Affordable Energy Beefing Up Their Compensation Plan

Affordable Energy is a small privately owned electricity service company in Houston Texas. Affordable Power created a division of their company called Affordable Energy that sales in a MLM direct sales business model. This is not unfamiliar to Texas when it comes to selling essential services like telephone and electric service. It really all started with Excel Telecommunications when at one time they were the 3rd or 4th largest long distance provider in the USA. Excel started in Dallas Texas and after they went out of business back in the early 2000’s many of their executives started up Ignite Energy to sell electricity service instead. The telecommunications market dried up as margins grew thinner and thinner and so the deregulation of the Texas electricity market provided a quick and easy leap from Excel to Ignite for many of the founders that worked the direct sales model over at Excel. Affordable Energy has recently kick started their MLM electricity sales business by offering a compensation plan that looks a little more familiar to that of the Ignite and Ambit Energy compensation plans but still quite a bit different. The overrides received through signing up reps is one of the main things we noticed that looks similar to the other compensation plans. The similar plan makes since as many companies like Ambit Energy, Ignite, and Excel have created very large successful organizations by implementing such plans. It is our opinion that Affordable Energy is positioning itself for quick growth over the next year with several undisclosed but big things in the works to compete with the Ignite and Ambit opportunities.

MLM Companies Are Popular in The Texas Market

In Texas there has been a slew of Texas electricity companies following in the tracks of Ignite Energy who started up a MLM division of their company to sell electricity service through a direct sales MLM business model. Ignite has a traditional division of their company called Stream Energy to keep risk at a minimum. Similar to Ignite Affordable Energy also has two divisions with both a traditional electric company and a direct sales MLM side to the business. Ignite claimed at one time they had 400,000 electricity service customers in Texas and although smaller than TXU or Reliant it is still a pretty big chunk of electricity service customers and enough to make Reliant and TXU Energy worry a little. I believe TXU and Reliant Energy have a few million residential electricity customers a piece which makes me wonder how far off Ignite Energy would have to meet or beat those numbers. Take for instance where Ignite Energy sprouted from when they first started business at the Dallas Infomart. Excel became the 3rd or 4th largest telecommunications company in the United States. This type of success means it is not completely inconceivable for a company like Ignite or Affordable Energy to meet or surpass the amount of electricity customers companies like TXU and Reliant Energy have.

Larger Payouts For Signing Up Sales Associates

With the increased money to be paid out when a sponsoring rep signs up someone else it becomes much more attractive for professional MLM business people to sign up to sell for Affordable Energy. One pattern that we have seen with successful companies is waiting for some other company to lead the way and than come in and reinvent the wheel and take over. In fact many companies have done this and have taken over the business of prior leaders in the market. For instance, Yahoo at one time was the leader in search but Google came in several years later with a much better search engine and took them over by a large margin. Tivo was a great idea that involved recording TV shows in real time to be watched later and giving people the ease of fast forwarding through commercials. Satellite and cable television companies have added TV recording to their boxes and have far outsold Tivo ever since. Whenever a new technology or product comes out you can bet another company will come out a few years later and out do them. This is the expectation that Affordable Energy has when people decide on what direct sales MLM company to go with.

The Downside To Direct Sales and MLM

The downside to direct sales and MLM companies is that many of them eventually go out of business as the pyramid like structure kind of implodes on itself. The math seen in a typical rep and sales growth chart resembles a pyramid and cannot sustain itself based on the representation. A few at the top end up making a lot of money while those at the bottom may break even or lose money when involved in an MLM company. Knowing the risks of joining an MLM company to sell electricity service is important. As long as you are aware that the income representation is not typical of most sales reps you can join one of these companies with realistic expectations.

Learn More About Affordable Energy

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Ignite Energy, the Opportunity Of A Lifetime Or Maybe Not?

MLM electric companies operating in the Texas deregulated electricity market: Ignite Energy, Ambit Energy, Affordable Energy, GME, Zurvita Energy, and probably more.

Family Wants Me To Sign Up With Ignite Energy?

Ignite Energy like most MLM opportunities is one of those things you eventually will hear from a family, friend, neighbor, or complete stranger. This energy company started up here in Texas by a very smart and creative marketer and he brought on some key players from the now bankrupt Vartec\Excel Telecommunications MLM business. This new Multi-Level Marketing Company called Ignite quickly organized meetings throughout the state that are much like going to a church where the sermon is about an amazing money making opportunity.

The Hit TV Show Office Makes a Funny Yet Solid Point About MLM Schemes

If you haven’t seen the show, “The Office” you need to as it is the funniest show I have ever seen. One of The Office episodes makes a great point about MLM opportunities like Ignite. Michael Scott, the office manager at Dunder Mifflin tries to recruit his employees into joining an MLM scheme that he claims is not a pyramid. Check it out. I am sure you will likely laugh even if you do love the idea of the Ignite Energy opportunity.

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Ignite Top Money Earners

Several top money earners rolled over from Excel into the Ignite Energy opportunity. These key money makers also had that charisma to head up and lead the meetings and inject the needed energy into the new representatives throughout the state of Texas trying to cash in on Texas electricity deregulation. The meetings have been a success and now it is hard to travel through a town in Texas without seeing an Ignite magnetic sticker on the side of someone’s car. Unlike Mary Kay, Avon, and Quickstar there is no inventory to hold on to and then turn around and sell. This means the capital investment in the opportunity is small. For many, this lure of a low cost low maintenance business is what draws them in. The residual money is paid out to sponsors on several levels as overrides from the sales of the representatives underneath them grow larger. A small percentage of income paid residually from each rep underneath you could amount to tens of thousands of dollars a month. The problem is not with the Ignite Energy the company but with some of the sales people MLM companies can attract.  The way it normally happens is you will have a rep you sponsor into the business and they will usually sign up about 1 friend and 2 – 3 family members as residential electricity customers and that will be about it. The rep is required to pay their yearly membership dues to stay in the business and if they sponsor someone they will get a large payment for this. The rep ends up making more money by sponsoring someone then they will from the electric customers they or their reps gather. The ones who make overrides from those they sponsor are the ones who sign up multiple reps and see to it that they get their minimum sales quota that is required for both them and the sponsor to make the residual money off of. In our opinion an affiliate type of pay program is a better choice where you concentrate on signing up electric service customers rather than building a downline. If Ignite Energy has an affiliate option we encourage you to do this instead.

Charismatic MLM Evangelists Travel Like A Tent Miracle Meeting Worker

The go getters in the Ignite business opportunity and any other MLM opp end up becoming a charismatic character that new comers begin drooling over and driving far and wide just to hear how they made it big in the MLM opportunity. This charismatic MLM’er is the one that makes the big money by gaining large crowds and creating that momentum that will drive his sales force into signing up more reps and customers into the business. He remains the top dog while his followers barely manage to meet their sales quotas. That is ok for the big guy as he gets large overrides on each rep that signs up in the opportunity even if only a few customers are signed up. This means that the newcomer signs up his family and friends and the sponsor leader receives a big check for the new representative joining the business. As the MLM business grows and you analyze the sales commissions you notice that most of the money being generated is from reps joining the business rather then energy customers signing up for home or commercial electricity. Building a large congregation to help spread the miracle of MLM by word of mouth is the goal and serves the MLM evangelist by creating the same enthusiasm of a fake miracle worker bringing in large offerings. In our opinion a much better use of your time would be in signing up with Ignite through an affiliate type of pay plan rather than trying to build a large downline. You can make money through an MLM downline but statistically not very many people make the kind of money you might see in a perfect world commission example that you see on opportunity presentation charts. An easy way to determine if you have a statistical chance at being a winner in an MLM work from home opp is to ask for a income disclosure statement. This type of statement will show how many people in Ignite make over $100,000 or more as well as other income tiers. You can review this and determine base don how many have reached a certain income level if you have a chance. We also recommend inquiring about how early did those making that kind of money join the opportunity to help in making your decision.

How Do The Real Money Makers Make It Big?

Next time you are asked to join an “opportunity” be sure to pay close attention to how the real money makers make their money. They are not sitting idly by as the money flows in. They are the charismatic leaders up on stage that travels the roads of Texas in a tour van as if living it up like a rock n’ roll rock star. Whether or not these guys are raking it in yet is beside the point. They fake it til’ they make it and reap the rewards with the less charismatic passerby’s never realizing the difference. Once the MLM Company goes bankrupt the big guys move on to the next biggest and best MLM opportunity on the scene. This is a characterization of what some of the sales people who join an MLM company like Ignite Energy are like and typically do. There are reputable people in MLM companies including Ignite Energy and it is important you sign up with someone who is not giving false claims of riches or exaggerated stories about success.

Should I Join The Ignite MLM Company?

If you truly must join the Ignite Energy opportunity you will want to take a survey of what is at stake. Will you be ok if 10 years down the road the business is bankrupt and you lose all your residual income? Are you willing to start working as a traveling salesman? All the big money makers travel throughout the state promoting the business. Do you realize the opportunity takes really hard work and a natural ability to be outspoken and zealous about the business to anybody and everybody? Are you prepared to go in it realizing most of the people you talk into the business will be wasting their money so you can get paid? Statistically only the leaders make the money while the grunts that sign up their friends and family and stay home are basically making money for the leader. If you are the type to go out and spread the Ignite gospel aware that you are selling something that will waist that persons time and money then you may be able to do this otherwise it’s best to leave this opportunity alone. Stream Energy is the channel that deals directly with the public, Ignite Energy is the MLM division that provides the opportunity available to independent representatives. If Ignite Energy offers an affiliate program for just signing up electric service customers we believe in our opinion that you should consider doing this instead.

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Some other MLM electric companies in Texas are, Affordable Energy, Ambit Energy, and Zurvita Energy

Other opps not considered MLM: New Age Energy Power Brokers

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