You can do this! By following these lessons in order, I believe that you can learn Mandarin Chinese!
Top Resources for Mandarin Chinese:
- http://www.archchinese.com/ probably the best website for Chinese, this might be everything you need.
- Forvo.com for pronunciation
- A Native Speaker: As with all languages, it is the highest of priorities to make friends who speak that language, they are your best guide. But with Chinese, especially for native English speakers, i recommend it even more so.
Step 1: Mandarin Chinese Introduction
Video in progress.
Later and Recommended step: Learn The Basics of Grammar.