Before you delve into any venture in life, it is very important that you get sufficient knowledge and understanding of that venture, it is very important that you take some time to learn more about bitcoins and cryptocurrencies in general. It is advisable that when investing in bitcoin, you should not invest more than you can afford to lose, why? Because cryptocurrencies are generally volatile in nature, they could go down and also go up. Bitcoin can be bought directly from other people through the marketplace or exchanges. Bitcoin can be paid for in different ways, ranging from wire transfers, credit and debit cards, hard cash and even with other cryptocurrencies depending on the seller and your location. The first step you should take before buying a bitcoin is to set up a wallet where you can store your bitcoin. The wallet can be an online wallet on an exchange platform or an independent provider, it could also be a mobile wallet or a desktop or an online wallet like a paper wallet or a hardware device. The various wallets offer a wide variety of services which you can choose from, so it is advisable you do some research before setting up a wallet, to know which of the wallets best suits your needs. It is very important that you keep your password safe because once the password is lost you lose access to your coin. Once you have successfully set up a wallet, you are now ready to buy your bitcoin online. The next step is to open an account at an exchange, you will buy and sell your bitcoin through a cryptocurrency exchanges, you can buy bitcoin with cash, there are platforms that would assist you in finding persons close to you who want to exchange bitcoins for cash, the platforms will direct you to a bank close to you where you would make cash deposits and receive your bitcoins later. There are also ATMs that can send bitcoin to your wallet in exchange for cash; these ATMs operate like your regular bank ATM.