now, i'm baffled. a couple yrs ago, i came up with a "commision" type offer for referels. it was a written letter, offering $20 for each referel i got. it backfired sooo bad, not only did i not get referels, it seemed to turn prospects away. i abandoned the idea. well, early this season, i landed a couple in a new area. while chatting, one of them mentioned that there were quite a few that were unhappy with the same guy in the neighborhood, constant excuses...truck broke down, help no show, whatever. i told her i give $20 for each referel that signs up for full service. SHE REFERED SIX ON HER BLOCK ALONE! that brings up my seasonal gross roughly $12,000-$14,000. now i have to cough up $120. not sure i can swing it, you know, me being poor, and having no work and all....anyhow, this is the only time my incentive offer has actually paid off. got to make that $120 up, i hope there is a sale on cat litter soon. anyone else have success offering referel incentives?