Did you know that your electricity provider can actually help you save money? With a broker, we comparison shop for you so that you always have the best deal.
If you have ever comparison shopped for an expensive item, you know that your chances of finding a spectacular deal increase with the number of options you find. If you only find three companies offering the product you want to purchase, then you are limited to the best deal out of those three providers. If you search deeper and come up with 20 companies offering the same or similar products, then you have a more competitive playing field and will likely find an exceptional deal.
The same goes when you shop around for the best rates and contract terms for your energy services. The energy market is much more complicated than the market for a blender or a pair of running shoes, but you still need to compare prices from as many suppliers as possible in order to secure the best deal possible.
The problem is that you may not know about all of the energy providers currently offering services in your area. You may see the advertisements that arrive at your home or office, but there are some providers that don’t rely as heavily on direct advertising to potential customers. You may also miss some advertisements because your eye for junk mail isn’t too focused. Unfortunately, this means you are missing out on opportunities to expand your playing field and find the best deal possible on energy services.
That is where an energy brokerage can help you out. Brokers already have information on a wide number of providers, so they can help you cut corners when comparing rates. By working directly with a number of suppliers, they stir the competitive market so that the best rates are offered along with the best contractual terms. This doesn’t cost you anything as a consumer of energy, but it can dramatically increase the number of energy provider options on the table so that you find a great deal without wasting time digging around for information.
Think of a brokerage as a consultant working directly with multiple service providers and a long list of consumers. These middlemen bring energy suppliers in contact with more energy consumers, encouraging healthy competition and the best possible deals. They also help consumers find smaller suppliers that offer exceptional rates and services without heavy advertising.
An energy MLM is a multi-level marketing scheme that allows you to work directly with one energy supplier. As you encourage other people to sign up for services with a particular provider, you earn savings on your own services. You can even earn free services with some MLM opportunities. You may also receive vacations and luxury gifts in return for your efforts to market for the provider.
The biggest difference is that a brokerage works with many different electricity providers to encourage competition while an MLM representative is partial to one provider because they want to receive those rewards. Joining an MLM also requires you to put out some effort and possibly spend some money marketing to other people while a brokerage won’t charge you anything while offering great rates and contract terms.
Even if you decide to join an energy MLM in order to work from home, you can use the services of a brokerage to get the best rates on energy for your home or business.