From the people I've spoken to (emailed / PM'd) the 'big' money made isn't so much from trading, it's from Signal Subscriptions and Education delivery.....and then compounding it.
Sinal subscriptions and education delivery? Yes, there is a lot of people making big money selling them. Signals are 99.9% provided by robots that use Martingale as money management strategy. Sooner or later you will loose all your money... 1000 subscriptions paying 50 USD to your signal and you get 50.000 monthly.
Education delievery is another jackpot. It is easier to found a myriad of courses from 'famous' traders and analysts from Investing.com, CNBC, Fxstreet...names like Justin Bennett, Kathy Lien... they can easily have 2.000 students paying from 300 to 3.000 USD in a course. 600.000 to 6.000.000 USD easily...
There is the programmers, robot sellers and others trying to profit over the greedy trader
But I have to disagree. Good trading strategy is about money management and risk control. After I understand that, I started to profit.
How many traders here risks the same amount in all trades? Example: 50 USD risk in every trade, or 1% of equity? How many traders keep a log from trades, to analyse winning ratio and reward:risk ratio? How many traders has a strategy and follow it straight, avoiding overtrading?
Open a demo account, place supports and resistance lines in a 4h chart (use fractals for this purpose). Go to 1h chart. Wait a break or bounce candlestick patternat this level (study price action), and place a SL 10 points over or under this candlestick pattern. Place your TP1 the same size your risk, and TP2 at next support/resistance. Risk always the same amount per trade. You will be surprised.
Trade safely... Remember, a high Drawdown means a high risk!