Poker is a game that can be beaten in the long term.
Poker in the short term is luck and gambling... In the long term if you are profitable it will show in your stats.
This is my ring game graph for the last few months.
I have also been doing very well in tourneys in the last month.
If you treat poker like a business and follow proper bankroll management you can be very successful.
If you are not a very stable mentally i would not suggest poker as a serious venture keep it just for fun.
The strategy is the easy part... its mastering your emotions thats tricky everyone is so attached to money, you have to let go of the $$$ and treat it like points in a video game.
I am working hard right now to make it to the big limits, its a big ladder but totally possible to climb it if you have enough perseverance.
I suggest anyone thinking of making a income from poker DONT deposit on poker sites to start. Start with freerolls and work your way up from nothing.
I have done this twice in my poker career to start bankrolls its not hard it just takes a lot of patience and time. And if you take this route at least if you mess up and bust it was started from nothing so its a lot easier to get over.
Chris Ferguson did a challenge on full tilt similar to what it was like for me starting from nothing. Online Poker at Full Tilt Poker - All Promotions: Chris Ferguson Challenge
I hope this post was a little insight into a poker career.
I leave you with what most pro poker players will tell you. Don't quit your day job.
peace and love
ps. I think if you deposit over and over it can quickly become a serious gambling problem but if you start from nothing i really don't see the harm just time wasted.