Monday, August 6, 2007

Google Business Referral Representative

Google Maps allows business owners to add and edit their businesses helping them to connect with potential customers in their communities. However, Google thinks that relying merely on business owners is not efficient enough to 'organize the worlds information and make it universally accessible'. Therefore, they would like to pay US residents to help them add in more listings by being a Google Business Referral Representative. The details of the program is listed in form of a FAQ below.

What do you have to do?
You would have to visit local businesses to collect information (such as hours of operation, types of payment accepted, etc.) for Google Maps, and tell them about Google Maps and Google AdWords. You'll also take a few digital photos of the business that will appear on the Google Maps listing along with the business information.

How much will I be paid?
You can earn up to $10 for each approved and verified referral. $2 when a business referral is approved by Google; and $8 when an approved business verifies that the information you submitted is accurate.

Who is eligible to join the program?
You must be authorized to work as a contractor in the U.S., be at least 18 years of age, and be able to complete an IRS Form W-9.

When would you get paid?
If you earn at least $25 a month, you'll receive a monthly check.

Does that mean I'm a Googler?
Sorry, but no. Google Business Referral Representatives are independent contractors to Google, not employees.

Local Business Referrals Program

Get Started | FAQ

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Damn I wish this was available in Oz.

Anonymous said...

$2.00 unless the manager visits google or sends in a postcard. That's a lot to ask for $2.00
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Chaz said...

Yea, you have to go out at your expense, take pics and then PRAY the manager or owner sends in a post card?? Without the pics part this would be a good idea...otherwise its too time intensive!

detoxdiet said...

Has anyone heard back from Google on this? I signed up 2 weeks ago, but haven't been approved. Wondering if the delay is normal, or if it means no!

Steve said...

If you go back and look at the page for the program you'll undoubtedly find out that they say they have all the representatives they need for now, and that you're on a waiting list.

Anonymous said...

anyone heard from them? i signed up as well - but nothing

wbarnes said...

This is very interesting. But there seems to be very limited information available that lets us know if this initiative will be available to contractors outside of the US.

Any news in this regard would be appreciated!

Thanks for the great information btw :-)

wbarnes said...

This is very interesting. But there seems to be very limited information available that lets us know if this initiative will be available to contractors outside of the US.

Any news in this regard would be appreciated!

Thanks for the great information btw :-)

Andrew said...

While people may have different views still good things should always be appreciated. Yours is a nice blog. Liked it!!!

Alok said...

yah,Google is world no.1 largest search engine in across the web.

Joseph Walters said...

how do I get started? I click on the link and it was broken. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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