Written by Harry Roberts on CSS Wizardry.
Since I began working for myself late last year, one thing has been very apparent: the majority of my work with companies comes about because of individuals within that company. Designers or developers who follow my work, my articles, or my talks, who then go and suggest to their boss(es) that they get me in to run a workshop, or help out on an initial sprint or two’s work, etc.
I’ve always been very grateful of this, and as a result, I’m setting up a (very informal) referral scheme. Any individual within a company directly responsible for that company hiring me will receive a $50 (USD) Amazon voucher. Not a huge amount, but a simple, small thank you.
Terms and conditions will be very informal, because that’s just how I prefer to do things. I want this to remain a nice, simple way to say thank you to people who help me out, so I’d rather it didn’t become a formal, rule-based system to be gamed. Loosely, they will be along the lines of:
But if you have any questions, please just fire me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
An example of a cut and dried introduction eligible for a referral reward:
Sarah, one of our front-end engineers, has asked about getting you in to run a workshop with our team. Have you got any availability over the next two months?
Yay, go Sarah! You may have just earned yourself a $50 Amazon voucher.
I really hope this works out, as it exists to say a genuine, grateful thank you to the individuals responsible for me having such a varied and fun job!
Hi there, I’m Harry Roberts. I am an award-winning Consultant Web Performance Engineer, designer, developer, writer, and speaker from the UK. I write, Tweet, speak, and share code about measuring and improving site-speed. You should hire me.
I am available for hire to consult, advise, and develop with passionate product teams across the globe.
I specialise in large, product-based projects where performance, scalability, and maintainability are paramount.