About Swangirl
Joined January 2016
Hi! I am an Alaskan girl with interests in nutrition, pets, gardening, healthy cooking and the geography and cultures of the world. My specific niche ideas are listed at the end of this profile.

2nd Update: I have started my second website! The topic is micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), causes and affects of deficiency and supplements to treat them. I am so excited to get this going since it was my long term goal ever since I joined WA two years ago! My cat site is still going well also.

Update: My niche is cat health and behavior. The supplements I review and sell are made for dogs as well. I would still like to start one or two additional sites in human nutritional deficiency and supplementation someday but for now I am taking good advice to stick to one!

I have a BA in Anthropology with a minor in Environmental Studies and I am close to finishing my graduate degree in Ocean and Coastal Studies.

My husband and I both grew up in remote parts of the state with dog teams in the real Alaska. We now live in Anchorage, and have three wonderful kitties and both work for the State of Alaska. I have worked for the Department of Natural Resources for 7 years, and love my job but I have always wanted to be independent and be my own boss. Growing up in the bush, you do everything for yourself. You get your own water, grow your own food, heat your home, even build your own system to produce electricity as my Dad did. When you lose the ability to be independent living in a city you feel restricted sometimes. While it is nice to be able to just go to the store and buy whatever you want, it is frustrating to lose all the beauty and space and time to enjoy the world outside. You have to worry about all these other people!

Niche ideas:
1) I want to share all I have learned about nutrition over the last several years as I have struggled with serious health problems. Most of my issues come back to nutrient deficiency, but it took a car accident to compound the problems and bring them to light. Through years of painful firsthand experience I have learned how common nutrient deficiency is and how it can be alleviated.
After so many doctors and tests that revealed nothing, I finally started to find the guidance I needed to actually identify and fix my problems. It was scary to feel like I might not be able to keep my job due to health problems and I felt completely helpless. I want to offer information to others who are struggling with these very common issues that can be helped greatly with the proper nutrients.

2) Products to help cats with behavior issues. I have personally experienced a total 180 in my cat who used to pee on everything and be scared. With a pheromone collar and calming drops, he is happy, content and doesn't have any issues. So many pet owners (including myself) try getting prescriptions from vets that are expensive, taste horrible, the pets don't want to take and don't work well. Others give up and get rid of their pets with behavior problems. All they need is the information that, effective solutions are out there and easy to buy. These products are on Amazon.

3) I also want a niche for natural supplements for pet health. I use a line of pet products that has finally cured my 3 cats' upper respiratory infections. Before I found this, we had years of vet visits and prescription antibiotics, prescription eye drops, ointments etc. They were very expensive and didn't work well either. Another product in the line helps with gum disease and bad teeth. The alternative was more expensive vet visits to have dental work done and teeth extracted under anesthesia every year!!

I look forward to working with all of you,
Jessica
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I would be happy earning $500 - $700 per month

I would be ecstatic earning $10,000 per month.

I would be willing to invest 20 hours per month to earn $500 - $700 and 160 hours per month to earn $10,000.
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I would be happy earning $500 - $700 per month

I would be ecstatic earning $10,000 per month.

I would be willing to invest 20 hours per month to earn $500 - $700 and 160 hours per month to earn $10,000.
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JerryGruber Premium
Definitely achievable. Hard work and you will exceed your goals.
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Your goals look good Jessica! The important part now is taking action. Only you can hit those goals. Wealthy Affiliate has all the training and tools you need to get started. Ask questions when you need help too. That's what we're here for! :)
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Came here because you like cats too. (Sorry to be picky but it should be 'pheromone') I take it your fourth niche is people not cat's drink. Our cat had a liver problem and had to be fed through a tube for a while. I don't expect giving her a healthy green drink everyday through a tube would have been feasible! And I can vow to the fact she wouldn't drink it voluntarily. One of my previous cats did have a behavioural problem. And it was because she was taken from her mum way to early and dumped beside a city free way (aren't some people just wonderful - not). She had never learned to socialise. But I persevered and she lived to be 19. I would like to keep in touch with you and I will visit your site soon.
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Swangirl Premium
Hello Helen,
I guess I fixed the spelling on my site but not my profile. Thanks.
Yes, the greens drink was a people topic, not cat. I was just thinking yesterday I need to update my profile now that I have my first site up and running. I have thrivingcat.com coming along well but have not started the human health site.

Check it out sometime if you are interested. I have even received rave reviews on these products from our vet and she recommends them to her patients now as well!
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MNorton Premium
Hi Jessica,
It's nice to meet you. I was sent to your site by a mutual member to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Alaska is such a beautiful and rugged land. I have only seen pictures of it, but it looks so wonderful. I would love to visit there one day, I live in Tennessee. I wish you all the best in your journey to better health and here at WA. I think you will do very well. Blessings to you.
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you! I just followed you back, thanks. Yes, Alaska is a wonderful place.
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MyMentor Premium
Hello Jessica. I enjoyed reading your profile and look forward to your success. I've studied health and fitness my whole life and have never had to take a single medication for 66 years. When you mentioned how a car accident brought certain challenges into your life it reminded me of the owner of a company called www.thesynergycompany.com (I have absolutely no affiliate position with them). His story is absolutely incredible. His products are hands down the best nutritional products I have ever discovered in all the years of my research. It's easier to be objective when there is no financial incentives involved. Let's Stay in Touch - Wayne
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks Wayne, I see they have some products like Milk Thistle which I already take. Do you think their brand is superior to others?
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MyMentor Premium
I wanted you to read the owners story of what happened after his car accident. If you read how the company produces the products from seed to shelf its almost fanatical. I honestly can't think of a better approach to the way they produce their products. Just wanted to share his encouraging story with you.
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Swangirl Premium
I will read it, thanks.
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Mac37 Premium
Hi Jessica,
You have great niche ideas. I can relate to your first idea. I was in the same boat, with experts telling me how they could patch me up and take my money. I found most were experts at taking my money. In the end I learned that a nutritional balance, in addition to a muscular balance was a miracle. Sometimes it's just a matter of seeking the right people. I encounter folks on a daily basis to change a story that has likely become annoying for others.

As for your third idea, the proper pet diet can mean the difference between a crippled dog and a healthy one. I share this because I put my shepherd on raw chicken two years ago. He could barely jump into my truck. He's nine now, and we're climbing mountains. It's as important for animals to consume healthy food as it is for us.

Anyway, welcome to WA. I'm an avid mountain hiker, and love, the ocean. I've been dreaming of going to Alaska for years.
Shawn
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Swangirl Premium
Hello Shawn, thanks for the follow and I am following back. I have had such amazing experiences with natural supplements for myself, my family and my pets. I want to share that with the world and let people know there are alternatives to expensive, dangerous and often ineffective medications that are not addressing the root cause of the problem.

Thanks!
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Genie3733 Premium
Excellent ideas. I look forward to seeing your "cat advice". I have a 16 year old Maine Coon. He is pretty healthy and I have been using natural alternative as much as possible. I am really anti-drug for myself, so why should I push them on my cat. You may already know, but I have discovered a great natural and inexpensive solution to the conjunctivitis that is so common in cats. Message me if you are interested in details.
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Swangirl Premium
Yes, I am interested in a conjunctivitis solution. I will message you.
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