How to get started in property investmentGood question! First, you should pat yourself on the back for wanting to get involved in property investing-it's a great way to earn an extra source of income and generate cashflow, especially at such a young age.
You have multiple different options, depending on how much time per month you have to spare on this, whether you would rather be an active or passive investor, how much risk you can tolerate, etc.
The simplest way to invest in real estate investment trusts (REITs). These are publicly trade just like stocks, and are property holdings made available to individual investors. You have no responsibility here, no liabilities (you can't be sued), and can't lose more than your initial investment. You don't have to fill out any paperwork or worry about anything, just collect dividend checks.
You can also buy a rental property. You will have more responsibilities, and have to deal with a tenant and issues such as the toilet breaking down. Some people who invest rental properties hire a property manager to handle these problems. If you buy your own rental property, you will have a lot more responsibilities. The advantage is that in buying a rental property you will be able to use leverage in the form of a mortgage. This is one advantage property has over stocks: using leverage is much easier. If you buy stocks on margin, your broker can make a margin call at any time and force you to pay back the loan or put up more cash as security. But mortgages tend to be fixed over long periods of time (generally 30 years) and cannot be called by the bank as long as you make payments (if you miss payments the bank can initiate foreclosure proceedings).
There are a few options in between these two, such as real estate groups (similar to REITs).