Welcome to my blog. A lot has changed since I started this thing. I'm now trading live after about a year of paper trading and studying. Originally I had planned on starting part time and slowly growing my account but life has a funny way of changing your plans. I found myself at a crossroads of sorts and quickly realized that I was being given a once in a lifetime opportunity to pursue my goals. I took the leap and I'm not looking back. Follow me here and see the triumphs and the losses.

Updated (08-10-16)

I tend to look for momentum trades that I can hold for anywhere from a few hours to a few days. I usually take positions of $5k to $10k in size to allow larger gains on smaller percentages (it's easier to hit a 1% to 5% gain vs a 10% to 20%+ gainer) and I like to use a trailing stop.

This blog is a way for me to log my progress and to aid me in learning, I hope that you find it useful. Financial freedom isn't given, it is earned. So plant the seeds of education and grow your pennies!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Affiliate Marketing

While writing this blog is a great way for me to learn how to trade pennies and to maybe grow an audience should I start to see some serious gains...  but you'd be a fool not to monetize it in some fashion.

I'm not a huge fan of blogs and websites that overdo the advertising. It takes away from the feel of the site and hurts the overall experience.

That's why I tend to use affiliate links that are embedded within the posts and just a couple of ads on the site.

Out of curiosity I decided to play around with domain names while renewing for my whiteboard business and I found that was available for only $6.95 a year. I quickly checked Tim's site visits with and found that in June his site had roughly 46,000 unique visitors. I'm betting that I can scalp a few hundred visitors who accidentally leave out the "m" in .com. I've set up the domain as a forwarding page to my affiliate page for Tim on Maybe I can create a small income stream from it.

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