What makes a good referral? It’s imperative to know the answer if you want to help your friends, especially if you want to make money while doing it. Helping friends is fun. Connecting others allows great things to happen that wouldn’t have otherwise. We all want to connect providers and seekers to each other. If there’s a referral bonus or affiliate commission for doing it, then that’s even better!
A good referral for Harshman Services
A good referral for us is someone in one the following groups
- public speaker
- subject-matter expert
- other leader
- business owner
who helps people and for whom at least one of the following is true
- has a message to share
- created a system or process
- knows that writing lets them help more people
- wants to grow their business using a blog or book
- takes action
- sees this as an investment in their business (not an expense/cost)
- has a budget of at least $5,000 (ranging up to $50,000 for ghostwriting packages)
Some examples of people who have been great referrals to me are Dan Miller, Chris Tuff, Tommy Breedlove, and Mike Kim (all coaches, consultants, and speakers), negotiation guru Susie Tomenchok, mediation expert Ron Price, and strategic planners James Woosley and Tad Dickel.
How to earn referral fees
Here’s how it works. You send us good referrals using the information above, and for each one who signs on as our client, you receive 10% of their initial package. If someone purchases our $25,000 full book-development package, you receive $2,500. That’s $30,000 a year just for sending us one person per month. Easy! Ready to get started?
Getting started with affiliate marketing
Affiliate marketing is a whole world of its own, but getting started with affiliate marketing is easy. Just send us good people, and receive your payment. Here are some links (to pages on this website) that you might find helpful to send to your friends, family, coworkers, and acquaintances.
To help them see my credibility and experience, point them to this page https://www.harshmanservices.com/books-edited-by-jennifer-harshman/ and one of the books I wrote on the topic (the image is a clickable link that takes them to the book’s page on Amazon):
For people who like videos, share this: https://www.harshmanservices.com/explainer-videos/
Here’s a list of services we offer: https://www.harshmanservices.com/services/
Send real estate agents and brokers here: https://www.harshmanservices.com/real-estate-email-marketing/
When any of your referrals are ready to talk to us about their dreams, they can fill out this fun form: https://www.harshmanservices.com/tell-us-about-you/
If you have any questions, let us know! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Referral marketing” in the subject line.