Many companies have referral programs, and DoorDash is no exception. What are the requirements, and what are the rewards of DoorDash’s referral bonus?
We’ll look into DoorDash’s referral bonus in more detail in this article.
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What Is DoorDash’s Referral Bonus?
DoorDash’s referral bonus is a great way to earn even more money as a DoorDash driver. You can receive a referral bonus from up to 15 referred friends or family members who successfully become DoorDash drivers, as long as all criteria are met.
How Much Is the Referral Bonus for DoorDash?
The DoorDash referral bonus does vary depending on what city you live in (and how much DoorDash needs more drivers in that area) and the specific timeframe during which you are referring drivers.
To see how much the current referral bonus is – or if there even is currently a referral bonus for your area – go to the account tab in your DoorDash app. If there is currently a referral bonus, the amount of that bonus will be shown in the “Refer Friends” banner at the top of the screen.
Commenters online have shared that referral bonuses in their area have been anywhere from $100 to $1,000 at various times and in different areas. However much the bonus is, it’s a great way to earn extra money while also sharing the DoorDash driving opportunity with friends and family members.
There are also times and/or areas that will not have any referral bonus. If this is the case, the “Refer Friends” tab will not be present on your Account tab in the DoorDash app.
Can the Referral Bonus Amount Change?
It is important to note that, yes, the amount of the referral bonus can change.
The referral bonus amount depends on the timing of when the referred person actually signs up. DoorDash explains that, for example, if the referral bonus shown was $300 when you sent the referral link, but your friend doesn’t sign up until sometime after the referral bonus was changed to $150, then – assuming all referral requirements are met – you would only receive the $150 bonus being given at the time that your friend signed up.
So, along with communicating the referral bonus requirements, it would be beneficial to encourage your friend or family member to sign up as soon as possible after sending them the referral link.
How Do I Refer Drivers to DoorDash?
First, navigate to the Account tab in your DoorDash app. As stated earlier, if a bonus is currently being offered in your area, there will be a banner at the top of this screen that shows the bonus amount along with “Refer Friends.
Click on the “Refer Friends” banner. You will then be given an option to send your personalized referral link to friends via text message, email, Facebook, or even Twitter.
After you share your personalized referral link, confirm that the person you just referred received the referral link, and make sure that you communicate the referral criteria to them, as well. For example, if they need to sign up within a certain period of time, and/or complete 50 deliveries within the first 30 days of signing up (or whatever the specific requirements are for that referral bonus), communicate with them to make sure that they are aware of these requirements.
What Are the Requirements to Qualify for DoorDash’s Referral Bonus?
In order to receive a DoorDash referral bonus, the referral must be a “qualified referral.” This means that both you and the referred person meet all of DoorDash’s requirements.
The main requirements to qualify for the referral bonus will be stated on the referral page itself. These usually include a specific amount of deliveries that the referred person must make with the first 30 days after signing up.
Additionally, both you and the referred person must be DoorDash drivers in good standing, from the time when you provide the referral link, to when that referred person completes all of their requirements and the referral bonus is paid.
The referred person must also successfully indicate that you are the person who referred them. They can do this by either using your unique link, and/or by entering your DoorDash-registered phone number on the sign-up page in the referral field.
The person being referred needs to be someone who has never previously signed up to be a DoorDash driver under any name or alias. They must truly be a new referral.
They also must be someone personally known by the DoorDash driver who referred them, such as a friend, family member, or other known personal acquaintance.
How Do I Know If the Referred Person Is Completing the Referral Bonus Requirements?
DoorDash will actually update you on the referred person’s progress toward completing the referral bonus requirements. You can navigate back to the Refer Friends page by first going to your account tab.
After clicking on the Refer Friends page, you will see how much progress your referrals are making. The page will show you how many deliveries your referral has made so far, how many are remaining to qualify for the bonus, and when the deadline is for that person to have completed the required deliveries.
It would be great to cheer them on, as well as offer helpful tips to ensure they meet or exceed the referral requirements.
How Many Referral Bonuses Can I Receive?
A DoorDash driver can earn as many as 15 referral bonuses per calendar year.
What Would Not Qualify for DoorDash’s Referral Bonus?
DoorDash does have specific requirements that the referred driver must meet in order to be a valid referral, and failure to meet any of these requirements will disqualify that referral from earning you a bonus.
To start with, the referral cannot be a complete stranger. DoorDash does not allow you to post your referral link on job boards, or flyers, for example, to recruit as many strangers as possible.
DoorDash also specifies that you cannot utilize any bots, any spamming techniques, or any other technology-enhanced way to fraudulently procure additional referral bonuses. Fake email addresses or other false contact information will also disqualify a referral.
If they determine that you are doing any of these activities, or anything else to fraudulently take advantage of their bonus system, DoorDash states that they can and will terminate your contract with them. They can also revoke previously paid bonuses.
The referred person must also meet all of the specific bonus requirements at the time of the referral.
For example, the referral may specifically state that the referred driver must complete a certain number of deliveries within a specified amount of time. If the referred person does not complete at least that number of deliveries with the stated time period, then no referral bonus will be paid.
Any referral that does not use your link nor input your DoorDash-registered phone number correctly on the referral form also will not count as a legitimate referral.
Finally, anyone who has previously signed up for DoorDash under any name or alias will also not count as a legitimate referral.
How Long Does It Take to Receive the Referral Bonus?
DoorDash states that the referral bonus for all qualifying DoorDash referrals will be paid the week after all of the qualifications are satisfied. For example, if the referred person completes the minimum number of deliveries in Week 4 of signing up, then the person who referred him or her will receive their bonus in their weekly pay of Week 5.
What Is the Referral Bonus for DoorDash?
DoorDash’s referral bonus is an excellent way to earn even more money as a DoorDash driver. DoorDash drivers can earn a referral bonus from as many as 15 referred friends or family members per year who become DoorDash drivers and meet all of the referral bonus requirements.