There are many ways to earn money outside a 9-5 but multiplying your money at will through the market provides you with another type of freedom.
If you’re like me, you probably hold traditional long-term stocks, some crypto, but have also been interested or curious about options trading.
Options trading seemed intimidating to me a year ago.
But after many months on and off of researching it, I’ve finally decided to apply the knowledge I’ve gained.
And it’s changing everything very quickly (options trading course on Patreon).
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Why options trading?
Options trading allows you to make money at will, no matter if the price of a stock is on an upwards or downwards trend.
Differentiating calls vs puts is going to help you identify which strategy will best suit you as a trader.
While some traders use one or the other, many traders also use both strategies in different plays.
Trading options isn’t as risky as most people might initially think it is.
For starters, buying a call or put option means you can only lose what you invest in.
Another pro to trading options is you can earn money every day, or every week if your margin account has less than $25,000.
New options traders will find you do not need a lot of money to begin trading options.
To get started, you’ll need to open an options trading account and you can fund it with a few hundred dollars or less for starters when learning how to trade.
Reason why you shouldn’t limit yourself to a 9-5
A 9-5 might feel like you have some sense of security, but the reality is a 9-5 is never truly 100% secured.
Learning new skills will allow you to increase your income outside your 9-5 without having to take the risks of entrepreneurship.
Two of my startups failed while I was employed, the third one wasn’t scalable, and finally my first real business has been growing since 2020.
But even then, I knew that I didn’t just want to earn money per project.
I asked myself, “how can I earn money on a regular basis?”
That’s when I began to study options trading before actually committing to making my first trade.
The hardest part for me was taking action after I had digested the knowledge on how to make my first trade.
But let me tell you, once I made my first trade, I got a rush.
Because I wanted to do it for so long and I was finally doing it.
I had a strategy in mind I always thought of using and I finally began putting it to work.
I made gains on my first trade, gains on my second, and lost a little on my third.
But by my sixth trade, I was up 10.57%.
If you’re a long-term investor you’re lucky to see these gains by the end of the year.
Here’s why these gains were so important
If you’re thinking to yourself, what’s so significant about +10%?
Well, you’re missing the macro vision here.
Think about how often you get a raise at work, are you even in a position to get a raise at work?
Imagine you getting paid 10% more one day at work, that be great wouldn’t it be?
Now let’s break down how much 10% is when comparing it to a few different brackets when trading options.
10% gains on $200 is $20 more per day / additional $600 per month
10% gains on $500 is $50 more per day / additional $1,500 per month
And 10% gains on $1,000 is $100 more per day / additional $3,000 per month
Now that’s a lot better, right?
If you are able to make $1 trading options then you can make $10 trading options and $100, and so on.
And while not every trade will be a 10% gain day, some will be bigger days and some less.
This is where strategy and due diligence will play a big part in your success rate.
How to prepare for options trading
Read the differences between calls vs puts.
I break down the differences in this article and make it very easy for beginners to understand how they work.
Call options are bullish bets a stock will go up while put options are a bearish bet a stock will go down.
You will also want to familiarize yourself with the meanings of OTM (out the money), ITM (in the money), and ATM (at the money), also explained in this same article.
And lastly, you will need to use a broker that allows you to trade options.
Webull has to be the best platform to trade options as it has one of the easiest navigation layouts in the game.
NOTE: you will need to open a margin account and not a cash account to trade options with Webull.
If you’re part of the community newsletter, you received an email regarding a new 3-part video options trading series I have coming very soon.
I’ve completed Part 1 and Part 2 already and will be publishing a video on my personal day-trading strategy in August as Part 3.
I show you the basics; how to buy a ‘call’ option and ‘put’ option step-by-step during a real-life trade.
I will wrap up the third video with the trading strategies that I personally use that no one else is talking about.
Some of you caught the clip I posted on my IG story this morning on calls that printed from CEI.
This 3-part video series will be made available in our private community if you’re interested in learning more about trading options.
Here’s what happens when you trade options
- You gain control of your finances
- A confidence emerges that was previously dormant
- You unlock the ability to multiply your money at will
Something clicks when you realize that you can literally turn money into more money without relying on an employer.
Those of you reading this who already trade options know exactly what I mean.
By the end of my course, most of you will be able to wake up every morning and make a trade that will yield gains.
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Great summary and looking forward to the videos. I’m based in UK and looking at IBKR – don’t want financial advice 🙂 but do you know of any other platforms that are worth looking for options ?
Let’s start a discussion!