I would suspect that it is a characteristic of most sites that they appear too technical for newbies. However, I know of none that specialize in backup techniques.
That being written, let's give it a go here. Tell me what kind of computer hardware you have and what kind of software have in the way of operating system, utilities and backup applications : Windows? Ghost? Drive Magic? BackUp My PC? Partition Magic?
Also, what kind of things are you going to be backing up? OS and registry? Applications? Data (like photos and music)?
Are you considering complete backups only or complete followed by incremental?
If you want to do complete backups, do you want to prepare for complete disaster recovery and restore in the event of a total crash or BSOD?
Now that doesn't look too daunting, does it?
Who is just here to please.