Do you want to become a consistent winning poker player? How about just making enough money from poker for a decent side income? These are reasonable poker goals to have especially for those of you who play the lower limits like I discuss on this blog. However, many people these days have busy lives full of obligations like work, family, school and so on.
This can make it difficult to find the time to devote to poker. There are also many people for whom setting aside $50 or $100 for a poker bankroll is a big deal. Especially if you come from a country where this is a large amount of money. So in this article I am going to give you 9 of my best poker “hacks” for people with little time or money.
Follow these steps and you can have success in poker even if you are broke and have no time.
1. Schedule 30 Minutes for Poker
The first thing that you need to do in order to make poker a consistently profitable hobby for you is devote regular time to it. Too many people do not achieve success in poker because they are wishy washy. By this I mean that they will play and study a bunch for a week or two and then forget about poker for a month.
2. Play Poker Every Day So by setting aside
30 minutes each night (or morning or midday if that works better for you) you will get yourself into the habit of consistently playing poker every day. This is by far the best way to make progress in this game because poker will always be on the top of your mind. You will be thinking about the hands from last night. You will be thinking about new ways to beat certain opponents and so on.
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3. Create Your Own Poker Space The next poker hack
I have for you is to create your own poker space. This means that you have a room where you only play poker. This is your personal space where you are not to be bothered by any distractions while you are playing poker for 30 minutes or more each night.
4. Studying poker is important.
In fact it is more important than ever in today’s more competitive poker environment. You have to be constantly upgrading your skill-set to stay on top. So by this I mean studying poker books, courses, videos and so on. But too much can be a problem as well.
In fact I get many people coming to me these days who talk about poker study overwhelm. And this is because they are trying to learn way too much at once and they are listening to far too many different sources, which may be conflicting in some cases.
5. Listen to Poker Strategy Podcasts
This is one of my very best “hacks” for all those people who spend a lot of time each day commuting to work either on the bus/train or in their car. And that is to listen to poker strategy podcasts during that time! I am a huge fan of podcasts in general. I listen to them all the time when I am traveling, at the gym and so on. And there are some great poker podcasts out there.
6. Take Advantage of Rakeback and Bonuses
Another great poker hack for those just starting out is to make sure you are taking advantage of rakeback and bonuses if you play online. Rakeback is a percentage of the rake you paid to the poker site that is given back to you as an incentive for you to play there.
7. Have Clear Poker Bankroll Targets
The next piece of poker advice that I have for you is to have clear bankroll targets for when you will move up. This will take out the guesswork and allow you to make consistent progress. Now when to move up is a bit of a personal thing. Some people prefer to be very conservative with their bankroll management and only move up with 50+ buy ins for instance. Whereas some people prefer to gamble a bit more and move up with 20.
So there you have my top 9 poker hacks for people with little time or money. The truth is that if you really want to be successful in poker you can make it happen even with a busy life and even if you are broke. The real key is how you prioritize your time. You have to be a lot more efficient than most people.
You can’t be screwing around on Facebook or Reddit during your poker time for instance. You need to be laser focused on consistently playing each night (or morning/afternoon if that better fits your schedule), getting regular study in and having clear targets and goals for your progress.