First, make sure you've checked out these pages:
32 useful hints about associate/affiliate/referral programs
How affiliate/associate programs work and how to choose the good ones. “When my visitors ask me a question about associate programs I invariably send them over to Allan Gardyne's site, as it has the most information about them on the ‘Net.” – Joshua Reimer. Hey! That's THIS site he's talking about.
My Free Affiliate Program Tutorial
You've joined an affiliate program. Here are the 18 steps to take next.
Useful sites for beginners
Links to good, solid information for people new to creating a website and doing business on the Internet:
PC and Internet newbies
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1st Site Free
A topnotch site which covers almost everything about starting and promoting a new website.
The HTML Tutorial
An easy to understand tutorial on how to build websites.
A very good tutorial on the basics of creating a website. The webmaster-to-be will know how to program basic HTML quite well after taking it.
HTML: An interactive tutorial for beginners
Part of Dave's Site. Highly recommended.
Steve Cartwright's site includes The Do It Yourself Zone, a place for learning the arts of web site promotion, winning web site awards, finding tips and tricks to help you out. It also has a self-help discussion page for webmasters, would be webmasters and graphic designers. The site was painfully slow-loading when I visited.
Photo Shop Tutorials
Nathan Segal's tutorials on monitor calibration, graphics file formats, compression, scanning issues, white balancing and more. You'll find specific articles that show you how to get the most out of Photoshop and the devices that work in conjuction with it.
A Webmaster's Toolkit and Tricks
For do-it-yourselfers, here's a good introduction to useful tools for creating, building, coding and running websites.
Building and Promoting Your Own Website
David Herron's site is a free tutorial in designing, building, and promoting small web sites. He writes in a style that's easy to understand.
The Affiliate Marketing Primer
Are you wondering where to begin? Have you found it all too bewildering and don't know where to start? Are you just too busy to track down the information you need to get started? Well, Sherry Gordon has a heap of free information which is aimed at people like you.
A useful site which includes a 40-page, easy to understand tutorial designed to teach beginners the basics of website promotion with a little bit of humor thrown in for good measure.
How To Internet Your Business
Rod Aries has a series of useful articles such as “Optimizing Your Web Site: How to “Wu-Wu” Your Title”, “Search Engine Secrets That Don't Work”, pages on how to submit to search engines, plus “Search Engine Tips & Secrets” for various search engines.