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And The Winners Are......

Wow, what an epic event! Our off seasons here at CTP Teams are quite enjoyable including our most recent Badge Hunt where we awarded $500 in real cash prizes to these awesome sauce members below;

  1. Elina Balashova $70 tied for 1st
  2. Jo-Anne Muller $70 tied for 1st
  3. Candis Luther $15
  4. Leone Marziano $15
  5. Paul Wharton $15
  6. Rip Van Sky $15
  7. George Nikolis $15
  8. Tony Calabrese $15
  9. Deborah Cook $15
  10. Stephen Whittle $15
  11. Kathy Dyer $15
  12. Colleen Fitten $15
  13. John Novak $15
  14. Nancy Radlinger $15
  15. Hanumantha Rao Krishna Sridhar $15
  16. Mahaboobbasha Syed $15
  17. Brenda Broyles $15
  18. Ellyn Weber-Bynum $15
  19. Monty Ferbert $15
  20. Javier Godoy $15
  21. Karen Rowney $15
  22. Tracy Jupp $15
  23. Lynn M & Brian Cullen $15
  24. Kerri Foster $15
  25. Adi Calin $15


Congratulations to not only our winners but everyone who took part in this badge hunt, without you this wouldn’t be any fun to do so THANK YOU!! We’re getting ready for Season 7 in a few short weeks….Get ready, we’re about to take CTP Teams to a whole other level this time around….

Let’s rock!!!!!

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We all know that I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed.  I was utterly convinced that the Plus 1 Badge Hunt ended at midnight last.  Guess what?  It is really midnight tonight!

We will award over 16,000 badges.  A great number.

HINT:  Be on the lookout for ‘last day’ badge specials.  More than a couple people will change their requirements right at the end.  I know there is one at SeaLife Hits.

You have got to know that the Legacy team would be in the badge hunt.  They are specialists at leverage and are not going to miss this chance.  Some of the Legacy badges are surf requirements and some are “buy” badges.  Like I said earlier. it just never hurts to ask people to buy from you. Particularly when you have something good to give them.

Ben Frazier is another savvy TE owner that knows the value of leverage.  He has surf requirements at Tower Traffic and Advertising Maximizer as well as list building components. This isn’t Ben’s first rodeo, he is another guy that you could pattern your business after.

So now it’s really over.  This is an incredibly exciting time for TimTech and our friends.  The Plus 1 Badge Hunt finish coincides with the first round of playoffs.  What a swirl that has caused in the space time continuum.

It’s been real, it’s been fun.  I’m sure you haven’t heard the last of me.

I’m just sayin’

The last gasp, the fat lady sings, it’s all over but the shoutin’.

This is the very last update to the Plus 1 Badge Hunt.  It absolutely ends tonight at midnight EDT.

By any measure, it has been a success.  15,000 plus badges awarded.  Multiple badges given away over 400 times.  Literally thousands of new players exposed to the game.

I really expect a big rush to the finish on total badges.  I just have the feeling that several CTP teams have ‘delayed’ claiming badges until the playoffs began.

I have some hard numbers on my badge, number 161.  As of right this minute I have given away 176 badges that resulted in 108 NEW signups on my blog list.  That is the absolute most ‘bang for the buck’ of any advertising I have done this year.  And these are brand new subscribers to a list that has been around for several years.

Old friends like John Novak, Tony Tezak, William Miller, Jerry Ianucci, Andrew Stark and Renee Vorbach once again used the Plus 1 Badge Hunt to great success.  Newer faces like Doug Roehrig,  Kris Rogers, Leone Marziano, Susan Howarth, Thomas Sheets and Tim Hanson just clobbered this badge hunt.

It’s been a good run, for the hunters and the holders.

I’m guessing we will do it again sometime:)

I’m just sayin’

Plus 1 Badge Hunt has this update and one more and then it is done!  It’s almost the end and still there is a certain frenzy at the badges.  I really think there is some serious badge collection to be done.  Why?

Because CTP teams season 3 ended at midnight.  The playoffs for season 3 begin at midnight tonight (Monday).  How many savvy teams have qualified for badges and not collected them?  I’ll bet there are way more than a few in this category and that we will see a big uptick in badges awarded on the first day of the playoffs.

Which isn’t to say that the Plus 1 Badge Hunt hasn’t been a roaring success so far.  It has seen very near 14,000 badges awarded already, and more than 36 hours to go.

Remember that there are 75 people that are jockeying for position and the possibility for a prize.  I expect that list to change significantly before the end.

I always like to see what successful people do, and to pattern my business after them.  One of the very successful people in our sphere is Eric Goettman.  His 5 badges have two that are ‘sign up’ badges for business’ that Eric owns.  The other 3 are simple ‘buy anything from XXX site’ badges.

It just doesn’t hurt to ask people for a sale.  Eric has good TEs and with the 3 sale badges he gives you and I an incentive to purchase credits at his sites.  The nugget?  Don’t be afraid to ask your customers to buy.

I sweet guarantee that you will make way more money if you actually ask people to buy.

I’m just sayin’

So.  Every badge is created equal right?  Not so much.

There are 180 badges that are all more or less the same, but badge number 046 is special.  Brought to you by Sig Skeie and his cruising buddy Rob P, the formerly humble badge #46 is now the premier badge in the hunt.

It’s easy to get, just donate $5.00 to the TE Cares Clean Water program.  Your donation will ensure that people get clean water to drink and cook and bathe in.  Water is not a luxury in life, it is a necessity.

Clean Water is a bona fide charity and 100% of the donations go directly to the water project.  So far badge #46 has raised over $1000 for clean water.  It’s simply the best badge you can claim.  Let’s see if we can’t push it over $2000!

An old friend is in 4th place overall in number of badges awarded.  Tony Tezak, badge number 102. What is remarkable about that?  Well, Tony is one of the most astute businessmen in this part of the world and if he’s leveraging badges they simply must work.

A person could do a lot worse than just patterning his business by doing exactly what Mr. T does.  I’m not saying copy him, just do what he does.

Oh, okay.  I’m saying copy Tony.  Build a list, communicate with your list, and don’t be afraid to sell to them every now and again.  See what happens.

I’m just sayin’


The Plus 1 Badge Hunt marks a departure for us, and it is plainly showing in the badge totals and badge holders.

Some of you may not know that in some of the previous hunts I counted every badge every day in order keep everyone informed and up to speed.  It is considerably easier now that TimTech does the counting and sorting for us.

The badge hunters have changed some.  I see lots of new faces claiming badges and lots of new names on the list of people that will get paid for being in the top 75.  When there was only one prize (and often only one winner) there were a fairly small group of people that I noticed every day.  Now I see a much larger group.

News Flash:  Elina Balashova will not be the top badge claimer this hunt.  For those that don’t know, Elina won the first 4 badge hunt titles.  She has grown from monster surfer to owning SunshineSurfClub and giving out badges for surfing her site.

A year ago, almost nobody knew who Thomas Sheets was.  Just another face in the crowd.  Now he owns 4 TEs and is one of the people that really gets the leverage that is available by using the badge hunt and promos to grow his product.  Another person that has taken action and gone in way over his head.  And not only survived but is starting to thrive.

Who knew Susan Howarth a year ago?  Kris Rogers?  Leone Marzino?  Just goes to show that you can step out from the crowd.

The point of all this is that each and every one of us can do it.  I can do it, you can do it.  It takes hard work and dedication every day, but the growth potential in this business is just amazing.  It can start by getting more badges than you ever thought possible.  What are you waiting for?  The world awaits!


I’m just sayin’

Nich Grimshawe plus 1 badge hunt

How’s the hunting going?

It is Day 8 already which means we have reached the second week and there are still lots of badges to be found.

Nick Grimshawe is certainly having a good badge hunt so far and has been using his mailing list of subscribers to promote his badge and also using his badge to promote his mailing list.

Clever eh?

Basically if you are not on his list then you have to join and leave a comment on his Be-Inspired Facebook Page to get the badge.

If you are already on the list then you will have received an email from Nick directing you to his Facebook page to leave a comment and claim his badge.

Nick then checks the comments and sends out the badge code link.

Clever stuff. Simple but clever. Nick’s is badge number 163 if you want to add it to your collection.


SQSo today marks the return of Math Monday…well sort of.

I have been continuing to look through the clues posted by Plus 1 badge hunt sponsors and today I found an entry well worthy of a Math Monday slot courtesy of Douglas Roehrig.

This is clue for Badge 108:

Plus 1 badge hunt clue badge 108



We actually had a discussion in the TimTech chat room about prime numbers because of this clue. This is certainly one for Math fans, or at least internet search engine fans.

If you are a sports fan then you may like the clue for Badge 107 which is also one of Douglas’s badges in this hunt and for Badge 110 then it will certainly be an advantage if you are a classical music fan.

Douglas has two more badges which I have not mentioned so be sure to check out the main badge hunt contest page to discover those clues and the clues of all the other badge sponsors for that matter.

Finally if you want Badge 171 from Justin then all you have to go on is this clue:

Justin badge hunt clue for plus one badge hunt

Less than helpful you might think but not impossible.

Happy badge hunting.


Another week is coming to an end but our Plus 1 Badge Hunt is only just beginning.

It is now Day Three and already badge sponsors are adding subscribers to their lists, gaining downlines to their programs, making sales and bringing people to their blogs and websites.

In addition the badge hunters are getting badges – perhaps for activities they would have done normally but also for checking out new things online and seeing new parts of the internet they may not have visited before.

I have always said that badge hunts never fail to highlight the creativity and individuality of our awesome community and this badge hunt is no exception.

While there is nothing wrong with a clue which says “Click here to get my badge” other clues are designed to really make you think.

I mention this because one of the badge hints that caught my eye is this one from Renee Vorbach:

Plus 1 badge hunt badge 53 claim page

I will be honest here, I don’t know for certain what the clue means but I do know what a ‘not found’ HTTP error message is and I can certainly see how that could be worked into claiming a badge at Pistol Packing Mama.

In fact Renee is one of the badge sponsors who always takes time to ensure that her clues are very distinctive and unique to her.

Here is another one:

Plus 1 badge hunt badge 54 page

I like these clues…they are funny and they do require you to think or do some research and all roads lead to her traffic exchange which also makes a lot of sense for a TE owner.

If you also like the clues then Renee has three more badges in the Plus 1 badge hunt so make sure you track them all down.

The Plus 1 badge hunt has got off to a flying start with badges being claimed left, right and center.

With just over 20 hours gone 3,545 badges have been claimed already which is a great start indeed.

Whether you are a new member taking part in a badge hunt for the very first time or an old hand at it, then have fun.

For the first time in a TimTech badge hunt we have made it possible for the top 75 hunters to win a cash prize so there is everyghing to play for.

Teams can win prizes too so you can collect as an invidivual, as a team player or both.

Don’t forget that there is a badge hunt button on your CTP home page for the duration of the contest so you can quickly find out how many badges you have claimed so far and which ones you still need to get.

CTP Badge Hunt Button

Remember some badges are available throughout the duration of the contest and some are only available on certain days.

Here is an example.

William Miller has multiple badges in this contest and if you want to collect all his badges then here is how…

The “The Plus 1 Badge Hunt 100 Badge” at SurfSkeleton.com and “The Plus 1 Badge Hunt 126 Badge” at TrafficPharaoh.com will be available for free for the duration of the contest.
SurfSkeleton.com and TrafficPharaoh.com will each host 5 other badges apiece with the following schedule.

Badge#  Dates available:
#1  Sept 23rd , Sept 24th, Sept 25th
#2  Sept 26th, Sept2 7th, Sept 28th
#3  Sept 29th, Sept 30th, Oct 1st,
#4  Oct 2nd, Oct 3rd, Oct 4th
#5  Oct 5th, Oct 6th, Oct 7th

As always, you just need to click on any of the badges shown on the main CTP badge hunt page to see how to claim that particular badge.

Also keep checking back to this blog as we will also highlight some of the badges throughout the contest and Tom has said he will be posting some of the badge hunt statistics as they catch his eye.

Happy hunting everyone.