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Last Update: September 14, 2013

I HAD MY FIRST POSTING ON MY FORUM TODAY!!! But, at What cost? I've been struggling with this the last few days as traffic starts to trickle in on my website, http://mylifepoststroke.com . As you can see, my niche and website deal with surviving and coping with suffering a stroke, having suffered one myself. Sometimes, I feel like one of those hospital chasing lawyers who drum up business by following the unfortunate person who has suffered a personal tragedy.

I've looked at that first post and noticed it looked like a paper from high school which was corrected by a teacher, with highlighted and underlined words compliments of infolinks It makes the post/page look tacky and I'm going to remove from that page right after I'm finished here. I am going to write an article about this issue, but I figure I'll test-drive it here first. Is it unethical to market this niche? I realize doctors get paid to help someone who have suffered an unfortunate illness or injury. I'm not exactly comparing myself to an important or specialized profession like being a doctor or anything like that but I'm feeling guilty nonetheless. I've even gone as far as to create a second site, http://iamdisabledneedmoney.siterubix.com to steer disabled people who have difficulty finding work, to a new path(WA). On second thought, That's not much different, is it? I am providing a service to people who need it, or am I only trying to justify what I am doing?

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Sherion Premium
I will say to "Go with what your heart tells you to do". If you can help someone else with what you are doing go for it! People look online for ways to either solve a problem or pain, and for pleasure.

I would rather take advice from someone who has been through something. You can relate to people and what they have gone through. I have a sister who had a stroke and lives in a nursing home because it was a really bad one. Half her body is paralyzed so if you can add a page as to what "caregivers" can do to help their loved one would be great too!

This is something that you have a passion for and that is to help others. Don't feel guilty at all if you provide information that is valuable to them.

I will look forward to checking out your sites more as you build on it.
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harvman0 Premium
Thanks for your input. I will be putting in caregiver pages on my site and in my forum. I definately still have a lot of work to do!
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harvman0 Premium
fyi, I did add a caregiver forum to my message board, and used a comment that was left on my site as a starting topic.
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uakoko Premium
Hi, Harvey! You've scored some great comments below! You are, unfortunately, in prime position to use the niche you have chosen. Who could better help someone---God forbid!---who has had a stroke than someone who has HAD one? One of the things that just about EVERYONE needs is more money, and WA is the way to earn it that ALL differently-abled folks can do, even guys who have to blow into an apparatus in order to type. So you are doing them a great service. Nobody can find WA, unless they stumble on it (as I did), or are led to it by someone recommending it, as you are doing. I think you are supplying a needed service. Quit worrying! You are certainly no ambulance-chaser! People NEED a place where they can vent, and where they won't be harshly judged and where the forum moderator knows exactly what the venter is going thru! And if you earn some money while doing it, who is to say that's bad? Certainly, none of the people in the "helping professions" who make a good living by helping their clients and patients! Just focus on the good things you are doing for the folks who come to you, and let your wife take care of the money. That way, you don't have to see it or think of it. Just remember what Zig Ziglar said, " You can have everything in life you want, as long as you help other people get everything they want". You are doing well! Keep on keeping on...!
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Kezrok Premium
Been in sales and marketing over 30 years and have had to deal with people from all walks of life. First thing you need to sought out is your confidence and crediblity in the products you sell regardless if its WA. I have no issues with WA due to its training content and there are many unfortunate people that need to look at re training themselves for their future including me.

The second thing I would look at is welcoming negatives from people if you want to do well in earning money and yes I mean earn which is totaly different to making money. We look at negatives in sales as a positive, its just another question the customer needs answered, It comes down to how you grow and become good at rebuttals, which is taking up the challenge to answer each negative. There will always be negative people regardless of their physical or mental state but keep in mind that its more often those that are up against it the most whom are more motivated to change their circumstances for the better. Image how you would feel if you managed to achieve this once in someones life.

Summing up it wont matter what niche you go with you will have negative people, if its Paleo diet people will believe you cannot have a diet without grains and dairy, if its Atkins you cannot live on meat and fat alone with a bit of salad. Although i tend more to Paleo its not for eveyone, but for those with a diet of meat pies, chocolate milk shakes, cakes, pasta and rice that are grossly obese they could do a lot worse then good old eggs, meat and vegetables as a starting point for nutrition.
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harvman0 Premium
I guess it's like learning from your mistakes and taking a look at things from all sides?
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Kezrok Premium
I dont know about mistakes when you are learning, its more like working things out until you find what works. You are spot on with looking at things from different angles.
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joniki Premium
Just a heads up. The link on your "About Wealthy Affiliate" page is directing to your WP admin log in instead of the site rubix page itself.

Couple pieces of advise:

The first paragraph on your home page is rather large. A trick to keeping readers attention is by breaking up your content into smaller paragraphs with space in between.

This allows readers to take things in small doses and they tend to stay long. A long block of text is hard on the eyes and will tend to drive people away from reading.

Add more to your posts and this can be done very easy. An example is the post where you talked about the bioness h200.

It's awesome you are constantly looking into things that can help you with a better quality of life. Share the research you did into the product and why you think it is awesome.

Instead of sending people to Youtube to watch the video on the product, embed that video on your site and let them watch it there.

When you create external links in your website Wordpress always gives you a check box that says "open link in new window"

ALWAYS set it to open in a new window because when they are done with that page and close it......

Your site is still there for them to read more!

I always set affiliate links to open in new windows because if they close that page without buying I always have something else they can click on that gives me a chance to make money another way.

Good luck with the site and keep plugging away.
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harvman0 Premium
thank you for taking the time to look at my site and for the advice to improve on it. I will work on it!
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harvman0 Premium
I've tried to embed YouTube video, but it keeps showing up as a link. I've going through add media and inputting video url in text mode. I save and check visual mode, then view post, and only link shows.
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@RICH. Premium
Go to the YouTube page of the video you wish to stream on your Post or Page. Click on the Share tab underneath the Video and copy and paste the Embed code into the Text tab of the Page or Post or a Text Widget. You can specify various options such as the size of the video before you copy the Embed code from the YouTube Share tab. The Page or Post must be published, ie. it can't be in draft mode for you to be able to see the result. :) Rich.
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@RICH. Premium
I think your main website url is http://mylifepoststroke.com/ not http://mypoststrokelife.com :) I'm not sure exactly what the issue is you're worrying about. WA is WA, however physically "able" a Member is. If you're flogging Empower Network, you're flogging a worthless pyramid blogging scam. If you're selling WA you're selling a legitimate training program. It's not like newcomers don't get to check it out for free and decide for themselves, nor do they find they've fallen down a "rabbit hole", and are having to invest ever larger sums to proceed. If you can't make back $359 in a year following the training here, you're either bone-idle or you're doing it wrong and that applies whatever someone's physical condition might be. I bet there's plenty of less abled people who spend more on chocolate or take-away pizzas than a subscription to WA costs. It's their choice to decide if WA is for them, after they've taken a good look around, for free. I can't imagine why you're worrying they're incapable of making a reasoned and informed decision for themselves after they've tried out Starter Membership! :) Rich.
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MargaretY Premium
Hear, hear - very sound comments, Rich. I totally agree.
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harvman0 Premium
so true, it's like I'm marginalizing their ability to think for themselves which is something I detest myself. Thanks!
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harvman0 Premium
thanks, as always, Rich!
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