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Hey Warriors,

Quick question.

I have no prior experience in actually making money on line nor have I ever lost weight exercise or regained hair or successfully dieted or even developed a solution to back pain problems etc.

So would it then be ethical or even acceptable for me enter any of the "big" niche markets with my own product? I wouldn't claim to be an expert, only I will be interviewing an expert on any given subject.

Is that acceptable? Is it ethical?

I'm not proclaiming to be an expert, rather I'd be leveraging the expertise of someone "in the know".

Any feedback would be great, also hope this helps others with ideas on how to make a product in a niche where you're not the expert.

Thanks,

Jamie
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  • Profile picture of the author christopher jon
    So would it then be ethical or even acceptable for me enter any of the "big" niche markets with my own product? I wouldn't claim to be an expert, only I will be interviewing an expert on any given subject.
    Perfectly acceptable.

    Nothing wrong with interviewing experts on a topic and releasing those interviews as a product.

    Bookstores are packed with books exactly like that.
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    • Profile picture of the author skyla
      You can become an 'expert' by educating yourself and positioning yourself as such. It is done all the time. Just be sure to add disclaimers for any health products that you are not a medical doctor and that the information you are providing is for informational purposes only.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jamie Drew
        Originally Posted by skyla View Post

        You can become an 'expert' by educating yourself and positioning yourself as such. It is done all the time. Just be sure to add disclaimers for any health products that you are not a medical doctor and that the information you are providing is for informational purposes only.
        Yeah, I think the disclaimer is the thing I'll need to work to make sure I'm not sued, should something go wrong :S

        I'm confident it'll be fine though, if the person I interview is indeed an "expert" in the field.

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    • Profile picture of the author Jamie Drew
      Originally Posted by christopher jon View Post

      Perfectly acceptable.

      Nothing wrong with interviewing experts on a topic and releasing those interviews as a product.

      Bookstores are packed with books exactly like that.
      Sweet, I guess my conscience was getting the better of me and I just needed some reassurance before setting out to do this stuff.

      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author MissLizzie
    I've got to agree with @skyla and @christopher jon. There's no real problem in you putting out a product in a market when you don't have any personal experience. Journalists do this all the time, and I know someone that's recently released an unofficial celebrity biography from just researching stories from the internet and magazines. She didn't even talk to the person in question! :rolleyes:

    However, just make sure that it's really clear in the text that the advice is coming from your expert and not you. It also may be worth having a general disclaimer somewhere in your product that stops your readers relying on any advice that's given, especially if your product is in a health-related niche.
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    Why not to do it ? Set aside the idea that Experts do all ethical things, or what ever the experts do is ethical. It is all personal thinking. As long as you work sincerely and carry on your desire without cheating others, nothing can and shall stop you from doing it.
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      Stick to the truth, rest assured you will say out loud what people are getting and no one can say a thing afterwards.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jamie Drew
        Originally Posted by Vogin View Post

        Stick to the truth, rest assured you will say out loud what people are getting and no one can say a thing afterwards.
        I suppose that is true, I never thought of it like that!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Originally Posted by JamieD87 View Post

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    Hey Warriors,

    Quick question.

    I have no prior experience in actually making money on line nor have I ever lost weight exercise or regained hair or successfully dieted or even developed a solution to back pain problems etc.

    So would it then be ethical or even acceptable for me enter any of the "big" niche markets with my own product? I wouldn't claim to be an expert, only I will be interviewing an expert on any given subject.

    Is that acceptable? Is it ethical?

    I'm not proclaiming to be an expert, rather I'd be leveraging the expertise of someone "in the know".

    Any feedback would be great, also hope this helps others with ideas on how to make a product in a niche where you're not the expert.

    Thanks,

    Jamie
    Hi Jamie,

    What you are talking about is not only ethical (assuming you let people know they are getting advice from the experts, and not you), it's an excellent way to make money online.

    That being said, I would recommend you:

    1. Find out what people want to know.

    2. Learn how to identify who the experts are.

    3. Educate yourself in the topic so you ask better questions.

    This method of interviewing experts is one that I teach, so drop a PM if you have any further questions.

    All the best,
    Michael
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    • Profile picture of the author Jamie Drew
      Originally Posted by Michael Oksa View Post

      Hi Jamie,

      What you are talking about is not only ethical (assuming you let people know they are getting advice from the experts, and not you), it's an excellent way to make money online.

      That being said, I would recommend you:

      1. Find out what people want to know.

      2. Learn how to identify who the experts are.

      3. Educate yourself in the topic so you ask better questions.

      This method of interviewing experts is one that I teach, so drop a PM if you have any further questions.

      All the best,
      Michael
      Hey Michael,

      Thanks for the offer, right now I can't think of any questions right now, but I'm sure something will pop up soon.

      I appreciate those tips too btw as I've always found myself thinking what questions will I ask.

      Thanks man!
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      • Profile picture of the author Tim_Hawksworth
        To find out what questions to ask,
        just go to visit a couple of active forums in your
        chosen niche.

        So if its back pain problems, just Google "back pain problems forum"
        or "back pain forum" and you should find all the info you need.

        In addition you could easily select an active member as your "expert".

        All the best.
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        • Profile picture of the author Jamie Drew
          Originally Posted by Tim_Hawksworth View Post

          To find out what questions to ask,
          just go to visit a couple of active forums in your
          chosen niche.

          So if its back pain problems, just Google "back pain problems forum"
          or "back pain forum" and you should find all the info you need.

          In addition you could easily select an active member as your "expert".

          All the best.
          Hey Tim,

          That's an awesome "Can't believe I didn't think of it myself" idea! Ha, thanks man.
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          • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
            I was expecting this to be one of those "Is it ethical for me to steal someone elses work and claim it as my own"...sort of threads.

            Very nice to see Jamie is not only being ethical but he's be ethical about being ethical!

            Good for Jamie.
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            • Profile picture of the author Jamie Drew
              Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

              I was expecting this to be one of those "Is it ethical for me to steal someone elses work and claim it as my own"...sort of threads.

              Very nice to see Jamie is not only being ethical but he's be ethical about being ethical!

              Good for Jamie.
              I kind of get a guilty conscience quite easily! Ha I'm a bit of a softy morally!
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        • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
          Originally Posted by Tim_Hawksworth View Post

          To find out what questions to ask,
          just go to visit a couple of active forums in your
          chosen niche.

          So if its back pain problems, just Google "back pain problems forum"
          or "back pain forum" and you should find all the info you need.

          In addition you could easily select an active member as your "expert".

          All the best.
          One thing I would say though. Just because someone is on a forum, doesn't make them an expert.

          I'll use this forum as an example
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  • Profile picture of the author zena lour
    Originally Posted by JamieD87 View Post

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    Hey Warriors,

    Quick question.

    I have no prior experience in actually making money on line nor have I ever lost weight exercise or regained hair or successfully dieted or even developed a solution to back pain problems etc.

    So would it then be ethical or even acceptable for me enter any of the "big" niche markets with my own product? I wouldn't claim to be an expert, only I will be interviewing an expert on any given subject.

    Is that acceptable? Is it ethical?

    I'm not proclaiming to be an expert, rather I'd be leveraging the expertise of someone "in the know".

    Any feedback would be great, also hope this helps others with ideas on how to make a product in a niche where you're not the expert.

    Thanks,

    Jamie
    the people that are successful online are in the big niches and i dont think that they knew a single thing about them when they started out.
    you dont have to be overweight or have lost weight in the past to be in the "lose weight" niche
    there is so much information out there. we can educate ourselves and teach other people what we have learned.
    thats how we can become experts.

    good luck


    zena
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