This woman quit her teaching job to day trade and now she makes $1m in a day

Published on Sep 29, 2023 at 6:34 PM (UTC+4)
by Kate Bain

Last updated on Oct 02, 2023 at 4:57 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Kate Bain

This woman quit her teaching job to day trade and now she makes $1m in a day

Meet Teri Ijeoma.

Teri used to be an assistant school principal, but now she earns millions of dollars day trading.

“The most I’ve ever earned in a day is over $1 million,” she said.

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Making $1 million in a day is mind-blowing, no doubt, but this kind of success didn’t just happen overnight.

It’s taken Teri years to get where she is now.

“I didn’t grow up with a lot of money, I actually grew up pretty cheap, but trading changed by life,” she said.

“I learned to trade in high school, and then in college I actually interned on Wall Street.

“And when I started trading, I tried to start with just $100 and eventually made it to making $1 million in a day.”

If you’ve heard of day trading, but aren’t quite sure what it actually involves, the concept is pretty simple.

Day trading is the act of buying and selling stocks in one day to try to make money from the fast-changing prices.

As Teri explains, “we make money as the market goes up and we make money as it falls”.

So, you’re not relying on the market always going up to make money.

And because she’s not stuck to a desk working a 9-5, Teri has built an incredible, fulfilling life for herself.

Combining her love for travel, teaching, and trading, she decided to start teaching others how to make money while traveling through Asia.

The teacher-turned-trader has some advice for people who are thinking about starting too.

“Be patient, you’re going to have wins and losses, but don’t give up,” she said.

She also said you didn’t need a big chunk of money to start either.

“I would say starting with about $2000 is healthy,” she said.

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Kate Bain

Kate Bain is the Page Editor at She is based in Dubai and coordinates coverage of the latest news across automotive, technology, and lifestyle. Kate has a bachelor's degree in business and post graduate in journalism. She is an experienced editor and journalist who has worked for News Corp, Daily Mail Australia, and Sky News. When she's not at work, you'll find her attached at the hip to her dog, Thor. Kate is currently on maternity leave following the birth of her first child.