How To Make Money Online in South Africa, is it Really Possible?


Are you a South African, and finding it tough to make ends meet? Are you looking for a way to supplement your income? Want to know how to make money online in South Africa?

Hi there, today I am going to show YOU a legit way on how to earn money online in South Africa. No, it’s got nothing to do with taking surveys, online trading, MLMs (multi-level marketing), recruiting people or even get rich quick schemes.

This is a way, that is tried and tested by thousands of folks worldwide. Whether you are new to building an internet business or already have some experience, you can start this online business today.

Two things that I want to make clear to you before we move on:

  1. I am personally using this system and it works,
  2. This online business will require some Time and Hard Work from your side. But, if you follow through with the training, you will be building a business that will have a solid foundation and will reward you for years to come.

By the way, in case you were wondering- Yes, I am a South African. Get to know me by visiting my About Me, page

Ready to know More…Great let’s start

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What is this Online Business all about?

This online business is all about Affiliate Marketing.

Let me explain the concept.

This is how affiliate marketing works

The first thing that you will need for affiliate marketing to work, is a website. Trust me, that’s the easy part. I will show you later on, how to get TWO FREE websites.

Affiliate marketing works as follows:

–You earn commissions by selling other people’s products or services on your website.

–First, you build a website around a niche that you are passionate about or have an interest in. It can be based on collectible toys, different types of art, Golf, camping equipment, musical instruments, etc.

–The main thing is that you would want to build a business around something that you enjoy talking about.

In this way, as time goes by, it won’t feel like a ‘lame’ job or something that you have to drag yourself to do. It must be something that you look forward to doing.

For the sake of this article, let’s take a topic such as drones.How to sell Drones Online

The foundation of your website is built by offering engaging and quality content around ‘the drones‘ subject matter.

If people wanted to know things such as:

  • how drones first started off and became popular,
  • which drones are the most suitable for individuals to buy,
  • how to replace drone rotator blades, or
  • what the various features are amongst the different drones,

they would come to your site.


Because you are now an authority on drones.

Establishing your authority in the internet world DOES NOT happen overnight. You would need to add content and build up your site. Treat it like a business. This is NOT an impossible feat as thousands of folks out there are making online affiliate marketing a full-time job.

If they can do it, then I know you can as awell.

Can you imagine, that once you reach that point where your site is the ‘ go-to’ site on Google, how much traffic or customers your website will be getting?

At the end of the day, putting in some hard work will certainly be worth the rewards. As from that point onwards, your site is literally earning a decent enough passive income. Cha-ching!

Exactly how you do you get paid in the first place?

Glad you’ve asked. You simply sign up with an affiliate company- these are ‘the guys’ that will pay you  your commissions. Don’t worry, sign up is FREE!

Let’s take the famous e-commerce giants- Amazon. South Africans are welcomed as affiliate partners with the Amazon marketplace.

 After having signed up with Amazon, there is one more thing left to do…

Your last step is to get your affiliate link from Amazon for the drone/drones that you intend reviewing or promoting within your blogs.

How to put an Amazon link onto your website
This is an example of a link that you can put onto your website.

When people are interested in buying a particular drone, they will click on your affiliate link, and be directed to Amazon to complete the purchase.

You then get paid your well-deserved commissions! How cool is that?

In the next minute, I am going to introduce you to an awesome training platform that teaches you everything there is to know about affiliate marketing, even if you are brand new to the internet world.

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Affiliate Marketing offers you some Awesome benefits

Affiliate marketing makes it very possible to learn how to earn online in South Africa. There are so many benefits to following this business model.

 Here are a 7 of them:

  1. You don’t need to stock any product.
  2. Your business is NOT restricted to ONLY South Africa.
  3. You can operate your online business from anywhere.
  4. You don’t have to join Amazon, there are tons of affiliate merchants out there.
  5. Learning affiliate marketing is not Hard.
  6. You earn in Dollars.
  7. You don’t have to do any recruiting or door to door selling.

Let’s not forget that there are 3 billion people on the internet daily and its growing! You certainly would not be running out of customers anytime soon.

3 Billion Searches a day on the internet

Is Affiliate Marketing a Scam?

When I first started out, I asked myself the same question. Upon signing up to an online company called Wealthy Affiliate any doubts that I had was gone. I was pleasantly surprised.

I found a community of thousands of people all over the world doing affiliate marketing within the Wealthy Affiliate platform. Over time, I have made some really good friends. My eyes opened to a whole new world.

As for the ‘pay in dollars’ part, that is 100% correct!.

At the time of writing this post, the exchange was around 14 Rands to the dollar. So when you earn $10, that’s a cool R140 into your account. That is conservatively speaking!

Remember, your site is live 24hours a day and is open to a worldwide market. Can you see the income potential that this sort of business offers?


Affiliate Marketing May be Easy, but it’s Not a Get Rich Thing

Prior to starting with Wealthy Affiliate, I searched for ways to make some quick bucks.Facts about affiliate marketing

Do you blame me?

With the instability in our economy and the rising cost of living, it makes sense to look for alternate ways to generate an income.

I tried my hand at horse racing for two years, but no joy.

 You can read my full story here,


As for MLM’s, there are legit ones out there, but they did not work out for me.

Some of them that I’ve tried include the likes of Amway and GNLD. I had trouble recruiting people and some of the products were expensive in my opinion, so sales were not very good.

With affiliate marketing everything is online and you can build your business around your hobby or passion.

During my online journey, I come across various online scams that claim to help you make big bucks and afford you the opportunity to quit your day job.

Many of them turned out to be lies. Some of them that I’ve written about on this website include, The Saffa Method, Trianasoft, Make Money Robot, Dubai Lifestyle App Scam and 1K Daily Profit.

 How Can I start My Affiliate Marketing business?

If you are serious about wanting to start your own online enterprise, then check out the Wealthy Affiliate Training Platform.

Here are just a couple of reasons why you should consider joining them:

  • Interactive community of thousands of members to help you
  • Daily backup and 24/7 support of your websites
  • Top notch hosting included
  • Perfect for newbies
  • Direct access to the owners
  • TWO FREE WEBSITES upon sign-up

Yes, when you sign up to the Starter Membership it’s FREE. And with this membership, you get access to the FIRST 10 LESSONS to start your online journey.

Here is a link to their official page,

Or you can learn more about them by reading my detailed review.



There certainly are legit online programs amongst the countless scams out there.

Affiliate Marketing, is one of those legit ways that I have learned about, on how to make money online in South Africa.

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Using the WA training, I was able to build three websites from knowing nothing at all. This site is one of them.

The other one is called

It allowed me to use my knowledge as a pharmacist and my experience with having tinnitus, to help other people around the world who suffer from it as well.

The third site is an e-commerce site, that I am putting the final touches to and will be launching to the domestic and international market in due course.

I would like to leave you with this video that I have made. It shows you the 5 ways that Wealthy Affiliate can help. Enjoy!


I hope that this article has helped you out. If you have any questions or have something on your mind, please do not hesitate to leave your comments below.

Wish you all the best in your online success.

Regards and Take Care

















8 thoughts on “How To Make Money Online in South Africa, is it Really Possible?”

  1. Hi Roopesh.

    Its great to see fellow South Africans going the internet marketing route. I am a Biokineticist so I know all about trading time for money Especially in our political climate. Having the ability to access a global audience allows us to really tap into a wider audience and provide value where it counts. Sometimes too close to home people don’t take you seriously enough.

    • Absolutely, that is one of the great things about online business. The world is your market. Unless you have an e-commerce site open only to the local market then its a different situation. With affiliate marketing, Wealthy Affiliate teaches you essential keywords techniques that can target certain articles to a specific niche.

      This is what I had done with this blog,yet my site is open to everyone else.

      It may take some time, but I think its worth the effort.

      Thanks for stopping by.



  2. Hey Roopesh, I do not stay in South Africa but you know what? I enjoy reading your article here and you are telling the fact. I hope more everyone gets a chance to read it.

    When I was first Started in AM I was like it it works?

    That’s sound too good to be true. But after get involved I really think that the power of the internet and we really should utilize in this era. Like your said: Our business not just for local but around the globe. The is the power of Affiliate Marketing. Our customers are everywhere.

    • Hi Maxx

      It is my hope too that as many folks as possible would get to read this post.

      You spot on, the ‘world is our playground.’

      All the best in your online journey.

      Take Care


  3. Hi, Roopesh!

    Very interesting information, I live in Mexico and I am also part of Wealthy Affiliate and I can tell everybody that it really works!! As you said there are many ways to earn money through the internet but the most important part to do so is a website and that is what Wealthy Affiliate does, they offer very good training and everything you need to start your online business.


    • Their training and tools are top notch and I personally think for the price that they are asking, its really a steal of a deal.

      I have only one regret and that is – ‘I wish that I had knew about it earlier…’

      Guess that there is a time for everything.

      All the best



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