The starting point for your Internet business is to get your own domain and get it hosted. I have used GoDaddy since I started on the internet. GoDaddy’s prices are very reasonable and their 24/7 support is amazing.
To start your own mailing list you need an autoresponder, I use Aweber. Their system is easy to use, provides good statistics and works very well.
Another very good domain registration and hosting company is Hostgator:
Webweaver is a source of free clip art, many of the cartoon characters I use in my posts come from here.
Free Clipart and Web Graphics
A huge collection of totally free clipart! No pop ups, trick links or registration required. Just high quality images!