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What does your company do to encourage referrals?
Do you offer any incentives?

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I have an Alaskan airlines milage incentive. When a client buys from me, I give them a refferal bonus of Alaska airlines miles, if their friends and family buy from me. The miles depend on their purchase. It works well.
 

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wow, $150 seems pretty high. I bet you would have the same results with $100 or $50 incentives. The money just makes them think.

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We've done the math. Each job costs us $150 on average. Why mess up our averages? :) Next year it may be $100 or $200 depending.

I am a total ass but when ever I receive a referral I always add $150 to the job I am bidding. Their friend doesn't know it but they end up paying for the referral fee.
 

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Where I am, just returning phone messages and showing up (especially on time) will get you more referrals than anything else I've tried.
Birddogs work but if they don't run into anyone for a few months that need your services they tend to forget you.
Word of mouth has been, by far, the best for my businesses.
 
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