Started with zero
I started on a site called 24hpoker since gone to non US) with no money. I played their freerolls
, won a few, played a few more, so on. And I have a long way to go to be good.
When they shut out US players, took $ to PSTARS. Been playing over a year now without paying a cent. You do have to be patient though.
+ you can follow Chris Ferguson on Full Tilt to get ideas on how to do it. He started a test with free rolls and is close to his $10,000 goal. Sorry, just found a site devoted to the Chris Ferguson Zero to Hero.