June 1, 2020: Please note that our status multipliers changed as of June 1, 2020. Gold has changed from 1.5x to 6x, Platinum from 2x to 10x, and Diamond from 2.5x to 12x. All #OhmHour events on and after June 1, 2020 will reflect these new multipliers, all events before June 1, 2020 will reflect the previous ones.


After your first couple of #OhmHours, you might be asking yourself, "How can I make more money with #OhmConnect?" 

The best way to get points is by beating your forecast during regular and MEGA #OhmHours or having devices turn off during AutoOhms.

But how you can score the most points?

The real money comes from the multipliers you can add to each #OhmHour. That's where Status and Streaks come into play. 

Check out this #OhmHour pro, and how their status and streak have vastly increased their base points!

Just a reminder: you won't earn points during Prize #OhmHours. Learn more about Prize #OhmHours here.

What is Status?

There are 6 status levels depending on your overall reductions during your #OhmHours. Carbon, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. But since we're here to maximize our points, let's concentrate on the real money-makers, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond.

Gold status
Once you reach Gold, you'll receive a 6x multiplier on all of your #OhmHours while you remain in Gold status.

Here's how it works: We look back at your previous 5 #OhmHours over the last 365 days and calculate the average energy you reduced. If your average reduction is more than 15% of what we estimated, you'll up-level to Gold Status and we'll give you a 6x points multiplier for your #OhmHours when you beat your forecast.

Platinum status
Now we're talking! If your average reduction is more than 40% of what we expected you to use, you'll up-level to Platinum Status and we'll give you a 10x points multiplier on every #OhmHour when you beat your forecast.

Diamond status
This is the top, folks! If your average reduction is more than 80% of what we expected you to use, you'll up-level to Diamond Status and we'll give you a 12x points multiplier on every #OhmHour when you beat your forecast.

So as you can see, once you get a decent streak going, you'll start to see a lot more earnings coming your way. Couple that with a Gold or Platinum status, and that's when the big bucks start rolling in!

June 1, 2020: Please note that our status multipliers changed as of June 1, 2020. Gold has changed from 1.5x to 6x, Platinum from 2x to 10x, and Diamond from 2.5x to 12x. All #OhmHour events on and after June 1, 2020 will reflect these new multipliers, all events before June 1, 2020 will reflect the previous ones.

What are Streaks?

Streaks are multipliers that add an extra 5% to each #OhmHour you complete in a row without opting out or going over your forecast.

The increased streak bonus gets applied to each consecutive #OhmHour… so you will receive a 5% bonus on your second #OhmHour once your streak is 2, 10% when it reaches 3, etc. up to 20 #OhmHours within the last 365 days. At and beyond a 20 #OhmHour streak, you'll earn a 100% bonus on your base points. Wowza!

Plus, we'll soften the blow if you break your streak above 20; You'll start over at 10 instead of back at 0. Worried about losing your streak? Once you have good number of tokens, you can purchase a Streak Shield card in the Token Marketplace which will allow you to maintain your streak if it is broken. 

How else can I earn?

MEGA and Prize #OhmHours

Still another way OhmConnect helps you earn is by offering occasional Prize and MEGA OhmHours.

Prize #OhmHours offer you the chance to win a bi-weekly prize, instead of getting points. They primarily occur happen from October to May.

MEGA #OhmHours are extra-valuable #OhmHours that reward higher points payouts than regular #OhmHours. The best way to capitalize on MEGA #OhmHours is to make sure you go into them with Gold, Diamond, or Platinum status to take advantage of those sweet bonus multipliers. Read more about MEGA #OhmHours here.

AutoOhms

AutoOhms award flat rewards for each smart device you have connected to your account. Learn more here!

In short....

  1. Always reduce below your forecast. That's #OhmHours 101.
  2. Avoid opting-out, as it breaks your streak. 
  3. Add as many devices to your account as you can -- you'll earn a flat rate for each one that turns off in each AutoOhm
  4. Reduce as much below your forecast as possible, to get to a higher Status and earn more points
  5. Pay extra attention to Prize and MEGA #OhmHours — you might earn big prizes when one comes your way or earn more points than normal!

Still have questions? Feel free to contact support and we'll help you out. 

Did this answer your question?