About PMurray1
Joined September 2017
I am a semi-retired newspaper reporter and editor. I have four novels in print and a fifth novel coming out in 2018. In addition, I am a book reviewer for Readers' Favorite Reviews and I have experience in editing and proofreading. I have 16 years of experience as an energy cost analyst for business and industrial clients. I qualified for my former employer's "President's Club" six times for superior results achieved for clients. I have a Master's of Business Administration degree from Grand Valley State University (2003) in Allendale, Michigan. I enjoy fishing, movies, travel and dining out when I can.
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Instead of the harsh, hateful comments that I got, I think a better, much more polite way to respond to my first message would have been to put it thusly: "Hello Paul, I understand that you need a quick answer now and then. Now and then is fine, but all we ask is that you be aware that when someone answers your question, they are taking time out of their own training and work schedule to do so. Thus, we ask that you seek quick answers no more than when you really need to, and can't get a quick answer any other way. Also keep in mind, that if you seek answers to your questions through online articles or other online help outside of asking WA members, you may get a more thorough and complete answer to your question than somebody can give you in only a few minutes. Also, keep in mind that not everybody knows as much as they would like to think they know--you may not always get the best advice from a WA member who doesn't understand your question completely and who doesn't know the answer as well as he/she thinks they do. So, if you can access the information you need from information that is available through an online search, you might be better off that way."
In conclusion--everyone--sniping and bitching at someone will only cause that person to become defensive and upset. Be polite when you want to correct someone that you think is wrong. As for helping other people, think of the Good Samaritan--he MADE TIME--when necessary--to help another human being. I invite anyone's reactions.
janbey Premium
Hi Murray,
Great to see you here and thanks for the follow. With your background in writing Wealthy Affiliate should suit you ideally.

I hope things are going along nicely for you and that you are enjoying your WA journey.

I will be reading some of your posts later.

All the best

PMurray1 Premium
Thank you!
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I’m catching up
By Paul F. Murray

Those of you with computer expertise and savvy have a huge advantage at the start over those of us who are having to learn certain computer techniques in order to complete some of the Super Affiliate tasks.
I just learned a couple of weeks ago that there is something called “Banners” for Wealthy Affiliate advertising, and a price and program chart. I am now going back and installing these banners to my posts. I am sure that those of you who are computer savvy knew about these banners months ago and installed them to your posts months ago. Am I right or wrong?
Anyway, I am learning how to “beautify” and “professionalize” my posts—slowly but surely. I look forward to having posts that will engage readers and eventually lead to sales.
CarolMeador Premium
Hello. Welcome to WA and to my network Nice to meet you. I enjoyed reading your profile. Thanks for following me back. If you have questions as you work your way through the training, don't hesitate to ask the community. There's always someone who knows the answer and will be happy to help. Best wishes in your WA adventure and journey toward success.
SimonKE Premium
I liked what you had to say in the live chat room. I replied to your comment. I came to your profile page to follow you. You are the kind of mentor I wan't to learn from. I am a student here and in life. I have a passion for learning and teaching.

Thank you

PMurray1 Premium
I read your comments. Thank you very much. I too get concerned when some of these "gung-ho" beginners do not realize the amount of effort it takes to be successful, let alone get to Vegas. Establish a sustainable business first, then if a trip to Las Vegas comes along, that's just the cherry on top of the ice cream.
a1jonuk Premium
Welcome Aboard Wealthy Affiliate Premium membership. You have made a great decision to join us.

Take your time and browse the membership then follow the training sequence in order as it really does take you by the hand and remember to ask any questions you may have as the community here is first class, we really are a family.

I wish you all the best on your WA journey.

Loes Premium
Hello Paul,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs list top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Blogs. 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 2018. See you around, Greetings Loes
ChrisM112 Premium
PMurray, Welcome To WA Premium....I joined at the beginning of the year as a complete novice to the whole process of what they teach here. I started with the certification course and now I'm onto the Affiliate Bootcamp. I've definitely made progress, built several website's and have learned a lot. Best Of Luck With All You Luck With All Your Calls Goals That You Wish To Accomplish!
JHaugland Premium
Hi, and welcome to Premium.
You have made a great choice and I am sure you will find everything you are looking for to start your business here at WA.
Just be patient, persistent and willing to learn and you will find it all here.
And if you need assistance, don't hesitate to send me a message. I will help in any way I can.
Best of luck with your online journey.
inspirer 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! :)
PMurray1 Premium
Westerns and historical fiction books are what I think my niche should be.
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My next novel, "The One Who Loves You," is due out in 2018. Who will win Daniel Hackett's heart? Will it be the young woman who wants him to find gold for her, or another young lady found along the Overland Trail in 1867 Wyoming Territory, a young lady with a speech impediment who has to use actions, not words, to express her feelings?
Joy3 Premium
Wow. best wishes on your next novel
PMurray1 Premium
My first novel, which came out eight or nine years ago, is entitled "Freedom's Long March", about a Germanic tribe which is trying to remain free of Roman conquest. Then, "The Gifts and The Fruits" continues the story of Catia, who in FLM fell under the influence of the Apostle Paul, as she marries Onesimus and works to smuggle copies of Paul's letters out of Rome and away from Emperor Nero. Then, my first Western, "West of the Sunset" about 19-year-old Tyler Linders and his 12-year-old sister, Penny, on the Oregon Trail in 1852, and all of the adventures and love interests they have. Then, "Against the Wild Green Range" about a 22-year-old young woman who inherits a cattle ranch in 1872 Wyoming Territory, right near the Sioux hunting grounds.
Carson Premium
Hey Paul! Today I just wanted to follow up with you to see how things are going! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the Wealthy Affiliate community.

I want to make myself available to answer any questions or help with anything as you are getting started! Please touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help. :)