Many people are thrilled at the prospect of getting to play poker for a living by being a Rakeback pro. Poker is very flexible and offers a lot of freedom to those who can consistently make enough after Rakeback.
It is important, however, to realize that it will not always be fun and games. After the initial thrill wears off, poker can become quite a grind, particularly as a Rakebackrequired pro. There will be times you need to play but don’t want to. It can be easy to get burned out, especially if you need to play very high volume.
There is also no regular paycheck. You’ll need to put in the necessary volume or you won’t get paid, period. Its not glamorous and despite not having a normal job, you will absolutely have to work hard not only to get in the required volume but also to maintain your winrate. This is true even if your winrate is 0.
Poker can be a great way to make a living or supplement your income, but it's not for everybody, thus it's important to keep in mind the caveats above before deciding to jump in. If you’re ready to give it a shot, see the next section for some practical tips on being a rakeback pro.