1. There is no easy route, no matter what you hear, there is no secret push button gizmo that will make you 10,000 a day with little or even no work.
2. Don't join mail lists. Sales pitches will clog your inbox and your brain. You will only get confused and distracted.
3. Find a system (or develop your own) and work it until it works. There is a ton of FREE information on this forum that you can use. But be careful it's easy to become a "forum junkie" and get nothing done.
4. Don't jump from one system to another. Each system, each "magic bullet" will usually work as long as it follows basic strategies of keyword research and traffic generation. Jumping from one ship to another will lead to even more distraction and more frustration.
5. Once you find something that works, rinse and repeat (the classic line) and scale up by reinvesting your profits back in to your system until you reach your goal.
It's pretty straightforward... but staying on track is one of the most difficult challenges you will face.