I am an alcoholic!

Last Update: March 15, 2016

I'm glad I've joined WA because not only there are a lot of opportunities to learn about internet marketing, web traffic etc but opportunities to look at myself again. Upon deciding what niche to choose (=what I really wanted to do), I had to stop and think who really I am.

I hope I don't sound patronising but it's been a great opportunity to grow myself as a person in the past few weeks. For years with my work, family & friends, I've naturally stayed fairly positively with anything and tried not to regret or look back at past events.

Then I "remembered" I was a recovering alcoholic - managed to stop drinking years ago and now alcohol is out of my life, I've forgotten about it, not interested or whatsoever (apart from some cosmetics & cleaning products containing alcohol) but I did struggle in the past, so I decided to join one or two "stop drinking" affiliate programmes, wrote about it & published to promote it.

I'll share the page here but this is embarrassing because reading it back myself it sounds somewhat "fake". Maybe because I haven't actually used the product/service?

http:// --- (the link's updated below February 2016)

I searched the product and sounded quite convincing to me, I totally agreed with what the product owner was saying so I wrote it. But maybe that's a wrong thing to do? I can't lie by saying I've used it, but I don't really want to say I haven't used it myself either. Ultimately it was my own determination to stop the drinking habits, not relying on anything else. I'll probably write more about the subject in the future, I may bog down myself again for a few days, but it will work out eventually, right?

http://stylopolice.co.uk/there-are-only-2-ways-to-quit-drinking


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bill808 Premium
I empathize with your job situation. Had some great bosses and a couple of terrible ones. It's one of the reasons I believe everyone should develop the business of their own so they can have a fallback income if something happens.

It takes time to build a business and you need some kind of income in the meantime. While building an Internet business is the least capital-intensive startup you can pursue there are expenses.

you say you have a couple of clients who provide accounting services for. I would concentrate on getting enough clients to have the income you need to live and build your business. The first website you build should promote your business services.

There are lots of great companies we can affiliate with. One of the requirements for all of them is that your site be generating traffic. Most say in their guidelines to wait until your site is generating traffic before you apply for affiliation.

Helping people deal with their alcoholism may not be an issue you want to pursue, but you should have a lot of expertise to share based on your life experience. My daughter is an alcoholic. I have never seen her drunk, but she drinks regularly to stave off the DDTs. She has her own religious beliefs and totally rejects the AA 12 step program. I am sure there are many people like her who need nonreligious based help.
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bill808 Premium
I did a search on "affiliate + "stop drinking"" and found a lot of affiliate sites on the subject. If you find one you think will work based on your experience go ahead and promote it. Just tell people your story and why you think the program can help.
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RayAleksandr Premium
Hi Bill, thanks for the great tips & advice. It is so motivating I appreciate it greatly. I've never thought about putting my accountancy work & website together (because there's not much to affiliate apart from accountancy study tuition providers?) but it does make sense now, when you say promote my freelance business on a website. Thank you - I'll make it as my next plan!

I'm sorry to hear about your daughter being alcoholic. I think it's worse when you don't appear to be drunk - I think I was like that, I was trying to "keep my dignity" by not behaving badly in front of people. The problem is deeper and that wasn't a dignity at all.

Thanks again Bill for all your help! The link on my blog post above is broken, I'll fix it now...
Best Wishes,
Ray
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RogerHumbke Premium
Hi Ray,

For your information - I clicked on "I am an alcoholic" and got this message - Oops! That page can’t be found.

Your other two blogs are okay.

Regards,
Roger
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RayAleksandr Premium
Hi Roger, thanks for the reminder, I don't know what to do with that site at the moment...but I've put one post about alcoholism in my other site...
http://stylopolice.co.uk/there-are-only-2-ways-to-quit-drinking

...which is not supposed to be good, as far as a "niche" is concerned. The site was about men's clothing & grooming products, and it's becoming my general lifestyle blogging site.
Thanks again,
Best Wishes,
Ray
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RogerHumbke Premium
Ray,

If I was you. I would definitely start an authoritative website to do with alcoholism. You give me such a great idea. I have very addictive personality and have always had to live on the peak of the mountain or in the deepest valley - not like half way up the mountain. At the height I smoked 3 packages of cigarettes a day, 20 cups of coffee and drank every type of liquor at every opportunity. Nearly died and for sure would be dead if I didn't stop smoking around 40 and switch from whisky to light beer. Now at 72 I go for weeks without even having a beer and I am down to 1 cup of decaf a day. The worst thing I do now is chocolate, so I don't have any around the house. Sex also use to be a concern, but thank god - age has slowed that down.

So now I get my endorphins from learning - so WA is ideal for me.

Regards and thanks so much for getting me thinking. I was very serious when I suggested you write on alcoholism. The little I read of your writing really impressed me.

Roger
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RayAleksandr Premium
WOW Roger!

Thank you! For sharing your experiences, and although it may have been years ago you successfully conquered your addiction I'd like to congratulate! 1 cup of decaf a day! And don't keep any chocolate in the house (my house is made of chocolate now, I may find some in the bathroom cabinet!)

Many thanks for the compliment Roger, I feel humbled, and thank you for the persuasion. I appreciate it!

And I wish you the best of luck with great success here at WA!
Kind Regards
Ray
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JasonGB Premium
Great blog buddy. Brave also. I admire you.
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RayAleksandr Premium
Thanks Jason!
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Chessie Premium
Hi there Ray. Anything that can be done to stop the scurge of alcoholism is well worth doing in my mind. We know of quite a few people who have problems with alcohol. Those that are obviously alcoholics and won't acknowledge the fact are the most difficult to help. Good luck on your quest. Ches
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RayAleksandr Premium
Hi Chessie, good to hear from you, and thanks for your support. Yes you're right, there are a lot of people suffering from the problem. I'm off work for a couple of days so I've been thinking about it a lot, keep writing & deleting! So I might move this page out & set up a dedicated site. Still the beginning...

Many thanks again, good luck with you too.
Ray
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AngelsBird Premium
Hello, I think it is very brave of you to create a website like this and to publish a blog like this!

Continue with what you do, cause it can help a lot of people and they don't like to share this with others, so a blog where they can read and reflect on is a great tool to help them...

Grtz,
Bert
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RayAleksandr Premium
Hi Bert, thanks for the encouragement, I appreciate it!

Though I received a couple of feedbacks yesterday saying I'm promoting business products such as WA in one page, and talking about alcoholism in the next page as if the site doesn't have a direction. Which is true, appreciated the comments. So I might move this page out to a different site...still my head's all over the place, beginning is always the hardest!

Thanks for your comment again.
Ray
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