Welcome to the KillingsVille Blog, where we inspire single women and single mothers to build economic empires via communal living.
I am Felecia Killings, the Founder and CEO of The Felecia Killings Foundation. I've worked with new and aspiring Christian Writerpreneurs, helping them build online businesses and virtual ministries using their authorship.
In 2020, we launched our newest program, KillingsVille, which brings our training to the physical space. We want women to discover how much easier it is to be empowered and inspired to manifest the vision YahWeh has given them when they work with other women.
Within the KillingsVille Blog Series, I share stories or lessons that help you better understand communal living. While this lifestyle has been around for centuries, communal living isn't as popular as it used to be.
In this post, I want to teach you how our business and housing model is changing the way single mothers live. If we learn to value the collective while contributing our individual talents, we will see our communities thrive. And single mothers no longer need to rely on government to make this happen.
YahWeh has delivered a new way.
What is Communal Living?
When I first came across "communal living," I imagined a hippie lifestyle.
But communal living is simply intentional living. It emerges when like-minded people form communities around common goals and ambitions.
In our consumer-obsessed economy, we've grown accustomed to individual living. We purchase massive houses while only living in small quarters. We work long hours to afford bills that stress out. We do everything in our power to impress the "Jones" when the Jones don't even know our name.
This has become our culture; and for many of us, especially single mothers, this lifestyle has proved problematic.
Communal living, which focuses on human connections and interactions, relies on individuals to contribute their gifts, talents, skills, and resources to help the collective. We see examples of communal living in colleges, retirement homes, and in other communities.
There are several benefits for communal living:
How The Foundation is Redefining the Communal Living Lifestyle
While many people imagine communal living to be a "cult-like" environment, The Felecia Killings Foundation is changing this perception.
Communal Living can take the form of whatever a creator imagines. For example, earlier this year, we launched KillingsVille Communal Living, which provides a powerful supportive network for single mothers who want a fresh start. Instead of simply having the women live together in one place, we deliver educational training that helps each one build an online business or virtual ministry.
We are teaching single mothers how to build economic empires via this business and housing model, because we believe we can grow faster together.
Since launching the idea on social media, particularly Twitter, we've seen tremendous support. My Beloved audience has faithfully promoted the program on their platforms to help spread word. Recently, we partnered with an Atlanta homeowner who is looking to fill his properties with room-tenants. And we know YahWeh will continue making provisions for us.
KillingsVille uses the room-rental model because we want single mothers to receive affordable housing. By securing private quarters in a large house, this helps offset the costs of living. Lower rent plus communal support position each mother to save income that will help them once they leave the program.
What KillingsVille Did for Me and Aaliyah ... Even Before It was Created
Back in 2016, I made a risky decision to leave a tumultuous situation to create a better lifestyle for me and my daughter. I packed our limited belongings and moved to Sacramento, CA -- where I had no family, no car, no friends, no employment, and no housing.
With a couple thousand dollars in my account, I quickly found my resources depleting. And because public housing took so long to acquire, I thought of another method to secure a permanent home.
I turned to Craigslist and listed an ad in search of a room to rent in the local area. Within a couple hours, another mother responded to my ad, offering me 2 bedrooms and a private bathroom for $600/month in a brand new home.
I took the deal, moved in immediately, and began my new journey with my toddler.
Once I secured permanent housing, I made the choice to homeschool my daughter; but this choice required I work from home as well. So, I set up my website, hopped on freelance writing platforms, and began promoting my editing and writing services to entrepreneurs.
Without prior experience, I learned to market my services, which resulted in $100,000+ in revenue over a three-year period. This income enabled me to live freely while being a full-time mother and business owner.
After introducing the concept to other women in Sacramento, I convinced them to partake in this communal living arrangement. We combined our resources and used my brain power to help them start their own business or acquire new job positions. I worked directly with other women to help them publish their books and expand their virtual ministries. And because of the communal support, each woman grew spiritually, emotionally, and financially.
Since 2016, I have become an award-winning coach, the founder and creator of an online publishing school, and a conservative voice in the political sphere. My influence has now reached the heights of Washington D.C., and it continues to grow. Today, I have learned to position my business and virtual ministry to reach the millions.
But none of this would have been possible had it not been for my unique idea to leverage communal living arrangements.
And this is the reason I launched KillingsVille: to give more single mothers an opportunity to manifest their greatness through an empowering, creative network.
Why Millennial Single Mothers?
In truth, anyone can create a communal living environment. But with KillingsVille, we are focused primarily on millennial single mothers.
According to research:
Because of the challenges millennial women encounter, we want to provide a solution for them that helps them boost their income while receiving optimal support.
And we want to invite you, Beloved, to be a part of this movement or to spread word about it.
KillingsVille Communal Living
Ladies, join our newest women's movement that helps millennial single mothers build online businesses and virtual ministries using their authorship. Using the communal living business model, we partner single mothers together to live in large, luxurious houses in Atlanta, GA. And together, through our 12-month program, we work with the women to help them establish financial independence and community.
By the end of the program, the women:
If you're looking for a new way to live, join KillingsVille. This will be an experience you will never forget.
Felecia Killings is an award-winning coach and book-publishing expert. She works with women to help them build a business or ministry around their authorship.