About Raven9
Joined September 2011
UPDATE – April 2016

Wow – it's been awhile since I wrote my profile on WA – about 3 years to be exact. To update things a bit – my family has grown, my Baby Angel #1 is now 6 years old and I now have a 2nd Baby Angel – a son who is 18 months.

We still live in Southern Alberta, Canada, and continue to maintain a 2nd home in Nicaragua, although we haven't made it there since our son was born. We are homeschooling our daughter and enjoying the experience. We have been dabbling at being self employed for a few years now, all while maintaining the security of a j o b – however, as of last year, we fully took the plunge into working for ourselves. What a trip! It has been the most tumultuous, exciting, stressful, interesting, scary and fulfilling time of my life.

Initially I joined WA in 2011, however, I was not fully committed (even though WA was great back then as well). After quitting and rejoining a few times over the years, I recently came back to the community about a year ago, and restarted the training. From there I jumped to being an amazon seller and very slowly (very, very slowly ;) built a website.

I do have valid excuses for not being committed in the past ;) - during the last 4 years or so – we have bought and sold rice farm land in Nicaragua, purchased more land there (beach land this time :) and most recently we exported farming equipment down there. So life has been busy – but the dream of creating an online business has always stayed stuck in my head. I used to feel guilty about not committing more energy to this dream, however, now I see how my other life experiences will help me in the journey of owning and operating a website.

My biggest problem years ago was not knowing what niche to chose. Having had years to contemplate this, it's evolved to cover my true passion in life, which is helping others. The site consists of various handmade world artisan products for sale, in which the proceeds benefit the artists. As well as, an inspirational blog and other products for sale in which we will donate 50% of the proceeds to different charities. We are also working on incorporating a travel consultation service to feature Nicaraguan businesses that are giving back to the local communities there.

My husband is now on board with this online endeavour, which makes me way more committed, as we always do the 'crazy things' together. We have our children involved as well in the ways they can help, and we love the fact that we can make this our 'little family' business. In fact, we've named our business after ourselves – Javier, Natalia, Dominik and Krystal – J ND K. We are very excited about where this new journey will take us and have almost completed the website.

I feel like I should have updated my WA a long time ago, as lately I am enjoying making the connections with others on here and I realize I have not been sharing. So, I will be more diligent in the future, of maintaining the WA connection. I am continually impressed with the quality of people on WA and I look forward to the future of networking and meeting everyone!

Krystal :)




Profile from 2013ish - left it here for interest sake - wow, what growth ;)

Hi
My name is Krystal- and I just want the time and financial freedom in my life to be able to 'stop and smell the roses'....lol! Over the years I have worked many different jobs, and even went to college to become a social worker, yet I never felt content in what I was doing. I always held onto the belief that someday I could work for myself, how I want, and when I want - so here I am.
I've been interested in learning internet marketing for a few years now, but never seemed to find the time. First working a full time job got in the way, and then being a mommy consumed all of my time. However, now my baby is 3 years old, becoming more independant, and I am going to try really hard to find the time to learn this internet marketing thing that I've wanted to learn for so long....
It is a dream of mine to be able to work from a computer, anywhere in the world - how liberating would that be! We live in Canada, but have property in Central America - we go there for a few weeks each year, but want to financially be able to spend winters down there. So again, I'd love to have the freedom to run a successful business from the computer, and I'm hoping that affiliate marketing is the key to helping us achieve this lifestyle.
Please feel free to send any advice my way, as I'd appreciate all the help I can get! :) Let the adventure begin!! :)
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bamannisi Premium
Welcome back, Krystal. It's understandable how difficult it must have been to progress quickly through WA with everything you have going. But now with your whole family involved and committed, it will be so much easier.
I'm going very slowly myself. Found it a bit overwhelming, but I think I'm getting the hang of it.
Congratulations on your beautiful family.
Best wishes on your continued success!
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Raven9 Premium
Best wishes to you as well - I hope things are going good!
Krystal :)
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LLiu Premium
Hi Krystal,
Very nice to meet you and thank you for adding me to your network and I am adding you to mine.
I wish you every success in your endeavor's and on your journey here at WA.
If I can be of help just let me know and I will too!

Warmest wishes,

Linda :)
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Raven9 Premium
Thanks so much Linda!
Hope all is going well
Krystal :)
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William777 Premium
Nice profile Kristal and thanks for your follow. We have a lot in common with property in other places and finding out ways to actually enjoy it. But by the sounds of it you and your family have all come a long way with networking with lots of good connections, and those that are willing to give to help the less fortunate. I'm convinced that all that good that you do for others will also come back to yourselves in ways you least expect, and you'll reap the rewards. Nice connecting with you and all the best of success to your family enterprize!
William.
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Raven9 Premium
Thanks for your kind words William! Best of luck to you as well and I look forward to connecting with you more in the future :)
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Ultimateless Premium
Forget about 'smelling the roses' you have an exciting life...you may be 'living on the edge' but it's heaps better than 'living on the couch'! That is fantastic that you are making sure the artists get are getting the proceeds..because usually they are getting exploited! Thanks for including me in your line up! Cheers, Michael
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Raven9 Premium
Thank you for the kind comment! It's quite ironic - a few hours ago I read your post about being left-handed/fear - I commented that I really had needed to hear that.... Living on the edge is exciting but has been scary lately - stuff happening in regards to my daughters health in combination with all the other tumultuous situations in our life right now, has me second guessing this 'life on the edge'.... Seeing your post about confronting fear really did open some channels for me - thank you again!!!
:)
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Ultimateless Premium
I am really glad about that...facing what may seem insurmountable will be easier each and every time we face it...then we climb over or solve our problems with ease...or at least easier...
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stevecox Premium
Welcome back, Krystal. You have a fascinating profile. I am looking forward to hearing more about your adventures. Obviously, you are NEVER bored. And there is a time and place for everything, so now must be the time for WA for you. Life unfolds as it supposed to as long as we provide just a tiny bit if help. Congratulations on all you have accomplished, and I think you have only started to see the new horizons.

All the best,

Steve
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Raven9 Premium
Thank you for the kind comment Steve - it warms my heart! You have a very interesting story as well - Looking forward to seeing the new horizons and the new adventures. It's so refreshing to have such a kind group of supporters on WA - thanks for being part of my circle - see you at the top..... :)
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stevecox Premium
Looking forward to the climb up to the top with you Krystal (but you may be a little fasters) . This is a great team and we all help each other.

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

All the best Steve
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