How Do I Get Referrals?

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Probably one of the most common questions we get is “How do I get referrals? I loved my training with Career Step, but I don’t know what to say to encourage others to take your courses.” 

The good news is that referring friends and family to Career Step’s courses is a lot easier than it sounds.  Especially during the holiday season, when you’re already around your friends and family, all you have to do is open your mouth!  While you’re enjoying your second helping of turkey and mashed potatoes, just tell everyone about your experience with Career Step.  Chances are they’ll see what a difference Career Step has made in your life and will want to make a positive change in their lives too.

You’re probably thinking “but how do I make sure I get credit for the referral?”  Never fear, we have the perfect holiday gift for our referrers to make your referral efforts that much easier.  Just in time for all those office Christmas parties and New Year’s celebrations with friends, we’ve added referral business cards to the Referral Resource Center.  Now you can pass along all the information your friends and family need to sign up for a Career Step course—with all the details that ensure you get that much needed referral bonus to pay off all those holiday bills!

The new business cards are completely customizable. All you have to do is open up the document in Word, type in your information, and hit print. We’ve designed them to print on the Avery business card paper that you can find at any local office supply or big box store.  You could also print them on some nice cardstock at home or your local copy/print store and then cut them with a paper trimmer.

Forgot your referral information and want to make sure you’re putting the right details on those new business cards? We can help there too! Email us at, and we will be happy to reply with your referral number and personal website. TIP: You can have your friends and family contact us directly by using our phone number (1-800-411-7073) and email ( on your business cards.


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  1. Sarah Kirkman December 13, 2013

    I am just starting out in the Referral Program to make extra money. What are some examples to get started?? So I can get a good idea

  2. Career Step December 16, 2013

    Hi Sarah-

    Some of our most successful referrers have had the best luck with social media.  You can share information on your Facebook page linking back to your personal referral page (so you get credit for the referral.) 

    Our Referral Resource Center also has a lot of ads you can post online or brochures you can print out and post on base with your referrer information. You might also want to take a look at our blog post Spreading the Word in Military Communities for some other ideas to try. 

    I emailed you your referrer information, so you can be sure you are sending them to the right place. If you don’t get it, let us know!

    Vonda/Career Step Referral Manager

  3. Carolyn Torres February 04, 2014

    Hi. I am just starting my online training and came across the referral blog.  I referred a friend who subsequently went online and ordered the program. I have another friend who was also interested.  I’d like to find out if I can get credit for these referrals and what steps to take.  Thanks!

  4. vandrews February 04, 2014

    Hi Carolyn-

    Send me an email of the person you referred and I can look into it.  For future referrals, I just emailed you your referrer ID and personal referral website. To ensure you get credit, your friend can either mention your name or referral ID when she calls in, or use your personal referral website. Thanks for helping us spread the word about the great programs Career Step has to offer!

    Vonda/Career Step Referral Manager

  5. joana February 10, 2014

    how do i get a refferal number so i can get started?

  6. vandrews February 10, 2014

    Hi Joana-

    I just emailed you your referral information. Let me know if you have any other questions!

    Vonda/Career Step Referral Manager

  7. alice November 02, 2015

    I reffered my friend on signing up for online class. there was an email sent to me on how I can track my referral. I was wondering when do I get the referral.?

  8. vandrews November 03, 2015

    Hi Alice-

    Referral checks are typically mailed out around the 20th of the month following the student’s enrollment. Since the friend you referred enrolled in October, that means your check will be mailed around November 20th. Depending on your mail service, you should receive a few days after that.

    Thanks for the great referral!

    Vonda/Career Step Referral Manager



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