At this point, you're probably intrigued by magic tricks and would like to learn a few. For this, see my collection of easy magic tricks that you can learn and perform. All the tricks they employ common, everyday materials and do not require complicated-than-trick or moves. Just follow the step-by-step instructions. And, if you want, you can also learn some easy card tricks.
As you learn and master magic tricks easy, I recommend that you begin your formal study of the art of magic, primarily through books and DVDs a couple that I recommend. Here you'll learn that more sophisticated magic tricks as well as the presentation of magic. Here on the site, you can also learn and master the basic techniques of magical.
To move forward in the art of magic, it is important that you meet other magicians. Here at Magic.About.com, we have a forum where you can ask questions related magic to our many members of the magician. You will be given almost always an answer and a response. (You don't need to be a member of the forum to read and make use of its content.) Monitor the forum on a daily basis, and this is the best way to get answers to your questions from me.
Another way to meet other magicians magic is to find a club near you that convenes. You can find links to IBM (International Brotherhood of magicians) and SAM (society of American magicians) and find a local organization that arm is close to you.
As you learn, you'll probably want to magic tricks or DVDs that are in your area choose the kind of interest or magic (stand-up, tabs, etc. ..). For this, you can read my reviews several magic tricks and instructional DVDs.
Finally, you'll be ready to put together an Act and procedures. For this, provide advice on how to choose the tricks and the routines for your audience, location, skill level and more. And performance tips, you'll find an entire section dedicated to the argument that we discuss dealing with nervousness, applying themes, how to prepare for your first show, and more.
All that remains is to develop a routine and find an audience. Good luck.