We want you to find your GOLD

Rural Gold tells the story of success and the gold that can be found even in rural places.  It’s about helping amazing businesses, their owners and individuals dig in and find what makes them unique & amazing.  Our goal is to get them on the path to pure gold, both the intrinsic inner gold and the valuable real gold that has a solid dollar value to give Rural Gold clients the life they always wanted.


You can find success anywhere 

A lot of people in rural areas believe you have to move to the big city to find success.  Well, if you want to be a Broadway star, then you’re right, you truly have to go to Broadway.  Otherwise, Rural Gold is here to tell you, your dreams are within your reach, right where you are.  We take a holistic approach to digital strategies and put it together to make things happen for you.  You want to find the big pot of gold at the end of that rural rainbow and we want to help you do it.

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in gold mining hard for the gold

We’ve been through some pretty rough and dirty times and if you don’t dig in and look at the rough dirt closely, you could be missing a lot of Gold.  Some people use difficult times as a reason they can’t make great things happen.  At Rural Gold, we believe we can make great things happen because of the difficult times.  We help you look for the gold and use it to make you better stronger and more amazing than ever. Difficulty can be an awesome gift and blessing.

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You could spend millions of dollars on the most amazing website in the world, but if you don’t incorporate good Search Engine Optimization strategies, you’re in trouble.  A website without SEO is like putting up a new billboard behind a big tree, pointless.  We make sure the sites we build have quality SEO incorporated so that you can have a higher propensity to be found online over your competitors.  Time, diligence and SEO pays you the gold you deserve when done right.

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Krysti Mikkonen

Krysti Mikkonen

Digital farmer & Gold Mining Coach

This “ruralpreneur” grew up smack dab in the middle of small-town North Dakota.  While she loved her small hometown of Ellendale, ND and the small town life, she swore she’d never marry a farmer.  But, God has a pretty cute sense of humor.  He had other plans and you guessed it, Yup, she married a farmer.  She’s the first one to tell you though that giving her own children the gift of growing up on a farm is the best thing that could have happened for them.  Krysti raised her family on the Mikkonen Family organic farm in South Dakota.  This “city” girl turned farm girl has an appreciation for the rural life and all that it offers.  That appreciation grows stronger every day.  The opportunities, perspective, and lifestyle that rural life offers is valuable and appreciated more than gold.

There are so many amazing opportunities in rural areas.  The idea that you have to live in the big city to have success is a mindset far too many people buy into and it stalls some people’s success.  There are just as many opportunities for success in rural areas as there are in the city.  Rural living offers an amazing lifestyle that fewer and fewer people get to experience.  As urban population grows and rural dwindles, this rural lifestyle is becoming like a rare precious metal.  We call it the Rural Gold!

Krysti has over 15 years of digital marketing experience and many more years of traditional marketing experience.  In addition to her entrepreneurial ventures, she’s also skilled at event planning, & working with entrepreneurs and business owners on ideation, goal setting, and motivation.

Krysti is a consummate consumer of workshops, books, trainings, and seminars on changes in the digital marketing world, leadership, entrepreneurialism, self-improvement, as well as personal and professional development for success.    Recognizing and partaking in the benefits that personal and business coaching services offer, she trained, prepared, and added coaching services formally to the services offered through Rural Gold.  Krysti clearly lights up with excitement about helping people find their why & how then watching them claim their gold wherever they might live.

Proven Success

The Numbers Don’t Lie

A study of Executive Coaching in a Fortune 500 firm by MetrixGlobal reported a 529% return on investment and significant intangible benefits to the business. 

~Executive Briefing: Case Study on the Return on Investment of Executive Coaching. MetrixGlobal, LLC. Merrill .C. Anderson, PhD, November 2, 2001


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