As a newbie, more or less, i came to the party when nfts, crypto and metaverse locomotive had left the station, so I've been playing catch-up all along. After the announcement by Zuck, I went into a domain-buying spree. Ok, not quite a spree; but, I broke my own record. Looking back, some of the domains I bought are crap. Heck, who in their right minds registers metatwt.com, and yet I did, among other meta nonsense that smugly rest in my portfolio, at least for a year. I would post some of these names here and I would be butchered by the pros. I was even offended once and posted a thread to give them a piece of my mind. Long story short, I have learnt one thing: the pros are the ones making money. They know what I don't know. They have been in this business for a long time. No matter how I feel about a domain, it pays to listen to those who actually understand domaining. My fellow newbies, or newly graduated newbies, what have you learnt since you joined NamePros? And to the experts such as Bob and others, what pitfalls do newbies like me need to be aware of and avoid? For those who may have been offended by any of my rants or uninformed posts, I apologize. Now I'm ready to learn and make some money in 2022, and I need your mentorship.