For the past few months, I've been entertaining the thought of starting a blog/website to begin affiliate marketing, but I don't know where to start at all. On one hand, I feel like I have a good grasp on the process, but at the same time, there's a voice in the back of my head telling me that I don't. With that in mind, I've been educating myself these past couple of weeks on the concept of affiliate marketing, and how if you're willing to put in the time and effort, then it could certainly be worth it in the end.
What I would like in terms of guidance from you experts is, are there any general guidelines that you can adhere to if you're just starting? I've been looking at a few "guides" on the web, but I'd rather ask the forum rather than trying to follow an article/blog post with it's own affiliate links included. Also, some guides that I've read seem to contradict each other as well. Any nudge in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.