About Des1963
Joined May 2017
I live in Texas and I'm currently seeking to get set up in my own business on line. I have seen all the so called "fake" promises out there but WA really intrigued me because it doesn't promise huge overnight profit and the only place I've seen that offers free training. I'm excited to be part of the community and meeting entrepreneurs. I've worked in customer service most of my life and due to the economy I need something I can depend on for retirement like having my own online business.

My website has actually been indexed by google and can be viewed here:

https://scamskilldreams.com
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Deborah and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck then can I suggest you browse some of the 300+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will return the favour.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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des1963 Premium
Thanks for reaching out and nice to meet you. Best wishes!!
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ArtKlemme-VC Premium
Thanks for the follow and I will follow you in return. I enjoy Texas when I can get there, actually mostly the Houston area, I have a daughter and three grandchildren there. Not too fond of Dallas, just seems to crazy for me and that says a lot because I live in Memphis, TN and it is crazy.

You can get where you want and I believe WA is the place, just never give up, keep learning, and take a new step every day and you will complete your journey, actually your journey will never be complete because there is always more to go.

Yours in Christ,

Art Klemme
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des1963 Premium
Thank you so much for reaching out and I hate Dallas too. Even Houston is like New York City. I live closer to Beaumont near the state line. Giving up isn't an option and I have a mentor who helps me on a daily basis which is a God send. Many blessings to you and your family.

Best Wishes,
Deborah
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ArtKlemme-VC Premium
Thank you, I know I said Houston, but what I like is a Suburb of Houston, sad it is where my daughter lives and I only know it has Spring in the name, and I was just there for my granddaughter's graduation. Me personally I would prefer to live out in the country on maybe three acres of land with a on acre lake, a wrap around porch, a rocking chair and a swing for me and my wife, that would be heaven on earth to me.

Blessings Always,

Art Klemme
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des1963 Premium
I totally agree and we have that waiting in AZ for us when hubby retires. I'm 54 and he's 59. That's why I'm working on building a business now. You take care.

Best Wishes,
Deborah
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ArtKlemme-VC Premium
You take care as well, it means a lot that you took the time to answer. May you always be blessed.

Yours in Christ,

Art Klemme
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flafun53 Premium
Hi Des,
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. You definitely came to the right place.. but its going to require some dedication and not a little hard work.
There is a great community of helpful people here, so don't be afraid to ask questions if you have them.

Thank you for the follow!
Kathi
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des1963 Premium
Thanks for reaching out and best wishes.
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flafun53 Premium
You are welcome.
Love what you do!
Kathi
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PBitzer Premium
Hi Des!
Greeting from New Jersey! This is great training hereasIknow nothing about building a website a few months ago. ANd it's a great thing to do to be ready for retirements, which is where I am right now and found I need more $$. Here's to all our successes!
Pat B
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des1963 Premium
Hi Pat,
I'm originally from the east coast and have been to New Jersey many times. It's nice to meet you and I wish you success here at WA. Best Wishes!
Deborah
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oldcrock Premium
Des, I like your website, it is one of those sites that should be consulted before buying any product.
I have an overdeveloped sense of humour, and see humour in most things, your site name leads me into reading it as
scam skill dreams, Maybe you can use that for something?
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des1963 Premium
Nice to meet you and I like your sense of humor! Good luck to you!
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oldcrock Premium
Thanks
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. Please check out my websites on my profile page to get an idea of what the Wealthy Affiliate training can do for you. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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des1963 Premium
I love it here at WA. I'm a sponge when it comes to information. I'm currently on Phase 5 of bootcamp learning the video end. I'm constantly tweaking my site. I've never been one to sit on my hands...lol. I'll definitely take a look at your websites,,,I love seeing different ideas. Thanks for reaching out and best wishes!

https://scamskilldreams.com is my site
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi Deborah,
There certainly is a wealth of information here at WA. Good luck with the training. I'll be happy to take a look at your site shortly.
Regards,
Shawn
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FrankieTrill Premium
Thanks for the love, I have to show some love back by sending you my blessings of health wealth and prosperity plus longevity to you and your family and I encourage you to stay positive and keep striving towards your dreams and your freedoms. (Time, Financial, and Location Freedom) Stay superbly blessed and highly favored Peace

Frankie Trillz — feeling optimistic. — feeling pumped.
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des1963 Premium
Thank you and it's nice to meet you! Best wishes!!
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ajones64 Premium
Hey Des, thanks for the follow and I will follow you as well. Yes, most of us have been scammed one point in our lives and yes it does kills dreams and lifestyles. Here at Wealthy Affiliate we are not dream killers. We are here to help you turn your passion into a revenue and still be able to live the life you have always wanted to live all while making money. Best of luck in your new business.
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des1963 Premium
Thank you and nice to meet you. Best Wishes!
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loriC1 Premium
Hi Des, welcome to WA, your going to find out this is not a scam its a great place to be. What part of TX you from? I lived in Austin for 10 years and moved further south to Port Isabel. Now I'm back in the home town in Kansas. There are days I miss SPI, and the fishing off the jetti's.
Thank you for the follow and have a great week.
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des1963 Premium
I'm actually in the Beaumont area and where I live has a lake--lol I'm originally from MA, but decided a long time ago I would retire in AZ were my parents are. I love the warm dry climate. Thanks for reaching out and it's nice to meet you! Best wishes!
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BBrandt Premium
Hello Deborah,
Thank you for following me. I have added you to my network. I believe that the training and support here is top notch. Please check out my website, I am passionate about health/well-being. I will look for you on your social media and look forward to working with you.

God bless and much success to you.

Bruce
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des1963 Premium
I absolutely agree about the training, and thanks for reaching out! Best wishes!!
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SUNDAY1 Premium
Welcome

As a new member of the Wealthy Affiliate community, you are about to meet some of the nicest people on the internet.

One of our goals is to see every member succeed. To this end, we are more than willing to answer all your questions. All questions are important.

You can ask any one of us, hang in live chat, or asked the great Support Team. You are never alone on your journey to financial success.

So welcome and you can personally contact me any time with questions or just to say ‘hi’ and introduce yourself. I love making new friends and I will respond.

Rolling along,
Sunday
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des1963 Premium
Thanks and I'm Deborah--been here for 3 weeks now and definitely rolling right along. Best wishes!
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Loes Premium
Hello Deborah,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition for After The Walkthrough. Also a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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des1963 Premium
Thank you for reaching out and list provide awesome information! I'm a sponge that loves info lol Best Wishes!!!
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JeffWhenman Premium
Thank you for following me here at WA.

I wish you great success in this online endeavor.

If you are struggling to work out how to build an automated online income feel free to touch base.

If you struggle choosing a niche I would be happy to help.

I think you will agree the training here is excellent, if you struggle with the application feel free to ask.

I have found this community to be friendly, helpful and encouraging; hopefully you are finding the same.

Have a great day!

Jeff Whenman (UK)
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des1963 Premium
I love it here! Been here for going on 3 wks now and I have my website up and it's already been indexed. I've been working on the traffic issue as well by submitting links and posting to social media. Had a problem with code earlier, but it's fixed now-I had to change themes to fix it--lol Oh well it's all good! I'm an insomniac most of the time so I'm almost done with phase 3 for both the bootcamp and certification--just working on content.

Thanks for reaching out and best wishes--see you around the neighbor hood--lol
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JeffWhenman Premium
Thank you, glad you are enjoying it.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Deborah for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. As a Premium Member you are probably aware of the AWESOME and FREE WA Keyword Tool we have unlimited access to.

This is the keyword research tool I have used exclusively after I became a Premium member 3+ years ago and it has helped me many times to find awesome keywords that have led to Google page 1 rankings.

I created very popular WA Training Tutorials, Part 1 and Part 2, on how to use the WA Keyword Tool for keyword research. If you have not seen it and would like to learn how simple it is to use and a little about keywords, click the below link.
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des1963 Premium
Thank you so much and I'll take a look at it. Keywords is the one thing I'm still trying to get down. I'm like a sponge always willing to learn something new. Best wishes!
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Gunnertwist Premium
Hi and welcome to Premium membership. I am sure u will enjoy all the new features available to u. If u get stuck or got a question, please feel free to ask me and I will be happy to try and help u. Just PM me anytime. U can follow me to if u like. I wish u great success in all that u do and good luck. :)

Carl
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des1963 Premium
Thank you so much for reaching out. This is truly a great community!!
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Gunnertwist Premium
u r most welcome. :)
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PSheridan Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow. Wishing you much success and prosperity here. I am adding a link to my thought for the day - hope you enjoy.
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des1963 Premium
Thank-you so much for reaching out! That thought for the day is so true!
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WLG Premium
Hi Deborah,

Thank you for the follow pleased to make your acquaintance and welcomed to Wealthy Affiliate. You are definitely in the right place to start your very own OnLine Business. There is no other Business Platform like Wealthy Affiliate OnLine or Off.

I Pray you find the success you seek and Our LORD And Savior Continue To Shower His Abundant Blessing UpOn You!

To God We Give The Glory;
Always Praise His Holy Name;
Your Brother In Christ;
William
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des1963 Premium
Thank you so much for the welcome. This community is totally awesome. God bless you and yours!
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WLG Premium
Thank you and the same to you my Sister-William
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JasonHeard Premium
How's it going Deborah?

Just checking in to see if you needed help with anything, do not hesitate to ask.

Just reply to this message or you can reach me on my profile page as well.

By the way, I've compiled a list of Success Stories by fellow WA members that I thought you might be interested in!

Check it out: Jason
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des1963 Premium
I just went premium today!! I'm busy working on my site. Right now I'm working on imagery then onto phase 2 of bootcamp. Thank you so much for all your feedback and I may need some help with imagery--I want to try it on my own first! LOL I'm having fun!!!
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JasonHeard Premium
That's what it's all about :)

Congrats again on joining Premium.
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des1963 Premium
Review for credits and to get reviewed is an interesting concept. Do you have a template that can be used for this when reviewing a website? Can you tell I'm a newbie? LOL
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JasonHeard Premium
No, each website is different. Newbie or not, I enjoy the SiteFeedback platform because it allows a fresh set of eyes (another member) to view your website and offer their perspective as a first time visitor.

SiteFeedback usually asks for feedback on their website.

When someone uses SiteComments, they are usually looking for comments related directly to that post or page.

Each website is different when reviewing, just leave your honest feedback.
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des1963 Premium
Thanks just wanted to make sure I was doing it right. I shoot straight from the hip--no sugar coating--I hope everyone has broad shoulders like me LOL
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IElectronics Premium
Hey Des


Would like to Welcome You To Wealthy Affiliates. I'm glad to be Part of the Team Here, If I can Be if Help Drop Me a Message and I'll get back to You ASAP... I Am A General Contractor Full Time and Working on My Sites Part Time. The BEST OF LUCK TO YOU!

Don't Get Discouraged!
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des1963 Premium
Thank-you for the follow and I'm so impressed with this community. I have a website already up and I'd love to hear your opinion. I have to type it out the long way as I'll be premium tomorrow thanks in advance and I'd be happy to comment on your site as well. Here's my web www dot scamskildreams dot siterubix dot com Also my husband is a form carpenter so I fully understand how busy things can get for you!! Good luck to you!!
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Kyle Premium
Deborah, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Deborah.
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des1963 Premium
Placing the WA banner on my page has got me frustrated. I've tried the search asking people and watching videos and I think maybe I should wait til Friday when I go premium--will that make it easier?? or am I just doing something wrong??? I know that because it's a free site I don't have all the bells and whistles yet, so is waiting better??
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Kyle Premium
Where are you getting stuck? Are you adding the banner code? If so, you won't see the banner live on your website until you actually publish it and then visit the page live.
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des1963 Premium
I'm adding the banner code but I'm not sure I'm doing it correctly. I'll try again after I finish writing out my last category page and I'm almost done. I'm really excited about going live under premium which I'll take care of this Friday. Thanks for all the help!!
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des1963 Premium
Okay--now I feel stupid LOL! I had my ad blocker on once I disabled it from my site it was amazingly easy to post the banners. However one question I do have is should I post a banner on my home page?
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Kyle Premium
lol, all good. Happens to the best of us and I am really glad you have gotten this sorted now.
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des1963 Premium
If you get a chance can you take a look at my website and let me know what I'm doing right, what I'm doing wrong and other ways to improve it. Thanks ahead of time! I'm going premium tomorrow
woohoo!! my site is at www dot scamskilldreams dot siterubix dot com sorry I can't just post the link but tomorrow I can!!
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Kyle Premium
Off to a good start here with your site Deborah!

Be thorough with your content. Quality content is content that is helpful and often times means it being thorough.

With each page or post you create on your website, people should come to it and feel as they have gotten the help/information that they were looking for and it was presented in a way that was interesting.

Ex. http://scamskilldreams.siterubix.com/wealthy-affiliate-review-dream-killer-or-dream-maker

You ideally want every page or post on your website to be 1,000+ (they will of course differ from post to post). This will lead to much better rankings in search engines, and rankings that "stick".

Also, one thing that I always recommend is to "show" people more within your content instead of just "telling" them. By this I mean that you should not just let them know about something, you should walk them through a process. Help them. Use screenshots or images to represent what you are talking about.

This will lead to a much more enjoyable user experience and will also lead to much higher conversions.

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Off and running here though!
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des1963 Premium
Thank you so much for the feedback--it's greatly appreciated! I've already made some changes per your advice and I'm still working on the imagery--that copyright thing is a pain! Also I went to Amazon and they have books for sale on the different types of scams out there and this is the type of thing I should include in my content as well--right?? I also noticed you must have a disclaimer when you are an affiliate for them--and by using the search I found access to templates for that as well. One question I do have about pictures is how to credit the author and where as some are free as long as you publish credit to the author. Also, I can publish my own pictures without worrying about who's toes I'm stepping on right?? Thanks so much for all the advice and now I'm going to go to work on my site and do some more tweaking!!! lol
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Kyle Premium
There are many ways in which you can find and add images to your website. I have outlined this within a video walk-through that I created on images. This is very thorough and will give you a lot of great ideas as to how you can find and incorporate images on your website. Also, do know that if you are an affiliate of Amazon you can use any of the images (product) from their website on your website if you use their specific linking codes, which opens you up to an image bank of MILLIONS of images.

There are also other CC0 sites out there that you can leverage. These are free public domain images to use how you wish.

pexels.com
pixabay.com
unsplash.com

This should get you going!
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des1963 Premium
Thank you so much for the feedback, it's greatly appreciated and very helpful.
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Kyle Premium
Glad to help you out!
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JasonHeard Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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des1963 Premium
I've pretty much got my site ready to rock! Friday is when I'm going to go premium and I'm so excited about this!! Thanks for all the support you're awesome!!
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JasonHeard Premium
My pleasure, Deborah. This community is filled with experienced and helpful people!

I look forward to working with you.
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des1963 Premium
Just a short note to let you know I'm on phase 1 lesson 9 of bootcamp and loving every minute, When you get a chance could you give my website a looksee and tell me what you think?? I've got to type it out the long way since I'm a starter lol Many thanks in advance! www dot scamskilldreams dot siterubix dot com
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JasonHeard Premium
You're off to a great start, I can tell you that!

I will also admit, I was surprised to see how much content you have added to your main pages in the menu. Plus, the content is relevant to the topic at hand, way to go.

I like the theme and choice of colors.

I have no problem giving constructive feedback when needed. But again, you're off to a great start here. I can't wait to see your progress as you make your way through the bootcamp.
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des1963 Premium
Thanks so much for the feedback! My next step is to go through lesson 9 of phase 1 and add imagery to my pages as well. Also do you have to change font colors from the text on a page? I couldn't find anything under visual. Now for images--do you know of any good sites with free scam imagery that you don't have to post author credit for or should I make my own? I've looked online at several places but most of the ones that say free have a lot of exceptions--they sure like to make things difficult!!! LOL
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JasonHeard Premium
My personal favorite sites for free to use images are pexels.com and pixabay.com. Try there!

As far as the font color, I am not sure I understand the question. The font color you are using now appears fine, however, consider making the font size a little bigger. Just a suggestion.
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des1963 Premium
Thanks for the suggestion and that's my question how do I make changes in font and color of font on the website??
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des1963 Premium
I figured out how to make the font bigger--but can you change colors of the font???
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JasonHeard Premium
This should be somewhere within your theme settings. I would go to Appearence > Customize and look for any font related settings there.
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des1963 Premium
Thanks I'll try that!!
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JasonHeard Premium
Hello Deborah, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

To get started, you can click the green Get Started Here option (left-hand menu) or try the link below: It is here that you will learn how to set up your profile. Discover a topic for your business. Begin learning a very effective way to earn money online. And much more.

(By the 4th lesson, you will have built a new website!)

If you have any questions or feel 'stuck' anywhere, just ask! Myself or the other great members of this community will be around to help.

It's good to have you here Deborah. Don't forget to begin the training! :)

Jason


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