I have a HUGE compost pile. Here is how I got started.
Put a bowl on the counter. As you make dinner, put your scraps in it. Yell at dh to put after dinner scraps in it until he gets the idea.
Next morning, dump scraps in a certain spot. After a week, put a thin layer of soil over it. If you rake leaves, throw them on top.
Get a piece of chicken wire. Enclose your pile.
Find a neighbor with chickens, horses, pigs, cows, rabbits. Look in the phone book, take Sunday drives with a trash can with a tight fitting lid. If you see a place with animals, ASK. Believe me, I'd gladly give anyoe a bucket of poop, anytime. Maybe they'd buy a dozen eggs while they were here. And they'd get a tour of our HIDDEN garden and animals. (Even our closest neighbors don't know we have pigs until we move them up to the road for pick up.
Actively watch for opportunities to add to your pile.
After a month or so, turn it over and water it! Add some soil.
If you get a composting barrel (call your Board of Health for the best deal ) you can speed the process along! Otherwise, you may not have too much for another few months. But eventually, you'll turn your pile and find a pile of black soil underneath.(why is it no one tells you the good stuff forms at the bottom and you have to dig for it?)