It y'all could please give me some good insight, tips, secrets, & just some general knowledge that would be helpful for a beginner like myself to be able to learn & gain experience in playing this game, it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!
watch this starter video to get started,
Welcome to the game, agent @InkdMyBody843!
A great starter guide is the smurfling.guide. If you have chosen Enlightened, the green team, just flip the colors in your head, the mechanics are the same for both teams. Otherwise I'd suggest trying to look into the in-game activity log (COMM). See if there is any activity around you and message someone from your team. Often enough there are chat group for a specific area, in which you can be invited.
Everyone here will be very eager to help you out. You've already done quite a lot, new agents almost never comes to the community, and you did.