The first thing you should know in order to start making money by internet marketing, is that this business is not about having to put fake smiles or harassing people into buying stuff from you.
This is precisely the beauty of this business, you do not have to chase down anybody to make sales, find and get paid for leads or generate ad revenue. Internet marketing enables you to make money in a completely different fashion, which benefits from a great deal of automation.
Sure some of the traditional principles of marketing will be applicable to internet marketing, but a very important part of this business is just about coordinating your efforts toward specific actions that are proven to deliver results, and believe me, you have to be no guru to get them to work for you.
For instance, SEO (search engine optimization) is a proven technique to generate revenue through the use of websites, blogs or any other suitable form of landing page, because by using this technique you will generate what will be the main drive of your business: traffic, and best of all free!
However, this traffic will not translate in just some random visits, it will be a load of targeted visitors because they will land on your website after submitting a search looking to find what you have to offer, whether it is information, products or simply a good time. Either way, each visit you generate through SEO is a qualified visit with a huge potential to do what you want in your website (it could be to purchase a product, provide information or simply click on your ads, among some of the ways of generating revenue).
You only have to keep in mind that SEO is a lot of work, it is totally worth it, but I would say this is a long term approach rather than a fast track method.
Another proven technique is the use of CPA networks in conjunction with Google AdWords and domain forwarding. This way of approaching the internet marketing business simplifies things a little and enables you to attain almost instant results, because in this case you will be able to start moving an ideal internet marketing machine (which includes a landing page, targeted traffic and low resistance actions for your visitors like email submissions, free trials etc.) and profiting from it very fast.
By using this technique you can start quickly making money because you do not need a website, nor you need to create content or spend to much time optimizing your site or bog, with the added advantage that you can quickly scale up your business.
However, it is important to note that even this simple technique demands for you to know what you are doing. You cannot just throw yourself at the mercy of Google AdWords, because as simple as this method might be, you can never overlook the fundamental rules of the game if you really want to make money.