My husband cannot help so I need.
Hello Evelyn! Here is a website with instructions on how to make a stand alone deck. I am not sure what you need as your question got cut off but maybe this will help. http://howtospecialist.com/deck/how-to-build-a-deck-on-the-ground/
Evelyn, do you mean a deck not attached to your house? Either way you would need to pour concrete footings for stability and levelness. Take a look here:
I'd start with pallets as the base/skeleton piece. pinterest has alot of ideas and DIY
Building a deck is a lot of hard work. Here is a great tutorial with cartoon pics showing the process.