About Dksomers
Joined September 2016
My name is Keith Somers, and I was born in Michigan, an only child. My wife, Eva, was born in Kentucky, the baby of 12. I grew up with adults, she with kids---her siblings, and many nieces and nephews.

We met as freshmen at Asbury College, now a University in central Kentucky. In the spring of 1949, my freshman year, I gave my life to Christ---Eva had become a Christian earlier. On August 18, 1950, we were married in Louisville, Kentucky.

I majored in history with an undergraduate degree from Asbury University, in Wilmore, Kentucky, and have a masters in Church History with studies from Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and completed work at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. Eva did her undergraduate work in education and holds a MA in education from Michigan State University, in East Lansing, Michigan.

Both of us graduated from Asbury in 1952, and during the following years, we had 3 boys and 1 girl and lived in Kentucky, Michigan, Costa Rica, CA, Columbia, SA, Indiana, and the last 39 years in Virginia. My wife taught school for 47 years. Since retiring as a pastor and Christian School Administrator, I have kept busy working: doing business and property surveys in malls, driving a tour bus and a taxi, running a child care center, teaching online history for 2 Christian colleges, and much more.

My wife and I are active in a large church nearby and both of us enjoy good health, recently celebrating 66 wonderful years of married life. We live between the Appalachian and the Blue Ridge Mountains, just north of Roanoke in southwest Virginia.

My hobbies are book publishing, writing, graphic arts, stained glass, oil painting, using Photo Shop to give visual help in Bible Teaching, owning dogs, and music, both choral and instrumental.

I bought my first computer in 1981, an IBM clone. My 2 oldest sons are web masters, and I have had a working WP web site for the last 5 years.

I joined Wealthy Affiliate today, September 1, with the expectation of working hard to make some money so we can travel, invest more in the vital work of our church, and in the lives of folks we know---missionary friends, special needs people, and others who could use a "helping hand"!

Expect to meet and get to know some of you very soon!
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1. Eventually, $10,000 a month.
2. $5,000 a month.
3. Average of 4 hours a day---when I finish a book I am writing (October 31. 2016)---then I will bump that up to an average of 8 hours a day.
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dksomers Premium
1. Eventually, $10,000 a month.
2. $5,000 a month.
3. Average of 4 hours a day---when I finish a book I am writing (October 31. 2016)---then I will bump that up to an average of 8 hours a day.
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Good job mate you seem very confident in your plan and ideas.
Good luck with the book
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Kyle Premium
Fantastic Keith! I know you are going to become a rock star within the online world before you know it. I am looking forward to seeing you succeed at ALL of your goals and am behind you ever step of the way if you need it.

You are in the right place here at Wealthy Affiliate and you have all the tools, training, websites, networking and support to take you wherever you want in this journey. :)
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GBridgart Premium
Nice to see a mature age person ( like myself) taking on a challenge. Good luck with your endevour
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subcpo14 Premium
Welcome to WA and wish you much success. Jay
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Mary-Elle Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium! Feel free to reach out if you have questions about anything.
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CCRider77 Premium
Hello and welcome to the Premium side of WA. I hope that you find success online with the tools and training available to you.

1 piece of advise, "Go through the entire lesson, & ask your question(s)." Doing that allows us (the community) to better help pin point the source of the problem and offer solutions.

Fell free to follow me and others within Wealthy Affiliate. A 'vast' network of friends could yield vast ideas for your future success.

Have a good day.
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JHaugland Premium
Hi, and welcome to Premium.
You have made a great choice and everything you need to start your business can be found here at WA.
Just be patient, persistent, open-minded and willing to learn.
And if you have questions just ask. The whole community is ready to help. No questions are stupid.
Enjoy your online journey.
Jorn
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Kyle 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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dksomers Premium
Kyle I wanted to use the Divi theme but do not know how to get to tech---it must be paid for: can I do that at WA, or do I have to pay for it first. Tech cannot go forward with my new site! I sent them a "Support" question and they have responded, but I cannot find the response???

Keith Somers
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Kyle Premium
You can buy it then upload it through your website back end (under the Appearance => Themes section). You can add the files there and upload the .zip given to you directly for your computer.
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dksomers Premium
Kyle,

Using Jaaxy and entering a keyword, after the search, most of the time, when the keyword appears at the top, there is nothing under "Ave" or "Traffic"---so I never get the complete story on the keyword. Is that because I do not have Enterprise or what? Perhaps I missed something in the training so far.

Answer when you can.

Keith
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Kyle Premium
You don't see any data at all under any of the keywords in respect to traffic? What keywords are you researching specifically where you get this result.

You have Jaaxy Lite as a Premium member and it absolutely should be providing you with traffic, competition, domain and other associated data.
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dksomers Premium
OK! I have just searched for the keyword "the best wireless smoke alarm system". I get <10 under Avg and another <10 under Traffic for that keyword in the list. And this happens about 90% of the time on the keywords I am searching for???

Those 2 numbers are important when I make a keyword decision.

Just to be clear. All of the other keywords down the list have "Ave" and "Traffic" numbers, except the 1st one on the top of the list, the one I just searched for---there is nothing in the 2 columns on the left except "<10" and "<10". ???

Keith
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dksomers Premium
Kyle,

Yes, I do---but not under the keyword I just entered.

OK, I have just entered a possible keyword in the place where it should go---pressed the blue button "Find Keywords", and the keyword I entered comes up on the top of a list of other keywords below---but my keyword has <10 under the "Avg" column, and <10 under the "Traffic" column---but no numbers.

All of the other 5 keywords in this list have numbers or the word "Great" under all of the columns, unless you have to click on "Get QSR" or "Search".

What am I doing wrong?

By the way, in the upper right corner under "My Account" it says: "Pro".

Thank you for WA, and your special help!

Keith
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Kyle Premium
Yes, you have to click the "Get QSR" to get the QSR data along with the other data fields. So click that.
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dksomers Premium
Guess I could send you a screen shot, but I did not know how! Anyway there it is down below!

If you can see it the top keyword is "smart home products that work" and the first 2 columns always come up with a "<10". I have explained at least 3 times in detail and no one seems to understand???

My question is why can't I get the numbers in those two columns?
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Kyle Premium
Simply click the Get QSR to see results for the other keywords. <10 simply means that that particular keyword gets less than 10 searches per month, but if you want the data on the other keywords, you can definitely do that by clicking "Get QSR".
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dksomers Premium
Wow! Kyle, you were the only one to explain my dilemma. After 2 days I have learned something new again!

Thank you, thank you!

Keith
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Kyle Premium
Glad to help you out here Keith! :) I am always here to answer any questions and give you a hand as you move forward with your progress.

PS. I hope you have nothing short of an amazing week! :)
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dksomers Premium
Kyle,

Is there anyone in WA that has a site about home security? The must be someone! I have asked by no one has answered. Thought you might know.

Keith
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Kyle Premium
There may be, it doesn't really matter though. There are millions of niches out there and room for 10,000's of affiliates within any niche.

Never worry about competition, choose a niche that you are interested in/passionate about. You can be successful within absolutely any niche that you go into.
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AbyJ Premium
Hi Keith, Welcome to WA! All the best!
Aby
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jackssonchow Premium
Welcome to premium, feel free to check on my profile and training if you still find difficulty
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dksomers Premium
Thank you very much!
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johnwnewman Premium
Congrats on going premium, you won't regret it!
Best of luck :-)
~John
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Lundquik Premium
Keith, welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate family and congratulations on going Premium! Please let me know if there’s ever anything I can do to help you along your journey. All the best, Kevin
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dksomers Premium
I will keep you in mind---thanks!
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Jay Gumbs Premium
I thoroughly enjoyed that peek into the life and times of Keith Somers. Again Welcome to WA Premium and I know you're going to love it. Let me know if you need anything, anytime.
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Hi Anthony here, I wanted to congrats on your move to premium, exciting community lots of learning, I'm sure your going to enjoy it...I appreciate the follow back,
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Hey Keith, I just want to take some time to welcome you to Wealthy Affiliate. Glad you made it.

If you do need my assistance with getting started just click on my picture and leave a comment or reply to this comment.

All the best.
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