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hi...i love giving people advice and i think im prtty good at it!! i want to start my own chat room so i can help others with problems, how could i do this?
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there are plenty of different avenues you can take.

if you wanna help us here at ST, you need to read all the articles and understand the material very well. once you have absorbed this info, lurk around the ST boards for a few days and listen to how the moderators talk. get a feel for our tone here and what is okay ot say and what's not okay to say. Then start chiming in with your two cents. Relationships is the easiest forum to start in because it doesn't require any knowledge about health or biology.

If you want to have an advice column, it helps to become a contributing writer. Does your local paper have a youth section? If so, contact them and see if they want any contributors. I used to write for my local paper, and got paid $20 per article. how about your school paper? They might like an advice columnist.

And if you want your own website, you can build one, buy a host and domain name, then start advertising. Dreamweaver is a popular program for making webpages. Some places have templates you can build from. As far as hosting, there are plenty of cheap hosts. You will need to pay a monthly fee, though. There are some free hosts like Geocities(Yahoo!), but you have to put up with their advertising. As for domain names, they can cost about $30 per year. Many places sell them cheaper, though. And advertising? Yahoo! is free to list, Google allows paid links.

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Natasha Lockhart
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Also, try writing general columns first. Pick a topic and write a page about it. Get several of those built up, and start contacting websites who are looking for columnists (there are dozens of sites out there that are similar to this one, and they all have about the same content).

It might be more attractive to be an advice writer (people send you letters and you respond in a column), but that's a very difficult field to get into (I know from experience). Instead, take a look at the issues people want to know about, and write about them.

If you need help with website/graphics design, hosting, administration, and such, drop me a line, I've been building websites since the first web browser was written

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