1. Start on an acoustic guitar, if you can play it on that, you can play it on an electric.
2. Take a few lessons to learn a few scales, exercises, etc.
3. Buy guitar magazines, read the articles, tips, and lessons.
4. Only buy an electric guitar when you are good enough for one. Start off with a Fender Squire Stratocaster probably, packages are around $200. Other than that, guitars are personal buys, same with equipment.