You can learn a lot about affiliate marketing here at 5 Star Affiliate Marketing Forums.
Since you are new to affiliate marketing, the best place to start would be our Newbie Affiliate Forum. Be sure to pay special attention to the "Sticky" threads. However that entire forum is loaded with useful information for anyone who is new to affiliate marketing.
Our members are very friendly and helpful. You can learn a lot by reading and you can always ask questions when you have any.
Attention: "role based name" email prefixes such as support, webmaster, info, contact, forum, service, affiliate, admin, traffic, partners, marketing, etc., for our member accounts are not permitted. They are acceptable for a vendor listing, but not for the member email. This is due to bulk email processors scrubbing them for delivery due to extremely high bounce rates. Please apply for membership using a personalized email prefix. Something like email@example.com.
If we discover you signed up with a role based name we will give you only one message to change it. After 3 days your account will be removed if the email is not changed.