Google to Pay $15 for Google Apps Referrals to Grow Customer Base
Google is offering $15 per referral, for up to 100 referrals per person, to existing Apps users who bring in new paying users for the service.Google is encouraging its existing Google Apps paying customers to promote the service to friends, and the company is offering a $15 per-referral cash bonus if users help Google sign up new paying customers. The Google Apps Referral Program, which will allow existing users to receive a maximum of $1,500 as a reward for up to 100 such referrals, was announced March 10 by Prajesh Parekh of the Google Apps Marketing team, in a post on the Google Enterprise Blog. "For those of us who use Google Apps, the ability to access all of our documents from anywhere on any device and being able to seamlessly collaborate with colleagues or customers across the world are impressive moments," wrote Parekh. "These are moments we want to share with friends and colleagues because the more the people in our networks use Google Apps, the more seamlessly we can collaborate with them—whether it's video conferencing via Hangouts, working together on Docs or sharing calendars. Best of all, it means we can all begin to experience a new way of working." That kind of enthusiasm among users is what helped inspire the referral program, he wrote. "Many of the millions of Google Apps customers learned about tools like Hangouts, Drive and Gmail for business from their customers, friends and networks. 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 open to Google Apps users in the United States and Canada for now, and could eventually be expanded in the future. Google has some 5 million Google Apps users around the world, according to the company. The cloud-based Google Apps includes Gmail, Calendar, Drive storage, Docs, Sheets and Slides services.