About OtikoroASH
Joined May 2017
My passion is in Communications, essentially I am a Communication Specialist. "Did she just give herself that title?", you may ask. Well, yes, I did. I am good at it. Let me explain a little more so I don't just look like a have the personage of egocentric.

I have an undergrad in Sociology and Political Science. What does that give you career-wise? Not sure, but I loved Sociology. I moved out to Vancouver Island to attend Law school. I decided I was more fascinated with the conflict mediations that could take place outside of the judicial systems, or before it gets to that! I decided to do a Masters degree here instead of in "Conflict Analysis and Management". I think the title of this MA is too assuming because although I was a diligent student and graduate of this program, I do not ever want to adhere to manage anybody else's conflict. Instead, I like to focus on helping groups of people build up the capability to manage their own conflict and built up a capacity to handle future conflicts.

I volunteered on a few local independent film sets around my city. I was usually working one of two roles. I was either assistance to the main camera operator or I was assistant operation assistant. It was in this last role where I really got to put my communication skills at work! On a film set, there is a lot going on at any given time, with all the behind the scene - crew (camera operators, grip, and sound staff) and actors, makeup/costume and "extras" in all different areas. I was running making sure messages where being delivered and everybody was understanding everybody else. I enjoyed this role because I could tell I was good at it and was commended for doing a good job! The films I worked on went on to be in Film festivals anyways, this has some significance because many independently shot films never see the light of day!

A little bit about my personal career background is that I have done Home Support as a Residential Care Giver for adults with Disabilities for the last 17 years. it is pretty much what I have done since I was straight out of high school until now. Along with being a care aid, I also have my certification as a Family Support worker credited by a local Aboriginal family service agency called Indigenous Perspectives here on Vancouver Island.

I will elaborate more on my career section soon. My time on WA is quite limited as i have 3 children, including a 2 month year old that was born July 1. I am on Maternity Leave at the moment so although it is busy around the house, I am also "off work". To stay efficient and productive I have to chip away a little at a time and set daily goals. Or to be more specific, nightly goals as the work usually gets done at night when all three of my little tikes are in bed.

At the moment I'm trying to put together my Online collectible book store: AshTreeBooks.com. I want to be a unique site, in that with the Collectible or Antique book that I'm posting for sale, I encouraging those viewing my product to look at other posts selling that same novel. So I am currently working on getting affiliate links up to others selling online on Amazon and Ebay. I am also working hard at getting one Collectable book up online a day. I also want to start a " book blog" section where I talk about anything of interest to book lover/collectors.

I would also like to go back and revisit another site I started reviewing Water Toys as that was so much fun! And I never really gave it the chance it deserved.

Anything that requires coding is a real struggle for me right now as that is completely new to me! I have to ask a lot of questions and try to ask the WA community first so I do not drive Site Support bonkers.

So if you add me, that is wonderful, but only do that if you will not be annoyed with someone who is constantly asking QUESTIONS! :) :) :)
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DaveSw Premium
It is great to meet you Ashley and I, of course, saw your note over on my profile page and had to come here prior to answering that! You are a real entrepreneur it sounds like, and you have the right mindset to make a go of it with online business, I am sure!

I would be glad to work with you on some ideas that you already have in your head and you can pick my brains to see where that might lead! Let me know some windows of time that are good for you and we will set something up!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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otikoroASH Premium
Hi there , I was just starting to attempt to get back into the swing of things were I last left off on this WA/ affiliate marketing attempt !

I'll take all the advice or inspiration I'm given, thanks for your kind offer. I'm PST (Pacific Standard time) which are you?
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otikoroASH Premium
Hi Dave

I'm going to try to keep rolling with my niche website reviewing water toys. www.waterplaythings.com So far I have not earned any money. I have been using amazon. I did reach out to a few other companies but I didn't have enough traffic to my website for them to approve me becoming an affiliate with them. I love being around water and swimming, that is why I choose this niche.

I also just started another personal website to sell my antique books today. www.ashtreebooks,com Title looks like crap right now, I'm trying to make the colors of the title and tagline to stand out and struggling trying to figure that out


I really would like to earn some real income online so any advice is good.

I have another idea to start a domain buying and selling website. I own the domain name listedpink,com so thought that would be a good domain to use for that.

anyways. how are you making money? any tips?

Ash
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vinniev01 Premium
Congratulations! The decision to go premium will reap benefits as you continue to further your success with WA!!
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Greg2112 Premium
Congratulation on becoming a WA premium member. If you have any questions let me know and feel free to follow me back.
Greg
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zucko212 Premium
Hi and welcome to Wealthy Affiliates, i wish you the best of luck in your new venture

Vicky Lopez
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cwelliver Premium
Hey Ash, how ya doing? Just figured I would stop by and say, Hi!
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otikoroASH Premium
Hi there, I took my website down for awhile, I found the membership fee quite expensive, but I thought Id give it another go! How are you doing old friend! ?
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cwelliver Premium
I am doing awesome and hopefully will be able to share some options with you. How are things in your world?
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otikoroASH Premium
sure i'm just trying to work on getting the website I worked so hard to build back up and running again as i JUST signed back in after taking a break for the last 5 months
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cwelliver Premium
well you can do it I have faith in you Ash, how are the girls?
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otikoroASH Premium
got it up and running again. lol i'll give this a try again! I did make one sale with amazon before I left but they won't pay me out the 20$ until I reach $100.

you have been on here this whole time, right? I'm really curious to hear if you are making money. sorry I know that is a direct question but I would like to know how viable it is especially for the hard workers like you!

MY GIRLS!!!!!!!!! YES they are good! the 9 year old is at her dad's tonight, she goes to his place on weekends. She is going good. I thought about starting a website with her actually. she is learning to use the computer well at school and learning about wordpress and was showing me, all the stuff we learned on here! I thought I should start another one with her.

my three year old is lively , she is brushing my hair as i type at the moment :) :)
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cwelliver Premium
Congrats on getting back up and running, and yes Amazon is quite funny when it comes to paying out but gives you a little more incentive to get some more products and do some more shameless promotion thereof.

Yes, I have been here all along. And have made some money, initially, I like so many other people I was consumed with playing the numbers game of the ranking. I made it all the way to Ambassador and then decided (who cares about all that BS) so now I am involved with another member and we have started a publishing company here, we are getting ready to release our first two books this Thursday, November 23.

"The Incredible Adventures of Merri Berri Blue...Tu-Tu Much" by Sunday Ericson and "Awakening the Spark of Spirit Within You...Getting to Know Your Spirit Guide" by yours truly. So have been working on promoting both of them and not paying so much attention to my other sites, but once the release is live I will get back to work on the other sites.

I was very fortunate however one of my sites I was promoting a big ticket affiliate program and was able to collect a good size commission on a sale of that before the program closed so I guess you could say that has kept me ahead of the game.

Now as far as promoting WA, LOL yah have made one sale on that.... But that is a story for another day. There are so many people promoting that it is very competitive so I have backed off on my efforts to promote it and decided to focus on my other niches.

Now that was the long answer to a direct question, so to condense it into a short answer, Yes, I have made some money here.

The truth be told I was kicked off for just over a month, (my writing privileges had been revoked) and during that time I had a lot of time to consider what I really wanted to do here so I focused on the promotion of the books.

Glad to hear that you and the girls are doing well. But the time for me to get to work. So have a great day.

Carl
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otikoroASH Premium
This is very interesting. Sounds like its much more lucrative to promote your own books! What an interesting topic!!!!! I did one exercise once to try to get to know my spirit quide!! it was at this elderly ladies house who had great positive energy. She closed her eyes and i could ask questions, turns out I have a few and she says most people do.

I have no idea if she was BS'ing me or what, but it was about ten years ago and I was going through alot and the advice that was given to me was better than any counselor may have given me so just for that it had tremendous value to talk to her. I have been always fascinated in the topic since then!

I can't believe you got kicked off this sit????!!! What the??? anyways your a busy guy so tell me more about that another time if you want to!

see you around and I hope to keep in touch!

Ash
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TJ Books Premium
Your life of service impresses me. God Bless You and Your Girls! John
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otikoroASH Premium
Hey there! thanks a lot! <3
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TheBuilder Premium
No need to make a better profile, it is already the best.

Hello Ashley, nice meeting you my friend.
I wish you all the best.

You have a very nice smile - Keep it up. :)
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DSonic Premium
Hey Ash,

Great Bio & Welcome to the Community !

You have some clear goals and I'm sure you'll have success in any niche you are passionate about.

Wishing you massive success with your online business adventures.

Dan :)
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5-qpq Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

Your bio was interesting to read! I enjoyed it!

Thanks, Becky :)
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otikoroASH Premium
Thanks Becky, I forgot what I wrote now! haaha Ive been on here for about a month now. Its been fun making my website for my niche, Hopefully I can make a little money on it down the road! thanks for saying hi! I started following you :)
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5-qpq Premium
Haha, you made me laugh.

I know as well that building a site is a lot of FUN. You can really put everything that is you into it.

I wish nothing but great success for you and I'm now FYB.

You have a beautiful smile!

Becky :)
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otikoroASH Premium
Thank you, see you around! Have a great day!
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JY2018 Premium
Check my Facebook Otikoro - you definitely have a good story to tell and it is a good piece story that everyone can resonate.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
I just followed you Otikoro, thank you for answering my question on Eric's post.

What I meant was how to embed a You Tube vidoe ina WA post, like the one you have titled here "Finished Course 1."
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otikoroASH Premium
ah I see, I'm still a newbie so it makes sense you are asking about something more technical. I will follow you too. haha nice profile picture. Ronald McDonald is the only clown I am not scared of.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Ha ha, someone told me they were terrified of him! Nice to meet you, and thanks for following me now! Good luck!
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Janoch2 Premium
Thanks for the follow! You must be an angel for doing the work you do. I've done some renovations in places where severely disabled people were cared for and was amazed at how caring and patient the staff were.
All the best
Good luck
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otikoroASH Premium
you know , so many people say they think its amazing work residential care givers do, and I guess we do work hard at times, HOWEVER it is very fun job too! get paid to chum out with people! not to shabby! :)

Thanks for dropping a line!
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Janoch2 Premium
not too Shabby indeed
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Dmk71152 Premium
Welcome to WA - my advice is get into certification and keep plugging - you may find things that confuse you - I did - ask question - there are many out her to help you- but it's all here to get you going. good luck and work hard - I just can't figure out where you will get the time - you seem very busy now.e
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otikoroASH Premium
thanks for the advice, I'm plugging away a few steps at a time. i do it on my overnight shifts when things are quite :)
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Dmk71152 Premium
just keep at it - it will work and if you have problems even in the middle of the night here- there are people online to help you.
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garydlc Premium
Hello Ashley
I added you to my network, pleased to meet you, and all the best in going forward, you seem to be a busy person and wish you lots of luck in organising everything and your WA website ventures, here at WA Premium, you have a good platform to build on and great tools to build with, All the best,

Gary
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otikoroASH Premium
Right on !!! See you around
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cwelliver Premium
Ash, although I had a chance to read through this yesterday I did not, unfortunately, have time to comment. But now that is a profile. Tells a good life story, I know that you are going to be successful. You might enjoy my blog here at WA. I wrote a series on defining your life purpose, it is an awesome resource and with what is going on in your life right now, you might find some real answers.

Respect
Dr. Carl
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otikoroASH Premium
thank you Carl. that is why I started following you, i did notice your blog and I was trying to answer some of the question about life purpose. I read your personal story this morning you sent about your journey getting into hypnotherapy. Its a remarkable story. Sorry my responses have to remain short. Life is busy during the day with my kids , etc. Thanks!

I can't thank you enough for you support, Thursday is the big interview day! tomorrow!!!
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cwelliver Premium
No problem completely understand.
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ArmaniTol Premium
Hello Ashley! Welcome to the premium side of the WA community. May you be successful in your online business ventures. All the best.
Armand
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browzman Premium
Ashley, whether you're a new, are renewing, or rejoining, you deserve a special welcome and congratulations on choosing Premium membership again or for the first time.

All the best at Wealthy Affiliate,
Trevor
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ValerieJoy Premium
Hi Ashley - Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium. Wishing you great success with your WA venture :)
Valerie
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otikoroASH Premium
Thank you Valerie!
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Noody Premium
Congratulations on the upgrade!
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Biggsta Premium
Great job on taking that next big step on going Premium. If you ever need help with anything, please feel free to ask and I would love to lend a helping hand. Take care and good luck to you with everything you do.

-Jaime
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LMW Premium
Ashley, You surely have more than enough foundation to be successful with the help of WA and community. Just punch the little green Get Started button and follow step by step.

Wish you much success.
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WreckItRalph Premium
Hi Ashley. Congrats on premium. I wish you the greatest of success and I think with WA you will find that. Best of luck.
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drjec Premium
Congratulations on becoming a premium member. I hope you enjoy your membership as much as I have enjoyed mine.
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Ashley, Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and congratulations on going premium. It is a wonderful opportunity to create an online presence in a really supportive environment. Best wishes for your journey.
Alexander
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otikoroASH Premium
thank you for the warm wishes Alexander
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Ashley? I am here to help if you ever need a hand with anything, just holler!

PS. Also, quick reminder. Today is the last day to get your first month discount/bonuses. No rush, no worries. Just a simple reminder here. :)
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otikoroASH Premium
I've been so busy but I'm wanting to continue on. I'll subscribe to the 20$ deal but $50 a month on wards after that seems a little steep to me. I'll have to see if I can justify continuing on after the trial.

I'm about to try building a website. I will subscribe to premium first just so I have more options. I do own two domain names that I have never hosted or used so i'm wondering if I should use one of those as my first try or maybe its best to try the free one for my first run. What do you suggest?
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Kyle Premium
The domain within the Starter membership are created on the .siterubix.com domain, you are in full control of the content, but you don't own the actual domain.

When you are ready, you can move these sites over to your own domains with a click of a button here at WA using the MOVE feature.

We also have a SiteDomains (domain registration platform) here at WA that simplifies the process. It is a breeze, it handles everything properly for SEO, and these are features included within the Premium membership.

Hope this clarifies for you Ashley.
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otikoroASH Premium
I was trying to decide if I used my own domain for my first website. I owned one before coming on wealthy affiliate so I used that: Www.listedpink.net

Its going okay so far, I just finished lesson 9 of course 1. I wrote mt ABOUT ME. However the theme layout I choose placed my ABOUT ME under the menu tab and its not visible on the homescreen. Thing is I kinda like it tucked under the homescreen but now I need a widget or some other picture of myself in a sidebar to help engage my traffic. But dont know how to do that.

So thats what Im currently stuck on.
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Kyle Premium
You can add these custom menus to organize your top menu in any way in which you like, as well as create sub-menus (for themes that will support this). You can also use these custom menus to add within your side widgets on your website (within your sidebar).

Here is a tutorial on how to create custom menus: I use custom menus on all of my websites (over-ride that default menu). It allows much more control and organization....both good things!
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JonnyHouse Premium
Good morning! If I can be of any help please let me know. -- Chris
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JasonHeard Premium
How's it going Ashley?

Just checking in to see if you needed help with anything, do not hesitate to ask.

Just reply to this message or you can reach me on my profile page as well.

By the way, I've compiled a list of Success Stories by fellow WA members that I thought you might be interested in!

Check it out: Jason
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cwelliver Premium
Thanks for the Follow, and will Follow you back. If you are willing to invest in yourself a then you have surely come to the right place. Affter all only you can make the impossible into I'm Possible.
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Thats good...
I feel the same like you. I still learn on it
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JasonHeard 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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otikoroASH Premium
I am going to write a review on all-terrain jogging strollers.

I bought an all terrain stroller for each of my two girls when they were young so I feel I have a decent amount of knowledge to impart on the topic.

Also its a higher priced item that can be bought on amazon so feel like the ability to make commission is there.

The only thing I need to think through is that I am only very knowledgeable on the brand of all terrain strollers in which I purchased. But a review you have to contrast and compare. I will have to get creative here I think. Perhaps read other people's reviews.

I have a small list of niche ideas I could roll with but this is the one I thought id first start with.

This week is quite busy for me so my goal is to digest one lesson a day. That is what I can commit to at the moment with balancing full time overnights, the family and SLEEP :)
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JasonHeard Premium
Exactly, it would be a bit much for a person to buy EVERY product or service related to their niche.

You can certainly visit other reviews and websites for influence when you are creating your reviews/posts.

As far as the list of niches, I would try to narrow this down to one so you can really dig in and focus on that.

Now is a good time to research your different ideas, kind of like you did with the pricing of the all-terrain strollers. Now, are people actually searching for these? What does the competition look like?
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herman1g Premium
welcome just follow the training start at boot camp if you want to get going a little quicker but take action on what you are learning and ask for help when you need it dont stay stuck you are going to do just fine you made the right decision good luck god bless
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otikoroASH Premium
Thanks for the welcome so far I've completed reading through COURSE 1, lesson 2. So only just begun. I have been asking all my questions in the discussion forums under the readings. Thank you.
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wknudtson Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I wish you all the best!
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JasonHeard Premium
Hello Gayle, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

To get started, you can click the green Get Started Here option (left-hand menu) or try the link below: It is here that you will learn how to set up your profile. Discover a topic for your business. Begin learning a very effective way to earn money online. And much more.

(By the 4th lesson, you will have built a new website!)

If you have any questions or feel 'stuck' anywhere, just ask! Myself or the other great members of this community will be around to help.

It's good to have you here Gayle. Don't forget to begin the training! :)

Jason


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