Yes, you probably already know how to create a tip…but how many of Betmind's interesting and underutilised features do you know about? Betminds has a bunch of extras ranging from darn good fun to cold hard money making which will benefit punters and tipsters alike. Here is our top ten to get you started.
1) Tip mobile alerts
Betminds has our very own app, you may have already looked at it and thought 'looks a lot like the usual site, so what?' Good question, the answer to what's different remains under the hood. Once you have the app, you can enable push notifications. Using this functionality you can then be notified as soon as a user you are following places a tip. This feature can be enabled on a user by user basis meaning you can create your own tailored mobile tip alerts. To do this go your 'Profile' and click 'Following' and you will see the Mobile Notification setting.
This feature is switched off by default for all tipsters you follow, but from here you can enable them for the tipsters you're interested in, receiving their tips the moment they place them. From the message pop up on your mobile, you can then follow the link back to Betminds which will present you with the best current price for the tip from more than 15 major bookmakers.
You can also setup alerts via visiting the profile screen of the tipster you're interested in. Once following, you will see the enable notifications slider as highlighted in red.
* To receive notifications you must first download our app from the app store. For android users, follow the instructions we lay out in the video here
2) Get Chatting
We've added the option for tipsters to post chats. You can comment on a tip be it your own or someone else's or just share your general thoughts for the day. Even better you can share screenshots and photos too. To all you budding tipsters out there looking to build a following, we strongly recommend exploring this feature so you can engage with your audience.
You can find the latest chat posts under the Activity menu or by clicking the link here. To see all posts by a particular tipster, go to the tipsters Profile and click on the Activity tab.
3) Chat Notifications
We've already explained how to generate instant tip notifications above and now you can generate instant chat notifications direct to your phone too. Get notified the moment your favourite tipsters create a post - getting up to date information direct to your phone could end up improving your bottom line as well as improving your knowledge.
This feature can be enabled on a user by user basis meaning you can create your own tailored mobile chat alerts. To do this go your 'Profile' and click 'Following' and you will see the Chat Notification setting which you can then enable.
* Tip notifications and chat notifications work independently from each other i.e for each tipster you follow, you can enable one notification without enabling the other should you choose to do so.
4) Performance mobile alerts
Following on from Point one, enabling push notifications means you can also get mobile updates:
- when your tips have settled giving you real time updates on your performance
- when you have been awarded a new tipping achievement
5) Desktop Notifications
Using Betminds on desktop? We recommend using our app to get the most of what we offer, however on desktop you can create alerts for for new tips created by the tipsters you follow. To create desktop notifications' just click on the notification bell icon in the bottom right hand corner and enable notifications. Real time popups will then be enabled so you need never miss another tip again.
6) Publishing tips to Social Media
Want to share your tips with your Facebook or Twitter followers? In your Profile, click the social media links to share with one button press. Swish
Drill down into your performance by month, market and by competition with what we like to call 'Scoping'. A scoped view creates a filter so when reviewing your statistics, it only shows tips that meet the requirements of the filter. What the heck did we just say? OK here is an example
Look at the tipster's profile below, not doing so well at the Home/Draw/Away tipping (match result) but the Correct Score market is looking much better
Clicking on the market 'Correct Score' then creates a scoped view and statistics are now updated to show only tips relating to that market
That profit and loss graph is looking pretty decent, some variance there as to be expected for high average odd outcomes, but that graph is only going one way. Let's drill in further and look at the most recent month
Graph and stats looking good, this tipster is worth a follow.
Scoping lets you evaluate your own performance on a market and time basis, but it also allows you to evaluate other tipsters to help you decide who might be worth following.
8) The Squawk
OK this you probably have heard of, but it's so awesome we have included it again. Squawkminds is our very own football value alert service, it's the Squawks job to find great value plays and then tip them. Following the Squawk and enabling tip alerts (as outlined in Point 1) means instant notification of some great potential bets.
9) Tracked tipster league
You might have noticed the 'Tracked Tipster League' link on the Homepage, so what is it? It takes all of the tipsters you are following and then puts them into your very own unique tipster league. The 'Total Return' refers to the total point profit or loss that those you're following have made for the current calendar month. Use the filters in the league screen to change default dates as well as to filter for specific market types and/or events which in turn will update the table. This will help you figure out potential strengths and weaknesses of the tipsters you follow.
10) Promote your own service
Have your own website you want to promote? At Betminds we're pretty relaxed about letting tipsters create links to their own external sites, as long as the site is on topic and offers a legitimate service then feel free to add details in your profile. Once you have created 10 tips and they have settled, your website link will be visible to all other users on the site.