First, do what the other guys said regarding equipment, setup, etc. I'm just getting the "hang" of it myself, but, newbie to newbie, here's my 2 cents: Past couple of days, I told myself,"screw hovering, learn to harrier really well first!" so I started doing real low, slow harrier circles...over and over and over... then today, I just started easing the nose higher and higher and adding more throttle as I harriered around, next thing I knew, I was hovering! I got a few really nice ones today, too! Also, some newbies may not know that as the plane approaches vertical you ease off the up- ele. Withno wind, once I'm in the "sweet spot" , I only have to barely touch the sticks every now and then. Today, there was a little wind, which meant hovering wasn't quite vertical, so I had to play with the elevator a little. It's almost like if the engine wasn't running, and you just stood the plane on the rudder and walked away. It only takes the slightest touch to move the plane. Any more and it will fall over.
But anyway, try the harrier thing. Even if you don't learn to hover, you'll be a harrier'ing fool. I harrier land right at my feet most every time now!