Energy Deregulation will create many millionaires and multi-millionaires there is not double about it. Do you remember when telecommunications deregulated and homeowners were given the opportunity to pay a much lower rate per minute for their long distance? MCI and Sprint both started off with network marketing models and then, of course there were MLM companies like Excel Communications that made history.
Chances are if you’ve been in network marketing a while you know or at least have heard of a few people who made a lot of money being in the right place, at the right time, with the deregulation of telecom. Well, we are on the ground floor of energy deregulation RIGHT NOW! Even more remarkable is that as an industry, energy deregulation is projected to be at least ten times larger than the deregulation of telecommunications. We are talking about a $500 BILLION industry! Currently about half of the United States is either fully or partially deregulated for natural gas or electricity and that list is growing quickly.
So How Can You Get Involved with Energy Deregulation?
There are many different ways and opportunities for you to get involved, earn an income and save with energy deregulation, depending on where you live and your business talents and aspirations.
1) You can simply be a customer and save on your electric or natural gas bill by choosing a supplier with more favorable rates than your local utility, if that option is available to you.
2) You can become a commercial energy broker, or essentially a marketing and sales representative for an energy supplier or firm that represents multiple suppliers. Your opportunity would be to prospect potential commercial customers interested in obtaining a better rate and provide them with a rate quote. You would receive a sales commission or possibly a monthly residual commission on your contracted customers, depending on the terms of the company you represent. There may or may not be a fee to be involved.
3) You can become a representative for a company with a network marketing model. With a network marketing model you will have the opportunity to earn upfront and residual commissions on your own electric and natural gas customers but also on customers acquired by representatives in your downline, depending on the compensation plan.
Breaking the Mold: A No Investment Opportunity In Energy Deregulation
Unfortunately, most of the network marketing opportunities involved with energy deregulation employ the traditional, fee to join model, which I am not particularly fond of. Typically, the fee to join is between $299-499. Most traditional network marketing companies also charge representatives a monthly fee for their website access in the range of about $25 per month.
I have two reasons that I don’t care for this model. First, it is well known in the network marketing industry that 9 out of 10 people who join a “pay to play” network marketing opportunity fail to earn back their initial investment. This often results in the unsuccessful rep having feelings of animosity towards their sponsor and can affect the sponsor’s reputation and relationships with friends, family and business associates.
The second reason I am not wild about “pay-to-play” network marketing opportunities in energy deregulation is because they can impact the potential of the opportunity itself. The network marketers who will make the most money in energy deregulation are the people who will be able to build a HUGE organization of reps and customers. Because energy is relevant to all people regardless of their economic situation or racial background, you want to be able to build a diverse organization. What do you think is easier? Convincing people to pay $299-499 to join your opportunity or providing them an opportunity to earn money by helping to save people money with no investment?
As of today, there in only one company in the network marketing industry that offers a no investment opportunity in energy deregulation. The company was just honored by Forbes magazine as the #57 most promising company in America. It was the only energy company on the list and also the ONLY network marketing company to ever make the Forbes list of the top most promising companies.
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