(If you need to start free, THIS IS AS EASY AS IT GETS! )
Let me give you a few tips to get you started off on the right foot toward making it work, then click the banners below to get more details.
Start off by getting your photo uploaded and make it the real you that people will recognize and be able to register in their mind as someone they want to relate with. Do this even before you make your introduction post (which is next).
Set up a Gmail account to get all the notifications they send you when something you wrote or commented on gets further activity. You WANT to be active for more exposure (and it's how you get paid). I even set up an extension for Chrome to notify me when email comes in, so I can jump on it.
Your next order of business, should be to set up a signature. You may notice most people don't have one, because they are only interested in the pennies they can make from posting. Don't kid yourself, people are there to make money and curiosity will drive them to look at your offer, so make it a free way to make more money.
MOST IMPORTANT: Don't get caught up in the conversations so much that you forget why you are there. The pennies are nice, but they come automatic as you work on polishing your image and helping all you can. You want to expose your opportunity to those who need it and feel you can help them make more money. It's that simple.