Betting for beginners

Paying for tips

Verified or unverified, there are a lot of good tipsters out there. Paying for tips has become a reality of the sports betting world.

There are always going to be good free tipsters, but the idea is that a tipster who is paid for their troubles can more easily make time to focus properly on their role.

The dilemma is how exactly do you know what you're paying for? In many cases where bettors pay for a poor tipster, you don't. At least not until it's too late.

In just 10 minutes you can make a twitter account, call yourself a tipster, follow some like-minded people and scrounge some retweets, and put in your profile description that you've won X amount of profit and X amount of bets.

The common red flags and problems with unverified tipsters

Make the right noises and easily led people will listen. Equally true is that there are a large number of good, honest people out there who believe they can make you money, yet have no deeper understanding of picking a bet than anyone else out there. Here are some things to watch out for that suggest a tipster might not be worth paying for.

  • No full, detailed records reeks of the covering up of losses, or no real profit to speak of.
  • A short history on social media might indicate poor performance in the past, or no performance at all.
  • A focus on promotions and new members over delivering value for existing members.
  • They only ever talk about their wins, or are always blaming teams and players for their losses.
  • A poorly designed website plastered with bookie affiliation might be a cash grab.
  • Buying through email, twitter, unverified websites, and apps like WhatsApp or Telegram is risky and should never be encouraged.
  • They offer short term strategies with long term membership packages, and often have no ability to easily cancel.

The pros of using a sports-betting platform with verification

  • Using a platform that automatically verifies tips, you know that odds and results are verified automatically without the tipster ever touching them.
  • With everyone on the platform sharing the long-term goal of profit, members can be sure that retention through good, profitable performance is a tipster's number one priority.
  • When a good tipster is paid for their services, it's a reward for all the hours they put in and it allows them to put as much time as possible in to winning you and themselves money.

There are a lot of negative aspects that can be covered reagrding the growing tipster industry, but many of them concern unverified tipsters, social media and fabricated betting records. It's worth covering those things briefly. Luckily, these are all things you won't encounter on the Tipstrr platform, so let's help give you a better understanding of why paying for a tipster (when verified) is a wonderful thing.

Paying for a verified tipster

A full-time, professional gambler can easily work 40 hours weeks on what they do, but only 10 minutes of that will be placing a pick and writing a quick preview. There's an arduous journey that involves team news, statistics, adjusting and creating models, etc. It's a process that you'd struggle to do with a nine to five office job on the side.

With an advanced platform, you're also paying for transparency, peace of mind, and real records. It's probably not an exaggeration to say there must be 100,000+ people with a twitter 'tipster' account now. Most of them work a normal job and have no method of selecting a bet other than a quick look at the tables, form guides and misleading odds.

When you pay for a tipster on a verified platform you know that record is 100% real. It hasn't been altered by the tipster. Also consider that it is a service after all- something that gives you something that you cannot or don't have time to give yourself. You could stay at home and knit your own clothes, or you could go to town and buy them from a shop.

A good professional tipster is providing a service, and just like with any other service in life it does come at a cost.

You can also have a big influence on how a paid service works for you

It's really important to understand the very best tipsters in the world lose. Some may even lose four of five months out of 12 - seriously. But come the end of those 12 months they'll be in profits. That's because they have stuck to the plan and continued to find value and produce results in months where things went their way. Pick a reasonable subscription and give them time to show you what they can do.

So you see, paying for tipsters has its positives. If a tipster is a good bettor and can justify a part- or full-time role due to sign-ups mixed with profits, then you're paying for someone who has a lot of man hours to put in to what they do. Remember that 99% of tipsters work a day job just like you, and you know how hard it can be fitting things in around work. It's the same for a lot of the tipsters you'll find on twitter or who contact you with salesy emails. Remember to do some thorough research when purchasing tips.

The emergence of tipster results verification has been a big plus for online bettors who seek help, but it still isn't quite full proof. And that is exactly why the tipstrr team have endeavoured to create something all bettors can trust.

Bets on our platform are automatically verified, which means just like the bookmakers have a results settling system, so do the tipsters here.

Ready to learn more? Why not get to know the different betting terminology used by the sports betting community.

Your guide to betting terminology

Discover more betting guides