Ok, this is to the traders who are making a 'real' living from their trading activities. How much did you first start off with at the beginning of your trading activity when you finally decided it was about time to you could "trade for a living"? Why do I ask such a subjective question, you may ask. Simple. I am looking at making a living from trading using the edge I have been testing since December (studying markets p/t for 3 years), currently averaging 5-10% per month and I feel I could milk it even more as I continue to optimize it. I am interested in how you got started, what your monthly averages were (percentage terms0 and how much you considered were enough to keep you going with little/no other income streams. Only positive feedback required, so no time wasters with their doom and gloom stories, or kids thinking they know it all.