about the affiliate business in a subsequent piece.