Another Rant – Big Gap In The Market

Last week I watched a documentary on Netflix “The Human Experiment “ all about the dangers of chemicals in everyday products.

The claim was that cancer rates are going up and especially amongst the under 40’s, a group that 20 years ago had very low cancer rates.

Organic shampooAfter watching this documentary it has made me a lot more aware of the ingredients that are in everyday products, such as shampoo.

Things like….

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate/Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS) A surfactant found in many cleaning products. …

I thought, well, as soon as my shampoo has run out I’ll make sure that I purchase some sort of organic shampoo.  surely there must be a whole section in the supermarket for natural shampoos like this….  


Or so I thought…

Today I went to my local supermarket, Sainsbury’s. I must have spent 15 minutes looking at all of the different shampoo bottles and not one of them claimed to be a natural product or organic !!

And the list of chemicals in them was as long as my arm…

So I ended up not buying anything at all…

It seems strange that there are all sorts of  food products claiming to be organic but nobody has come up with a range of household cleaners, shampoos, and soaps that are organic…

There seems to be a big gap in the market here…

Like for…

A line of products,

or even an app that would tell you if a product was safe or not…

I guess I’m going to have to go online and find something.

Why are these manufacturers so unconcerned about the potential damage caused by low level carcinogens ?

And we have it better in Europe than in the USA, because we have stricter rules over here !

Okay, rant over….

Transcribing audio 

 For the last two weeks, I’ve been writing a book all about how I got started online, the changes that have taken place, and about the psychology of Internet marketing.

I’m about halfway through the book now and I have to say I  and really enjoying writing this book.

It’s sort of like a “brain dump” of all the stuff I know and have picked up over the last 15 or so years.

This will be a physical book which I’ll probably sell on Amazon.

If you’re interested in a copy reply to this email.

In my last email, I explained how I was writing this book by dictating it into my phone and then getting the audio files transcribed.

I had a lot of people asking me which transcription service I’m using. The company I use is

Speechpad is a really easy to use service, you simply upload an audio file and they charge $1 per minute to transcribed the audio.

They also have an Express 24 hours service for an extra fee.

Getting audio transcribed is one of the quickest ways to create large amount of content.

(Hint !)

So if you hate writing, or find it difficult like I do,  transcribed audio can be a very fast way to create content for your blog, or even an eBook.


10 Cloverfield Lane

I won’t say too much about this film because I don’t want to spoil it for you.This is a film about a lady who is abducted and held against her will by a Survivalist type in his Underground shelter.

However, all is not what it seems…  I have to say I was expecting a standard thriller, however, the film ended up being something very different, a real surprise….. you have to see this film….

I’m off to the beach now to write the next chapter of my book,


all the best,

Sarah Staar

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