1. Learn basics about affiliate programs and advertising on major search engines. A great place to learn this is Internet Cash System.
2. Partner with only legitimate affiliate programs. You want to make sure you get paid don't you? See our affiliate directory for best affiliate programs on net.
3. Learn a little about websites and setup your own website. Many hosting providers have templates that make creating a website easy. See reviews of website hosting providers at Best Web Hosting to find a great provider.
4. Keep track of everything. Why? For starters you can't really see how well you are doing if you don't know where your traffic is coming from. Be sure and keep all receipts for any expenses for tax purposes.