How to Make a Living Day Trading

The minute you tell someone you are a full-time day trader, everyone wants to know “how.” Well, in today’s blog post we are going to walk you through the first five steps on how to make a living day trading.

Start Calling Yourself a Day Trader

You have to first believe you are one before you can become one. Pretty Zen, right? Day traders have confidence and part of that confidence comes from knowing they “can” do something; not that they “will” do something, or that they will “try” and do something. From this point on you are a day trader. Now you have to figure out how to make a living being one.

Get Your Equipment in Order

If you want to make a living day trading, you are going to need the right tools. Here is what we consider the day trading starter kit:

  • a dedicated place to work (this can be your home office, an executive office you rent, or a quiet Starbucks but you need to find somewhere where you can concentrate and not be distracted);
  •     a highly functioning laptop and fast internet connection (you do not want to miss selling that tanking stock because your computer crashed or your internet is too slow); and
  • time (dedicated, non-distracted, fully alert, not watching ESPN, not doing laundry time).

Find a Community

You are not reinventing the wheel here, learn from the people who have already figured out how to make a living day trading. Warrior Trading is our favorite place to find a community because they put a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips and their chat room is both friendly and welcoming to beginners but also engaging enough for more advanced traders. And don’t forget to connect with DayTradeWarrior on StockTwits. Trust us, you do not want to miss his mid-day recaps!

Set Time and Money Goals.

Set your work hours and set money goals. Start slow in regards to both and ramp up as you get more comfortable with the systems and processes. Make sure you schedule time off. Some beginners make the mistake of diving head first into the deep end of the pool and quickly realize they forgot their life vest. Healthy, well-balanced day traders are more likely to find success making a living day trading.

Now, you are all set to start making a living day trading. Best of luck to you and let us know in the comments below what questions you may have about how to make a living day trading. You never know, you might just inspire our next blog post!

Making Your Office the Perfect Work Space

As working adults, most of us spend up to and even more than 40 hours a week in our work space. Now let’s take a minute to think about that. What a statistic! It is surprising how much time we spend working to make a living. The time spent in our work space is significant compared to the time NOT spent in our work space. By now (adulthood, career, etc), most of us have realized the importance of making ourselves feel comfortable in our own homes as our living space is where we spend a huge chunk of our time. Why not feel exactly the same about our work space? It is, after all our second most time consuming space.

One of the necessary factors in creating the perfect work space is organization. In order to have an organized office we need to consider furniture, especially the desk. What is an office without a desk? A large desk with drawers for filing and space for working is a must as it is the key to us keeping organized. You would be surprised at how something as simple as desk space and storage can contribute to work efficiency.

Let´s discuss the most imperative thing when it comes to our perfect work space. Ergonomics!Many of us become so consumed while working that we lose sight of how incredibly important it is to maintain healthy posture. In fact, when we are not careful we can often times injure ourselves by spending endless hours in an inappropriate chair. What better way to take care of ourselves than to purchase the most comfortable, yet ergonomically sound chair. There are many chairs on the market these days and you can find a number of options at Office Depot.

Last but not least, the personalization of our office space is the icing on the cake. By placing pictures of family and friends, or maps of the world for travel, books, art etc. in our office, we not only create a more comfortable space, but we are surrounding ourselves with reminders of the most important things in our lives. The very reasons why we spend those long hours working. It all pays off in the end, especially if you have the perfect work space!

Web Content Writing Jobs to Earn Money At Home

With millions of websites around – and 1000s of them still getting added every single day – the Internet has to be the biggest revolution of our times. More websites would mean more web pages which necessitates frequent updating of their content as well as fresh information added so that the these websites can attract more visitors (relevant website traffic). This is where the job of content writers come into the picture.

What is content writing?

Content writing is all about creating and editing web page content for the consumption of the website visitors or readers. These contents should be typed in and copy edited in a way that it is attractive for visitors that hit a website via searching (i.e. via search engines such as Google or via shared links on Socia media sites such as Facebook).

Properly written web content should be able to drive traffic to websites via proper use of keywords and phrases that people actually search for. This optimization part of the content is known as SEO or Search Engine Optimization. Content writing can be done for regular websites, blogs (weblogs), forums or advertising/promotion pages.

In short a content writer creates and copy-edits relevant information for certain websites in a way that it helps promote Internet traffic. If you have writing skills, then creating search optimized content is something that can be easily learned.

Where to find Content Writing Jobs?

As I just mentioned, to become a content writer, all that you need good command over written language. Obviously, you need to focus on the content organization, grammatical quality and formatting aspects as well. Then you need a computer that is connected to the Internet to receive your job orders and submit them via emails or directly via page submissions after completing the work from home.

Where to find content writing jobs? Well, if you search on Google for ‘content writing jobs’ or ‘seo content writing’ you should be able to find a lot of job opportunities. A good place to get some initial content writing assignments would be web forums (check out DP forums content creation section).

Your typical earnings for writing content would be $2 to $8 per page (or 500 words) to start with though the rate will go up with you becoming more and more experienced.

Overall, content writing is an excellent work at home opportunity for those who like to write. We will be back with another work from home suggestion in the next article in this section.

Blog Home Business

One of the most exciting and low (or nil) investment home business opportunity is blogging.

What is a weblog?

A weblog (or simply blog) is more like an online diary where you keep writing stuff of your interest or hobby, share pictures and videos and further discuss those topics with your readers of similar interests. In other words, you write (post) things as and when you get ideas or thoughts in an online space and it is publicly available for anyone to read and share.

Advantages of blogging business

Basically, blogging can be done from anywhere and anytime. All that would need is an Internet connected PC or laptop and some free time. For that matter you can even blog from a mobile phone. You don’t need to have an office space or hire people to run it and whenever income starts coming in it is all yours. Moreover, it is a great hobby that improves your writing skills while fetching in a huge number of readers for your thoughts from across the globe.

How do blogs make money?

Well, you do not start making money immediately. But as you keep posting more and more and articles, people (not just your friends and family people) start visiting your blog via search engines (such as Google or Yahoo) or via shared links on Facebook etc. With your blog visitors increasing, you have great potential to include advertisements on your blog. These advertisement networks (such as Google AdSense) pay you based on the number of visitors or clicks on those ads.

And making money while blogging isn’t all about blogging itself. After all, you are working from home, prefferrably in your PJ’s, and on your laptop! You can write articles for other people and charge a tidy sum if you are churning out quality content. Likewise, you can voice your thoughts on Opinion Outpost and get paid for it!

Tip: Please note that you have to wait for at least six months and have a good number of posts (say 30 or 40) on your blog before applying for a free account with these Ad networks.

How to Create a Blog?

It is in fact as easy as 1-2-3 if you go with free blogging platforms.

As a beginner in blogging, it is good to get started with the known free blogging services such as Blogger by Google. Once you visit blogger.com, you can sign in using your Google account (or create one).

After logging into Blogger.com, based on what kind of topics you want to write on your blog, you have to choose a name for your blog. Try to choose a blog name that makes sense (e.g. Mel’s Gardening Blog) and depending on that name you have to choose an address (URL) for your blog (For example, melgardeningblog.blogspot.com).

Tip: For making money from your blog it is always better to stick to one specific niche (e.g. gardening, cooking, pets, parenting etc) as your blog’s main content category. Generic personal blogs do not command the same monetizing potential as niche blogs

After the settings are complete, you can now start customizing the look and feel of your blog by picking one of the color schemes and templates. Then you need to fill in other details such as blog title and description, a short profile of you and probably the very first post on what your blog stands for. After that it is all your world and you can start writing posts organized into well defined labels and categories.

Tip: To popularize your blog, be a visitor to other similar blogs, make comments there (using your blog address and your name) and be part of the community that you belong to. You will be surprised that you actually make numerous blog friends around you that helps increasing the traffic. You may also share your blog posts in your Facebook or other social network accounts

After a few months into blogging and having created some good content, you can start monetizing your blog using Google AdSense or by promoting certain affiliate products through your blog. I shall talk about the blog monetizing strategy very soon in another article here. Another related topic to blogging is to have your own blog domain name (e.g. melsgardeningblog.com) which is again the topic for another article. However, if you need to register a domain name and a good hosting package, HostGator is one of the best hosting providers to begin with. You may check out this hostgator coupon site to check out the latest hosting coupons and deals.

Good luck with your Blog home business initiative!