As part of my effort to give back to the community, I'm starting a bi-weekly training schedule to help new users of Virtualmin get familiar with the product.
=== PRICING ===
I want to get this part out of the way right now. This offer is FREE of charge, though you are entitled to pay if you feel it's been that helpful, however there will never be an obligation.
=== GRATITUDE-BASED MODEL (Mar 7, 2013) ===
Starting Mar 7, 2013 I am adding a small adjustment to my pricing model above. I'm introducing a "Gratitude-Based" model.
*** IMPORTANT: If you do not find my training to be helpful or cannot afford to pay anything, don't worry, there is ABSOLUTELY NO OBLIGATIONS to pay anything. Also payments received are not treated as a reflection of how helpful the training was, so don't feel like you have to pay a large amount to show your appreciation. ***
Under the gratitude model, I'm asking two things. Firstly, if you found the training to be helpful and would like to give back, at the end of the session I will provide you a link where you can do just that, and secondly please let others know by posting to this thread, and/or helping others with similar questions in the forums.
=== CLEARING UP CONFUSION ===
Virtualmin is a poweful panel built for the web hosting industry. Often times, people shell cash to cPanel, Plesk, or DirectAdmin because they are simply not aware that in most cases, Virtualmin can accomplish the task they are needing. My goal is to clear up this confusion, with an ABSOLUTELY FREE training offer. Often times, Virtualmin GPL is all a person needs, but should you require some of the added benefits of Virtualmin Pro, it is competitively priced, and comes with amazing support!
=== FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE ===
Because I know everyone's schedule is pretty crazy, and we don't all live in the same area, I'm keeping the schedule flexible in terms of time of day. The only rule is, you need to give me at least 48 hrs. notice so that I can make myself available.
=== AVAILABILITY / LIMITATIONS ===
It is my goal to assist as many people as possible. As such, I'm not planning to teach you EVERY detail about Virtualmin, but focus on a few key areas that YOU are interested in learning about. I have therefore decided to limit training sessions to 2 hrs, and a maximum of 3 session per training date.
*** while you are entitled to sign up for additional sessions, new sessions are offered to first time users before considering a repeat user to keep things fair. ***
=== POST TRAINING ASSISTANCE ===
Beyond the 2 hr limit, I am available most days of the week to offer paid assistance for a rate of $40.00 minimum, $80.00 maximum, and 4 hr limit per session.
=== SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE ===
The only thing I ask in return for offering my time FREE of charge, is that you share what you've learned with others. If you see someone struggling with the same issues you were, why not offer them some of your new found knowledge so they too can become confident with their usage of Virtualmin. This is a request, and certainly not a demand, but hey, it's a pretty logical move!
== FIRST DATE ==
Now that I've gone through the basics, please feel free to contact me to setup a time. The first session will be offered between February 2, 2013 and February 3, 2013.
To register time, please make sure you have a copy of "Team Viewer", then send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your available time, along with your location (so I can plan around your time zone).
If you have any questions, please feel free to post them here so we can address matters in bulk.
*** before you ask, "No, I'm not crazy, just thankful that in times of need people including Jamie, Joe, and Eric, have been there willing to help me out. It's my time to give back!" ***