You trade with a lot of amount In demo 10 K is a normal amount given to traders for practice but real accounts should be invested low amount as a starter, you can trade with mini lots not use standard lot . I t is a safest way of trading that can trained you in real trading.
True, in retrospect I wouldn't start with as much. But as said, even tho I made a big deposit, that gave me some benefits, I risked only fraction of it at start. All an all, it worked for me, and Im currently pondering about doing forex fulltime.