I have been a massage therapist for over 18 years. Basically the intent of this was to post self-help techniques for people with numb hands from repetitive use from their occupation or hobby to prevent, relieve, reverse and even eliminate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or false carpal tunnel syndromes. These are based on techniques I use to keep my own hands working well. Several of them I developed my self.
Eventually I want to create a product - but for now this is free information.
I could really use advise or comments in ANY of the following areas.
1. Layout. I really like this Wordpress theme. But I think I goofed in making a static home page. The reason I did this was because was getting hits with just the right keywords that just bounced off. But I think I should rename the "Home" page and not make it static because it is mentally interfering my making new posts. I haven't posted in months and feel I would like to go off on tangents (like commentaries on other health related issues).
2. I want people with the problem the site was intended for (those with carpal tunnel or numb hands from any of the false carpal tunnel syndrome) to be directed somewhere.
I'm not sure the best way to do that -- I know those big bold red letters are ugly.
Perhaps I should...
3. Change the opt-in form to something less lame than just asking to be told when new info is added. I think instead of trying to direct people on the site - just develop a report in a series of emails.
4. I get in my own way mentally. I do want to develop a paid product, but I keep hearing that you shouldn't develop an untried product and you should get experience first as an affiliate. Therefore I have wasted a lot of time on niches that have a lot of affiliate programs - but spend too much time researching the product and often I find that either there is a much better product for the price that I don't have the traffic to be an affiliate for, of that I can get the same thing for free. So my focus gets scattered all over the place and not at all on this.
Just when I think that making a self-help product is a waste of time, someone will post a comment on the site or on youtube (discomfortfree) or email me thanking me for helping them.
By the way, I don't think that there is much searching for self-help techniques for carpal tunnel and other causes of numb hands. But the problem is HUGE among so many occupations and avocations.
Anyway, thanks for listening.
I'm a confused lone wolf.