I started a internet company when I was 14, still running and now i am 24. It never got to the big levels as all the other internet companies but I was young and didn't know how to expand the business. Running the company prevented me from going to college... however I did gather up some money and my real estate investments in the early 2000s paid off good amount. So I have gathered some money. As of about 6 months ago I became very very interested in the stock market.. to a point that I almost have become obsessed. I want to start a career as a trader. I nibbled at it a bit and very quickly after loosing some money ... switched to swing trading which seems to be working better. I have realized the big gains though are on the interaday trading... so thats something that I will persue by attending a prop firm. I have some questions.. what kind of money can be generated (income) for a trader? I am not talking the big names at sachs or merril... basically professional traders at your average firm... Basically, I want to know the ball park of what can be generated realistically for the pros!