1. Have Money(?)
While record collecting isn't that expensive, you may need some scratch to get started. If you have any older friends, you may be able to take a record player off their hands, but otherwise, buying a record player will require some amount of money. Don't be afraid to buy an entry level model, as you can always upgrade if you find yourself becoming a true audiophile. Records themselves can be very cheap if you are not buying expensive collectors items. Many record stores have even have dollar bins full of interesting finds.
2. Have Taste (or at least preferences)
3. Find a Dealer
|image: Find a Beat Records, London.|
4. Enjoy Your Records