If you look at Dan's other post in this thread it provides a link to his blog where he has put more information and detail about starting with Moodle
But in a nutshell, there are several ways to start out yourself with Moodle - and none of them are overly complicated if you are prepared to spend an hour or two with the many sets of instructions online. Of course, starting out 'yourself' is not strictly necessary if you want to go down the road of a Moodle Partner who can do all the admin for you.
1. Find a site which already has moodle and is open to teachers adding their own courses (Stuart Mealor has been talking about one that his Moodle Partner company has set up recently, and there are several others in various threads on the forums).
2. Use a webhost service which offers a 'one-click' moodle installation such as Fantastico or Softaculous. This essentially sets up a standard moodle installation for you on the web host and you fill in the administrators and site details and you are ready to go. Note: these scripts are usually a little behind the very latest version released by moodle, anything from a few weeks to a few months depending on the webhost - but if you don't need the cutting edge release that's fine.
3. Use a localhost on your own computer to experiment with - Matt recommends WAMP (Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP) a ready made software stack that sets up a web-server on your computer for you, Mac users have MAMP and Linux has LAMP (although I believe they are all now released as XAMPP, downloadable for the various OSes). As Matt comments on his blog, this software package has a very comprehensive installation guide on its website which there is really no need to duplicate here.
Moodle can then be installed on the localhost server in a relatively straightforward manner - again there is a comprehensive installation guide on the Moodle site when you download the moodle package.
A localhost setup like this is not primarily intended for a production server available on the web, although it can be used in that way. It's main use would be to set up a moodle installation to test, trial, play with and learn. If you want to make your localhost available on the internet (I have on some occasions although generally only as a temporary measure) then you will need to look into port-f0rwarding on your broadband/ADSL router and several other measures on your own network and possibly a dns forwarding service such as dyndns.com.
As for Dan's comment about the Using Moodle forum - well, currently you are in the Social Lounge of the forum, but having found your way here, you will see in the support menu at the top of the page, links to the forums including the range of forums related to actually using Moodle - from the installation itself, through Themes and other plugins to how to use moodle in business or other use scenarios.
All these forums are regularly visited by the friendly and helpful community around Moodle, from the developers and HQ team, through to users like yourself, posting queries, issues, answers and advice.
So give it a try - I've learned so much since starting off as a basic user with virtually no web/server skills to speak of, then installing a localhost at home to play with through to now doing moodle development work for a local university.