spaceylacie - 8:50 pm on Sep 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
Wow, Freedom, thanks for sharing your horror story. I hope nothing even close to that happens because we had our first lesson and 4 of them showed up. They showed up ready to buy the CMS I recommended to them and start paying for hosting, so they seem serious about it.
<quote>I asked them to do a really simple task and get back to me.</quote>
That's what I did, sort of. I had them make lists of the things they knew about the main topic the site would be about, then their assignments were to research the list of subjects(keywords and phrases) they wrote down and report back to me next week with the data they collected and for another class. I explained how to do the research which was easy and all seemed to understand but will be time-consuming. To finish their "homework" properly will take them each at least a couple of hours. I went ahead and did the same assignment I gave them(I do know a little about the main topic) and it took me about 3 hours.
They understand that it will be a long process and they seem ready for the long haul. I think it will work out, for me it will anyway, the topic is something I want to learn about and trying to find the information online is almost like trying to find a needle in a haystack. The site, and all the info in one place, will be a perfect resource for me and I'll learn along the way. So while I'm teaching them, they will be teaching me. I am feeling very optimistic at this time. Every site I've done that was to fill a gap on the Internet or close a gap, has been successful whether through Adsense or another means.