If your new to elite take advantage of the Winking Cat event 140 million in rewards so far is a great way to start your account off right.
I highly recommend flying solo or private sessions for this sort of thing if your new .
Build yourself a puddle jumper by doing some srv missions
Any exploration ship will do but I prefer the dbx below are some builds
Then use your earnings to buy yourself a leg up. My personal suggestion is a passenger python for Robigo runs. Which if you put a little extra effort into will net you 120 mil an hour after just a tiny amount of engineering.
Never fly without rebuy and please if you feel lost or overwhelmed by the game reach out. The community wants you to succeed and have fun even if sometimes it does not feel like it.