Many other people get into online poker because they don’t have ready access to an offline casino or they want to try to get rich the fast way or maybe they have a lucky charm and they think that they can make a quick fortune in a short time. No matter why you are playing online poker, you need to keep in mind that the one thing you should do to make a living with online poker is to have a great poker game plan, and follow it.
I started playing poker about 1999, I didn’t make any money at the beginning, I was working as aiser and living in Florida. I figured poker would be a temporary source of income, so I never invested more than I could afford to lose, and that was the best I could do.
I read about online poker and I learned the hard way that you need to set realistic goals, you can’t expect to earn a living with online poker in a day, you need to take it slow and steady. As I learned more and practiced, I built a small income and a few years later I was able to buy a new house and a new car.
How to Make Money With Online Poker
Now, what did I do to make money with online poker? I used a system that was helping me to prepare for the WSOP (World Series of Poker), I developed what is a winning tournament poker strategy, I played in smaller tournaments and played in bigger tournaments. Here is some of what I did:
1. I watched movies. See if you can identify the hands in the movies with the poker hand movements. Keep an eye on your opponents, you will get a lot of hands approximately the same speed with some very important variables.
2. I listened to aggressive talkers. You need to know who is talkative and destructive. You need to know people behind the poker games, people you may have never played against and people you know you will play against again. Try to pick up on the best talking points. You can then pick up your own cards and play as if you are aware of the variables and the opponents’ emotional intensity. You could say that these people are like currency on the poker table.
3. I searched for poker videos. Some people make a living with videos, but I didn’t have time to watch all the thousands of hours of poker videos available, so I played hand after hand of poker, making notes and trying to learn from my mistakes. It is very important to take full advantage of the bonus videos because you will be able to see how the best players do it.
Poker is not a game of luck, it’s a game of skill. The only way to get skill is to invest in training and to develop your own strategy. The best way to do this is to read the books about poker that you can find on the Internet, but even if you can’t find any strategy you can practice by playing with your friends or relatives.
Once you feel confident playing poker, you should start playing for small stakes. After you have completed your training and learned your basic strategy, you have to start playing for higher stakes. Top poker players bet $400 to $600, and they all play perfect poker. So if you want to make serious money with online poker, you need to practice and develop a strategy that is both profitable and successful. You need to have doubts about your strategy before you start playing for real money, but once you have it, you have it.
There are actually two ways to make money at online poker. The first way is to find a poker training program like the one I recommend that teaches you to play poker without risking your own money. The best part about this is that you can afford to pay-out small amounts of money to the tipsters that come highly recommended by the online schools. You can call it “acfolio marketing for online poker playing.”
The other way to make money at online poker is to build your own online poker training business. This is the ugly truth in poker: you can get a lot of training for a small fee, but you will never be able to make a lot of money. It will take many years of brick-and-mortar poker play, but you will be making a lot of money in the process.
If you want to make money at online poker, you will need to invest in a three-part strategy. The first part will be “Dream, Learn, Practice.” Everyone can dream, but you need to actually learn how to play poker. You can do this in many ways, but the best way is to literally write down every hand you have ever played. Take notes on which tables you play on, and which tables you historically lose on.
After you hand histories are done, you need to practice. No, not just playing, but you must learn how to play.