We’ve all been there – one too many projects to handle, deadlines that seem impossible to meet, and so many missed birthday parties you can’t even count. In this 21st century melodrama which we call life is getting more challenging to keep the ground beneath our feet stable, and our hopes high.
It feels like there’s always something, doesn’t it? If it’s not a loan to pay off, then it’s the electric bill or your phone bill, or yet another fight with your partner about you being late for a family dinner AGAIN. It’s not that we’re trying to be Negative Nancy about things, but – when you are working too much and living too little – things seem way worse than they are. So, what is the best thing you can do for yourself and save yourself the misery? It’s simple: live life. Still, while living life does sound appealing, can you live it to the fullest independent of a steady job and what we like to call a steady paycheck (assuming neither of your parents left you an inheritance to enjoy, that is)?
Yes, you can.
You wouldn’t be the first one who broke the mold and started doing things that made them happy. We are led to believe happiness is way too abstract of a notion for us to grasp it or God forbid live it, but – the truth is – happiness, as your next trade, is a decision away.
However, the question you’ve got to ask yourself before you make any rash decisions is this: are you willing to sacrifice the “regularity” and “security” of your every day for an adrenaline-run life, full of unpredictable situations, fantastic scores, and painful lows? Are you ready to take full responsibility for your actions, even if that meant not having anyone else to blame for your business failures?
You are? Good.
Here are a few tips from your fellow traders (and dreamers!) who decided to abandon office life and start online trading everywhere:
You’ll Become a Part of the Community Instantly
“Us, traders, we’re like a clique; although we are officially in competition with each other (you always want to be the first one to get there, right?). We still cherish a sense of community and help each other out. Some of us started online trading when the whole thing wasn’t as popular as it is today, and we understand how confusing everything can be at the start. When there’s a new online trader, we always try to be helpful, inspire and show them the real deal of what trading is like. After all, their success is theirs only, and if they’re cut out for trading, they will become successful one way or the other. So, why not help them get there quicker, right? The moment you join the chat room, you become one of us.
You’ll Get Addicted to the Freedom (Of Investment)
“The stock market never sleeps; it keeps changing, and there’s always something to be on the lookout of. This is giving you the opportunity to place your bids anytime, anywhere – depending on your end-goals, of course. The thrill of investing is better than any paycheck I’ve ever received!” – Gemma O.
You’ll Love the Get-Togethers
“Although spending all that time in the chat room together is awesome, the real-time interaction is better than anything! It’s giving you a chance to get answers you can’t really get in the chat room. Successful traders always help the beginners, and everyone is overjoyed to share experiences, advice, and strategies. There are times when we get together and trade together from the same room. It’s an amazing experience, you’ll love it!” – John P.
It’s Cool That There Are No Financial Minimums
“Conventional trading (when you’ve got a personal broker who’s investing for you) usually means having to have several thousands of dollars even to begin investing. Since most of us don’t have that kind of money, it’s impossible to trade “the regular way.” Online trading is giving you the opportunity to start buying penny stocks with less than $100 in your pocket which is just awesome! As you earn more, you invest more, obviously”. – Liam P.
There’ll Be Times When It’s Hard, but It’s Worth It
“When you start trading, you’ll expect to score immediately. While that sure can happen (beginner’s luck does wonders), you shouldn’t lose spirit if it doesn’t. It’ll get hard to maintain a truly positive attitude when you are having a bad day… trust me, I know it. However, when those difficult days pass, you’ll again be happy that you’ve chosen the right path. When things get hard, all you have to do is not give up and continue learning. Better times are coming and when you experience the results of your achievements – that’ll be your biggest reward. See you in the chat room!” – Sarah J.
You Can Trade from Wherever You Want When You Want
“Online trading offers greater investor control as it allows nearly instantaneous transactions that aren’t limited to your current location. So, you can be trading from the beach (as long as the connection is fast!) and still trade fast! Plus, in conventional trading, you usually have to work with a delay and depend on the broker’s timeline, i.e., when they can place the order. Online trading saves you the trouble and enables you to review all of the available options and judge on the best option for yourself, instead of waiting on a broker to share that advice.” – Jason B.
You Are the King of Your Own Money
“Working at the office, any office, you always feel like the money you earn is someone else’s or that you, sort of, have to beg to get it. For me, this used to mess with my head. I kept on working, and I worked hard, but at the end of the day, I depended on someone else’s “mercy” to give me what I deserve. Online trading is everything but! At any given moment, you know how much money you have and where you want to invest. Then, you monitor your investments in real time to see what’s your money doing throughout the day (to put it bluntly). When you monitor your investment, you get a clear idea on how you can change your approach with the next investment, what works, what doesn’t, etc. – I totally love this!” – Sonia R.
Online trading is not for the faint of heart, but it is for everyone who believes in the power of their judgment, has patience and is looking to earn good money without spending 10+ hours at the office. We’ll see you in the chat room, hopefully!