How to make more money as a caregiver referrer

Caregivers enjoy many rewards. Besides helping clients, caregivers also earn money. In some cases, caregivers will want to earn more money. A caregiver referrer is a great way to do this. In other words, you refer possible caregivers to agencies for interviews.

As a caregiver, if you want more than just income...

Many people now turn to caregiver referral services to make more money. By being a caregiver referrer, you can make side income. In this blog post, we will go over a step-by-step guide to setting up your own referral service.

The steps we will talk about are how to:

  • Create contacts with agencies in caregiving
  • Create a network of caregivers
  • Encourage clients by marketing your services as “win-win”
  • Create a referral system
  • Market your referral services through online and offline channels

Read more to find out about each of these steps and how to make extra money as a caregiver referrer!


1. Create contacts with agencies in caregiving. This includes home health agencies, nursing homes, and senior centers. 

One way to make extra money as a caregiver is by becoming a caregiver referrer. Our first recommendation is that you reach out to organizations that hire caregivers. By reaching out to them, you can see if they need caregivers. These places include:

  • Home health agencies
  • Nursing homes &
  • Senior centers

Once you call these places, you can ask if they are looking for  caregiver referrals. You should also ask if they offer money for successful referrals. If they do, you can offer to provide your services for a payment for each successful referral. The goal here is to help caregiving agencies get quality caregivers. It is also to make money from helping them.


2. Create a network of caregivers. You can do this by going to meetups, joining online forums, and by doing social media outreach.

The next step is to find quality caregivers to refer to agencies. You should only recommend people you  think would be a good caregiver. To find caregivers, you should:

  • Use social media
  • Join online groups &
  • Attend local meetups

Each of these can help you find more caregivers. Below is more information on how these methods can help you find people to refer.

How to find more caregivers to refer:

  • Use social media. Social media is a great way to find caregivers. You could make an account to use for referring people. We recommend you use LinkedIn, Facebook, or Instagram. By using these, you can post about available caregiving jobs. You can also join caregiving groups, such as on Facebook. When you post, people can then respond and you can help them land caregiving jobs.
  • Join online groups. This is another great way to meet people who work in caregiving. Online forums are a great place to ask questions. They are also a great place to develop relationships with caregivers. If you join an online forum, such as on Reddit, you can also see how other people do referral services. Online forums are a great way to find caregivers and learn how to create your service.
  • Attend conferences. Conferences can help you meet others who work in caregiving. If you go to them, you can meet caregivers and homecare agencies. They are also a good way to keep up to date with caregiving. Conferences are a good way to meet anyone in caregiving.

If you follow these three steps, you can find a large network of caregivers to refer. In this next section, we will talk about how to encourage people to use your referral services.


3. Encourage possible clients by advertising your services as a “win-win” situation.

The third step in setting up your own referral service is to advertise it as a win-win situation. When you become a referrer, you

  • Help people become caregivers
  • Help agencies get new employees
  • Help yourself make extra money

There is no downside for anyone in this situation. This is why it’s important to market your services as win-win.

To advertise your services as win-win for everyone, you need to include the following: 

  1. Clear information about the program. Caregivers should know exactly what they are signing up for. This includes any information on the interview process. And, homecare agencies should also know what their referral agreement is with you. This includes any information on what a successful referral looks like and how much they pay you for one. 
  1. A good referral system. The referral system should be easy to use and understand. If you are a referrer, make sure to track your referrals. Also make sure to track their progress in the interview processes. It is very important that the referral system is easy to use and track. 
  1. A clear reward system. Referrers should know up front how much agencies pay for successful referrals. You should outline this in your agreement. Make sure to make this clear with home care agencies.
  1. A good relationship with the caregiver. Referrers should have a good relationship with the caregiver they are referring. This will help make sure that the referral is successful. It will also help make sure the home care agency interviews only quality candidates.

Advertising your services as “win-win” will make others to use them. This will not only help the caregiver, but it will also help the agency and you as a referrer. Becoming a caregiver referrer is a great way to make side income as a caregiver.


4. Create a referral system.

To make money as a referrer, you should create a referral system. This system should be clear for others to use.

The first part of a referral system is the payment part. Once a homecare agency agrees to have you refer caregivers, you must agree on a payment. For example, some agencies will pay a caregiver $100 for each person they refer that they hire. You must make it clear what a payment is before referring a caregiver for an interview.

The second part of a referral system is organization. Once you have caregivers to refer, you must track them. This way, you can have details on the work you do. For example, you can use google sheets to organize. Your document for tracking referrals can include on it:

  • The name of the caregiver
  • The date of the referral
  • The name of the place you referred them to
  • How you found them

It is also important to follow-up with agencies after an interview to see if they hired who you referred. This way, agencies can make sure to pay you for your referral.

If you follow the steps above, you will have a smooth system for tracking referrals. This can help you have more income as a caregiver. This next section will discuss specific places where you can market your services.


5. Market your referral services in online and offline places. You could make a website, make a newsletter, or take out ads in local newspapers.

The next tip we have for making side income is marketing your referral services. To do this, you can use both online and offline channels. Here are some ideas for how to market your services: 

  • Create a website: A website is a great way to reach possible caregivers.  and provide them with information. You can create a website that explains how your services work. It can also have your contact information so people can contact you.
  • Develop a newsletter. A newsletter is a great way to stay connected with caregivers. You can use the newsletter to keep them up to date about new job openings. You could also use the newsletter to share helpful tips and advice about caregiving.
  • Take out ads. Taking out ads in local newspapers is another great way to reach caregivers. This may cost money. But, if you are looking for a way to find caregivers, it could be worth it. To do this, you can create ads that explain the benefits of your services. You can post job postings and let clients know how to contact you. 
  • Social media. Social media is another great way to reach caregivers or homecare agencies. You can use platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to promote your services. You can also use them to share advice about caregiving.

These are only a few ideas for how to market your referral services in online and offline places. With the right combination of marketing strategies, you can reach more customers. This will help you to make side income as a caregiver referrer.



In conclusion, referring caregivers is a great way to make some extra money. Not only does it help you make money, it also allows you to help people who need jobs. If you reach out to the right people, you can help agencies find the quality caregivers they need. This helps you make extra money and makes a difference in the lives of individuals in your community. With a little bit of effort, you can make side income as a caregiver referrer.

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