I get this question quite a bit.. Here’s my video response:
Here are some of the links mentioned in the video:
Google Adwords Professional Training – This is a complete free online course developed by Google to show you how to use Adwords
SEO E-Book – Learning search engine optimization is good, but I wouldn’t necessary recommend this as a starting point.
Azoogle Ads – Trusted network where you can find products to promote.
Incentaclick – Another good CPA network.