Okay, here's my issue, and maybe no one can have an answer to this besides myself. Gotta try though. I just graduated community college for graphics design only to find that the market for this job is absolutely over-saturated and the competition is outrageous. Being the jack-of-all-trades personality, I had already expected this and taught myself how to papertrade pennystocks. I've become over the past 3 years, very familiar with the patterns and habits of typical day-trading as well as long term trends. I know what news to play and how to play dips. My biggest problem is Im strapppppppppppppped for cash. My parents could do little to help me, so I've toughed out the college expenses pretty much alone. I am unemployed right now, but I can easily grab a serving job at a steakhouse. Theres the catch22 though; If I serve in a restaurant, I will only have enough to pay my bills and living expenses, no leftover money. If I had leftover money though, I could easily daytrade and pay bills from my nightjob. Basically Im just grasping for ideas. How can I get like 3-6 thousand bucks fast, outside of serving. Serving is nice because I can work nights and trade during the day. If I work 2 jobs, I lose the ability to trade, so that doesn't help. I thought about selling my car lol, but I understand that may put me in a hole. I am however, very confident in my abilities as a trader. If you have ideas, feel free to comment; Please dont tell me pennystocks are too risky etc, cuz honestly ... I've studied them for years and they seem to be safer than the ever-turbulent large cap stocks.