John and Kelly Fraser
Entrepreneurs. Small Business Owners. Bloggers. Authors. Homesteaders. Off Gridders.
John and Kelly Fraser met in 2010. We have had diverse backgrounds — with an entrepreneurial thread between us. We met at a networking event, both married to different people at the time, we were just friends for a while. John went through a divorce after trying to take one last vacation/cruise with my prior wife and family as one last attempt to try to make things better. This was a the most terrible vacation, and needless to say when John returned he filed for divorce and it was over within 45 days. Kelly separated from her X of 32+ years, when her youngest son was 17. She waited till her youngest was 18 so there were no custody issues. Kelly and John began hanging out around November of 2010, and on 11-11-11 we were married in Santa Fe at our friend’s home. We had taken 7 trips / vacations that year. All whilst building John’s Legalshield (Network Marketing) business. After an argument with his business partner/upline, his upline got John terminated on Oct 2, 2012 from a business that was to be our retirement vehicle, with nearly 6 figures a year coming in residually. All the monies from this venture stopped overnight that day in October.
John was so disgruntled and frankly really pissed off at investing 14 years with a company as an independent contractor building a team over 30K sales reps, that generated over 111,000 memberships for the company over those years. So this loss was nearly unbearable for john… and honestly during the next 3 years — our relationship was in turmoil. We had many events that nearly caused us to file for divorce. Mainly because John was the biggest asshole on the planet at the time.
All of this disconnection from money– broke him from the cycle of dependency, that we’re entrained in from an early age that having a lot of money = happiness, or having a lot of money=success.
All of this led us to the next phase of our lives, because we were forced to tighten our belts, get rid of cable, and all unnecessary expenses and simply do without. Something happened to John during these few years. His mindset shifted from the rat-race of working a job to buy stuff that we want to compete and show off with the Jonses. John started to realize that his happiness was not connected to money, and to create less stress and more overall security, we decided to start looking for land, and spent the next 3 years looking for the exact type of property to develop a solar passive home that is self sufficient, one where the land has a natural source of water, to have water security as well. One of the most important things we can have in life.
So here we are years later, we’ve gone through the grind, and doing without so now we can live like most people cannot, without stress, and LOTS of happiness!
We’re excited to create change while helping others, do the same sharing our knowledge of health, and healing, and home grown food and homesteading. If you like helping others, and want to hang out with like minded people (like us) please reach out.
John Fraser, Entrepreneur
After being fired or leaving 40 jobs in my life, and a dozen businesses, most that failed and a few that did really well … I figured out that entrepreneurs really have a hard time working for other people. After meeting Kelly she convinced me to NEVER look for a job again and simply create what I wanted in life! She asked me to identify what my strengths were and focus on those after my LegalShield business of 14 years was terminated without cause. I used my expertise in marketing to help get Kelly’s restaurant upholstery business back up and running so we could eat. In between doing upholstery, there was time to bring on clients who needed websites built and hosted, so I started www.MountainHomeMarketing.com to accommodate this need. At about the same time I had an opportunity to become a StreetView Trusted Photographer. I then became capable of creating 360º Content and VR Imagery that can be independently hosted on private servers OR can be connected to the Google StreetView Mapping system. I knew we would eventually follow our dreams to become off grid homesteaders and I wanted to create ways to earn a living from our home, so my photography passion and marketing background has enabled us to create our own opportunities in the local and regional area.
Finally realizing our goal of living on an off grid, 30 acre homestead in the middle of the beautiful Ozarks in June of 2016. We are in the middle of creating our dreams of having our own organic gardens, growing our own food organically and pesticide free, raising chickens and ducks and eventually animals for meat such as the Water Buffalo. We have developed by hand our natural spring for water and are designed and built our own solar and battery setup to eliminate having utility bills. I have always loved taking things apart and fixing them and coming up with innovative ways of doing things and after moving to the country I figured out that that skills I performed naturally set us up perfectly to be homesteaders, and learning a new way of living closer to our food!
Who knew that this city boy / techno-nerd would become a homesteading builder / farmer all these years! Lol. We live in a place that is like being on vacation everyday of our lives!!! To follow our off grid homesteading adventures take a view our YouTube channel.
We constantly are improving ourselves, learning new information and ways to eat healthier, learn about healing modalities, meditation, sound healing, and connecting with like minded people that have similar interests.. and possibly joining or partnering with them to create new opportunities. Contact us if you are like minded.
Kelly Fraser, Entrepreneur
I came from an entrepreneurial family which lead me down the path of owning my own businesses beginning with a Liquor Store and Car Wash at age 21. After selling those businesses, I worked as a Dental Office Manager while raising 2 boys and dreaming of opening a bookstore. The bookstore “Beyond Your Dreams” was opened in 1995 and closed in 1997 after deciding raising a then 3 yr old and 11 yr old and being away from home from 10 AM to 10 PM 6 days a week, TRAPPED behind 4 walls, wasn’t the life I wanted. So I took a break and stayed home, homeschooling the boys for the next 11 yrs. During this time, in 2000, I took an upholstery class which I loved! After my class I began building and selling custom leather and hair-on cowhide furniture, which lead to me being offered the opportunity to take over a restaurant upholstery business in 2003. While still operating the upholstery business I became an Associate with LegalShield in 2009.
I met John in 2009 as part of LegalShield. We were friends for a year, began dating in 2010 and got married in Santa Fe on 11-11-11 at our friend’s mountain home! Since John’s LegalShield business was much more successful than mine, we began building his business and were on the verge of advancing to the next level, where we would be making over a $$$ 6 figure income $$$ … while only working less than Half of each Month! We thought we were on our way to living our DREAM LIFE … when John’s LegalShield business was abruptly terminated without notice or without cause on October 2, 2012! Happy 1 year Anniversary … NOT!
The termination not only caused MONUMENTAL Financial Problems, it WREAKED HAVOC on our personal relationship too. John was angry, depressed and hopeless to say the least! Pretty much a #1 Asshole! During this time we built back up my upholstery business while I tried out other network marketing companies some of our friends had become involved with, while John was nothing but negative about network marketing businesses as a whole, and didn’t participate with me in any new ventures I was interested in.
During this time John’s values began shifting to be more aligned with mine! Yippee!!! So that is how we came to be off grid homesteaders in the middle of the Ozarks on 30 acres in June of 2016! What a journey we’ve been on. You can take a look at our journey on our Youtube channel.
Come work with us and create a magickal life!!!!