I created this site for one reason, to help other day traders. That’s it. My intention wasn’t to get any exposure or try to sell you something. You see, I have been in this industry for almost 10 years and I have seen (and been through) just about anything you can imagine. I couldn’t afford to start day trading but the wonderful trait that my mom calls stubborn (I say dedicated) lead me to do it anyway.
When I started, I took out $25,000 in student loans when I was making roughly $30,000 a year in a customer service call center. I did forget to mention that I was putting myself through school and paying $22,000 a year in university tuition didn’t I? It wasn’t easy but 10 years later I am day trading and traveling around the world, living my dream.
C’est la vie
I am practically semi retired at 27 years old because honestly, I wouldn’t call this work. When you are able to do something that you love we shouldn’t call it work, it’s passion. Passion isn’t work. I wanted to be able to start something that would allow others to reach the same point in life. Reach that point without spending their entire life savings.
I want that 18 year old kid in high school to be able to afford to start day trading because he wants to pay off his mom’s house or allow the blue collar worker to be able to afford to pay for his kid’s college tuition.
All of the big plans I have had for this site are a bit delayed due to my strenuous (and aggressive) travel schedule.
I speak to many of you via email and I would love your comments in regards to some of the ideas I have either via email or in the comments below, whichever you prefer.
- Publishing Income Statements
- Day Trader Interviews
To be honest with everyone that reads this site, I have already started coaching some individuals that have a similar strategy to mine develop their trading skills.
I’d like to more of this in the future but my resources are limited since I am a one man operation that spends most of his time traveling around the world. I’ve received so many emails in regards to coaching that I am seriously considering doing this with more people.
I’ve considered creating a membership section on this site and having daily recaps available instead of just my trades. This is what I used to do in the past and even though I travel and some recaps may be delayed, I found they are tremendously helpful to those that want to learn how to day trade. The coaching could possibly include daily recaps and access to myself for questions, critiques, and the occasional beer! lol
Publishing Income Statements
I don’t just receive I love you mail, there are some people that are kind enough to send hate mail. I don’t feel that I have anything to prove to anyone out there but this is something that is unheard of in the industry. Many of you that have met me know that I am a no frills kind of guy and publishing this information would simply put a sock in everyone’s mouth.
I have a group of traders that I discuss both trades and strategies with, including day traders that I employ, and we have all discussed publishing income statements. There is a matter of privacy so the statements would be from my group of traders and wouldn’t have a name on the statement. Would love to get comments on this.
The traffic of this site has doubled every month since I started it thanks to both word of mouth and love from Google. There are many things that people like to discuss and I have an idea where someone could ask a question and I (or another one of my senior traders) could answer the question for everyone to see. This has been done by a colleague of mine that owns a travel blog similar to my WanderingTrader.com and it has worked out great.
Day Trader Interviews
The old adage is that if you want to make money you have to be around money. I think that being able to pick the brain of as successful trader would be extremely interesting for everyone. There is a massive list of traders that all started with me and many more that are out in the world yet to be discovered. For privacy, I plan on only using first names and possibly the country that they are from.
Being disconnected from the world without internet and plenty of time to think about these things has allowed me to really think about the direction of the site. Many of you have sent me comments and questions so I would love to get your feedback on some of the ideas that I have.
Maahad Sanit from Somaliland (thank you)