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.

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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laparra1 Premium
Good morning Jessica,

After reading your profile I can see we are on the same wavelength. Michael who came to live in Spain with his while and deaf cat Shugar last year in Aug was an Environmental engineer in the US. Me, being a Taurus, have always been green. Thinking about your accident do have a look at the page on Brain Health on my healthyantiagingalternatives, I think Dr. Amen and his method could be the right thing for you. On my post is the world library, a good source of information and do check on the free documentary, Circle of Poison, you will find that interesting.
Thank you for the follow and good luck.

Regards, Taetske
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Gee3 Premium
Hello,
I would love to chat with you further, as I too am a pet lover. Love to hears more about your kitty's and the product you are promoting and also what you did to boost your health. And lastly, love to hear how long did it take for you to be successful. Would you be interested in reviewing my website and telling me if it's a true niche?? petloveraroundtheplanet.com. Thanks in advance..
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Swangirl Premium
Hello, thank you so much. I would love to check out your site but when I click on the link I get a message that says "This Page Can't Be Displayed". Is it a Site Rubix site or do you have your own domain?

I still don't make enough to make a profit so I don't know if I can call myself successful yet in those terms. I am glad to be able to share useful information with pet owners though and very happy when I get sales! I was making sales within a few months of starting my site and setting up affiliate links. It dropped off however when I had to take time to finish my graduate courses and then recently we had to move. I would be much further along if those things hadn't come up as well as being really sick with bugs going around my office where I work.

Please check out my site and let me know what you think. I still have a lot to do there. The products such as those from Pet Alive were so miraculous for my cats that I wanted to share the information. That was the inspiration for my site. The Gumz-n-Teeth supplement stopped the awful tooth and gum disease in them and saved annual teeth cleaning and extractions. Those and the Safe Space for Cats drops have been amazing.

Jessica
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LindaF Premium
Hi Jessica I am meeting the most interesting people here at WA. It is a pressure to follow you and your in-dowers.
I have been here at WA just short of a month and have learnt so much.
I also am working on Health and a healthy life still. always a betterways .com.
And also started another site for todays world.
In Todays World effaces on the importance of self reliance.
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PAULttk333 Premium
Hello Jessica,
I am following you for your interest in twitter.
I joined twitter few years ago but can't seem to get my photo on my twitter profile and I wonder why. Therefore I don't seem to have any follower on my twitter. You can find my twitter link on my WA profile.
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Swangirl Premium
Hello Paul,
I will look at your Twitter page. I am still new to this so I don't know if I will be able to help.
Jessica
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PAULttk333 Premium
Hello Jessica,
At last there is finally at least a first follower on my twitter.
Thank you for the follow on my twitter.
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Swangirl Premium
You are welcome! Have you contacted site support at Twitter to ask about the picture problem?
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PAULttk333 Premium
Hello Jessica,
I finally managed to upload my photo to my twitter.
Your suggestion prompted me to read the 'help center' section of twitter and I found out that my photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format. My past photo was in BMP format.
Thank you for your great suggestion.
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Swangirl Premium
Good! I am so glad Paul!
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spurway Premium
Hello Jessica
Nice to meet you here at WA. Thank you for the follow and all the best in achieving your goals at Wealthy Affiliate. It is a pleasure networking with you and the community here at WA. It is a great place to be here if you get stuck just ask, there will always be someone here to help you.
Cheers Sylvia
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AppleofGold Premium
Hi Jessica!

Do you hibernate and work on the biz? Do you get to take snow days off from your day job?

Thought this might be kind of a personal question for the main blog.

We had 3 - 5" of snow, 18 - 21 F some days and it did not melt for about 4 days. During this time we had an ice storm. Then it warmed up and we had pouring rain and floods.

We thought that was bad enough! Are you ok?

Lynne
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Swangirl Premium
We occasionally get days off for weather but not often. It has only happened about twice since I have worked there for 9 years! Usually that only happens if there is really bad ice and it is dangerous to drive. They will send people home early more often so they can avoid rush hour traffic.

We got sent home when our whole building lost power this winter!

Thank you for your concern! It got sunny and it was so nice outside this afternoon!
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Ivileivine Premium
Aloha Jessica!
You have an amazing story behind you. I have lived in booney places too, so I understand some of that, but Alaska booneys top's what I've been through and sled dogs, how cool is that! My love is also in Natural Resources, I am not sure if I will further my degree. I just want to make being here at WA my study, there is so much opportunity within this community. I know you will succeed and I pray and thank our heavenly Father, Yahweh for healing you, in Yahshua Messiah's name. I always wanted to go to Alaska. I have a couple friends who live there.

Bless you my friend!
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Swangirl Premium
I saw you were interested in Natural Resources also! I have not gone to school for that but had 9 years of on the job training so far as a Natural Resource Specialist for the state. I really enjoy where I work and don't want to leave. That is part of my desire to make a successful business on the side. My job is great but doesn't pay well enough with the cost of living here.

Thank you for your wishes. I hope you are very happy and successful here! I also hope you make it to Alaska someday. There are many direct flights on Alaska Airlines!
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Ivileivine Premium
Direct flights sounds good to me, thanks for the tip. A hui ho! (till we meet again!)
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Swangirl Premium
We live 10 minutes from the International Airport here if you need a pick up!
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Ivileivine Premium
Your awesome Jessica! I will remember that, Mahalo nui! I just realized that you said you never went to school prior to having your job in Natural Resources. I am envious, but its all good, your probably a natural from just the way you grew up. Part of my plan is to succeed here so I can pay off all those school loans I maxed out.
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Swangirl Premium
Oh I went to school, just not in Natural Resources. I had an Associate's Degree and a B.A. in Anthropology with minor in Environmental Studies. I was also already a graduate student in Oceanography when I started the job. I understand years and years of school. I spent 10 years on my Master's courses since I could only afford to take one class at a time! I had taken Geographic Information Systems courses also (map making) and that was the key to getting the job. I was the map person making all the maps for state land use plans when I started out. Later I worked up to being a land use planner, and now I am an adjudicator for water use.
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Tezsie Premium
Hi, Jessica, very nice meeting you! I too had health problems because of nutritional deficiencies. I´ve found that most all disease relates back to this, which really amazed me at the time.

Must be awesome to grow up in nature and becoming self-sufficient. I´d be lost in the wilderness I reckon.

All the best to you and I wish you lots success in your online businesses and in your studies.
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dongraysa Premium
Wow `Jessica - I envy you're early years - 'in the bush - when we talk about the 'bush' in Africa we mean elephants, lions, giraffe, buck, snakes, big open plains. And I long to live in that part of this continent - quietly 'in the bush' - I think we all long for the quiet. The city makes us 'dependent ON' - through WA we want to be 'independent OF - great meeting someone in the opposite side of the globe - and the other end of the globe.
I DO have one of my 'bucket list' experiences is to travel the Inside passage to Anchorage. Looking forward to that sometime!!
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Swangirl Premium
Yes, here it's mostly the weather and long distances that make living in the bush a challenge. Extreme cold (unless you are on the coast where it is very mild), little sun in winter, endless sun in summer...in places there are large earthquakes (we had 2 over 7.0 in my memory and one at 9.2 in 1964. We even have volcanoes close enough we can see them smoking from my office building in the city. It's a dramatic area but I love it!

I am sure you would love the cruise along the coast here!
Nice to meet you,
Jessica
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stephhill Premium
Hi Jessica:

I read your profile after responding to your post about FB. I love your niches that you are exploring - all three of them. I too have struggled with health problems that the doctors' tests were nit able ti reveal so I am meeting regularly with a nutritious who knows her stuff. Also, I am a HUGE cat lover so I love those niches you have as well. We might be able to help each other out by linking from our websites because I just launched a website about black cats,

Well I am following and I wish you the best of luck,

Steph
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Swangirl Premium
Hi Steph,
I thought I was following you already! Sorry! I am way behind in replying and following back since I have been away for a few months and not as active here. With the holidays over I hope to be more involved now.

I don't see your website listed on your profile. If you send me a link I would love to see it. Thanks for the message here and the thoughts of linking our sites!

Jessica
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didihorizon Premium
Hi Jessica, it is nice to meet you and I will definitely be following your writings and activities with the environmental issues and your other products. My wife and I live in Kentucky and our plan is to take an Alaskan cruise. We can wait for this to materialize. Thanks, best wishes in the WA community.

Didi.
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks Didi, you too!
I think you will enjoy your cruise.
Jessica
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didihorizon Premium
We are working on it!
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ShazC7 Premium
Hey Jess,
I have recently joined and really enjoying the lessons. Just wanted to say that I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and deal with it as naturaly as possible. My niche is on ageing young after 50 and actually am thinking of my next niche as ragdoll grooming. I have a drop dead gorgeous ragdoll cat. I'm a huge cat lover. Love to keep in touch.
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Swangirl Premium
Hello Sharon. Thanks for the message! It sounds like we share some experiences and interests. We have three wonderful kitties and their health is the inspiration for my website on natural supplements and behavior aids for anxiety.

Yes, lets keep in touch!
Jessica
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Ali-M Premium
Dear Jessica, I've recently followed you in WA.

My site is about technology and since I've started to build my network, I would like to have you in my social networks too.
Here is my links and I appreciate it if you could follow/like me over there; also if you leave me your social network links; I'll be able to following back you too: )

Here is mine:
Google: https://plus.google.com/+AliMonajemi
Facebook: http://goo.gl/Plbnhj
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ali_monajemi

Wish you great success in your online business,

Best,
Ali
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RikaSF Premium
Thank you for following me. It is very nice to meet you. I am new at WA and I am sure I can learn a lot from you and hopefully return the favor.

I have read your profile and 1 of your WA blogs and left a comment. If you can return the favor it would be much appreciated.

Good Luck to your endeavors here at WA!
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JudyKaiser Premium
I just checked out your cat site also. Very informative. I had to relinquish my laptop for about 10 minutes as "RUBY" had to check it out. Right on my keyboard....she allows me to use it. Whatever you do, don't put music on it of meowing cats...I'll never get back on the computer! GREAT SITE! Judy
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you so much! I am glad you liked it, and Ruby too!
Jessica
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vanbot Premium
Hi Jessica, You grew up in the wild Alaskan wilderness, with your parents looking after your power and nutritional needs, you are such a lucky woman!!!! I have seen your comments on a few posts and thought that you looked like a good woman to know as well. I love your niche ideas, you should be very successful with them.:-))Steph
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you very much!
Jessica
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Judy-B Premium
Hi Jessica,
Nice to meet you and welcome to WA. You have a lot of great ideas for niches with knowledge and experiences. You will do great. Thank you for the follow and I am following back.

I like your ideas of more natural way of treating illnesses and such. I work in a pharmacy two days a week and looking forward to quitting soon. Mainly I don't like all the prescription drugs on the market that seem to cause more harm then good.

I wish you the best in your venture here. :)
Judy
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you Judy!
Good luck to you too.
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ChrisScott Premium
Well, hey there, Jessica.

Thank you for following me back. I hope that you are finding Wealthy Affiliate to be everything that you had hoped that it would be. I love your profile and I think that you are going to do great. If there is anything that I can do to help you, just reach out.

-Col. Christopher Scott
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Irvie Premium
HI Swangirl! I didn't see your name on your profile. I live in Alaska as well! I haven't met many Alaskans on this website. I live in North Pole with my husband, who it the sports editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Interesting niche ideas. Welcome, and I look forward to checking out your websites!
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Swangirl Premium
Hello, my name is Jessica. I have met two other Alaska people on here but that is all. Thanks for saying hi! I lived in the Wrangell St Elias National Park and in Valdez before moving to Anchorage. My husband and I both did homeschool. He grew up at Caribou Lodge in the Talkeetna Mountains (Not the Caribou Lodge in Glennallen)
Nice to meet you!
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Jessica and welcome to wealthy affiliate.
I was born and raised on the land as well and was always very much self-sufficient. I do miss it a lot now that I'm a 'Townie'.
Moving on - There's lots of help here within WA for Newbies and for people who have some experience as well..
Internet marketing is a steep learning curve though so can I suggest you browse some of the 200+ blogs I have published within WA.
I'm sure you will go away with lots of tips and advice.
Thank you for the follow as well and I will follow you.
Remember, you get stuck, you ask ok.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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Swangirl Premium
Yes, I have learned so much since I joined WA in January. Soooo much more to learn however.
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katzee Premium
Hi Jessica

After your comment on my Scrabble blog, I decided to visit your profile and am very touched and amazed at all you have done and been through. I can relate to a lot of it, having been in serious car accident myself, as well as being extensively exposed to asbestos for the first 30 years of my life in an asbestos mining town. Through all this, I have also delved into natural remedies and feel my current better health is due to this. I will be staying in touch and following your progress here - wish you all the best.
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you Katharina, I am following you back. I will look at your website also as I would be interested in starting a WA promotion site someday as well. For now I have a natural pet health site and want to start a human health/nutrition site based on all I have been through or a WA promotion site. I am not sure which one I will do next.
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katzee Premium
Hi Jessica
I hope you can access my site, as I believe there is a hiccup since I changed my domain name.
Also, I have had an extended break with not doing anything much to it. I have been very busy with job and family, but raring to get back into it and developing it out. Also been undecided whether to stay with Bootcamp, but I just have to, I feel, as I do want to promote WA, believing in it so much as the way forward, then I will branch out to other interests. I still have so much to learn!
I will be checking out your pet health site too - sounds great :)
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks! Good luck with getting back into your site!
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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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KarenDemers Premium
Hello...thank you for following me! I'm returning the favor because I love your profile, love your chosen niches and I love Alaska. A childhood friend of mine vacationed in Alaska and decided to stay - that was 18 years ago. I'm an avid watcher of "Life below zero".
I think if you have a pet site offering information on the best foods/treats to feed our pets and "natural" ways to heal an animal, avoiding prescription meds, it would be quite popular.
Good luck and best wishes,
Karen
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks Karen. Please check out my site sometime, thrivingcat.com. I have had a lot of positive feedback on it so far.

I love Alaska too. I have lived here all my life and love to travel but I always want to come back.
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bill808 Premium
I am a forester who worked 10 yrs for the USFS in Oregon and 20 years for Div of Forestry and Wildlife in Hawaii. Hawaii environmentalists work directly with Native Alaskans to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and I have been involved in that for a couple of decades.

I believe that local groups working together for mutual support and sharing what they are doing with the world is the only solution to the complex environmental challenges we face. The internet is our tool to bring that effort together.

All the niches you describe have great potential. Pick the one that is most focused with the most income potential and work on that till it is profitable, then scale up with your other niches. Bill
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Swangirl Premium
That's what I am trying to do. I am focusing on pet health now and then will move to human health. Thanks Bill!
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petervcrisp Premium
There is a famous quote from Mark Twain:

"If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first."

And that just means - do your hardest task first or at least as soon as you can in the morning. If you do this then the rest of your day is easy from there!

ANYWAY…

Hello Jessica, thanks for the follow and welcome to WA. You are definitely in the right place!

People have plenty to share and there is plenty to learn also so take your time and enjoy the experience.

I may not be in the top 200 list (because I don’t socialize here much) but I do have many interesting posts on my site and some you might really like, many people do. I have over 2,000 positive comments, so take a look and get some ideas as to what you can do with your site.

Let me know if I can help you in any way

Cheers Peter :)
P.S You might like this one:
http://onlineaffiliatewealth.com/the-missing-magic-internet-marketing-ingredient

Leave a comment on that post and I will send you a copy of my latest 60+ page book ‘Video Marketing made easy’
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks Peter. I looked at your site yesterday and thought it looked good! I am pretty happy with how my site is progressing since I have only been here 2 months next week!
I will look at your site in more detail.
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catlady13 Premium
Wow Peter, I hope I can make a website as wonderful as yours!
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petervcrisp Premium
Hi Catlady Just follow the lessons at WA ha ha That's all you gotta do - Thanks :)
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SuzQ Premium
Hi Jessica, Just checked out your Thriving Cat site and love it! Totally agree with your natural approach. Great niche goals! Have found that for many of us with strong goals in nutrition that personal experience has provided much momentum going forward. Envious though, of your life experiences in Alaska ...beautiful country and perhaps can enhance any niche you get into.
Thank you for the follow and responding back in kind! Look forward to sharing more in the WA community with you! SuzQ
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Swangirl Premium
Hello SuzQ. I am glad you liked my site. I have not posted as much as I should but I have been pleased with how it is coming along. Yes, personal experience with health problems is s serious motivator! When you find something that really works you want to share it.
I hope you are doing well, and I look forward to working with you as well.
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Brooklyn2008 Premium
Hey Jessica. Thanks for following me. I'm following right back. You have some really great niche ideas! I'm particularly interested in the nutrition and supplements idea and dog teeth health, once you get those going - if you decide on them.
i too have spent a lot of money on my dog to get her teeth cleaned professionally, only to have her breath smell again a few weeks after I got them done :(
I look forward to checking out your sites once you have them done, and following success!
Cheers
Nicki
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Swangirl Premium
Hi Nicki,
My pet site is up and running and the post on cat and dog teeth is my most recent one! My site is focused on cats since that is what I have now, but the supplement is made for both cats and dogs. It works so well on the cats, I can't imagine it isn't great for the dogs too! I wish I had known about it years ago when I had a dog team! All the supplements in that line are for both cats and dogs. I also like one they have called "Slender Pet" and started using "Immunity and Liver Support" too.

If you want to see the tooth product, check out my recent post at http://thrivingcat.com It is linked under my profile. I have my Amazon affiliate links turned on now too...yay!!!

Thanks,
Jessica
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Brooklyn2008 Premium
Awesome thanks! I just briefly was looking on your profile page here, and didn't even notice your site was up yet :s lol (I'm currently multitasking between working at my law firm and posting on here shhhhh lol)
ok great, I'll definitely check those out, thanks!!
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Swangirl Premium
Me too...shhhh!
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Swangirl Premium
I see on Amazon reviews that people have successfully used the supplement on their dogs. Note that the bottle says not to use it for more than 6 weeks on a pet with a microchip. I am not sure why. I have asked the company.

Other reviewers have noted the reason for this limitation is that the silica can expel foreign objects from the body. So the silica may have an effect of trying to push the microchip out! I don't know if this is just an abundance of caution or has actually been a problem. Silica is naturally occurring throughout the body however and vital for healthy hair, skin, connective tissue, nerve sheaths, digestive tract etc.
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Swangirl Premium
The same brand makes an oral spray for bad dog breath too.
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Brooklyn2008 Premium
Perfect. I'll check that out as well. Thanks :)
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possumlane Premium
Hi Jessica - Just a quick word to offer any help I can - being healthy is the greatest gift and having raised 7 kids as a single mother nutrition was a prominent feature and fortunately all my kids are healthy, are careful also with their eating habits which of course generates down the line to the grandkids and great grandkids. I have chooks and ducks and grow my own vegies as I like fresh food and at least growing from the old seeds I know that they are not genetically modified. There are some new supplements out containing stem cell extracts that you may be interested in but I am not here to push my barrow - just thought I would let you know and I will follow you as you progress. We all are interconnected in some way or another and if we can help one another it makes life so much more interesting.
Carol
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Swangirl Premium
Hello Carol and thanks for following me. I love growing my own food. I just got a little greenhouse last summer. This is the first time I have had one since growing up in the bush were we had huge gardens and greenhouses. I grow my own cucumbers, tomatoes etc. as well as herbs on the deck, raspberries in the yard, lots of flowers in the sunroom year round and outside in the summer and some lettuce, greens, onions and peas.

My dream is to have a peony farm here in Alaska. It might sound strange but it is taking off and becoming quite the thing here. I first heard about peonies here over 10 years ago and they have taken off since. Because of our climate, our peonies bloom later in the summer than all the other places they are grown. So, for summer weddings in July or August, we are the only location that can provide them!

I am in the process of doing a lot of blood testing and experimentation with my naturopathic doctor to try supplements to take down widespread inflammation. The stem cell products sound interesting.

Thanks for connecting, keep in touch!
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possumlane Premium
Great - Alaska is one of my 'to do' items on my bucket list and a visit to the peony farm would be great. I have spent a lot of time in and out of the States and lived in Bellingham, WA for 3 months and loved the white Christmas. I am currently living in outback Queensland - very very hot so of course one has to be careful when growing as the heat can kill the little plants before they get started. I am moving back closer to the coast before the end of the year and am looking to move onto an 104 acre property so I will be in my element.
take a look at my website - it is not live yet and only has the anti-ageing products on it but I will be adding the supplements when I get more confident about what I am doing.
http://anti-ageing-phenomenon.com
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soucss Premium
Hi Jessica, I've just been to your website and really like it, it`s clean and professional, well presented. I was wondering, what is the theme that you chose, I have a similar theme except that the header picture on mine is huge and I can't reduce it, would like to change. Have a great weekend, Sylvie :)
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Swangirl Premium
Hello Sylvie, it is called NatureSpace. The picture is my own. It was landscape and I just cropped it down to create a panorama size.

Thank you so much for visiting my site! I just signed up for Amazon Associate last night and put in the first link. I am having trouble positioning it on the page but finally had to stop at 2 am!
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soucss Premium
I`ll go take a look. I don't know if you're aware but with Amazon you need to make a sale within a certain amount of days, I think it's 90 days, so if you're having trouble getting there let me know and I'll go make a purchase through your site :)
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks Sylvie, that is so nice of you! I hope I will make a sale soon as someone else expressed interest. I will let you know though.
I have all the links set up now. I think it is 180 days for the affiliate program.
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soucss Premium
Hi Jessica, I love Alaska, was fortunate enough to do the Alaska glacier cruise a number of years ago, and stayed an extra week to visit a few places, what a beautiful place. I see we have similar interests, I look forward to visiting your site and following your progress, the follow is much appreciated :)
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks Sylvie, yes, please visit my site sometime and tell me what you think! If you have any suggestions for topics I should cover there let me know. Next up will be supplements for cats and dogs (the line I use is for both) to deal with common health problems.

I work in public service as well for the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources. I finally worked my way up to a window and then had to make a switch to keep moving up and now don't even have a window. I go to work in the dark and go home in the dark in the winter. That is the worst part for me! I am still lucky, my husband works for the State Troopers as a dispatcher at the courthouse. He works in the basement all day! At least I can stand up and look out someone else's window and see the Chugach Mountains, Cook Inlet and even Denali (Mt McKinley)!

Working full time on WA I could get outside and take a walk any time I want, or move out of the city back to the country where I grew up! That is my motivation.
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soucss Premium
Love Denali, we spent a full day for a tour a in the park, what an amazing place. I had to go back to work recently to help pay the bills until the site pays enough, but I was fortunate enough to get a window office and will be there for the 3 years I have to work. I remember when I used to be in an inside cubicle, left home in the dark and came back in the dark, you almost want to be a bear and hibernate until spring. I`m home for the weekend, will definitely look at your site and leave a comment, will provide feedback here on your profile. Have a great weekend, Sylvie :)
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Hi Jessica,
Hal here... I'm following you after seeing one 8f your post's on another blog. Like you, I'm a pet parent. I've had dogs and cats, however I'm down to just one dog at the moment. After going through a similar situation with my previous pets, I found a great holistic food, which I also rep, now. I don't think it's available outside of the continental 48 states, though. But it sounds like fortunately, you've found a good product for your furballs. I wish you much success. Stay warm!
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Swangirl Premium
Hello Hal! Thanks for the follow! I am following you back. I haven't posted my website yet but I suppose I should soon. I am just starting it and wanting more content before I share it with everyone. If you are interested it is thrivingcat.com

We try to do grain free food for the cats dry food. We have tried a ton of wet foods but they really love a not so great brand unfortunately. It is not a bad, just not as high quality as I would like. We let them have it for now as it is a good vehicle for all their natural supplements that help with energy, tooth and gum health, preventing upper respiratory infections etc.

I have not added a food or supplement post yet...still on behavior issues atm.

Good luck to you here. It sounds like you are well positioned to have a very successful career online! I wish I had some of your knowledge!
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WilsonJeremy Premium
Here's the link you requested, please let me know if it worked for you this time... :-)
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Swangirl Premium
Nope, same thing. I have never seen this before...very odd. It does not show up when I search for it either. It is also not on your blog list under your picture when I have any of your blogs open. That is what made me wonder if it had been deleted. The link shows up on your profile page still but does not work.

Don't worry about it, I read through all the suggestions twice in the last few days so I wrote down what I could remember. Very odd though!
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WilsonJeremy Premium
That is so strange....try logging in with a different browser and see what happens...yah, that's very, very strange....cause I can see it just fine on my end and it is showing up just fine in my blog list too.

Is anybody else experiencing the same issue as Swangirl with this link below not working? Site Loading Too Slow - Amazon Just Cancelled my AffiliateAssociates Agreement Due to Load Time Slow

Please let us know if this link above is working for you all or not...Thank you!

Wilson
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WilsonJeremy Premium
you might also try logging out of WA and then logging back in...maybe that will work for ya. If you send me a private message with your email address, I'll email you the direct link to it, and maybe it'll work that way.

Very strange! :-)
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