5 days into the New Year and if you are anything like me, chances are you have already taken yourself off out for a run to try and burn off the many mince pies and chocolates consumed over the festive period.
January is always a bumper month for those in the fitness world but the sad reality is that most people signing-up to get fit will never stick it out and give up within the first few weeks, out of pocket, out of shape and out of breath!
It is acknowledged that one of the best ways to stick at a fitness regime is to sign-up with a Personal Trainer, somebody who has the expertise, accountability and motivation to get you fit.
And this is where the parallel with betting comes in, because if your New Year’s Resolutions involve making more money betting, you can really benefit from a ‘Betting Personal Trainer’ – someone to help get you Bet-Fit!
So whilst I can’t be there to place each bet for you or shout at you to do that difficult 75th sit-up on Zoom, here is my simple 5-Step Betting Profits ‘Personal Trainer’ Punting Plan for 2022 to get you started…
1) Hire The Right Experts
I am often asked ‘Why exactly do people follow tipsters?‘ ,yet the answer is really quite simple:
Shrewd punters follow winning tipsters because they have the expertise they don’t have on how to make money betting
Just as most people would call a electrician to rewire a house or a plumber to fix a leak, so too it makes sense to hire a good tipster for betting advice.
Yet whilst most of us wouldn’t think twice about hiring a electrician or plumber for their specific expertise, some do when it comes to tipsters.
Perhaps you are put off by some of the negative stories of those involved in the tipster world, where you do need to be cautious especially on social media.
The fact is there are many excellently run tipsters with proven track records of beating the bookmaker year-in, year-out that you can trust.
There are good and bad tipsters, just as in any industry (estate agents, lawyers, personal trainers even!) and the key is knowing who to trust – which is where SBC comes in.
So, if you don’t have the time or expertise needed to know more than a bookmaker on your chosen sport or market, then there is no shame in hiring someone who does.
Especially if they can add a few zeros onto your bookie account balance!
Top Tip: Keep a record of your own bets so you can honestly assess just how good (or not) you are at betting and if you could benefit from hiring experts to guide you.
2) Don’t Be Deterred When You Lose – You Will Make It Back
There should never be any ‘lucky last race’ to try and turn a bad day around. Nor should you worry unduly about good or bad days or weeks the same. Its all part of the ebb and flow of betting.
Real success betting comes to those who DON’T worry about short-term bad runs of form.
After all losing runs happen to EVERY punter and its how you deal with them that matters most.
A quote in a book on trading I read recently jumped out at me, where one successful stock market expert explained how he handled losing:
“It never bothered me to lose, because I always knew that I would make it right back”
So, if you have a profitable method or tipster that works, then look at what they make over the long-term – which often means evaluating their performance over months and years (and not days or weeks)
Just as you wouldn’t join a gym on January 1st and expect to have a body like Cristiano Ronaldo on February 1st, so too must you do the same when betting.
Be realistic and look for steady gains, not instant results.
Top Tip: Read Rowan’s Free Bet Diary throughout 2022 on the tipsters he has followed profitably for the past few years. Not all of the tipsters he follows win every month, yet over a longer-period, they have continued to make him a tidy profit.
3) Start Slowly & Build Gradually
Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither should you expect to make huge profits immediately when betting.
Yet, I still hear from the occasional ‘newbie’ punter who jumps right in at big stakes. For them it’s all or nothing and they simply want to get rich quick.
Such a quest can easily unravel as many inexperienced punters struggle to handle the pressure of betting at huge stakes.
It might be down to not following a recommended staking plan, becoming unnerved after hitting a few losers or simply because the tipster in question doesn’t suit the way you like to bet.
My advice is to start slowly, choose a few tipsters that suit your needs and to stake at affordable levels.
Don’t run before you can walk when betting as winning is a marathon not a sprint.
Remember the golden rule when starting out betting: Its better to make mistakes at small stakes.
Top Tip: Look to follow some of the free tipsters you can follow with your SBC membership. An ideal solution to get started with.
4) Watch For So-Called Guru’s & Fads
Every new year sees a whole host of ‘gurus’ come out of the woodwork promising quick-fixes, cheats and easy solutions to supposedly help you achieve your goals.
Whether it’s a new fad diet, wonder product to help stop smoking, or for those of us in the betting world – amazing new tipsters or betting systems. These so-called ‘gurus’ tout their wares using compelling sales material all designed to encourage us to think ‘Hey this quick-fix could actually work for me!’
Sadly, in 99% of all cases, these ‘gurus’ are touting nothing but hot air. There is no quick fix when betting, just as there isn’t with a diet or plan to stop smoking.
Scam tipsters are a major problem on social media, especially amongst those who promote accumulator challenges.
The majority of them make their profits from a share of the losses you suffer with their recommended bookmakers. It’s in their interests for you to lose, not win.
Instead, forget all about betting quick fixes which promise the earth, but deliver little. Concentrate on the boring, genuine experts with track records of success dating back several years. They might not be good at marketing, but they are at betting!
Top Tip: My advice is to focus on the top tipsters as can be sourced in our regular Tipster Profit Reports. They might not promise you a life changing 10-leg winning acca, but they will make you steady, reliable profits long-term.
5) Are You Betting For Kicks Or To Make Money?
One of the biggest emotional hits for any punter comes in watching a bet you have placed as it happens.
Whether it’s following a football game on TV or a horse race you have a bet on – nothing quite gets the heart rate going, especially when it’s a close run thing.
I broke my own rule when watching a horse race where I stood to win a 4 figure sum if my bet won. Miles clear approaching the final fence – you guessed it, my horse fell and instead of a big payout, I made a sizeable loss. It left me in a bad mood for the next few hours and it was a reminder to myself why I don’t watch events I have a lot riding on.
The additional problem here is that such emotions do nothing to help your rational thinking or your betting further down the line.
And it begs the question: Are you betting for kicks or to actually win money long-term?
It can quickly become addictive to seek the ‘hit’ that a winning bet brings.
Before you know it, rather than looking for value bets, you simply start to look for winners (whatever the odds). Never a good strategy.
Coupled with the fact that studies have found that a losing bet hurts you twice as much as the enjoyment gained from a winning bet and you have a recipe for disaster.
Yet if you follow a good tipster, then there is simply no need to watch every bet live as you are not the one selecting it.
Top Tip: Trust a quality tipster to advise the best tips – then place the bets & walk away – only checking the results at the end of the day. By not watching your bets unfold live, you will find your betting is that much easier to handle – win or lose!
As helpful as my 5 tips might be, one of the best ways to make any new year’s resolution a success is in having proven experts to guide you along the way.
So if looking for a betting ‘Personal Trainer’ why not give us a try as with our 30 and 90 day money back guarantee you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
After all, we might not be able to make you fitter or stop you eating too much chocolate, but we know a thing or two about making money betting and the tipsters to trust to do just that.
See you on the inside.