Max: Inside the mind of a full-time trader
Learn how Max took the leap going full-time options seller.
Author - TradeZella Team
This week, we had the pleasure of speaking with Max Heaney, also known as Big Daddy Max.
He's a professional trader who took his portfolio from $35,000 to over $1,000,000 in just 2 years using a mix of options trading strategies. 🤯
You may have seen some of his impressive TradeZella recaps on Twitter or Instagram. 👀
We asked him about...
- his trading journey ✅
- what he likes about TradeZella ✅
- his goals for the future ✅
Let's dive in!
On his trading journey
TZ: Hey, Max! Thanks for chatting with us. How long have you been trading for?
MH: I have been trading for 5 years full time now.
I was doing it part time with a sales job for over a year and then I made enough to feel comfortable taking the leap.
TZ: You've certainly been at it for a little while then! Congrats on taking the leap into going full-time. Anything unique about your trading journey?
MH: Yes! The most unique part of my trading journey is that I went from a profitable swing trader to full time options selling.
I believe in the sell side of options trading long term and using all the tools in my options trading tool kit.
TZ: Interesting! We don't often get to interview many folks on the selling side, so it's great to hear of one of our members excelling on that front. Options selling can definitely be a lucrative strategy if you know what you're doing.
On journaling with TradeZella
TZ: Obviously, you've posted some pretty impressive months lately, what got you turned onto using TradeZella as your journal?
MH: I chose TradeZella after seeing a bunch of my friends who are full time traders make the switch to it.
I also have been following Umar for many years, so why not support the king of options trading?
On top of that, TradeZella solves many issues.
It paints a beautiful layout and picture for your trading results.
For me, the R multiple that I was beginning to get complacent on was shoved in my face and now I can’t stop considering my R multiple.
It’s improved my options selling tremendously.
On his goals
TZ: Any goals for the future or things you think people should know?
MH: My goals are to help educate as many people as I can about options selling and help them produce a nice small piece of side income!
As far as anything that others should know... I want people to know that it takes years to become a profitable professional trader.
Just like a doctor or lawyer, all successful traders have many things in common.
They never quit, they take paychecks, they don’t trade every day.
TZ: Well said, Max! Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We can't wait to see how the rest of the year pans out for you!