Refer a friend programs are extremely popular and if I'm being completely honest, I don't think they will ever go out of style. Word-of-mouth referrals will always be powerful because people trust their friend's opinion.
Heck, you might even trust the opinion of someone you just met in line at the grocery store if they refer an awesome business or service that they like. Why? We like to learn from each other and listen to people who are just like us. We hate to feel like we're left out of some awesome new trend or convenience.
The great thing about referring friends is that you can actually get paid for it! Plus, there are plenty of work from home job opportunities that will pay you to refer your friends to jump onboard as well. Talk about a win-win!
Here are some of the best and easiest ways to make money from home by referring your friends and family.
Work From Home Companies
List of work-at-home-companies and task sites with referral programs.
Kelly Connect Service (Appone)
Kelly Connect hires work from home customer service agents, tech support representatives and more. They offer a competitive training and entry salary, along with a $250 bonus if you refer a friend and they complete their training. Apply here!
VIPKid ( Read VIPkid review) – allows you to work from home teaching English and earn anywhere from $14 – $22 per hour. If you sign up for their affiliate program, you can earn $50 – $180 for each teacher you refer. Apply now!
Working Solutions – (Read Review )– is a call center outsource company that provides quality work from home jobs for customer service agents. When you successfully refer a new agent, you can earn $100.
PNC Workplace Banking
This isn't particularly a work-from-home job, but it's an opportunity to earn money referring your co-workers online with little effort. PNC Workplace Banking allows you to tie your banking functions into your workplace. You can earn $100 per coworker you refer for a maximum of $1,000 per year.
Refer a Friend Task Sites
Ibotta ( Read iBotta Review) – allows you to earn rebates on everyday shopping and groceries by downloading offers via the app, then scanning in your receipt(s) after you've made the purchase. When you invite friends to try Ibotta and they successfully redeem a rebate within 7 days, you earn $5. Sign up here!
Know anyone who needs a $5 service whether it's graphic design, editing, social media help, content writing, video editing, etc.? Refer your friends to use Fiverr and receive a $5 credit for yourself.
Slice the Pie
Swagbucks – (Read Swagbucks Review) – is one of the best sites to use to earn points by doing short tasks. The points can be redeemed for gift cards or cash via PayPal. When you refer a friend to join Swagbucks, you'll earn a few points plus 10% of that person's earnings for life.
Inbox Dollars pays you to watch T.V., take surveys, and online activities like shopping online. When you refer a friend to join, you'll also earn 10% of their lifetime earnings.
Vindale Research is one of the top survey sites that also pays you cash for taking surveys. You earn $5 for every friend you refer.
Other Refer a Friend Sites and Online Services
If you know any friends or family members who want to sign up to drive for Uber, you can make some serious cash by referring them. Uber driver sign-on bonuses change often, but they often allow you to earn hundreds if you are a driver yourself and refer someone. If you don't drive for Uber, you can still join their affiliate program and refer drivers to earn a flat rate bonus depending on which city the driver signs up in.
Ebates ( Read eBates Review) – pays you cash back for shopping online at your favorite retailers. When you refer a friend to sign up and they make their first online purchase using the site, they earn a $10 gift card. Ebates has a tiered referral program so the more people you refer, the more you earn.
Declutter allows you to sell your old items online for cash. When you refer a friend to sign up, you can earn $10.
Know someone who still hasn't taken the leap and tried out the Hulu streaming service? You'll receive a $10 Visa card for each person who tries a 30-day free trial.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to cash in on referring your friends and family to try products and services that you already love. It's important to pay attention to each referral program's rules so you know what the terms, limits, and requirements are in order to make some extra cash.
The money you earn probably won't be super consistent, but you can also consider starting a blog or website to expand your audience.
Still, this is one of the easiest ways to make extra money from home or on the go.
Have you ever earned money by referring someone to use a product or service?