Be a Utility Warehouse Partner
Be a Utility Warehouse Partner
It can be difficult when looking into opportunities such as being a Utility Warehouse Partner, and finding that much of the information is conflicting. As an existing Utility Warehouse Partner, I hope to iron out the details for you and explain some of the misgivings others may have faced during their experiences. I believe that being a Utility Warehouse Partner is a fantastic way to make money whether as a full time career or simply as a side venture. Hopefully once you’ve read what I have to say, you’ll be able to make a better judged decision for yourself.
You begin by signing up as an Partner, collecting customers who use our services. Once you have three such customers, you become a Qualified Partner and earn an on-going commission every month for the services each of your clients use; so in short, the more clients with more services you bring to Utility Warehouse, the more money you can earn each month. To qualify for your ongoing commission payment you do need to sign one customer up each month, although this requirement is removed when you reach fifty customers.
You pay £100 for your start-up pack which includes brochures and forms and other promotional materials. Once you’ve signed up three people within thirty days then that sum is returned to you. There is no stock to carry, no finances to look after but a monthly income. You also earn a Customer Gathering Bonus of up to £40 for every new customer on top of your regular monthly income based on the services that Utility Warehouse provide for them. Being a Partner is flexible to your own requirements, and helps you save money on your own bills as well.
When you get to 200 customers, the company let you take one of these out for a spin for a whole month!:
Even the training is flexible, with free of charge online modules and classroom training held at over forty five training centres throughout the country. You choose how often you attend. You’ll be shown how to promote the services, which will help your confidence increase. Some people think it is necessary to choose whether to take it on in a full time or on a part time basis. The reality is that in the early days your commission is likely to be low while you build up a customer base and grow your team. For that reason almost all Utility Warehouse Partners start out part-time and migrate to full time when the timing is right. The beauty for busy people is that it is flexible to suit your lifestyle.
Become a Customer
Many current Partners started as customers and were so happy with the services that they wanted to join as Partners.
For example, Haley O wrote on Netmums:
I signed up as a customer a few months ago as I saw Utility Warehouse as a forward thinking company and the Partner that signed me up was a friend who I trust implicitly. I am very happy with the amount I pay for the same gas and electricity I was using before!
Kellie H from Netmums said
I joined about 6 months ago and I’m really enjoying it. The recommendations in Which magazine have been great and it’s recession proof
Qualities for Success
It is in the Utility Warehouse Partner’s nature to be patient and honest. All the sales are done through word of mouth, which is easy when you have as much confidence in the services as we do. It’s easy to be enthusiastic working for a company that promises to be cheaper than the ‘Big 6’ and has competitive rates for all of its services. The benefits speak for themselves and Utility Warehouse truly looks after their Partners and customers. They have already won ‘Company of the Year’ by the Financial Times, but there is still plenty of growing to do which is what makes Utility Warehouse an amazing opportunity not to be missed.
Slow and Steady Wins the Race
Some confusion stems from those who think that being a Utility Warehouse Partner is part of a ‘get rich quick’ scheme. That just isn’t the case. It is a fantastic way to earn money around a busy lifestyle, and you get out of being a Partner what you put in. The more time and effort you put in, the more money you can make. Once you’ve got a client base, the rest is straightforward. You can build yourself a team and then earn a more substantial income, earning a commission from other Utility Warehouse Partners you have introduced. As a team your success grows in tandem, as well as your income.
In short, Utility Warehouse gives you amazing services and the tools to sell it; the rest of the journey is for you to charter yourself. The opportunity gives everyone a chance for control over their extra income, as well as the hours they put towards it. And that is a rare find indeed.
Got a question of your own? Hit “leave a reply” at the bottom of this page, I read every comment.
By Jonathan Hamilton.
Apr 16, 2014 @ 14:45:30
Hi there. I’ve just signed up to beomce a distributor and I have started the online training, which I’m halfway through.
At this stage it still seems a but of a blurr, but I just wanted to know some facts and figures really.
If I spent 10 hours a week working how much would I expect to earn?
How long would it take for me to do it full time?
I do have a mentor which I’ll also ask but I would like also to start to get to know other people who are probably in the same boat as me.
Apr 16, 2014 @ 16:09:06
Hi Jonathan, thanks for your message and great to hear that you are a Utility Warehouse distributor now. If you do about 10 hours a week, consistently, I would say 1 hour on phone calls, 3 hours on networking and 6 hours on appointments, then you are likely to get 3-4 customers per week and 1 new distributor per week. That is pretty good going if you can keep it up for a couple of years. You earn about £5 per customer (per month, forever) that you sign, the income from your team is more of a slow burn but it is where the long term money is.
Full time usually takes about 6-7 years of consistent effort. 10 hours a week is an excellent commitment – make sure you stick to it and keep focused!
Feel free to post back here with your experiences, I’d love to know how you get on.
Aug 14, 2015 @ 13:23:38
It works out at about 10% of what you would have earned if you had signed up the customers yourself. Full details are in your manual.
Dec 14, 2015 @ 15:22:49
Hi, I have signed up to be a Distributor but now need to cancel it as am leaving the country.. Within what period of time can I cancel it to receive a refund of the signing up fee?
Dec 14, 2015 @ 17:50:53
Many thanks for your message!
Suggest that you contact partner services who will be able to advise you on this. My understanding is that the fee is refundable in full in the first 14 days. After that up until 90 days, 75% is refundable. I believe both are subject to you returning all materials sent to you and that reasonable deductions may be made for any materials that you have used.
Hope that helps and best of luck with your travels!
Sep 27, 2016 @ 22:02:24
Hi there. How much is the current joining fee to be a distributor and is there anyone in the forest of dean locally I could meet up with?
Oct 18, 2016 @ 21:33:52
The finance has been restructured recently – it is now £100 if you sign up as a customer first and 199.75 if not.
Hope that helps?
Jan 14, 2017 @ 07:54:46
Hi Jonathan, excellent blog here. I am interested in joining Utility Warehouse as a distributor.
On their website it says you can only join through an existing distributor.
Is this still the only way, or is there a way to join up directly? Thanks!
Jan 21, 2017 @ 15:45:13
Glad you are finding the blog useful!
Have emailed you directly.
Look forward to working with you!
Feb 27, 2017 @ 15:11:52
I was interested in becoming a distributor and can commit approximately 10 hours per week working on this.
I was hoping you could email me with a clear and concise breakdown of the initial costs of getting started? And if there are any further costs that aren’t detailed in the articles?
Many thanks for your time.
Mar 01, 2017 @ 12:21:09
Many thanks – great question!
It costs £100 to apply and you should also factor £80 for business cards. I would budget approx £200 a year for travelling to and getting admission for company events.
Hope that helps & look forward to working with you!
Mar 17, 2017 @ 10:52:54
Hi is it possible if I am 16 that I can become an independent distributor? Thank you
Mar 17, 2017 @ 14:48:39
Unfortunately no – you do need to be 18+ to sign up as a Utility Warehouse distributor.
Apr 04, 2017 @ 14:31:57
How do I go about getting customers? Do I cold call people? Door knock? or do I get leads to follow up on in my local area?
May 01, 2017 @ 13:32:54
Many thanks for your question.
The unlimited free training from Utility Warehouse will help you with this. It is usually best to start with your ‘warm’ list of people who already know you. After that business networking like BNI or 4N are good ways of getting further introductions.
Hope that helps & look forward to working with you!