To illustrate this Google has now just launched their own direct sales program! Yes, google wants you to be a door-to-door salesman, but they have (so far) not permitted you bring on board other sales people (network marketing). We’ll see, maybe in the future Google will see the benefits of Network marketing. For now, it’s just interesting enough that they want to recruit a grassroots direct sales force.
So, what’s this all about? Basically, Google has launched Google’s new Local Business Referral Service and the company is looking for people to go from business to business to get information for Google Maps and tell them about Google Adwords.
As a Google Business Referral Representative, you’ll 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. After the visit, you submit the business’ info and photo(s) to Google through your Local Business Referrals Center, and we’ll pay you up to $10 for each listing that is approved by Google and verified by the business.
You get $2 when the business you submitted is approved by Google and another $8 when the business itself approves the information you submitted. As long as your earnings total at least $25 a month, you’ll receive a monthly check.
How To Apply
To apply, you’ll be asked to answer some questions about your interest in this position, your experience with Google products, and to tell them in detail about why you want to become a representative.
UPDATE: At the time of this writing, the program is already full. However, Google plans on expanding the program soon, so you can still register here: http://www.google.com/local/referral/signUpRep.
Please note that the program is currently only available in the US.