Many people want to get started with Bitcoin but are unsure how. The best first step to me is going to Coinbase and setting up an account for free. You then buy some bitcoin and you are all ready to go. With Coinbase you can hold, sell and spend bitcoin and if you run a website they have tools to allow you to sell your products and services online for Bitcoin.
They are also in my personal opinion the safest way to keep bitcoin. Their vault feature is pretty much iron clad, the levels necessary to get money out of a vault would require a hacker to first have your cell phone in hand, they would also have to hack two separate email accounts and you would have to not get multiple notices for a full 48 hours before the money would be available. Your bank is likely not even close to being that secure.
Here is the best part though, right now if you set up an account with Coinbase they will give you 10 dollars in free bitcoin as soon as you buy at least 100 dollars worth to put in your account. Keep in mind you are not spending money here, you are simply converting it to BTC from USD, you still own it, you can turn it back to dollars anytime you want. Frankly this is an instant 10% return on investment.
Anyway if you have been thinking about getting started with bitcoin this is a great time to do it. Just click the banner in this post to be sure you get your free 10 dollars of BTC after you fund your account.