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5 Simple Steps for the Newbies
« on: May 14, 2012, 08:58:28 AM »
Recognizing there is NO GUARANTEE, I thought it might be helpful (after all these years) to outline a Step-by-Step process for those just getting underway. Feel free to comment and expand as appropriate:


Step 1. Introduction and Orientation

Read the following:

RWD Ten Commandments
RWD FAQ
E-Book: Men of the West - Women From the East
RWDpedia

Step 2. Check-up from the neck up

Men's Code of Conduct

Step 3. Take a direction.

Decide how you want to proceed to initiate contact. Many men utilize agencies to assist them in their efforts. Below are relevant links:

GoodWife Link Directory of Agencies
ML's Post on Agency Links

Step 4. Decision on Service Provider

PRIOR to spending money with an agency (a/k/a International Marriage Broker or IMB), spend some time performing due diligence. Tools to help include:

Agency Score Card
Agency Code of Ethics

Step 5. Protect Yourself

As you begin to make contact and encounter some 'suspicious' responses, consider use of the following to help with your Anti-Scam efforts:

Scammer Score Card
Anti-Scam Websites


This is far from complete, but should make for a good start.

Comments welcomed.

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Re: 5 Simple Steps for the Newbies
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2012, 10:11:48 AM »
It looks pretty much complete but, rest assure if something comes up, I'll let you know.  :thumbsup:
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Re: 5 Simple Steps for the Newbies
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2012, 11:04:33 AM »
Dan,
 
Splendid!  In reading some newbie posts, it is apparent that they have not read any of these sites.
 
How do you make this more prominent?

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Re: 5 Simple Steps for the Newbies
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2012, 02:34:57 PM »
Dan,
 
Splendid!  In reading some newbie posts, it is apparent that they have not read any of these sites.
 
How do you make this more prominent?

Gator,

I've made it a "Stickie" in the 'Starting Out' forum, so it will always appear among the topics at the top of the page. I will also include a link in the Introductory PM that all new members receive. The only other thing that may direct people to this topic is if all the old-timers will point newbies to this topic as a starting point.

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Re: 5 Simple Steps for the Newbies
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2015, 12:15:31 PM »
 

 60 youtube links to the visa process...
Hits and misses, success and failures, various mistakes made in the procedure etc--
 


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Re: 5 Simple Steps for the Newbies
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2015, 04:00:43 PM »


 60 youtube links to the visa process...
Hits and misses, success and failures, various mistakes made in the procedure etc--
 



I have recorded each episode for past 5 months. They are eye opening, you see all the different issues that come up with the many different nationalities( not only FSU) involved.
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Re: 5 Simple Steps for the Newbies
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2016, 10:41:05 PM »
Thank you for the links.  Good material to look at for me.

 

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