Where Africa and Technology Collide!

Tools to Help Make Money on the Web (Part 1): E-Junkie

One of the best things about the web is that it doesn’t matter where you are in the world, you can still make money off of it. The only problem is that you need a way to pay for an account with some type of service that can help you collect the money. Most people have access to PayPal, WorldPay or some other service.

In Africa however, we deal with the problem that there is not much access to these types of services (outside of South Africa) – thus my thoughts on an idea like AfriPay being a viable business if someone gets it off the ground.

Let’s say that you do have access to a PayPal account. If so, a great way to make some money is through selling digital content. Examples of digital content include:

  • Downloadable eBooks or MP3’s
  • Icons or fonts
  • Website templates
  • Artwork

e-Junkie LogoE-Junkie is a service that allows you to manage your digital downloads for a flat fee each month. You can sell up to 10 products – and each can sell as many times as possible – for $5/month.

If you create some type of digital content, designers would be a good example of this, then you really need to take a look at e-Junkie. It’s dead simple to setup and makes managing your digital inventory a breeze. It’s still on you to market your goods through your blog, web store, eBay, or other means – but e-Junkie does take care of one of the tedious parts for you.


  1. I think thats an innovative and original idea to enable people to pay for services and goods online. Would like to see a business model that would work lets say:paying via SMS credit like Safaricom (Kenya) does for http://www.jobskenya.com

  2. i want to know your business transaction.

  3. It’s a good idea that most kenyans should be informed so as to break from the circle of poverty. But still i need more infor on it.

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