So you’re interested in getting the inside scoop on how you can request a reference on Ridejoy? Well you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got step by step instructions on how references work.
If you’re trying to get info on references (and reviews) in general, click here. Everyone else, on to the tutorial!
What it looks like to request a reference on Ridejoy
1. Getting to the references page
In this example I’ll be asking my friend Bilal for a reference. I start by heading to my references page (ridejoy.com/references), you can also find it as a link on your dashboard. Then I hit that blue button!
2. Sending the reference request
Once I hit the button, I see the pop up box that I’ll use to send messages to my friend Bilal on Facebook. This box can support more than one friend so if you’d like to invite a few dozen, that’s cool with us. =) In this case, I’m just going to invite my friend Bilal, whom I’ve taken a road trip with down to LA, to write a reference for me on Ridejoy.
There’s a place for me to add a custom message to Bilal and look over the explanation and link we’ve attached to the Facebook message. When Bilal get your messages, he’ll be taken to a page where he’ll need to login into Ridejoy (or create an account) before he can leave the reference.
3. Receiving the request
Once Bilal gets the message and writes me a reference, I get an email from Ridejoy letting me know of my new reference. I can also tell I have a new reference because there will be a (1) next “References” on my Ridejoy dashboard.
4. That email will take me back to your references page where I can review the reference before I approve it. Looks like Bilal thought I’m an alright passenger!
This review will now show up on your profile in the reputation section. Now whenever I post a ride offer or request or message another Ridejoy user about a ride, they’ll see the reference Bilal made for me. Neat huh?
What it looks like to receive a reference request
1. Receive reference request
Your friend receives a message from you asking you for a reference. In this case my friend David has requested I write a review on Ridejoy.
2. Write the reference
Clicking the blue link takes me to Ridejoy. If I were a new user, I’d need to connect with Facebook to create a Ridejoy account, but since I already have one, it takes me to a screen where I can start writing my reference. We’ve offered some guidelines but feel to write whatever makes the most sense to you!
- Get an overview on reviews & references
- Learn how to leave a review
- Link to your Ridejoy references page
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