This is for the Newbies ...

Discussion in 'Casual Chat' started by mountainmom5, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    This is for the newbies browsing the forum... first of all, welcome and congratulations for having found this forum.[​IMG]

    I remember not so very long ago that I was feeling very green and new on here!

    In my opinion, it is one of the best and friendliest work at home forums on the 'net.

    I just want to take a minute to let you know that there are quite a few of us on the forums here that have been here awhile, and we do a variety of things to make an income from home - some are full time at it, and others are part time...

    One thing we ALL have in common is that we were ALL at one time in the exact same spot that you are in right now .... researching and feeling overwhelmed and wishing that we could just somehow be transported to the 'other side' where it all made sense....

    It will all start coming together for you if you are diligent in your research and are not afraid to ask questions, whether that be individually by sending a message thru the private message system or being brave and asking thru the forum...[​IMG]

    Whatever the case, do not let anyone or anything stop you from pursuing your dream of becoming financially independent with means other than a normal 9-5 job!

    I wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year - and may your story be a 'brand new story ' this time next year!

    [​IMG]

    mountainmom of 5
     
  2. VictoriaNTC

    VictoriaNTC Silver Member

    Hello mountainmom of 5,

    What a friendly post!

    Yes, we all have been there!

    Happy New Year!

    VIctoria
     
  3. Thaiboxer04

    Thaiboxer04 New Member

    Mountainmom... I am new here... just signed up tonight. I'm usually nervous to post on sites because of the sometime negative responses you get. I actually did make a post tonight asking for someone to help guide me in the right directions in order to start learning about getting started. Your post made me feel much better about finally posting on a forum, specifically this one. Thank you for making me feel welcome. Happy New Year to you and your family. [​IMG]
     
  4. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    Welcome!

    Glad to have you and no, we don't bite here.[​IMG]
     
  5. Classic

    Classic New Member

    Thanks mountainmom5. It makes me feel good whenever I see someone willing to go out of her way to offer encouragement to another. I really appreciate it. Hopefully one day I can be the one helping the newbies.
     
  6. Desigirl

    Desigirl New Member

    Thanks for your positive words...

    Happy New Year to all of you[​IMG]
     
  7. iamfree62

    iamfree62 New Member

    Hi, this is my first forum that I have belonged to and I am not sure of myself as to what we do here. I think we discuss topics pertaining to our home based business, and what goes on in our life. I believe it is a place to make new on line friends.
    Am I close?

    iamfree62
     
  8. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    iamfree62: Am I close?

    Yes you are!
     
  9. RyanMis

    RyanMis Guest

    Once you get started, you'll get the hang of it
     
  10. dayec12

    dayec12 New Member

    Hi mountainmom5!!
    This is my first post here. Thanks for showing me this site!

    To everyone else,
    My name is Daye. I am a stay at home mom of a 13 year old son, , a crazy Harley riding husband, 2 potbelly pigs, and 7 dogs!!
    I am just learning all the work at home stuff. But let me tell you, if it wasnt for these kind of forums I would be lost!!

    I always thought every work at home opportunity was a scam. I was scared to try anything. I have learned thats not true at all. Yes there will always be scammers, but you will also meet a lot of honest friendly people.

    Mountainmom5 has helped me so much. If it wasnt for her I think I would still be just reading everyones posts about their online acheivments.

    So, Thank You Mountainmom5!!!!!

    Daye
     
  11. happywife

    happywife Gold Member

    Welcome Daye! I'm so glad you found Mountainmom5 (Viola) to be a help to you. She's always a bright light here in the forums.

    My hubby's a Harley lover, too. He doesn't own one yet. He has to settle for Yamahas and Hondas at the moment, but I hope to surprise him with one someday (hopefully not too far into the future). [​IMG] Good thing he doesn't visit this forum or I'd give the game away!

    It took me a while to weed through the scams of online marketing too, but if you are careful and sensible, you can mind some nuggets that really do provide you with an honest and reliable business.

    Have fun with it!
    Blessings,
    Angie
     
  12. vmohan123

    vmohan123 New Member

    I imagine even pros can keep learning new things here. I can't wait to see what sorts of opportunities are available.
     
  13. mdepei

    mdepei New Member

    I am new to this website but I like it already. You learn a lot from people posting here who are or were in the same position as me in terms of learning about internet marketing. Thanks Vishal.
     
  14. Kerri F

    Kerri F New Member

    Since there are so many work at home scams out there I feel like any time i try to share what i am doing with someone in person or not in person they are just sitting there thinking it's a scam. does anyone else feel that way? is there a way to convey i'm really an nice honest person not scamming anyone?

    This really is an awesome forum. And you all really do make me feel comfortable to ask any questions. Thanks.
     
  15. Galenen

    Galenen New Member

    I have been reading this forum since I first started researching about 10 days ago. I am very overwhelmed but this forum has been very helpful to me in trying to sort through it all.

    I rarely post to any forums but today I made 2 posts here.. that for me is some sort of record.

    Thanks much to everyone here for all the advise I have seen.
     
  16. happywife

    happywife Gold Member

    Kerri F: Since there are so many work at home scams out there I feel like any time i try to share what i am doing with someone in person or not in person they are just sitting there thinking it's a scam. does anyone else feel that way? is there a way to convey i'm really an nice honest person not scamming anyone?


    Hi Kerri,

    Probably the best way is to just be as helpful as possible sharing the basics of what you have learned. As people are helped by you, they will naturally want to check out what it is you are doing and see if it is for them.

    It usually takes time to build up a good reputation online. If you find an online opportunity that is honest and works well for you, just stick with it for the long haul and develop your business. When people see your success they will begin to ask you questions.

    It's a lot easier to share what you are doing when people come to you rather than you going to them.

    I get a little carried away myself at times, wanting to convince people that what I am doing works, because I genuinely want to help them. [​IMG] I'm sure it comes across a bit pushy or like a sales pitch and doesn't really do me any favors. I try to reign myself in when I catch myself doing that.

    Hang in there and keep building your business.

    Blessings,
    Angie
     
  17. Kerri F

    Kerri F New Member

    happywife: I get a little carried away myself at times, wanting to convince people that what I am doing works, because I genuinely want to help them. I'm sure it comes across a bit pushy or like a sales pitch and doesn't really do me any favors. I try to reign myself in when I catch myself doing that.


    yes that's me in a nutshell, i just want to help people... I'm so paranoid of being pushy or scammy that i think sometimes i go too far the other way and don't share what i am doing enough when the right situation does occur.

    Thank you for the response. It helps... i really do believe and love what i am doing and I will keep going. I also can't wait until i can help more and more people.
     
  18. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    Galenen: I rarely post to any forums but today I made 2 posts here.. that for me is some sort of record.

    Congratulations Joe! Welcome to the forum [​IMG] I do look forward to more contributions from you.
     
  19. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    dayec12: a crazy Harley riding husband
    happywife: He has to settle for Yamahas and Hondas

    That's my hubby as well - Hondas and Yamahas, but someday a Harley! [​IMG]



    Thanks for your kind words Daye - it is an honor to pass on to others what has been done for me and it was not so very long ago that happy wife was doing the very same for me. She is the bomb![​IMG]
     
  20. LadyPzaz

    LadyPzaz New Member

    Hi everyone! I am new to this forum too...joined on 1/13/09 and love it!

    I am a WAHM with 2 terrific daughters and the most wonderful, supportive husband too!! [​IMG] We live in Hudson, Florida and have lots of pets!

    Hugs,
     

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