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I would like to introduce a number of people that are not necessarily tech-savvy to Bitcoin and instruct them how to make their first payments. Is there some "Bitcoin for dummies" guide that I could be referencing that would be understandable to anyone capable of using a computer and the internet payments?

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I have created a page on the Wiki called "First time buyers guide". It is only a rough version at the time of writing, but hopefully it will be revised into a go-to guide for anyone wanting to make a payment with Bitcoin with as little unnecessary information as possible.

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Bitcoin magazine has a Bitcoin newbies section with introduction articles on various Bitcoin topics.

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I run to help people BUY bitcoins. I know it's not quite what you asked, but before you can make your first payment, you have to get bitcoins. Please help us improve the guide!

PS: Thank you for pointing out the error with QuickBitcoins! If you look in our top nav, we cover quite a few locations, companies, and methods of payment.

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some similarity to – osmosis Nov 11 '12 at 3:51
Hmm, could use a bit more cross-linking. When I go to "Buy bitcoins with cash", I get told to visit two other profiles without really being linked to them. Moreover, some pages appear to be outdated - the credit card one says that you can buy bitcoins with QuickBitcoins, but the QuickBitcoins page says it is down. Asides that, it looks promising. – ThePiachu Nov 11 '12 at 9:30

I'm cautiously replying to this.

I did write a book in this space, called Bitcoin Step by Step. You can pick it up on Kindle.

I am trying to very carefully choose where I mention this. I don't want to break the rules of the site, but I do think this is relevant to this question.

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Well, you can mention any links that are relevant, even the ones you own and profit from, as long as you explicitly state your affiliation with them. – ThePiachu Nov 13 '12 at 7:18

This post might clarify what it is about: Cryptocurrency for Dummies: Bitcoin and Beyond

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Perhaps you could make your affiliations clear in this instance? But, since it is your page you've recommended, why not post some info about it (ie edit your post)? – Wizard Of Ozzie Aug 13 at 2:52
if you guys see this not relevant - I would consider to do not share this post with all who might be interested to read. no problem – Dmitry Pavlov Aug 13 at 15:45
@WizardOfOzzie: How did you arrive at the conclusion that it is by Dmitry? The author's name is Demir Selmanovic. I've voted to undelete this, because I think it is exactly the type of information that was requested by the asker. Dmitry: If you could add a short description or explain why you think the guide is good that would improve your post, though. – Murch Aug 13 at 21:20
@Murch I'm not certain, mate, but IIRC the name and photo looked the same. I don't believe I deleted the post, though I'd just come from a funeral so I may be wrong. I'll check in the lounge as NickoDell suggested, in future. Apologies – Wizard Of Ozzie Aug 14 at 7:15
@DmitryPavlov See my comment above, apologies if I misspoke – Wizard Of Ozzie Aug 14 at 7:17

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