1. Choose a Cryptocurrency Exchange: Select a cryptocurrency exchange that offers the coins you want to purchase.
2. Create an Account: Sign up for an account and verify your identity by providing personal information, such as your full name, address, email address and phone number.
3. Add a Payment Method: Most cryptocurrency exchanges will accept bank transfers, debit or credit cards. You may need to add a payment method before you can purchase cryptocurrency.
4. Buy Cryptocurrency: Once your payment method is approved and verified, you can begin purchasing actual coins.
5. Store Cryptocurrency in a Wallet: After you buy a coin, you should move it to a secure wallet where it is less vulnerable to hacking or theft.