The beauty of order flow trading is that it takes a lot of work in order to achieve the mindset and trade profitably. The advantage is that most other people do not do order flow trading properly, or are not willing to do the work necessary to achieve that level of success.
Since it is so difficult, and most people don’t make it, or are not willing to put in the work, order flow trading can be much more profitable than other forms of trading the markets. Because as you grow in skill and proficiency in the art of order flow trading, you have less and less competitors. Less and less people are proficient in the art of true order flow trading and since there are less competitors you make more money in the end above and beyond that of normal profitable traders. The more work something takes, the easier it is to make money from it in the end as most other people failed, or not willing to put in the work necessary.
So the best order flow traders don’t have much competition because they have put in the work necessary and can easily pull obscene amounts of money from the market as the people on the other sides of their trades are consistent losers.
Any beginner can throw up a chart, slap on a few indicators and trade a moving average crossover.
But very few people can think deeply about the market and truly understand and decipher what is moving the market, what it’s expectations are, what the emotions of the participants are, what will generate order flow, why price is moving and what will cause price movement into the future, and how to profit from it.
Once you become that ‘master artist’ of the market then you never go back to create those sub par pieces of work(sub par trades). You go straight for creating the masterpieces and go for the jugular.