it could, there are some online sites that will generate a workout for you, so at least you have a human on the other side that can give you one on one interaction if you need it.
the one drawback is that you have no one watching your form as you do the exercises. especially if you have never lifted weights before, there is a chance you could injure yourself by lifting incorrectly or using too much weight which will cause you to lift with the wrong form. You can also no isolate the muscles that you are supposed to be using, while not inherently harmful, it just not as productive.
There are a few exercise sites with video of how to do things, but sometimes it's a lot to remember, especially when starting out.
Most times you can ask a trainer at the gym a quick question or 2, but nothing more, unless you buy a session.
once you get into heavier lifting, if you have a friend or can hire a local trainer for a couple weeks to help with form, that would be good, but above all else, just get into the gym and do it.