About IvyT
Joined March 2017
WHY, HELLO THERE.

Call me Ivy. I hail from the east coast of Australia. I'm married, with three kids.

Why blog? I'm about to commence a PhD. I plan to keep a blog as a way of sharing my research, connecting with people whose stories need to be told, and staying on track with planned project milestones.

My topic? I'm researching the security challenges and unethical shenanigans that online business owners face.

Why my interest in learning about affiliate programs? I have a family to feed, and a job to go to, but the scholarships I've been offered require that I step down from work... and that's just not an option!

So here I am, looking for alternative ways to finance the project. I know there must another way to skin this cat - apologies to all cat lovers.

What's my goal? Nothing fancy. A blog that can be an important means of research and outreach, but perhaps... also a modest way to finance my project requirements.

Nice to meet you.
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Loes Premium
Hello Ivy,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs list top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Blogs. I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2018. See you around, Greetings Loes
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IvyT Premium
Thanks for the lovely message, Loes!
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Bob-1 Premium
Such a pleasure to meet you Ivy! I admire your goal for a PhD. I have a Master of Science degree that required a thesis paper, but oh my, the defending of a dissertation. . . I respect you!

It's great to make your acquaintance Ivy and I look forward to more positive interaction with you and to see your successful blog and reports on your PhD process.

I know, I'm behind the times because I'm new here! But, I have to say, I'm loving it here at WA - so supportive of a community, plenty of information and action to take, it's great! Okay, I'm preaching at the choir.

To our successes this year, I'll be seeing you around. You are the experienced one so I'm all ears and open to your advice!
~ Bob
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IvyT Premium
Hi Bob! Yeah, the community here is great, I think you'll really like it.

As for experience, I can profess to be a professional SME on a certain range of topics, but then I'm here to learn and observe just like you are. There are still gaps in my knowledge you could drive a truck through!

Thankfully, there are many others here you can lean on. You'll find the range of experience here fascinating; the wisdom of many years' collective work among WA members is yours to leverage. Everybody here has some unique and interesting expertise to offer.

I hope you do well with your online projects, whatever form they may take. :)
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Bob-1 Premium
I'm enjoying it so far Ivy, thanks for the advice. Believe me, I take all the advice I can get!
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CarolMeador Premium
Liked your reply to Sharlee aka TeamIceCream. So much to think about, and you expertise is going to be invaluable! Can't wait to get started, but do you need to wait til weather cools off some? There's really no hurry for my site, except that I'm eager to get things rolling. I think it will be such fun (and, of course a lot of work) to work together on this project.
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IvyT Premium
Hiya! Early evening here and we’ve only just returned home from a beautiful day by the river with my PhD guy and his family. I love those people to pieces. It was a funny coincidence we ended up discussing his ideas for collaboration on published articles. Synchronicity! Here we are talking about collaboration still. :)

Back to your idea. Let’s identify requirements:

How long would you like it to be?

How would you like outbound links identified, and presented? (These are links you may like to edit with your own affiliate links later on).

Would you like me to reference any other dancing gear or brands that I was looking at while shopping for dancing shoes?

Do you have any keywords in mind, or would you like me to suggest them?

In what register would you like it to be written - what’s the tone and style you’re aiming for with your project?

Cheers!
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CarolMeador Premium
Thanks for your thought/questions. It's late here now, and I need some time to think about the responses. One thing I'd like your help with, though, is that I am planning to do a page on each of several brands of ballroom dance shoes. Since yours are Blochs, I thought I'd put your guest post on that page.

Was searching for Bloch keywords, and never found anything higher than 80, which Jaxxy rated as "normal". Do you have any ideas for keywords for that page? I tried BochBallroomDanceShoes and BlochBallroomDancingShoes, ReviewofBlochBallroomDanceShoes. Any other ideas?

I'm working on the one for Capezios right now, and the Jaxxy score for CapezioBallroomDanceShoes is 98.

Don't know why it wouldn't be similar for other brands. Surprisingly, there aren't many searches for either. Haven't researched the high end ones like DanceNaturals or SupaDance. Wonder how they will turn out.

Will get back to you on your questions tomorrow.

Carol
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Cindyda1 Premium
Hello Ivy, I love your bio/profile. I will look forward to following you here as I can see you have much to offer the WA community and I am am always interested in "more than one way to skin a cat" LOL! I wish you much continued success here!
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IvyT Premium
Hi Cindy, shining the love right back at ya! You have all the makings of a life-long learner. That's fabulous. Look forward to our time together at WA too!
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Hi Ivy, I just logged in and saw you on live chat. I am way down under in southern Tasmania. How are you going here and have you a website yet. If so put it here on your profile page.

As for skinning a cat (our cats would hate us) I also had to pluck a pigeon when I first went to university in Vancouver. Fortunately (for us only) the animals were already defunct. That put me off biology for sure and I ended up becoming a civil engineer.

Keep in touch.

Helen
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IvyT Premium
Hi Helen, you are so funny! And what a fascinating experience you've had. I promise to spam you all with links to surveys and posts as soon as I have approval from academia to make them go live.

Oh Tassie, I have long wanted to visit. I'm a great fan of mail order gardening catalogues, and my favourite heritage fruit trees come from Tassie. One day! Perhaps during an apple season festival.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Down here in the Huon Valley we also have the winter festival, Morris dancers et al. If you come then bring warm clothes. Let me know if you are ever in the vicinity.
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IvyT Premium
Will do! Thanks so much! The kids are super keen for that adventure.
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DaveSw Premium
Hi, Ivy...I had to stop over here prior to answering your comment on my profile. My interest was piqued and certainly, I can say with reason after reading through your bio!

You have a super bright future I think no matter which direction you may choose to travel, and not only that, I have a strong feeling that you will make a huge difference in the world!

Combining your education and study with this platform makes perfect sense to me, as this place and your blog content can offer a mental 'pressure valve' for those trying times while working towards that Doctorate!

I went through almost 4 years of a Doctoral program and was an ABD (All But Dissertation) quite a few years ago, and when life got in the way made a conscious choice (the wrong one perhaps in hindsight) to leave the program...

At this stage in my life, it makes no sense to pursue such a thing again, but I can say that experience added lots of insight to where I am now and to what I am doing. Well worth the effort if you are of the mind to go this route IMO...

Back to your presence here...

I am quite sure that this is a perfect place for you to tap into a wide variety of online marketers. There are other pools that you may want to dip into as you go along, but this is a good one too...

You have a wide variety of people here that vary in experience from none to years and years (i.e. the Co-Founders Carson and Kyle). The information you can gather and collate/use for your study can help so many people...

Cool that you also are into music and musos! This tapping into the right side of the brain helps on so many fronts, from family to school to interactions you may have anywhere. Powerful stuff, music...

I wish you all the best and look forward to reading about your adventures here and with your school course of study! Nice to meet you too!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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IvyT Premium
Thanks so much - again, my goodness, you're always so generous with your detail. I think it's great!

A doctorate at any stage of life has its demands, but there are kooky things afoot when one is a working mum attempting one. When I returned to uni a few years ago, in spite of the numerous disparaging comments about my studying full-time while working full-time, I nabbed every award on offer. It was a sweet reward at the end of a long haul, and proved many people wrong.

Now, preparing the ground for the next few years of research, I'm already getting the same responses, it's so funny. People are cynical, incredulous, but this time around, I've seen and heard it all before. I'm a little less sensitive to people's lack of faith or vision.

Such comments include - 'but don't you have children?' (N.B. - none of my male friends with children undertaking postgrad get this question) and 'oh sure, you'll do that in all the spare time you have' (meaning, you have none, get real). At this point I note under what conditions I completed my last rheem of qualifications. It's getting to be a bit of a record I play now.

Sometimes, I feel that the ambition to go down this path is similar to the cynicism people who've made a go of online business have faced over the years. I've heard stories of similar cynical comments, and dogged persistence from e-comm-ers. So I feel it's a good project for more than one reason!

I've heard US friends use that ABD term before, it's such a shame that people of such dedication and passion withdraw from their programs under the various pressures they describe! We have about an 85% INcompletion rate here in Australia for similar reasons.

Hive five to you for all you've done so far - it's impressive! And thanks once more for your great advice.
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phakacha8 Premium
Hi IvyT.
I like that. Thanks for following back. I can have more details about you.
This is an awesome platform where we can exchange our vision documents. Glad that you are doing your PhD in research works.
I ran through your profile and excitingly love it.
Keep in touch.
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FrankieTrill Premium
Thanks for the love, ivy
I wanna show some love back by sending you my blessings of health wealth and prosperity plus longevity and I encourage you to stay positive and keep striving towards your dreams and your freedoms. (Time, Financial, and Location Freedom) Stay superbly blessed and highly favored Peace
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IvyT Premium
Hey, what generous sentiments! Thank you so very much!
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FrankieTrill Premium
No problem want to put positive energy into your universe lovely peace

FrankieTrillz
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kdforsman Premium
Hi IvyT

Thanks so much for following me - I'm following you too :)
I've been part of the Wealthy Affiliate community since June 2017 and absolutely love it. The support and training are awesome and my sites are starting to generate revenue which is awesome.

You might be interested in my recent blog update here, which talks about the things I learned at WA in the first month;
Please feel free to follow me on social media;
https://www.facebook.com/kdforsman/
https://twitter.com/kdforsman_nz
https://plus.google.com/+KDForsman
(and drop me a line with yours and I'll follow you back)

All the very best with your online affiliate journey, it's exciting times ahead.
Best wishes,
Cheers, Karen
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IvyT Premium
All good advice, thanks for sharing. There's so much to piece together in the early stages! Grateful for the little snippets of wisdom.
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judebanks Premium
Congrats on your research scholarship and commencing your PhD. That is an interesting and challenging research topic.

You will no doubt become an expert in high demand through your research work. Awesome!

Thanks Ivy for adding me as your WA friend. I hope you have a large coffee mug to keep you going. Much success with all of your online endeavors. ~Jude
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IvyT Premium
Thanks Jude! Although I must confess, I'm more the tea drinker than the coffee lover. Always on the lookout for a beautiful new tea!
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judebanks Premium
Reminds me of a friend of mine who lives in Canada. She loves tea, has a huge passion for it and is always experimenting with different blends - but she owns a hugely successful coffee business...lol. I wrote a blog post about this because she is a perfect example of a person with a business mindset. She went into the coffee business even though her true passion is tea.

~Jude
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IvyT Premium
No, really? That is so funny! I think I've always loved the smell of roasting coffee beans, but never been able to enjoy the flavour of the drink itself. But tea... all the time, please. My first experience of a Chinese tea shop (complete with tea masters) was a dream. They look like museums dedicated to tea. The nuance of flavours, the rituals, and the implements. Wow.
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judebanks Premium
Although a coffee drinker, I like tea. When my friend from Canada visited in Australia, of course we had to check out quite a few tea shops, including a few in Chinatown. I enjoyed learning about some of the rituals and the history behind the traditions. ~Jude
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cwelliver Premium
you will find the community here (and yes it is a community) for the most part friendly and helpful, as you grow your online business if you come across an area where you need some input or help you can always reach out to the people in your network or even the live chat. There are always folks in there that are willing to lend a hand. I just recently created a training here in WA and would like to invite you to check it out the concept might be helpful for you to "skin the cat" as you say. It is a great way to help build your business.

https://millionaire-marketing-yoda.com/of6m

We would welcome such a person as yourself in one of our groups with open arms

Until next time.

Dr Carl
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IvyT Premium
Thanks kindly for the recommendations! You had me at the Star Wars reference. ;)
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cwelliver Premium
I am a huge Yoda fan and often post Yoda-isms on my blog LOL
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IvyT Premium
When speak Yodic you do, appreciative fan you will have, no?
:)
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cwelliver Premium
Oh but yes we will.
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IveTriedThat Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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IveTriedThat Premium
Hey Ivy! How's the training coming? Enjoying your time here so far? If you need me to look over anything or want my opinion on what you've done so far, just hit reply and I'll be more than happy to take a look!

Real quick, would you rather have a small lemonade stand on your front yard or be the owner of a global juice empire? I know this is a weird question, but this blog post will help clear things up!
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IvyT Premium
Hey - HI - I'm back on track after realising I'd used two different emails to register two different accounts from the phone and the computer. Thank you for asking. I'll take a look at that roadmap now!
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