I'd say look at some tutorials on how to actually position your hands and the instrument. Like, extreme close up Youtube videos that demonstrate holding a pick, how to pick, how to hold it, how to fret. If you get that sort of stuff down it'll help your technique earlier.
Then try to figure out some songs. Just mess around and learn simple melodies by ear. It doesn't have to be perfect, it's just good to teach yourself to listen.
Then maybe find some tabs for some basic songs.
Practice playing to a rhythm. It could be a metronome, but I did it by just hitting random notes to an album while trying to follow the beat. Like I just chugged through all of Master of Puppets (more fun than a metronome, let me tell ya).
This is how I did stuff before the internet. I sort of half-assed step one and paid for it later when I started lessons.
Thanks will do. I think I mainly just have to get the form right first.