Of course, they seek the assistance of a conventional stock broker or even well wishers who will guide them about which companys stocks are likely to soar or drop.
Before moving in, determine whether you are in for a short term or for a long haul. Short term would be like buying a lottery and expecting a jackpot.
You may get lucky, of course, but the odds are slim to the point of invisible. Law of percentages will catch up with you even if there is a streaky stroke of luck here and there.
Moving in for a long term makes sense and yes, a lot many people have made careers out of stock markets. And they are successful too. If you have the expertise, investing money, and patience then welcome aboard. Theres a successful career to be made out here!
Making a career out of the stock market is a lucrative option. You are your own boss, almost negligible infrastructure, and running expense.
Although you dont need to have a Masters in computers, you need to be net savvy for trading stocks online. You should also be able to handle technical hurdles like a faulty modem, a very slow internet connection, high net traffic and lack of certain equipment, etc.
But again, you have to be confident and prepared or otherwise, let the numbers gazing be just a part-time option.