Ficus prefers bright indirect light, varieties with variegated leaves seem to be able to take more sun. Ficus likes to watered frequently, small amounts, but do not overwater. Keep the soil slightly dry, never soggy. Ficus can also absorb water through its leaves, so a good misting is beneficial.
Ficus is a beautiful plant and gorgeous in an indoor garden but definitely not the best starter plant for a new gardener.