About The-Fran
Joined March 2016
Hello, I'm Fran.
You're thinking "THE Fran"? Well, "Fran" was taken. LOL. what can I say?

For some time, I wrote programs that ran network marketing companies over the web-- their commission plans, back offices, wholesale inventory, web sites, and more. I'm proud of the achievements and the innovation that I brought to this business sector.

However after a number of years away from the business, with more pressing family concerns (a father in late stages of Alzheimer's, and a mother worn to a nub caring for him), I found myself reluctant to take it up again— at least in the same way.

In network marketing, it's the case that only about 2% make 75-80% of the commission pie; 10% make fully 90% of the pie. I've seen it over and over (in the data, which doesn't lie). Why is that? That bothers me. So while there is certainly opportunity, most people don't know how to take advantage of it. And there is the rub for those who are spending hard earned money to market, often in circles.

Even with affiliate marketing, there is no hand-out. It's work. What I like about what I am seeing here on Wealthy Affiliate is a working concept of helping through community, and through a thoughtful, non-hyperventilated attitude from the top. It takes a caring and, dare I add, "humble" attitude from the top of a company, down, to make something like this work.

Not everyone is a self-starter. But those who begin such a journey have taken the most important step of all. The remaining task is follow-through—like a tennis serve, like a golf swing, like the hammer to the nail; and as I see it, the lack of it separates one from the success that they seek.

My goals here are to open my eyes and mind; learn the newest and best techniques from others who are seeing success with Wealthy Affiliate training; follow through with what I learn; and if warranted, to share what I can for the benefit of others.

Aside from programming, I enjoy researching and writing, and am involved in the world of fine art (as painter, textile designer, and promoter); love animals; gardening; decorating; reading, math problems, mentoring, bible study, and (the list is long...) life in general. At age 25, my textiles toured 100 U. S. museums. By age 40, I had taken 3 companies public.

Sometimes accomplishments--just like 1960 behemoth computers--become irrelevant; as when the world shrinks from a giant conference room and miles of airline trips, to a desktop, then a small device. And that is when character comes into play-- a certain fearlessness and gumption, an admitted state of readiness to make changes. I'm there.

Please feel free to introduce yourself below. I look forward to learning about you and your journey.
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1. Happy Earning around $400,000 a year.
2. Ecstatic Earning a few million a year.
3. I'm happy to invest much of my time to achieve these goals.
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The-Fran Premium
1. Happy Earning around $400,000 a year.
2. Ecstatic Earning a few million a year.
3. I'm happy to invest much of my time to achieve these goals.
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bjsitter Premium
I wish you well with your goals.
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Carson Premium
Great to see that you've added some goals Fran!

Working towards achieving these goals will happen as you take action on the lesson tasks here at WA. Ask questions when you have them, and take your time. This is not a race, and your time investment will have you up and running before you know it!

You're going to do just great!

Carson
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The-Fran Premium
Bobbi Jo, thank you very much. Did I spell your name correctly? I just left a comment on your profile. Despite all else, your work ethic is a huge plus. You're going to hit every goal for which you are serious. No kidding.
--Fran
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The-Fran Premium
Thanks, Carson. I truly appreciate your time.
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Sherard Premium
Aim high and you'll land somewhere in-between, good luck with your goals for 2016
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The-Fran Premium
Thank you, Sherard! I find that I usually land right on top of the goal. It still surprises me. I truly appreciate your encouragement.
--Fran
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BelieveItYes Premium
Awesome goals, go for them ! And never be scared to ask questions, for there's always going to be someone to answer them or someone who will be glad that you ask (because they were stuck as well). All the best to you! Cheers =)
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The-Fran Premium
Thank you very much, Sarah!
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IveTriedThat 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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The-Fran Premium
I'm honing in on a niche; but may need to refine it. Thanks for the offer, Steve.
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dstaple1490 Premium
Fran, I have no doubt that you will succeed in this endeavor. I will be learning a lot from you. I might pick your brain from time to time if you don't mind:) Let me know if there is anything that I can do. I will talk to you soon. Dave.
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The-Fran Premium
Dave, after reading your terrific article on goals, I'm very happy to see you here on my profile page. You can pick my brain anytime. I look forward to reading more of your blog.
--Fran
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dstaple1490 Premium
I am glad that you are here. There is so much info here, not to mention the vast wealth of personal experience. It is like participating in a mentor's retreat. LOL! You will see what I mean when you go Premium because it opens up all the additional perks and training. It is more than worth it. Talk to you soon, Dave.
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The-Fran Premium
I'm happy to hear that your experience has been so rewarding-- a valuable testimony, Dave.
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dstaple1490 Premium
Thanks, You may find some of my blogs useful. I have written a few so you will have to scroll down the overall list. At last count it was over 70 and I have written several since then. I am long-winded. LOL!
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The-Fran Premium
LOL. As you can see (in my profile notes) I am, too. But I like to call it "thorough". ;)
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dstaple1490 Premium
I decided to go count my blogs here. I just did number 90 tonight. My English teachers would NEVER believe it. LOL!
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The-Fran Premium
You are clearly inspired, Dave. Probably the book reports you were assigned seemed like pretty boring stuff, at the time, by comparison.

Will catch up with you soon. Thanks again.
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dstaple1490 Premium
Very true. See ya soon. Dave.
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kabbage Premium
Hi Fran
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. I am relatively new here but if there is anything I can help with please let me know. There is also a whole community of people here that are supportive, encouraging and more than willing to help.
All the best to you.
Mark
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The-Fran Premium
Well thank you very much, Mark. I appreciate you reaching out, even though you yourself have only been on the site 18 days. That speaks well for you. I won't hesitate to ask. Thank you!
--Fran
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GregCross Premium
Wow girl. You Rock, that's all i'm going to say.
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The-Fran Premium
LOL. Thanks for stopping by and for the over the top comment.
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GregCross Premium
The-Fran deserves it
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GregCross Premium
an over the top Welcome and you cant follow me--It's ok, it doesn't hurt.................................that much ---- just saw follow ---- had to send it ---- you can toss me under bus later
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The-Fran Premium
Ha! Glad to have gotten your attention Greg. Can starter members not comment, yet, on others' profiles?
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GregCross Premium
you can comment anywhere
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GregCross Premium
there should be a box, right under leave so and so a message
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The-Fran Premium
I have been unable to comment on your profile page and another premium member's, as well.

Could it be the THE-? Just kidding.

Wait... I have "private browsing" on with Safari. That's probably it. Correcting that now....
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IveTriedThat Premium
Hey F and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

My name is Steve and I'm the owner of IveTriedThat. You signed up through me and I thought I'd tell you a little about myself. I joined Wealthy Affiliate back in 2009, over 5 years ago. I was looking to learn how to supplement my income through Internet Marketing and what I've found was so much more.

By 2010, I was working full-time from home. These days, ALL of my income comes from my ventures online. In fact, my wife just recently quit her job to start her own business as well. Internet Marketing and Wealthy Affiliate have provided us with amazing opportunities (we've bought a house, get to travel the world, and best of all, no longer spend time "going to work") and I'm incredibly thankful to the training, tools, and support here that made it all possible. :)

I'd love for you to see the same level of success. So, if you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do not hesitate to get in touch with me. I am here to help!

To get started, you should add a short description and upload a picture. Wealthy Affiliate is a community and having a profile and a picture will really help get you acquainted here.

Anyways, thought I would just introduce myself. If there's anything I can do for you F, just let me know!

Cheers!

Steve

PS. Hit the reply button and say hi so I know you made it here OK!
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The-Fran Premium
Thanks, Steve, for touching base. I'll be back in touch once I've gone through the task set today. ;)

Fran
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IveTriedThat Premium
Sounds good Fran! Welcome to WA!
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