2023 Updated: How To Make Money Online in Ghana [10+ Easy Ways]

How To Make Money Online in Ghana

Do people make money online in Ghana? This is a common question I get all the time. To answer this question, let me tell you something. In 2021 alone, I made more than GH₵35,000.00 doing business online.

I made most of this money by building websites and blogs for companies and individuals. Note also that I did this while working full-time.

Making money online in Ghana is 100% possible. I have friends and clients who make more than $2,000 right from Ghana. The sources include blogging, freelancing on Fiverr and many others.

How To Make Money Online in Ghana

The following are the tried and tested ways to make money online right from Ghana. Note that these are not fancy-like ideas like taking surveys and betting. These are ideas that can make you sustainable income.

Start A Blog

One of the sustainable ways to make some real money online is through blogging. In Ghana, when you talk of blogging, it is entertainment, sports or news blogs. Let me tell you; there are many untapped topics you can blog about and make good money. Building a niche blog is better and easier to manage than a news blog.

The great thing about blogging is that you can write about any topic you are interested in or care about.

So, if there’s a topic or activity you love or care about, you can start making money online blogging about it.

The following are some of the best ways to make money from a blog. The truth is a combination of two or more of the monetization below can make you more than $1000 every month.

  • Google AdSense
  • Sell Advertising Space
  • Sponsored Post
  • Affiliate sales
  • Offer services
  • Consultation

How To Start

  • Decide on a topic to blog about.
  • Decide and buy a domain name and hosting.
  • Decide on the platform to build your blog (I recommend WordPress).
  • Install WordPress and the necessary plugins.
  • Start writing on the topics you chose in step one.
  • Finally, start monetizing your blog.

The above steps are a brief overview of how to start a blog. There is a lot more to know about starting a blog—this step-by-step guide on how to start a blog can help you.

Start A YouTube Channel

Starting a YouTube Channel and publishing content is one of the best ways to make money online in Ghana.

It is an excellent way to make money online if you know your way around it. So if you have exciting things to share with the world, YouTube is for you.

You can make videos on YouTube about anything from cooking to fashion to travel.

Make sure that you create quality content that people will want to watch.

When your channel grows to a specific level, you can monetize it.

For your channel to be eligible for YouTube AdSense, you need to have at least 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours.

The monetization method available include the following;

  • AdSense (Display Advertisement)
  • Selling your products and services.
  • Promoting products and services as an affiliate for commission.
  • Paid promotion etc.

    How to Start

  • Create a Gmail account
  • Decide on a topic.
  • Plan your content.
  • Decide on a channel name.
  • Create your YouTube channel.
  • Start posting your content and grow your channel.
  • Start monetizing your blog.

Freelance Graphic Designer

Platforms like Fiverr and Upwork are an excellent way to start your graphic design freelancing career.
Freelancing is one of the best ways to make money online in Ghana.

If you are a graphic designer and need quick cash, freelancing is the way to go. You start today and make money right away.

Find someone who needs your service, negotiates your cost, offer your service and voila, you made your first buck online.

There is so much online training that can teach you graphic design even if you don’t already have the skills but wants to pursue it.

Services you can offer include but are not limited to the following.

  • Logo Design.
  • Brochure.
  • Photo Editing.
  • Social Media Post Design.
  • Web Graphics and more.

How To Start

  • Decide on the service to offer.
  • Decide on the platform to start (I recommend Fiverr)
  • Create your account.
  • Start Promoting your service.

Web Design Services

Making money online with web design services is my sweet spot. Do you remember the earnings I told you about at the beginning of this article, 90% percent of that came from building websites for businesses.

With the availability of CMS (Content Management Systems) like WordPress, building websites is effortless. Web design is a skill set you can learn in less than 30 days.

You can offer this service as a virtual agency or work as a freelancer. You make use of platforms like Fiverr, Upwork and others.

How To Start

  • Decide on the market you want to serve.
  • Build your agency website or portfolio.
  • Market your service using social media or outreach.

With a virtual agency, you can charge more compared to freelancing on platforms like Fiverr and UpWork.

Content Writing

If you have good writing skills, you can make a decent amount of money working online. Every business need content, from blog post to social media post.
There are magazine and news website that pays you to write for them.

Content writing is in demand, and companies are willing to pay you good money for it. Content writing is a skill you can learn.

The fact is you don’t need a university degree to offer writing services. All you need is to be able to write easy-to-understand content.

The following are some types of content in demand.

  • Blog post.
  • Website Content.
  • Article writing.
  • Copywriting.
  • Email Writing.
  • Sales copy.

How To Start

  • Be clear on the type of content you can write.
  • You can register on Fiverr or Upwork to start.
  • You can also search online for available opportunities.

Writing And Selling eBooks

Writing and selling eBooks is another lucrative way to make money online in Ghana. The common one is publishing with amazon kindle. I know self-publishers who make 6-7 figures with this method.

To make it work for you as a beginner, identify a common problem – write an eBook to solve it.

You can also make money online in Ghana by writing and selling eBooks; these can vary from storybooks, poems and subject-related books.

Writing an eBook is a great way to make extra cash without any huge investment. All you need to do is write on a topic that people care about and are willing to pay money for it.

Once you have written your eBook, you can sell them on Amazon or other online marketplaces.

How To Start

  • Choose Subject to write about.
  • Write and edit your book.
  • Convert it to digital form like PDF.
  • Create accounts on digital platform and submit it.
  • Start promoting it and make some cash.

Top Websites /Platforms To Sell Your eBooks

  • Amazon.com
  • Lulu.com
  • Feiyr.com
  • Selz.com
  • Payhip.com
  • sellfy.com
  • Blurb.com
  • Google Play Books
  • Tradebit.com

Affiliate Marketing

If you are looking for a way to make some extra cash online in Ghana, affiliate marketing will work for you.

Affiliate marketing, in simple terms, is referring or recommending a product to a prospective buyer.

When the person buys the product or the services you recommended, you get paid a commission. Affiliate marketing works well with blogging, YouTube, email marketing and more.

Companies need customers to survive and are willing to pay you to bring customers.

As an affiliate, your job will be driving targeted traffic or prospective buyers to their products and services.

Note that you only make a qualified commission with affiliate marketing when a sale is made.

I make a few bucks through affiliate commissions with web hosting companies. Affiliate marketing can change your life if you do it well. Check the screenshot below.

dream host affiliate commission
DreamHost affiliate commission

How To Start

  • Identify products with affiliates you can promote.
  • Sign Up.
  • Get your affiliate link.
  • Start promoting.

How To Promote Affiliate Links

  • Website Content (Blogs)
  • Email Marketing.
  • Social Media.
  • YouTube Videos.
  • Paid Ads.

Drop Servicing

One of the best ways to make good money online from home in Ghana is through drop servicing. With drop servicing, you don’t need any particular skill.

All you need to do is find a service in demand – find someone who needs the service – find a freelancer or an agency who can do the work.

So what’s drop servicing?

Drop servicing also called service arbitrage, is a business model where you sell services to clients then hire a freelancer or an agency to do the work for less.

In essence, you act as a middle man, the primary point of contact for the clients, whiles the freelancer or an agency does the work behind the scenes.

Say, for example, you own a web design agency. You sell a business website for $1,000. Instead of building the website yourself, you hire a freelancer or an agency that completes the work for $600. This means you make a profit of $400 without building the website yourself.

How To Start

  • Find a service in demand.
  • Plan and design a good pricing point.
  • Find freelancers or White label Agencies to work with.
  • Build an Agency website(Optional).
  • Start Marketing.

Become Digital / Internet Marketer

Internet or digital marketer is someone who helps businesses to sell their products or services online.
Working as an internet marketer is a great way to make extra money online in Ghana.

All you need to do is understand the various digital marketing channels like social media, SEO, Paid Ads, Email marketing, and the rest.

Don’t be an all-around digital marketer if you want this to work for you as a starter. Be the go-to guy for one marketing channel, for example, Facebook Ad expert. Carve a niche for yourself and dominate.

You don’t need any special skills but your willingness to learn the basics keeps up with emerging trends and changes in the digital world.

How To Start

  • Identify a digital marketing service you can provide.
  • Build a good brand.
  • Start marketing and find clients.

Social Media Influencer

Make money online in Ghana by becoming a Social Media Influencer. Social media influencers make good money by working with companies to promote their products or services on social media.

You can do it through simple posts, videos, and photos.

Remember that you don’t need a huge following to become an influencer. All you need is an active and engaging audience. You also need to be consistent and active on the said social media.

For this to work well for you, choose a particular niche to serve, this will attract the right audience and clients to invest in you.

It’s better to invest your time and energy in one social media and master it. Grow your influence on that space, don’t be everywhere, especially when starting.

How To Start

  • Choose a platform and master it.
  • Choose a niche.
  • Grow your account to a certain number (1k plus is okay)
  • Reach out to small businesses for promotions.

Quick Tip:

  • Give a free trial to prospective clients.
  • Do a good job of promoting their product.
  • When the trial period is over, analyze the result and go for a good kill.

Some Advanced Way To Make Money Online.

The following are also ways you can make money online. The list below needs expertise to some level. The ideas we have already discussed are newbie-friendly.

I will advise you to try any of the ones above and then tackle any of the ones below when you gain much knowledge.
Launch Online Courses/Teach Online

  • Consulting/Share knowledge
  • Become a Copywriter.
  • Start A Podcast.
  • Try Drop-shipping.
  • Become a Freelance Proofreader.
  • Become A Coach.
  • Buy/Sell Websites.
  • Buy/Resell Domains.
  • Start An Ecommerce website.

In summary

This article talked about 50 brilliant ways to make money online for beginners. You can earn between $50 – $100 per day if taken seriously, especially when you combine one or two of them.

Know that you don’t have to be an expert to make it work. All you need is a hunger for success and the ability to learn and adjust. You can learn through online courses, training and books.