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Frequently Asked Questions
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Q : Can Home-Business-Help give me advice with my P/C , Internet troubles.?
A : Home-Business-Help support is available on all topic matters to do with computer/ Internet related issues for only our full members . This service free of charge.
Most problems can be resolved by email , but if you have a more complex problem please use the Phone to contact us . Our details are on the main site.
For minor issues / Email Steve:
webmaster@home-business-help.com anytime.

Q : I need a new computer ,can Home-Business-Help advise me or, help me buy one.?
A : Home-Business-Help can help if any of our full members need a new computer, with advice and or sales if you dont quite know what you are doing.
Email Steve:
webmaster@home-business-help.com anytime.


Member Pages

Q : What is a full member.?
A : To quallify as a full member at Home Business Help.com you must have joined and taken one of our member pages that we offer at a greatly discounted rate.

Q : Can i send/upload my files for my page in "word.doc" for building my business page.?
A : No , sorry but we will only accept txt , jpg , gif files to assemble business pages.
eg/ " yourfile.txt " for your text content and your images eg/ " yourfile.jpg " yourfile.gif " will only be accepted.

Q : Why isnt my member page showing the new update/edit.?
A : To view a new update to your,or any internet page for that matter , make sure that you hit REFRESH when you open the site/page on your browser, to re-load the new/latest content.

Q : Can i add more images or text to my page.?
A : Yes you can add content to your page/s at any time after first joining.
All edits do attract a small fee to cover the extrodinary amount of time ittakes to update pages. ( please check the Terms and Conditions ) found on the sample Member Page within the members section or our site.

Q : Can i change my Email Address on my Business Page form.?
A : Yes you can at any time ,but a small editing charge may apply ( details as in the above )

Q : Can Home Business Help supply me with a new Email Address if i need one.?
( eg/  me@home-business-help.com )

A : Yes we can supply our members with new email addresses if needed .
( ea/ new email for 12 mths, costs only $5.00 to setup and all mail from them will be forwarded
onto your full pop email ( you@your.isp.com ect.. ) automatically.

Q : Can i get a company logo created buy home-business-help.com for my business page.?
A : Yes we can develop and create logo's for our members if needed .
Tailor made graphics of this type are charged at an agreed rate on a case by case basis prior to building them.
( as an eg/ a small simple Logo costs around $25.oo )
for a free estimate feel free to email me / Steve: webmaster@home-business-help.com anytime.


Q : Why wont my password work ?
A : All password and logins are to be in lower case only with no spaces.
If you continue to have login problems please email me to verify your details.
Contact Steve:
webmaster@home-business-help.com anytime.

Q : Can i change my " UPLOAD " login/password
A : Yes your password and logins are able to be changed if need be.
Just contact Steve:
webmaster@home-business-help.com to change them.

Our Forums

Q : How do I register for the forum?
A :
When you open the forum in a browser you will see a menu across the top which should have images for "Home", "Help", "Search", "Login", and "Register". Click the link/image that says register.
You will be taken to a screen where you can select a user name.
You can complete to form with the information requested ie your password etc. and you will be notified by email that your registration was successful.
Make sure that you use a valid email address.
Once notified you you can enter the forum as a member.
You will be prompted for your user name and password.
You can then proceed to login!

Q : How do I log in?
A : Once you have registered, or if you are returning to the site, you can login to the site.
In the menu bar on the forum you will find an image/text that says "Login".
If it says "Logout" you are already logged in.
This can happen if you've already logged in before and chosen to have the forum remember who are you are.
This places a cookie on your system.
Once you choose "Login" you will be prompted for your user name and password.
If the combination is correct you will be allowed to navigate the forum as a user, rather than a guest.

Q : How do I log out?
A : If you are done browsing the forum you may decide to logout.
Perhaps you share a workstation with someone else, in this case you would want to log out of the forum upon leaving.
When you are logged in you will see "Logout" in the forum menu, select this and the forum will log your user name out.

Q : I forgot my password for the forum, what can I do?
A : If you're trying to login to the forum but you forget your password or have lost it, you can retrieve it using the lost password tool. On the login screen, next to the username field, it says "Forgot password?" Click this to be taken to the "forgot password" form.
Enter your username on this screen and press the Send button.
Your password will be sent to the email address registered to that username.

Q : What is a profile?
A : The Profile option allows you to fill out a profile which tells people about you.
You can have your name, age, instant messenger information, personal avatar, and more!

Q : How do I edit my Profile?
A : To change your profile, click the "Profile" option in the forum menu.
Profile Options
- Password
Passwords have no restrictions, but it is recommended that you type at least 6 characters, using a combination of characters and numbers.
Both password fields must be the same, simply as a check that you typed it correctly.
Example: xd8bill
- Name
This is your real or displayed name.
This is what will be shown throughout the forum, in place of your username.
Example: John Doe
- Email Address
This must be valid to register, and things may be sent to this email address by the forum, such as topic notifications. It is also required if you ever wish to retreive a forgotton password.
Example: me@mydomain.com
- Gender
You get two choices. Male or Female ;) This is an optional field to provide other users with your gender.
- Birthdate
Your birthdate, in MMDDYYYY form.
The birthday is only used to ensure that you are old enough to register on the forum.
It also allows YaBB to display special items on your birthday.
Example: 07 31 1981
- Location
This is an optional field. You may type your current location or where you live in this field. It is displayed in your profile for other visitors to see.
- Time Offset
This is a + or - number to add or subtract to the current time showing on the forum.
The forum's server may be in a different time zone than your computer.
Example: Forum time shows 13:28, but your time is 14:28. Time Offset would be +1
- Signature
This is a brief message or list of urls's that you may type in. Signatures are shown at the bottom of each of your posts. Example: | my site | my other site |

Q : How do I post messages in the Forum?
A : Creating a new thread
In order to start a discussion on a subject, you must create a thread, you can do this by clicking the start new thread button on the board index page.
Posting a reply
To reply to a post, you can click the post a reply button at the top or at the button of the table.
If you want to insert a quote to which you are replying, you can click the quote button of the post.

Q : What is YaBBC ?
A : For obvious reasons standard HTML code cannot be used in posts. Instead YaBB allows the use of YaBB Bulletin Board Code (YaBBC) in posts. YaBBC is similar to HTML, but safe and standardized for bulletin board use. For more information about YaBBC, please refer to the help section located at the top of the forum.

Q : What are Emoticons?
A : Emoticons are a fun way to express your emotion in your posting.
They can help you indicate whether you are joking, happy, sad, or a variety of other things. Each YaBB emoticon uses standard chat-style key-strokes, so it requires no thinking on your part
For more information about emoticons please refer to the help section located at the top of the forum.

Q : What is Instant Messages ?
A : Instant Messaging
While e-mail is a good way to correspond privately with members, it has several drawbacks: You must open your e-mail application to write and send the message; the recipient must open his/her e-mail application; check his/her mail and your message will mixed in with all the other mail and it can take sometimes several minutes to an hour for mail to reach the recipient.
As an alternative to e-mail, our forum offers a faster, more private method. Instant Messaging on the boards provides instantaneous delivery to the recipient's Private Mailbox.
The mail is sent and received entirely through our forum, so neither you nor the recipient have to open another program or leave YaBB.
Instant Messaging also gives both the sender and recipient greater privacy: No one's real e-mail address is revealed. Instant Messages show only the handle and name of both parties.

Q : How do I know if I have any instant messages ?
A : At the top of the forum screen, you will see a welcome to you where it says "hey (name) you have 10 messages...." You can click on the word messages and you will be taken to your messages.
Alternatively, at the bottom of the forum you will find the forums Information Centre. There you will see it says "Your Instant Messages" just click there and it will take you to your messages.
If a recipient isn't online, Instant Messages wait in the member's IM box until the next time s/he logs in and manually reads and/or deletes them. Our forums Instant Messages is a self-contained, highly private e-mail system.

Our Online Tools


Q : I keep getting error messages when i try to upload?
A : .We only can accept these file types - txt , jpg , gif files to assemble business pages.
eg/ " yourfile.txt " for your text content and your images eg/ " yourfile.jpg " yourfile.gif " will only be accepted.

  • Check to make sure you are using the password and login names that you were given.
  • Make sure that you are only using " lower case " in both fields.
  • No spaces are allowed in the login name and the passwords.
  • If you still are having trouble , please just email me webmaster@home-business-help.com to verify your details.

    Promoting your URL

    Q : What is my URL?
    A : You url is you unique website address.
    eg/   http://home-business-help.com/members/yoursitename/  

    Q : How do i advertise my URL?
    A : The short answer to a very long question is,
    Advertising your URL is easy and it can be fun meeting people along the way ,but it can be a time consuming tast ,if you decide to spead the word far and wide.

    The first thing you must realise is that search engine listing alone are not the entire answer.
    The best way to spread your website address near and far is to join groups / forums / clubs ect .
    Post comments and ask questions in all these places and you will notice that when you do , you are usually asked for your details and your website address if you have one." this is your big chance !! " When you participate in all these areas, forums ect , you get the chance to meet people and discuss all types of subjects as well .
    Remember the basics ..." Businesses are people " go and introduce yourself to as many people as possible and tell them what you do.

    Its amazing what happens when you " participate "...
    The other really great way to advertise is not for everyone but you may like to give it a try.
    What you can do is write articles,newsletters,stories of your experiences ect and post them to all the places that you vist or join.

    Search engines are more likely to pick your listing up ,if you post a nice article or newsletter about your business than just a boring old add.
    The subject of advertising online is probably the biggest subject that exsists online, meaning that there is no simple or best way and most certainly no easy , fast way to do it .
    A lot of surfing and learning is involved ,combined with a considerable amout of time AND EFFORT , to Advertise online .
    Good luck and good hunting to you all .......

    Q : How do you get people to look at your website? How do they find it?
    A : Okay, you have your own website.
    It's beautiful, and full of very valuable information about your business. Now What?

    Here are some of the ways, I get my URL looked at......
    1. My url's are part of my signature in all forum posts anywhere I visit on the internet and listed in my profiles.
    2. My url's are part of my signature on ALL my emails.
    3. My url's are displayed on all my advertisements that I place on the internet and offline as well
    4. My url's are printed on my business cards.
    5. I submit my site to search engines (see resources..Home Business Help Main site)
    6. I submit my site to Free For All links whenever I get the chance (see FFA...Home Business Help Main site)

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