Marketers Refer Google Apps - Earn up to US$750 per referral- Start referring today

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Mobile apps ecosystem has grown in the past couple of years to become lucrative business for app developers and platform owners. Such has been the craze for applications these days, that you have educational courses based on coding and app development especially for Android. People centered around the business have made a lot of money but now Google is giving consumers the chance to make money which will benefit their business in the end. 

Marketers Refer Google Apps - Earn up to US$750 per referral.

By joining the Google Apps Referral Program, you’ll receive US $7.50 for every user who signs up using your link. Google Apps for Work gives businesses the tools to get more done with professional email, online storage, shared calendars, video meetings and more.

Thank you for joining the Google Apps Referral Programme

You're on your way to helping customers, friends and others experience a better way of working.

To get started, check your email for your unique referral link, coupons to share and more.

Can’t find your welcome email?

First, check your Promotions tab in Gmail or spam folders and if you still can't find the email after 24 hours, email us at

Sign up and start referring today.

Just provide your name and email address 
You’ll receive your unique referral link in your inbox 
What you need to know 
A bank account is required to receive direct deposits 
The programme is available in select countries 

"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. You'll earn $7.50 for each new Google Apps user you refer", as mentioned by Google on the referral page.

Join-Share-Earn is the modus operandi within which the referral program works and here's how you stand a chance to make money by referring apps to one or more users.
- Register with your email ID, add bank a/c details (where money goes directly).
- Once you've registered, Google will send you a referral link to be shared.
- More the people signing up for the app, more money you get to earn.
- The money gets transferred to your bank a/c you shared and there's even coupons too.

Referral program is another interesting initiative from Google and India is one of the 120 countries wherein the service has been made available. Want to make extra buck? Google referral program may be the best (and legitimate) way of earning quick money without putting much effort.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where can I find my referral link?

Your referral link can be found in the welcome email you received after registering for the program. The email was sent from the Google Apps Referral Program and you should receive it within 24 hours.

If you can’t find your welcome email, please check your "Promotions” tab in Gmail. You can also email with the email address you signed up with if you still can’t find your link.

2. How much can I earn?

As a member of the Google Apps Referral Program, you can earn US $7.50 per user for every new Google Apps for Work customer you refer. You are eligible for payment on your customer’s first 100 users and there is no limit to the number of customers you can refer.

A user is an individual account belonging to the customer domain. Your referral amount will be based on the number of users who have paid for at least 120 days.

3. Who is eligible for referral payment?

Customers are eligible for payment if they are new Google Apps for Work customers and have not previously signed up for a trial.

4. How does the coupon code discount work?

If you provide a coupon code to one of your referrals, he/she is entitled to 20% off per user for the first year as a Google Apps for Work customer. Your referrals can enter their coupon code in the Billing section of their Customer Admin Console when they sign up or throughout their 30-day trial period.

Each coupon code is unique and can only be redeemed by one customer from the country you signed up in.

5. When and how will I get paid?

You will be eligible for payment once your referral has been a paid Google Apps customer for at least 120 days. When you’re eligible for your first payment, we’ll reach out for your banking information through our secure form. You will then receive a direct deposit in your bank account.

6. Why haven’t I received my payment in my bank account?

Payments are processed on a monthly basis. If you did not receive a payment, you will likely receive it during next month’s payment cycle. Please contact with your account details to verify.

7. My referrals forgot to use my referral link. Is there a way to track it back to my account?

We're unable to track referrals back to your account if they did not use your referral link at the time they signed up.

8. Can I get paid for previous customers I referred before the Referral Program launched or before I signed up?

The Referral Program tracks referrals that are new Google Apps for Work customers. We cannot grant referral credits to customers who have signed up or started a trial before the program launched or before you joined.

When will the Referral Program be available in my country?

The Google Apps Referral Program is currently available in the US, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Spain, India, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and the UK. We don’t have exact timing, but hope to expand to your region soon. Let us know where you’re located and how to contact you once we do.

9. Can I refer customers in any country?

You can only refer customers in the country programs you signed up for. Currently, the program is available in the US, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Spain, India, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and the UK. You also need a bank account in each country you register for.

For example, if you live in India and would like to refer customers that work in the US, you must sign up for the US program and have a US bank account that can receive direct deposits.

At this time, credit will not be given for referred customers outside of the countries listed above.
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Top 10 Viral Marketing factors for Bloggers and marketers in Social Media-2015

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One of my friend whom I know very little personally but always respect his knowledge and researching confidence either marketing or planning sector. He is the Prof. Arpan Kar who was one of the renowned a faculty member of the Information Systems & Management area in Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and 34 publication on his name. Today's article directly dedicated to his "10 mantras of marketing success" thesis which was the cause of his Phd from IIM. 

Top 10 Viral Marketing factors for Bloggers and marketers

By definition, social media marketing describes the use of social networks, online communities, blogs, wikis or any other online collaborative media for marketing. In recent times, this has been used extensively to market content (blog) and products, even those with B2B utility. Commonly this had been achieved using social media like Facebook, ,Google+, Stumbleupon, Flicker, Reditt, Twitter, Delicious and lots of other upcoming new sites like Yahoo Buzz, Mixx, Fark, Shoutwire, eBaumsworld and others (e.g SWOM, the latest kid on the block). So how does one use the power of social network to market one’s content or product? Following these few steps may ensure success of your marketing efforts.

1. Don’t launch your product first. Spend time to understand the dynamics of the social network which you want to use before using it. The dynamics of Digg are very different from Stumbleupon. So the same strategy won’t work in all places.

2. Create a network on that media before using the same. Always introduce yourself to your network. This creates a long term benefit. Also collaborators are crucial for your success. Identification of these collaborators are extremely important before you launch your product.

3. Decide your media based on the product which you want to sell. Not all kinds of content/products are suitable for all the social media. Research has indicated that multimedia content is more preferred in sites like Stumbleupon, Facebook and MySpace, while information (textual) is more preferred in sites like Digg and Reditt. Flicker for instance is only suitable for photos.

4. Interact regularly with your customer segments. Degree of personalization will impact the success of your marketing efforts. A humanitarian approach always speaks volumes and increases trust of the consumers. A relationship is beneficial in the long run, as then he will promote your product (promotion without investment and may start a chain of promotion)

5. A unique strategy is always crucial for your success. Remember, everyone is using the same tools which you are using. How can you make a difference when you are doing the same thing which others are doing? Decide on a long term goal before focusing on the short term implementation necessities.

6. Ensure that the fans of your product can promote a message themselves to their social network in multiple online social media venues using WEB 2.0. These buttons must be highly visible to actually prompt them to do it, and the process must be very easy.

7. Never SPAM! Your customers can always see what you are promoting in your group/fan page. A no reaction from them may mean they are not interested in this particular offering. Overdoing may irritate them enough to leave your network altogether.

8. Remember “Viral marketing” based around “online conversations“. Social media marketing cannot be controlled by you. But try to encourage user participation and dialogue so that the chain can start. A badly designed social media marketing campaign can potentially backfire on you.

9. Respect your partners and customers. Always remember they may be seeing through your intentions, even if they may not express that clearly, if you are trying to tweak around. Trust is crucial for your success.

10. You must learn to collaborate with others and be transparent about it with your partners. Always be clear about the benefits the relationship will have on both. Both are here for a professional reason only. Be sure both the collaborators are clear about that, to ensure a long term relationship.

These 10 points of business success were indirectly taken from Prof. Arpan Kar's article. Hence, I hope, by following these simple steps may do wonders for your social media campaign. Let me know how you fare success will come to your end.
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Evergreen open source 10 most used PHP Shopping Carts

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E-commerce has become more popular than any other form of business for small and middle class business industry due to available of World Wide Web default access around the globe. With so many PHP shopping cart products available in open source market as any one one can choosing one that best fits his/her e-commerce project. I have already published a few articles on shopping portal and CMS system of e-commerce websites, eg-  Top 10+ Ready Made platforms before you want to start shopping portal
But reality is differ from talking for choosing a ecommerce shopping cart. So, We have tried our best observation on PHP based shopping carts. It carries the close impressions of the 10 popular free PHP shopping carts to help business owners for deciding the best one for own use. 

One of the most popular free shopping carts available, Virtuemart, is a Joomla component. The community is large and you can find help on many forums. The user's manual is included in the installation package. Many shipping and payment modules are already installed; you just need to enable the ones you need. Tax rates by country, combined with currency and language settings, can help you adapt your store to the local market. This shopping cart also supports reports by date and by individual product, but it doesn't have the option to create low stock reports.

Also, you could make use of third-party Virtuemart modules, as well as Joomla modules. However, this can create problems when bugs and compatibility issues arise.My overall impression is that except minor potential issues, this is a really great cart that can help you run your ecommerce site.

PrestaShop is a great choice for a quick ecommerce set up. Installation takes only two minutes, and after an install you can watch helpful video tutorials or download the free user's guide. The admin layout is good, and the overall look-and-feel, which features a nice sales-of-the-week graph, is even better.

While sometimes buggy, PrestaShop is feature-rich -- until it comes to shipping. Although FedEx and UPS are supported, you don't have the option to calculate standard shipping based on weight. Module cost is another disadvantage of this cart, because a great number of its modules are not free.

The developers of TomatoCart have done a great job making the cart very easy to install and use. The installation takes no more than two minutes, and the admin tool is very easy to use, especially for Windows users as it has the same look and feel. It also offers many useful options such as gift certificate and coupon creation and integrated payment options, such as Paypal, Moneybookers and the gateway.

The default template has a modern design, and the visual user experience features a carousel slideshow for products. There are a few shipping options, but TomatoCart doesn't support automatic UPS or FedEx shipping cost calculation. Furthermore, it doesn't have a system for installing custom modules, which makes the modifications more difficult.

Magento is not easy to install, as it requires a PHP extension that is not installed on all servers by default. But once installed, it becomes obvious why it is so popular.

It supports a "shop by category" option, which is similar to eBay, and offers most shipping and payment options. One of its exceptional features is the ability to run multiple shops from one backend. Magento is highly customizable but not user friendly. Installation requires server knowledge, and the backend can be confusing at times. Also, it occasionally runs very slowly, so buying a powerful server is a must. Overall, I found this shopping cart best suited for people who want to run a serious ecommerce business and can afford the required server and Web development resources.

The osCommerce shopping cart's greatest strength is security. The admin login is blocked after three unsuccessful attempts, and you can also change the path to the admin folder or set the minimum and maximum order field values. The user features are good as well. You can easily offer discounts to your users, and improve their satisfaction by allowing them to write a review. Also, they can share a product on Facebook or Twitter.

OsCommerce also supports different product versions, which is great for selling software or products that are sold in many colors. There are many integrated payment options to choose from (Paypal, Moneybookers,, 2Checkout, etc.). It also enables you to customize your store according to market by adding currencies and languages. Though custom modules can be installed, you need some PHP knowledge to make them work correctly.

Unlike Magento, OpenCart is easy to install and set up. The user experience is great -- customers can shop by brand, read or write product reviews and see related products. Website owners should also be satisfied with this cart -- there are minimal bugs, the product stock status and versions can be set, and much more.

One of the negatives of OpenCart is that its pre-installed options are limited. It relies heavily on third-party modules. For example, FedEx and UPS calculations can be set up only through a custom module. Also, the reporting features are lacking. For example, reports such as the low stock report are not supported.

7: OsCSS

The first thing you will notice about the OsCSS ecommerce software is that French is the only language choice during installation. Although the cart supports multiple languages and they can be installed manually, the developers decided not to pre-install English. Also, some installation options don't work well. For instance, if you decide to disable URL rewriting, your cart won't work at all.

When you log in to the admin interface, the impression of OsCSS is much better. Some of the most notable functions are the ability to upload custom modules, create an XML sitemap and install multiple languages.The biggest disadvantage of this software is the checkout module, which lacks integration for the most popular payment options.

Zen Cart software may be difficult to use for users with no Web development knowledge. It offers many customization options, but they are not organized well and not easy to understand. Furthermore, when the software is installed, it requires that you manually edit files in order to change the location of the admin folder.

On the other hand, the overall user experience is good. Zen Cart supports most of the important options for a shopping cart, but some of them, such as VeriSign or Worldpay payments, must be installed manually. If you need a feature-rich ecommerce solution and you are ready to spend some time learning how to use it, install Zen Cart.

Cube Cart is very user friendly. It is installed quickly, and the admin is easy to use. However, it is not as feature rich as other shopping carts. A Cube Cart shopping cart cannot be fully adapted to local markets as it doesn't support different tax rates for countries. It has multiple shipping options, but FedEx is not supported. Users can pay via Paypal, Moneybooker or the gateway, but there is no integration for VeriSign.

Shopping experience features shopping by category and mailing list modules. Cube Cart is also somewhat buggy, but it can be useful if you need a quick and simple solution.

For those who like to use Drupal, Ubercart can be very useful. This module offers quick installation and setup. Many shipping and payment options are integrated and are available in the core installation.

The problem with this module is that many features require third-party solutions, that is, other Drupal modules. Keeping in mind that it lacks a good user's guide and that most bugs don't get fixed, module incompatibility problems could be very difficult to overcome. Moreover, there are many small bugs, which can also be difficult to fix. However, it works well with the CCK module. If you like Drupal and want to run an ecommerce site, consider this solution.

Editor's Note: This article/review is written on the given data of Voja Janjic who is a well known PHP programmer with more than 8 years' experience as well as my friend and well wisher too.
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