If you are new to poker, the first step is to thoroughly study the poker rules and basic poker terminology.
Now that you know the precedence of combinations and the meaning of poker terms, it is time to move on to a poker strategy.
Why learn a poker strategy? Without a clear game plan, you can never be a winning player. Knowing the poker rules alone is not enough to start making money with poker.
Beginners should start by playing on the Internet - it's easier and cheaper. Many of today's poker stars started with so-called freerolls - tournaments without contributions, but with cash prizes (most often symbolic, but there are also pleasant exceptions); and payments to paid online tournaments start from a few cents or dollars.