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 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. 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 what the tipstrr team have endeavoured to create something all bettors can trust.

The platform is automatically verified, which means just like the bookmakers have a results settling system, so do the tipsters here. You can be confident that a tipster falsifying a record via their tipstrr account is impossible!

The cons of paying for unverified tipsters

  • Con - Buying through email, twitter and unverified websites is risky. You do not know for 100% that a service is legitimate
  • Con - Short term strategies via long term packages are employed. Many tipsters will not care if you profit, as through volume of promotion they’ll always get new sign-ups on what seems like such a good deal

The pros of using Tipstrr

  • Pro - Using a verified platform like tipstrr, you know that records are verified automatically without the tipster ever touching them.
  • Pro - Memberships start from a mere £10, and 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

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.

The bad stuff

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. Make the right noises and easily led people will listen. Equally true is that there is 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
  • Covering up losses
  • A short theirtory on social media
  • A focus on promotions and new members
  • Blaming teams and players for their losses
  • A website plastered with bookie affiliation

Paying for a tipster

Here’s a great line: if you’re so good at betting, why do you need to charge?

Fair question. But an easy and logical answer.

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. When a 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.

You’re also paying for transparency, peace of mind and real records. It’s probably not an exaggeration to say there has to be 100,000+ 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. You could stay at home and knit your own clothes, or you could go to town and buy them from a shop that charges because it provides you a service.

A service is something that both saves you time and gives you something that you cannot give yourself. And that is exactly what a good professional tipster is doing. They’re providing a service that you cannot provide yourself and just like with any other service in life it comes at a small cost.

One final point to consider…

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, and if you don’t have the time, let Tipstrr do it for you!

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