I actually don’t charge a fee but I have had trainers offer me 5-10% of the initial signing in hopes of future references. Real good question, its got me thinking of references past that I didn’t get anything for, and what came back to me from it anyhow. In balancing the scales, I would say I’ve come out ahead from the referals and networking connections alone that I’ve gotten. I don’t know if it would have been the same had I demanded a fee up front. Hmm
industry standard for client referral fees
Maybe I should change my question to this
How would you handle the situation of a fellow trainer training a referred client ( by mistake??)
Have said trainer promis to refer their next client to you only to find that they then received a referral from the first client and did not follow through on the promise.
So I’m out potentially two clients who are training each 3x a week.
The original referral was from a long time client and was based on that relationship.
My thought to find some sort of resolution for myself was to ask for a 1 time ” referral fee” from this trainer for the initial “mistaken” client