Also, you need to know the basics of magick before you decide you are going to cast a spell, so you know what you are doing, as well as so it doesn't backfire. There are many posts in the forums and articles about the basics.
There is also no such thing as a beginner spell. Every spell is a ritual, and the words are guides to help you focus your energy to make something happen.
It takes belief, knowledge of own energy manipulation, visualization, grounding and centering, and concentration.