Hi, I am 30, just got married, I've got a "real" job generating more than the average salary (I am not rich though), expenses are going up (I expect to move to a bigger house and have a baby within a couple of years). I've got good career progression expectations. For these reasons, I am not looking to quit my job but I am passionate about day trading. I've got long term positions trading experience but started day trading only a few months ago, having done paper day trading for years. I am working realtively long hours on my "real" job and the first month, I almost ruined my health, trying to trade every day after work, I have been exhausted really, doing intensive scalping after work upto 2 hours a day, 10 trades per hour. For this reason, I agreed with my wife that I would day trade only 2 days a week after work. The other days, I would have a proper diner with my wife, spend time with her or with my friends and have a social life. It's better for my health and my realtionship with my wife and social life but I feel my learning curve will slow down a lot as I am day trading only 2 evenings per week, 2 hours per evening. Because I've slowed down my learning, I've got the feeling that it's going to take me at least 10 years to generate a large income from day trading. So far, I've not done great, just a bit better than break even. Just made a few ticks per months on average, I win, I lose, I win, i lose, I win, I lose, at then end, I am just making peanuts money. I am trading only 1 lot of FESX because I am learning and i don't consider myself as consistently profitable. The question is, at this speed, it's going to take ages to increase size and make decent money as I don't trade often. Since I am tired, I only trade 2 evenings a week now and also, I reduced the number of trades per evening. I used to do 20 trades in 2 hours and try to catch 1 or 2 ticks per trade, I was loosing a bit of money, near break even but still loosing. Now, I am more relaxed and try to do only 1 to 3 trades in 2 hours and catch 5-8 ticks per trades, holding positions for more than 20 minutes usually. I am just doing a bit better than break even now, I win on average but so small!!! This style of less intensive trading suits me better, i am less focused on the DOM, less tired and manage to make a few ticks here and there over a month period. But the questions is, will I be making good money from this one day? I am asking because I am only trading 2 days a weeks, only do a couple of trades per evening. Is this a trading style that can be succeful enough to become something serious? Ideally, once I consider myself consistently profitable, I would increase my size (cars per clip), but I think it might take over 10 years fot this activity to generate as much as my real salary. So I don't know if I am going to ever make real sensible money from trading 2 evenings a day. As I said, I am not looking to quit my real job. Are there any successful traders who trade only a few hours a week? Is it possible to make serious money this way?