I agree with BettaLover and OFL.
Theres no "right" way to breed. Everyone does things differently and experiment as they go.
Not all fish are compatible so you have to look at their behavior and if it doesn't work, then you try again. Many breeders will tell you to buy more than just one pair of fish if you want to breed.
In my last attempt I had to switch males and females 4 times before I got a pair that clicked.
My female/male that succesfully spawned were in the tank for 4 days before anything happened and the female was left with almost no fins. She was definitely interested but I guess my male had to prove that he was strong enough to take her because it took her a while to submit.
There's also the whole misconception that if the male doesn't build a bubblenest he's not ready. This is not necesarly so, I have a male that refuses to make bubblenests even with a female in a jar inside the tank. He needs to have the female with him in the tank to be encouraged to build a nest.
Yes, you will be all lost at the beginning and you will make mistakes but soon you will find something that will work for YOU.