Wednesday, August 12, 2009

How to Get Referrals (for Free!)

First off, check with the site you want to refer people to. They all have different rules about what they will and will not allow in terms of advertising your referral links. (NONE of them allow you to spam or send unsolicited emails and you will get banned if you do this.)

1.) Send link to friends and family
2.) Start a blog/website and include the link
3.) Add link to all your online profiles
4.) Put link in your email signature
5.) Put link in forum signatures
6.) Be the first to make a post about the site in a money-making forum
7.) Promote through social networking sites
8.) Free classified ads
9.) Write articles and include the link
10.) Create Squidoo lenses
11.) Participate in Traffic Exchanges
12.) Participate in Referral Exchanges (you can find them on most forums)
13.) Some sites run programs that allow you to get referrals out of anyone that signs up without a referral (Check with your site to see if they allow this and under what conditions)
14.) Make a video, add the link to it, and post on YouTube
15.) Take your promoting offline: flyers, business cards, etc

Now, simply getting referrals that don't do anything is pretty worthless. You really want active referrals so you can get money whenever they complete offers, take surveys, etc. So how can you get ACTIVE referrals?

1.) Most GPTs offer a way for you to send messages to your referrals, send them a welcome message!
2.) Give them your email address so they can contact you with any questions
3.) Walk them through the process and show them all there is that they can do
4.) Encourage them by sending weekly/monthly messages (maybe send Holiday messages)
5.) Alert them of any contests or promotions going on at the site

So get going! Start referring and racking up the cash! It won't happen overnight, of course. But if you take the time and put in the effort, you can make it happen.

1 comment:

  1. This is a really great post with some ways to get referrals. A lot of members sign up to sites and then complain on the forum that they're having such a hard time but if they really TOOK the time to TRY a few of the methods suggested, they'll be amazed at the results. I know I was.. and I started off with all zeros just like everyone else :)

    Now the time I put into this is worth it for me :)

    Making money online can be easy, but you have to be able to put in some work. It doesn't just fall from the sky. lol.

    Keep up the great work!

    TriNi @ make money online free


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