2The more often you search, the more chances are you will find something of value. If you only make your first steps in detecting, pay attention to regularity of your search sessions. The more time you spend searching, overall, the more targets you hit.
3Consider buying the best metal detector you can afford. Buying a cheap Chinese product will result in your inability to find anything, breaking the machine in a month, or throwing it into the closet because you become aware that you need a better metal detector.