Google is introducing a new way to push its apps and services to new users and businesses through Google Apps Referral Program, which will fetch some hard cash for the referees.
Google is offering its users a chance to make easy money by helping Google add more customers to its massive network. The new Google Apps Referral Program requires users to refer someone to Google Apps for Business and get a bonus reward of $15 for every successful sign-up. Google's main idea behind the new program is to connect friends and colleagues in one Google network. More users joining the Web giant makes it easier for connecting with others through video conferencing via Hangouts, working on Google Documents or sharing calendars.
"Many of the millions of Google Apps customers learned about tools like Hangouts, Drive and Gmail for business from their customers, friends and networks," Prajesh Parekh with the Google Apps marketing team, wrote in a blog post, Monday. "To help continue the momentum, we're launching the Google Apps Referral Program. The referral program makes it easy to share Google Apps with your network and show them how they too can use these tools at work. To show our appreciation, we're offering a $15 referral bonus for each new Google Apps user you refer."
The program is currently available in the United States and Canada. There is no mention of the program becoming available in other markets. To sign up for the referral program, users will need to update their name and email address on the registration page. Google also asks for a valid taxpayer ID number and a bank account number so the reward bonus is received through direct deposits.
On completing the registration process, Google will send a unique referral link to the registered email address so users can share it with friends, family and businesses. To make the process even simpler, Google has templates that can be added in an email.
Under the Google Apps Referral Program, the web giant allows users to refer unlimited number of people but the reward is limited to the first 100 users per business.