Many people think that playing online poker is a great way to make an income. You do hear stories about people who do just that, professional poker players who make their living playing poker, although they do tend to normally play in casinos rather than online.
However, these are very few and far between and if you consider how many people play poker and then how many make a living at it then that is very low. It is like any sport or career, there are a few people at the top, who are the best in the world and win a lot or make a great deal of money and then there is everyone else who either makes a smaller amount of money or just has fun at it and does not do that well.
It is worth playing a few games against other players to find out how good you are. This should allow you to assess the risk in how much you gamble. For example if you are not winning much, then why not just have fun with it, make it a hobby and accept that if you do win then that is a bonus. However, if you prove to be good and tend to win quite a few games then it might be worth having a more serious try at it.
There are places where you can learn tips and how to play better which could be useful. You may also find there are specific types of poker that you are better at and also certain websites that you find easier to use and so it is worth trying different things to see which you are best at. Even if you are playing to win, it is important to make sure that you stick to a spending budget and know your limits and capabilities. Having too high an expectation could end up in disappointment.