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Jottful Community is all about growing businesses: yours, ours, and those of our small-business customers.

Thank you for being part of this referral community.

Get new clients

Keep your profile updated so we can make referrals to you and so your services can be discovered by visitors to Jottful’s website.

Update your profile

Find another Community member

Search Jottful Community to find members who can collaborate with you — or help your clients on a project.

Send a referral to Jottful

Refer a small business to Jottful to help us grow this community. They’ll get their first month free and you’ll receive $100+ when they become a Jottful customer.

The easiest way to make a referral is by sharing your personal link. Any time someone uses your link and becomes a customer, you’ll get credited. If you don’t know your link, email us at hello@jottful.com.

You can also submit a referral using the button below, or simply ask the small business owner to schedule a time to chat with us here or contact us at hello@jottful.com or (734) 585-5775.

Submit a referral

Grow your business based on your tier

The more small businesses you introduce to Jottful, the more visibility your services get across Jottful’s marketing platforms.

BRONZE SILVER GOLD PLATINUM
Eligibility All Jottful Community members Once you send 1+ referrals that become Jottful customers Once you send 5+ referrals that become Jottful customers Once you send 10+ referrals that become Jottful customers
Marketing benefits
  • Opportunity to receive customer referrals from Jottful
  • Profile page in Jottful Community directory, with opportunity to include links to your website and social media accounts
  • Opportunity to write a blog post with a link to your profile page
  • Opportunity to receive customer referrals from Jottful
  • Profile page in Jottful Community directory, with opportunity to include links to your website and social media accounts and including “featured” badge
  • Priority placement in Jottful Community directory searches
  • Opportunity to write a blog post with a link to your website
  • Promoted once on our social media channels
  • Opportunity to receive customer referrals from Jottful
  • Profile page in Jottful Community directory, with opportunity to include links to your website and social media accounts and including “featured” badge
  • Higher priority placement in Jottful Community directory searches
  • Opportunity to write a blog post with a link to your website
  • Promoted once on our social media channels
  • Featured once in our Jottful Community newsletter
  • Opportunity to participate in a webinar
  • Opportunity to receive customer referrals from Jottful
  • Profile page in Jottful Community directory, with opportunity to include links to your website and social media accounts and including “featured” badge
  • Highest priority placement in Jottful Community directory searches
  • Opportunity to write a blog post with a link to your website
  • Promoted once on our social media channels
  • Featured once in our Jottful Community newsletter
  • Opportunity to participate in a webinar
  • Featured once in our Monday Morning Marketing newsletter
  • Opportunity to share a content piece 
Monetary reward opportunities $100 every time a small business you introduce becomes a Jottful customer $100 every time a small business you introduce becomes a Jottful customer $150 every time a small business you introduce becomes a Jottful customer $200 every time a small business you introduce becomes a Jottful customer
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Tips on how to make your profile awesome

We thought we’d share some tips on how to make your profile as compelling as possible. Here goes!

1. Be sure to include an image.

Whether you upload a photo of yourself or your team, or you use your company logo instead, seeing an image does a lot to inspire trust. It’s just human nature. And profiles with images really stand out in search results.

2. Limit the number of services you provide and industries you serve. 

Many of our customers prefer to work with people who have experience that is specific to their industry and the project they need done. They can be skeptical of those who claim they can do everything for everyone.

3. State what you offer and who you serve in the first paragraph.

Use your first paragraph to very clearly lay this out. This paragraph will be included in the snapshot that appears when people search the directory. And the snapshots are what sell people to visit your full profile. So make your profile’s image and first paragraph awesome.

4. Link to your website and social media profiles.

Since we don’t take a commission on referrals, we have no reason to hide your website address and social media profiles. Take advantage of this! We visit websites to help us decide who to refer to our customers — and you can also get business from people who just find your profile and contact you directly. It’s all more marketing exposure for you.

5. Have a good website.

We send your profiles to our customers when they ask us for referrals — and our customers will peruse your website. We might be biased as a website company, but we do prioritize those that have professional websites.

We hope you find this helpful!

Update your profile

Here’s a “blurb” you can use to introduce Jottful:

If you’re self-employed or a small business owner who needs a new website, I recommend Jottful. They’re unique because they build the website for you BUT it’s really affordable AND they don’t disappear once the website is launched. With Jottful, you get a complete website (and they even help you keep it updated!) for just $59/month + setup.

P.S. Get your first month free when you tell them I sent you or use my link: [ADD LINK HERE]

Options for images you could include (download or copy image, then add to your post)

Who’s a good fit for Jottful?

Our best customers often come from Community referrals. They tend to be:

  • Small – with 5 or fewer employees
  • Sell services or custom-made products – limited ecommerce needs
  • Frustrated – know that websites can be time-consuming and expensive
  • Automotive or Machine Shops
  • Bakery, Cafe, or Coffee Shops
  • Boutique or Bridal Shops
  • Business or Professional Services
  • Coaching Practices
  • Construction & Home Businesses
  • Consulting Practices
  • Education or Tutoring Businesses
  • Event Planning Businesses
  • Financial Planning Businesses
  • Home Repair or Services Businesses
  • Fitness or Wellness Practices
  • Law Practices
  • Medical or Dental Offices
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Pet Services Businesses
  • Restaurants or Bars
  • Salons or Spas
  • Staffing and Recruiting Organizations
    … and more!

Sign up to offer a microservice

Thank you for offering a “microservice” to new Jottful customers! This is both a way for you to bring in a little cash and to get your foot in the door with a new client. We’ll offer your microservices for free to new Jottful customers — and we’ll pay you $100 every time you provide them.

Frequently asked questions

Is Jottful Community a directory?

Jottful Community is much more than a directory — it’s a co-marketing program.

Jottful promotes Community members through its marketing channels, including the Jottful Community directory, and refers customers to Community members when it makes sense to do so. Community members can make customer referrals to Jottful — and earn additional marketing promotion and monetary rewards for doing so.

What is the advantage of advancing to higher tiers (e.g., Silver, Gold, or Platinum)? 

The higher the tier you achieve, the more marketing promotion we’ll do on your behalf. More exposure means more opportunities to get new client business, both directly and indirectly from Jottful.

Who are Jottful’s customers?

Jottful’s customers are small, service-based businesses that need a website. Located all across the U.S., Jottful’s customers typically have fewer than five employees, sell services or custom-made products, and have website frustrations. They usually can’t afford to hire a design agency and they’re not interested in building their own website.

Is there a membership or joining fee?

Nope.

Am I required to refer customers to Jottful?

Nope. We highly encourage you to do so, however. Why? Because we’ve discovered that each of our customers asks us for 1-2 referrals to Community members. By referring small businesses to Jottful, you’re helping to grow the Community — for everyone’s benefit.

Getting business from Jottful

How will Jottful help market my services?

When it makes sense for both parties, we may directly refer our customers to you — and they could become your clients, too. We may also promote your services across our marketing platforms, including our blog, email newsletter, webinars, and social media channels.

How will I receive referrals from Jottful?

If we come across a project that could be a good fit, we’ll contact you (typically by email) and ask if you’re interested in it. If you are, we’ll introduce you to our customer. From there, the two of you work together directly.

When Jottful refers a client to me, will you take a commission?

Nope.

Seriously? You’ll send me leads — at no cost? 

Yep, seriously. Our customers consider us their go-to-resource for everything having to do with online marketing. We like being in that position. So we help out by making referrals to Community members who provide the sorts of services we don’t.

How much should I charge clients I get from Jottful? 

That’s totally up to you!

How does Jottful decide which Community members to introduce to customers? 

We first narrow down the options based on our customer’s specific project requirements. From there, we prioritize Community members by tier (e.g., Platinum members get the highest priority). We often also consider factors such as location, previous experience, and availability.

Sending business to Jottful

Am I required to refer customers to Jottful?

Nope. We highly encourage you to do so, however. Why? Because we’ve discovered that each of our customers asks us for 1-2 referrals to Community members. By referring small businesses to Jottful, you’re helping to grow the Community — for everyone’s benefit.

Also, the more customers you refer to Jottful, the higher the tier you’ll earn. The higher the tier, the more likely you are to get business from Jottful, both directly and indirectly through increased marketing promotion.

How can I send you a referral?

Ask the small business owner who needs a website to schedule a time to chat with us or, alternatively, contact us at hello@jottful.com or (734) 585-5775.

Be sure they tell us you sent them! Alternatively, you could submit our referral form and we’ll reach out to them ourselves.

Do you have a “blurb” I can use to refer Jottful? 

We sure do! You can find blurbs, social media posts, and even an explainer video on the Member page.

How do you track referrals?

We ask every sales prospect how they heard about us. If they say they were referred by you, we take a note in our system and send you an email so you’re aware of it. We’ll let you know how things proceed and, if your referral becomes a customer, you’ll be eligible for our rewards.

Can I offer a discount to small businesses in my network?

You sure can! Anyone you refer to Jottful gets their first month free. Just remind them to tell us you sent them!

Can I refer myself and profit?

We’ll do you even better than that! We offer a special discount on our services just for Jottful Community members! As a Jottful Community member, you can take $10 off your monthly subscription with Jottful. Just schedule a time to chat with us about your website needs.

When do I get paid?

We’ll send your payment 90 days after your referral starts their Jottful website subscription, provided they’re still an active Jottful customer.

How do I get paid?

We’ll either send a check or a gift card.

Will I need to report this referral income to the IRS?

If you earn at least $600 in a calendar year and you file your taxes as an individual, we will send you a 1099 form so you can claim the income with IRS, as you are required to do.