There are a few different ways you can make a few bucks with referral bonus programs:
1. Refer people to jobs
Lots of companies do offer referral bonuses, especially to current workers, for referring new workers.
To find out whether or not your company offers such bonus, simply ask your manager or supervisor. Chances are they do.
I have heard accounts where people were paid up to $1000 per referral!
One comapny that pays up to $200 (or more in some cases) is Hiring For Hope.
2. Refer friends to survey sites
The most popular and easy way you can earn money by referring people is through paid surveys and online rewards programs. In order to attract more members, these sites pay you for every friend you refer to the site.
Some of these sites pay you a fixed amount for each person you refer, others pay you a percentage of what the new member earns for as long as they are active and earning. Still, others combine the two, paying you a fixed amount when your friends join at first, then they also pay you a monthly commission based on your friend’s earnings.
If you are interested in referring people and getting paid for it, here are some legit sites that will pay you for referral:
3. Refer people as an affiliate
When it comes down to it, getting paid for referring people is basically another form of affiliate marketing. With affiliate marketing, you earn commission for sending leads to the merchant’s site, just like a middle man. So, in theory, you could use affiliate programs to earn money by referring people.
Most businesses and companies have affiliate programs today where you can register for free and earn money by promoting their products and services.
However, if you want to promote a variety of stuff, it would take a long time to go and apply for each company one by one. That’s why there are affiliate networks.
Affiliate networks are like portals for companies and people who want to promote different products. You register with them for free, then you choose a product or service you want to promote. You will be given a special link that you can use to place on your site or in your email. Whenever someone clicks on that link and buys the product, you earn commission.
Here are a few good affiliate networks you can use to promote stuff as an affiliate:
The Bottom Line
If you want to just earn some extra money, I would go with GPT and paid surveys sites. but if you are looking to make serious money, then I would suggest you go with affiliate marketing.
Referring people to jobs is kind of in between as some companies pay $50 or so for each person you refer, yet others pay up to $1000 or even more. Nonetheless, these are all great ways to get paid to refer.