I wanted to hear from members on this forum about their thoughts on trying to make money from poker as a side income. From articles I have read on the internet online poker is getting increasingly competitive with each passing year. However the lowest limit tables (good players don't bother with these tables therefore not as competitive) still possibly offer a profit opportunity due to the higher ratio of amateurs to professionals. How realistic is it for an average guy with average intelligence and average mathematical ability who reads books about poker strategy, uses the right tools and software and plays daily for 6 months to become good enough to earn a side income from online poker? The strategy would be to play sit and go poker online on the lowest limit tables whilst playing multiple hands at a time. The goal is to win money from amateurs a.k.a. 'fish'. I understand the concept of variance, but how possible/likely is it over the long run for Mr. Average to make say an average hourly rate of $5 - $10 AUD? While it does not sound like much it allows you to be location independent and live in cheap countries (think South East Asia or South America or Eastern Europe). Also what about applying the concept to playing at low limit tables at physical casinos where less professionals tend to play (because they can play more hands/tables at once by playing online)?