4 step approach (to be followed in order) 1) Bet smaller than you can afford 2) Keep pulling the trigger 3) At some point, you'll realize that you need an edge and start looking for one. 4) Depending on your personality type, you might find that edge in indicators, or charts, or probabilities, or stock stories .... it could be anything. You'll never know until you jump right in. The truth is, it is impossible for you to know what you need to know before you've tried it. So just set aside a dollar amount, set aside a time limit and dive right in. Good luck!