Monday, October 31, 2011


So what all happens with KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN? Here we go!

As you may (or may not) know, I've purchased a CTP badge. Your job is to get the badge. How? By getting the 10 character badge code. How? You're going on a scavenger hunt! When you surf TE's (such as the Timtech sites except Sweeva, Hot Flash Hits, Traffic Fugitive, Surf Skeleton, and Bella's Click Shack), you'll be looking for my FIVE CTP friends sites. Each site will contain TWO of the characters that make up the badge code. Simple? No?

Here's what you're looking for: Friends #1 contains the FIRST TWO characters of the code (#1 and #2). Friends #2 contains the NEXT TWO characters of the code (#3 and #4) and so on. Find each of the 5 sites, get each the 10 characters (2 per site), then go to CTP, enter the code correctly, and you'll have yourself a badge!

If you have any questions, please put them here as a reply. I'll add updates here as needed based on your feedback.

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Last week at a Traffic Exchange Live session, James Dias lead a conversation where he was comparing his (now Timtechs) site "IT247" to Budweiser by referring to it as "ITweiser". Further conversion went out and brought back from my memory the old Budweiser commercials about "Real Men of Genius". That memory turned into a brainstorm that led to me to start (in beta) a project called "Real TE's of Genius"...kind of a spin-off of the "Real Men of Genius" commercials.

Currently there are two sites in my "Real TE's" of Genius" project: Surf Skeleton (William Miller) and a new site, Holy Cow Traffic (Marlene Moore, aka Bartendermo). I don't believe blog rules permit me to post links here (if I'm wrong, please let me know via comment), so if you want to see them, surf pretty much any traffic exchange as I have them as high priority in my TE Toolbox tracker. If you prefer, contact me via Skype or Twitter (swhomebiz) and I'll send you a link to either or both.

Coming Tuesday: KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN!

I hope everyone gets their fill of Halloween/Costumes/Candy/Trick or Treating on Monday because in November, project "KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN" starts. "What's this about?" is a very popular question I'm getting lately, so here's whats going on:

1. It starts Tuesday November 1st (hopefully -- one dependency, so I'll keep you updated)
2. Three major components
a) A new CTP badge I've ordered (it should be a hoot)
b) A new CTP Friends Volume 5 Splash Page that will be released Tuesday
c) How to claim the badge code (see below)

Claiming the badge code will be tricky. This is the one part I'm not sharing information about in advance. You'll enjoy the surprise, I promise. All I'm saying is "KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN".

Monday, March 7, 2011

OK Stephen, what's with the Twitter picture?

OK everyone, a new week is underway! Those of you that use Twitter may have noticed something on top of my face in my Twitter picture. What is it? "The Thank You Economy" -- that's what! What's that you ask? Gary Vaynerchuk's latest masterpiece which will be released TOMORROW (Tuesday 3/8/11). There's no downline structure involved in getting this book, so there's no commissions or incentive for getting others to get the book, but that doesn't matter. I 100% recommend this book. Go to your favorite book store or book store website, read the info about the book, and order "The Thank You Economy" NOW (yes, you can pre-order if it's still Monday)! You'll thank me.

Oh, when you place your order, go here to get "Thank You Economy" embedded in your Twitter picture like I did (aka get a Twibbon)!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


For those who wonder what the difference between being CTP certified and CTP Expert certified, think of it as going a layer deeper into the onion (minus the crying, I think). By following some easy steps, you get set up for five more traffic exchanges and then you get to surf to earn a total of 1,000 hits for each of the TEN sites (remember, we started with 100 hits each for the first five for part of CTP certification, so hopefully you've still been accumulating hits and are well on the way to 1,000 already for those five).

While this is a great next step towards certification, I sincerely hope that some usage of Traffic Wave follows all of this surfing. The CTP folks should remember that a lot of new folks are on a trial basis with Traffic Wave and hope to see some bang for their buck before they start actually paying for it. Just me thinking aloud late at night.

Anyways, looking forward to being CTP Expert certified ASAP. If you're not on board with CTP, join here! You'll need to be patient as you'll first follow the CTP certification steps before you can follow the CTP Expert Certification steps.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Live Traffic Network: A special invitation just for YOU!

Hey there! A brand spanking new soclal Traffic Exchange has JUST NOW (noon eastern on Friday 2/18/11) opened for business! Join me there NOW!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Traffic Wave

Hey there...just a super fast review of the Traffic Wave videos...

(1) Short
(2) Concise
(3) Thorough
(4) Makes Traffic Wave so easy to use, even I can use it

There are nine videos in all as well as an array of training articles with helpful information as well.

If you aren't using traffic wave yet, utilize their 30 day trial offer, go through the training, and give it a look:

I'm looking forward to the next set of activities that CTP (Click Track Profit) has us have. Hopefully it'll include using Traffic Wave to start building our lists. If not, I may not wait on them, LOL.