Earn Money with Referral Programmes

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With most referral programmes, when you refer a friend to a service both you and your friend can get some kind of a deal out of it, win-win! For influences, referral programmes can be a great way to generate income from your blog or social media following. Here are the best referral programmes right now! 

TopCashback – ‘Tell-a-Friend’

TopCashback tell a friend

Every time you shop through TopCashback, the retailer pays them commission for referring you to their website and they pass this commission back to you as ‘cashback’.

When you tell a friend about TopCashback you can earn up to £15  & your friend will get a £5 gift card. To receive your Tell-a-Friend bonus, the person you have referred must sign up to TopCashback through your link and earn at least £10 cashback.

Zeek – ‘Share and Earn’

Zeek is the biggest gift card marketplace (in the UK). They allow you to sell unwanted gift cards and buy discounted gift cards from your favourite brands! 

Right now Zeek are offering a very attractive share and earn bonus. With your referral earning £5 and you earning £10 credit when they sign up through you link.

Bulb – ‘Refer a friend’

Bulb referral programme

Bulb is an energy provider that is 100% renewable when it comes to electricity. Bulb are also £280 cheaper than the average Big Six provider, anyone who hasn’t switched energy provides for some time is likely to to save around £200-£300 a year by switching to Bulb.

As well as this Bulb is currently offering a generous £50 Bulb referral credit for both the referrer and the person being referred! I’ve earned £200 through Bulb so far!

Airbnb – ‘Share your love of travel’

Airbnb is an online marketplace for people looking for short term renting of properties or spare rooms. Introduce a friend to Airbnb and they’ll get £25 in travel credit when they sign up, and you’ll get £15 in travel credit once they complete a trip. 

Booking.com – ‘Refer a Friend’

Booking.com is a hotel booking website that compares the prices of all the hotels in the areas you’re looking to stay. 

Simply send your referral link to your friends so they can book with Booking.com and after their first stay you’ll both get £15 back. This can be withdrawn straight into your bank account or used as credit for your next stay. You can refer a maximum of 10 friends to earn cash rewards (a potential £150!).

Swagbucks – ‘Referrals’

Swagbucks is a rewards and loyalty-program operator that allows you to earn gift cards by completing short surveys, tasks, games and videos. I’ve earned £100’s with Swagbucks and can usually do most tasks on my lunch break! If your friend signs up via your referral link you’ll get 10% of their earnings FOR LIFE! So if they earn 500 points, you’ll get £50!

Amazon Associates

When bloggers and social media influences join Amazon Associates you’ll be able to create links and when your readers click through those links and buy products from Amazon, you’ll earn referral fees. It’s free to join and easy to use!

PayAsUGym – ‘Refer-a-Friend’

PayAsUGym is an online health and fitness marketplace. They provide fitness passes with flexible access to gyms all across the UK! Right now they’re offering £10 per new sign up as part of their referral programme! As part of the promotion your referral will also get 50% off their first purchase too!

Shopmium – ‘Referral Codes’

Shopmium money off deals on food, drinks and cosmetics from your local supermarket!

I love Shopmium’s referral programme and have managed to get tons of free food and drinks by referring. For each referral you’ll get £4 in credit. You can spend referral credit on the featured food, drinks and cosmetics. Your referral will also get a free chocolate-based treat! 

Awin – Affiliate Network

Awin is a global affiliate network that is made up of over 6,000 advertisers. Awin is arguably the most well-known affiliate network out there – with big name brands, and smaller advertisers all willing to give bloggers/influences commission for referrals and sales. 

Whether you’re looking to make an income from your blog or just earn some extra money, referral programmes are full of benefits for both the referrer and the company you’re referring. As with most things, there will be terms and conditions involved so do check those before going on a refer a friend rampage!       


Charlotte Jessop · August 14, 2018 at 9:39 am

It is so good to have a list of these all in one place. Thanks for this!

thisdreamsalive · August 23, 2018 at 1:57 pm

This is such a handy list, I’ll definitely refer back to it in the future

Alya | Brave Grey Cat · October 8, 2018 at 7:27 am

This is such a useful and interesting list, I didn’t know about most of them!

mischievouswordsbymartaazra · October 8, 2018 at 7:54 am

This is a very helpful post. Thank you for sharing

Simply Michelle · October 8, 2018 at 2:40 pm

great post! it’s so nice to have all this information in one place for new bloggers who are trying to figure everything out. I didn’t know much about referral programs until this post, so helpful thank you! x

mich / simplymich.com

Asia from Asia Enchanted · October 9, 2018 at 2:23 am

Awesome posts! I love referral programs and can’t wait to try some of the ones you have listed!

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