I recently wrote an article designed to provide information to people who were new to Internet marketing. It was titled, “30 Marketing Facts for the Article Marketing Newbie.” Shortly after the article was posted, someone emailed me saying that they did not appreciate being called a newbie. Wow, some people are soooo sensitive.

I have two nephews that play Runescape on the Internet. It is a game where players interact with each other by buying, selling, acquiring items, and fighting monsters. They tell me that “newbie” or “noob” is considered a derogatory term on that site. Of course it is a game played mostly by the younger generation and profanity is not permitted.

Newbie is not a derogatory term. It is a term that is commonly used on the Internet that refers to someone that is “new” to the business. If you’ve been involved in your Internet business for less than six months, you are probably a newbie. There’s nothing wrong with that, everyone’s got to start somewhere.

I remember when I first ventured into the business. As I wasn’t a techie (knowledgeable in technical computer matters), it all seemed a little overwhelming at first. I didn’t know an SEO from a MLM and I thought a JV was a junior varsity something or other. (It is a joint venture.) But in time I learned some of the jargon and you will too.

However, if you are a newbie, don’t despair. Although many sites offer info for the newbie at a price, there are sites that you can visit that offer help for free. One such site is Joe Robson's "The Newbie Club" (http://www.newbieclub.com/). The Newbie Club provides free ebooks, free tutorials, free ecourses, a free guest book for your website, free autoresponders, and best of all, free membership. This is a great place to go if you are relatively new to the business and need information relating to the Internet or computers.

Another great resource for information is on the article marketing sites. Of course, I’m probably preaching to the choir on this because that’s how you found this article. But you can find information on almost any topic imaginable by searching among their article database. Truly amazing and all for free.

One final method I suggest for information is through forums. A forum is basically a place where you can go to ask questions and have them answered. The easiest way to get started is to browse through the questions that have been asked previously. Frequently this will provide you with the information you need. If you don’t find your answers there, post your own question.

So, remember, newbie is not a derogatory term. And, if you are a newbie, good luck in your new endeavor!

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