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.

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

Learn more about traditional Texas electric companies that do not operate as an MLM company: Champion Energy, Bounce Energy, Startex Power, Spark Energy, Green Mountain Energy and many more at Electricity Bid.com

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