Here are some steps I recommend to get going (most of these cost you no money, which is a great way "test" if algo trading is for you):
1. Learn Basics. Here are some basics of algo trading:
If algo trading still sounds appealing, then continue down this list...
2. Do You Measure Up? See if you are ready for Algo Trading with a simple 5 question quiz:
3. Get Educated. Learn about how I do algo trading with my free toolkit and tons of free videos:
4. Read Some Books.
Pardo, Tomasini, Carver, Penfold and Garner all have good books on trading in general, and also algorithmic trading.
Consider buying my award winning book (or better yet, get it from the library). This is more in-depth on algo trading, and shows you my process: https://kjtradingsystems.com/my-book.html
5. Learn a Trading Platform.
With algo trading, you are going to have to create lots of strategies, because most will stink! So, you need to program and learn a trading platform. I use Tradestation, and I think it is the best package for retail traders out there: https://kjtradingsystems.com/tradestation.html
6. Get Started!
Once you've made it this far, you should be able to develop some simple strategies, and test them in a proper way. If you still need help...
7. Join My Strategy Factory® Workshop.
If you are happy with my book and free information, then you will probably really enjoy my Strategy Factory workshop. It is a big commitment though, of both time and money. I’ll work with you to help get you going. It could be the key to getting algo trading to really work for you! http://kjtradingsystems.com/strategy-workshop.html