Marina Villatoro is A Woman Making it Happen

Welcome to our weekly edition of Women Making it Happen (#WomenMakingItHappen). Each Wednesday on the blog we’ll feature a woman entrepreneur who’s making it happen in the world of entrepreneurship! She's gonna share with us how she keeps it moving for her business venture(s). 

Today’s featured woman is Marina Villatoro,  the owner of The Trader Chick; a business that teaches women how to trade with confidence. We met Marina through the networking group,  Freedom Hackers Mastermind, on Facebook.
"If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman." —Margaret Thatcher
We asked Marina to share a bit about what keeps her pushing and striving to #MakeItHappen!!!

  1. First, we’d like to thank you so much for being a featured guest on our blog.Tell us a little bit about your business ventures. Hi, I'm Marina 'The Trader Chick' Villatoro. I teach women, super beginners, how to day trade.
    I've been an expat for over 12 years in Central America raising 2 energetic, trilingual boys. Besides day trading my other passion is travel, which we do 2-3 months out of the year. My main goal is to show how life transforming day trading is, even spiritual and to remove the stigma and fear that is wrapped around it. I want to make it super accessible, fun and doable for women. It can be done with only a few hours a day so that there is plenty of time to be with the family, or to travel, or whatever you want to do!
  2. What propelled you to venture off into entrepreneurship? I've always been one :) Even before I became one.
  3. What are three important lessons you’ve learned since starting out in your business(es)? To schedule of what needs to get done, or you end up doing nothing. There is no one telling you what needs to be done, so it's crucial to have a plan.
  4. Have you faced any particular struggles being a woman owned business owner? Not so much as a woman, as simply the struggles of a business owner. The not knowing if you will have money coming in consistently.
    Constantly hustling, networking. It's all fun, but sometimes it's so nice to sit back and enjoy the wins. But you need to be always on your toes.
  5. Tell us a little bit about your support circle; who do you rely upon for support and guidance? I have my mentors, from the day trading world.
    Now, I have developed a group where I help day traders and they actually give me so much support, didn't expect that. Also, women I have connected since I started this business, who are also in the starting points of their business and it's great to do it together.
  6. What advice would you give other women seeking to delve into entrepreneurship? OMG - just do it!!!!! The rewards of doing it is sooo huge. Yes, you won't have money coming in right away, but the fact that you are doing what you want, is a feeling that is hard to get.
    It is way way better, more empowering than just wanting to do it and still being stuck in the fear of what if's
  7. Supporting other women in business is part of our mantra so tell us how can we support your business ventures? My goal is to let as many women know about Day Trading and how we MUST be doing it. For the freedom it. The fact that it is so flexible and you can spend time with your kids and family. You can do it from anywhere in the world. And you don't answer to anyone at all, but yourself!

We hope you enjoyed the interview with our #WomenMakingItHappen Entrepreneur of the Week, Marina Villatoro. Reach out to her and show her some support! Visit her Facebook Fan Page.
The Trader Chick Fan Page
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