The question that is asked the most is how to actually start an art collection. The first step is… to take the first step! Get out and see as much as you can - visit galleries big and small, go to events and talk to the people there so you can learn from them.
The art world can seem daunting at first, but it is actually a very warm and welcoming environment. When you visit galleries or artist Instagram pages, see if you can find out as much as you can and ask questions! The early stages of collecting - or even just appreciating - are about finding artists you like and learning about their process.