Learn with a project.
Use software you already know and find out how to do more with them. If you know
Excel, you have a lot of power.
If you want to start learning a language from scratch, pick any.
Python is pretty good for absolute beginners.
If you want to do more things with the web/the browser, learn
HTML/CSS). It's pretty much a package.
I can't vouch for other languages. You can google them.
Free(ish) sites to learn languages
If you don't know ANY software and don't want to learn a language, try some of the following
Know that they will be limiting at some point.
- Google Sheet
- Google Refine