Here are some tips on what you can do to start online trading. 1) Find an online broker that fits your requirements. You need to do a little background investigation for you to end up with an honest broker. 2) Register with the brokering firm 3) Deposit real money in your trading account 4) practice using the demo account created by the company for your use. You will not use your real money here. You will be using virtual money during your practice period 5) learn the tools or charts that your broker has made for you. 6) Choose the company that you want to invest your money into 7) trade. While doing these, you are also learning how to trade stocks using the stock trading software.