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Pankajsah Level 7
Level 7

Local Guide benefits

I am enjoying the job as being as Local guide.I actually don't know more.I open this site always and study.What are the benefits of working here.Nowadays I am a student I visit some places and post photos but when I will have a job I won't be free to explore more.Is there any salary, gifts or free offers.I an from remote area,no places can be seen in maps.I feel proud to add places of my area.

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Takuwa, Eastern Region, Nepal
LucioV Level 10
Level 10

Re: Local Guide benefits

Hi @Pankajsah Local Guides is a volunteer based program, and your involvement is not considered as part of working for Google. There's a small subset of the program that will potentially allow you to earn money through the Trusted Photographer Program. You can learn about it from the following link:

Otherwise, if you're looking for an employment at Google, go to their career website and search for the positions that you're interested in.

Have a good day

Naiem Level 8
Level 8

Re: Local Guide benefits

Hi @Pankajsah, This is a volunteer program, there isn't a direct financial gain to it. Sometimes there could be small perks given just to encourage us along the way, but that shouldn't be taken as a financial gain, as it's usually quite small.

As a Local Guide, you earn points for sharing reviews, photos, and knowledge on Google Maps. Those points lead to higher levels of the program, as well as benefits like early access to Google features and special perks from partners. Perks and benefits for the Local Guides program are always changing.  Benefits like invites to special events are made available to our high quality and actively contributing Local Guides. Here is a review of our points system


Local Guides also enjoy early access to new product features as well as occasional perks from some of our partners and benefits from Google. There is no financial compensation from being a Local Guide as this is an at-will program that you are free to contribute to at your own leisure. 


To make sure you are in the know on future updates, please ensure your email-settings are set to receive updates on 'Perks' and 'News & Product Updates'


Thanks for being with Local Guides. If you have any question about Local Guides or Google Map, feel free to ask here.

Happy Guiding

Happy Mapping



- Al Naiem