Make Money with Google Gadgets

Voor wie kan programmeren en wat bij wil verdienen biedt Google een unieke kans: $5,000 voor de (verdere) ontwikkeling van Gadgets (zie plaatje hierboven) en zelfs $100,000 voor ontwikkelaars die een eigen bedrijf rond het Gadgets platform willen beginnen:

Google Gadget Ventures is a new Google pilot program dedicated to helping developers create richer, more useful Google Gadgets. Inspired by the success of iGoogle, which has been driven by the creation by 3rd-party developers of a broad range of gadgets, Gadget Ventures provides two types of funding:

  1. Grants of $5,000 to those who’ve built gadgets we’d like to see developed further. You’re eligible to apply for a grant if you’ve developed a gadget that’s in our Google gadgets directory and gets at least 250,000 weekly page views. To apply, you must submit a one-page proposal detailing how you’d use the grant to improve your gadget.
  2. Seed investments of $100,000 to developers who’d like to build a business around the Google gadgets platform. Only Google Gadget Venture grant recipients are eligible for this type of funding. Submitting a business plan detailing how you plan to build a viable business around the gadgets platform is a required part of the seed investment application process.
via: TechCrunch - Google Offers Money For Gadgets