Making your first decision to invest in shares rather than takeout is a great step! I would recommend working out what your aims are too. For instance you may want high dividends (as above would give you) or you may want to minimise this for tax purposes and just make capital gains when you cash out later.
I’m a newb and so took a similar stance to you, investing in tenner here and there. Many of my first choices were poor because I did not do enough research around the companies’ financials. Even though I made losses of 20-30% rather rapidly, that’s only £2 or £3 on a £10 investment. Had I researched better, that loss could have been making money else where, so it’s worth the work.
I am personally looking at industries that I think will do well during what I think the economy is doing (not necessarily the same as you or the same as reality ) and then picking leaders in those sectors.
Don’t forget that FT offer fractional trading so you can always buy £10 of Tesla if you can’t afford a whole one!
It looked at the fractional trading so maybe a way of buying more expensive shares slowly. I’ll look at these hi-dividend ones and see what goes as I don’t want to start messing around with tax too much on such low numbers.
Will have to read up on strategies and see what way to take it all. But with initial low investment as you say 20 - 30% drop in value is nothing on £10.