First the short answer. Many different ranges were tested as far as minimum, and $3k consistently performs the very best and so that's the way it is. That's the short answer. The longer answer is there's grid steps - not to sound too technical, but generally we say, listen, the bot is going to buy a tiny bit of crypto at this price and it's going to set a sell order at a step above it.
A small fraction, maybe $0.25 more than what it bought it for. $0.30 or $0.35 more than what it bought it for. And so when it sets that price and then somebody buys it from you, the bot sells it at that price, you need that range of the grid for this to operate as effectively and as efficiently as possible.
So $3000 gets you enough lines in order to capture the maximum amount of wiggle. There's a little bit more to it than that and the course will explain it all. But that's the best way to describe it without having slide decks and breaking it down and turning this into like a ten minute long answer.
Keep in mind, the software will let you do less than $3k.
You can start a bot less than $3k, but it is doesn't follow the plan.
That's if you watch a YouTube video and they say, hey, start a bot with $50, you may make some money. You may not who knows? But it doesn't follow the tried and true method and methodology that Dan spent millions of dollars and three years developing. So yeah, so the sweet spot is $3,000. So Dan couldn't possibly tell you, oh, if you don't have $3,000, start with a thousand, because that doesn't meet his criteria. He can't tell you that that is a good investment.
And you can put more than $3k in. From experience, seeing Dan's automations and Tony's and lots of others, there's no real big benefit. Jason Fladlien usually puts in $5k and the reason why he puts in $5k is that it's just easy for him to remember.
It's easier than $3k or $3500. So he can add up $5,000 a lot easier. 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 as opposed to like 3, 6, 9, 12, 15. Now he's in a fortunate position financially where there's not a big difference to him if he starts a bot with $3k or he starts a bot with $5k, if you're in a position where there is a big difference, then start with $3k, by the way, start with $0!
What I mean by that - start with demo money, use the demo bot and you can get $1,000,000 worth of stuff in demo mode to play around with. It's absolutely the best experience for you. If you start in demo first, it'll feel a lot more real to you and you won't feel scared that you're going to mess something up because even though there's so little to input because it's different, people are concerned whether they are doing this right, "Am I going to break it?" And then once they get it out of their system and just have that demo bot rocking, it just feels so much better that way. And then you can put your real money in.