There are steps to take as a newbie. First step is to get the information needed. You can do this by asking questions on forums like this, read ebooks/online articles and attend forex schools. Second Step would be to get a Demo account to learn about the various aspects of a trading platform. Third Step would be registering a micro account to see what it means to go live. You can start trading with as little as $1. Fourth step would be depositing more money to get the best out of trading. Fifth step is to developing a working strategy. You can become an expert trader in less than 2 years.