About Sfortson
Joined September 2018
Hi Everyone,

My name is Stacie. I am a single widowed mother. I have one daughter, she of course is the center of my universe.

I currently live in Poncha Springs, Colorado, I was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

I wound up in Colorado after meeting my husband in Tuscon, Arizona over 25 years ago. We migrated to Colorado for many personal reasons.

We have lived in a few different mountain towns including, Fairplay, Salida, Breckenridge, and Poncha Springs. I am begining to feel like a Colorado native now.

I have been a bartendar, waitress, dishwasher, prep-cook, sue chef, and head chef over the years of living here.

I am currently a grill cook, and the leader of my shift at a busy little mountain town restaraunt. I don't feel irreplaceable by any means, it is a restaruant after all.

A few years back I decided I was getting a little old for keeping up at such a pace, so I took a college course for graphic design. I got my associates degree, and found that most companies really want a bachelors degree.

I couldn't afford to go back and get my bachelor's degree as my student loans are already too high, increasing them just wasn't a good idea in my opinion.

So I stayed cooking, and looking for something that I would be able to do that would involve my degree possibly, but mainly get me out of the kitchen in the long run.

I came across scam after scam, and then I read my mentor, DenverS.'s blog, about WA and figured I would give it a try. I really wanted something that I could actually do, and possibly find success. And hopefully use my degree at least a little.

My true passion has always been art! I love to draw, that was what inspired me to get my degree.

I never thought I would be designing a website! But reading DenverS.'s blog really pushed me in the right direction.

I figured why not, WA gives me 7 free days to see if I like it, then a month at $20 if I do and may want to stay, which I did. Then I made the plunge and went premium. I also took advantage of the BlackFriday deal as well, so I am paid up for 2 years now in WA.

I figured it was definitely time to update my profile from just a sentence or two about myself. After all it has been almost four months now.

"I am bright, energetic, and eager to create my online business. I have the passion and drive to be successful." -This is my original profile post, short and sweet lol.

I have learned a great deal here so far, and even though my training is complete (not bootcamp), I am still learning new things every single day! I am glad I have two years to focus on my path here.

Thanks for taking the time to read my profile.
Stacie
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DaisyK78 Premium
Hi Stacie
I'm also a Staci
Love your bio, you have lived in some amazing places.
Sorry to hear you are a widow but also amazing to see you are still moving forward in life, you must have a great spirit, which I'm sure you have embedded in your daughter.
I wish you much success
Daisy
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ElaineR1 Premium
Hi Stacie
Just read your bio and realize we have something in common - we both love art and creating! Hoping we can cheer each other on (although you're a bit ahead of me lol). I am hoping to remain confident enough to go premium but want to just do the $20 first. Then can you pay for a whole year at once to get the discount if you want to after that? Sounds like what you may have done?
Anyway, wishing your continued success and happiness!
Elaine
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sfortson Premium
Elaine,

I definitely love art and creating that is for sure!
And you are correct, I paid for the first $20 month and then went for the year price after that. Then I also got lucky and was able to take advantage of the BlackFriday deal as well, so I am locked in at $299 a year and I am paid up in full for two years.
I am glad we are a part of each other's network now as well. Here's to a new future :).
Stacie
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ElaineR1 Premium
Thanks so much Stacie. I read a few of your blog articles - you are really good at it! You set a great example. I hope to do as well. Again, thank you for your help and inspiration... Enjoy your weekend! :)
Elaine
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sfortson Premium
Elaine,
No problem at all 🤗, I am glad I could help.
Enjoy your weekend as well 😎
Stacie
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deelilah Premium
Nice to meet you, Stacie. I am very excited for you. I feel that design degree is exactly right for this adventure. I can relate to just about every path your life has taken, namely restaurants, and yes in all those capacities, sometimes all at the same time. You're moving right on up there. Keep on keep'n on.
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sfortson Premium
Thank you for the encouraging words! It's always nice to be encouraged to keep following your dreams.

Thanks for being part of my network.
Stacie
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Barney44 Premium
Stacie welcome to my network (family) of WA followers. It is with keen interest that I have joined your following.

Your bio/profile shows you have the background to draw from and a way with words that makes reading your posts interesting and enjoyable.

You have been around WA long enough now to know that the folks here for the biggest part are just plain great. They help us when we need help, they encourage when we become discouraged and they become our friends (like part of the family).

Best wish for success. Remember Barry’s eyes are watching you and here to encourage, help, and support any way I can.

Barry
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sfortson Premium
Barry,
Thank you for the warm welcome to your network.
I look forward to getting good to know you better too.
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melo1 Premium
Hi Stacie,

Your story was really interesting and I felt that you are not going to let "life's obstacle allusions" stop you. Yep, we all have them but you are dealing with them! Nice, keep going!

Good decision about your WA membership. Gave me a lot of options to chose from too.

Ever consider honing your drawing skills into website design and seeking small independent businesses as your customers? (Just a thought.) Now you can openly experiment with new website concept options.

However, one thing that has helped me is, to stay focused and avoid distractions from my real missions and desires.

As a former (still connected) Coloradoan, welcome to WA and thanks for following me. I'm not a big social media person but I do try. Please stay in touch.
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sfortson Premium
Thanks for following me!
I have been wanting to get my artwork out there, I m8ght start a site that is focused on my designs, I have not completely decided what to do with the other 24 sites I have access to building.

We will definitely keep in touch! 🤗
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Derrence Premium
Hi Stacie! Thanks for following me! Just read your profile. Very interesting Thanks for following me! I am following you! You have come to best place to start making money. I am retired (not really) preacher, Christian Church.

Pastor Derry

You can read about me and wife Donna at my profile tab. Just click on my picture here in this reply. Glad to have you on board!

I will do my best to help you or point you to someone who can help you with whatever questions you may ask or whatever help you may need.
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NickL88 Premium
Hi Stacie!

Thank you for the follow, and it sounds like you are on the right track! You also have lived in many of my favorite places, I went to school in Mount Vernon, IA just 20 minutes away from Cedar Rapids. And Breckenridge became one of my favorite places a couple of years ago when we visited.

Anyway, hoping that you have nothing but success here at Wealthy Affiliate, and congrats on going premium!
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sfortson Premium
NickL88,
I attended high school.for a short bit in Lisbon, Iowa as well, my mom was a mover lol.

I wish the education system here in Colorado was as good as in Iowa, but it so is not, my poor daughter.

Great to have you in my network!! Thanks for following in return 🤗
Stacie
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CarolMeador Premium
Hi, Stacie. Nice meeting another Hawkeye! By that, I mean an Iowa native, NOT a graduate of U of I! (unless you are, I'm not. Graduated from Washington University in St. Louis)

Like you, I've migrated several times, now living in western NC in the Smokies.

Welcome to my network. Thanks for following me back. Best wishes for your online success.

Carol
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sfortson Premium
It is nice to meet you too. Another Iowa gal that's awesome!!
I did not attend college in Iowa either, I got my degree online with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
I wish you all the best as well!
Stacie
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CarolMeador Premium
"We're from I-o-way". Remember that song we sang at the State Fair? Let's keep in touch and DO this thing!
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sfortson Premium
Oh my I had forgotten the song, but I still say I-o-way lol!! I agree lets definitley keep in touch and rock this!!
What part were you born in, I was born and mostly raised in Cedar Rapids. we moved a lot.
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CarolMeador Premium
I was born in Newton, but lived all my life in Prairie City, a small town 20 miles east of Des Moines til I was 18. My ex-husband and I were married after our sophomore year and he transferred to UNI. We lived in Waterloo til he graduated in 1970, then moved to St. Louis for me to finish my degree in Occupational Therapy at Washington University. My ex's first teaching job was in Norway, one of the Amana colonies, I think. He commuted from Waterloo, and I think he went through Cedar Rapids to get there. That was a loooong time ago, and lots of water under the bridge since then.
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adrianh25392 Premium
Hi,

Welcome to the WA family. I hope that you will find all of the tools, training and support that you will need to achieve you personal goals.

I popped over to say a massive thank you for adding me into your network, it really is vary appreciated.

I look forward to reading about your future success.

Rgds
Ade
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sfortson Premium
If anyone wants to connect with me on social media I am leaving my links here. If you connect with me I will share all your business notifications and will like and follow all pages as well. Getting our sites seen by many is the goal, lets network :)!!!

https://www.facebook.com/smfortsonggwhemp/
https://www.facebook.com/stacie.fortson
https://twitter.com/FortsonStacie
https://www.pinterest.com/staciefortson/pins/
https://www.instagram.com/stacie569qcom/
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+StacieFortson
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sfortson Premium
I would like to thank everyone that has returned my follow, or has followed me first as well!
I have been a member now for 2 months and have paid for my membership for 2 years in advance, so I will be here for a while that's for sure!
I am enjoying every aspect of WA, the community is the absolute tops!!! I have not met one unfriendly person, or anyone with a negative attitude! This is truly "my spot"!!
Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome, and any and all help that I have recieved!
Stacie
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Stacie and Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.

Since you joined you may well have come to the conclusion that internet marketing is a steep learning curve.

You must keep referring to the training (it does get updated from time to time).

If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 460+ blogs I have published within WA.

Feel free to send me a message 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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smartketeer Premium
Hi Stacie,

Thanks for following :)

If you need some help or if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me!

And if you are interested in a particular topic, just type "Posts and training by smartketeer" into the search bar to access the categorized & daily updated "register" of all my blogs and training materials.

To YOUR success!

Regards,
Zed
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dragonfly10 Premium
Welcome home and congratulations on becoming a premium member of the WA community! You will not regret your decision. The best educational place on the internet to learn about everything from affiliate market, to web design, and everything in between. You have access to successful internet marketers 24/7, and continuing educational support for some of the best-educated individuals, on the internet. The rest is up to you, so shoot for the moon, and I will meet you there.
Sandy
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sfortson Premium
Sandy,
Thanks for the follow! I followed in return.
I am now paid up for 2 years now 😊, I took advantage of the Black Friday deal, couldn't see passing it up, I was going to wait till next year, but Kyle mentioned that it could be the last one. I didn't want to risk it, so I grabbed it up.
I look forward to working with you even in the silent moments lol.
Stacie
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JonLake Premium
Thanks for the follow. It’s nice to meet you and feel free to connect with us further on the social networks shown at the bottom right of our profile

We look forward to reading your success as well as sharing additional marketing tips and strategies. If you need any help please feel free to ask

Jon and Debbie :)
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sfortson Premium
Thank you for following back!
I read your response to Stephanie teaming up with her husband and it was sweet that you had a wonderful success story to share and inspire her and all of us with.

Stacie
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JonLake Premium
Thanks Stacie
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JonathanAll1 Premium
Welcome to WA. It’s participation and persistence to get there and also takes lot of creative thought to process...
Yes, thank you for following. And I am hungry to get started.
I finding so much information for goals to success. This is surely a great opportunity with just what I need to develop independence and dreams.
Yes www is a big world brought together with WA...

Truely grateful
JonathanAll1
Jonathan Leslie
@ Facebook / Jonathan Allen
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SuzaMarie Premium
Hey Stacie! Welcome! Congrats on going premium! I'm so glad you made it here to Wealthy Affiliate! It's a great place to learn how to make money with affiliate marketing.

I think the most import thing to do with any new venture is to "plug in" and be consistent. Schedule time each day to do the training, work on your site and write content. You'll find that content is king. :)

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!

Kind regards,
Suzanne
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Renede Premium
Hello sfortson
Welcome to WA Premium you are in the best place to be. You have made the right decision and now have access to all the benefits here at WA. Welcome to the community of members who are dedicated to seeing you succeed. Continue with your step by step training with Kyle. He will explain everything you need to know in detailed on how to build a successful online affiliate marketing business. If you have any questions you can ask them in the live chat. We are all here to help each other to be successful.

To your success.
Mary
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3tripleA Premium
Congrats on your achievements so far. I say achievements because taking action is a essential on this journey. You have separated yourself from the observers by taking action. We are delighted to have you at wealthy affiliate. Looking forward to following your success and participating in the process. Best wishes
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MMacLeod Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!
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LCEndahl Premium
Hello!!! And welcome to WA Premium. You won’t regret this decision!! The information available here is never ending!! And the training is incredible!! Take it ALL in!!

Follow the training! I cannot 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. I often jumped ahead in training, on my own, to only later really regret it.

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. You’ll want to learn more!! It ignites a new passion within you.
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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sfortson Premium
Laura,

Thank you so much for the encouraging words and wonderful advice. I have done one thing that I am not sure I will regret or not, I signed up to be an affiliate for Amazon and another company that totally fit my niche like a glove. I haven't tried to add any of their links to my site as of yet, I decided that was enough step skipping and went back to the training in order.
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LCEndahl Premium
Oh my, I did the same thing. Joined Amazon, step skipping too. You're wise to stick with the training before going any further. I wish I had.
I was halfway through my training before I realized, things I stepped skipped to do, was covered like 1, 2, or 3 lessons later, Save yourself the aggravation. I wish I had.

Laura
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MThompson3 Premium
Thanks for the follow. Good luck, take one task at a time and that help tab at the top of the page is your best fiend.
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YvetteC2 Premium
Thank you for adding me to your network. I am following you in return and wishing you all the best.

Kind Regards,
Yvette
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marycmiller Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate, I wish you all the best in your pursuits.
Mary
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billy947 Premium
Hi Stacie ,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

I am looking forward to helping you with getting started. My suggestion would be to take some action because there is a great deal to learn.

Getting started here is easy, the training lessons are awesome and there are 1000's of people to help you succeed: If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give me a shout. Stay Well.

Bill
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sfortson Premium
Bill,

Thank you for the great advice! I am looking forward to getting gong the rest of the way, I have an active web page that is waiting for me to fill it with links and content as soon as I learn exactly how to accomplish it. I learn fast, and am having fun with this so I can see doing well will not be a challenge.

Stacie
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billy947 Premium
Just stay with the lesson plan and you will make it. Wishing you all the best.
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Offroad13 Premium
Hello and welcome to the community. Follow the training and get that successful online business going.
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DenverS Premium
You have wonderful qualities; they will serve you well and grant you a lot of success! Looking forward to seeing you shine!
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DenverS Premium
Hello Stacie, and thank you for believing in me! The information taught here and the community that surrounds Wealthy Affiliate is second to none (in my honest opinion)! I'm excited to see you succeed on your journey!

Please let me know if you have any questions or just wanna talk! We are a community here; that means we look out for each other and help each other whenever possible!

-Denver S.
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