There are very few people that head straight for the options markets when they want to try to increase their overall capital and make some extra money.
Most people start off by trading stocks, currencies or commodities, which are far easier to understand.
This is because you can simply find stocks that are undervalued and buy a certain number of shares through your broker, or take a long or short position based on whether a currency pair or commodity is likely to rise or fall in the near future.
Options trading, however, is far more complex, and can take a lot longer to learn. There is a lot of terminology involved and in some ways it requires a sound mathematical brain to fully understand how they work.
However if you can get your head around how options trading works, there is potentially a lot of money to be made.
To demonstrate this point, the video below features an interview with a woman who made $41 million in just 3 years by trading options.
Although she doesn't go into too many details with regards to some of the strategies she uses, it is still encouraging to see the kind of returns that are available if you have the right strategies in place.
As she freely admits, she didn't start making money right away. It actually took several years before she became consistently profitable.
However the point that she gets across is that it is perfectly possible for anyone to make money from options trading because she was just an ordinary woman who traded options through her online broker.