My name is Kipp Kho Lian. My life started at 67, the moment I joined WA:). That's how I feel.
My Profile Update on 2 December 2015:
Right after I finished my Course 2 of Getting Started at Wealthy Affiliate I am feeling like breathing some new fresh air of success, though the real tangible success is not yet in sight, I can foresee something really positive ahead. Yes, I can confirm yet again that "my life really started the moment I joined WA!"
So, I decided to add a bit more abut my background.
Back in my home country, Burma, I was a human rights activist, promoting political and social change in the country, ruled by military dictators for decades. As a result of my relentless activities as such during my campus life, I was thrown into notorious Insein prison for two times during those tumultuous years between 1972 to 1975, when the waves of students movements for democratic change gained a new momentum.
Many of my fellow activists either died in the military prisons because of torture or mowed down inside the campus and in the streets by the Burma Army and some joined the armed ethnic resistance groups in the mountains to avoid detention and to further the cause of freedom and democracy for the country.
Based in Germany since 1986, I became a blogger at the end of 2009, promoting web-based. Burmese language, civic education campaigns and occasionally organize seminars and workshops inside my country since 2012, when the country eventually begins its nominal democratic transition.
In the past, during my youthful days, I earned my living through various professions and jobs like an architectural technician, site manager, construction supervisor, sushi cook and even a taxi driver. However, in pursuing my passion for a change I used to work part time as a volunteer or underpaid staff in non-governmental and civil-society organizations I have founded together with my colleagues since the late 1980s. I regard myself more as a social activist and throughout my life, my passion has been helping others and working towards social change.
Ever since the mid-1970s, through the 1980s and 1990s, I have been fascinated with the prospects of political and social changes that has been sweeping across the globe as the result of rapid technological advancement. As the information revolution matured during the late 1990s I have deeply sensed the possibility of helping myself and others through online entrepreneurship.
Around the year 2000 for about two years, when Internet Marketing was reaching its new height and hype, I listened to numerous podcasts, attended webinars and signed up for free training and have bought some e-books I came across on the Internet. I even joined a paid training under Site Build It! (SBI), of which I was really fascinated and excited. But this endeavor ended up with a failure. Actually. SBI was not a scam but a legitimate affiliate training platform though pretty much inferior compared to the Wealthy Affiliate University.
I will cover a more in-depth review of my first-hand experiences with the SBI later in this blog,
In short, I was repeatedly victimized by way too many Internet scam artists. So, my dream of earning my living from home was put in limbo.
As I turn 67, my long fascination with changes all over the world with the advent of the information revolution and my passion for political and social change in my home country has not been reduced even a bit and my life-long passion to helping other people has even grown stronger than ever.
As a dialysis patient since 2005, my ability to actively pursue my passion physically has been very much reduced and most of my time is spent in front of my PC. Home become the center of all my activities and I rediscover the beauty of home life, thanks to the Internet, which enables me to virtually tear down the four isolating walls of Home and actively stay connected with my friends as well as the wider human community.
So to make a long story short I decided once again to become an online entrepreneur, aiming to eventually become a social entrepreneur and to try to bring about positive social impacts to the marginalized communities back home.
This time around I have found a powerful community known as Wealthy Affiliate, which is helping people to start their own web-based businesses and this website is my first successful step in my journey toward attaining my goal. Had I come across Wealthy Affiliate when it was first established by Kyle and Carson in 2005, I would have been way ahead by now.
Anyway, now that I have stumbled upon Wealthy Affiliate, a powerful network, and affiliate training online, I am empowered and inspired by this community, from whom I have acquired all the skills I need to become a successful online entrepreneur.
I will continuously empower myself by networking with like-minded friends from all over the world - especially with members of the Wealthy Affiliates, who are surviving the many new challenges of the twenty-first century by producing, consuming and sharing tons of information every day.
We all are "infosumer" and together, we can change the world!
Hence I named my first web page: The Power of Infosumer Network. (powerinfosumernetwork).