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How to be a day trader

I’ve put together a 3 step strategy on how anyone can become a day trader.    What I like about this strategy is anyone can take it on, no matter how much experience with trading they’ve had.

Day trading is a pretty lucrative gig.  Being able to work your own hours and from anywhere in the world sounds like a dream job.  And it’s true – trading gives you freedom that pretty much every other job doesn’t.  So here is how you too can get started as a day trader:

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How to invest in stocks with just $1000

Investing in stocks isn’t just for the rich.  In fact did you know that you can start investing in a diversified portfolio of stocks with as little as $5.

In this post I’ve put together some legit options for investing in stocks with just $1000.

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How to get free stock picks

Investing in stocks on your own can be tricky.  The reality is that most amateur traders who try and pick stocks on their own just end up losing money.  So I’ve put together a strategy where you can get stock picks from traders who have had a profitable past.  And best of all it’s completely free!

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5 Simple hacks to boost your income

Looking to increase your income this year? Of course!  Let’s face it, no one is going to turn down a bigger income.

Here are 5 easy ways to increase the amount of spending money you have and also the amount of overall income you bring in.  Let me know in the comments if I’ve missed anything obvious.

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My favorite places to trade stocks online

Today I’m going to share with you the two platforms I’m currently using for trading shares online.  These are currently my favorite apps because they offer amazing functionality and are cheap to use.

Let me know in the comments what stock trading apps you like to use.

Find out how to start day trading stocks with just $200

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5 Real ways to make $1000 a month online

There are plenty of websites out there trying to sell you on “get rich quick” schemes promising that you can make thousands of dollars a month with basically no work.  And if you’ve ever tried one of these scams, it’s understandable if you’re skeptical about the whole “make money online” space.

So what I wanted to do was put together 5 real ways that you can use to generate $1000 online.    Each of these methods is tried and tested.  If you put a little bit of work into each of these, then $1000 is completely achievable.

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Can you make money on is a CFD trading platform – you can trade stocks, forex, commodities and more.  But can you actually make money trading with them?  And should you sign up?  Read on to find out more about and how their platform works.

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How much money does it take to open trades on eToro

Looking for information on how much money you’ll need to start trading on eToro?  I’ve put together this guide that lists everything you can trade and the minimum amount of capital you need to open a position.

Please note: for some strange reason eToro has different minimums for account registered before April 2nd 2017.  So some of the minimums below may differ.  To put together this list I used my account which I’ve been using for many years.    If you don’t use leverage on positions it may require more capital.  Personally I think this is stupid and looking forward to eToro changing this back.

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Get $3 Free on Swagbucks

Swagbucks is a legit way to make money online.  It’s a popular online survey site that will pay you to complete surveys, search the web, watch videos and more.

Read on to find out how you can get $3 completely free for signing up to Swagbucks.

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Making money with Acorns

Did you know that you could be making money from your spare change?  Instead of just leaving it sitting around doing nothing – like most people do – why not use micro-investing and invest it in diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds.

I’ve been using Acorns for the past couple of years and it really does work.  I’m going to share with you how much money I’ve made using Acorns and how you too can do the same thing.

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