Just Start Here is a very long standing horse racing betting service which is has been developed by a team of software designers who say that they have a passion for horse racing.
Introduction to Just Start Here
There are so many services out there that it is hard to know when something that is actually different lands in front of you. I won’t lie, when I was directed to Just Start Here, I presumed that I’d missed the gate on this by several years.
The team behind it certainly haven’t put their time and effort into flashy marketing, or apparently, really updating the website. Of course, I know more than anybody that a slick sales pitch does not a betting product make. In fact, sometimes, quite the opposite can be demonstrated.
There are some things to consider with Just Start Here before we get into detail. This is not something that will hold your hand. In fact, the truth of the matter is that Just Start Here is described as a tool, and that is a very apt description. That doesn’t necessarily mean it is bad however, so let’s have a look at how it shapes up.
What Does Just Start Here Offer?
So, there is actually quite a lot to Just Start Here and as such, it is rather difficult to know where to start. I think that the best place however is in what the bulk of the service entails. The team describe it as “a market movers betting tool”.
What this means is that essentially, the service will look at where there is betting potential based off how the prices move on betting exchanges at certain times. This is an interesting concept and I am keen to get into the execution of it, however it is important to keep in mind that as a tool, there is rather considerable work involved in getting the most out of Just Start Here.
Actually using Just Start Here is a pretty straight forward affair. Everything is colour coordinated and whilst the data looks overwhelming at a glance, once you learn to read it, everything comes together pretty neatly. What this means for you as a punter is that you should be able to extrapolate data pretty quickly.
Of course, what you do with the data Just Start Here gives you is ultimately up to you. Fortunately, you do receive some training on some of the different ways that you can employ the information, however ultimately, experience will be key to getting the most from Just Start Here.
Moving way from the core product of Just Start Here, there is also a service called Cherry Picks Horse Racing Ratings (or Cherry Picks for short). This provides you with horse racing ratings from the Just Start Here team.
These are available each morning in a variety of formats and allow you to quickly identify some of the better betting opportunities for the day. This is a nice addition to Just Start Here and I do feel that it takes away some of the complexity that surrounds the service.
As well as the core product ad Cherry Picks, Just Start Here also provides you with additional information on which horses to look out for. This includes which horses have been tipped by major news publications for the day.
You also get access to historic data which is helpful when it comes to trialling different ways of using all of the data and information that Just Start Here provides you with. I haven’t mentioned it yet, but I do think that it should be explicitly stated that you will need an account with a betting exchange in order to get the most out of Just Start Here. The software is linked with Betfair and as such, it goes without saying that is the best place to bet.
How Does Just Start Here Work?
It is worth noting that the Just Start Here team are software developers by trade. This makes sense as Just Start Here is very much a tool, a point that I want to come back to. In terms of how it works, I have already touched upon this. Market movement can be a very strong indicator of how to bet and where to put your money.
The fact of the matter is that whilst the public can be wrong, by and large, I would rather look at a horse whose odds are shortening than widening.
I keep using the word tool and that brings me to the second aspect of how Just Start Here works. At its core, this is a piece of software, and what it does is presents you with a lot of information. There are a lot of different ways of interpreting this and using it, and the Just Start Here team don’t suggest that there is a right or wrong way. As such, you should have some knowledge and understanding of how to bet coming into Just Start Here.
What is the Initial Investment?
Just Start Here is very reasonably priced with just one option available if you want to subscribe to the service. This is a monthly subscription of £6 with payment handled directly via Paypal. It is worth noting that this means that there is no money back guarantee etc. in place, however you can sign up to trial a more limited in scope version of the Cherry Picks aspect of Just Start Here for free.
What is the Rate of Return?
I don’t really like to give this kind of response because it always feels like a massive cop out, but how much you can make from Just Start Here is very dependent on what you are willing to put into it. At the end of the day, this is a tool, and like any tool it is only as good as the person wielding it. This is something that I want to come back to a little later on. What I will say is that there is definitely potential to make money with Just Start Here, but this will be very dependent on the individual.
Conclusion on Just Start Here
I don’t believe that Just Start Here will fit the bill for a lot of people. I think that it is only fair to get that out of the way. This is because in order to really make Just Start Here work for you, you need to have an independent understanding of horse racing betting. I have said it several times throughout this review.
Just Start Here is a tool. It provides you with data and does nothing more than that. As such, unless you can find a way to leverage said data into a realistic betting strategy, it is meaningless.
Now, that doesn’t mean that it is bad. Far from it. In terms of what it does, I feel like Just Start Here does a solid job of things. If you are looking for a lot of information on market movements for horse racing betting on Betfair, then you could do a lot worse than to have it all presented in one place which is what Just Start Here does.
There is an argument to be had that the Cherry Picks aspect of Just Start Here and the information on which horses have bene tipped are helpful if you are looking to get on board with Just Start Here and turn an immediate profit, but I wouldn’t want to commit myself to this. In fact, I would probably try and avoid that mindset.
I mentioned very briefly that the team behind Just Start Here are software developers and I feel that shows in the end result. It is a competent product, but it is not something that can make you money.
For £6 a month, and taking it entirely for what it is, Just Start Here isn’t a bad shout. There are no doubt people out there who could use the data for developing much more robust approaches to betting than anything I could put together.
It should be repeated again though, Just Start Here isn’t for everyone. If you are looking for a simple and straight forward betting strategy, then even he low price will not make Just Start Here work for you.