Do you think you can make money from Google only if you are a Google employee? Not necessarily. Google offers a lot of options to earn money for all kinds of users.
Like, you don’t need to own a blog or a YouTube channel to make money. Even if you are not a creative person, still you can get rewards for promoting Google’s products/services.
Earn Money from Google (Anyone)
First, let’s take a look at the money-making ideas for someone who is not creating any content.
1. G-Suite Referral Program ($7.5 to $40)
G-Suite accounts are primarily targeted for businesses/companies to help them manage all kinds of things like emails, documents, spreadsheets, events, etc using a single tool. It is available in three different plans: Basic, Business, Enterprise.
Once you create a G-suite account, you will receive a unique referral link in your Inbox. If someone uses your referral link to sign up with G-suite, then you will get $7.50 to $40 for each user, based on their geographical location. You can check out this G-Suite page to learn about the supported countries and the bonus rates.
As a member of the G-Suite Referral program, you are eligible to get the bonus for 100 users per domain. For example, if a business/company joins G-Suite with your link, then you will get a signup bonus for every email (max. 100 users) added to that domain. You can check out this FAQ page to learn everything about G-Suite Referral program.
2. Google Fi Referral Program ($20)
Google Fi is a telecommunications service (like AT & T, T-mobile) owned by Google. Like you traditional mobile carriers, it also provides calls, SMS and data. However, the unique feature of Google Fi is that automatically switches between networks based on signal strength to provide an uninterrupted signal for users. Plus, it can automatically connect to nearby Wi-Fi hotspots.
At the time of writing, Google Fi was available only in the US and costs $20 per month. For every user who subscribes to Google Fi, a unique invitation code will be provided. Now, if someone subscribes to Google Fi, you both will get a credit of $20.
To learn more information about the Google Fi Referral program, check out the Google Fi page.
3. Google Opinion Rewards
Are you willing to get paid for sharing your opinion? Then, you can try out Google Opinion Rewards that rewards users to take surveys on the go (Android/iOS). Generally, surveys from Google Opinion Rewards are much shorter when compared with the lengthy surveys provided by the traditional paid survey sites. Also, you don’t worry about survey disqualifications in the middle of the survey.
For iOS users, the points can be redeemed via PayPal. However, Andriod users can only earn Google Play Credits which can be used to purchase app, movies, music, book or anything on the Google Play store.
4. Google Search
You will find a lot of tasks on micro job sites like Microworkers, mTurk, Clickworkers, etc which pays to search the given keyword on Google, visit a specific search result or do some other actions.
Qmee is a GPT site that rewards points for searching on Google, Bing, Amazon and more. Of course, you will not get paid for every keyword you search on Google. If your keyword matches one of the sponsored keywords, then you will earn a few cents for that search. Besides searching the web, Qmee also rewards users to answer surveys.
(Also Read: How to Make Money from Searching on Bing)
5. Google Reviews
Well, there is no dedicated website that pays you to write reviews on Google about a product, business or service. Sometimes, businesses/companies pay users to create positive reviews to promote their products/services.
While Google doesn’t pay to write reviews about places on Google Maps, you can earn points and increase your level to get a Local guide badge. According to Google, you will be eligible for perks and early access to new features, if you are an active contributor to Google Maps.
6. Google Ads Rater
Companies like Lionbridge and Appen regularly hire people to work as Google Ad Raters. The pay per hour for this position varies between $6 to $10. Of course, you don’t need to possess any special degree to become an Ad Rater. However, you need to pass the qualification test conducted by the company through which you are applying for the job.Earn Money from Google (Creators)
7. Google Adsense
Even though there are a lot of ways to make money from blogging, still Google Adsense is considered as the best option to monetize your blog/website. If you think your blog/website has good content, then you can apply for Adsense approval right away.
As long as you create good content and don’t violate the Adsense policies, you can make money from Google Adsense until your blog/website is live.
8. YouTube Partner Program (YPP)
Well, not everyone is interested to become a blogger. Right? If you are someone who loves making videos, then you can make money from Google using its YouTube Partner Program.
So? The first step is to create a YouTube channel and upload good quality videos that are centred around a particular topic. Even though there is no restriction on the type of content you can upload, it is always better to concentrate on a specific category or topic that you know very well than just adding a bunch of videos which talks about different things.
Once you reach 1000 subscribers and 4000 public watch hours over the last 12 months, you can apply for the YouTube Partner Program. You can check out the program overview & eligibility here.
9. Google AdMob
Are you someone who has the skill to develop an Android app? Then, you can start making money from Google with AdMob, a monetization program for app developers. By renting space on your mobile app to display ads, you can earn revenue depending on ad impressions/clicks. To learn more information about signing up for AdMob, you can check out the Google AdMob page.
Like Adsense is for websites/blogs, AdMob is for Android apps. If you are interested to learn the tips/tricks to make more money from Google AdMob, you can check out this post from Daniel Peris
Depending on your skills, you can make use of one or more of the above options to make money from Google.
If you are looking for a steady source of income from Google, then creating a blog or a YouTube channel is the best option. You can use referral programs like G-suite or Google Fi to get quick and easy money from Google if you are an influencer, has a good follower base on social networks or got a lot of social contacts.
I hope I have covered everything related to earning money from Google. Did I miss anything? Please share that on comments.