The tipster blogger ‘Making Punting Pay’ on how he made over 7k in 2019 betting.

Yesterday saw the release of a very special SBC Report from a guest author – the tipster blogger, Making Punting Pay on how he made a £7,346.57 clear profit betting in 2019.

Exclusively available to SBC members only, this report details his journey to profit on a month-by-month basis, including the 6 tipsters he follows, the lessons learnt along the way and his advice to those looking to copy his approach.

Although to access the full 17-page report a Smart Betting Club membership is required (Get instant access), I wanted to share with you all an interview with the man himself to give you some insight into his approach.

SBC: Thanks for agreeing to the interview – first of all, can you explain why you decided to start following tipsters and more to the point – why you decided to write a blog about it?

MPP: For years I was your standard punter, firing on daft accumulators while watching the scores on a Saturday or throwing on a random lucky 15 at the racing, with no success whatsoever….a donation to the bookies every week.

I then became aware of the SBC about five years ago which was when I realised it was possible to turn myself into a profitable punter by following tipsters. I started blogging in the hope it would force me into being more disciplined with outside eyes looking on, while also giving me the platform to share my experiences with others who may be doing the same thing. These types of blogs have been incredibly useful to me in the past, so hopefully one or two others find mine of use.

Onto your 2019 performance and how about some headline figures to begin with. Exactly how much did you make in 2019 before and after any costs?

The final total was £10,886.57 profit although after you deduct the subscriptions (£3,540) the final figure was £7,346.57.

How many hours a week do you think it took to run your ‘portfolio’ and would you say it was worth the time and effort you put into it?

I’ve actually managed to reduce this considerably in the past few months as a result of account restrictions forcing me onto the exchange. It’s hard to put an exact figure on it but i’d estimate I used to spend about 8 hours a week with that time mainly taken up by shopping around trying to secure the best price as soon as bets were released. Now with little accounts left, i’m forced to use the exchange close to the off which has freed up a lot of time. I’d estimate i’m down to about 3 or 4 hours per week now so definitely worth the effort.

Onto your portfolio itself – how did you choose the tipsters to follow?

In 2019 I had six tipsters – three racing, two golf and one football. The SBC tipster profit reports and magazines are my first port of call to identify potential tipsters and ensure they suit my personal circumstances. I then narrow the list down by conducting my own analysis to double check the ones that will suit me best which also usually highlights areas where I can tailor each service to either increase ROI or ROC or simplify the way I follow a service i.e. potential for placing bets later in the day.

Digging into your results last year – Who was your best performing tipster in 2019?

Best performing was a service whom I refer to as Racing Service 3 (the tipster in question likes to stay out of the limelight) who generated a profit of £9,216.77 at 10.1% ROI and 92.2% ROC. The Value Bettor is also worth a mention since he’s only in action 5 months of the year and managed to produce a profit of £5,674.07 at 22.7% ROI.

What was your biggest win or success story?

My biggest win was back in April when I had £100 on a 33/1 winner, but i’d say the biggest success story was the number of times I managed to recover from substantial four figure drawdowns.

Of course we should never forget the downside of betting either and the losing runs we all go through at times. What was the biggest issue you faced and what was the worst bad beat or bad luck story of the year?

The biggest issue I faced was the volatility of the portfolio. I felt as though I was always on either a huge drawdown, or on a big winning run, there seemed to be no middle ground.

Back luck wise was probably back in March when I was only able to place half my usual stake on 28/1 and 33/1 winners due to the odds disappearing as I was splitting my stakes across a number of books. If I managed to get the full stake down then i’d have been £3000 richer.

What would you say to anyone wanting to copy you and what they should be prepared for?

It may seem like a get rich quick scheme but it’s far from it. It isn’t as easy as just picking a tipster and placing the bets, as if you don’t have a disciplined approach then you will be up against it. Even the best of tipsters go on losing runs so you need sufficient betting banks and the mentality to absorb the losses. Would you keep placing bets if you had lost 50% or more of your bank?

In 2019 I endured four losing runs of more than £5000 but kept at it, refusing to reduce stakes in the knowledge that the tide would turn. I’d guess not a lot of people would be willing to see out the dark days, which is why so few make this work. The pressure you feel under when you have no idea where the next winner will come from is pretty intense. Those who don’t know how to lose, will have no chance of winning in the long term.

Finally – how can people read more from you (besides your 2019 report!?)

I make regular updates on the blog at http://makingpuntingpay.blogspot.com where you can subscribe to receive updates via email. I’m also on Twitter @MakePuntingPay

My thanks to Making Punting Pay for answering these questions and if you want to read more from him then the specially commissioned 2019 report is now available to all Smart Betting Club members. You can sign-up instantly via for as little as 26p per day.

I should say here as well – the person behind the Making Punting Pay blog is an SBC member but aside from that he has no affiliation with us. He writes his blog off his own steam with no influence from anyone connected to SBC so his blog is a fantastic independent resource I recommend you check out!

 

Peter Ling

Smart Betting Club Owner and Founder

 

 

 

9 years following tipsters averaging 12k a year profit. One SBC members’ real life betting journey

For those of you after some inspiration on how to make a profit betting, today I want to share my recent chat with one very long running SBC member on exactly how he continues to make his betting following tipsters a real success.

Step forward Jim – a Smart Betting Club member since 2012 no less and with whom I spoke to earlier this week to get the lowdown on his latest betting experiences and results figures.

To set the scene – back in 2016, I first interviewed Jim on his betting results and how he won £20,000 in 2015, the first year that he took it all seriously. You can read this original interview here.

Now 4 years later, Jim was good enough to agree to answer a few of my questions on his performance since then (during which time he has been an SBC member naturally!) including how he now averages around £12,000 profit per year…

SBC: You first joined SBC back in 2012, so you are coming up to nearly 9 years of membership now! What is it about SBC that continues to appeal to you?

Jim: I have been a member of SBC since 2012 – a long time.

At first, I just played around with different tipsters to try and find the right one for me. The first one I chose gave out tips the night before and still is very good, yet I don’t use him anymore as I got banned very quickly by the bookies for following him in. SBC warned against this as being a red flag for this service and they were right. I thought that suffering from a bookmaker restriction was a status symbol at first, but I quickly realised it’s a no no now.

SBC: Back in 2016, in our original chat, you explained how 2015 was a vintage year for you making over £20,000. How has your betting fared since then?

Jim: That’s right as it was only in 2015 that I began to take it seriously and I made 20 grand in total that year. In the years since, I have still made a good profit on average of around £12,000 per year.

In 2019 I was down £6000 up to June after a poor first 6 months, but it all turned around in the second half of the year and I ended up £12,000 in profit in total. Shows the value of being patient, but then having done this seriously since 2015 I know how to ride the ups and downs along the way.

SBC: In terms of the tipsters you use – have you been following any since 2012?

Jim: Well the first thing to say is that I only follow racing tipsters, which is both good and bad. Good because they make a fantastic ROI but bad in that it increases issues at my profit levels with bookmaker restriction issues.

Service wise, I have been with 2 of the same tipsters since 2012. They don’t just give tips out and say get on with it. They genuinely care about their members and making sure you can make a profit following their advice.

SBC: What about the tipsters you follow currently?

Jim: I only use 4 tipsters now and I’m happy with how things are going. I could follow more but I want to have a life outside of them and my day job. I would also rather up my stakes in these 4 tipsters I trust rather than join anyone new.

Three of them are SBC recommended tipsters and the other one I just came across through a fellow SBC member who is very switched on. My outlay in a year is now about £200k in terms of stakes and I try to make 10% ROI. 200k might sound a lot but I’ve built it up over the years, so it’s well within my comfort zone.

SBC: What are your betting plans for the future? Do you think you will still be doing this in 2030?

Jim: In the future I want to be able to make a good profit just by using the exchanges although that isn’t always possible right now. At my staking and profit level, getting on is tricky sometimes as I don’t use a VPN and I’m hopeless at the tech stuff. So, I use a mixture of phones and place a bunch of bets in shops too as this works for me (I work in a big city centre so have ready access).

SBC: What would you say to anyone considering a SBC membership but unsure as to whether to take the plunge?

Jim: If you take the plunge to join SBC it can change your life but just remember it’s a lot of hard work and effort, especially at my staking range.

I would also say it’s essential to keep a spreadsheet of all your bets so you really know where you stand. Some months you think you are losing because you have had a few bad days in a row but when you look back you realise you’re doing ok and vice versa. It’s only because you have the spreadsheet, do you actually know where you stand.

 

My thanks go out to Jim for taking the time to answer my questions.

So, whilst I have promised Jim I won’t reveal the exact names of those tipsters he follows, he does make clear in this chat that 3 of them are those we at SBC currently recommend and have done for some-time.

Indeed, it appears that Jim has also been following them for several years now too – showing the value of finding a professional, well-run tipster service (or 3!) that can make a difference to your betting.

Of course, betting can be a bit of a rollercoaster at times as his 2019 ride alludes to, but with the right strategy, record-keeping and a bit of patience, his story is a fantastic bit of inspiration for those of you looking to do the same in 2020 and beyond.

Read More Real-Life SBC Member Experiences

If the chat with Jim has whet your appetite for more on the SBC difference – you can read further real-life betting experiences from other members using the links below:

MPP – A £25 Hourly Wage betting – an interview with the punter/blogger making it pay!

D.G. – The reality of following 8 tipsters and the SBC difference

Dave – An interview with the punter up 5 figure profits annually using tipsters

So why not join the Smart Betting Club today and see the difference we can make to your betting with tipsters!

 

 

Member Experience: How SBC Has Helped My Betting | Steve

Everyone wants to make money betting, yet the reality is that without expert help to guide you along the way, most people who bet, will sadly only ever show a loss.

We know that needn’t be the case as with the right information on the best tipsters to follow and an understanding of the fundamentals of successful betting anyone can make a profit betting, regardless of experience or expertise.

To prove this point, I recently spoke with one member, Steve, on his own real-life experience (and profits) betting since he joined the Smart Betting Club back in April this year.

Following 7 different tipsters, Steve is up £4,200 since he began betting properly in August at the start of this current football season.

To explain more on his approach, the tipsters he follows, how SBC has helped and his plans for the future – read on for the full interview (As ever, Steve’s answers are all his own words – no selective editing here)

How SBC Has Helped My Betting / Steve

What’s your name?

Steve

When did you join the Smart Betting Club?

April 2017 but only started subscribing and following tipsters from late August.

What sports do you bet on?

Football, Horse Racing and Golf.

How many tipsters do you follow?

Seven – Messiah, MVS, AH Edge, Prophet, Rooster, Golf Insider, Football Elite

Why did you join the Smart Betting Club?

Well I originally joined a few years back as a fully paid up member and just jumped in following your recommended tipsters but without doing the necessary groundwork on all the other aspects of betting. I did okay, mostly broke even but didn’t have the psychological wherewithal and ultimately became frustrated with the mistakes I made and became impatient during leaner spells. Looking back it probably wasn’t the right time in my life and circumstances for such an undertaking however It was a learning experience and I went away thinking I will return and crack this one day!

So I spent a few years mulling things over and decided to renew my membership in April this year and begun subscribing to and following tipsters in late August, coinciding with the new football season.

How has the Smart Betting Club helped you?

First and foremost – through its thorough tipster reviews and analysis – SBC has provided me with all the information necessary so that I can make an informed decision on which services are not only realistically profitable but also appropriate for my style of betting and that work around my schedule.

Secondly, but most importantly for me I feel, SBC has helped with my education on the psychology of betting and how mastering this area is the key to success in attaining my goal of becoming a fully fledged professional gambler. I now have the skills and the tools at my disposal to maintain my discipline and detach myself whether on a winning or losing run. Each bet is part of a long term plan and I now understand that losing bets should not provoke emotional negative reactions however “unlucky” they appear to be.

“I know you guys have got my back and are ready to advise me on
any questions or conundrums I might have”

 

What do you like most about the Smart Betting Club service?

How personal and close-knit the community here is. I know you guys have got my back and are ready to advise me on any questions or conundrums I might have. Knowing I can call on your expertise and experience gives me a lot of confidence going forward.

Also the plethora of content and resources provided to members through the website has proved and will continue to prove invaluable in my ongoing education. There is always something new to learn and improve on.

How much have you made betting since you joined the Smart Betting Club?

To date, In a little over two months, I’m showing a profit of £4200 at an ROI of 4.2%. Not bad considering I’m currently suffering a draw-down of around £5k over the last two weeks.

As mentioned previously, if I hadn’t got to grips with the psychology then this would be a testing time however I’m taking it in my stride knowing I was due a correction, that it’s all part and parcel, and that it is what happens in the long term that counts!

To date, In a little over two months, I’m showing a
profit of £4200 at an ROI of 4.2%.”

What are your betting plans for the future?

For the time being I will be continuing with the tipsters I am subscribed to and bet to the staking strategy I have established in the hope of achieving my aim of a 5% return on investment, which I feel is a conservative target, and then review the services and my approach to staking after a period of one year. As I’m projected to turnover around £600k over the course of the year I’d be delighted if I came away with that £30k profit. Beyond that I’ll be aiming to improve my ROI by fine tuning my methods after my 1st year review by dropping and adding tipsters where necessary and/or increasing my stakes.

Ultimately I’d love to be successful and make consistent long term profits and earn a full time living through sports betting. Fortunately I came into some money and was able to quit my job in order to dedicate most of my time to this endeavour with a hefty bank roll to back it up. I am however under no illusions of how difficult this can be and I’m so glad I’m here in the right place with The SBC to give me every chance of making this success.

Steve

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Read More Real-life SBC Member Experiences

If you enjoyed Steve’s interview, you can read more interviews with other real-life successful punters on the SBC Blog.

Each of them are ordinary people like you and me, yet by following the Smart Betting Club’s reviews and reports on the best tipsters to follow, have made significant profits over the years..

Ringo: How I made over £42,000 betting in his first year

Billy McPherson: How I made over $1M dollars betting since 2011

K: How I made £38,000 In 2016 betting on horse racing

Clive Jones: How I made £35,210 in 23 months

So if you fancy seeing how we can help you make money betting, why not consider a Smart Betting Club membership.

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Member Experience: How SBC Has Helped My Betting | Justin

To best illustrate how a Smart Betting Club membership can help improve your betting, I have been conducting a series of interviews with real-life SBC subscribers on the difference our service has made to them.

The latest in this series comes from Justin, who having previously worked for the likes of Paddy Power as a trader is now making money as a punter by using tipster services. He makes around £20,000 from his betting each year, of which he attributes SBC as directly responsible for around £5,000 of that.

What’s your name?

Justin

When did you join the Smart Betting Club?

December 2013

What sports do you bet on?

I bet on a wide range of sports, the most common being tennis, soccer and basketball. From SBC I follow AH Edge, and Festival Value. But in total i follow about 10 tipsters and a free site with several tipsters on it (Betting Kingdom)

Why did you join the Smart Betting Club?

I’m ex industry, I used to work as trader for Paddypower and Sportsbet so i have an obvious interest in betting. I came across SBC on twitter (@sbcinfo) and decided to have a look.

How has the Smart Betting Club helped you?

Lots of the articles are quite interesting and give a different perspective on things, reading stories of likeminded ‘gamblers’ is interesting. Articles on hiding VPNs, etc are also useful.

What do you like most about the Smart Betting Club service?

What i like most is again the articles, i find them very interesting, the best performing tipster guides sometimes flag a new tipster to try out. I would like to spend time on the forum but at the moment i cannot.

How much have you made betting since you joined the Smart Betting Club?

I have made around 20k per year extra through betting. Its very difficult to say how much this website has contributed but knowledge and discipline are key and SBC reinforces that. AH Edge, On the Oche, Football Investor have definitely contributed to my profits so I’d guess it has made me around 5k a year of my profit. (I used to record all my bets religiously but have been slack in recent times)

What are your betting plans for the future?

My aim is to keep learning and refining my portfolio to make it less time consuming and as constant as possible. I would like to work on some models in the future and use machine learning to look for betting edges.

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Member Experience: How SBC Has Helped My Betting | Phil

To best illustrate how a Smart Betting Club membership can help improve your betting, I have been conducting a series of interviews with real-life SBC subscribers on the difference our service has made to them.

The latest in this series comes from Phil, who has been an SBC member for 5 years and has made enough from his betting to take 4 holidays abroad every year off the back of his winnings!

What’s your name?

Phil

When did you join the Smart Betting Club?

I think i’m going into my 5th year now

What sports do you bet on?

Football, horse racing and now golf

Why did you join the Smart Betting Club?

I was using a football tipster who mentioned he had been reviewed by you. I put Smart Betting Club into Google and found the SBC website and decided to join to find out what they were all about.

How has the Smart Betting Club helped you?

The SBC has totally changed the way i feel about tipsters. Back in the mid 80’s  I used some very poor tipsters,  usually getting tips through a premium rate telephone number or sent by post. After years of making a loss I ended up moving abroad , which probably did me a big favour, and I swore i would never place a bet on a horse again.

After moving back to the UK 7 years ago I wanted to try betting again but only on football, and it was through the football tipster I subscribed to, that I came across the SBC. I took out a subscription and was surprised to find out how long a tipster had to proof their tips before the SBC would recommend them. The SBC reviews gave me enough enough confidence to subscribe to a highly rated horse racing service, to which i am still subscribed to today.

I have ended up subscribing to two more very good racing services and I am still making good profits to this day. The subs I pay each year to the SBC is some of the best money i spend.

The SBC has also taught me how to manage betting banks and staking properly.

What do you like most about the Smart Betting Club service?

The SBC is very honest when it comes to reviewing tipsters. Some review sites only review a service for a month which is not long enough.

With the SBC tipsters have to proof their tips for around a year so as to prove they are not just a flash in the pan. The SBC magazines are very informative with regular tipster profit reports. They have a great forum for people to promote their free tips and i always look forward to reading Rowan’s bet diary. Betting can be a lonely game at times so it’s always nice to hear how other people are doing.

How much have you made betting since you joined the Smart Betting Club?

I’m not going to go into figures but i will say that since I joined the SBC, my betting profits have paid for all my foreign holidays, which i take 4 times a year!

What are your betting plans for the future?

I plan to carry on the way I am for as long as possible although it’s getting harder now as i only have a handful of normal bookmaker accounts left. I have got through 6 sets of pseudo bookmaker accounts so that shows how successful i have been with my betting. I try to use the Exchanges as much as possible now to try and preserve the accounts i have left.

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Member Experience: How SBC Has Helped My Betting | Ringo

To best illustrate how a Smart Betting Club membership can help improve your betting, I have been conducting a series of interviews with real-life SBC subscribers on the difference our service has made to them.

The latest in this series comes from ‘Ringo’, who in his first full year of SBC membership made over £42,000 from his betting. Here is how he did it…

What’s your name?

Ringo

When did you join the Smart Betting Club?

June 2014

What sports do you bet on?

Horses, Football & Greyhounds

How many tipsters do you follow?

Religiously 4, however I have about 2 more in my portfolio where certain months of the year are more prestigious lets say…

Why did you join the Smart Betting Club?

I wanted advice initially on hints to keep accounts from being closed or restricted. I also liked the access to the forum, the opinions put forward and the access to free information on a trial basis. SBC membership also provides cheaper fees to join tipsters that I liked and is a portal to discover new ventures with added discounts.

How has the Smart Betting Club helped you?

Technically all the above, plus its opened up new avenues and advice that I hadn’t considered previously such as keeping proper records, introducing lay bets and how they operated plus their lists of good and bad tipsters to avoid.

What do you like most about the Smart Betting Club service?

The forums and the monthly bulletins updating me on current issues and performance figures.

How much have you made betting since you joined the Smart Betting Club?

During my first full year using proper bookmakers, I made a profit of £42,134. However this meant six accounts were restricted and four closures…..a high price to pay!

What are your betting plans for the future?

Hopefully to continue betting without restrictions being imposed, religiously following staking plans and spreading bets with smaller stakes with a variety of bookmakers to keep me out of the limelight!

Ringo

 

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Member Experience: How SBC Has Helped My Betting | K

To best illustrate how a Smart Betting Club membership can help improve your betting, I have been conducting a series of interviews with real-life SBC subscribers on the difference our service has made to them.

The latest in this series comes from SBC member, K, who although happy to share his experience with you all, was also keen to protect his identify from snooping bookmakers. Hence the fact we are just using his first initial!

Here is what K had to say (as ever, this is all his own words on the matter!)

What’s your name?

K

When did you join the Smart Betting Club?

I joined several years ago, let my subscription lapse at one point because life was too busy, then resubscribed a couple of years ago and have been a subscriber ever since.

What sports do you bet on?

Predominantly horse racing. For a while, I tried soccer (without success) and American sports, following one of the tipsters on SBC (who is no longer a promoted tipster). American sports became a big loser for me over time as I started chasing losses and following tipsters on twitter. More about this later. So, no more American sports – they seem like a lottery. On the other hand, horse racing is profitable. I have just started betting on tennis again and have developed my own mathematical model to help me. I also bet lightly on golf.

How many tipsters do you follow?

This varies from time to time. Currently, I’m following eleven tipsters. That may seem like a lot, but I’ve chosen carefully. Five are directly from SBC (one of them is free). They are all excellent and have proven long-term profitability. Four more are subscription tipsters (one is for Australian racing and one is for golf) and two others are free tipsters. I also subscribe to one set of ratings for which highlighted races are profitable, and follow another free set of ratings with a system of my own. Overall, it’s a heavy workload, but my timezone and work patterns allow me to manage this. I’m fairly ruthless in cancelling a subscription if it isn’t working out, even if long-term proofed results show a tipster is profitable, because it might be that I’m missing the prices too often

Why did you join the Smart Betting Club?

To find profitable tipsters and to read the guides available for SBC members on profitable betting. Before SBC, I’d followed various other systems and ratings, some successfully, but mostly unsuccessfully. SBC helps steer punters towards profitable and reliable tipsters. It’s great that SBC is independent too.

How has the Smart Betting Club helped you?

There are useful articles on, for example, what to do if different tipsters make the same selections and how that impacts results. These articles stimulate thinking on similar topics, e.g. what to do if you have several tipped selections in the same race (an issue I have daily). The tipster tables are great because you can zero in on the type of tipster you’re looking for – in my case, I look at the more affordable and low workload options. I’ve discovered that tipsters who charge enormous amounts don’t necessarily do any better than those who charge moderately. I read the reviews to determine if there is anyone new I want to follow. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, SBC gave me confidence that it is possible to make decent profits over time by following tipsters, if you are disciplined.

What do you like most about the Smart Betting Club service?

I like that the SBC is independent. I know that when they recommend a tipster, or upgrade or downgrade an existing rating, that their opinion is based on results and judgement, not on hidden commissions.

How much have you made betting since you joined the Smart Betting Club?

This is a multi-part answer. In the early days, I made moderate profits. 2015, though, was a complete disaster for various reasons, but mainly because I became obsessed with betting on soccer and American sports. One SBC tipster on basketball cost me a lot. I started following tipsters on twitter (not recommended, by the way) and made the problem worse. I had health issues, and maybe I was trying too hard. Certainly, I lacked discipline. In a few months, I lost a five-figure amount.I’d never done that before.

It was time to pull back, rethink, develop new strategies. By late 2015, I was ready. I came up with my set of rules above. I followed the SBC tipsters I knew I could rely on, and carefully evaluated others using Archie scores and other measures. Although I’ve changed some of the tipsters I follow, there’s a core group whom I rely on, as explained above. In 2016, I managed to make GBP 38,000 on horse racing. That recouped most of what I’d lost when betting crazily on American sports.

I don’t expect 2017 to be as good, but I’d hope to make at least half that amount. It’s been at a cost to my accounts, though. I’d already been restricted to pennies at Bet365 when my balance there hit GBP 10,000, and at Betfair Sportsbook. Last year, I opened accounts at Bet Victor (closed almost immediately), Coral (maximum bet now 0.0), Ladbrokes (heavily restricted), and RaceBets (banned from taking fixed odds after three bets). I’m currently using three bookmakers, all who have lightly restricted me.

My methods wouldn’t suit everyone. I place a lot of bets, sometimes with three or more horses in a race, and bet in most races each day. It’s a heavy workload. But I’ll keep disciplined and I’ll keep doing it while it pays off.

What are your betting plans for the future?

Firstly, no more American sports. Ever. I keep a mental blacklist of tipsters and sports to avoid. I need all my discipline to keep to it (having said that, I’ve broken my own rules already this year, and paid for it). The important things I’ve decided for the future are:

1. Stay disciplined. Keep to the plan, because it’s working.
2. Don’t start following any other tipsters without good proof of their results (or SBC recommendation).
3. Drop any tipster from whom I’m showing a loss before it becomes significant (maybe I’m not getting the best prices).
4. Analyse tennis betting and evaluate my mathematical model.

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Member Experience: How SBC Has Helped My Betting | Clive Jones

To best illustrate how a Smart Betting Club membership can help improve your betting, I have been conducting a series of interviews with real-life SBC subscribers on the difference our service has made to them.

Kick-starting this series today is Clive, who shares in his own words exactly how SBC has helped his betting and the success he has enjoyed since becoming a member.

What’s your name?

Clive Jones

When did you join the Smart Betting Club?

6th March 2015

What sports do you bet on?

Horse Racing, Football and Golf

How many tipsters do you follow?

8

Why did you join the Smart Betting Club?

I decided in 2014 that I wanted to have a go at second income level Sports Investment (I have always refused to call it betting) with £5k I had built up from a starting pot of just £100 following sporting life’s free tipsters over the previous three years. Once I mentally committed to doing so and knowing that I was risking my three years hard graft on the next step, in March 2015, my very first act was to join SBC. You are showing as the first ever expenditure on my daily records sheet!

Having initially read about you and followed up my interest looking for independent reviews I found nothing at all that ever questioned your integrity. Trust is critical to me and I had found someone that I could trust. You have to remember I didn’t even know if my aims could be met at this point. I knew of no-one earning money regularly this way and needed all the help I could get. And here it was, staring at me from my screen at about a tenth of what I had expected to have to pay!

How has the Smart Betting Club helped you?

My strength has always been analysis so I began my membership by looking at all the tipster reviews you have ever done, recording my notes copiously. How many selections a day? When would I need to be available? Could I get on at the prices quoted? What did they all cost? How good are they? I cannot begin to guess how long this would have taken me unaided.I wouldn’t even have known what questions to have asked let alone found the people to ask and I wouldn’t have trusted a single answer.

That was my starting point with SBC but things quickly evolved into much much more. Betting Banks, points, ROI, ROC all of this was new to me but once I had read everything I could get my hands on through SBC, I felt like an expert!

My confidence grew to new levels and my natural and inevitable self doubts about the whole venture vanished. It could be done and others were doing it and I knew that if I listened to the sound advice in SBC, it was mine for the taking too. Of course, as time has passed my needs have changed and I now pay much more heed to articles on account closures, Bet Brokers and VPNs than I do to my initial stopping points but that just goes to prove how SBC is here for all levels of investor.

What do you like most about the Smart Betting Club service?

Your integrity, your honesty and your tables – I love a good table, me.

How much have you made betting since you joined the Smart Betting Club?

Following a fantastic start to 2017 (awaiting some corrections!) so far its £35210 in 23 months. Thanks guys!!! Whilst things have moved on fantastically since Day One, SBC was undoubtedly the biggest single factor in setting me up for success at the outset. You gave me the confidence to get through a horrendous start where I lost £3776 of my opening £5k in the first 82 days. Without you, I would have lost my bottle completely.

What are your betting plans for the future?

On the profit front, I take it calendar year by calendar year but am at a stage where some stability is required. By the end of 2015 I had made a further £11498 and by the end of 2016 another £19363. I am aiming for £24000 in 2017 a round £2k per month.

On a wider scale, I would like to run set up courses for would be sports investors at beginners affordable prices, no more than £150 per day absolute maximum, I am developing my own micro system based selections that I hope will one day turn into a tipping service and would also like to start earning small sums from a weekly writing blog just recording the week’s unusual events e.g. This week your idea of backing successful tipsters in multiples hit off with a Bet Alchemist 73.75/1 double, last week my new golf tipster hit a 66/1 winner in week one, the week before I experienced a day of 15 selections, 15 losers – all things that I think people new to the game like to hear as it gives them the opportunity to empathise with the ups and downs of this game and enjoy realising that these things don’t just happen to them!

And finally, I am enjoying taking a member of my staff (I am self employed) on a roller coaster ride trying to turn £300 into a £15000 bank in two calendar years. All of this would have remained nothing but a pipe dream without SBC.

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