A topic that comes up frequently in our Whatsapp chat room is the views on sharing tips from subscription services.
There are many different opinions here, and I will only share my views here although I know it will not be in agreement with everyone.
I believe in Value, When I say Value, I feel if you pay for anything in life and you get value out of it the cost is irrelevant. Netflix is a good example. I pay £9.99 a month for Netflix, and initially, I would say this appears expensive, That said in our household I would say there are 20-30 hours of content watched per month between family members. I believe this is a good value product for the cost laid out for it. The opposite can be said for the SkySports full package; I feel that the current price for the “All-In.” package does not offer me value for the 1-2 football matches I will watch and one movie ( Max)
So I guess I’m trying to steer the discussion to assess the value and what you get out of your payment If it works then you generally keep it, it not its time to rethink where you spend your hard-earned cash.
Now let’s get to Tipping subscriptions,
I would imagine that most tipsters dream of giving up the day job eventually to invest more time in the sport that they are passionate about. So a successful tipster could potentially only get better if he has more study time. Netflix is not getting better because everyone is sharing login details right?, So I feel that if you have paid an amount for a service and you are getting the value, you should promote that service to friends and family to help turn it into a Win-Win situation.
Rather than look at estimated tipsters results lets look at the results we have had. I’m going to reference points and to keep context I will even go as low as a 50p stake per point.
November 18 – 188.8 pts up = £94.40
December 18 – 112.07 pts up = £56
January 18 – 70.59 pts up = £35.29
Feb ( to date ) – 40.04pts up = £20.02
These results are achieved with my source spending approx 4 hours of his day watching replays / going through form archives and other research ( as I expect other tipsters) So the questions I think are relevant are
If you paid £10 a month for these results would you be happy with your investment?
Could your tipster potentially get better if he could rely on the loyalty of his subscribers to help grow the support to enable him to study more?
You could be risking your membership if you get caught ( we know this happens) so why risk a good thing?
So my conclusion is this,
I would not encourage people to risk losing their investment to a “good thing” by sharing If anything negotiate with the tipster a referral bonus that may see you get £1 a month off for each person you recommended to get your subscription free eventually. I know from my source that if he had 8 hours a day in front of the computers, his points returned per month would probably double. As we stand today, we can get bets on; We have a healthy staking plan and bank we bet out of and we are having a lot of fun providing tips you all of you so in the short term do not worry about us changing the model.
I hope this helps
Thanks from the team at Peter’s TopTips
ps. The temptation to put £5 a point and quote £940, £560, £350 and £200 is also there, but I understand many of my followers are probably following other tipsters so going small keeps the relevance there, but do think about the bigger long term potential