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 #OhmHours, but how you can score the most #OhmHour 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 more than doubled their base points!

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

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. 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. 

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 1.5x multiplier on all of your #OhmHours while you remain in Gold status.

Here's how it works: We look back at your previous 10 #OhmHours over the last 6 months 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 1.5x 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 2x 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 2.5x 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! 

What else gets me points?

Mega and Prize #OhmHours

Still another way OhmConnect helps you make money is by offering occasional Prize and MEGA OhmHours. Prize #OhmHours offer you the chance to win a bi-weekly prize, instead of getting points. MEGA #OhmHours are extra-valuable #OhmHours that reward much higher points payouts than regular #OhmHours, but you'll need to work harder to meet the criteria set for them. You may need to reduce below 70% of your forecast, or flip your breaker, but the increased payouts are worth it!  Read more about MEGA here.

In short....

  1. Always reduce below your forecast. That's #OhmHours 101.
  2. Avoid opting-out, as it breaks your streak. 
  3. Reduce as much below your forecast as possible, to get to a higher Status and earn more points
  4. Pay extra attention to Prize and MEGA #OhmHours — you might earn big prizes whenever one comes your way

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

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