I started by playing freerolls, they are a great way to learn at no cost. I began by making a chart of the hand rankings
for reference and added to this a starting hand chart, initially i only played the sweet 16 hands to learn the game better and to learn to be patient. I played this way until i had a good understanding of how the game is played, i was and still am researching and reading as much as possible about poker and playing as much as time allowed. When i thought i had an understanding of position i added to my starting hand chart, increasing the number of hands i would call or raise with before the flop but including position in the decision. I never bluffed, until i knew when and how to, i think this comes with experience keep playing and you will eventually know when a bluff has a good chance to win. If my stack becomes too small then i will relax my starting hand reqirements, i consider ten times the big blind to be a small stack and at this stage i think it is best to go all-in or fold, i will push with any ace or king, two picture cards or any pair, maybe even suited connectors nine ten. I always know when a flush is possible because i use the four colour deck, takes a little getting used to but makes the game easier.