I recently started learning about crypto currencies and working the investing angle so far but seems like mining coins directly would be better. At least I think. Questions like: Where would new miner begin? How much money should I expect to invest initially? Are there coins available that a small miner can mine profitably? I've watched many you tube videos on the subject however, seems like this forum has some really informed members. Would anyone like to share their thoughts ideas or lessons learned on mining?