Plus One Success

Plus One

I’m writing this and so excited I can hardly sit still. This is a big day for TimTech but a Monster day for me. How come?

Announcing Plus One Success

This is the Jon Olson success plan all in one place. It is really a series of little things that really add up to big things. Jon has written an ebook that you can download. It’s just full of the good stuff. It’s like going to 23 TELive broadcasts at the same time only better.

And there is MORE. The book is rebrandable, if you upgrade. You think THE book by Jon Olson is going to have some impact? Yeah, probably.

Guess what? I still get sign ups from Pizza Plan, let alone from Pizza Plan 2. The rebrand is a moneymaker for years to come.

There is a full month worth of daily lessons from Justin Ledvina. I’ve heard them, this is Justin at his very best, and that is just damn good.

And MORE. There is a super upgrade that allows you to join the ‘Jon Olson Book Club’ You get a book mailed to you every month. Everybody gets the same book, and during the month Jon will have exclusive discussion groups to discuss the book and the impact on our business. How cool is that? What do you think the chances are of Purple Cow being the first choice? I don’t know, but I can imagine Jon going full tilt on that discussion!

A word of warning here. The One Time Offers are real, you will hate yourself if you don’t take it.

I need to tell. There are a couple of familiar names involved in this process that you might not have considered. Sunny Suggs and Winter Perkins. Sunny as the script wizard and Winter as the designer. How about that???

And more. Go take a look for yourself.

So why am I hyper? This is my first time to be a part of the TimTech team in the thrash to launch. It has been an amazing process to watch and be part of. TimTech doesn’t launch stuff all that often and I am completely jazzed.

I’m just sayin’

Trck.me v 1.0

Trck.me

Hey. Lookit me. I’m writing a TimTech blog. How cool is that?

Why the trck.me blog? Well, it’s probably the TT program that I know the best. I’m a geek, I love data and numbers and I really like trck.me. I keep playing around with it and testing and trying and finding out new stuff. I intend to hold court here at least once a week and would be honored if you would subscribe to this blog.

What is trck.me? It is a very simple and elegant ad tracker. Why do I need trck,me? To keep track of my hard earned credits and advertising. And so much more.

The intent of my writing here is to share some of the stuff I know, maybe some you didn’t.

So the topic this week is branding.

Really. Branding.

How can you use trck.me for branding? The obvious answer is by using the social bar above your ad (it’s a simple check box in the settings area).

The social bar shows your picture and the trck.me logo. It really doesn’t detract from your ad at all and shows who played this ad, and that you use trck.me.

Much more than that. By having the social bar displayed it shows people that you are sophisticated enough to use and work with a tracker, but that you are serious enough about your business to pay the monthly fee. There is definitely some prestige factor in it. That can not be overestimated.

Even if you don’t use the social bar (and there are some circumstances where you shouldn’t) just the trck.me address tells people that you are committed enough to your business to invest in a tool that will help you enormously.

So you can use your tracker for branding yourself and your business. Long as that tracker is trck.me from TimTech.

I’m just sayin’

Explaining

Splainin’

Anybody old enough to remember the “I Love Lucy” show? Desi Arnez routinely said “Lucy, you got some splainin to do”

I hope to do some splainin about TT current topics. Today’s topic is about CTP teams and the TT employee participation.

The Sites and How they are Chosen

First about the sites that have XP badges. Those people pay for the opportunity. They get to leverage TimTech’s expertise and huge base. TT makes money and leverages the site owner’s membership. It works pretty darn well for everybody.

What does that do for you, the member? Provides prizes and XP. Not to mention just a ton of fun. That seems to work out pretty well, too.

Daily Challenge, Vaults and Submarine Games are a little bit different. The only requirement of for an owner to buy these is that their site be equipped with incremental badges. Of course, there is a lot of excitement and activity with each of these.

Do the owners make any money from them? Here on the last day of June the DC is sold out for the rest of the year. Vaults are very nearly sold out in August and Sub Bombs are almost sold out in August. That says something about the value…

The Players

We had a TT team meeting the day the Outkasts disbanded. None of us, and I do mean none, were having any fun. Meaningless points leading to meaningless standings for meaningless reasons. If a thing isn’t fun, why do it?

There is no choice where I would go to play. I am Lucky 13 right to my bones, and the only place I considered was the Lucky 13 too. Anyplace other just would not have been a good fit for me.

Here’s the thing about me. I have always played to win. The scoreboard has always been important to me, it is now. I would love to see Lucky 13 Too dominate the SiteX division.

Another thing about me, is I play by the rules. I’ll push them, I’ll go right to the edge, but I have such respect for whatever game that I will not cheat, Not now, not ever. I want to win. I want to step on your throat, but I won’t cheat to do so.

The TimTech Perspective

We have been accused of using TT supplies to advance our positions. Let me tell you, that would be just like playing on the Outkasts. Meaningless. We already know what kind of fun that is: None.

The Reasons

How long do you think I would be employed at TimTech were I caught cheating? How long could they have a cheater on their staff? About 3 seconds is the answer to that.

How could ANY of us cheating possibly advance TT’s position? If the game is rigged, how long do you think the sponsors would stay? We make our living out of running a business that is trusted and admired. Do you really think any of us could or would jeopardize THAT?

So. The chances of a TimTech employee tilting the game are 0.00%. Think it through. We can’t, we won’t, we aren’t. There is no reason. None.

I’m just sayin’

Affiliates Only Please

You remember those old detective magazines?  True Confessions and stuff like that? Well, this is like that in a peculiar sort of way…

Being an Affiliate

First off, it isn’t about throwing a splash page in rotation at your favorite TE.  While advertising is certainly a part of being an affiliate, it doesn’t make you an affiliate.  That only makes you an advertiser.

It isn’t about hopping on the ‘hot new product’ even though that can be a part of being an affiliate.

It isn’t about waiting for the commissions to roll in.

It is about being affiliated with.

It’s about learning EVERYTHING about the product you have chosen to promote.  An affiliate should be able to answer any question about the site or product.

It is about being upgraded at the program you are promoting.  I have a serious belief that you can’t possibly sell what you don’t buy.  You might get some commissions, but if you don’t support YOUR program with your money how can you legitimately sell that to others?  You can’t.

It’s about giving part of yourself to the program you have chosen to affiliate with.  You give to the program and give to the people that are interested in what you are doing.

It’s pretty darn simple to be an affiliate.  Simple but not easy.  You have to do the work. No other path to success.

I’m just sayin’

 

Badge Hunt Stuff

“More than a Feeling…”

It’s badge hunt time, and it just didn’t seem right to post and not put the song I am listening to in the first line…

It IS badgehunt. Astounding numbers are everyplace, but as I write this (very early Friday morning) 10,000 badges awarded is probably less than an hour away. 10k badges in less than 4 days. Much the largest turnout yet. Much.

Have you checked out the Debra Chism and Sunny Suggs blog/spreadsheet project? Sunny has her spreadsheet helping all the serious and not so serious hunters.

And Debra? She is just knocking the blog post cold. It is so incredibly good it’s hard to believe that she hasn’t been doing it for years. Let me tell you, I’m really glad that I came before Debra rather than after. I’d hate to be compared to her work. I’m just sayin’

And more amazement? WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT THE TELIVE ROOM WOULD BE ‘THE’ HAPPENING PLACE???? Brian Cullen and the late night denizens of the room have turned it into party central. It’s simply amazing. Brian DJs and the others chat and remember and request songs that Brian plays and the room remembers and requests….

And yes. It’s good music. I’m listening to the ‘replay’ right now.

So much stuff happening, it almost feels like it will be good to take a break when it is over, right?

Well, don’t get too comfortable. I just happen to know that TimTech has a couple more ‘summer surprises’ in the works. :)

I have to tell you all that I had felt guilty about not doing the badge hunt project this time. Now I’m not guilty in the least, I’m just really glad that it has taken the next step. It’s really good.

Life is GOOD.

I’m just sayin’

From The Support Cave

Hi ya all. I am writing this from the depths of the TimTech support cave. It’s nothing like the Bat Cave, or even like the Karchner Caverns down the road here in Arizona. No, this cave is sorta small, damp, musty and well, creepy. They keep me chained to my desk 19 hours per day so I can fill my quota of support tickets.

Or not. I really like working for TimTech. What a great group of people to learn from. I am much richer for my experience.

It has already become obvious that some topics in support run in bunches. This topic is no exception.

Loyalty Bonus

Kore 4 upgrade, Rocket Responder membership and trck.me membership each qualify for a 100% team bonus. If you are a current member in good standing at all three you qualify for 500%.

Free trials DO NOT count. In order to get the loyalty bonus you must be a paying member of the programs listed.

We can and do have some difficulties with the bonuses showing up promptly and correctly. Not in every case, but Bill is working hard at cleaning that bug up.

It can take over 24 hours for the bonuses to show. It’s a simple fact as to how and when the database harvests new information. But if it has been over 36 hours we certainly want to hear from you about the problem.

So now you know the current hot topic on the TimTech support stove. I’m sure there will be more cooking soon.

I’m just sayin’

Get in Line, Stay in Line

Jon Olson wrote a post at Hit Exchange News that resonated with me.  I suggest you read it here, and see if it resonates with you.

It not only takes some time to succeed in this business, it takes some planning and doing.

The first thing is show up.  Every day.  No excuses.

Second:  Find that thing that makes you dance.  For me it has been trck.me (or more accurately, it was TE Toolbox).  I really love the information available there.  Find what moves you and learn EVERYTHING there is about it.

Third:  Make a plan.  This might be step 2a, but it needs to be done.  It can be as simple as “I will promote my passion at x, y, z and a, b, c” but you need to decide how you are going to pursue making a living on line.

Fourth:  Go.  Go all day every day and make sure everything you do is ordered toward your plan above.  Need to surf for credits?  Need to make ads?  Spend every bit of every day that you can working toward making your dream happen.

Fifth:  Repeat step four and modify step three.  Always remember that hope is not a plan.  Make it something you can actually do and measure.

And don’t stop.  You get out of line and you go to the back of the line when you return.  It’s that simple.

I know a few people that make their living online and right here in this business.  Lynn M and I go back a ways, and we have shared lots of ‘secrets’ and ‘honey holes’ over the years.  Lynn works hard, keeps records and is exceptional at finding the money at any given place.  Too bad you don’t have that list, right?  It could cut years off your timeline.

Well guess what?  Now you do.  Lynn has just now launched Commission Scoop.  It has ‘how to’ and ‘when to’ but it also has Lynn’s list.  It is a pretty valuable resource if you are even remotely serious about your craft.  It’s free to join, but you need to carefully consider the upgrade package.  It is easily worth the money…

So.  Recap:  Read Jon’s post.  Make your decisions and plan.  Join Commission Scoop.  Don’t stop.  Repeat.

I’m just sayin’

Ch Ch Ch Changes

Yes it’s true. I am Nerd #9, and have been for a whole week!

Things have changed pretty drastically for me, and the pace has been mind boggling.

First there was much my shortest job interview of my life. 60 seconds would cover the whole thing. Fortunately I wasn’t in shock so badly that I couldn’t say yes.

Then being welcomed to the TimTech team, getting my credentials and actually getting to go to work. And yes, Brenda is an awesome trainer!

I will say this about working at the support desk for TimTech. There are more than a few tickets that just make me smile.

As great as the change that opened the door to TT is the one I had to close. I’ll say it here and now, I love the Lucky 13 and not just the people that are there now, but the ones who have left the team. We all shared something very special and I am very sad to have left that behind.

Not that I was required or even encouraged to leave. It is just the right thing. I already know too much from working at TT, and much as I love Lucky 13, I can’t give them an unfair advantage. Just isn’t right.

Not to mention that my surfing and productive time is severely limited:)

But I was there at the start. That spark, the instant of creation of the Lucky 13 and CTP Teams. For those that don’t know it, Lucky 13 is team #2 formed, and I missed #1 by less than a minute. Long live the Lucky 13 and CTP Teams!

We all know it’s all about the people, and there is no better vehicle for getting to know like and trust (and becoming known, liked and trusted) than a CTP team. A CTP team gives you the framework to build your KLT house on. It is way too good a resource for anybody to waste.

Yes, my life has changed. Significantly. But I hope to meet you all as I go on. I’m pretty easy to find:)

I’m just sayin’

An Open Letter to Walter Mulder

I really don’t like doing this any more than I did the first time around with this subject, but Mr. Mulder is talking and threatening so I feel I must. I am posting it here, because I think this is the appropriate venue to keep the discussion public.

First things first: Walter paid me shortly after he discovered the original post. Not with an apology or any explanation for his tardiness, but with threats and bluster and such. So:

Dear Walter

Thank you for your payment of money owed for 6 months. Better late than never.

Interesting letter that you sent me demanding that I take the original post down. You claim libel and slander, but are pretty non specific on how. Matter of fact you and I both know that I can prove every word I wrote. Slander and Libel require lies and innuendo, not the truth. Making you appear in a bad light is not slanderous, you did that to yourself.

Your responses seem to be based around three basic charges (none of them address the original problem: namely that you did not pay promptly.) I will respond to each.

<Quote from a comment on my blog by Walter Mulder> “ The commission page also specifically says: “Be sure to enter your PayPal address on your Profile page.”

Golly Walter, you paid me on December 30, 2013. Was my PayPal Address missing then? How did it disappear in between? It’s a mystery, isn’t It?

<Quote from a comment on my blog by Walter Mulder> “Interesting I checked my support tickets non from mr. Wacker.
I checked my Paypal disputes: don’t have any (actually never had any in all the years I do business online)”

Nope. No support tickets, your page clearly states that pay will be automatic. I did send you a skype, however. And no, I did not file a PP dispute. I decided it just wasn’t worth it. I decided NOT to subject you to that ordeal.

<Quote from a comment on my blog by Walter Mulder> “ You were the only person above the threshold so yes others did get paid in time.”

Actually, I heard from a friend that you weren’t paying and went to check it out for myself. And since I wrote this piece I have heard from another person that he hadn’t been paid. I’m guessing they were probably lying, right?

And I note that your commission page has changed dramatically since this started. Don’t worry, I have several true and fair copies of it. If you would like to restore the original I would be happy to send you one. No charge.

I hope this clears up some of the confusion. I hope it also makes one thing perfectly clear. I can prove every word I wrote. I will not take down my post simply because you demand it. Not now, not ever.

Sincerely

 

Tom Wacker

Who gets the STUFF?

When my uncle Bob was about 6, he went to his mother and asked “Mom, what happens when people die?”

He was the 7th of 8 children, Grandma was pretty good with questions like that by that time. She took off her apron, sat down and took Bob on her lap, and started “Well, when people die they go to heaven. We can’t see them but….”

Bob listened patiently until she was done then asked “But who gets the stuff in their pockets?”

Well, what is your answer? What about your electronic stuff? Your facebook, twitter and Google +? What about your intellectual property? What about your websites, your ads, YOUR BLOG POSTS?

Depends. On many things. Marie Boren (see bottom of page) wrote an excellent post on the subject that you can read right here. It definitely got me thinking. She deals primarily with social media sites (and they are a tangled up mess), but for many of us in TE Land it can be even more complex than that.

Let’s take Your Email Series for example. If I meet up with the front bumper on a Buick this afternoon, what happens to YEMS? Does it revert to Sunny? It should, but will It? The truth of the matter is I have no idea at all.

And I am guessing that I have a better plan than most folks. I actually have two designated electronic heirs. They promise to go into my accounts and do the right thing. Do I think that would actually happen? Well, maybe.

What about commissions? I certainly do not know the answer to that question. I’ll bet that 10 different lawyers would have at least 9 different opinions on THAT,

I wonder what happened to Uncle Bob’s stuff? This is a guy that actually had some stuff, He was a good coder, and had lots of projects under his belt. What happened to that stuff?

I realize that I have asked a lot more questions than I have given answers. In the ideal world, I’d ask Grandma, but I’m not even sure who got her stuff….

I’m just sayin’

Facebook and Gmail: what happens to data after your death?     by Marie Boran

This article was used in the writing of this post.  You should read it.