Referral Program FAQs


Earn a referral bonus when you refer a friend who gets a job through Triplebyte! Click here to send referral links.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for a referral bonus?

Anyone can sign up for a Triplebyte account and refer a candidate to us. You don't have to be an engineer to refer someone. When that person signs up for Triplebyte and gets a job through us at any company on our platform, you'll get a bonus for referring them!

Note: Triplebyte employees and contractors are not eligible to earn referral bonuses. To prevent abuse of the referral program (spam, etc.), at Triplebyte's sole discretion, we reserve the right to void any referral bonus for any reason.


How are referrals tracked?

A referral is tracked using a custom tracking URL that the referrer may share with their friend, e.g. by email or text message.

To be tracked, the referred candidate must click the tracking URL and subsequently sign up for a Triplebyte account in the same browser session.

Note: we're unable to add a referrer after the fact. We're only able to credit new signups that are made through the tracking link. If a user clicks on more than one referrer's link before signing up (or other tracking links such as from ads or partners), at most one will be tracked. If a user clears their browser session or switches browsers or devices between clicking the link and signing up, we won't be able to track that. To prevent abuse of our referral tracking (creating duplicate accounts, etc.), at Triplebyte's sole discretion, we reserve the right to void any referral bonus for any reason.


Are there any expiration dates on referral bonuses?

Yes: we reserve the right to modify the referral bonus at any time. We may offer limited-time referral bonus promotions that also require the person to sign up or complete other actions by a certain date. We keep track of which bonus was active at the time the referral was made, based on when the referred user signs up through your tracking link. 

Note: our internal tracking of which referral bonus or promotion you are eligible for is authoritative. The bonus amount you receive is at Triplebyte's sole discretion. To prevent abuse, we reserve the right to void any referral bonus for any reason.


When is a referral bonus payable?

A referral bonus becomes payable 30 days after the person starts their new job, or when the company's invoice for that hire is paid to Triplebyte, whichever comes later. To prevent abuse, the bonus is not considered payable before that time.

Note: we reserve the right to delay payment until a convenient time. To prevent abuse, we reserve the right to void any referral bonus for any reason.


How much is the referral bonus?

The amount varies. Click here to send referrals and see the currently offered referral bonus.


How is the referral bonus paid?

We'll contact you by email to arrange payment via PayPal.


Is the referral bonus considered taxable income?

Yes. You'll receive a 1099-MISC from us the following January and will be responsible for reporting this income.