About Smartt33
Joined December 2016
My name is Ernest (Ernie) Smartt. At this stage in my life I am retired, and working as a full time teacher. The work I do involves working in the area of behavior modification. I work with kids who have behavior issues.
I love writing, doing research, and giving my opinion. It is a pretty sure thing that I am among many like minded people here.
I am interested in earning an extra income on the Internet, but mostly I want to learn how to help others to the same. Trying to get new streams of income started is not an easy thing, so if I can give some shortcuts along the way for some who are struggling, I want to do just tat.
The very center of my life is my Heavenly Father. That automatically makes people the center of my life. If I happen to let God slip into a post or a page in my websites, that is because He wanted to be there. I try to be always ready to give an answer for the hope that ins in me.
I am also interested in becoming a part time motivational/inspirational speaker. I have been speaking to students for many years, and I'd love to take that as my retirement activity. God has used those talks, and changed lives.

The reason I am here at WA is to learn how to increase my income and help others to do the same. I want to learn how to do a professional Blog, and reach tons of people.
More of my interests are Christian and social lifestyle research, healthy living, art, crafts, Bible Study, Internet marketing,motivating and inspiring people as they move on to the next months and years of their lives, and a ton more.
I have had an awesome life. I have a hero Dad. He was a WW II hero, and my personal hero. I served in the U S Army, My Dad served in the U S Air Force. My Mom served in the US Army Aif Force, My Brother served in the U S marines, and my sister served in the U S Army.

I carried the Olympic torch in 2001 for the 2002 Olympics. I have held and touched a Dallas Cowboy Super Bowl Ring, a Heisman Trophy (and I met the one who earned it, Billy Sims). I did a radio commercial once and wrote the song, sung it, and never got to hear it.
Life is full or great opportunities, and we need to go after many of them. I love telling stories and am trying to start a Blog for that. I call it, "Tell A Story, change A Life."
Now I am beginning this leg of my journey. I am struggling, and sometimes want to give up. However, I have to keep plugging away, and striving to touch the lives of other people.
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Ernest and Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will surely have realized by now 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 so thank you for the follow and I will follow you as well.
Remember - get involved.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
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MNorton Premium
Hi Ernest,
Nice to meet you. This is a good place to begin your online business career journey. I wish you all the best with your training. Thanks for following. This is my site https://heartfeltthoughts.org. if you would like to take a look at it.
Blessings to you.
Mary
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Smartt33 Premium
That looks like a relaxing place to go to read. Can you tell me how you got the print dark and the larger size? Also the title lists, how do you edit them, including the darkness of them. My sites are too light, and the lettering is too small.
Ernie
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MNorton Premium
Hi Ernie,
Are you talking about the print on my post? If so, go to your edit post page, just under the "add media" button there is another button that reads "paragraph", click on the upside down triangle, and it will enlarge your title print. Right beside that you will see the letter "B" in dark print, click on that and it will make the print darker. I hope this helps.
Have a good evening, take care.
Mary
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Smartt33 Premium
Thanks.
Ernie
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BertH1 Premium
You have had an interesting life.
Yes, God has been good to me and is keeping me here for more unknown reasons. Have been retired since 1995, and decided to take up this challenge to make a bit more money.
I also have been a student of positive motivation, had my ups and downs.
Plan on completing more on my bucket list & see what other surprises are in store for me.
To your
Health, Happiness & Success
Bert Harluck .
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Smartt33 Premium
I pray that God can use this place to help you through your retirement.
Ernie
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BertH1 Premium
God has been so good to me So that I can not believe it.
He just proved it again with an unexpected surprise.
Guess that in my own way I will keep doing what he approves of
I could never knock him for the life he has given me.
Now it is up to me again to work.
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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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Roybretton Premium
Hello Ernie, thank you for the follow, I am now following you! It's good to see you here at Wealthy Affiliate and it's good to read your interesting profile, I'm sure that you will enjoy being part of this community. I wish you every success with your new venture and as I am sure you are aware that there are many people here at Wealthy Affiliate to help you move your online business forward and to answer your questions.

All the best to you Ernie, Roy
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Smartt33 Premium
Hi everyone,
When we put a link in the text, and as I read the information on the right side of my post, it is written in a light green that cannot be seen very well on the page. How do I change the font collors?

You can see what I am talking aout here, whathasvalue.com
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OrenL Premium
I would highly recommend using a white background. I don't know the details of your WordPress theme, but you might have options for selecting colors.
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Smartt33 Premium
I agree, I may need to go back to white. That green is not really clear even with the white, though.

thanks
Ernie Smart
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kmer6 Premium
Good morning to you Ernie, my name is Ken and I welcome you to Wa and thank you for the follow. I'm following you back. It is my pleasure to help you in any way I can. If you don't have any online marketing experience the Get Started Here [top left green box] is the place to start. You will learn how to select your niche, build a niche website and learn keyword research. All else is built around these three principles.
I look forward to working with you and sharing anything that makes us successful. I wish you much success and prosperity in your journey.
Ken
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Kyle Premium
Ernest, 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 Ernest.
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Smartt33 Premium
Thanks.
I do have a couple of areas where I am a little confused.
1. I am wanting to change the name of two or my websites because I am becoming more focused and can improve on what I have. How can I change the name (title) of a website?

2. I am a bit unsure on the how to identify the best keywords for my titles of posts, and of my sites.Can I get some suggestions by links on an email so I can do a thorough study and become the best?

I want to have two main sites right now. One is to promote WA, and I am really not so good at that yet. The other is to create
a website to promote myself as a Motivational speaker. I have done some of that, and it is what I really want to do more og.

If you have some links or blogs or other resources specific to this, I would totally appreciate. I love your training. I learn daily from you.

thanks
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Kyle Premium
In response to your questions here:

1. I am wanting to change the name of two or my websites because I am becoming more focused and can improve on what I have. How can I change the name (title) of a website?

You cannot change the URL of a website, you would have to build a new website if you wanted that.

2. I am a bit unsure on the how to identify the best keywords for my titles of posts, and of my sites.Can I get some suggestions by links on an email so I can do a thorough study and become the best?

Keywords are the premise of all of your content. Ideally you will be finding keywords with a lower competition (also known as QSR) because it means that you are going to be competition with less websites in Google when you go to create your content.

You want your keyword to meet the following criteria:

(1) Must be lower than 200 QSR initially, as you get more authority in search engines you can tackle more competitive search terms.
(2) Must get some traffic, I ideally aim for over 50 searches per month
(3) Must make grammatical sense

I recently created training on how to come up with great keywords here and this is a strategy I have always used to build out my website Ernest ... Once you have your keyword, you are going to create a page or a post on your website targeting that keyword. It should be within the following places in your content:

(1) Somewhere in the page/post title
(2) Somewhere within the first paragraph

And then write your content naturally and make sure it is engaging. People search "keywords" when they are looking for something so as you start getting ranked under these keywords, you are going to start to see traffic.

Once you have traffic...you have a ton of opportunity to generate revenue.

Hope this helps you out Ernest!
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Stansk Premium
Hi Ernie there is a twinkle in your eye. As a motivational speaker, you would be absolutely wonderful of that I am sure. To go to that place that is within us makes us holy and wise. We wake in the morning, look out our windows and breath life into our bodies again and say thanks for another. Thanks for another reason to help all those that need it Thanks for allowing me the ability to help them. Thanks for today.
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Smartt33 Premium
Thanks for those beautiful words. Yes, and one of the websites I build will be for inspiration and motivation. my dream, even at my age, is to speak to as many students as I can. I love reaching into their hearts. When I stand in front of students, I can actually experience reaching into their hearts. Changing lives for the better is my calling. God actually delivers the messages, I just stand there and move my lips.
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Smartt33 Premium
I am going to a local Amazon promotional program next week. I am excited.

I would love to know how many of you guys live in or near Fort Worth, Texas. We need to connect and form a group. It would be fun. Also,

I think I am going to start an Amazon store. They are so easy wo work with.

Haven't made any WA sales yet, but have 110 clicks in my stats. My efforts are being seen. Most of it is from FB.
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CathH1 Premium
congratulations of going Premium!
Just remember to stick to the training and you will soon have a site that could earn you an income online. You have everything here in WA to help you to succeed. It is, of course, up to you to put the effort in.
Good luck in all that you do here
Cath :-)
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magistudios Premium
Hi Ernest,

How are things going?
I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the community.

It looks like you've completed the account "set-up" which is awesome because it shows you mean business! Good for you, keep up the drive and dedication.

Do you have any questions for me?
If so, pop-over to my profile or simply reply via this message and I'll help you out.
Here is my profile where you can drop me a message:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/magistudios

I also have an epic bonus for you if/when you decide to go Premium.

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If you join Premium within the first 7 days, here are some bonuses that I am going to be giving you:

1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)

2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there.

3) I am going to be giving you an awesome "Diamond Traffic Bonus"

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You get all this, but only if you join within your first 7 days.

P.S. I recommend you check out this thread by Kyle as it is a great source of inspiration: Regards,
Jay (magistudios)
WA Live Training Coach
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Smartt33 Premium
Thanks for your awesome response. I am on it ! Where can I promote WA, with these banners? I am asking because I don't know if there are any restrictions.
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magistudios Premium
Hi Ernest,

Primarily you would want them on your website, but can be placed basically anywhere that accepts banners.

For now, get rolling on your training (Get Started Here button) and most of your questions will be answered.

Regards,
Jay (magistudios)
WA Live Training Coach
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Smartt33 Premium
I am still striving to get the resources together to get premium in the 7 days, however, I may just have to bite the bullet, and be patient so I don' mess up out bill paying status. I cannot allow myself to get into a financial mess. $50 a month is not easy for us at this point. However, I have not given up on the possibility. It is still my goal.

thanks,
Ernie
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ufoundme Premium
Ernie, I am new to WA (opened 2 years ago and left for some reason??, I'm back and driven to succeed now, but furthermore, to motivational speaking, you can see my FB friends include Larry Tracey out in Utah who is very successful speaker, writer youth activist, may give you ideas
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Smartt33 Premium
I will gladly look for Larry on FB. I need all the help I can get. We have a lot in common, and need to connect.
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Smartt33 Premium
I don't think I was able to find the correct Larry Tracey. I am interested. It is hard getting places to speak, and to get paid is even harder. However, I am interested in getting more experiences, and I believe the speaking and benefits to the audience is worth far more than my income. I am on FB so he can contact me there, if he will. Thanks.
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magistudios 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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Smartt33 Premium
I did find a niche that I like.
Because I love to write, and research, and because I work with kids, this niche might be very good for me. It may be a little broad though.
I am considering children's books. There are several areas where I have interests in this area, and I am a story teller, so I might be able to make a go of this.
I can write about, and for children. I am educated in child psychology, to some degree as well. What do you think.

thanks.
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viyee Premium
Thank you for the follow! Welcome to WA. You have all the tools and support you need to grow a successful business online!
The awesome training lessons and the community support. You have made the right decision. All the best!
Very best wishes you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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