Betting For a Living

It sounds glamorous, doesn’t it? No job to go to early in the morning, choosing your own working hours, living every hour at maximum intensity. That must be one of the reasons why so many people are attracted to betting or gambling.

But not many are thinking ahead about the risks, or at the hours spent in front of the computer every day searching for information, and to be honest you don’t really choose your working hours, you depend on the games schedule. Those two words: betting and gambling should never be considered as having the same meaning.

One could make a living by betting, but nobody could make a living by gambling. All those roulette systems that we can find online aren’t good for anything except time wasting. The only ones that are making money with the help of any casino winning strategies are the ones who sell them in their books or videos or so on.

But how can someone make a living from betting? Nowadays people can bet on everything they can think of. Political elections, when will the first man land on Mars, what kind of haircut will Beckham have next week and so on.

Of course betting on sports is what I had in mind. To be more exact, betting on football (soccer for Americans) games. Some may say that it’s more convenient to bet on tennis or on hockey, as there are less people involved, less people you have to study before placing your bet. I couldn’t agree more, but football is and will remain the king of all sports, and also we have to take in consideration that many of the 1st 40 ranked tennis players are under investigation for suspicion of game fixing. Of course this happened in football too, and games are probably being fixed right under our eyes, but we can still avoid them.

There are many people out there who know a lot about the game, and I don’t mean just knowing some of the players names, but they observe well the tactics, the weaknesses and strengths of players, or just people that do their homework well enough to get a glimpse of what to expect.

In general, those who bet, bettors, are people that are willing to take risks. And since we are all humans, no matter how hard we try, sometimes we slip up.

And if in the past a risk was taken, the precedent was created and all the premises for taken even bigger or higher risks are created. After a good series of 3 or 5 days in profit, almost every time bettors raise the stake, and this proves to be fatal. Everywhere we can find money management articles for bettors, and everyone has his own strategy, but like I said we are all humans, and even if we are helped by thousands of years of evolution, we are still very much influenced by our primary instincts. When the confidence grows at higher and higher levels, you can’t help felling like on top of the world, and thinking that there aren’t any barriers between you and your goals.

Also there are many talented punters out there, with good judgment (one of the most important things in betting) but they fail to make something in this business because either they let themselves influenced by others opinions, or get to lazy to quick, and stop updating the information they have. That is how talented and gifted punters quit this job (as it can be a full time job) and start selling peanuts down the street.

In spite of all I said there are still people that manage to make a living just by betting on football games. Those are the ones who team up, because you will never be able to make a living from betting on your own. There is just not enough time available to do the proper research for one person alone. Also when there are more persons with the same objective, one can temperate another when there is the need to.

The interesting thing is that you can make a living from betting, or just add a substantial amount to your income without having to do any work on your own. How’s that? With the help of tipping services. But be aware, most of them aren’t what you expect of. With a nice website design and with the help of a good marketing strategy they manage to make themselves known in the online betting world, they start charging for their services, when in fact they are just lovers of the game (football game) and nothing more.

I remember that once, a tipping service owner asked for my services. We agreed and I started tipping. I was the only one he had hired, his entire company was just 1 man. He was a betting man too, but the funny thing is that he didn’t even knew what a handicap bet is… And what is even more funny is that at that moment, his tipping service had the most no. of clients on the market. He was ranked very high in the major search engines, as his real job was something related with IT, and he was only a football lover, but like I said, people were paying big money to receive tips from him.

That was possible because his clients were impressed by the marketing strategies and the great web design, but clearly they started missing their subscription money very soon…

But not all tipping services are like this.

There are some that are formed by many punters from different countries. They joined efforts in order of making a living from betting, and it seems that they have pulled it off. They make their income by betting themselves and also by selling their bets to those who are interested. Some of the tipsters over there even know what the players ate before the game…

In this business people come and go overnight, some satisfied with the result and others (those who aren’t willing of accepting advices) in big depths, the idea is, that it is possible and you only have to really want this to happen.