North American Power Review
A couple of weeks ago I made at trip to New York City to check out a company called North American Power, now called Thrive. North American Power started several years ago taking advantage of energy deregulation. Quietly they have become a leader in the energy deregulation sector, though they are offering more products now.
Quietly to the tune of doing $400 million in sales this year and not many people know about them. Yet…
I decided to write a North American Power Review based on facts about the industry and personal interviews with the North American Power leadership team. This North American Power Review should outline whether joining North American Power is a good idea, or not.
North American Power Review – Products & Services
Until recently (coinciding with the Thrive brand change) North American Power offered four categories of products. Electric, gas, solar and wind turbine power services. What’s unique about North American Power is their focus on clean energy and commitment to a cleaner environment.
For example, their green electric and clean gas products are competitively priced alternatives for electric and gas customers in energy deregulated states. The American Wind product, available Nationwide in all 50 states, offers everyone the ability to contribute to a cleaner environment as well as helping millions of people in Haiti.
Missions to Millions was established to donate a dollar per customer to a variety of charities for children, or those in Haiti suffering from hunger and poor housing conditions for example. To date North American Power has donated over $1,000,000 to both local and national charities through Missions to Millions.
Thrive, the new brand of North American Power launching this month, brings a new line of services focused on Home Security, Home Automation, and Video Survelliance/Communications. Vivint, Thrive’s brand partner for this product line, is the leader in Home Automation in the residential sector.
These services are designed to help protect your family with a monitored security system, video cameras to monitor activity from a mobile device and best in class home automation features.
Imagine being able to unlock doors remotely, turn off lights, monitor thermostat controls while you’re away, turn off the oven (appliances) or check on your babysitter as well. All from a user friendly app on your phone or remote computer!
That’s the power of The Vivint Home Automation solution offered by Thrive.
North American Power Review – Rates & 20 for Free Energy
Either way, when you enroll as a customer of North American Power, they offer a completely free business opportunity along with it. No autoship fees or website fees whatsoever. In fact, when you refer 20 customers to North American Power they will pay for your energy bill. It’s called 20 for free and very cool.
That’s pretty refreshing compared to the same ole “pay to play” MLM models. It’s a social commerce model where you simply become a customer and North American Power will pay you for referrals.
North American Power Review – Compensation Plan
The North American Power compensation plan is a hybrid unilevel in that it pays on your personal production and gives you benefit in helping your team grow as well. You only need to refer 5 customers to maximize the North American Power compensation plan and from there you can simply place customers under your level one representatives. Having built large organizations before, this comp plan is beneficial for all levels of representatives and especially those that are personally sponsored by good recruiters.
A good compensation plan is one that encourages personal customer acquisition along with helping your team build their organizations as well.
There are upfront bonuses along the way as you build your organization until you get the long term goal of residual income. As you rank advance in North American Power they will pay you bonuses as follows:
- Manager – 3 Teams of 10 Customers = $500 Bonus (Do it In 30 Days = $500 Additional Bonus)
- Senior Manager – 3 Teams of 25 Customers = $500 Bonus (Within 60 Days = $500 Bonus)
- Director – 5 Teams of 25 Customers = $1500 Bonus (Within 90 Days = $1500 Additional Bonus)
- Senior Director – 3 Teams of 100 Customers = $2500 Bonus (Within 120 Days = $2500 Added Bonus)
That’s a total of $10,000 in bonus potential if you meet the rank advance requirements within 4 months. There are more opportunities to earn income but this is the basic North American Power Compensation Plan explained.
North American Power Review – How Much is it to Join North American Power?
Keep in mind that North American Power is completely free to join as a customer of Electric or Gas services the states they serve. In other words, enroll as an electric or gas customer (possibly save money) and you’re a qualified representative of North American Power. The other option to become a representative is to purchase American Wind or Vivint Home Automation services offered by North American Power.
AMERICAN WIND® is a monthly program that supports “green energy,” and includes an exclusive mobile savings app, with discounts and deals at hundreds of nationwide brands; plus an opportunity to earn income when you refer other customers. American Wind® is available in all 50 states.
North American Power Rewards Program – Go Green, Save Green & Earn Green
When you choose American Wind®, North American Power purchases and retires Green-e Energy® Certified Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) on your behalf. Each REC purchased by American Wind®offsets the average1 home’s monthly power consumption, and supports the production of clean, renewable energy through wind infrastructure..
North American Power Review – Leadership Team & Staff
The most impressive part of North American Power is definitely the leadership team and the expectations they have of their employees. I met the co-founder Kerry Breitbart and this guy was amazing!
After being around other MLM leaders that are clearly self-centered ego maniacs in the past, Kerry could care less about what people think in my opinion which is very refreshing. His focus is clearly on building a solid income opportunity for his representatives that doesn’t CHARGE upfront to take advantage of it.
The “pay to play” business model (paying $300-1000 to get started) is broken, and it won’t ever come back! Kerry and the North American Power leadership team “get that” and they are committed to never charging for their opportunity.
Brad Tayles, the VP of Operations and John Costino, the VP of Sales and Training blew me away. Brad Tayles was the founder of ACN, a large telecommunications MLM that is still in business today. He and John built a multi-million dollar operation there but left for fundamental difference of opinions on charging for starting a business, breakaway pay legs among other things.
Brad and John understand the following truths about most MLM Companies and the MLM Industry in general:
- It’s a fact that 80-90% of MLM reps that pay $300 or more to join never make their money back
- The “Pay for Play” Model is Broken (Re-read truth #1) This is not Financial Freedom.
- The average MLM rep will sponsor 3 people. That’s It! Their comp plan allows for this simple fact
- The comp plan has to be consistent and rewarding. (I’ve been in a company that has cut my pay 4-5 times in the last 2 years and raised the price of entry $300 recently with no changes in value. Seriously) There is protection in place for the reps that drastic changes will not happen to the compensation plan.
- The Barrier to Entry has to be affordable for everyone. North American Power is either Free (if you’re a customer) or $20 per month. Period
North American Power started in a 700 sq ft cubicle in 2009 taking advantage of energy deregulation with just a couple of people. Now their office must be 30-40K sq ft with a couple hundred employees there. I saw focus groups in private rooms, smiling employees on the phone with customers, gourmet coffees and healthy snacks in a cool lounge area. Overall it looked like a very cool place to work!
North American Power Review – Conclusion
In short, I think North American Power is, without one shred of doubt, one of the most sensible home based business opportunities in America today. I also believe they are just getting started and will be adding more to the opportunity in the very near future.
After meeting the owners, staff and the leadership team, I have no reservations saying that North American Power will be a giant in the industry for years to come.
Join North American Power for Free or $20 Per Month
Imagine earning a renewable income simply by referring customers, then earning even MORE from their referrals. Now you can, without high start-up costs. As a North American Power Independent Representative, North American Power pays you for every
month your referrals remain customers. You’ll also have 24/7 access to dozens of powerful training tools, a personal website and toll-free representative support.
As a result of my visit to North American Power, I joined as a representative to market their energy services effective immediately. I have already sponsored 5 people so I’m no longer personally sponsoring more. I don’t have to!
I’m helping my team members with their business now and that’s exciting!
If you’re looking for a legitimate home based business opportunity to be a part of, I encourage you to take a close look at North American Power. I’m helping my team members with free leads and a nationwide directory of field leadership to connect people locally. Visit http://napower.com/694939 for more information