Find a really great mentor to show you the ropes!
@Jonah Walsh You can find great mentors, and inexpensive training at local REI club meetings. Just search the web and you will find them. Also, one more bit of advice, don't over analyze deals. Pull the trigger on one and get some experience under your belt. Two types of investors -1. Actual Investors that do it 2. "Want-to-be" Investors. Which one do you want to be?
Figure out your capital situation.... make sure your dreams/goals fit your budget.