‘Til now, if you had a free Dropbox account you’d get 2GB of storage to sync and store files. If you wanted more than 2GB you’d either have to pay or refer new users. Each referral got you (and your referee) 250MB of additional space, and you could collect up to 8GB of free referral storage. If you lassoed 32 new Dropbox users, you’d have a total of 10GB on a free account (2GB + 8GB of referral space) – and even a little more if you performed tasks to promote the service.
But this week the folks at Dropbox upped the bonus per referral to 500MB, and the total storage you can earn through referrals to 16GB. This is a very welcome move, particularly considering how expensive the paid plans are: $10/month for 50GB and $20/month for 100GB. To compare, Google offers 200GB of Cloud storage for about $4 a month ($50/year).
If you’ve already referred people to Dropbox, the service has doubled existing bonuses, too, so if you’d earned, say, 4GB through referrals, you now have an additional 4GB.
There was more referral news out of Dropbox this week; for full details, check out their blog post on the subject. Then, if you’re a Dropbox user, get to referring! If you’re not a Dropbox user, get started!