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How to Write Health and Wellness Articles for Affiliate Campaigns

Updated on June 18, 2013
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Most writers can write clear and concise health and wellness articles. There is no reason you can’t join a lucrative industry.

Writing a health or wellness article is not restricted to the health care professionals. Chances are you know more about health than you think you do. You are aware of what foods are healthy and what aren’t good for you. You know how the human body needs exercise to stay strong and healthy; you understand the need for hydration and good hygiene. These concepts are the basis for teaching everyone good health. Generally, we all need to be reminded of the basics from time to time.

If you’ve had children, you possess a vast amount of health and wellness knowledge. You are well versed in signs and symptoms of childhood diseases, fevers, colds, flu, cuts and bruises, head injuries, and much more.

The fact that we’ve all been ill at one time or another means we have experienced the symptoms of ill health. Most people have heard the instructions from physicians and nurses. Perhaps you or someone you know has a chronic condition, like Diabetes, and you’d like to share the information in your writing.

Research is Paramount

Writing articles about health and wellness take more research than most other topics. The dynamics of health and the scientific studies will change, contradict, and retract old concepts on a frequent basis. It is very important to have the most current information from the best sources. Don’t use low quality articles that briefly touch on a broad subject. Use expert writers from MayoClinic.com, WebMD, Medline, and the National Institute of Health to get your facts. But even these great sources can be outdated, so always check dates to be sure the information is not more than 3-5 years old.

You have to be responsible when giving health care information. Writing bad advice can mean endangering the welfare of your readers. Be very careful, and write clear and concise articles. An article with bad advice can hurt your reputation as well.

Narrow your Topic

Once you begin your research, you may find yourself buried in information. You’ll find it easier is you focus on a single topic or item. If you want to research the best custom made pillow, narrow it down to “the best pillow for people with neck pain,” or “the best pillow for people with jaw pain.” This is just an example, but the idea is clear. Don’t get overwhelmed by the excessive information.

Consult an Expert

The next time you visit your doctor (or maybe you personally know a healthcare professional), have a list of questions and pick his brain. Ask his/her opinion on a product you’ve chosen or one you’ve created. To add credibility to your article, ask if you can use the physician’s name. Perhaps you’d like to schedule an appointment with an expert for the purposes of acquiring information.

Use a Disclaimer

When discussing health or wellness, a disclaimer is important to place on your advertisement. It explains that the information or product may not be appropriate for all people to use safely. People with medical conditions and certain diseases may need a physician to evaluate them before they can use your product. Obviously, you are speaking in your article to a generally healthy population; there is no way to know a reader may not be a good candidate for your product. A disclaimer provides insight to the reader and demonstrates you are not liable.

A typical disclaimer to use:

This advice is not intended to replace the services of a trained health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of physicians. The user should consult a physician in all matters relating to his or her health, and particularly in respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.

Testimonials

Choose testimonials that appeal to your type of audience. Excerpts of good experiences from people can be inserted in your article. This raises credibility and believability to your information or product.

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      ChloeHibb 4 years ago

      Excellent hub- I write a lot of health articles myself and all the steps you describe are essential.

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      Deborah 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thanks Cloe, that's important coming from you. I think your hub is the most successful ever! thanks for reading mine. I will always follow yours.

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      Barbara Bethard 4 years ago from Tucson, Az

      Hello ehealer,I love this,a great way to get more people to write about what they know...you are right,we all know more than we give ourselves credit for!

      I wtrite a lot of nursey type articles,the thing Ive learned form reading your article today is the disclaimer part...gulp Im going to add that piece right now and thank you, I owe you big time!!

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      Deborah 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      Hello RNMSN, I'm and RN MSN also, thanks for reading my hub and your great comments. Yes, everyone knows more than they give themselves credit for. The more people that write about health the better. Spread the word about being well. Thanks again, Deb

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      Barbara Bethard 4 years ago from Tucson, Az

      I am grateful to you Deb for reminding me of cma

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      Deborah 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      Yes RNMSN, CYA is big time! lol.

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      very nice tips, nice hub, voted up.

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      Deborah 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thank you Girishpuri, I appreciate your comments and thanks for the vote!

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      DAWNEMARS 4 years ago from The Edge of a Forest in Europe

      Interesting and useful hub eHealer. Voted up!

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      Deborah 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thanks Dawn, I am exploring your hubs as well, very diverse and interesting. You have a diverse interest and you are a good writer.

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      Hillary 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      This is great information eHealer! I often get overwhelmed with research information when writing health and wellness Hubs and blogs. It's so true about checking the date of your sources. Health trends and even medical journal reviews get old fast as the industry is forging ahead exponentially. Rated Up and Useful!

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      Deborah 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thank you Lotus, I appreciate your great comments. I believe health belongs to everyone and we should all share our knowledge. We all need to be educated consumers of health. Thanks again.

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      Cate 4 years ago from Chandler, AZ

      Excellent advice for writing about health topics! Thank you so much for sharing this!

      Rated up!

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      Deborah 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      Hi Sparkle Chi, thanks for your support and I am so glad you found it useful. And thanks for the Up!

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      Anne 4 years ago from Spain

      Hi eHealer. Thanks for this sound advice. I have a friend who writes health related articles for affiliate campaigns and he make´s a good living from it. Time I followed suit

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      Deborah 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      Hey Bac2Basics, thanks for the kind comments, you can write health articles, fitness... even better.See you soon on the hubs!

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