Once in awhile I get a PM, or questions in comments on various posts. At times I am left with a question on my profile page which has brought me to write about it. I don't mind getting messages at all, I welcome them.
The messages I am referring to in this post come from members who have been here for a year or more and newer ones. The members I'm referring to have only completed the 1st or 2nd Certification course. Two of them haven't started the courses yet.
A few examples from what the ones that messaged me are looking for:
- A mentor starting with the first lesson
- Lead the way for them, showing this person what to do
- Help make them become a success.
- Help take them from the bottom to the top where I am today
They aren't even trying on their own.
I guess by 'the top' they are referring to Ambassadorship? I may not even be there in a month from now. I may not be writing as many blog posts for the help I need.
I was not expecting to become an Ambassador I got there because of my blog posts. Ambassadors are still learning whether they have been with WA for many years or a few months.
I always look at their profile to see where they are at. Then tell them to do the lessons from beginning to end step by step first. Take notes etc..whatever is needed to learn properly. Once the lessons are over then to either ask for help by using the 'search for help' bar above, live chat is the quickest for a question or to write a blog post if the other two haven't answered it. Of course questions can be asked during the lessons on the discussion forum at the bottom of each lesson along with the ones I just mentioned.
Go through the training completely, don't miss any steps.
I know what it's like to start something unfamiliar. I started with barely any computer skills.
We need to help ourselves first by following the right steps as I have mentioned. I'm still fairly new, just 5 months since I joined and am working on my website, taking responsibility for my own actions, progress and success. Asking questions along the way as I continue to learn.
I don't mind helping anyone out as I have been and will continue, just put in an effort to help yourself progress also. I work hard to be where I am today, and we should all do the same.