As you already know, one of the biggest problems people have with getting started is getting their deal financed.
But I have a solution that I have personally used more than once.
You can actually finance most of your flip with credit cards.
For example, I almost always use my Lowes and Home Depot credit cards to finance all of the material costs for a flip.
And the cards provide 6 months no interest, so I am basically getting free money with no hassle of applying for a bank loan or a hard money loan!
Most contractors will also take payment via credit card, so you can pay for the labor that way.
It is all about getting creative. As I have said more than once, if you find a good deal, the money will follow you.