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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradmondo View Post
    I don't agree with your second point that money cannot be made UK traffic these days. Perhaps its harder than before and I know there is a lot of new regulation etc. but if you are good enough and you believe in your work then you can make money anywhere. Also I don't believe there is any regulation against tipsters, unless something has changed that I'm not aware of?
    Just to note, Sherlock was referring (I believe) specifically to not being able to coin it with affiliate marketing in the UK .....which is why the paid membership route may be the most attractive. That said...I'm not sure if that means as a UK affiliate, or with UK traffic (and of course your followers could be from anywhere - I bet a bunch of them are from African countries!!)...but then you'd need to be playing the game of 'what bookies do I show to who'. Another complication.

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    '' some if not all my followers will already have UK bookies accounts and will have been punters long before finding my page, however, I speak to these guys on a daily basis and there is no one bookie that is more common than another. What I mean is, they all have accounts with different bookies and not the one. That's why I'm wondering, would it be best to find a lesser known bookie that I know my followers are not associated with and sign up to their affiliate program? My problem is, I cannot seem to find a bookmaker that sounds reliable, I mean everyone I look into and even search on these forums has one bad review after the next.''

    Basing my comments on being a 'typical' experienced punter.....almost certainly they'll already have gone through B365, Ladbrokes, Hills, Corals, BV probably the Tote and a few others. Definitely Betfair by now, anyone who hasn't probably doesn't have a real clue what they're doing or why. Probably they'll have tried spreadbetting (I'm not even sure if SportingIndex etc are still running tbh). Likely many may have used the outliers like 888sport etc to get the sign up free bets.

    My view ( and it may or may not be typical) is that if someone I was following started to obviously suggest other (slightly) non mainstream bookies to me I'd be suspicious and potentially that results in lost trust (bearing in mind I know both sides of the game so I know what's happening and why, other 'normal' punters may not)


    ''followers being more trusted in something they may wish to pay for than something they can get for free on a facebook page so I will definitely take that on board. The only other question I'm asking myself is, would these followers even be followers if they were being asked to pay at the outset? It's difficult to know''


    Yeah it is difficult to know. If you have good rapport with followers then you can try a survey type exercise.

    Personally...if I had access to free tips which were consistently showing a profit...then (given the good reason for migrating to a paid membership) I almost certainly wouldn't have any qualms about paying a fee.

    I think the problem is that when (if) you hit a long losing run, punters (or at least the less knowledgeable among them) lose heart, and you lose the paying subscriber. Bear in mind also they may not be backing just your winning tips, but following their own less successful selections and losing heart that way.

    It's an interesting subject, lots to consider

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    Hi guys!
    Responding to Bradmondo question.
    Look, all comments and advice from the members of this forum are helpful. Of course each of us have our own experiences and different opinions and it is respectable.
    As far as my opinion is concerned, I'll be short, create your own website and become an affiliate.
    The gambling business is very old and never ends, it transforms, but it will not die.
    People want to have fun, they want excitement and therefore they play and gamble, knowing that they are going to lose. But human nature is like that. Stop worrying about ethics. You don't rob anyone with a gun in your hand, it's not a scam, you just promoting fun and entertainment.
    So put your doubts aside and go ahead! There is a lot of work in this business. And if you really like what you do, then you'll be in the money.
    Have a lot of success!

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    Of course each of us have our own experiences
    At least in the UK everyone has the same experience being ass *****.
    People want to have fun, they want excitement and therefore they play and gamble, knowing that they are going to lose.
    No, they all hope for win. It is your own excuse to bear the reality that you are co-creating. You are the same crook as everyone else including me.
    The Affiliates Anonymous are next door. Have a nice day.
    We are all bloodsucking ticks, hungry, devious
    each one latched on to the ass of the previous
    when the last and the first latch on it can be shown
    ass-blood sucked by the first from the last is his own

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