Remember: You're in the Business of Helping

Last Update: February 23, 2019

Hi WA fam,

I just wanted to let you know that my Amazon niche site that's 1 year and 4 months old suddenly got about 5 organic comments in 4 days.

And they were great too!

(With questions that really engaged me.)

Such an awesome feeling that my website is starting to gain authority and non-WA people do actually comment on it and seek my advice.

And then they come back and make your day:


Here's the thing:

I know that when we start out, money is all we think about.

Listen to Kyle when he says that you're in the business of helping, not selling. It pays off one way or another.

Over time I came to realize that on an energy level when we truly want to help people without trying to make a buck off of them every single time, the universe will be generous.

Example:

This month is a super slow one compared to previous few months.

Then I got these few comments and I made the intention that I will be helpful, not selling them anything.

Now...

Is it a coincidence that a day or two later I had over $5K in sales (from totally different people) that resulted in about $200-250 of commission in 1 day?

Maybe it is.

But I believe in the energies.

I believe that if you give without expecting, the universe will surprise you.

People will trust you.

Your business will thrive.

And you'll have a sense of satisfaction in your life.

Isn't that great?

Be kind. Be helpful. Be happy.


And as usual I finish my post with this motivational pic.

Dig your way to success!

- Zarina

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RobbieS2 Premium
Great, inspirational post once again Zarina! I completely agree with you. I find that you find more financial success and personal satisfaction when you don't sell your product but sell your trust, aid, and compassion instead because that's when people feel comfortable to make a purchase. Just my opinion :)

Great job as always!
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Zarina Premium
Thanks a lot for your support, Robbie! :)
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Calh60 Premium
Hi Zarina, you made that man look like a hero to his wife. In my book, that statement alone could eventually earn you more sales. When another male buyer reads that comment, the sale is as good as done. So, even though your goal was to make money you actually helped that man and possibly many others after he left that comment.

Nice job!

Cal
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Zarina Premium
Hmmm, interesting, I haven't thought of that! Thank you for your kinds words and your support, Cal :)
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Calh60 Premium
You're welcome
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Zarina,

That's great news, I definitely believe in the business of helping, it's also a great feeling helping others and it works! Good old principles like being kind, helping each other really work.

I don't believe that your sales were coincidence, I believe that you are bringing trust and confidence in helping which then helped to bring a sale.

Have a great day and thank you for the inspiring blog post.

Roy
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Zarina Premium
Actually the sales were made by other people that's why I referred to universe surprising me even if through other means (people) :)

Thank you!
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skmorrow Premium
Hi Zarina,

Yes, February has been very slow, at least from a traffic standpoint for me. Maybe it's the Christmas season hangover.

Glad to see you are getting some great organic comments, that is fantastic.

Thanks for the reminder, helping people solve problems is the name of the game. Congratulations on your sales! Keep up the good work.
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Zarina Premium
Hey Steve,

Perhaps you're right! Because this month was unusually slow but it's picking up these last days, so that's good.

I know, it's like the gates have been open and I keep getting organic comments, with real awesome questions that engage me. Great feeling indeed.

Thank you for your support! How's your site doing, hopefully getting some traction at last?
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skmorrow Premium
I was starting to gain some steam in mid-January as far as organic traffic goes and then it's like someone turned off the power. My traffic has fallen off the face of the earth. I wondered if there was another Google update, but didn't find anything to justify the drop.

I have had some sales of late which is kind of strange because my traffic is slow. My sales have been with ShareASale 10% commission, on some higher priced items so that is positive.

I have made over $100 so far in 2019 which is not much, but compared to the $48 I made in 2018, I'll take it.

I just keep going. I don't know if I am just not smart enough to move on to something else, or if someday I will see the light. Hopefully the latter.

Good to talk to you again, keep up the great work!
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Zarina Premium
Perhaps it's some sort of Google dance given that your niche is super competitive and it's health-related? (As far as I understood, health related websites are one of the hardest ones to grow fast enough).

Glad you've seen some sales though and I really hope you finally see the light at the end of the tunnel!

Thanks for your support and wishing you more traffic and sales from this day on!
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skmorrow Premium
Oh sure, now you tell me it's a super competitive, slow growing niche! LOL, I am joking of course.

Yeah you may be on to something there. I had another sale yesterday. My conversion rate must be awesome. I also get a 30 day cookie from this vendor so I am sure that helps.
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BobMargroff Premium
I’m happy for you and I really enjoy that little cartoon. There is so much truth in it.

Thanks for posting this reminder to us. I will do my best to focus on what my visitors may see or need. Not what I can sell them. 😀

I wish you the best!

Bob
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Zarina Premium
Sounds like a good plan!
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Greg33 Premium
Hey Zarina, excellent post. You are so right about the helping part and how when you give the universe will reward you. This is inspirational to all who read it and shows to never give up because you don't know how close you are to reaching your goals. Let's keep it rolling!!

Best Wishes,
Greg
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Zarina Premium
Thanks for your support, Greg!
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Greg33 Premium
You are most welcome Zarina.
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SafiaR Premium
I'm happy for your success.I agree with you, at the time I nearly give up, I found my self writing more articles!lol..I feel like I need some rest and relax more than stress.

Marketing is a business of help with relaxing..that is why anyone of us should write in his/her passion!
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Zarina Premium
Good for you! Soon you'll be rewarded for your efforts :)
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SondraM Premium
I've been wondering how you were doing. I was hoping no more health problems. So, this is great news.

That was a sweet comment the guy left about you helping him make his wife happy!

I do agree with you , "If you give without expecting, the universe will surprise you. "
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Zarina Premium
Broken ankle/foot still hurts and still have to work on it but I definitely feel a LOT better. Thank you for asking!

Yeah, I know. Usually people don't come back to add a new comment and this one was especially sweet :) Made my day!
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SondraM Premium
You are welcome. I hope the foot gets completely better soon.
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Livaholvik Premium
Thank you for reminding me this! I have countless examples like that. Like once many many years ago I had 50 cents and I gave them all to an animal shelter or something like that. The same day I unexpectedly got 5 euros or 5 dollars worth of cash (its a lot if you have nothing).
In the recent years its been many times that me and my husband spend literally all we have to bless other people and soon after (always through unexpected ways, kind of through the back door) we were blessed many fold back. Not through the same people and the intention hasnt been to get smth back. But I really believe that this is truth what you are sharing.
I read it in the Bible.
And I hear also that milionairs share the same- its all about solving people´s problems. Sam Ovens (he is a millionaire, a brilliant thinker and has helped many become 6 figure earners or millionairs..) He teaches that a lot. That its all about solving problems and serving others and being rewarded for that. Listen to him on youtube, its very valuable insights.
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Zarina Premium
Totally true! I actually shared a story just 2 comments down from yours. About giving and receiving 100x more.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Liva!
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Babou3 Premium
Great post!
I believe that we have all a kind of karma,
and the more you do good to others, the more
you recieve. Helping others is my job and life
makes me feel good about it. Then we don't have to hesitate to follow your advices.

Thanks for your post!
Ingrid
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Zarina Premium
Yep, I believe in that too :) Thanks for your input, Ingrid!
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Crazyhaggis Premium
Great result Zarina and I agree with you. I have an offline business too which would not have grown had I focused only on making money rather than providing solutions customers need.
I sometimes think my posts and reviews are not ‘salesy’ enough, but then I think about what would encourage me to buy online and it’s not a pushy sales pitch, it’s from helpful information written in a straightforward way.
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Zarina Premium
Exactly, Ann! I know it's easy to get a bit sidetracked especially as a newbie but we always have to remember that our website visitors are real people.

However, be sure to have some call to action text or buttons. It doesn't mean you'll be salesy but rather getting them to at least click and get that cookie added on their computer :)
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Crazyhaggis Premium
Oh yes I do that alright, it’s the BIG claims about products and flashy headlines I try to avoid
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Zarina Premium
That's def smart!
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1signbanner Premium
Zarina, great talk my friend. That is my outlook on doing my website. I am all for 'help,' front and center.

When I start to think of making money. I tend to psychically weaken my motivation. Kyle is right, I knew coming in Kyle mentioned too many times we are here creating out website
"To serve."

Makes it easier from me to come from love. I look at the universe of people as my close friend. A friend I know from childhood.

When I come from that, man, the world bow down to me.

Weird Zarina, that's how my world seems to always turn out.

The engagement between me and them are so comfortable.

Thanks for your post Zarina, Your post is good stuff my friend!


frank
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Zarina Premium
I can totally relate to what you're saying here. Thanks for your input and your support. Appreciate it, Frank!
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1signbanner Premium
Yes, we think the same way. Your post is evident.

Mahalo and Aloha!

frank
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Zarina Premium
:)
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Ruby168 Premium
Well done.
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Zarina Premium
Thank you.
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VitaliyG Premium
Let's go champ!
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Zarina Premium
Thanks for your constant support, Vitaliy! Love when you call me "champ" 😁
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SnazzyIT Premium
This is what it is what you have been waiting for! :)
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Zarina Premium
Yep. I'm excited to see my business grow, gain more trust and authority and eventually leverage it by hiring a full-time writer to help me with content! :)
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ZFlorez Premium
Awesome Job Zarina :-)!
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Zarina Premium
Thank you, Zach!
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LauraFuller Premium
Wayyy to go!! You are so right. When we give with our heart we will have returns. Not always money but it too will come.

Wonderful post. Thank you so much.

Laura
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Zarina Premium
Thank you for your support, Laura :)
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Swangirl Premium
Congratulations Zarina!!! That is great and you deserve it. I try to always provide value above all and let money come second. I hope that continues to help my business as I feel it already has.

Jessica
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Zarina Premium
Thank you, Jessica!! That's definitely a great approach and I'm sure it'll pay off! I'm sure your business will continue to grow, especially when you pump out quality content. Can't wait to see us make 5 and 6 figures eventually ;)
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you!!! I am trying to pick up the pace with content. I am taking heart in something I saw Kyle wrote about a 6 month lag. Whatever we do or don't do can have a long leg before we really see the results. I am hoping my work in recent months has not fully kicked into results yet. It has helped some already however so I know I am going in the right direction.
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Zarina Premium
Yeah that's true, that's why patience is so crucial for entrepreneurs. But we've already seen some results, so we just gotta put in more work to get greater results :) Excited to hear about your progress, keep up the good work, Jessica!
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AmyHD Premium
Great post, Zarina.

I believe that when we focus on solving problems and helping people, we will gain more trust and more opportunities will come to us.

Thank you for sharing this. I love the picture.

Amy
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Zarina Premium
Yep, that's right. Wishing you success, Amy!
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Jessibelle72 Premium
Congratulations! I believe in what you are saying, the intention you have when you do things do come across to people. Also, it is much more fun when you act from that place of truly wanting to help and serve, rather than from a place of greediness. Keep up the good work!
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Zarina Premium
Exactly! Thank you Jessica :)
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