Enjoy an exclusive interview with one of the most successful online investors.
You want to discover the truth about online investing. You want to know how it feels, what you can accomplish, and how much money you can earn. These questions are best answered by real investors. That is why we started a rubric: ‘’The Real Investors Talk” where people will share their stories and experience with online investing.
Meet Derek – a 45-year-old investors and father of 4 boys.
B: Hi, Derek. Thank you for joining us today to share your story.
D: Thanks for having me, Brett.
B: Can you please share with us your first experience with online investing? How did it feel?
D: I am not going to lie to you. It was hard at the beginning. I didn’t know anything about investing. I felt everything – nervous, confused, and yet so excited about this new opportunity. I remember my first trade like it was yesterday. On that day, I made my first $500 from Amazon stock. It wasn’t so much, but it was a great start.
B: What made you try online investing?
D: Money!! I wanted to make a lot of money. I am an engineer by profession and a father of 4 amazing boys. My life has never been easy. Like most people, I had to wake up at 5 a.m every morning and go to work. No matter how hard I worked, money was never enough. We had loans and mortgages that we needed to pay. I wanted a better life for my family. That is the main reason why I started investing.
B: How long have you been investing?
D: Over ten years now, and I can tell you that there has never been even a minute of regret. It was never easy. There were many bumps along the road. But I kept going because I felt that it is worth it. Every single minute of investing pays off.
B: This is very encouraging for people who want to start but are still doubtful. The average person doesn’t know anything about the global markets and investing. How long did it take you to learn?
D: It is very different to start investing when you have the knowledge. I didn’t start this way. I didn’t know anything about the markets or investing, like most people. The good news is that online investing is not the typical type of investment. You don’t need to learn complicated strategies or know how to read the markets. It took me around two months to learn all about investing and to get the confidence I need.
B: How did you manage at the beginning without any knowledge?
D: When I registered, I was assigned a free personal account manager whose job was to teach me everything I needed to know and invest with me until I was confident enough to continue on my own. It made it so much easier for me to start. Your readers should know that they will not be investing by themselves at the beginning. They will have someone experienced to help them along the way.
B: This is helpful to know. I left probably the most important question for the end of our interview. Can you make a lot of money from investing?
D: Yes, you can. In the beginning, I started earning like $1500 a week, but that was only because my investment was smaller. Once I knew what I was doing, I gradually increased my investments, and my profits went up as well. In the third month of trading, I was making over $5000 in 3 days. Today, I make even more than that. Online investing is truly the easiest way to earn money because there is always an opportunity to invest and profit.
I want to say to everyone who is doubtful about investing to start right now. Have the courage to make the first investment, and then everything will start flowing from there. Don’t let doubt kill your dreams of having the best life that you deserve.
B: Wonderful way to finish this interview. Thank you again for sharing your story.
D: Thanks for having me. Keep doing these interviews because they are giving courage to a lot of people who want to become online investors.