Frequently I post refer a friend programs to share ideas for generating extra money. Whether you have a lot of money or climbing out of debt, extra cash is awesome.
Referral programs won’t create overnight wealth and skyrocket you to the top of Forbes List of World’s Richest People, but it can pump a few extra bucks into your bank account.
Everyone can participate and benefit from refer a friend programs. Keep reading to learn how to get started with referral programs.
How To Find Refer a Friend Programs
Finding a company’s referral program can be tricky and may take a little digging around, but many companies do have programs. The easiest method to discover referral programs is to read my blog or scroll around the website of your favorite product or service. Let’s look at a few examples:
Vitacost makes it easy to find with a square box on their home page.
Betterment.com has an ‘Invite‘ tab on the main menu. Here’s a bit of good news – Betterment is running a referral promotion – $25 cash bonus for your friend and $10 cash bonus for you after your friend opens and funds an account.
Bottom of Home Page
The most frequent place I find these types of programs is toward the bottom or footer of a company’s home page, Ex: Sierra Trading Post:
More Places to find Referral Programs
- Company Newsletters
- Receipt or confirmation page after placing an order
- Company social sites – facebook, twitter, etc.
- Direct Mail
- Email from your favorite company
How to Generate Income From Your Referral Deal
Simply sign up for the refer-a-friend program, then share your referral deal with friends and family. Here’s a few ideas to share your referral deal and generate money:
- Send an Email
- Provide a ‘Clickable Personal Link’
- Start a Blog
- Share on Facebook
- Post to Google+
- Tweet on Twitter
- List on Pinterest
- Use your favorite social media
- List your referral offer in the comment section below
Remember, anyone can take part and benefit from refer a friend programs. You don’t need a blog, website or special connections to generate extra cash.
One last tip: Don’t spam your family and friends with referral programs. You will come off as that person that asks people to throw away their messy Kleenex.
* Readers: List your refer-a-friend offer & link in the comment section below.