Trading and investing have got to be one of the consistently hottest topics around personal financial management. The allure of making deals and capturing profits based on sound fundamental analysis and technical understanding (and maybe a bit of luck) has regularly caught the eye of would-be traders looking to up their income.
You have many options for financial strategies and products, making managing your position more difficult. This can make it more difficult to manage your performance and keep up with the rapid market changes.
Profit.ly is an online platform that aims to reduce the disparities in skill between professional and amateur traders. It opens communication channels between them and creates an open community for sharing information on the best and worst trades on the markets.
This article will discuss the systems that make up the Profit.ly platform, their “Guru” system, the pricing behind their services, and our overall impression of how Profit.ly does as a trading resource.
Before you go on, you may want to watch this video by Mr. Longevity on YouTube that gives a quick overview. Afterward, you will want to read the rest of the article for a more comprehensive review of Profit.ly.
Profit.ly Features Profitlink Consulting
Trading is challenging; this is a lesson learned by both pros and newbies consistently throughout their careers. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t get help from your fellow man. Profit.ly provides the platform for traders to freely share their information on viable trades and possible price movements without fear of losing their anonymity.
Profit.ly is a way to socially trade in a new innovative way. It features mentors, groups and leaderboards that show who is doing the best deals and which strategy. Take the sociability of Facebook and insert the competitive nature of your favorite arcade game; you then have Profit.ly.
Profit.ly is not just a forum for traders to discuss their strategies. Profit.ly membership packages include their performance trackers so that you can adequately monitor your deals and how each new sale may affect your portfolio as a whole. Most trades on the platform focus on short-term swings or intra-day trading, which can create jitters for some, but it is where you can find the action happening. Profit.ly allows you to manage your data and show you how your deals are performing in real time.
Analytics for Trading
The Profit.ly platform can provide you analytics into several critical factors in your daily trading regiment, such as:
- Total Running Net Profit
- Gross profit
- Trade Volume
- Gain/Loss Percentages
- Average gains/losses
- and much more.
Now some of these may be included in your standard brokerage account suite of tools. However, suppose you’re running several brokerage accounts or want to manage several accounts on different platforms. In that case, Profit.ly can provide a singular source to collate and view your overall performance on a macro-level. You want to find out which portion of your portfolio is too risky? Which is the best performer of your portfolio? Profit.ly’s deal tracker makes a great daily trading companion.
Trade Leaderboard and Deal Verification
Trade performance does not have to be a matter of your own enjoyment. Their trade leaderboards help bring the joy of a community experience to the ordinarily tricky process of maintaining and monitoring your portfolio performance.
Profit.ly allows you to view the top performing dealers who have shared their deal metrics and can even see the trading strategies they use in their shared posts. If you happen to be the top dealer, you can also share any materials and links to deal tactics that you might’ve found helpful in your career. Sharing is the name of the game here, and helping one user may end up benefiting you as well.
Also, you can share your losses with other traders who have suffered a loss. Always better to share your grief in life and finances.
Profit.ly also includes an automatic authentication system within their user portals so you can easily sync up your brokerage accounts with your Profit.ly profile. The platform even has a (funny) demerit system called “Maddoff-ed,” after the late Bernie Maddoff and his infamous Ponzi-hedge fund. Any user can designate any other user that fails to authenticate deals using a Madoff tag. So much so that there is an ironic “leaderboard” for users with most Madoff demerits.
Profit.ly members have access to this leaderboard as well as other positive leaderboards that feature the highest-earning users. This is a handy resource for users looking to see whom to follow (and not to follow) regarding trade management and marketing. You can filter the leaderboards and your account based on specific terms to gain a better understanding of your account.
Keep Up with Other Traders
You can easily network with any user you find interesting, widening your contacts within the industry as well as lending your own trading experience to others who may need your expertise in trading. Shoot them a private message or post on their wall to start interacting with Profit.ly’s community of traders.
In keeping with this social aspect of the Profit.ly platform, you can even follow the progress of other traders and view what developments they are having with their trades in real-time. You can track as many traders as you want and create a curated feed of your favorite traders, so you never miss out on a good deal.
Your profile can be curated to highlight the items that you would like other traders to see. You can create a small group to help you strategize with traders.
But maybe all this socializing isn’t necessarily up to your speed. Sure, other traders help build new trading strategies, but perhaps you don’t want your deals to be spread throughout the platform for everyone to scrutinize. Profit.ly offers tools and options that allow you to completely privatize your profile. This will ensure that your trades and information are private to you.
Profit.ly Package Pricing
Profit.ly offers both a free and tiered plan that you can subscribe, with each tier offering different benefits and consequently higher prices.
Get a Free Account
First off, know that you don’t need to pay a single cent to join Profit.ly’s social trading platform. They have a simple set-up procedure to allow you to participate using just your email and your chosen screen name. You can start to enjoy limited privileges as a Profit.ly member by confirming your email via the registration email. These benefits include:
- importing trades from a brokerage account
- View account data and reportage
- See your rank on the Leaderboards
- View the blog and other community posts
You should be aware that you might not have access to certain features paid Profit.ly users enjoy.
This accessible account option is still a great choice for traders who want to join a trading community and begin their trading journey.
You can upgrade to the Novice Package for $29.95 per month if you are interested. Not only does it include all the features of the free account as stated above, but it also allows you to verify and track trades across the community and comment on user profiles and posts. Profit.ly allows you to follow other traders and communicate more effectively with them using the full chat suite. You can also view trader stats and see their performance in particular deals or portfolios.
If you’re serious about trading, you may know that an essential aspect of any good trade is keeping certain positions confidential. If you expose your work to the wider market, it could lead to it moving against you. You may be in a position that is sufficiently significant to be made public that you can expect to suffer a series of losses.
You can create a private profile with the Trader package for $49.95 per month. This may be a sign to the community that you are an experienced trader who keeps their cards close to your chest. This way, you can keep your deals and their subsequent gains/losses private to you and you alone.
The Trader package includes all of the features in the Novice and Free packages. However, there is one important exception: you can view other stats. Due to the focus on individual trade performance, the trader package forgoes the ability to view other trader’s versions to keep their profile hidden from the users on the platform.
There will be those who look at the three previous packages and wonder whether there is a more comprehensive model that gives you full control over the site’s advanced features.
This model is called Profit.ly’s Pro Package, which comes at a sizable $74.95 a month, though there is a 22% discount available for those who are willing to pay the fees in bulk for an annual subscription plan.
The Pro Package is a combination of all the features in the Novice or Trader packages. You can view user statistics and have privacy at the times you need it.
This package is reserved only for the most serious traders and users who have the financial means to subscribe to the plan.
The Guru System is a unique part of the ecosystem that makes up the Profit.ly platform. While Profit.ly primarily markets itself as a social trading platform, it is also a resource center for learning about some tips and tricks regarding market performances and unknown signals to the everyday trader.
There are many resources that will teach you how trades work (which can also be found on Profit.ly), but the Guru System is more practical and allows you to learn directly from traders who have been in the business for a while, such as Profit.ly founder Tim Sykes.
The Guru system is a separate subscription from the membership packages we’ve outlined above, as it gives you direct access to curated real-world tips on where the market is and how to make the most use out of current trends. The Guru’s available change with time, so currently, you have two available experts you can subscribe to, Tim Sykes or Paul Scolardi.
Guru 1: Tim Sykes
Tim Sykes is probably the most recognizable name on the page as he has made a name for himself by being one of the most profitable traders in the penny stock markets. According to data listed on the site, his students have collectively made $16 million through trades he mentored. Profitlink Consulting
Tim offers mentoring in two packages: Tim’s alerts and Pennystocking Silver. Tim’s Alerts grants you access to his exclusive chat room so you can direct communication with him and his other students, as well as 5 to 10 different stocks to be added to a curated watchlist. You can opt-in to receive push notifications and SMS via your smartphone. These notifications will alert you about any important trades that you are watching. This plan is $74.95/month, and it’s a separate subscription to the Profit.ly-tiered membership packages. Profitlink Consulting
The more aggressive mentoring program Pennystocking silver is available for $149.95 per month. The Guru package contains all of the features in Tim’s Alerts, but also includes his archive of approximately 7000+ trading lessons and weekly updates.
You can subscribe to both packages on a monthly basis but get a discount of around 20% if you subscribe each year. Profitlink Consulting
Guru 2: Paul Scolardi, aka Superman
You can expect great things from Superman and other nicknames that will help you trade better and understand the market. Paul Scolardi is a veteran small-cap swing trader who proudly wears the name. He specializes in finding explosive potential using market signals and is able to profit big from incoming swings. This is a true “Superman” level of market knowledge.
Like Tim, Paul has two options available for subscription: Superman Alerts and Superman Pro. Superman Alerts works in the same way as Tim Sykes’ alerts package, but costs $147 per month. The Superman Pro package is also similar as it grants you access to Paul’s entire video library of lessons as well as research reports and a handy IPO tracker for those of you who enjoy gaming the IPO-pops that occur with many new listings. This Pro package comes in at $247 a month in fees. Profitlink Consulting
Profit.ly may not be the next Facebook, but that may work in its favor as it focuses on a niche profession and allows its users to put their minds towards their trading and the community around it. The website itself is easy to navigate, and the blog tab offers a plethora of user-submitted topics so that you can see if anyone on the platform has similar inquiries as yourself. Profitlink Consulting
It’s important to note that this is not a guaranteed “get-rich” platform but rather a social platform to bring together a community of traders, both expert, and novice, and learn from each other better to understand the increasing complexities of a modern financial market. You can try it for free, and if the platform appeals to you, you can subscribe to the lower-tier plans to discover what else you can do on the platform. It’s necessary to temper your expectations with what the platform can do for you financially, but you may learn a thing or two on the way to becoming a better trader altogether.
Most Frequently Asked Questions Profitlink Consulting
Is Profit.ly a waste of money?
As we mentioned above, Profit.ly has several membership options, with one being a free account and most requiring a paid subscription of some sort. While you can get plenty done using a free account, most of Profit.ly’s more robust systems can only be accessed through their paid subscription packages.
How do I Open a Profit.ly account?
You can open a Profit.ly account in a matter of seconds as it is free to join the platform and start building your profile. You can set up your account as any other social media platform. Once you have verified your email through their registration email, you will be able to confirm that it is legitimate.
For Profit.ly’s paid subscriptions, you will need to have a valid payment method and submit your details on their secure online order form.
How do I cancel my subscription?
The accounts management page allows you to cancel your subscription at any moment and for any reason. Click on your profile picture in the upper right corner of the screen, and then click settings. In the settings tab, you can see an option to manage your current subscriptions. Click the subscription you want to change and click cancel.
Support@profit.ly can be reached at 205-851-0506 if you have other questions. You can also use Profit.ly’s support tab to submit a simple-to-fill out web form or click the button tab on any page.
Who is Tim Sykes?
The man behind Profit.ly, Tim Sykes, has been a somewhat controversial figure in trading due to his focus on penny stocks, his aggressive marketing style, as well as his brash persona. But his deals are legitimate, and his type of trading has profited him now and then.
Like any trader, he has experienced his fair share of losses. However, Tim Sykes is open to learning from these losses and sharing his knowledge with Profit.ly.