It’s one thing to tell you how, it’s another to show it in a video. Watch them both, they’re worth your time, especially for the beginners.
A note on the gear JJS is using- the Mag Loop antenna, sometimes known as an Alex Loop, is a great design especially concerning digital modes, which often have to use QRP level power. Another advantage is that they’re compact; I’m a fan of the very simple dipole personally, but Loops do a good job as well.
You should be working on it every spare moment you can even if it’s just listening; Tempus Fugit.