Zurvita and MXEnergy take on MLM Electric Service

Other MLM Related Electricity Companies Competing With Zurvita Energy

Ambit Energy – started after Ignite and uses a similar compensation plan and borrowed some execs as well. Ignite and Ambit do not get along.
Ignite Energy – The first MLM electricity service company in Texas when Texas deregulated. Many sales associates came from the bankrupt Excel telecom.
Affordable Energy – A traditional electricity company which added an MLM side of their business to add market share in an attempt to gather as many customers as companies like Ignite which claims to have 400,000 electric service customers.
New Age Power Brokers – A recent development as of 2009 that offers a business to business referral network but their claim is that they are not an MLM company like Zurvita, Ignite, and Affordable Energy.
GME – Green Mountain Energy Company is a traditional electric company that added an MLM division in an attempt to add additional market share. They pride themselves in their green and renewable energy choices.

Zurvita is a new MLM Energy Business Based in Several States

A few companies have followed after the steps of Ignite Energy to see if they too can increase their market share by creating a multi level marketing company to add additional electric service customers to their company. Ignite started after Excel Telecommunications went out of business. Excel sold their downline list to Shaklee (a vitamin MLM company) and many of these Excel reps said, “no thank you” and helped to start Ignite. Based on online information it is said that Ignite has signed up over 400,000 electric service customers. This is not confirmed but if this is true it makes since why traditional electric companies like MXEnergy, Green Mountain Energy and Affordable Power Plan would attempt to create an MLM company to add additional customers. If Ignite did it then it would make since that other electric providers could do the same thing. Zurvita is located in several states although the biggest market with an incentive for customers to switch providers remains in Texas. The margins are a bit thinner in other states with little if no incentive to switch providers.

Energy MLM’s Overdone in Texas

An issue with MLM is that it can sometimes be overdone. As an example, Ambit Energy is a close copy cat to Ignite Energy and both Ignite and Ambit Energy are on the decline as this opportunity has been heard by most people in the state of Texas and not as many people are interested anymore. In order to start up a succesfull MLM electric service company you need a different compensation plan then the other electric providers that will raise eybrows enough to attract people to the opportunity. Many people joined Ambit, Ignite, and now Zervita but haven’t made that much money. The hard part of the business is signing up electric service customers. Ambit, Ignite and now Zervita pay out a very small amount in residual income for personally sponsored electric service customers.

Don’t Waste Valuable Time

If you have spent anytime at all in building an MLM business you may know that you can waste several years signing up sales reps and getting the needed electric service customers only to have made a few hundred dollars over the course of the year. You don’t want to just be spinning your wheels for a year to find out the opportunity isn’t going to work for you. When choosing an MLM opportunity you want to make sure you get paid very well for signing up personally sponsored electric service customers. This will allow you to build up a traditional income while also building an MLM sales organization. By having a traditional commission pay structure for personally sponsored electric service customers you can create a business with little risk that the opportunity will not work out. You can then also build an MLM sales organization and not have all your eggs in one basket hoping that your downline takes off. Not everybodys downline takes off, especially if you came into the work from home opportunity late in the game.

Which MLM Electric Companies are Worth Joining?

A couple of work from home energy businesses that have a good upfront pay plan for personally sponsored electric customers are with Affordable Energy and Green Mountain Energy. Both of these companies started out as traditional energy companies and continue to have their two divisions. You can make very good money signing up personally sponsored electric service customers with these two companies. The residual with both of these providers is about $6 a month per customer. There is also a customer aquisition bonus with either company anywhere from $10 – $20 per customer. Affordable Energy offers the added benefit of being able to sign up commercial energy customers. A new commercial energy opp in Texas has created a little buzz known as New Age Energy Power Brokers. New Age mainly brokers commercial power for Glacial Energy which is licensed in several states. Sales associates get paid 40 percent on the commission New Age receives. This means that if a store using 40,000 kWh a year signs up a sales associate will make about $4 a month in commission on that customer. Many people see the 40 percent and say wow before doing the math. This is good commission but one must consider the customer you should be targeting to make money at something like this.

Ambit Energy a Scam or a Great Opportunity?

Texas Electric Company Deregulation

Electricity deregulation in Texas has provided some great opportunity to investors and small business owners in the state looking for a new way to make some money. Ambit is one of over 40 Texas Retail Electric Providers in the state selling retail commercial and residential electricity.

 

Ambit Energy Electric Company

The problem is not so much of an issue for those needing to have their electricity turned on or even by the company Ambit Energy but by those who think they have a good chance of becoming a millionaire or at least rich after the process of signing up to become an independent representative for Ambit Energy, Ignite, Affordable, or any of the other direct sales and MLM companies out there selling electric service in Texas.

The danger in this way of thinking is that if it is supported by some of the company’s spokesman it allows the beginning people in the MLM company to become wealthier while the new people signing up make more for their sponsor’s then they will for themselves. A better approach is to see this as a part time thing you might be able to make some extra cash with. An income report from the company showing just how many people make over six figures with an MLM company is a great way to decide if you have a statistical chance of making an opp like this work even if giving it 40 hours a week.

Not all Ambit Energy sales reps profit through their compensation plan in a dishonest way by promising new recruits hundreds of thousands and millions of dollars. If you do want to sign up with Ambit Energy we  encourage you to sign up with Ambit through a sales consultant of theirs that approaches the business in an honest and ethical manner. Our opinion is that you should sign up on their affiliate program which offers you the opportunity to sign up electric service customers directly without the need to build a downline. We believe you will save yourself much time and money by going directly for the customers rather than trying to make the MLM downline work in your favor. We have met and talked to a few Ambit Energy people that are honest and ethical about this opportunity and do not make outrageous claims. We believe these are the people you should associate yourself with if you decide to do this opportunity.
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What you will not find in the Ambit training material are some of the tricks of the trade that some of the seasoned MLM’ers use to make the MLM opp work. Many successful MLM’ers stack sales representatives and put customer’s under them if necessary to make the whole MLM sales structure pay out correctly so that you do make money. This idea is not discussed by Ambit Energy’s corporate offices as it is borderline illegal to structure the business to primarily build up independent sales reps with no emphasis on customers. The truth is although some of the top guys stack reps under other reps to build up their sales commissions they rely on these sells reps to sign up their friends and family. All of this primarily helps these super MLM sales people. If a new Ambit Energy sales rep wants to make the kind of money these guys make they would need to pull off some of the same type of stunts. Traveling the state, stacking reps and being that charismatic spokesman for the company is usually what it takes. The problem is that these techniques are not always explained  in the sells pitch and most people walk away thinking that the business will be easier than it really is. The truth is that the time it will take to make a truly successful business with Ambit through an MLM downline could be better spent starting a more traditional business or signing up on Ambit Energy’s affiliate plan and just sign up customers. The typical example pyramid chart showing what could be possible in a perfect world scenario is not an accurate representation of what someone in an MLM opp can expect. An income disclosure statement showing exactly how many people make over six figures would be a helpful guideline in deciding if this is right for you.

Many See the Ambit Energy Pyramid Scheme as Old Hat Hyporama

The Office scene about a calling card pyramid business shows that the amazingness of the MLM compounding effect has lost some of its luster as many have tried and been burned by pyramid schemes. The law on what denotes a pyramid scheme and what does not is open for interpretation but as a rule to make it legal a genuine product is required. The Ambit Energy Company opportunity is a great way to make money if you are realistic about how much you can make with something like this and it helps if you go ahead and decide if the affiliate or MLM based business model is best for you. In our opinion Ambit’s affiliate option is the best way to go.

Reality is Many MLM Companies Like Ambit Don’t Make It

Many of these types of MLM companies go out of business or bankrupt due to a concentration on recruiting reps while the customers dry up. Excel Telecommunications was one of the more successful MLM companies of the last 20 years in a deregulated industry and is a perfect example of an MLM company growing into a thriving success only to eventually implode on itself later. By having a concentration focused on recruiting new reps the whole MLM may topple down. Because there is a high percentage of this risk you could very easily be wasting 5, 10, 15 years building a business that will have nothing to show for you when it finally goes out. This is a warning when working with any MLM company including  Ambit, Affordable or Ignite Energy, Amway, Quickstar, Mary Kay and so on. You can make money with these companies but is it really worth the investment in time and personal relationships that could become ruined in the process by promising riches? If you choose to sign up with one of these MLM companies we encourage you to concentrate your efforts in signing up electric service customers and consider the downline part of the business an added bonus. By concentrating most of your efforts on building a downline you will find that most people in the business do not make enough money to justify the time spent in building their MLM structured sales team.

The downline you create may pay out decent money to some of the top people in your up-line but you or those you recruit will not see most of this money in most MLM type businesses. Instead of making money through sales associate recruiting we recommend just signing up people to the product or service in this case it being Texas electricity service.

Some other MLM or Direct Sales companies in Texas are, Zurvita Energy, Ignite EnergyAffordable Energy, and New Age Power Brokers.

Some other traditional Texas electric companies: Bounce Energy, Spark Energy, Champion Energy, Startex Energy and many more.

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