Web Health Businesses are special to me. Despite earlier dabbling, my first real experience of developing a web business was with a health site.
You do not need to be an expert. I knew nothing about my particular ailment, but I built a website based on my learning experience, simply because there was nothing reliable that I could use myself.
Most of the revenue generating programs that I discus elsewhere are suitable for health sites, but be careful about recommending products, especially information products, if you have not tried them yourself. If you want to build a successful web business in the health sector, you must gain credibility, and recommending poor quality products will damage that.
Because health issues are highly personal, you will benefit enormously from discussion features. My early web business attempts were hampered by my choice of platform, which offered no forum or even commenting. It’s hard to imagine that with today’s choice of content management systems, but it did give me one idea that has proved very successful.
I had to set up a separate domain to provide proper feedback functionality. Though I was forced into this, I now realize this is the best way to go – a main site for reference and revenue, and a subsidiary site for members and interaction. This allows the main site to remain focused on core topics from your site blueprint, whilst still allowing the personal touch that keeps you aligned with your visitors changing needs. Of course, it doesn’t have to be a separate domain, but I find it is easier to manage sites where forums and discussions are completely separate from the structured main business.
If you are unsure about the suitability of a health site for you, please look at opportunities in other web business sectors. If health sites are for you, then learn how to start, from low cost to zero cost, on my Web Business Prices page.
Please discuss any aspects of Health Websites in the Web Business Forum.