Playing online poker for a living is absolutely doable, but it takes a combination of talent, dedication, patience, discipline and disposition to succeed.
You must study and constantly work on the weak parts of your game. Reading a book like "Texas Holdem for Advanced Players" once, will not be good enough. You will have to read it over and over, and you must really consume, study and learn it. You must take the game seriously at all times, maintaining your focus and always continue to learn, even when you are away from the table.
Knowing where and at what times the loosest middle and upper limit poker games are played are the number one secret for those that play professional poker online. Online poker professionals win most of their money from the weak players (fishes-suckers), so finding a table with two or three fishes on it, is extremely important if you want to succeed at this game. Tight and conservative poker tables are not profitable to play on, even for the professionals.
Finding the right table to play on will take some time and effort from your side, but will definitely be worth it if you are serious of making a living playing this great and complex game.
There are some great benefits playing online poker for a living compare to live casino poker.
* No intimidation from other players.
* No waiting around for a table.
* You can play wearing your socks only.
* No traveling expences.
* You pay no tips to the dealer.
* The rake is much lower.
TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT ONLINE POKER YOU HAVE TO:
Constantly change your style of play. Do not be predictable in your betting patterns.
Keep reading and practicing the game as often as possible.
Only play in poker rooms that has a few fishes at the table.
Only play with money you can afford to loose. Have a poker bankroll and keep a record of your wins and losses.
Always give the game 100% of your attention when you are sitting at the table.
Take some time away from the poker table if you have suffered more than three consecutive losses.
Win more by playing fewer hands. A bet saved is the same as a bet won. Play quality hands and fold the junk, and you will see your bank-roll increase.