A drone is also called an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Whether you're a novice drone pilot or have many years of aviation experience, rules and safety tips exist to help you fly safely in the National Airspace System. Think of these tips as a pre-flight checklist to help you fly safely. The FAA rules you need to follow while flying your drone will depend on what your purpose is. Safety is always first.
Not sure what rule applies to you? The FAA site has a helpful "User Identification" tool to assist you with this determination.