This week I'm heading to Seattle to catch up with my friends from college (Go UW!), but that doesn't mean I won't be blogging. I've written a few posts about a little side project I've been working on.
You see, there is a massive problem with the web – it's called assumption of knowledge. Pretty much wherever you go and whatever you do, people assume you have a certain level of knowledge about the web and how things work. Now that's fine because you can imagine how long web pages would be if everyone had to explain things for the absolute beginner! But where is someone suppose to go to learn all this stuff? The internet doesn't come with a user manual. You have to teach yourself.
As a result, even many relatively experienced internet users have big gaps in their knowledge – not such a problem for day to day surfing, but when people start trying to make money on the web, those knowledge gaps soon become profit sinkholes – simple mistakes that cause you to lose time and money without even realizing why!
That's why here at Affilorama we've created Internet 101, a beginner's guide to the web. We've assembled a bunch of information from around the web and tried to explain the different aspects of the internet in a simple, easy to understand way.
We cover 4 main areas, Internet Basics, Internet Navigation, Social Media and eCommerce. This is by no means a complete and comprehensive guide to everything – but we hope it's a pretty good starting point.
I encourage you to take a look at this new site module. I know many of you will be advanced internet users, but I can almost guarantee that you know someone who isn't. A friend? A parent? A grandparent? And you may be surprised – you could learn about a new aspect of the web that you've never even heard of!
I've tried to make this guide as simple and easy to use as possible so that anyone should be able to understand it and I've also embedded a bunch of really helpful YouTube videos that explain things really clearly.
In the next few weeks I'll add some quick blog posts that will go into a little more detail about what Internet 101 covers, until then, check it out for yourself at: