The problem is I don't remember how I started. I read a lot of random IMers' blogs, read a few random ebooks, and made a bunch of blogs with Adsense and learned through massive trial and error before branching out. But my mom isn't too net-savvy and I don't think she can just piece it altogether like I did.
So any recommendations for good introductory books/e-courses etc. that might be good for a non-net savvy mom, so that she won't mail me 20 questions a day? I'm thinking the Microniche Adsense direction might be good, since that's pretty straightforard, but I'm open to ideas.