Hi. There are different outlooks but this is my opinion on this. Either you’re growing your account or living off it. One or the other, pick one. If you’re growing then get a job for when you dont trade and pay your bills with the money from the job allowing your account to grow and no pressure to pay a certain amount every month. If you’re living off it, then withdraw every month. You’ll know what % you need off your account to live. So all you need to do is that % on average every month.
I wouldnt tell anyone you trade for a living. People dont want to know you stay at a home with a computer and make money. Trust me, I’m talking from experience. You then get a lot of people constantly asking you, waiting for you to say no I lost money today and then boom, ‘you should get a job, this is too risky’ etc. Quietly go about your business, live the way you want.
If you did want to explain what you do, I said I traded on the stock market (even though I’m in forex). People understand this more easily.