FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be Trusted Referral Network (TRN) member to post a listing?

Yes.  TrustRef.net is currently a directory of Trusted Referral Network members and sponsors.  We offer a free 6-Month Trial Membership to those who qualify. Please refer to our Membership page for details on qualifications, benefits, and responsibilities of membership/sponsorship.

How much does it cost to be a member, sponsor or to post a listing?

Our 6-Month Trial Membership is free.  Active members in good standing may renew their free 6-month free listing, or upgrade to a Featured Listing for $180/six-months.  After your 6-Month Trial, you may be eligible to purchase a Preferred Listing as a non-member at $180/six-months.  See our Pricing page for details.

Can I post a listing as an independent consultant?

Yes.  You do not need a business name to join the Trusted Referral Network.  If you are joining as an independent consultant, we recommend that you title your listing with your full name followed by “Consulting” as in “Sarah Smith Consulting” and use a headshot photograph for your listing image if you don’t have a logo.

How do I register on TrustRef.net?

If you received an email from us with a username, you already have an account on TrustRef.net and just need to claim it and create your own password.  If not, you can create a new account by clicking on the “Register” link on the top bar.  Please refer to our Account Setup Guide for more detailed instructions.

How do I post a listing on TrustRef.net?

If you received an email from us with a username, it is likely that we already posted a basic 6-Month Trial listing for you that needs updating.  If not, you click the “+ Add New Listing” button on the menu bar after you log in to start a new listing.  Please refer to our Listing Guide for more detailed instructions.

Can I list in more than one category?

Those with a 6-Month Trial Membership may only post one listing in a single category.  When the Trusted Referral Network (TRN) adds paid listings to the directory, you will be able to purchase additional listings in other categories.

Can I include multiple office locations in one listing?

Your TrustRef.net listing is currently limited to one location.  If your company has multiple offices in the US/Canada, we recommend using either your North American headquarters address or the address of the office where your listing category expertise is strongest.

How are referral fees between members managed?

With each listing, you may include a Standard Referral Fee, which is intended for referrals from other members.  Enter your referral fees in whole numbers as a percentage of gross revenue, or “0” if you do pay referral fees.  It is your responsibility to negotiate the terms of your referral fee payments directly with the referrer.  The Trusted Referral Network does not claim any portion of referral fees paid to members or other 3rd parties.