One Month at Wealthy Affiliates and I have some questions!

Last Update: July 28, 2015

So one full month has now gone by since I went Premium with Wealthy Affiliates and I am still loving it!

I have picked up again with my addiction recovery blog as it was becoming a little neglected while I focused on my WA blog.

I have some questions I would love some feedback on with my addiction recovery blog, here is the link: http://lynnelivingwithaddiction.com/

It is slow going right now as I am concentrating on so many other things at the same time. So here is my question regarding the addiction blog:

What sort of affiliate links do you think I would use for this?

I do have ideas for literature and also for addiction self help which I will be adding soon, however I am hesitant regarding some of this. You see I really don't want to promote self help as I honestly don't believe that is the way to go to get recovery from addiction! I think it will do people more harm than good. I am happy to review self help products, but they will probably get a 00/100 from me! A lot of these "self help" products are things like buy a book that will "cure" you from alcoholism forever... this goes against what I believe in!

Can I promote other things such as clothing and other products in side banners or would this be straying from my niche?

Other than recovery books I can't think of anything niche related to promote!

The next thing I would like to know, is the webinars so far have only ever been at 5pm my time. Having 2 young children means this is literally impossible for me as I am always cooking and well being MOM at 5pm. Are webinars ever held at any other time during the day or night? Yes I know I can access the webinars later, but I really would love to take part at the time.

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VitaliyG Premium
The first thing I'd sell are good books on addiction. maybe consultations online as well.
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LynneHuy Premium
Thanks Vitaliy :) I am so glad I asked the question here! I have gotten so many ideas and now I am not sure where to start lol.
I am familiar with loads of recovery books so I think to start with reviews on those would be perfect. Thank you for your input!
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VitaliyG Premium
Anytime :)
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Bbshangout1 Premium
Maybe counseling would be something to add ? I have struggled with alcohol for years. But I know there is an expected end to it. Of course my faith is the one and only reason I believe that. And not everyone thinks that way. Just something to consider depending on one's beliefs.. Of course narrowing that down might be the real question, what type of counseling ? Does one seek a certified counselor or a pastor or priest etc etc .. or maybe guiding your readers to Jesus ? If that's your belief ? I hope that helps in some way ..
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LynneHuy Premium
Thanks for the feedback, that is certainly something I could look at. For me personally religion does nothing (no offence!). But I can see how it can be a valuable resource for others that are religious. It also goes with my belief that you cannot do it alone. No matter how one chooses to be in recovery, it can't be achieved alone. If the church does it for you, great. I might start looking into that, rather than self help.
I was thinking of addiction treatment centers but I can't seem to find any affiliate programs? Maybe I have not tried hard enough.
Thanks for the counseling idea, that might be worthwhile looking into!
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SarahAnt Premium
Yes agree with the below... some meaningful literature with an explanation that you absolutely don't believe in doing it alone. Reading about recovery will still be useful...

Also looking at holistic lifestyle, health, hobbies - things that help people get through living with addiction...!

On the webinar front - no they only do at those times, but perhaps you could get in touch with Jay directly (Profile Name: Magistudios) and ask him about it. Maybe if there was a demand....???
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LynneHuy Premium
Thanks Sarah, yeah I'll ask Jay about it. I always feel like I am missing out lol.

Yes I think the holistic side might be something great to branch into, thank you so much for the advice!
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SarahAnt Premium
Some other thoughts 1) online counseling courses (therapists might visit your site too - or those who recover might want to help others in a similar way. 2) write your own ebook with practical advice 3) book for families of those with addictions
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jonnywoo Premium
Hi Lynne,

You have a very honest and important website.
I think you absolutely have to stay true to what you believe in when promoting products on your site. This type of integrity will be obvious to your target audience and build trust.
Perhaps there's other ways you could go about promoting products rather than the self-help direction.
As someone living with addiction you would likely have some great insight into products that helped in your recovery.
Do/Did you do any particular exercise programs?
Are there books that share relevant stories, rather than just self help?
Basically, take an approach where you're sharing or promoting some sort of healthier lifestyle.
I hope this was somewhat helpful!
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LynneHuy Premium
Thank you! Yes there is a lot of 12 step literature, plus celebrities that are addicts that have written books about what they have gone through. I think I will stick to that. I just can't bring myself to share about rubbish like cure your alcoholism in 30 days forever. It just isn't possible in my mind. I could maybe share some religious books and programs. Religion is certainly not my thing, but I can see the value in the church helping addicts recover.
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FionaD Premium
Hi Lynne. What about certain 12 step approved literature like Alcoholics Anonymous, 12 and 12, lots of Hazelden books. I think that most good recovery books encourage "not doing it alone".
As far as other products, maybe lovely herbal teas or organic bath products - anything that is self nurturing? Can't help with the webinar thing. Regards, Fiona.
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LynneHuy Premium
Hi Fiona
Yes planning on doing reviews of all the 12 step books, which will include the big books, the daily readings, stepwork books, sponsorship, also will be including na, aa, sla, eda, ga.... I was also thinking of biographies of addicts. There are loads of celebrities that are addicts that have written books about their experiences too!
I never thought of self nurturing products, that is a wonderful idea, thank you!
Kind Regards
Lynne
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