I think it may have been said before that CTP is not exactly rocket science. It is all very straight forward actually as most people reading this blog will understand.
However we must not forget that it is designed to help those people who have just either stumbled online into the traffic exchange community or are converts from the “shiny object” school of messing up online.
A lot of these people are daunted by this strange world of clicks, badges, splash pages, auto-responder codes, opt-in codes and tracking.
So Nick has done something about it and created a program called, quite simply, Learn With Nick, where he helps people make the most out of CTP.
Nick is also giving out XP with his program as an incentive for people to join and to actually go on to use it and learn. So he is using gamification elements within a program which helps people use a program which is highly gamified itself. As Jon might say “let that marinate for a moment or two.”
So how do you earn XP from Nick’s program. Well each learning step comes with a quiz and for successfully completing the quiz you can earn XP.
In addition when Learn with Nick members complete the regular Certified and Expert status within CTP they will receive a 10,000 XP bonus just for doing so.
Great thinking here. So the incentives work by rewarding people who take action and the more action his members take the more they are rewarded. Sounds great to me. What do you think?