About Izu
Joined December 2017
I'm Ikem, a London, UK based full-time Brand & Creative manager and aspiring online entrepreneur.

Starting my career off as a Graphic Designer 12 years ago, in recent times I have gone more into brand identity and creative management roles where I work on marketing campaigns and the development of brand toolkits.

Whilst I love my job, I have always been drawn to the idea of online entrepreneurship, and feel like affiliate marketing will take me into a new phase.

My main interests are sports, particularly football (soccer), basketball, boxing, Formula 1 and athletic. Other interests include gym, art and museums, travelling, fashion, design (fascinated by product design like Apple, Air Jordan, mechanical watches and cars).

I also like to read - although don't to this as much as I should. Personal development books or anything that encourages self improvement always catches me. Any suggestions on inspirational books are always welcome :-)

Happy to learn, happy to share, come and say hi.
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Ikem And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.

You must keep referring to the training.
If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 440+ blogs I have published within WA.

Feel free to send me PM anytime you get stuck and I will endeavour to point you in the right direction.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Have a great day.
Robert
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izu Premium
Hello Robert,

Thank you very much for your message. You're right - the world of internet marketing can be a minefield, and although not totally new to the concept, things change all the time.

It's amazing that you've given so much of your time with so many posts - a recurring theme across many people on here, which tells me it's not solely about making money, but giving back and receiving even more in good will and appreciation.

Have a great day, and speak soon.

Ikem
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Ikem and if/when you read my blogs make sure you choose the ones that will help you in conjunction with whatever training you are currently taking.

Also you may not be aware of this but it’s a good idea (only if you are interested in your rank within WA) to click the 'Like' icon within a comment if you like it as I have done with yours.

Obviously you don't have to click every single comment or you will be here all day doing nothing else.

But to click the ones you like that are replies to your own comments will be reflected in your WA ranking because it shows you are getting involved with the community.
Enjoy your Wednesday.
Robert
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izu Premium
Great tip re the likes Robert - thank you! I never really understood the rankings, but makes perfect sense.
Speak soon,
Ikem
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Robert-A Premium
Onwards and Upwards and have a great Thursday.
Robert
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Loes Premium
Hello Ikem,♫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 on 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 top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Training. 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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izu Premium
Hello Loes,

Thank you very much for your welcoming message - greatly appreciated.

Yes, I do see that you’re very generous with your time with your posts on here. And that’s what I like about WA so far. Very friendly and people keen to help others succeed.

Have a great week, and hope 2018 is fruitful for you also.

Best wishes,

Ikem
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Loes Premium
Thanks Ikem, that's the main reason I am here and stay here, the environment is friendly, helpful and secure:) and the training is awesome!
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Ikem
Paul Mindra here from Ontario, Canada.

Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your network by following my profile. I graciously accept by following your profile back.

Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate Open Education Community.

I am very pleased to make your acquaintance and look forward to learning, sharing, serving and earning alongside with you as we all move forward here.

Kindest regards from Canada.
Paul.
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izu Premium
Thank you for your kind words Paul. Have a fantastic week.

Ikem
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PMindra Premium
You too, Ikem.

Cheers,

Paul.
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi Ikem

Nice meeting you!

Thanks for the follow and for also allowing me to connect with you and your network!

One of the ways you can jump-start the creating of your niche is to list what you have a passion for in your bio!

These can include what you have done in your life, your hobbies or even from your bucket list of dreams that you have not done yet.

By including these passions in your bio it will also help you connect better with the members who share similar interests.

Wishing you a successful year here in WA and a great week!

Tim
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izu Premium
Thanks for those pointers Tim - that’s great. Hope you have a good week!

Cheers
Ikem
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JasonKim Premium
Once again, Ikem, welcome back to Wealthy Affiliate. Great to have you here in our community. I want to thank you for having me be a part of your network and I've followed you back as well. I wish you much success in your new online business and hope you achieve all of your personal and financial goals.

Jason
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parmiworld Premium
Congrats on going Premium! You will learn a lot and definitely the right step towards your online journey! Much success to you and feel free to reach out if you need help! Here is an article that might help you stay focused as you get started in WA:
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izu Premium
Thank you for this, much appreciated.
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parmiworld Premium
you bet! Best to you!
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jofa Premium
Great decision you have made. I am happy for you. Please maximize this opportunity to build a robust online business.

Focus on what is needful and never allow the success and failures of others to alter your focus.

Do create time to visit my profile page to read these two articles

==> 7 Things To Disregard Until You Are Making 4-Figures
==> 13 Things to Expect As You Start Your Internet Marketing Business Today

Before money is made, a lot of work must be done on your business. I wish you lot of success.

Regards
John
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SuzaMarie Premium
Hey Ikem! Welcome back! Congrats on going premium!

There's so much info here that it can feel like you're drinking from a fire hose! :) Learn at your pace. Please don't hesitate to ask for help. LiveChat is a great place to go for a quick answer. You'll find the community here at WA is very helpful and supportive.

Here's to great success with your WA journey and online endeavors!
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izu Premium
Thank you Suzanne for your kind words. Those pointers will be very useful.

Have a great day.

Ikem
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SuzaMarie Premium
:) I look forward to seeing you around WA!
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StPaul Premium
Congratulations on becoming a Premium Member. There is a ton of training that comes with the premium membership which makes it a great investment in yourself. Anything I can do to help you feel free to send me a message. Do remember it will take time to earn money online and patience is the key. Never ever give up.
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Karin13 Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate premium. If I can assist you with anything, please don't hesitate to ask. You should do well if you follow the training videos that Kyle has created. I've also added you to my network.

Best wishes,
Karin :)
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izu Premium
So far so good. Kyle's style of teaching is very methodical and easy to understand. Thanks for the best wishes Karin. Hope you're well.

Ikem
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Fev80 Premium
Hey there welcome to the WA Family
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RobSciubba Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! You've come to the best place! Follow the training and ask for help! Good luck! :-)
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IngridJB Premium
Welcome Izu!!
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Godsmack12 Premium
Hello and welcome to premium. Wishing you lots of success.
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free4life Premium
You have made a great and wise choice by going premium. this is where success happens.
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izu Premium
I feel very encouraged so far, by the quality of tuition and the genuine warmth of everyone. Thank you, and best wishes :)
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LCEndahl Premium
Hello! Welcome to WA Premium. The information available here is never ending!! And the training is Incredible!! Gobble it up!!!

Follow that training! I can not stress this enough. Do not skip around. Do the lessons in the order in which they are. As well as the tasks that follow each of those lessons.

Go at your pace. Slow and steady is my new rule. You'll find you can't wait to learn more in the following days. I did. There were a few lessons that I had to watch twice. If that's what you have to do, do it!

And soon you will have yourself an awesome website. Amazing direction, and the tools that you need to succeed in whatever it is you want to do!

You CAN do this!!

Be awesome!! Be amazing!!! And be successful!!
Laura
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izu Premium
Thank you for your kind and encouraging words. Love it!!!
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pribs Premium
Well Ikem, you're a little over a couple of weeks into your free membership and I wanted to check-in one last time before communication within the WA community is gone for good unless you become a premium member (that happens on day 17) so if you have any lingering questions or something that I can help with, now would be the time to ask! If you have any questions just let me know and I'll do everything I can to help.
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izu Premium
Hi, sorry I never got back to you on any of the messages, I signed up back in December and never really got into things. A bit of an excuse really, but if I have to be honest, when I heard this site was going mobile, it drew me back in. I hope things are well with you, and looking forward to making progress
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pribs Premium
Glad to hear that made things easier for you, Ikem! Good to have you back and active — looking forward to witnessing your progress.
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pribs Premium
Hey Ikem, when you first joined Wealthy Affiliate through me I mentioned a bonus if you upgrade to premium within the first seven days. I just wanted to let you know that I'm now giving that bonus to all members regardless of what day they upgrade, so if you decide to take the leap and get really serious about your internet business and working through the lessons here at WA, I'll make sure to send it your way as soon as you upgrade. I hope everything is going well! As always, let me know if you need anything.
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pribs Premium
Hey Ikem, I see that you're able to communicate within the WA community again! How's everything coming along?
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pribs Premium
Hey Ikem, how's everything coming along now that you've been a member for a few days? I hope you've found your way into the "Get Started Here" training toward the top of the menu on the left and that you're enjoying yourself so far!

Some people gravitate towards the "Affiliate Bootcamp" training which is something I don't recommend right off of the bat if you've never made money in internet marketing before. I have a detailed blog post covering this topic if it's something you're wrestling with and you'd like me to send you the link.

I know that may be a bit confusing, but if you have any questions at all don't hesitate to ask! I hope you're enjoying your time here so far :)
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pribs Premium
Hey Ikem, I was just scrolling over a few things in my dashboard and saw that you signed up a few days ago but haven't completed your profile yet. Is there anything I can help you with? I hope you've at least enjoyed a little bit of the content and community that's come together here!


If you get a couple of minutes, completing your profile will help you get A LOT more out of Wealthy Affiliate. People are much more likely to interact and engage with you if they can feel that personal connection, so just keep that in mind if you plan on pursuing affiliate marketing and engaging with this community!


Also, here's a free lesson I put together on the 5 Rules for Succeeding in Affiliate Marketing: http://youtu.be/p3iYfoy4SOQ


That will take less than 5 minutes to watch, and should be VERY helpful as you continue pursuing affiliate marketing.


Best of luck to you and, again, let me know if I can answer any questions you have!
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pribs Premium
Hey Ikem! I wanted to start you off with a quick note that could SIGNIFICANTLY impact your success with Wealthy Affiliate. Read this entire message if you are serious about being successful in internet marketing (it's lengthy, but I'm not joking when I say that this advice could make or break your entire internet marketing career):


1) You'll need to work consistently and hard. There's going to be a lot to learn in the beginning and you may feel overwhelmed at a point, but keep pressing forward and you'll make it through. It happened to me and every other successful internet marketer at some point, and the only way to become successful in this industry is to push past that overload whenever you get there.


Do yourself a favor and commit to a number of hours that you can work each week right now. It doesn't have to be massive, but it should be more than 10 between evenings and weekends at least. Just remember the more you work each week, the faster you'll learn and draw closer to success.


After you've picked the number of hours you can work each week, commit to working that much for AT LEAST six months - a year would be better. You won't see results immediately in this industry, and being consistent is the key. Pick a number of hours you can work each week, then work those hours for at least six months. It's something you've probably never done in this industry, and this advice alone will make a HUGE difference in your chances at succeeding with internet marketing as long as you take it seriously and STICK WITH IT.


2) I recommend starting off with this training (which you can access with your free account): It just scratches the surface of the MASSIVE amount of helpful content in WA, but you'll get a good "feel" for the teaching style here and begin to see the power of all of the great things they're teaching here at Wealthy Affiliate.


3) DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE COMMUNITY. Two of the best places you can go to for help when you get stuck are the "Live Chat" and the "Classrooms" sections located on the panel to your left. You'll find direction and inspiration through the community here, which is one of the reasons I recommend WA so highly.


4) Finally, you don't ever have to upgrade to the premium account here at Wealthy Affiliate if you don't want to. You'll have limited access using your free account for as long as you wish. HOWEVER, if you're serious about internet and affiliate marketing then you should invest in the premium membership for AT LEAST one month. You could look back on it years from now and see it as a pivotal moment in your internet marketing career, but you never will if you don't at least give it a try.


Check it out for a few days though - you don't need to upgrade right now. Make sure it's a good fit for you, and if you upgrade within the first 7 days you'll receive your first month's membership at more than 50% off. I keep my membership active and recurring every month so I can be here for the people I refer like you, so realize that I'm putting my money where my mouth is here!


On top of that, if you upgrade to a premium membership at the discounted rate within the first 7 days I have a special bonus EXCLUSIVE to people that join WA through me and upgrade within the first week of creating their free account. This bonus will show you how to be twice as successful with WA or any other legitimate internet marketing program out there and gives you some very valuable video lessons (which I recorded for you personally, of course) to ensure you get off to the right step in your internet marketing business.


I keep a close watch on the list of people that upgrade from starter to premium, so I'll send the bonus your way within 24 hours. If you upgrade and don't receive it within that time frame for some reason, just post on my WA profile and let me know!


I don't offer that bonus so you'll spring for the membership and make me more money, I offer the bonus just in case you needed that tiny "push" to make sure you invest in this training because I know that you will use for the rest of your IM career and it could change your life. I've referred hundreds of people now and I have NEVER had anyone tell me they were dissatisfied.


Best of luck to you! You're about to embark on a journey that could change your life forever, so make sure you take it seriously, put in the time and effort, and expect great things in return!


You know where to find me,
Ian Pribyl


P.S. I know I've thrown A LOT of information your way in this message, but I wanted to give you one last thing. Here is a video tour of the members' area to help ensure you get the most out of your free membership as possible: http://youtu.be/NDmMcMtMB8c


Sorry for sending so much your way at once, I just want to set you up for success as much as I possibly can!
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