Last Update: Jan 25, 2016
I think I am about to open a Pandora's Box.
I enjoy helping people. It's in my nature to help. I spent my career doing just that.
Something I have noticed is that folks at WA are at times reluctant to ask for help when they get stuck. Many of the questions I get come with a caveat saying something like "I'm sorry for imposing upon your time," or something along those lines. That's polite but unnecessary.
I agree that it takes time to answer questions but I want to assure everyone that your questions are always welcome.
Creating an online business isn't an easy task when first starting out. Sometimes it's darned right overwhelming. There is lots to learn if you are a novice.
I never had a mentor when I started my online business in 2004. I learned everything from scratch. Lots of trial and error. Ahem, mostly error.
WA is your opportunity to have the mentoring I never had. You can accomplish in months what took me years to achieve.
So here is my advice as a person who once was a newbie. Don't ever hesitate to ask questions. You will save yourself a ton of time.
Those of us who genuinely are here at WA to help don't mind answering questions. You are not imposing on our time.
Some experienced WA members are rather busy so be patient. Sometimes it could take 24 hours to get a response. Better to get a well thought out response in 24 hours than a less than useful response in 30 minutes.
I think when I joined WA, I saw something about having access to mentors in the WA network. I did manage to locate some great mentors who have helped me in my time of need.
It's okay to ask for help. We all get stuck. Even me. Shoot, I was at a loss when it came to creating a favicon. Marion Black came to my rescue and in 10 minutes I had my very own favicon for my website.
A wise man once said, "the only dumb question is the question that never gets asked."