Making a living from online poker

We’ve of course all seen the famous poker players like Doyle Brunson, Danny Negreanu and Phil Helmuth who aren’t just making a living playing poker. They’re filthy stinkin’ rich from playing poker, and that’s great.

Perhaps you’ve also heard of online poker players, like Durrr (Tom Dwan) or ElkY (the first ever PokerStars SuperNova Elite), famous online poker players, very rich online poker players.

Perhaps you’re the next poker-made millionaire, maybe you’ll get the next Ferrari from Pokerstars, or maybe you won’t be the world’s next World Series of Poker winner, just your average every day profitable online poker player, making a living grinding at the poker websites.  Wouldn’t it be perfect to play poker from home? Playing a game you have a particular passion for, without ever leaving the comfort of your house. This is the same career thousands of other online poker players make a living at, online poker, opting to play poker at home, on the internet.

Anybody that can process simple math can make a living playing online poker from home. We’re not suggesting that it doesn’t take effort, and study, but if you can figure out what beats what, while you begin studying the mathematics of poker, you’re off to a good start.

Play Poker from Home – Make a Living:

The first step is simply to realize that you’re making a career choice, and really to take that career choice seriously. Poker is a game, yes, but it’s more than that, it’s a skill game, a battle of wits, it’s an art. It’s something that has to be learned, and to master the game can take years of experience. It’s likely safe to assume however that you don’t have years today, the bills are still going to come due at the end of the month, and that’s before we even begin to think about what to put back for retirement.

Let’s start with the financials; to play poker online, and win money, you need a realistic bankroll to achieve your goals.  The amount of money you’re going to need to get started much depends on the amount of money you set out to make, the stakes you plan to play, and your own personal skill level.

For the rest of this article we’re going to assume you are at least an advanced beginner. If you’re not playing at AT LEAST that level, perhaps you should try beginner poker as a hobby before making any future goals along the lines of quitting your day job.

The things that are going to help you decide which stakes to play at are going to be things like, the size of your bankroll. To figure that out, you should be looking into things like:

· Setting up a Poker Bankroll

· Working out a Home Poker Schedule

· Managing a Poker Bankroll

When you’re first starting out however, lower to mid level stakes are recommended. If you have a lot of time to devote to playing online poker, you’ll be able to play lower stakes, for more time, and make the same amount of money as you would if you were playing higher stakes, you just don’t have as much risk.

A big advantage that online poker play has to offer over live casino style poker games is that while you’re playing from home on your computer, you have the ability to multi-table. So a pro player can lessen their stakes and therefore their risk, stay home, not hang out in a dirty casino fondling filthy poker chips, and make the same amount of money.