I am so glad you are visiting my website. Let me introduce myself. I am Fran Kelso, an 80-year-old Alaskan woman who believes in self-reliance, and who has the courage to try something new.
A Bit About My Journey
I live in the very small town of Gustavus, Alaska, which is located at the head of Glacier Bay. In the summer many visitors come here to take a boat up bay to see the glaciers. In the winter, there are maybe 400 people in the town.
From my house I see only trees, though bear and moose come into the yard very often — probably more often than people. I might as well live on an island, as the only way to get here is by boat or plane. Yet I am connected to the world through the internet.
At my age and in my circumstances, a home-based internet business is the only way to go. Yet I am not alone in this endeavor. My marketplace is the world. Many other folks are tired of the 9 to 5 ratrace, trading their precious time for a little money. I believe I have found a better way. Follow me and I will show you how you can find it, too.
Life Experiences That Have Led Me Here
In my younger years, I worked in offices, starting right out of high school. I’d taken office machines and bookkeeping, and those skills were well-used in the jobs I held. However, I reached the point where my job felt like a prison, and I wanted to break away.
The first experience I had with working for myself came when I got involved heavily in music, learning to play 5-string banjo and bass. At one time I took our group on the road, where I became booking agent, performer, and mother hen for the other band members. The music experience is what brought me to Alaska, and I have now been here over half my life.
When my husband, Les, and I bought a house in Kodiak, he built a little shop onto the house, and I had my first home-based business. We called the place “The Crosswinds,” sold jewelry, mostly silver, and handmade crafts from local artists.
Then we separated, after starting a cabin on nearby Spruce Island. After the separation, I decided I wanted to live on Spruce Island, and with the help of friends, built a cabin there, then
lived in it for 20 years. While there, I taught adults in the village of Ouzinkie. I loved that job, because I decided on my hours and the curriculum and found students to teach. Their success was my success.
I was rewarded for my efforts, being chosen in 1980 as the Adult Educator of the Year by the Alaskan Adult Education Association. The culmination of my teaching job was the compiling of a book on wild plants from information gathered by folks who joined me in studying the native flora of our island. Plant Lore of an Alaskan Island was published by Alaska Northwest Publlishing Company in 1985.
A couple of years later, I turned my adult education job over to another, and started buying jewelry again. I’d go to Kodiak and sell for a week or two until all the bills were caught up, then return to my homestead.
Finally, the physical labor of living in a remote cabin got to be too much for me, and I moved back to Kodiak. There, in the year 2000, I opened a gift shop in the Best Western Kodiak Inn.
I got involved with a network marketing company, Nikken, during those Kodiak years. I loved the company and still love and use their products. I also started a website to add a market to my existing one. These two endeavors introduced me to the world of internet marketing and taught me important skills needed to run my own business.
In 2011, I moved to Gustavus. Now I had no job, and decided I needed to find a way to supplement my income. That’s when I discovered affiliate marketing. What could be more
perfect? I work from home and yet can sell anywhere in the world, via the internet. I have met people from all over the world in this wonderful business, all working toward the same goal — economic freedom.
How Can I Help You With Your Dreams?
Come and join me. The company that holds the protective umbrella over my internet friends and me is called “Wealthy Affiliate.” Here, we promote this business and find other folks who might be looking for a way to replace their J.O.B. The training is over-the-top excellent and the sky’s the limit, as far as what you can achieve.
Though you own your own business, you are not alone. That’s a wonderful thing. You will receive encouragement and support from many people in many places. Your business becomes the highway to your successful financial freedom.
What Are My Goals For Build-2-Win Affiliates?
I wish to use this platform to leverage success for as many people as I can find who want to become involved in affiliate marketing. By ourselves, yet with the help of many friends, we can change our lives for the better.
I’d like to know that the people I sponsor or help will find the way to reach those dreams that they have held for so long. It would be rewarding to see them becoming involved in a home-based business that offers them the financial security they have been seeking. I’d like to see them looking forward in life to what they can create, rather than looking backward at the disappointments of the past.
Turn your face toward the sun and let positive thoughts take over your being. Know that it is possible to get what you want in life. It starts with belief. Then you must spring into action. Take a bit of a risk and try something new. If I, an 80-year old woman, can embrace a new endeavor, so can you. All you have to do is begin.
Do you have questions? I’m not surprised if you do. Ask them in the comments below and I will be more than happy to help you find the answers.
May your journey take you to your dreams,