With Coronavirus causing havoc around the globe and the UK now officially in “lockdown”, many people are now working from home or are finding themselves with a lot of free time. If you’re working from home for the first time, you may find yourself a little disoriented or lacking motivation to stick to your regular routine. If you’re not working at the moment you may be concerned about your finances, or wonder what you’re going to do to make money going forward. Use your newfound freedom to explore those things you’ve put on hold for so long because you’re “too busy”. People are spending more time with their families, learning new skills or languages and finally getting around to that job around the house they’ve been putting off for months. Take this disruption to regular life as an opportunity. Now is the time to take control and find financial freedom. Learning to trade will give you the upperhand in the months to come and set you up with an additional income for life. 


Benefits of trading

It’s a very weird time we’re living in at the moment and as the financial markets are more volatile than they’ve been in over 10 years, it is the perfect time to learn to trade. Those of you who remember the 2008 recession may feel that we’re headed for the same uncertainty and volatility as we experienced then, and you’d be right. We are facing a recession and the financial markets have already taken a massive hit. This can be a worrying prospect, however, provided you know what you’re doing and managing your risk it is possible to make money and prosper. 


Trading is one of those things where everyone knows someone who has “tried it”. We hear it all the time; “my brother in law trades, but I don’t really know what he does”, “I know someone who used to trade and lost a lot of money, so I don’t think it would be for me”, “I’ve always wanted to try trading, but I hear it’s really difficult to do well”. These are all things we’ve heard before, and you may have even said them yourself at some point. However, with the proper education, trading software and a backtested strategy you can be a very successful trader. Believe us when we say it; anyone can trade!


One of the major benefits of trading, and probably the most obvious one, is the financial rewards you receive. You’ve no doubt seen people promising to help you become a millionaire by trading. Some people can do very well with trading, but most will bring in a comfortable second income with their trading profits. If you’re in the UK and are trading a spread betting account, this profit is also tax-free. So not only are you earning money through trading as either your primary or secondary income, but you get to keep all of it and pay nothing to the taxman! This is a healthy additional income stream to support your trading goals.


Perhaps you’re enjoying spending more time with your family, working on your hobby or side hustle, or not jamming into a crowded train every morning. We get that, and it’s one of the reasons our coaches love trading and want to help others become traders. The freedom you have with trading is undeniably precious and something that attracts many traders. There’s no need to be glued to your screens all day watching the markets. Trading for as little as 30 minutes a day can bring you a nice profit. That gives you more time to do the things you love!


Learn online

We’re one of the lucky businesses that are still able to continue operating as normal during this pandemic. Our education is delivered completely online, and we’ve even adapted our classroom-based course for an online audience. If you’ve always wanted to learn to trade the financial markets, are interested in learning a new skill or simply want to make an additional income, we’re here to help. 


We run multiple beginners courses, including Learn To Trade Live (now available as an online seminar) and Apprentice Trader. These courses are perfect for anyone new to trading and to those wanting to freshen up on beginners topics. 


We also have more premium courses on offer, which are catered to those who are serious about their trading. The Momentum Trader, Pro-Trader Programme and Mentorship Programme offer extensive education and come with Trading College software. With an excellent community of traders, our flagship software – the Pro-Trading System – and a comprehensive online course, our Pro-Trader Programme is by far our most popular programme and has seen many students become profitable traders. Our Mentorship Programme is a bespoke education programme tailored to each individual, offering 1-to-1 mentorship with your own personal trading coach. 


No matter your current situation, whether you’re working from home and saving time with no commute, or you’re not working and find yourself with more time to spare, now is the perfect time to learn to trade. Learn a new skill that can provide a second income and find financial freedom with Trading College.

Take the First Step Toward Your New Trading Career

Lee is qualified at The Society of Technical Analysts, having passed his MSTA and CFTe with flying colours.  To see Lee and our coaches use technical analysis, you can access our Live Trading Room 5 days a week. If you’re looking to step into the world of online trading, we’d like to help. We offer both courses and mentoring opportunities to help you trade with skill and confidence. Come along to our free Learn to Trade Live one-day course to really get your foot in the door! See here for more details and to find a date near you. Registration is now open for our Pro-Trader Programme! Join now and find financial freedom.

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