jk3210 - 10:08 pm on May 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
...does this mean I would sell their product for them and they would pay me a commission?
Actually, it means that you send interested customers to the company via the links you place on your site, and the company pays you a commission based on what those people buy. You usually don't have to get involved in the product shipping logistics, etc.
Is there a place I can be directed for people who are just starting in the industry?
Yes. It's been quite a while since I've visited this forum but "abestweb.com" used to have the scoop on the affiliate programs available, plus sections for people just starting out.
Keep in mind that most ecomm businesses don't succeed in making a significant amount of money because they never gain sufficient rankings in the S/Es to get the required traffic. But, I assure you it can be done.