A sincere but dumb question, when asking for referrals, should you tell them

United States
April 12, 2008 8:11am CST
you only want ACTIVE referrals? I am guilty of doing this but learning thats its so hard to get referrals, what right do I have placing expectations on them?
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@98765m (1021)
• India
12 Apr 08
First of all ,try to get referrals. You cant force anyone to be active here. If you say that you want active referrals,they will take a negative look at it at once. And what harm is there if a referral is not active?If a referral is active,then you are benifitted. But,I am sure,many will like this site and be active here.So,dont worry. Cheers ! Have a nice day.Best of luck to get active referrals.
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• United States
12 Apr 08
Oh I'm not worrying! I have been doing great without referrals. Thanks for comment though.
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@StereoDiva (2143)
• Canada
12 Apr 08
It depends. If you are swapping links or in some how paying for your referrals, then I think having an active referral is a fair expectation. But I agree with the comment you made in missdy's discussion..... about how a good program sells itself. With some of my programs, I have had a great success, so if people want to try it out themselves, then so be it. I don't rely on referrals, although I LOVE them. :) When you find the right program and the right people, they work hard on the site. I guess another thing is to try and match the referral with a program that best suits them. Alternatively, find sites that simply pay you to find people if you think your referral will not be active.
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• United States
12 Apr 08
Thats true too about swapping links. Its not fair if you trade links with someone and they are NOT active. Thats not a fair trade indeed. I made that mistake too when I first started. Swapping links all over the place only to find I did not like the sites I joined afterwards. The person also inflated the earnings, you know how that goes LOL. Now I check the sites first before swapping links.
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• Canada
12 Apr 08
People lied about their earnings? GASP! SHOCK! LOL We all have been new to the industry, I too swapped links willy nilly in the beginning, but now I concentrate on the sites I'm really serious about.
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• United States
13 Apr 08
Yeah, such a shock. I dont see that much anymore. I guess everyone is doing the same sites, LOL.
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• United States
13 Apr 08
In case of paying for referrals, or doing a referral exchange, you have every right to ask for an active referral. You plan to be active on their site, why not ask for someone to be active on yours. And if you are paying for them you have every right to ask them to be active. Furthermore I would put a stipulation on them requesting so much activity before you pay them. As far as getting organic referrals, people that just happen to sign up, I would ask, but I wouldn't expect them to be. These type of people come and go, and since you haven't given them any incentive, they may not feel obligated to be active, and you have no leverage to make them do so.
• United States
14 Apr 08
First, if you are paying, and they get offended, then you don't need to pay them, simple as that. You are looking for active referrals that are communicable and responsive. You are paying for them you should get your money's worth, simple as that. If they get offended because you are looking for an active referral to pay, then lata potata!!! Second, I think another respondent said it here. As far as organic referrals, if they aren't active in the beginning, it really doesn't hurt anything. Its not like you paid them, or signed up to an opportunity for them to sign up. Plus they may become active later on. My first referral here was organic. She wasn't active for I think eight months. Then all of a sudden she caught the MyLot bug and has been doing the damn thing ever since. She is my most active referral here!!!