Thank you for your interest in the G Suite Referral Program or rather, Google Workspace Affiliate Program — we’ll take you through all the baby steps that you’ll need to follow in order to get started. And even though at this time, its referral program is only available in select countries, there are still a few hacks that you can still follow to join and earn free cash.
According to the team behind Google Workspace, especially, its referral website marketing program, they hope to expand to your region soon. So, in the meantime, if you’ll miss your country from the list of select countries, you can just let Google Workspace creatives know where you are and where the G Suite support team can contact you.
For those missing from the list, as soon as you Get In Touch with them — the Google team — they’ll first thank you for your interest in their Google Workspace Referral Program — just to be specific. And as they’ll promise you, they’ll contact you back as soon as they expand to your region. Besides, you can also choose to Become A Google Workspace Affiliate as well.
And, as for this one, it has no marginal locations — you’ve got more and higher chances to get started right away. Whereby, you’ll start to earn by promoting Gmail, Google Meet, Drive, and more. That said, let’s get down to business.
How Google Workspace Affiliate Program Works
To apply to the Google Workspace Affiliate Program you’ll need to sign up as a CJ Publisher first. Not forgetting, as a micro-entrepreneurial business, you can earn extra revenue through affiliate marketing. Commission Junction is a major affiliate program for advertisers and publishers of websites and blogs. It’s a trusted third-party affiliate network.
Ultimately, it provides resources, support, and payments to Google affiliates. On that note, to get started, all you’ll need is to sign up for the Affiliate Program on the CJ Affiliate Website and be in touch with their dedicated Google Workspace team at CJ — that’s if you’ll have any specific questions about the program.
If you (the micro-entrepreneur and publisher) participate, then you can put links to participating merchants on your website and blog. You’ll receive a cash payout for every new eligible user that you refer to Google Workspace. Google Workspace has three editions that are available for customers to sign-up online: Starter, Standard, and Plus.
You will be rewarded based on the editions that you’ll refer your affiliates to Google Workspace. For example, if you refer to one account that signs up for ten Google Workspace Standard users, you are rewarded for all ten users at the commission rate for the Standard edition. Commission rates vary by the referred account’s country and edition.
What You Should Know First Before You Get Started
In order to maintain a high-quality network for both Publishers and Advertisers, CJ Affiliate reminds all applicants that Publishers” website (s) and online activity must comply with CJ Affiliate’s Publisher Service Agreement. By filling out and submitting the form, you agree to all terms of the CJ Affiliate Publisher Service Agreement as indicated in your form.
Publishers must accept:
- Software Policy
- Publisher Service Agreement
Important to realize, that you’ll need to click the, specifically, provided agreement links to read all the terms and conditions — only then will the accept buttons be active for you to click. Then, you can continue to your account. And, in order to proceed, you’ll need to accept all the CJ Affiliate Publisher Agreement Terms as provided in your email first.
Thus, make sure that you read the Publisher Service Agreement carefully. And, by clicking the Accept Agreement button, you’ll confirm that you have read, understand, acknowledge, and accepted that you agree to be bound in. Once you are done, you’ll be redirected to your onboarding checklist dashboard to confirm a few things, so that you can get started.
You’ll receive these messages for G Suite:
1. You are on your way toward joining the CJ Affiliate Network!
To keep the quality of their network high, they’ll ask you to complete all of the steps on their onboarding checklist before you can become active.
2. Your application to the Google Workspace Affiliate Program is in status: PENDING.
3. It’ll be submitted once you complete each of the steps on the following checklist and ACTIVATE your account.
You can learn more about publisher tools and how to get started in the network from start to finish in more detail.
Always remember, that completing the mentioned tasks for your account will ensure that you are ready to start working with advertisers and getting paid for your hard work. Once you complete the tasks on the provided checklist, you will be able to apply to advertiser programs — so you can start promoting their products and making money!
Fill in these next:
- Enter user information
- Complete your Network Profile
To keep the quality of their network high, they’ll ask you to verify your email address, accept legal terms, and provide details such as your tax and banking info, before you can start making money and getting paid. The next thing that you will see is the confirmation message: ”Thank you for your interest in joining the Google Workspace Affiliate Program!”
Follow the below steps:
- Complete the information fields to the left to begin the registration process.
- Please take note of the email address and password you choose as this will be your CJ login.
- Confirm your email address.
- Read and accept CJ Affiliate Publisher Agreements
- Sign in to the account you just created.
- Once signed in, your Google Workspace Affiliate Program application will be set to pending.
- In order for you to activate your account, you must complete CJ’s Onboarding Checklist.
- Please be prepared to provide company details, tax forms, and payment information to complete your application
- Your application will be submitted to our dedicated account teams for official review.
- You will be notified if you are accepted to the program.
Once you apply, you will be notified if you are accepted to the program or if additional information is needed.
Here’s what they look for when evaluating applicants:
For more information, see their terms and conditions which have more elaborate details.
The next steps:
- Promote: Promote your link with the support of exclusive offers and a library of banners and other materials we provide.
- Earn: Earn for new users you refer. Track your success on a live dashboard and optimize your earnings with 1:1 support.
Your referral will use your unique link and add your promotion code during sign-up. Get performance-based payouts beyond the program’s baseline rates – the more you refer, the more you can earn (no annual earnings cap). You’ll earn rewards on referred customers that have paid for a Google Workspace subscription for more than 90 days.
Your referral reward will depend on the amount of paid users, up to 100, that completed the full 90 paid days following the trial period. All sign-ups after the trial period will not count toward your referral bonus. Once your paying referral is a customer for more than 90 days, you’ll receive an automated message asking you to provide your bank info.
Baseline Commission Rates (US):
- Business Starter: USD $9 per user
- Business Standard: USD $18 per user
- Business Plus: USD $27 per user
Payouts are per new user. For example, if you refer 1 new Business Plus account in the United States with 10 users, you get paid for all 10 users: USD $270. Earn for up to 300 users per account you refer. Commissions vary by country and edition. Unlock opportunities to promote a variety of exclusive offers that give referred users savings on their subscriptions.
An example of a successful referral
01: You send a referral email to a client or friend (that is not already using Google Workspace)
02: The company signs up for a Google Workspace trial (signing up through your referral link)
03: After the 14-day trial period, the company starts paying for Google Workspace Business Standard for 10 users
04: The company pays for Google Workspace for over 90 days
05: You’ll receive a direct deposit to your bank account for $150 (USD)*
[= 10 users x $15 per referral] the following month
Depending on your country and bank location, you will need to ensure that your bank allows international wire transfers. If you have any questions about the payment process please reach out to the support team for help. In order to help you fill out your payment profile correctly, find the Payment Information Guide for the country you are located in.
With that in mind, just like the affiliate program, the next item on the list is the Google workspace referral program. Only that in this case you’ll not need a CJ account to get started. Meaning, that everything will be under one unified roof of the Google Workplace, and we’ll have a look at the simple steps that you’ll need so as to join and make money in a short while.
How Google Workspace Referral Program Works
As we aforementioned, the Referral Program is a great way for you to earn rewards by referring to Google Workspace and its complimentary products. Recommend Gmail, Google Meet, and more to your friends, and they’ll reward you for the new users you refer. When you join the program, you will receive an email with your referral link.
- Join: You can sign-up by filling out this form with your name and email address.
- Refer: The next thing is to share your unique referral link and promotion codes with your network.
- Earn: And then, thereafter, you’ll be able to get a cash reward for the eligible users you refer.
When you join the program, you’ll get an email with your referral link and promotion codes so your referrals can save on their first year. Each promotion code can only be used by one referral. You will be eligible to receive up to 100 promotion codes each year. Promotion codes cannot be posted publicly. They must be distributed to each referral individually.
You earn a one-time reward for every new user that you refer, up to 100 users per referred account and up to 200 users per year. The reward amount depends on the edition of Google Workspace that the user selects, as listed in the commission table with much more detail. Earn for up to 200 new Google Workspace users per year.
Standard Commision Rates (US):
- Business Starter: USD $8 per user
- Business Standard: USD $15 per user
- Business Plus: USD $23 per user
Rewards are per new user. Earn for up to 100 users per account you refer. Give your referred users savings in their first year.
In nutshell, the Referral Program is best for those looking to refer up to 99 users per year. While, on the other hand, the Affiliate Program is designed for higher volume referrers (those who refer at least 100 users per year). And, above all, those who fit the qualifications of the Affiliate Program will receive additional perks beyond what the Referral Program offers.
Such as higher commission rates for each new user referred, 1:1 account support, promotional resources, and more. In other words, the Affiliate Program is designed for high-volume referrers (those who refer at least 100 users per year qualify). While the Referral Program is best for lower volume referring, and rewards are capped at 200 users per year.
Not sure which program to join? See this comparison table or fill out the program selector that will be able to help you further. But, if you’ll need more support, you can always Contact Us and let us know how we can support you further.