Make Money With Your OhmConnect Referral Link! 7 Email Templates to Get Your Friends and Family On Board

Whether you’re an independent user or a top-notch sharer, wouldn’t it be great if you had some more specific content you could share with your network to help get new referrals on board? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Sophie Lubin
March 16, 2018

So you’re a big fan of OhmConnect (Aw, shucks!). You regularly participate in #OhmHours, earning money for saving energy. Or let’s say you’re an OhmConnect referral pro: you tell people about it all the time and you’ve got lots of referrals who are making money by using less energy. Nicely done!  But whether you’re an independent user or a top-notch sharer, wouldn’t it be great if you had some more specific content you could share with your network to help get new referrals on board? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

For general answers about what OhmConnect is, visit our FAQ page. For detailed answers and tailored content for getting new people excited about and connected to OhmConnect, read on.

1. The ‘How to connect your utility’ user

If someone signs up, but doesn’t complete their account, here’s some language  to help them get their utility connected. Remember, until they do this (and reach Silver status) you can’t get your referral bonus.

If you’ve created an account with OhmConnect, but didn’t enter your utility name and password yet, here’s what you need to do next:

  1. Log on to your OhmConnect account at
  2. At the top left of this page, you’ll see ‘Your utility status’ with a big red button
  3. Click that button and you’ll be prompted to enter your utility username and password
  4. Once you’ve finished that, you’ll be asked to sign a document with DocuSign — the lawyers at OhmConnect need you to sign it so you can start earning money for using less energy
  5. After you sign that form, you’re done. But be patient: it can take up to 7 days for your utility to approve your account.
  6. You’ll get an email from OhmConnect as soon as you’re approved, and then you’ll be all set and ready to make money by saving energy!

I know it might seem like a lot, but it actually takes about 30 seconds to sign everything and get fully enrolled.


2. The ‘You-can-make-a-boatload-of-cash’ pitch

Sometimes when you explain OhmConnect to people, they don’t realize just how much money they can actually make. Here’s how you might explain it:

I use OhmConnect — have you heard of it? It’s a new service that helps me reduce how much energy I’m using. And they pay me!

Joining OhmConnect is free, and it gets better the more you use it. Since I started, I’ve been getting paid to use less energy. That means I’m making money from OhmConnect, PLUS my utility bill is lower each month since my energy use has gone down. That’s a win-win in my book. Depending on how big your house or apartment is, you could make $100-300 a year just by using OhmConnect.

And there’s more: once you sign-up, you can start inviting other people to join, and then you’ll earn $20 for everyone that signs up with your link.  Use my code to join OhmConnect and start making cash for using less energy!


3. The ‘Energy-insider’ pitch

Often, the details of how OhmConnect works are too complicated to explain in a one-line post. Other times, you might find that people want to know what’s really going on behind the scenes. Here’s some of that insider scoop for you to use:

I’m using OhmConnect, a platform that helps me use less energy in my home!

The electricity we use every day comes from a complicated and interconnect grid and, just like most things, there’s supply and there’s demand. On the demand side, there’s how many people want to use energy at a specific time. On the supply side, there’s how much power the utility companies are able to provide. Sometimes, like when it’s really hot or really cold outside, these don’t matchup. And when that happens — when more people demand energy than the utility companies can supply — the cost to provide that energy gets both really expensive and really bad for the environment.

And that’s where OhmConnect comes in.

OhmConnect gets hundreds of thousands of people to use slightly less energy than they normally would. And when added together, that actually adds up to a pretty big amount — an amount utility companies are willing to pay for. And that’s because utility companies would rather pay OhmConnect users like me (and soon you!) to use less energy, than have to pay to turn on additional, dirty and expensive power plants.

So, what does that mean? It means we get paid to use less energy during high-demand times. Pretty neat, huh?


4. The ‘easiest-way-to-make-money’ pitch

Using OhmConnect is a super easy way to make money. Here’s how to explain how easy it is to get up and running.

Make money by linking your electricity account to OhmConnect then cutting back on electricity a few times per week. No work involved, just shut off those lights then cash out via Paypal!

To sign up, you’ll just need to enter your email and create a password. On the next page, you enter your utility account information and sign a form.  This is how OhmConnect knows how much energy you’re using in your house, so they can pay you when you use less!

Once you’re utility is connected, you might have to wait about a week for your utility to approve the process, but after that’s done, you’re all set — just save energy, and get paid. The whole process for you takes thirty seconds and is the easiest money you can make.


5. The ‘Let’s-save-Mother-Nature’ pitch

The planet needs advocates and activists and every little bit counts. Here’s some content you can use to explain how OhmConnect helps fight climate change.

I use OhmConnect — have you heard of it? It’s a new service that helps me reduce how much energy I’m using. At times like these, it’s important we all do our part to reduce our impact on the planet.

OhmConnect, and services like it help the electric grid as it shifts towards higher amounts of renewable, clean energy sources like wind, solar and hydro. When you take part in a planned, collective effort like OhmConnect, where you adjust your energy usage at key times when the grid needs it most, power companies don’t need to turn on additional, usually dirty, power plants.


6. The ‘A-picture-is-worth-1000-words’ pitch

Some people are more visual than others. Here’s a graph that explains what’s happening during an OhmHour and why OhmConnect pays you to use less energy.

Here’s a graph that explains what’s happening during an #OhmHour — a planned event that OhmConnect tells you about. During an #OhmHour, you’ll reduce how much energy you use, the energy grid will be less stressed, and you’ll earn money from OhmConnect. Win-win-win!

And here’s a picture you can use to explain how OhmConnect works in a nutshell:


7. The ‘Unplug-and-enjoy-your-life’ pitch

OhmConnect asks you to unplug for an hour a few times per week. Often people don’t realize how wonderful that can be for you and your family. Here’s how you might explain the “unplugging” feeling OhmHours give you — be sure to add how you love spending that hour yourself, too!

By joining OhmConnect, you’ll start saving energy and making money. But did you know it can also help you unplug and reconnect with what’s right in front of you?

Each week you’ll participate in #OhmHours: an hour, usually in the evenings, where you’ll do your best to use as little energy as you can. How? By turning off lights, unplugging unused electronics, adjusting your home’s heating or cooling, and other simple things like that.

But what’s next? What’ll you do for that hour? Well, you can go outside, play a board game, have a candlelit dinner, practice an instrument. All stuff that doesn’t use a ton of electricity, and the kind of activities we used to spend our evenings doing back in the day. It’s amazing how good it feels to unplug and reconnect with family and friends.

Join OhmConnect today: [PUT YOUR REFERRAL LINK HERE]

And there you have it! We hope these tips make it easier for you to earn cash for your OhmConnect referrals. Got questions about referrals? We’re always here to chat in the forum, or by email at

Sophie Lubin

Sophie Lubin is a Product Manager at OhmConnect. She focuses on improving the user experience, working to make the product more engaging and rewarding, and helping people love saving energy. Before joining the team, Sophie ran product and marketing at Scoot, an electric scooter company in San Francisco. Originally from Boston, Sophie has lived in the Bay Area for 7 years. She has a BA in Sustainable Development and English Literature from Columbia University.

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