STEP 1: Get a Bitcoin Wallet
Just like getting a wallet to hold your cash, you need a Bitcoin wallet app to hold your digital cash. I highly recommend Bitpay's wallet app.
STEP 2: Fund the Bitcoin Wallet
In other words put some money into it. When I was first setting up Bitcoin, I didn't want to sign up for lots of online accounts until I had a better understanding of it. Therefore, I initially funded my wallet with cash at a Bitcoin ATM. It's easy, anonymous, and saves you from having to sign up for anything. Find one near you here: CoinATMRadar
The nice thing about this is that it gets you out of your house and into the real world. Get some fresh air and explore a new destination. If you still prefer the online approach, then alternatively you can fund your wallet with Paxful. They offer tons of payment options, including widely-available gift cards.
STEP 3: Buy Something
Try buying something with your new Bitcoin. How about something from our online shop :-) After submitting the purchase, the system will display a QR code. Simply scan this QR code with your Bitcoin wallet app to complete the transaction.
* Bitpay - How to Pay with Bitcoin - Another fantastic, slightly-more-detailed "how-to" article
* Coinbase - A popular online Bitcoin exchange if you decide to take your new Bitcoin hobby to the next level