What is the easiest way to learn how to play an electric guitar?
A cheaper and slower way (how I did it) is to go to a website (ultimateguitar.com) and look up tabs. I basically started with really slow stuff like "Smoke on the Water" and worked my way up to some solos and whatnot. But it took foreeevvveeerrr. I would get an instructor.
An instructor Youtube videos that can teach you - they have plenty
the best guitar players usually have teachers
Go get an instructor.