There is an increasing number of online tipsters providing selections on a daily basis and it’s impossible to follow every single one of their tips without breaking the bank. A number of these sites have sprung up on social media over the last decade with many of them posting so-called profit margins and winning sequences hourly and it is extremely tempting to jump on the bandwagon. With so many options at our fingertips, how do you start to narrow down the field and find a tipster who will genuinely help increase your betting balance?
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Unfortunately, some tipsters cannot be trusted and are simply looking out for themselves and these sites will often be incredibly vocal on social media such as Twitter and Facebook. However, if you conduct thorough research and take a long-term approach to finding a tipster, you’ll soon realise that there are hundreds of good guys making regular profit across a number of different sports.
Long Term Results
Every tipster should log their results on a daily basis and if you can’t find evidence of a profit/loss sheet on their website then this should immediately ring alarm bells. Message the site directly and ask to see evidence of recent bets and they should be able to provide a comprehensive list of weekly totals. If they can’t produce this or they make constant excuses, it is advised to walk away. Also, ensure that their results have not been edited or amended to reflect favourably on the tipster. Keep a separate list of their daily selections and ensure that all of these are logged at the end of the day on their page. If not, they cannot be trusted. It is also a good idea to check if the results have been verified on an independent review or proofing site, much like this one!
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Explanation and Context
Tips will come in many different forms. Some sites will simply send a list of horses or teams without any further explanation whilst others will produce detailed write-ups and analysis of their thought process. Of course, it’s down to personal preference but it’s always better to see some working out and allows followers to agree or disagree with their rationale. Experts who produce free daily horse racing tips for sites such as betting.betfair will always detail their working out and offer reasons for their pick and this is a tactic which should be deployed by all tipsters. If you’re serious about making a profit, you should be able to use your own initiative and decide whether to agree or disagree with a selection. If you find that the tipster has given very few details about the horse in question, this makes it incredibly difficult.
Finally, communication is absolutely key to running a successful tipping service on social media. If you have a query, it should be easy to get in touch and customers should expect to receive a helpful reply within a few hours. Some services will block users who question their tips or ask for a breakdown of recent profit margins and that is a very bad sign. Accounts should treat each of their clients with respect and should offer a transparent service and make it easy to follow each of their tips. If you receive a brush-off or no reply at all, they probably aren’t worth persisting with.
Don’t fall into the trap of signing up for the first service that you stumble across. Every punter will have different needs and it’s imperative that you match the right tipster to your preferred way of betting. Take your time, speak to them directly and ensure that they have a solid set of recent results to back up their claims – ideally independently verified by a site like ours – and you will soon find yourself narrowing down the field and being able to sort the wheat from the chaff.