Now that we have a new forum and new members still arriving all the time, how about we share some the things we've learned that would help a new warrior get started.
I don't really want a thread full of product promotions, more useful would be just a useful tip that you wish you'd know when you started and that you think would apply to any new person starting out to either help them save time or make more money.
I might just throw some money into the Paypal account of the warriors who post the most useful honest comments to help others.
Your post doesn't need to be a diatribe on what you know, but something short, sharp and useful.
Something that may have given you an aha moment when you started but that you had to learn the hard way.
I'll start with a couple of my own:
1 - I've always found that people have more value to offer than they realise, so don't underestimate your ability to provide value (either directly using your own skills/knowledge, or indirectly by putting your market in touch with someone elses skills/knowledge)
2 - Use the 80/20 rule in your business.
I've found that most of my fun, revenue and success comes from 20 percent of the activities I do, and the small number of affiliates outperform the majority, the few PPC campaigns that work from the start are more profitable than the rest etc.... The 80/20 rule (the pareto principle) seems to generally apply to most things. So watch where you spend your time and make your money and try to reduce the things which are less effective and put more focus on the small things that are working - You can make massive improvements by doing this in lots of small ways.
I look forward to seeing what others have to say and hope that this thread can be a great reference for people starting out.