It is confusing the first time you do it, but becomes very easy and obvious once you’ve been through it once.
Yes, you are right basically. Just go to bitraddress.org or wherever to create a bitcoin key pairing. Omni assets are on BTC blockchain, so that’s where you’ll store MAID, PDC or any other SAFE related Omni coin.
You send your MAID to that public address and write down the private key very carefully (or print it off). Make sure to take a digital copy of the public key/address so you don’t mistype that and send your coins to the wrong place. Do not keep any digital copy of the private key.
Send $10 or so worth of BTC to the same address. This is because when you eventually import that private key into Omni to send the MAID somewhere you will need some BTC to pay the miners fee to move them. Better to have that already there waiting for you in case you’re in a rush.
You can check the balance of your paper wallet in one of two easy ways. Either http://omnichest.info. Or you can use your omni wallet and just import the public key in ‘address/import address only’. Then you can see the coins and fiat value as a balance, but your omni doesn’t have the private key to send them anywhere, it’s just for viewing.
Don’t worry about pestering with questions. We all have to start somewhere. I would recommend doing a test micro tx before doing the real thing, just to make sure you understand it all and don’t make any mistakes.
If this is a large sum of money you should also think about air-gapping your key pair generation (not nearly as hard as it sounds), baby steps though. You can always come back to that when your MAID is suddenly worth a lot more.