Just like the discussion subject says I am definitely a rookie and have little experience doing these strategies. My question is how do I successfully plan out and follow through with one of those strategies?
Read everything pertinent to your interest on Bigger Pockets, attend your local REIA and take action.
What Roland said. Try to use social media to your advantage, and really get your feet on the ground. That will separate you from a lot of other people who won't do the work.
Make time for real estate. Change your schedule such that you do something real estate related every day.