Google, the company with the most widely used search engine, is familiar to all of us. Whether you like it or not, Google is likely a part of your life.
You might have even gotten to this article through a Google search, which just proves how prevalent Google is in our world.
Table of Contents
- Best Ways to Earn Money with Google
- Last Bit of Advice
Best Ways to Earn Money with Google
With their large set of tools and assets, Google has created a multi-billion dollar company. You can use some of the tools they have created to make money yourself. Although you will not be making billions of dollars, you can make enough money to make Google side hustles worth the effort.
It will take hard work, but you should be able to make a nice chunk of change if you put in some time.
If you have ever spent time thinking about how to monetize a webpage, then Google’s Adsense likely came up at some point.
Basically, Adsense is Google’s cost-per-click (CPC) advertising source. As an owner of a blog or other website, you can place Google Adsense codes into your page. As visitors click on the ads, you will receive a varying amount of cash per each click.
Want to start a blog? Check out our guide here.
One thing to note, you cannot use Google Adsense if you use WordPress.com as your blogging platform. (WordPress.com is different from WordPress.org).
The best part about Google Adsense is that it is free for anyone with a webpage to use. You can sign up easily and start monetizing your webpage quickly.
You can even monetize YouTube videos with Google Adsense, but you will need at least 10,000 views before you are approved for this part of the program.
Google Adwords is very similar to Google Adsense, but it is made for advertisers to use. You will not earn money directly through using Google Adwords, but effectively using Adwords can help you to drastically increase your page views.
More visitors means more income, so this is definitely a good strategy to use.
The key feature of Adwords is that it presents your ads to internet users that are already searching for your product, service or website but just don’t know it yet.
By using Google Adwords, you will be better able to attract your target audience for your website.
3. Google Opinion Rewards
Do you enjoy giving your opinion freely to others? You might as well get paid for sharing your opinion and Google would like to pay you for just that. Through Google Opinion Rewards, you can earn free Google Play credits for just giving your opinion to Google.
You can download the app at the Google Play Store and answer surveys in your free time. You will be sent a notification when a survey is available for you to take. Most surveys will pay you up to 1 dollar for your opinion.
The survey topics vary, so you will never get bored of the topics you answer questions about.
The amount of money you make might be small, but it always nice to have some extra money in your spare time to use for fun things like movies and games.
4. Create and Sell Apps on Google Play
Do you have a great idea for an app? Then you should get it up on the Google Play Store and make some money off of your great idea. There is more than one way to make money with an app in the Google Play Store.
First, you can obviously make money by selling the app you have created for money. Simply set up a Merchant account with Google Wallet.
Then publish the app as a paid app and watch the money roll in from each download.
Second, you can include Google Ads in your app without too many extra steps. As your number of users increases, so will your income!
5. Search Engine Evaluation
Did you know that you can get paid to evaluate search engine results?
It can be frustrating to stumble onto a web-page that has absolutely nothing to do with what you searched for. Search engine evaluation services help to optimize search engines in order to save search engine users wasted time.
As a search engine evaluator, you will be asked to evaluate web pages, websites, ads and more. All of your notes will have an effect on future searches. Basically, you are doing some legwork to ensure that the search engine is actually finding things that are relevant.
You will need to be comfortable working in the realm of the internet in order for this to be a good option for you.
The typical rate for a search engine evaluator is about $12 an hour. Not too bad for a nice side hustle. Depending on the company you work for, your hourly rate could be more or less.
Leapforce and Lionbridge are Google’s favorite two companies, so if you are looking to eventually work for Google then I would start with one of these options.
If you found your way to this article by doing a Google search, then you should realize just why search engine evaluator jobs are a legitimate way to earn money. An algorithm can only take search results so far, the last step has to be taken by a human. That human could be you!
6. Write and Sell Books on Google Play
Are you good with words? Or always dreamed of writing your very own novel? Then get writing! You can make a nice profit on the Google Play Store without having to go through a difficult publishing process.
First, you will have to write the book, that is the hard part. After that, you can simply sign up as a publisher or author on the Google Books Partner Program. Just upload a book file and that’s it! Yes, it really is as simple as that.
If you really enjoy writing and already want to write a book, then this could be a great option to make money with Google. I would like to warn you that writing a book is hard work, so don’t attempt to write a book unless you really feel up to the challenge.
Publishing a book through this option is really a great way to test the waters of the writing world. If you aren’t sure about writing a whole novel, you can always write a series of short stories or a connected string of poetry and publish that instead! You just have to make sure you enjoy what you are writing or it may be hard to finish what you started.
7. SEO Consulting
An SEO (Search Engine Optimization) strategy is a very important part of any successful website. Although everyone would like to implement an SEO strategy, very few people have the skills necessary to create and execute an effective plan.
If you have those skills, then you should offer your services to other businesses and websites. SEO consulting can be a very lucrative business, but make sure that you know what you are doing. It would not be fair to simply “wing it” on other people’s websites.
You might not know anything about SEO, but you could learn it fairly easily. There are plenty of resources available, but like most things, you just need to put in the time.
8. Google Remote Careers
Google does hire remote workers for many different capacities. There are many developer and engineering remote jobs available at Google. It is not unlikely that you will find other job remote job openings available for positions in operations or administration.
Google does not limit itself to just remote employees though, the company policy also seems very open to freelancers of all kinds. If you already have a freelancing career, then this may be something to look into.
The best place to look for a Google job is on their job board. It is always a good idea to reach out. Never be afraid of what could happen, the absolute worst thing that could happen is that they say no. Is that really so bad?
9. Google Checkout
Although Google Checkout will not directly make you any money, it might help potential customers to feel comfortable purchasing an item from you. People trust Google, they might not trust your website.
Google Checkout is a payment handling service that will help make transactions between you and your customers easier.
Needless to say, Google Checkout will only be helpful if you have a business. Unless you are selling something already, this tactic will not help you make any money with Google.
Do you want to try your hand at selling something? Then give it a try. If you are looking for some ideas on what to sell, then check out this article on 23 things to sell from home online.
10. Google Keyword Planner
Google Keyword Planner is a tool that helps businesses and websites figure out what people are searching for in their queries. If you own a website, then this could be a huge key to your long-term success.
If you know what people are searching for, then you can easily craft or adjust your material to suit their needs. Planning out your content with this keywords may sound like a low rewards job. In the short-term, you will likely not see a huge surge in income because this is a long-term strategy. Over time you should see a large increase in your traffic.
As more visitors come to your site, you will have the opportunity to monetize that traffic and generate large profits over time.
Don’t be discouraged if you don’t see results right away, it may take a little while for your hard work to pay off.
If you have a YouTube channel with a large following, then you can easily monetize that traffic with Google. The simplest method would be Google Adsense, but there are multiple ways to make money with YouTube videos and Google. The more viewers you have, the more money you will earn.
If you don’t already have an audience, then start building one now!
Blogger is a free platform that can be used to create and run a blog with. You can use Blogger to build a large following. Once you have a loyal following, you can start to monetize this traffic very easily through Blogger.
As with other blogs, you can monetize your sit in multiple ways. Google Adsense, affiliate marketing, and sponsored posts are just a few things to start out with.
Blogger is owned by Google, so, like most things that Google has created, it very easy to set up and use.
Last Bit of Advice
All of these are amazing ways to makes some extra money with Google. It is more than possible to make some extra money this money (and every month) just by working with a company that is probably on your computer every single day anyway.
As you are looking for opportunities to work with Google (or any online job), please make sure to be safe when it comes to applying for remote jobs. You should never be asked to pay for the opportunity to apply for a job. If you are asked to give someone your credit card information, then it is likely that the opportunity is actually a scam. Don’t fall for it!
There are plenty of legitimate ways to make money with Google online, so there is no need to do anything that makes you uncomfortable online while you are applying for a job.
How will you be using Google to make extra cash in the near future?