For individuals who are fairly new to the Bitcoin market, purchasing your first couple Bitcoins can be sort of a daunting task.
One of the easiest services I have come across for making trades in Bitcoin with a variety of ways to buy and sell Bitcoin to others locally around you or to other people directly all over the world.
You can buy or sell BTC with a variety of medums including paypal, western union, bank transfers, CASH, and many more.
When you initate a purchase, the BTC goes into automatic escrow through LocalBitcoins and is released to the seller when you confirm that you received your owed Bitcoins.
The escrow system makes it for a safe way to buy and sell Bitcoin around your or around the globe.
Most methods of purchase are fairly safe but be careful using paypal.... due to their terms of services, a buyer can chargeback your paypal account after the purchase and you will have no recourse to get your btc or your money back.
If you would be interested in trying out LocalBitcoins as a service, please register through the link in my signature