Asking for Some Advice

Last Update: January 14, 2016

I believe I have come a long way with my site posting quality content, keeping up with visitors comments and getting ranked in Google. I am now learning to interact on social media (better late than never).

Ultimately, I would like to work in private counselling for caregivers. However, I do not have a formal designation like a degree in psychology, social work, nursing etc. What I do have is a wealth of practical experience, a calming spirit, a therapeutic voice, and, I am a very good caregiver that wish to share the good, the bad and the ugly in my niche.

I wish to bring practical awareness of the huge undertaking to caregivers and care receivers in their journey. The responsibilities of a caregiver must not be minimized, the caregiver must be aware, be prepared and learn how to cope..

My question is: Where and how do I begin? How would I go about getting myself out there? I am reaching out for your guidance to proceed accordingly.

Progress on my book is going well. I hope to have self published within 4-6 months.

My strongest skills are: listening, speaking, writing, communicating. Your input would be greatly appreciated.


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whitsunday Premium
Great niche Vena. I agree that writing posts from your perspective is a great start and joining groups in that field is also a very good idea. I think over time, your audience feedback and comments will steer your path.
Do you remember "Dear Abbey" she was extremely popular and possibly the original 'agony aunt'. A Q & A page could work in with your niche.
I can imagine you might want to develop and offer specialised training for carers. You might want to get some certified training for yourself to back up your experience.
A way to offer qualified advice on your website (before you get qualified officially) is to offer a service like 'Just Ask'. They have a range of professionals (lawyers, vets, doctors, antique appraisers etc) who answer questions online for a fee. You can affiliate with them, get a banner link within your site and get 50% commission!
Last year my aging parents considered moving house after being in the family home for over 50 years. You know what I mean.
I googled something like 'help my elderly parents move house'....the articles on that were unbelievably respectful, helpful and insightful. It gave me a chance to be a strong support for them and to help understand what they were gong through emotionally, not just the practicalities.
All of us web savvy baby boomers with aging parents are a niche who need help and advice.
Go really well from Janelle
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VenaS Premium
Thanks so much for this great, creative advice. I am seeing endless possibilities in this niche and I'm loving it.
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NemiraB Premium
You can write articles and blogs from your own experience. People like sincerity and openness.
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VenaS Premium
Thanks very much for this input. People call me all the time to vent.
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Maxiam59 Premium
I would join some groups on your social media pertaining to your niche and spread the word all the best Max
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VenaS Premium
Great idea! I am slowly getting out on social media. In the comment section of my blog someone wrote there is so much good information on my site it should go viral.
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VenaS Premium
Thanks very much for your great advice! I'm now following you as well. Cheers.
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BikiniBadass Premium
You're in the right place. I suggest video bloggng. Start a YouTube Channel, do your keyword research, and made posts.
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VenaS Premium
Great idea! I will definitely look into this; will be an enhancement to my posts.
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