I've worked on other sites in the past that offered badges for the work we did. The badges basically didn't mean much on these sites. However, on this site, I've recently found out that the badges we earn on here can work in our favor and we might gain status on the site and be asked to work as a moderator or something else for a higher pay. If I didn't realize this, my answer would have been no. I do not get motivated by badges on a site. But considering the badge mean that we can advance in the site and maybe become a moderator this makes it nice and an incentive to do the best we can on this site.