Referral Bonus Payments

What to expect after your referral works a shift

Written by Sasanka Katta
Updated over a week ago

If you referred a friend for a referral bonus, thank you! You’re helping to grow the Instawork community with awesome Professionals (like yourself 😉).

When do I get my bonus?

Once your referral has successfully completed the required number of shifts in a region with a live referral campaign, you will typically receive your bonus within 2 weeks.

Why does it take that long?

  1. It takes a bit of time to verify that your referral has met all the requirements i.e. completing their profile and working a shift.

  2. Once verified, your referral bonus will be paid out with your next regular payment.

Since many payments happen on a weekly schedule and verification takes time, it can take up to 2 weeks to receive your bonus. Usually, it's faster.

Where can I see the status of my referrals?

You can see the status of all your referrals under the "Refer a Friend" section in the app.

My friend completed a shift. Why am I not receiving the referral bonus?

Remember your referral must meet all the requirements before a bonus is paid out.

Please note that referral bonuses can also vary based on region, shifts, and timing. You can find the terms and conditions by clicking the i icon on the top right corner.

To get paid fast you can encourage your friend to complete their profile and work a shift if they get stuck.

  1. Most referral bonuses have an expiry date - so in the above example, if you referred your friend on Jan 16, you may not be eligible for the bonus. Read more about “Expired referrals” here.

  2. When you referred a friend who lives in another city, the referral bonus is subject to the current campaign condition in that city.

  3. Due to the “verification delay”, sometimes your referral may stay in the “Sent & in-progress referrals” section a little longer, even after they have completed the required shifts. Don’t worry, the payment process will start once our team has verified the requirements.

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