Why I created a referral page?

March 21, 2021

The problem with referral links

Many websites offer a referral bonus for friends. These sites do this as a marketing measure to get more users. You send the link or code to your friends and you or both of you get a bonus. The problem is that I as a friend do not want to be spammed with such links and I do not want to annoy my friends. Then when I want to sign up to a site, but I don’t have a link or referral code ready. I don’t want to spend time at that moment to ask each of my friends.

What also happens is when you talk to a friend about a cool site you and then you realize he’s already signed up. You could actually use his referral code to get an extra bonus. Or a friend tells you that they signed up to a site and then you are saying: “Why didn’t you use my referral link?”

Why I created a referral page

What if everyone creates a page where all the referral links are listed? If I want to sign up to a site and need a link, I can pick a friend and then use their link directly. So I don’t have to ask every friend if he is registered at a specific site and if he can give me a link. I can choose which friend I want to give a reward to. I have created such a page now (yes it is in german). You can find it here on my blog and I also added the link to my linktr.ee profile which I use on social channels. Now when a friend wants to sign up to a cool site, I don’t have to search for the referral code. I just give him the link to my referral page. The next time he knows where I list links if he need one :)

I would like to encourage everyone to create such a page so that we can all take advantage of these referral programs together. What do you think about this idea? Feel free to write me.


Written by Mathias Michel who lives and works in Munich building useful things. Follow me on Twitter