From Corporate Woman to Impact Entrepreneur, hear Alyssa’s story of how Sseko became more than a hobby…
I joined the Fellows program because I loved Sseko’s mission in East Africa and simply wanted to be a part of it.
I had a corporate marketing job and figured I’d only have enough time to treat this as a hobby. But once I was in, I became addicted to making connections with awesome women and watching them fall in love with Sseko’s story and products. Before I knew it, I was earning free trips to Uganda, leading a team of passionate “dreamers and doers,” and that extra spending money I was making became real, bill-paying income. I was a legit entrepreneur.
It’s only been 2 ½ years, and I can’t believe how drastically my life has changed. For starters: I QUIT MY CORPORATE JOB! What started as a side passion project has become my dream career. I get to spend my working hours doing what I genuinely love with people who inspire me and make me better.
Sseko has also given me the freedom to follow one of my other passions: international travel. In these couple of years, I have been to 6 different countries!
And as it so happens, I’m writing this blog as I sit cross-legged on the hardwood floors of my empty, yet perfect-and-new-to-me, home. After being promoted to Director status in March, I was able to put several thousand dollars into our savings for the down payment, and shortly afterward my husband and I bought our first house.
If you had told me this would be my life when I joined Sseko less than 3 years ago, I probably would have laughed in your face. And this is only the beginning. The potential for growth in my business and income is something I can barely wrap my head around, thanks to the genius behind the network marketing business model.
I’ve been given permission to dream, expanding my expectations for life beyond the typical constraints that our society has imparted upon us. And it turns out that my wildest dreams are now pretty realistic goals. My major goal is for my husband and me to have complete financial freedom within 5 years. I dream of us traveling the world together as he feeds his passion for photography and I feed mine for integrating with new cultures. I dream of us freely going back and forth to India, where his family lives, whenever we want without having to worry about the cost of airfare, having enough vacation days, or having a place to stay. I dream of the life we will be able to give our future children without letting our bank statements make our most important parenting decisions.
And this is happening through a career that is making a huge impact in the lives of people all over the world. The more I succeed, the more opportunities Sseko will be able to provide.
If you would like to step into the opportunity that Alyssa has as a Sseko Fellow, we would love to talk to you!
As a Sseko Fellow, you’ll be part of an incredibly supportive group of women, you’ll get to style and sell stunning fashionable products that make a difference in the lives of women across the globe, and you’ll earn an income for yourself and your family.