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~~My First Experience in A Faraway Land~~ by: Jane Fulton
When I first came on the net, I was so bewildered! It was as if I had traveled to a faraway land and everyone spoke a foreign language. I couldn't understand them and they couldn't understand me. When I asked for directions, it didn't help. I didn't understand enough of the language to communicate properly, or to understand the directions. I felt so foolish!
Well, you either have to learn enough of the language to manage or go home. Now that you are faced with that decision, you either take the easy way out and go home, or find the resources to help you survive. I became so frustrated, that I almost took the easy way out and went home more than once. Then I was blessed to read the right ad and find the help and support I needed. My greatest supporter was Brenda Ruple http://www.aunt-b.bigstep.com When I needed to cry, she was there, when I needed to yell, she was there.........I don't know what I would have done without her support!
I decided that I wanted a website done my way. Everyone was telling me how easy it was! I didn't need to know HTML. I didn't realize how difficult it would be until I got started. I had picked up some of the 'lingo', so I felt that I could handle this! WRONG! There were days I emailed question after question to my host. I was sure that he was getting sick of me asking so many questions. There were days I cried and said "Why can't I get this?" There were even days I did nothing. I took a break!
I would ask questions and the answer I got was no clearer than the wizards (you know those little box things that's suppose to guide you through what you're doing step by step?). I soon found out that the wizards speak that foreign language too! I had to read and search out every tutitoral I could find. Sometimes they didn't help. I would go to a quite place and think it through. Sometimes my conclusions were right, sometimes they weren't, but I was determined not to give up!
Everyone needs help! I would like to give back the help that was given to me and I would like to thank the people who were there for me:
My Sponsor: GARY McLEOD--Check out his website at: http://www.mack49.com
My webhost: DAN--Check out his quality hosting at: http://www.linkopp.com
MARIE: she was a gem when it came to publishing this newsletter. Check out her ezine resources at: http://www.writead.com she has FREE templates for an ezine and she even has a page just for newbies. Her information is invaluable!
I am sincere when I say that this newsletter is dedicated to helping the newbie and affiliate. Affiliate programs are what us newbies usually get involved in first (like getting our feet wet).
It takes years for most to be fluent in a new language. The internet is no different!
When I ask you to send me your questions. I mean it! If I don't have the answer, I will tap on my resources, or find out for you, or give you the information to do the research yourself. I'm by no means a 'seasoned internet guru', but am willing to share what I know. When we find the answer together, we both learn.
Any subjects you would like addressed in this newsletter, let me know. Let's learn together and make this the best newsletter it can be!
Jane Fulton is owner and webmistress of: http://janes-place.com janes-place is dedicated to helping newbies. If you are new to the internet, you need to sign-up for Newbie & Affiliate SOS Newsletter and learn to use your computer like a pro! http://janes-place.com/sos.htm