People often ask me how I make money playing poker and if there is a "poker system" I use to profit every day at the tables. The answer I give usually does not satisfy them because it usually leads to the conclusion that it takes work to win at online poker. To me it's well worth the effort but many people are just looking for effort-free systems to make money.
As nice as it would be to find a system that requires no effort, I am afraid that I must tell you that there is no such thing as a guaranteed poker system. The set of strategies I use might be considered a system by some people but it's hard effort-free or hands-off.
If you find a poker system that promises you to win money at online poker without trying, they are either over-promising or flat out lying to you. No matter what you do in life, getting people to part with their money requires effort. You either have to trade your time in at work for money, sell something valuable or work hard to become better than your opponents at the poker tables.
The poker system I use to make money can be purchased but even then it will still require you to put in effort. Learning the proper poker strategies to use, building your bankroll and getting experience at the tables all require effort.
But I have some good news for you. This article is not all doom and gloom, after all! The effort it requires to learn poker is a different type of effort than what it takes to dig ditches or sit in a cubicle all day. It's an effort built out of freedom and self-motivation. All poker professionals and self-employed business owners will tell you that yea, what they do take effort, but it's more like the effort of a hobby than of drudgery.
Professional athletes work as hard as anyone else in the world but do you think they hate that work? No way! It's freedom! Putting in that hard work is rewarding when you are the direct beneficiary of that hard work. That's what makes playing poker for money so rewarding. Yes, it can be hard work and yes, there will be ups and downs along the way but it's all done in the name of making your own way in the world.
Yes poker systems can work but they do not work without your effort. You can not buy a poker system and expect it to do all the work for you. Instead, you can buy books and strategy guides that will give you the tools you need but those tools still require a little elbow grease.