It hasn’t been easy over the last month or so. The hours have been a killer. I have been sleeping only 4 hours a night.
But then on the other hand, I have been having the time of my life.
Each afternoon and night I spend trawling the Internet, checking out forums, websites, user guides, all in the quest towards creating a new career in the area of Internet Marketing.
There’s always a learning curve involved in every new venture and this definitely is no different.
I can remember sitting in front of a Unix box for the first time, knowing only the commands “ls” (to list the files in a directory and “chmod” (to change the read/write permissions for files).
Beyond that, I didn’t have a clue what I was doing.
I can empathise with those guys who might be stuck for inspiration.
Well, there’s always the ‘idiots’ and ‘dummies’ guides in the bookstores and I refer to them all the time too.
The first time I saw a “C++ for Dummies” book, I was like “what???”
I couldn’t imagine being able to make such a complex language accessible to newbies.
I was wrong.
I bought the two volume set and it was done in a very accessible manner.
I checked out Amazon and saw
- HTML 4 For Dummies (Html 4 for Dummies) by Ed Tittel and Mary Burmeister
- Creating Web Pages for Dummies, Sixth Edition by Bud E. Smith, Arthur Bebak, Bud Bud Smith, and Arthur Bebak
- Html for Dummies Quick Reference by Deborah S. Ray and Eric J. Ray
- Blogging For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech)) by Brad Hill
- Syndicating Web Sites with RSS Feeds For Dummies Â® by Ellen Finkelstein
- Starting an Online Business For Dummies, 4th Edition by Greg Holden
- Starting a Yahoo! Business For Dummies (For Dummies (Business & Personal Finance)) by Rob Snell
So there’s no shortage of stuff to borrow from the library or buy from the bookstore (these are priced about $15-20, a great buy!).
Go forth and read!