The majority of the people on this site will tell you the same thing. Learn the basics. :) Answers will vary, as to everyone has their own idea of the basics. But here are a few key things.
Visualization, Meditation, Belief, Grounding, Shielding,
It is also very important to learn your Herbs, Moon Phases, Color Correspondances, Dieties (if you choose to worship any).
I know it's a lot to take in, but learning all these things will most definatly help you. Rememeber, you've got to walk before you can run. :) If you have any questions, feel free to Mail me.