Indeed Will Pay You Up To $5,000 To Refer People To Jobs


You probably know plenty of intelligent, qualified and super hard-working people (of course you do, because you’re all of those things and you’ve got awesome friends!)

Well, the job site Indeed wants to pay you to refer those people to jobs posted on its website. And they’re willing to pay you up to $5,000 for the right candidate.

It’s currently in beta testing, but Indeed is launching something called Indeed Crowd to help employers fill jobs. Here’s how it works.

Refer, Then Get Paid

You sign up by giving them your email address and some other personal information. Then, once you’re signed in, you’ll see a list of available jobs. Next to each job title is a referral bonus and a match reward.

You can earn money just for referring candidates, if their background and experience matches the job posting. This is a smaller amount, typically around $10, but you can earn that amount for every candidate you refer. Match rewards are paid in Amazon gift cards, which are basically as good as cash.


You can also earn a pretty sizeable bonus when one of the candidates you referred gets hired. This bonus is paid to you directly in cash. Bonuses can reach up to $5,000, though I also saw plenty of jobs listings at $1,000, $2,000 and other amounts.

“Our goal is to find great candidates that companies may otherwise never find,” according to the Indeed Crowd website.

Not Just For Recruiters

Anyone can participate—you don’t have to be a human resources professional or a recruiter.

Once you’ve determined that someone you know might be a good fit for a job posting, get in touch with them to see if they’re interested. Then, you’ll use Indeed Crowd to refer them to the job. They’ll be asked to sign up for Indeed Crowd, too, then apply for the job directly.

This seems like a win-win—you can earn some extra cash from the comfort of your home and you might help a friend find a great new job.

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