The type of investment you choose depends on your age and risk tolerence. Generally, the younger you are, the higher the risk tolerence. There are many invesment vehicles out there; stocks, bonds, ETFs, robo-advisors, etc. Different mediums have different returns and risk. It is advisable to read up on the more common types to prevent being scammed early on. You should understand how the particular type of invesment works and if there are any dubious points. If you are unable to comprehend, do not start on it. The only risk of invesment is losing everything , quite straight foward. Therefore, only invest with money you can afford to lose. Never borrow to invest. There are many blogs, articles and videos online about investing. Take your time and look through those before you start your investment journey. All the best!