Making a living by playing poker online is possible, but it is not for everyone.
This is a tricky question to answer. It is possible to make a living by playing poker online. However, it takes a lot of time, practice, experience and constant learning to keep making a living. Poker is a game. There are many sports that have made professionals some of the wealthiest people on the planet. There is no reason why poker cannot make a professional player a millionaire or even a billionaire. Although no one has made a billion dollars playing poker online, yet, there are many millionaires. Most of these millionaires started with traditional poker, which is the real live version. Many of them have since also started playing poker online.
According to some estimates, a professional poker player can make as little as ten thousand dollars a year. It can go up to three hundred thousand dollars. A few poker players make half a million dollars or more every year. It is practically possible to win a thousand dollars per month on an average. This may not be much in the United States or the United Kingdom, but it is a handsome amount in most Asian countries. The top ten professional poker players in the world have net worth ranging from twenty six million dollars to more than forty five million dollars. The net worth may swing up and down depending on winning or losing sprees. Professional players are adequately meticulous to avoid losing sprees.
If you want to make a living by playing poker online, then you have to be ready to put in the requisite effort. You cannot start making a living overnight. You must not quit your day job or simply dream of having a career in poker without any alternative. Some of the professional poker players started early. There are success stories of professionals starting out in their teens and becoming millionaires before they turned twenty. These are not replicable on a large scale. You have to be really good at the game to keep winning. There is also a matter of luck. While poker is more about skill than luck, the latter can be a spoilsport more often than not.
Start playing, test your skills and hone them, improve your game, learn more and keep winning. If there comes a time when your winnings at poker online surpass your income from the day job and it is consistent, then you can always choose to make a living out of it.