November 28, 2008 6:04pm CST
I have something like 25 referrals but none of them are publishing anything. At the risk of sounding greedy, the point of getting referrals is to make more money. But I have even more at stake right now. For every referral I get to sign up by the end of November and who publishes (for upfront payment) five pieces by the end of December, I get $10. I'm starting to get a little worried that none of my referrals are going to get to that goal in time. Does anyone have any ideas for encouraging your referrals to publish without sounding like you just want to get your money from their articles?
• United States
22 Dec 08
AC's referral program isn't very good. I have had a number of people sign up and publish, but it is never within the time frame for me to receive any money for it. In the long run I am not sure that you can encourage your referrals to publish without sounding like you wanted to make money. I know that if someone referred me and then tried to get me to publish I would be mad and feel used.
29 Nov 08
Best Idea I can give you is the same incentive you work for. Offer them a little piece of the pie. So maybe 2 dollars or 3 of the 10 that you receive off of them doing something for you. Money usually talks more than words. That's the best advice I can give you otherwise i can see your referrals saying screw that "what's in it for me" sorta thing. etc.