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Max: Inside the mind of a full-time trader

Learn how Max took the leap going full-time options seller.

July 6, 2023
2 minutes

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!

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