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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IveTriedThat Premium
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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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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