Ssh and permissions

First off, I am new to DH :o) I am having trouble figuring out how access my web directories via ssh. My main user has access to my web directories (all the .com dirs) when I connect via ftp. I created a telnet user and log in. The default directory is /home/userIcreated. I can then get into my main user’s /home directory, but I don’t have permission to write. Since my main user only has ftp access, how can I remedy this situation and change permissions on my web directories so my telnet user can write there?