We have recently been discussing the best business ideas to start in Kenya and some of you have requested us to discuss the Free Online Advertising Sites in Kenya.
Before we start, it’s important to note that the future of business in Kenya is online.
I say so because most of the digital natives – people born in the internet age- trust Google with everything including when searching for a college, bank accounts, loans, and more.
This means that their first destination when shopping is Google, Bing, and social media.
This is awesome news for you, as an entrepreneur since you might not even need expensive business premises to make money.
All you need is an MPESA paybill number and savvy online marketing skills.
Here are some of the Free Online Advertising Sites in Kenya where you can post your goods.
The best Free Online Advertising Sites in Kenya
Our list includes Kenyan-based sites and a couple of international websites.
Very few Kenyans are aware of this but Craigslist is a potential goldmine if you want to sell online fast.
You can advertise everything for free- rentals, services, second-hand goods, gigs, for sales including baby products, jewelry, books, TVs…you name it.
- Craiglist Kenya Website: https://kenya.craigslist.org/
Olx Kenya (Now Jiji Kenya)
Jiji Kenya is another awesome marketplace to sell your merchandise to real people.
According to the Walie, Jiji’s mother company, the website (formerly Olx) now uses advanced security technologies to protect sellers and buyers from scammers.
Of course, Jiji is one of the Free Online Advertising Sites in Kenya – they receive a staggering 1,500,000 visitors (estimated) monthly!
Registration is seamless and you can again sell anything.
Plus, you can download the Jiji app to manage your sales while on the go.
- Jiji Website: https://jiji.co.ke
Owned by the company that owns BrighterMonday, BuyRentKenya, and Cheki.co.ke (more in this later), PigiaMe also allows you to advertise your products (and services) free.
You can simply post your ad or opt to register your business online with them.
PigiaMe has an excellent customer support system for both buyers and sellers and I haven’t heard many complaints against them.
The website currently serves over 323,700 per month and they sometimes run paid promotions for items listed with them.
- PigiaMe website: https://www.pigiame.co.ke
If you want to sell your car, Cheki is your go-to website.
They’re a trusted and safe online marketing website for quality vehicles. You can post nearly any type of car, vans, trucks, buses, and more.
The customer support is top notch and you’ll enjoy selling your car with Cheki.
Just create an account and post high-resolution images of your car and wait for buyers.
- Cheki website: https://www.cheki.co.ke
Star Newspaper Online Classified Ads
Star Newspaper has recently surpassed 4 Million users monthly mark and runs a popular online advertising website for the Kenyan audience.
Shoppers mostly frequent the car for sale, property for sale, property for rent, and the jobs section so it’s best for those marketing vehicles and properties.
Biashara free online advertising site
Biashara plays host to about 140,000 Kenyans monthly and can be another handy option if you want to boost your online reach.
Like the rest, you simply create an account and start posting.
- Biashara.co.ke website: https://biashara.co.ke
Kenya Ads is yet another fast-growing free online advertising website and has plenty of potential.
You can again promote a variety of goods and services including courses, e-books etc.
- Website: http://www.kenyads.com/
Muthurwa Marketplace is Kenya’s largest digital marketplace for digital products and eCommerce services.
Here you will meet thousands of shoppers looking for downloadable products and online services like article writing, programming, and web-design.
I recommend Muthurwa.com if you want to make money selling notes, schemes of work, revision papers, ebooks (all types), and even house plans.
Everything is automated and your customers can pay via mpesa paybill, visa Mastercard, paypal e.t.c.
- Website: https://muthurwa.com/
BuyrentKenya is Kenya’s number 1 online advertising website for homes and commercial properties.
The website connects agents, buyers, and renters online conveniently and you can easily attract buyers for your commercial property here.
Over 180,000 rental and commercial shoppers browse the website each month.
- Website: https://www.buyrentkenya.com
Online stores in Kenya
The debate about free online advertising sites in Kenya cannot be complete without mentioning Kenya’s leading online stores.
Sure, they have more stringent requirements but they have massive reach and are worth a try.
Indeed, some sellers on sites like Jumia generate a net of over shs.50000 per month without fail!
And so whether you’re selling clothes online in Kenya, wines, crockery, beauty products, computers, phones, etc., you will want to be on these websites.
Here are the websites we recommend:
- Jumia.co.ke: Jumia has over 7,500,000 loyal shoppers and is always welcoming new vendors.
- Kilimall.co.ke: Kilimall isn’t far behind and has about 1,500,000 loaded shoppers waiting for you.
While posting is free, the websites will deduct a small commission for sales you make through them.
Well, that’s our review of the top free online advertising sites in Kenya.
Even as you try them, don’t overlook Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram since they have millions of followers.
Now I can answer the big question: Which is the best online platform for Kenyan sellers?
Well, I propose that you combine various websites and social media if you want amazing results.
For instance, you can sell on Jumia while simultaneously pushing your items on Facebook, Jiji.co.ke, and Twitter.