Forget becoming like those great pizzaiolos who can toss and twist dough. Too thick dough will be chewy, too thin won't support the toppings.
Avoid store-bought marinara. Homemade pizza requires homemade sauce. It's easier and better than anything in a jar.
When cooking homemade pizza, less is more. Focus on a few excellent components in innovative combinations to avoid clashing tastes.
Some pizza toppings require more cooking time than others. Meats you wouldn't eat uncooked must be prepared
Pre-cook harder veggies like asparagus, sweet potato, or eggplant to make them soft
Many cheeses are great for pizza. Goat cheese, blue cheese, or aged havarti enhance tanginess.