Would you like a work-at-home job with Google? I’ve got good news; there are lots of remote positions and money-making opportunities that revolve around Google!
In my opinion, there are two companies that are significantly changing the landscape in how we do things, one being Amazon and the other being Google.
Just think back to when you had to purchase a license to download Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to your computer. Nowadays, everyone uses Google Docs for these functions, and it’s completely free! My guess is that you use Google (search, analytics, Chrome, docs, calendar, maps, fiber, and YouTube) in some shape or form every single day.
With Google having their hand in almost every aspect of your digital life, it’s no surprise that they need a massive workforce to continue with their innovations and dominance in the tech sector. If you’d like a work-at-home job with Google, I found nine fun ways to cash in!
1. Ads Quality Rater
Search engines, like Google and Bing, hire individuals to work-from-home reviewing the relevancy of online ads compared to the keywords entered in the search query. While Google has a sophisticated algorithm to properly place ads with the correct keywords, they also employ humans to double-check that these keywords and ads are relevant.
Ad Raters are not hired directly through Google, but instead, through contracted companies like Appen, Telus International, and Team.ai hires for Bing. These positions require a high school diploma or GED, a familiarity with sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Gmail, and a computer, laptop, or smartphone. According to this post on Glassdoor.com, Ad Rates earn anywhere from $10-$19 per hour.
One thing to note about these positions is they are independent contracting roles, which means you’re responsible for paying self-employment taxes, but you’ll have a flexible schedule.
2. Blogger Using Google AdSense
If you haven’t started your blog yet, never fear; I have a simple step-by-step tutorial here to walk you through the process.
Once you have your blog up and running and you’ve written a few blog posts, check out my friend Joseph Hogue’s YouTube video, How to Make $100 a Day with Adsense.
3. Google Certified Publisher – AdThrive
Again, not a job per se, but an excellent opportunity to make money from a Google Certified Publisher, AdThrive. I’ve been working with AdThrive since 2015, and they are amazing! I never really thought I could earn a good amount from an ad network, but was I wrong. Today, my ad revenue makes up about a third of my blogging income.
With AdThrive, you have to apply to the program, and you must meet the following requirements:
- 100,000 Page Views a Month
- Mostly US-Based Traffic
- Original, High-Quality Content
Once approved, AdThrive will develop an ad strategy for your site, and they will place, monitor, and optimize your ads for the highest earnings possible.
Of course, AdThrive isn’t the only Google Certified Publisher; here is a list of other Certified Google Publishing Partners.
4. YouTube Video Creator
In November of 2006, Google acquired the popular video site, YouTube — what a crazy smart move! Today, YouTube is the second most popular website, only second to Google itself. If you’re into video creation, you can make insane amounts of money being a YouTube Video Publisher. Like blogging, you’ll create original video content and upload it to YouTube.
To start earning money from your videos with AdSense, you’ll need to meet the following requirements.
- Have more than 1,000 subscribers
- Over 4,000 watch hours in the last 12 months
- Be compliant with the YouTube Partner Program policies
The neat thing about making money on YouTube is that you don’t have to invest any money upfront. You can begin as long as you have an internet connection and a smartphone with a video camera. Stars like Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen got their start on YouTube!
Another way to work online for Google and make money is by becoming a Search Engine Evaluator. Much like the Ad Rater position, in this role, you’ll evaluate search engine results to ensure that the results are relevant and of high quality. You can find these jobs on Appen, Lionbridge, Telus International, and Team.ai (which works for Bing).
According to this post from FlexJobs, Search Engine Evaluators earn an average of $17 per hour as independent contractors. Much like the Ad Rater positions, you’ll need to be familiar with search engine results, Google products and be able to navigate your way around the web.
6. Google User Experience Research
If you love Google products and features, Google User Experience Research can be a fun way to earn small rewards. Just sign up as a participant, and when studies that match your profile come available, you’ll be sent an invitation and what the reward is to participate. Research studies are conducted in different locales, including their traveling van, their home offices, online, or even at your home! If you try this one, I’d love to hear how it goes for you!
7. Google Opinion Rewards
Another way to give your thoughts on products and services is by downloading the Google Opinion Rewards App (available for Android and Apple devices). For each survey you take, you earn a small stipend that you can withdrawal for cash via PayPal or Google Play credits.
8. Professional Work-at-Home Jobs with Google
Google hires remote and in-person workers from around the world! When you search for these jobs on their site, add your location, and check the remote-eligible job box.
These jobs generally require prior experience and a bachelor’s degree or higher. With Google owning YouTube, Fitbit, Waymo, and more, there are positions in almost every field and occupation.
The types of jobs are sales, software engineers, compliance, digital marketing, business development, human resources, customer service representatives, and more!
The great thing about these work-from-home opportunities is they come with extensive benefits! Things like health insurance, paid time off, remote and hybrid work models, personal development, and more!
9. Become a Google Certified Consultant
If you’re well versed in Google Analytics, search engine optimization (SEO), or AdWords, you can become Google Certified in one of these areas and provide consulting services from home by starting your own business. If this sounds like a fun route, this post explains how to get certified.
Related content: How to Become an SEO Specialist and Work From Home
Watch Out For Work at Home Scams
While there are many legitimate Google careers, you need to be aware of scammers promoting fake opportunities using Google’s name.
Not too long ago, one company was promoting a deceptive opportunity called Easy Google Profit, which had nothing to do with Google. It was some scheme where you had to pay money upfront for some vague information.
Ensure that you’re always doing your due diligence when researching work-from-home jobs. My Work-From-Home Career Planner can help you avoid scams and find legitimate work-from-home opportunities quicker.
If you want to be involved with a company that is changing the tech landscape, there are many different ways to get involved with Google. Whether you’d like to work full-time, part-time, start a business, or just make a little extra cash, there’s something for everyone!
Originally published June 24, 2019. Content updated January 2022.