NavigationTrading is super excited to introduce you to the TradeHacker Community!
We've been working extremely hard on this for the last couple of months and can't wait to introduce you to all the new benefits that you now have as a NavigationTrader.
We want to take some time to go over the community, to show you around a little bit; and as always, if you have any feedback or suggestions that you think we can do to make this community better, please let us know.
How to Sign Up
To get started, just go to community.navigationtrading.com and that's going to bring you to the page that you see below.
All you have to do is click on the orange “Join” button, and then you can sign up for the community one of two ways.
- You can simply enter your first name, last name and an email address.
- If you'd prefer, you can just sign up with one of the other social networks that you already use, like LinkedIn or Facebook.
PLEASE NOTE: If the email associated with your LinkedIn or Facebook account is different from the email you use at NavigationTrading, we’ll need you to sign up with the email you use at NavigationTrading.
After you've signed up, going forward you can just click “sign in” up in the top right-hand corner. Your details will be saved and then you just click “next” in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
Once you've signed in, this is what your community will look like.
If you look at the navigation menu on the left, you’ll see the different navigation tabs.
If this is your first time to the TradeHacker Community, go ahead and click on the Welcome Message.
There’s a welcome video, which is located in the welcome post that we’re referencing above. The blog post that you’re reading now is just a transcribed version of that video. As you scroll down the welcome post, there is a lot of useful information to help you get started.
Why We Created the TradeHacker Community
There are a few reasons that we created the TradeHacker Community,
- So that you can experience exclusive content and conversations that you can't find anywhere else.
NavigationTrading is going to be personally interacting in this community every single day. Every once in a while, we might be doing a live broadcast to go over some specific trade-related questions or topics, and that content is only going to be available in the TradeHacker Community.
- You're going to be able to meet other like-minded traders, and some of them might even live near you.
We've got a couple groups of traders who know each other in similar locations, and they've gotten together for study groups or just coffee to chat and talk about trading. We're hoping that this brings our members together and allows you to meet some other like-minded traders, where you can share ideas and share thoughts.
- This is going to be our primary platform for answering any questions that you may have.
Other traders can chime in to answer questions as well. This will hopefully get you an answer sooner than we would be able to, by replying to an email.
- We're going to want you to post any stories, experiences, trade ideas that you may have.
Our goal is to build the best trading community in the world!
- We know, sometimes trading can be a lonely game so hopefully you'll find a little inspiration, thought-provoking conversations and expert perspective each and every day.
We encourage you to jump in right away, introduce yourself, post something that you're excited about right now and explore the Discovery tab which I'll jump to here in a minute.
We want to make sure that we keep this community a great place for everybody. So…
- Please don't spam or self-promote.
- Make sure you DO share stories and experiences, but don't give advice.
- And lastly, be positive. Anybody who uses vulgar language or is negative or unkind, you're just going to be removed from the group. So, be nice, be positive, and let's build this thing together!
Let's go through some of the other features within the platform. When you're on the home page, you can make a post, very similar to any social media channel. If you wanted to post a trade idea or a question, you can do that on the home page.
When you hit the orange “Post” button, you can choose a topic. If you’re posting about a trade idea, you can pick “trade ideas” from the topics menu before you post. That just helps keep posts organized, especially for other members trying to find answers to their own questions. Your post will appear on the home page for the entire community to see.
And, if you wanted to add an image, a photo, a video, a link, a screenshot, a file, or ask a question with a poll, all that can be done in a post very easily from the home page.
Now let's check out the Discovery tab. If you click on “Discovery” over in the left navigation, this is where you'll see Top Posts, Members Near You, Topics, Top Members, and Featured Posts. You can learn about why we built the Tradehacker Community and check out our Member Guidelines.
A lot of our blog posts that you may have seen on our NavigationBLOG will also be posted here including our monthly trade results. You can find those articles under the Topics section, which also has its own tab over on the left.
Once you’re a TradeHacker Community member, you'll be able to see a list of members that you can connect with and view their level of trading expertise. This way you can connect with people that are on your level, or you can follow members with more experience than yourself.
You'll see there’s a section of topics on the Discover page. So, if there's a specific topic that you want to check out, you can click on one of those topics and it'll take you to a page of posts related to that topic.
There's also a separate Members tab that shows all the members near you, the newest members, hosts, or who's online now. That way you can find those individuals quickly.
If you want to remain anonymous when you sign up, just use whatever name you want us to use for your profile. We want to get to know everybody, but we also understand there are circumstances where you need to remain anonymous and that's okay as well.
Next, if you click on the About tab, it'll take you to a screen that will show you a little more about the TradeHacker Community. If you scroll to the bottom, that’s where you can enter your phone number. You'll get a text message and be able to download the actual application to your phone.
The NavigationTrading Community is powered by Mighty Networks and you can also get the app just through your app store, whether you have an Apple or an Android.
If you were in a conversation about a specific topic and wanted to revisit that topic, they will be categorized and easy to find. We'll continue to add to our topics as time goes on. As you place posts within the community, make sure you tag them in the appropriate topic so we can keep everything organized and efficient for all members.
Next, we have an Events tab. We don't have anything scheduled at this point, but as we do different broadcasts and potentially live events in the future, all upcoming events will be posted on the Events page, along with any major announcements of new tools for our members.
We've also got a tab labeled “Expertise”. This is optional, but when you become a member, you can label yourself as a newbie trader, an intermediate trader or an expert trader. This is just to help you connect with other traders similar to you.
You'll see the last link on the left-hand navigation goes to NavigationTrading.com. If you click on NavigationTrading.com tab, that just takes you to our website.
The last thing I want to show you, that I'm really excited about, is our Groups tab! If you click on Groups tab, you'll see that we've created a private VIP Pro Group. This is available only for our Pro members.
Once you’re approved as a Pro Member and you click on the private group, you'll see that the top margin turns orange. That's how you'll know that you're in the private VIP Pro Group.
We've sent out invitations to our Pro members, and as new Pro members come onboard, they’ll just have to request access to the group. We'll confirm that they’re a Pro Member and grant access to the VIP Pro Group.
VIP Pro Group
Here's what we're going to be doing inside of the VIP Pro Group:
- We're going to be posting our NavigationALERTS, just like you receive by text, email and that you see in your Member’s Area when you login at NavigationTrading.
If you end up having any questions about the alert, you can just comment below the alert, or post about it in the VIP Pro Group. Other Pro Members, as well as the NavigationTrading team, will be able to jump in and help answer your questions.
Remember, when we send out an alert, we're trying to get that out to our members as quickly as possible, so we can't spend a ton of time on the trade comments. But, after the alert is posted, sometimes there are additional questions, or there are some additional thoughts that we want to provide with that specific alert. That's going to be done in the VIP Pro members group.
- The other thing that we’re going to be doing quite frequently, is jumping into the VIP Pro Group and doing live videos.
For example, if we’re getting a lot of questions around the same topic, I might just jump in and do a quick live video, and if you're available, you can attend and watch it live. If not, it'll be posted directly after I'm done.
As most of you know, every Friday, we do a recap video that summarizes all of the trades for the week. I get a lot of feedback from members about how valuable that is. But, think about how valuable being able to post the day of the trade can be. We can jump in the same day as the alert and provide additional thoughts, additional videos, and additional screenshots on what's going on.
We feel like that's going to be even more valuable for you guys. And don't worry, we're still going to be doing the weekly recap videos, and that'll also be posted in the VIP Pro Group.
We really hope that you, our members, like The TradeHacker Community. We hope you find value, in not only the interaction with other traders, but also the more immediate feedback that we can provide to you our members.
We went back and forth quite a bit, on whether to start a private Facebook group, or to build out a group on the Mighty Networks platform. And we chose Mighty Networks for a couple of reasons.
Why We Chose Mighty Networks
- We wanted to get away from all of the distractions of Facebook, and build something that was just about trading, just for NavigationTraders.
- We wanted to have an exclusive group just for our Pro members.
- Eventually, we'll probably start adding our VIP course training and other valuable content to the VIP Pro Group. We’re considering, at some point, getting rid of our Member’s Area at NavigationTrading and using the Mighty Networks platform.
But, for right now, we're still going to have both. We’d really like your feedback so we may eventually migrate over to this platform exclusively. If you have any questions or suggestions, just email us at [email protected].
We are super excited to roll this out to everyone and can't wait to see you inside the community!
-The NavigationTrading Team