There are many threads I see here about "newbies" and why they fail or succeed.I am beyond the "newbie land",but just wanted to give my thoughts.
A person is a newbie if he keeps thinking he/she is a newbie.And as a newbie we have all the excuses not to succeed.
If this is the first time you heard about making money online,then you are a newbie,but if you have been to forums,if you have thoughts and ideas in your mind,if you know what PPC and adsense etc. mean, don't think of yourself as a newbie.
I made any progress only after I got out of my newbie-state-of- mind.As a newbie you feel helpless,but if you think you do know about IM,you will no longer feel helpless.Of course you will try everything for the first time,but with a mind set of someone who has an idea what he/she is thinking.
There are a million things to remember as a newbie.I remember just the 3 A's:
1.Avoid information overload,
2.Abandon the search for the secret formula that can make you millions tommorow,
Thats all there is to remember as a newbie.