If you enjoy being a part of our participant community, telling a friend about User Interviews is a great way to earn money in between participating in studies. Upon completing a study, your friend earns a referral bonus on top of the study’s incentive, and you also earn a referral bonus for spreading the word. Everyone wins! 🎉
To see all referral programs currently on offer, visit your referral page while logged in. This page will always be accessible from the main navigation — simply click on your name at the top right of your screen, and select Referrals from the drop down menu.
There are two ways to refer friends to User Interviews, and both pay a two-way referral bonus:
*Please note that the referral program may not be available for all participants at all times. We reserve the right to suspend the participant referral program at any time.
You can refer as many friends as you like to join the User Interviews participant community. Every time someone signs up via your unique referral link, applies to, and successfully completes their first study, you will both earn $10.
We have another referral program for certain in-demand studies. If someone you refer signs up for a User Interviews account and successfully completes the specific study they were referred to, both of you earn $30.
You may also be prompted to make a referral when you take certain actions on User Interviews. Pages where you might see these prompts include:
If you are not seeing a referral link on these pages or emails, it may not be a featured study that is currently accepting referred applicants.
⚠️ Please note: If we discover that you've referred multiple fraudulent or suspicious participants, we reserve the right to not pay you the referral bonus and remove you from future referral program eligibility.
What is the referral bonus amount?
The referral bonus amount depends on the type of referral you’re making.
We may update these amounts in the future.
Is there a maximum number of people I can refer to User Interviews, or a particular study?
Nope! You may refer as many people as you want to join the User Interviews participant community, or to apply for a featured study.
How does my referral link work?
All referral links are tied to your specific participant ID. We use this unique link to track referral activity, so we can ensure bonuses are paid out when referral criteria has been met.
Who should I refer?
You can refer anyone to join the User Interviews panel! Think about which of your friends, family members, or colleagues would enjoy participating in studies and sharing their experiences and feedback with researchers. Make sure your referral is currently based in one of the countries we support: the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.
For referrals to specific occupation-based studies, consider colleagues or those in fields similar to yours. Often, the study title, description, or screener survey may provide some clues as to the type of professional they may be looking for. When in doubt, refer someone like yourself!
Can I refer someone to a study who already has a User Interviews account?
Sure, although they will not count as a referral. To earn the referral bonus, they must be a new signup who completes a study. Since they were not a new signup, their participation would not result in you or them receiving the referral bonus.
However, the more the merrier, so feel free to refer someone who is already signed up with User Interviews if you think they might enjoy participating in the study. We always welcome sharing studies with friends, and they will of course still earn the study incentive.
How will I know if my referral completed the study I referred them to?
We know too many emails can be pesky, so we’ll only notify you once your referral has completed the study and met the referral criteria. That email will include a link to redeem your bonus.
Will you let me know if my referral signed up, applied, or didn’t get into the study?
Since you’re welcome to refer as many people as you like, we don’t want to send updates for each referral at every step. We’ll only email you if someone you referred completes the study and has met the referral criteria.
My referral told me they completed the study—why wasn’t I paid?
There are a few reasons this might occur:
How quickly after my referral completes their session can I expect to be paid my referral bonus?
Bonus payouts will be released automatically when the referral is marked complete for their session. If you do not receive an email with your referral bonus, please contact our support team.
What form of payment is the referral bonus?
The referral bonus is paid out as a digital Tango Reward Link gift card. At this time, we’re not able to offer alternative forms of payment.
Why don't I have/see a referral page?
Please note that depending on which referral programs are currently on offer, the program may not be available to you at all times. We reserve the right to suspend the participant referral program at any time.