Legitimate Ways To Make Money In Dollar Living In Africa

10 Legitimate Ways To Make Money In Dollar Living In Africa

Due to the continuous devaluation of currencies in Africa like Naira, Rand, Cedi etc, many people living in the continent are always in continuous search for how they can earn dollars in a legitimate way.

One thing with earning in dollars is that even if you earn a small amount, once you convert it to any currency in  Africa the amount will be big hence people want to earn in dollars so that when converted it will go a long way to ease their financial burdens. 

However, the truth of the matter is that there are numerous ways to earn in dollars legitimately while in Africa but the greater percentage of these means are through online businesses. What this means is that before you can start earning in dollars while in Africa, you must have a skill, service or product you offer in exchange for dollars. 

The bottom line is that it is pretty easy to earn in dollars while in Africa once you’ve a skill, service or product to offer. 

Let’s get started..

Legitimate Ways To Make Money In Dollar Living In Africa

Legitimate Ways To Make Money In Dollar Living In Africa

As we noted in the introduction, there are numerous legitimate ways to make money in dollar living in Africa, the ways are outlined below:

1. Video Blogging(Vlogging)

If you are very creative when it comes to talking, Vlogging can earn you thousands of dollars in a matter of months. We know that due to the dwindling economic situation in most African countries, most Africans are used to watching videos to get relief from the challenges hence making video blogging a lucrative venture.

I could remember a friend of mine who started vlogging when we finished high school but in less than a year they guy started cashing out big time in dollars. Currently, he earns at least $10k monthly. The good thing is that you can start from scratch and still make it big in video blogging.

However, all you need to do is to get a smartphone that can video clearly and start creating content. Once you’re done creating the content, you can post it on different platforms like Youtube, Facebook, Tiktok etc. Just ensure that the video is devoid of plagiarism and keep posting video daily or at least three times a week.

After some time, apply for monetization and if your application is accepted, sooner than later you’re going to start making lots of money in dollars while in Africa. You can give it a try.

2. Cryptocurrency Trading

Another legitimate way that you can earn in dollars is by trading crypto. Although crypto trading is volatile which means it comes with lots of risks, you can still make lots of money from it if you know how it works.

If you want to start trading cryptocurrency, you’ll need to get a full tutorial either online or offline to know when the market is in an up trend or down trend, you will also learn the bullish or bearish nature of the market etc. Once you get the knowledge, you can start trading any coin of your choice. The amazing thing is that there are hundreds of coins that you can trade in crypto.

To start trading, you will need to first of all download the Binance app or any related app and verify your ID using your BVN or any other means. After verification, you can go ahead to buy the fiat(USDT, BUSD etc) of the coin you want to trade from the peer-2-peer method. 

Interestingly, you may decide to invest or trade crypto depending on your choice. There are many cryptos you can trade like Bitcoin, Etherum, Solana, Beta etc. But before you start trading, ensure that you understand the modus operandi of the business because it can make you a millionaire overnight and at the same time, you may also lose a huge amount of money. Please be guided!

3. Freelancing Work

In this fast evolving world, if you can write, transcript or you’re multilingual you can really make thousands of dollars while in your comfort zone in the African continent.

People are always searching for freelancers who can help them to write creative contents in different niches of human endeavor, hence if you’re a talented writer you can take advantage of this opportunity and earn money from your writing career.

Apart from writing contents, if you are skilled in script translation you can also make enough dollars from transcription audio to words or words to audio with just an automated device. Transcription is paying handsomely and many people are cashing out from it already, you can join the trend and earn in dollars.

Another freelancing work that you can earn dollars is translation. If you can speak different languages(multilingual), then you can use it to earn thousands of dollars while in Africa. People are in constant search for workers who can translate English or any other  language to Chinese, Spanish, German languages etc on different freelance platforms.

To get started, just create a comprehensive profile of yours on freelance platforms Fiverr, Upwork, TextBroker, iWriter etc. Ensure that you clearly state your services so that people can reach out to you and you’ll start earning in dollars.

4. Data Analyst 

If you can collate, interpret and manipulate all sort of data and in turn use it in decision making, then data analyst work can earn you thousands of dollar in a matter of weeks, it is paying handsomely because it involves getting advanced skills in data analysis which some persons are not really eager to pass through such difficult task, hence if you’ve the skill, you can use it to earn dollar while in Africa.

The interesting thing about this data analyst work is that it is in high demand by different sectors like the public sector, IT centers, banking etc. Many people who are data analysts are cashing out big time in dollars with the skill. 

Fortunately, even if you don’t have the skill, there are different online platforms where you can enroll and learn the skill with ease in a matter of months and start earning in dollars while in Africa.

5. Website Design Work

If you’re skilled in designing websites, you can also earn thousands of dollars with it while working remotely. The good thing about web design work is different companies are built on a daily basis and the companies usually need web designers to design befitting websites for them. 

However, to be able to build an outstanding website, you’ll need to be vast with HTML, Java script and their likes. But if you’re even if you don’t have the knowledge on how to design a website, there are different online platforms where you can learn it and earn dollars while working for foreign companies from Africa. It is highly lucrative.

6. Virtual Assistant

If you’re computer literate and you’ve excellent communication skills, then virtual assistant work can earn you lots of dollars while in Africa.

Public and private establishments are constantly in need of workers who can carry out all encompassing works like proofreading, data entry, transcription,call support management among other works. If you’re fit to carry out these tasks and you reside in Africa, then it is an opportunity to start earning in dollars.

To become a virtual assistant personnel, you’ll need to be fluent in communicating with English language, computer literate, online research etc. Fortunately, these skills can easily be acquired in a matter of months if you don’t have them.

7. Copywriter

If you are good at content creation, then copywriting can help you to earn in dollars.  As a copywriter, your primary work is to create different kinds of content for your employer. The contents could be for newsletters, marketing material, websites, emails etc depending on your job description. As a copywriter, you can also write social media posts for influencers or blog posts for bloggers and still make your money.

However, to become a successful copywriter, you need excellent writing skills and interestingly, you can learn it with ease at no cost.

8. Affiliate Marketing

If you’re the kind of person that loves hassle-free work, then affiliate marketing is a sure bet for you to earn in dollars while in Africa.

Amazingly, affiliate marketing is pretty easy to start, all you need to do is to find a service or product that is highly in demand overseas and convince people into buying the products. Once people buy the product with your recommendation, you will get a commission for that.

The most interesting thing about affiliate marketing is that you may not even need to create a product or service, just liaise with popular companies like Amazon and recommend their products to your audience and once anyone buys the product via your recommendation you’ll get paid.

Affiliate marketing is one of the fastest ways to make dollars remotely but you must have a good audience that is ready to patronize before you can make lots of money from affiliate marketing.

9. Blogging

Another means through which you can earn in dollars while in Africa is via blogging. There are many bloggers in Africa that earn hundreds of dollars on a monthly basis from blogging but it requires time to build.

To start blogging, you’ll need to design a site using WordPress or any other method. After that, you’ll buy a domain and name it according to the niche you want to start blogging on. 

After creating a site and buying a domain, you’ll need to get keywords from your preferred niche and start writing quality contents on it. After writing content for a while, you can apply for monetization through adsense, Ezoic or any other ad network and the good thing is that once it is monetized you’ll start earning in dollars irrespective of your continent.

However, to become a successful blogger, you’ll need to have a mentor who will guide you and be consistent for at least six months or more. Some people even spend years before they can earn from blogging. 

10. Ebook Publishing

With the advancement in technology, you can write a book, publish it and get paid in dollars without the need to go through a long process of book publishing as it was in the recent past.

You can write any book of your choice and use self publishing platforms like Amazon KDP to publish your books. Just ensure that your book is loaded with quality content with enticing captions. Once people read you can earn thousands of dollars if it is properly written.

With self publishing, many Africans have continued to earn thousands of dollars from Amazon KDP which is really amazing. You too can still publish your book and make your money.


Being in Africa cannot stop you from earning in dollars, just ensure that you’ve either a service or skill to offer and you will start cashing out in dollars while in Africa.

From our discussion above, you can see that there are numerous skills or services that you can offer and earn in dollars while working remotely ranging from Vblogging, crypto trading, freelancing, data analyst etc. You can give it a try today and you’ll be happy that you did.

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