I would be very willing to provide a referral fee on sales made. I would do this for any area of my life. Hire me as a musician, graphic designer, or contract negotiator… (OK, I have less experience at contract negotiations, but have been involved in a couple that turned out nicely.)
Really, I think many of us pay a “referral fee” on nearly all the referrals we get. We just might not notice at first. Once I was pointed in the right direction for a new job from a friend. I got the job. The friend eventually got dinner.
It may not be a cut and dry amount for the referral fee. But you have to show the appreciation to the people helping you achieve your goals.
A fee? Sure. Do you know anyone needing unique interior design items for a new home, move-in gifts for realtor’s selling property, or a lead on fabulous new wholesale items? I never have placed a $$ or % on a referral. I have always just given what I though was fair for the leads I received. Typically, my leads come from friends that don’t expect a ROI. Maybe I should actually write out a plan for referrals.
Short answer? Yes.
Vincent Wilcox (a.k.a. KRAKR)
My band: Letters Make Words