I am new also, to affiliate marketing, and have only read a few good books. I am pretty decent at designing website, and really love doing, so I think eventually I will start doing some web design for others, or sharing some of my knowledge.
I am kind of all over the place right now, and find it hard to stay focused on one thing. I have 3 blogs: littlebigdreamers.com : an entreprenuer mommy blog, thetrollsnest.com: a blog on sculpting dolls out of polymer clay, and thiscomputerfairy.com: a blog about computer troubleshooting and I will offer my web designing services on there.
In the midst of those blogs, I am working on building a large social networking site that I have a lot of faith in(but not any help, cuz I have money to pay anyone)), and a local website that has a lot of potential as well, but again, its a difficult site.
I just got started in good adsense, Kontera, and amazon affiliates. I have signed up for clickbank but don't know what to promote yet.
I would be happy to hear any tips you may have for me and look forward to offering my own in the future.
I know this field takes time to develop but I am determined and motivated to succeed in it, so we'll see how it goes!
One last thing, a question, roughly how long did it take for you to start making some money. I have gotten no clicks, nothing yet. But I also haven't written enough articles or finished seo so I am not too concerned. I just wish I could hurry up and start getting somewhere.