Welcome to the world of trading. when your trading a demo, its less emotion if you see draw down or losses, its not that much of a big deal. There are many different kind of traders, with different mindsets, styles and techniques. Some guys make rules and break them and it blows up your account or over leverage an account using short terms scalps. I speak for myself, iv been guilty for most mistakes and learnt the hard way. Heres a few things to consider before you go live.
do you have a trade plan? rules that you will stick too? eg, mines are: 1 trade at a time no matter if i see a golden opportunity while im in a trade.
Even though my broker allows 1:50 another allows 1:500 and another 1:1000. i dont go over 1:14 max.
What are your triggers for trade?
DO NOT treat this as get rich quick scheme, i don't intend on taking any money out until around week 40 and even then its just peanuts because it doesn't fit in with my long term goals.
Its not about quantity, but consistency. once you have mastered consistency you can always go for quantity.
learn from others mistakes rather than make them yourself, i learn the hard way, which is expensive in trading.
use both fundamentals and technical, not one over the other, if ones a hand the others a glove.
mariav is very right start with a nano, if you see consistency over a long period of time add to the balance but ONLY what you can offered to loose.
The above should get you off on the right foot, i consider myself new too, so if theres anything i can help you with i will be more then happy too.
last thing, Knowledge is power, dont stop learning.