Trading Forex successfully is a tricky business. Not a lot of people do it well. In fact, the vast majority of traders, 95% or so end up losing money in the long run.This doesn’t have to be the case for you. However, leaving things to chance is not a recommended approach. To make money on Forex, you need to take steps that will increase your chance of a turning this into a successful venture. In this article I want to share 4 tips on how to trade Forex effectively and make more money in the long run.Tip #1 – Goal SettingIt’s good for you to want to make money and to think big. You can’t achieve goals without being able to actually want them in the first place. However, setting unrealistic goals can backfire. First of all, it places enormous pressure on you and can even make you feel like a failure. Second, it can cause you to take on risky trades that may prove disastrous to your account balance.So, do aim for profits, but be realistic and patient about it.Tip #2 – Educate YourselfYou need to know how to trade Forex in order to make more money. There’s no point in placing trades without having deep knowledge of the market. This will be more like gambling than trading. What you have to do to achieve long term success is to expand your knowledge of the market by taking courses, trying out new methods, studying price patterns and so on. I’m not telling you to buy any shady course on the market, but to keep an open mind to new techniques, methods, and training material.Tip #3 – Don’t take on too much riskThe basic thing you need to do to succeed in Forex is to keep trading. As long as you don’t lose all your money, you’re still in the game. It’s much harder to cover a loss than to lose a profit. Make sure to not be exposed to too much risk to avoid crippling losses that can wipe out a significant portion of your account.Tip #4 – Learn emotional control and disciplineTrading is a stressful business, so you need to make sure that you have total emotional control and discipline to be sure you don’t make stupid emotional mistakes that may cost you dearly. Actually, it’s this last point that most traders neglect and which turns them into losers.Follow these 4 tips and you should become a more profitable trader.