How to Use Paid Survey Referral Programs

If you’re making money with paid surveys, chances are your friends and family will want you to show them how they can sign up too.

That’s good news for you, because many of the best paid survey sites have special programs called “referral programs” that will actually pay you for spreading the word and getting your friends and family to sign up too.

These referral programs have the potential to add hundreds of dollars to your monthly earnings. In fact, some pay you as much as 50% of the money that’s earned by the people you refer.

Plus, recruiting people to join paid survey programs is usually pretty easy. In most cases, all you have to do is share a personalized signup link with anyone who might be interested. When they click the link and sign up, you’ll get credited with the referral.

What are the best paid survey referral programs?

Here are the top 5 paid survey programs with the highest-earning and most effective referral programs. To get started simply join one of these paid survey sites then look for information about how to participate in their referral program.

1. Survey Downline

Survey Downline, perhaps more than any other paid survey program, puts their referral program front and center. It gives you great tools to recruit, like being able to email links to friends which will automatically associate them with your account. You can even earn from friends your friends refer, down to three tiers. If you know people interesting in taking paid surveys, this would be a great place to start.

  • Earn 35% for each survey that you personally complete
  • Get an additional 10% of any surveys that friends that you have referred complete
  • Earn an extra 5% for each survey that your friends of friends complete

2. Swagbucks

Swagbucks is one of the biggest paid survey and “get paid to” sites in the world. Due to the pure volume of offers Swagbucks has, it follows that this is potentially the highest paying referral program. Not only can you earn extra cash daily, but you will continue to get paid for the lifetime of all your referred accounts. 10% of earnings may not sound like a lot, but with the pure volume of money-making offers Swagbucks referrals can be the most profitable of all.

  • Earn 10% of total earnings generated
  • Great tools provided to invite friends including personalized links
  • Earn an instant 15 SB when your friends complete registration

3. CashCrate

CashCrate is one of the more popular “get paid to” sites online. With lots of ways for users and their friends to earn, the two-tier referral program can lead to a nice stream of additional income. With over 2 million users, this program has a lot to like and is a very easy sell.

  • Get 20% of what revenue your referrals generate
  • Get 10% of revenue of sub-referrals
  • Additional loyalty bonuses for making referrals

4. Opinion Outpost

Opinion Outpost provides shareable material and links that promote their Refer-a-Friend program. They’re tailored to post on social media into friend groups which makes the referral process much easier. For straight cash rather than the percentage approach, this referral program is ideal.

  • Get $1 for referrals
  • Tools including social media posts and customized links
  • Easy tracking of your referrals in your account dashboard

5. FusionCash

FusionCash offers one of the highest cash rates for referrals. It’s easy to capitalize on recruiting new members, especially since they offer a $5 sign up bonus. FusionCash also provides members with a host of promotional tools including personalized links, social media posts, and banners if you have a blog or a website. Using the all cash approach, users can earn up to $8 per referral.

  • Refer a friend who confirms email address: $1 bonus
  • Referral completes first offer: $2 bonus
  • Referral cashes out: $5 bonus (each and every time they cashout – for life)

Closing Thoughts

Paid survey referral programs are a great way to earn extra money and help your friends start earning in the process. With a little effort, you could be the happy recipient of an extra couple hundred dollars a month.

Robert Fleming
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Robert Fleming

Robert Fleming is a 20-year veteran of the market research industry and now serves as co-CEO of Paid Survey Update which he co-founded in 2015. He resides in Myrtle Beach with his dog Gunnar.