Hello BHW! I've been a lurker on the forums for quite some time now, and I'm about to venture back into the online business world. Currently, I've been working on a very sleek and cheap-to -operate data protection/backup service. Although I have tough competition (not locally), I believe I have a unique market with what I'm trying to do. I am trying to maximize the amount of initial customers, and thought a lucrative referral system may be useful. I've seen quite a few referral systems that pay peanuts with people from all over working a ton for them. The referral system I was thinking of making would pay MONTHLY for each active referral, so as long as the customer is paying the person who referred will get an amount. That amount would be $10.00/month/active referral, with no limit on the amount of people referred. Anyone can use the service I would offer, but small businesses that store sensitive data would be the ideal customer/referred person. If a paying customer refers people, they will have the amount taken off their monthly bills. If they have enough people referred to offset the fee we charge, we pay them! I've been wondering if this is enticing enough for people and if people would be interested in this. Also, I was wondering if this would be an effective way to actually get sales, as I'm unfortunately fairly shy and lack the persona to make the sale happen. I believe the service I'm going to run will be helpful to those businesses, so I don't think it would be hard for people with those connections to make the sale. Any advice would be helpful. Also, the business should be completely finished in about a year.