Get your betting in shape for 2018 with the help of my Punting Personal Trainer Plan.
A few days into the New Year and if you are anything like me, chances are you have already taken yourself off to the gym to try and burn off the many mince pies consumed over the festive period.
January is always a bumper month for gym owners, 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 and out of shape.
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 punting, you can really benefit from an expert 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 66th sit-up, here is my simple 5-Step Betting Profits ‘Personal Trainer’ Plan for 2018 to get you started…
1) Hire The Right Experts
Why exactly do people follow tipsters?
It’s a question I am regularly posed and the answer is quite simple:
Shrewd punters follow winning tipsters because they have the expertise they need to make a profit betting.
Just as most people would call a electrician to re-wire 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 people wouldn’t think twice about hiring a electrician or plumber for their specific expertise, they do when it comes to their betting.
For me that makes no sense, especially given the wide range of tipsters with proven track records of beating the bookmaker year-in, year-out within SBC’s reports.
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!
2) Don’t Be Bothered About Losing – You Will Make It Back
Despite what some may say, successful betting is not about making a guaranteed profit every day or week. There should never be any ‘lucky last race’ to try and turn a bad day around.
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.
One quote in a book on trading I read recently jumped out at me, where one very successful stock market expert put it very well about 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 Bet Diary throughout 2018 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 superb 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 our recommended staking plan for the tipster, hitting a few losers or simply because the tipster in question doesn’t suit the way you like to bet (or even which bookmakers they can bet with).
My suggestion therefore is to start slowly, choose a few tipsters that suit your profile and to stake at affordable levels.
Don’t run before you can walk when betting!
Top Tip: Look for some of SBC’s Hall of Fame recommended tipsters who allow you to bet at low stakes and still make a fine profit. Ideal to get started with!
4) Watch For So-Called Gurus
Every new year I see a whole host of new ‘gurus’ promising quick-fixes, cheats and easy solutions to help with our resolutions.
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.
It’s a major problem on social media, especially with those tipsters who promote accumulator challenges. The majority of these tipsters 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 quick-fixes. They don’t exist and these gurus prey on our vulnerabilities.
Top Tip – my advice is focus on the top tipsters as featured in our latest Tipster Profit Report. 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 reading live commentary text on a horse race you have a bet on – nothing quite gets the heart rate going, especially when it’s a close run thing.
The problem here is that such emotions do nothing to help your rational thinking or your betting.
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 about and 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.
Trust the tipster to select the tip, place it and check the result at the end of the day. At a stroke, you will find your betting is that much easier to handle – win or lose!
Expert Help Betting All Year Round
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.
At the Smart Betting Club, we have over 12 years experience of helping people make money betting and have plenty on offer to help you make 2018 your best punting year yet.
So if looking for a betting ‘Personal Trainer’ why not give us a try as with our 90-day risk-free refund 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!
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