Go to blockchain.info and click “Wallet” on the top menu. Blockchain.info is a simple, straight forward way to create a bitcoin online wallet.
Click “Start a New Wallet”. Also on this page is a video to help explain bitcoin, watch it when you have the time.
Enter an email address and password. This is where you can start adjusting your own level of security. Use your everyday email address for less security. Use a new gmail address with 2-factor authentication for a bit more security. Create a new password you have never used before, more than 10 digits long with numbers, letters, and special characters. Remember this is money, so keep it safe and do not lose this info.
Write down the “Wallet Recovery Mnemonic”. Keep it separate from your password. This is incase you lose your password.
Note your identifier, this is like a username. In the settings menu you can setup an alias, so you do not have to enter the identifier on a new computer or a fresh browser setting. Your browser will save the identifier, if you clear your cache or cookies (manually or auto) you will need to re-enter your identifier or alias.