Google is one of the biggest tech companies in the world with a variety of products and services that are available to users with a Google account. With your Google account, you can control a lot of your online profile and also access money making Apps. In this post, we will share the top 7 Hidden facts you didn’t know about your Google account.
Many people use Google primarily to access the free email account provided by Google and nothing else. But it goes beyond just checking your mail and sending emails to your contacts.
The free Gmail account given by Google is used for sending emails and also for registering on most websites online such as Facebook, Nairaland, etc. Below are the 7 Hidden facts you didn’t know didn’t your Google account.
7 Hidden Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Google Account
- Free blog
- Free YouTube Channel
- Free Cloud storage (Google Drive)
- AdWords Account
- Google Earth
- Free Portfolio
1. Free Blog
By virtue of having a Google account, you qualify for a free blog, to share your thoughts online. The blog can be accessed on blogger.com, simply visit the blogger website and sign in using your Google account. The benefits of a blog cannot be overemphasized. Popular bloggers in Nigeria such as Lindaikeji, BellaNaija, OgbongeBlog, Naijaloaded, all started out on the blogger platform. Today they’ve built an empire from having a simple Google account, using Google AdSense. A platform for publishers to make money through their website traffic.
2. Free YouTube Channel
YouTube is the largest video sharing platform and video search engine in the world. People visit for a lot of purposes such as entertainment, tutorials, motivational among other categories. Creators on YouTube are making a lot of money from their YouTube channel, which the created for free and with no monthly subscriptions of any sort. Mark Angel Comedy is one of the biggest YouTubers in Nigeria, making over $5000 (N2,000,000) weekly from YouTube. To access your YouTube channel, simply visit the YouTube creators’ website and sign in using your Google account.
3. Free Cloud Storage (Google Drive)
Google drive comes pre-installed on most Android devices since Google are the owners of the Android Operating System. The cloud storage allocated to every Google account is About 32GB, which can be used to store files such as music, contacts, videos, pictures, and other important documents. Their benefit of using this storage is that your file will always be available as long as Google’s servers are running. The cloud storage can also be used to host static web pages, which is a good feature for web developers.
4. AdWords Account
AdWords is Google’s advertising platform, for digital marketers, business owners to use as a platform to target their adverts to potential clients. Most digital marketers, either working remotely in an industry, utilize this platform to generate leads for their clients. If you’re a marketer, learning how Google AdWords work will increase your portfolio because digital marketing skills are one of the most sort out skills in 2020 since most businesses are going online.
Google Earth is Google’s API for building location-based software. Google started the project in 2008 and officially launched in 2014. They offered free listing for local business owners in an attempt to capture remote areas into their database. Google Maps is the parent project, which offers location service for travelers. You can use it for navigation when traveling to a new place.
Google Colab is a cloud graphical user interface for wrong and testing machine learning models. The platform is primarily for python language and comes pre-installed with most machine learning models such as Keras, pandas, Ski-kit learn, PyTorch and other models used in Maine learning. Using Google Colab you don’t have to worry about installing heavy libraries in your computer just to test out a model.
7. Free Portfolio
If you’re looking for a simple portfolio for your small business, or to advertise your skills, but you don’t have the budget to hire the services of a web developer, you can utilize Google’s about me page, to add details about yourself, so when someone asks about your portfolio, you have something to share. It is good for beginners, but as you progress in your career, it is advisable to create a professional Portfolio website, if you’re a freelancer.
I bet you didn’t know you had access to a lot of these through your Google account. The fun part about all these is that they are available for free for everyone and you can build a career online at little to no cost. There are other useful apps not covered in this post but are generally very useful.