Also, what worked for me when I was a newbie, first of all, educating myself, mostly with free online courses and books. The more you know, the better you will be able to judge who to believe on these forums. When I find someone I find credible, I heed their advice and their recommendations. But I wouldn't take anyone's word on what to do exactly, when you get to actually figuring out strategies and start trading, it's yourself you will need to trust.
Don't go down the road of finding people you can trust. Trust the information you can gather and which you can test and verify yourself.
It doesn't matter if someone can post a positive account record or trade history or a photo of their shiny new car. Trust their strategy, but only if you can take it and test it and trial it and make it work.
no but they endorse, they write articles, they write books, they give interviews.
in other words, they get paid for other things not just trading..it doesn't mean they don't know what they are doing. the same can go for trading. any smart person would use multiple forms of income for something he/she was good at