Trader Success Story: How a 23-year-old turned $1500 into $128,000 in 1 year
November 28, 2017

The other day I ran into Tim Grittani, who told me how he turned $1,500 into $128,500 in a span of over one year. I immediately asked him how he did that, and he explained it was by trading stocks. Read more about this trader success story to find out how he did it. 

The early life

Tim was raised in Chicago and spent a large portion of his life watching his father run his own business. He grew up in a middle-class neighborhood because his dad’s business did well, but he didn’t get to live an extravagant life because his parents didn’t make hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. 

As he was growing up, he wanted to figure out a way to make lots of money, so he started to learn about entrepreneurship. But due to lack of capital and knowledge, he didn’t start a business.

Eventually, he came to the realization that the best way to learn about entrepreneurship was to first attend Marquette University and figure out things from there. 

 

The college life

While in college, Tim started to look for easy ways to make money. One of the avenues he saw a huge opportunity was gambling. He started learning about all forms of gambling and eventually got addicted to it.

From poker to sports betting, he did it all. At one point, he got lucky enough and made $9,000 from a sports bet. Sadly, his luck didn’t last long, and over the next year or so he lost all of that money because of bad bets.

It was at this point that Tim realized that he needed to quit gambling and focus on learning about his two passions in life: finance and entrepreneurship.

Turning $1,500 into $128,000

Tim Grittani spent the next few months learning how to trade stocks. After he felt that he learned enough, he wanted to start trading, but there was one big issue… he didn’t have enough money to open up a brokerage account.

The brokerage account he wanted to use required a minimum of $12,500, but he didn’t have that much money. So he reached out to his friends and family and borrowed the difference.

But there was one big stipulation that his friends and family gave him…

Tim wasn’t able to trade with the borrowed money. The money had to sit in the account. He was only able to trade with his portion of the money, which was $1,500 at the time.

Because of his limited capital, he decided that he was going to focus on buying penny stocks. He didn’t want to mess around with expensive stocks like Google or Apple as he didn’t have enough money.

Within the first six months of using what he learned in the training course, he made over $40,000. At one point, he made $11,000 in 15 minutes. He bought the stock AGRT at 40 cents and sold it at 70 cents… all within 15 minutes.

The future

Over the next 12 months, Tim is on track to make even more money… $250,000 in profit. So far things are looking good, and he is already ahead of schedule. The training program has worked out so well for him, he went to the Maldives with his mentor and is now starting to enjoy the finer things in life.

He also realizes that although he is doing well, he needs to continue to improve his financial education as things change over time. To improve upon his education, he isn’t reading what he can find online; instead, he is focusing a large portion of his time on networking with other traders as that is providing him with more insights than anything else.

Conclusion

There are two main points you should learn from this story…

The first is to take action. There are a lot of people who give advice on how you can make money. But very few people take action because it requires a lot of work.

Whether it’s the training program or advice on how to start up a blog or any business, anything worthwhile takes time and hard work. So, don’t be afraid to take action and work hard because if you don’t, you won’t get great results. Take right actions and who knows your story becomes a trader success story? 

Secondly, if you want something badly enough, go out there and fight for it. Don’t ever give up!Not everything works out the way you expect, but if you keep trying, sooner or later you will do well.

For example, Tim didn’t succeed at first with gambling, but he eventually reached his goals through the stock market. 

What other lessons can you learn from Tim’s story?

Author: Neil Patel

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