If it starts to get hard don't give up !
You can choose a good Mandarin school or take online courses.
You should learn Chinese from China not from Taiwan, I mean for the professor who was from China and he teaches Chinese in short form type, as actually many people use it, and it's convenient to write as well.
I agree that you should learn Chinese online, since it is more convenient and the Mandarin teacher would help to correct your pronounce.
If you are going to learn Chinese, you should know there's Mandarin and Cantonese. Mandarin is recommended because it's spoken in all regions in China. Cantonese is mainly used in southern China like Guangzhou and Hong Kong. So if you truly wish to learn Chinese culture, Mandarin is highly recommended.