Hello and welcome.
I would start out playing cash, and an occasional cheap multi table tournament. $70 should be fine for .01/.02
However, boavada is a decent site, but the smallest game there is 2c5c. You would need at least 100 to even think about playing those stakes.
Honestly, you are probably going to lose at first. Poker is so involved, it simply takes years of experience for some to profit.
Go to you library and check out a bunch of poker books
. Read on this site. Post on this site. An experienced player should know general odds
of making his hand, how to calculate pot odds
, and how to read opponents. There are too many things to list.
I will run a scenario to calculate odds of making a hand:
You hold A-K of diamonds.
Flop comes 10-diamonds 3-diamonds Jack-spades
You have an inside straight draw (the queen makes broadway), a nut flush draw, and 2 over cards to the board.
Started the hand with 52 cards. 2 were dealt to you, and 3 community cards. 47 cards left in the deck.
your outs: 3 queens, 9 spades, 3 aces, and 3 kings. a total of 18.
How many times does 18 go into 47? about 2 and a half.
Your odds are 1 in 2.5 of making at least top pair, or roughly 38% to hit a card to improve your hand. That is a decent situation to be in, with only ace high. However, if you hit the A or K, it might make someone else a straight, so those might not be clean outs. It helps you, but it helps them way more.
There are literally thousands of little tidbits just like this. There is so much strategy involved with poker. People with high I.Q.'s often dominate in poker. It is essentially about playing you opponents, rather than the cards in your hand.
I hope this helps. Just my opinion, take it or leave it.