What is a Keyword?

First of all, what is a keyword, you are asking? Well, a keyword is a set of words that help you to find what you are looking for. It could be one word or many words.Keywords are research tools. These help you to find what you are looking for. questionable face

Keywords are just words to help in your research. It could be one word or many words put together to make up a set of words.

Many times you need the perfect word to find a particular subject or a particular item. These can be description words, simple words, or a complex set of words.

Why do you need keywords?

Keywords help you in your research. They help you to find what you are looking for. When you are doing research for school or a project or just for fun, you have to do some research, right? Well, you have to know what you are researching. That is where Keywords come in.Picture of stick figure with mouth open

For example, let’s say you are going to go to a friend’s birthday party and you want to find that perfect outfit to wear. How would you choose? Would you want to buy a new one? Where would you go? Would you just go to the mall and look around for the perfect shirt? This is one way of doing it. What would you do once you get to the mall? Where would you go? There are a lot of stores at the mall.looking in a book old keyword research

So you have decided to go to the mall. Now you need to find a store that sells clothes. You know that at the mall there are a lot of stores. Which store would you choose? Would you just randomly pick a store? If you did this you may end up in a toy store or a pet store. So you want to look for clothing stores.
This is similar to keywords. They help you find what you are looking for. So you don’t end up getting something that you don’t want or getting lost looking for something.

Kinds of keywords

There are different types of keywords. Three main keywords are long tail keywords, short tail keywords, and head keywords. most valuable words

What is the difference, you ask? Glad you asked.

Each type of keyword is used for something different. Just like there are different people in the world, well there are different keywords in the world too. And each type has a specific use.

A short term keyword is used to target large groups and small search engines.

Head keywords are used to generate volume. If you want more traffic to your site, use a head keyword.

dinosaur chart of keywordsLong keywords are used for specific niches or specific market. These are usually longer in length and more specific. They are usually in phrases.

How do I find Keywords?

Have you ever wondered how to find keywords? Has this totally eluded you? I know sometimes I have had trouble with this. There are many places that you can find keywords. When I first started at Wealthy Affiliate, I had no idea where to find keywords. I had no idea what a keyword was.

As I was going through the training on Wealthy Affiliate, I found where to find keywords.

There are many places you can find keywords. Kyle, at Wealthy Affiliate, recommends Jaaxy. This is because that is a free site that helps you find not only the right keywords but can help you figure out what to use as a keyword also.

Try Jaaxy below and let me know what you think.

Keywords can help you in your research

getting the right keyword cartoonKeywords in the old days, before computers, were only found in places like thesauruses, dictionaries, and encyclopedias. Now you can go online and search anything with the right word. You will have to refine your search though because when you put a word in you may end up with a lot of words that you may not want.



Have you failed?


One of the worst things I find is that people, especially college students, feel like they fail a lot. Some people think that they should not do things because they fail. But success is a bunch of failures that are put together to make something work for you. This is my idea anyway. failure is the key to success

In an article from “Faculty Focus”, there is an article about Failure is an Option.

In this article, it explains that failure is the best teacher. In that article, it talks about how the person failed at doing home maintenance. Now can you imagine that? Let us see, what did he do wrong. Here is my version of failing at home intense.

Fixing pipes: Okay there is a pipe with a hole in it. Let's repair it. Okay, what to do. Go to YouTube and look up pipe repair. He falls asleep during the video because it is boring. He tries to watch it again. He misses a step. His wife comes over and says "Honey, did you figure out how to fix the pipe?" In which he replies, "Oh, yea. Simple. I can have it done in a matter of minutes." He gets his supplies and goes down to fix the pipe. He forgets to bring the glue down to put the pipe together. He figures that is not important. So he goes and replaces the pipe. He gets done and looks at his handiwork. Turns on the water and what happens? The basement is flooded! Something wrong. Okay, failure. Go back to the drawing board!

Okay, so that is a simple little funny failure. But we are faced with failure all the time. The problem is that when we fail in school we are reprimanded. Teachers say we should not fail. We should pay attention and follow directions to pass the course.

those who try and failOkay, but the way to learn something is to fail at it. Teachers in school, College as well as the lower levels of school, teach students that failure is a bad thing. So students have  a hard time in school. Failing in school is just one of the things that really is not supposed to be reprimanded.

Everyone is not good at everything. Everyone who tries and fails is not bad. So if you are in school or anywhere else, and you fail at something, congratulations! You are among many famous people.

Einstein, the Wright Brothers, Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Bill Gates, and even some of our US Presidents were failures. So you are in good company. Difficult roads

So what do you do when you are failing? Learn from it first of all. Then realize that you are not perfect. No one is. There was only one perfect person on Earth and he was killed for that. Jesus Christ was the only perfect person. So if you are here on Earth, you will make mistakes, you will fail! This is the truth.

Now that does not mean to go out and intentionally fail. You must do your best at what you are doing. Put your best foot forward, fall down a lot, but get yourself up and get back on that horse! Try, try, and try again. This is how you succeed.

So, you want to learn more about failures and failing? Or should I say taking Challenges? There are several books on that topic. Some of them include:

  • Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T Kiyosaki
  • Entre Leadership by Dave Ramsey
  • Good to Great by Jim Collins

These are just  a few books on how to overcome failures and make money too. Or should I say that you could make money, but they teach you about how they failed. And how they overcame things. And you can too! Okay, now for a break. These are some funnies that I found and thought you would enjoy.

Break time!


So here is some humor for you.

Now for some college humor.


Are you having trouble with people following you?

Here is a video on why people don’t follow you.

Are you failing?


Fun is what you need in life. Work for a living at what you like! No matter what you do, do something that you are interested in. Now that you have seen my site, well, I hope you learned something and had fun.

One last thing….
Any lasting comments?

Scholarships and Grants: Money For College

Ways to Get Money

dollars and centsThere are many ways to get money for college. Some of them include scholarships, grants, and other things.

Although some of these may not help in the extras you need for college, they can help with getting books, paying for the college and getting what you want out of college. But there are grants out there that are not for college. Did you know you could get a grant for almost anything you want to do? You don’t need to be a student in college to get these grants either.

Here are some links to different ways to get money from scholarships, grants, etc.

Grants include:

There are so many out there that you can search all day long to get some. These are just a few to look at.


Here are a few scholarship links that can help for finding different scholarships that are out there:

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  • Fast web
      college scholarship finder

    • Scholarship directory – helps to  find scholarships that fit your needs.
    • Listing of scholarships for students. This link gives you a listing of the different type of scholarships that are out there.
    • Scholarship owl – helps you to apply for a lot of scholarships at once.  This site helps you to find scholarships. Check out this video:scholarship owl

    There are many different ways to find scholarship money. These are just a few of the scholarship and grant ideas that I have. If you have any ideas let me know below. I would love to include your thoughts on my site. Include any comments you have about finding scholarships or grants below.