About Talk2Ray
Joined February 2018
Pastor with a past.
My passions are as varied as my past.
I joined the Navy as a teen, spent 30 years and retired when I thought I had enough.
Married my High School sweetheart at 18 and this year, Lord willing, we will celibrate our 50th Anniversary.
I have worked in industrial maintence, and currently work part time doing whatever to keep my companies laminating and cutting machines running efficiently.
I have also worked in product design and estimating and still do some of that on occasion.
My hobbies are varied as well. Used to love to work fixing up old cars, completely rebuilt a few. Started playing guitar about 30 years ago and still work every week impoving my skills. Love Gospel, bluegrass and contemporary gospel as well.
I am always looking to learn something new, and my passion to be an encourager keeps me busy seeking ways to be a helper in my community.
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despatis Premium
Dear Raymond, thanks for sharing and for accepting my invite, much appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Donna2018 Premium
Hi Ray,
It is so nice to meet you and thanks for the follow. I am following you back!

Welcome to the WA community! I see you are on your way to the training with Kyle. As long as you follow the training step by step and do each task you will do great!

Get stuck? No worries! Someone in our wonderful community will answer your question(s) promptly.

You will usually receive more than one answer. Pick the one(s) that best suit your needs.

Wishing you much success,
RonFrey Premium
Hi Ray

Great to meet up with you here on this awesome platform called WA.

I see you were also in the navy - I matriculated in 1981 and joined the merchant navy where I spent the next six years getting paid to see the world and studying marine engineering.

After my six year stint, I came ashore, due to the fact that shipping went the container route to a large extent, which meant less time in port and more at sea.

Anyway, I've added you to my network and wish you every success with your online adventure

lakbar12 Premium
Hi, I’m just stopping by to say hi and thank you for allowing me in your network. I have followed you back. I look forward to networking with you here soon.

I wish you the best and all the success with your business. Have an awesome day! Kisha :D
Robert-A Premium
Hello Raymond and Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.

Since you joined you may well have come to the conclusion that internet marketing is a steep learning curve.

You must keep referring to the training (it does get updated from time to time).

If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 460 blogs I have published within WA.

Feel free to send me a message anytime you get stuck and I will endeavour to point you in the right direction.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Have a great day.
Talk2Ray Premium
Thanks Robert, you are right, it has been a steep learning curve for me. I do appreciate your help and look forward to moving forward even if it is just one more step at a time...
Robert-A Premium
No probs Raymond and if/when you read my blogs make sure you choose the ones that will help you in conjunction with whatever training you are currently taking.

Also even though you have been a member for a while you may not be aware of this but it’s a good idea (only if you are interested in your rank within WA) to click the 'Like' icon within a comment if you like it as I have done with yours.

Obviously you don't have to click every single comment or you will be here all day doing nothing else.

But to click the ones you like that are replies to your own comments will be reflected in your WA ranking because it shows you are getting involved with the community.
Enjoy your day.
Talk2Ray Premium
Thanks Robert.
Robert-A Premium
No probs, onwards and upwards and enjoy your Friday.
RPalinkas Premium
I would like to think when you pick a person to follow that it’s the beginning of a friendship. How are you this weekend?
I am still have problems why don’t they answer my questions?
I asked Kyle if Premium members get a free website?
No answer. At the seminar someone asked my question & Jay said first put 5 blogs in. Then I asked Jay why won't anybody answer the question? He jumped into another question.
Let me explain, Amazon gives you an allotted time period to start selling. If you don’t sell. Amazon says bye.
That’s why it’s so frustrating. Today I thank someone for their follow. She has 3 siteubix.com websites up & approved. They won’t approve mine.
Question do you know where I can apply for an email address?
I have 4 email addresses that I can’t use because part of my name is in the emails. Which means I can’t leave comments and reviews? That’s holding up my websites?
Tell me to remain positive that God will open some doors.

Love & Light,
Talk2Ray Premium
Hi Rose. Not sure why you are having problems with setting up an email account. That is the next step in my training. There is a video "creating email accounts" you might review that. I haven't had a chance to review it but hopefully you will find your answer there.
Do hang in there, and keep up the work... let me know if that works out for you...
RPalinkas Premium
Thank God, a newcomer told me how to get new email addresses from Gmail. I have my new email address. This even someone left me a beautiful comment on my website.
It has changed quite a bit since you last saw it. More I am on my way to Amazon to see if they may help me;
Check out my upgrades, please:-)
Talk2Ray how is your website coming along? Can I help you with anything? I have to learn how to turn off the clock and start sleeping right.

Roybretton Premium
Hi there,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate, I am now following you! You have come to a very good place to learn about Internet marketing and making money online. If you go through the step-by-step training and ask questions along the way and take action, you will be successful. I am here to answer your questions, along with many other people in this excellent community. I wish you every success in your new venture and I look forward to networking with you and reading your blog posts.

All the best to you,

herinnelson Premium
Hi and awesome decision going Premium! You've now just launched your business to the moon! See you there!
JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi Ray, Best wishes on becoming a Premium Member of Wealthy Affiliate. Regards, Jill
YvetteC2 Premium
Welcome to WA Premium. This community is very supportive, encouraging and positive. I wish you all the best here in WA.

SteveMontag Premium
Welcome to Premium Membership! Wishing you lots of success here. Feel free to message me anytime you feel stuck or have a question. Be more than happy to help if I can.
kendra87 Premium
Welcome to WA! Wishing you much success.
AffilateMAN Premium
Hello dear Talk2Ray
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliates Premium, a great community to learn how to make your websites and make some Money out of them. Besides the Lessons, there are huge amounts of information and a helpful community eager to help one another. I am following you and invite you to follow me and work together helping one another to our success my friend.
Best regards.
joshkay00 Premium
Welcome to WA and to a great community of supporters. Follow the training and ask questions - we are all here to help. Best of luck to you - I know you will be successful.
Easy-Moneys Premium
Welcome to WA Premium!
Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Raymond? I am here to help if you ever need a hand with anything, just holler!

PS. Also, quick reminder. Today is the last day to get your first month discount/bonuses. No rush, no worries. Just a simple reminder here. :)
JeffreyBrown Premium
Welcome to WA!!

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! :)
Talk2Ray Premium
That's where I am struggling with; choosing a niche. I love all the training videos and information; it really has helped me understand the program. I'll keep working on this...
Kyle Premium
A niche can honestly be anything, what are you passionate about? What are you interested in?

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
brandonacox Premium

I'm so glad you've joined and jumped in and have completed your profile! If I haven't already private messaged you links to download some free stuff, remind me and I'll get on it!

And please, reach out to me here for help! That's what I'm here for.

Where are you currently at in the process of building your own online business?
brandonacox Premium
Man, that's a good description. It's what makes grace so amazing!
AlexO1 Premium
Hello Raymond,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! Congratulations on taking your first step to becoming an online entrepreneur. With patience AND persistence, you will be sure to achieve your goals.

If you ever need help, please do REACH out. You literally have THOUSANDS of helpers here who are more than willing to assist you. We are all here to help one another. I wish you nothing but the best and I hope you MAKE today a great day!


JaneatteC Premium
Hi and welcome to such an amazing community here at WA
Follow the training that is provided and ask as many questions as you want
We are here to help you in any way that we can
Best of luck on your journey to success
brandonacox Premium

Thanks for signing up for Wealthy Affiliate!

I love this site. It's an easy place to build niche websites, learn a TON about blogging and marketing, and ask and answer questions. It's one of the most active, engaged communities you can find.

Explore a bit. Take the first learning course and know that it's just scratching the surface compared to what you find with a Premium membership.

Be SURE to complete your profile, that's when things get started, and if you do get it set up, I'll send you a free ebook called "Success Habits!"

Let me know if you have any questions at all!