i got a problem with recording on cubase 6

iam new to cubase and producing music everytime i go to record on cubase it only records on one side of my speaker in this case its the right side so i switch from sterio to mono to get reid of that problem and now it wont record at all threw the mic I need help with this problem any advice would be appreciated

Follow the getting started guide to the letter.

It’s a routing thing.

Record a mono source (microphone) to a mono track with the correct input source selected.