The £3 Method is a new to market horse racing tipster service which is being offered by one Jack Hudson. He claims to have produced some incredibly strong returns on very modest bets.
Introduction to The £3 Method
I think that there are a lot of barriers for those who are looking to utilize betting as a way of making a second income. And one of the biggest ones is undoubtedly getting a big enough betting bank together. Because, and I won’t mince my words here, if you aren’t willing to bet £10 per point, most decent tipster services barely cover their subs. Let alone make you a decent amount of profit.
As such, when something comes along that claims to be able to make a very decent profit off bets of just £3, it is hard to not pay some attention to it. And that is exactly what Jack Hudson is offering with The £3 Method. It’s right there in the name of the product! So surely this is a no brainer, right?
Well, as is so often the case with the multitude of tipster services that I look at on a weekly basis, the truth is much more muddied than this initial statement might seem. The fact of the matter is that there are a number of elements to The £3 Method that I actually find to be rather concerning. As such, I will be holding Jack Hudson’s claims to scrutiny.
What Does The £3 Method Offer?
The fundamental offering of The £3 Method is a supposedly relatively simple one. Make lots of money, without actually having to spend a lot of money. And that is a sentiment that I think that anybody can really get behind. Ultimately, if a tipster service could deliver on this, then it would be the best thing since sliced bread.
But what Jack Hudson wants to tell you that he is offering, and what he actually is comes with a pretty significant difference. First things first, I want to talk about the logistics side of things. This is a very typical affair, which isn’t an inherently bad thing.
What this means for you as a subscriber is that you can expect to receive selections on a near daily basis. Jack Hudson says that he issues tips for The £3 Method 6 days a week ,always taking a Sunday off (seemingly with the occasional day off mid-week as well). These selections are sent out directly via email, as is typical for most tipsters in this day and age.
What is a positive for The £3 Method is that these are sent out the evening before racing. Jack Hudson states that you will usually receive them before 11pm. This at least means that regardless of your daily routine, you should be able to place the advised bets. Whether or not this is a worthwhile endeavour is a very different story.
So, what exactly do the bets involve? As is seemingly so often the case with products and services that make quite outlandish claims, there is a very clear structure to what is involved in their service. And in the case of The £3 Method, Jack Hudson has built the whole thing around backing trebles.
In and of itself, this isn’t inherently problematic. I have looked at plenty of genuine tipster services that are based around accumulators of some sort or another that have ultimately made money. With that in mind, there is no reason to suspect that The £3 Method can’t achieve the same kind of results.
With that said, I think that it is important to keep in mind that this is also an incredibly low volume service. In fact, Jack Hudson will recommend just 1 treble per day which means no more than 6 bets over the course of a week. Again, this isn’t something that is inherently problematic. In fact, there is a lot to be said for selective betting.
However, one area that I am not entirely convinced is in terms of the odds that are available. The sales material for The £3 Method shows a number of bets coming in at odds going as high as 116/1. Other bets are close to 95/1. With the clear implication that these kinds of results aren’t uncommon. But from what I have seen, you will struggle to get bets like this on a frequent basis.
There are just a few other elements of The £3 Method left that I want to talk about at this point. First of all, there is the staking that is in place. Something that is actually pretty important as it is a key part of the wider service.
Not surprisingly given the name of The £3 Method, Jack Hudson takes a simple level stakes approach to betting. All of the bets that are advised are to level stakes of £3 per bet. That means that to get a 100 point betting bank (which gives you a decent buffer), you will need just £300. This is significantly less than the £1,000 that is typically needed for a 100 point bank.
The other thing that I want to talk about is the strike rate, or more specifically, the conspicuous lack thereof. You see, Jack Hudson says that he has been using the methods that The £3 Method employs for at least this year of betting. At the time of writing, this means at least 11 months. However, there is no claimed strike rate for this period.
Nor (not at all surprisingly to me) is there any proofing. So there isn’t even anything that you can utilise to get a measure on this. And yet, the sales material is keen to show that in a week in December, there were three winning bets. With at most 6 bets per week, this implies that a strike rate of some 50% is attainable. Something that I just don’t believe to be true at all.
How Does The £3 Method Work?
The core idea of The £3 Method is a relatively straight forward one. By focusing on the right kinds of bets, with the right kinds of odds, you don’t have to invest a lot to get a lot back. And in theory, that should be about it. It all sounds very straight forward and I am sure that Jack Hudson would argue that he provides evidence backing up his claim that the approach works.
Unfortunately, what I see, is a lot of basic information missing that probably should be there. For example it is all well and good talking about how your betting approach works and all but guarantees a profit, but for my money, that just isn’t good enough.
What I would have liked to have seen is some information on the selection process behind The £3 Method. Especially given the fact that you are effectively being asked to back long shots on a daily basis. Personally, I just expect there to be some reasoning to continue following somebody’s advice, and The £3 Method doesn’t provide this.
A point that is further compounded by that aforementioned lack of proofing. Sure, it seems simple enough what with some evidence being provide. But even if you buy into these results as being genuine (which I am not convinced they are), they don’t represent nearly a large enough sample of data that you can make an informed decision about what you can expect for the future.
What is the Initial Investment?
Jack Hudson provides two different subscriptions if you are considering signing up for his service. The first of these is a monthly subscription (technically 30 days) which is priced at £20 plus VAT. Representing significantly better value (at least in theory), is a 60 day subscription. This is priced at just £30 (again, plus VAT) which is a saving of some £10.
Both of these options come with a full 60 day money back guarantee. This is something that is offered across The £3 Method as Jack Hudson is selling the service through ClickBank. To be fair, this is something that is mentioned in the sales material for the service.
What is the Rate of Return?
There are two sets of numbers that I think need to be focused on when you are weighing The £3 Method up. The first number that I want to focus on are the figures that Jack Hudson claims for the year. This supposedly means a profit of £12,271.40. To £3 level stake betting… This means a claimed points profit of 4,090.46 points.
The next figure is £671.63 in 6 days. This is the only figure that is really “backed up”, but even then it is just a few somewhat questionable screenshots of supposedly winning betting slips. Personally, I don’t really consider these to be evidence that this number is attainable, and with no further proofing, I am forced to take all of the claims with a pretty big pinch of salt.
Conclusion for The £3 Method
I’ve been doing this for some time now, and there are certain patterns that emerge in the world of the dubious tipster. Some of these are more apparent than others. For example, when the Premier League starts, tipsters come out of the woodwork. When the horse racing seasons start to change, every man and his dog is an expert.
But perhaps one of the saddest trends is the increase in products towards Christmas that promise big returns off small bets. Now, historically, these have had names like “Christmas Cash Grabber” and will literally mention in the sales material that the betting service is all about paying for Christmas (in just a week of betting I’d like to add!).
Of course, they don’t really work and seem to exist simply to suck in vulnerable people over a period where money concerns are a big thing for a lot of us. And whilst The £3 Method doesn’t make mention of Christmas, I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the copy is all about low stakes, high returns, and all in a small space of time.
And do I believe any of these claims? Honestly, I can’t think of a single reason to believe them if I’m honest. I have seen some very strong performing tipsters in my time, but 4,090 points in a year is more than most good tipsters will make over a decade. It’s a ridiculous number.
And what really makes me suspicious of this claimed result is that Jack Hudson has effectively hidden it behind the very reasonable sounding claim of having made £12,271.40 for the year. A claim that, I would like to add, is entirely unsubstantiated.
This brings me to arguably the second big problem that I have with The £3 Method which is Jack Hudson’s seeming insistence that we simply buy into his betting method. There is no explanation for a selection process, there is no proofing to back up the longer term results, and the implied strike rate comes off the back of just one week. There is just no evidence backing anything up.
As such, whilst I can see that there is a clear appeal, however this is very much dependent on Jack Hudson actually delivering on any of those claims. Something that I just don’t see happening here. And that is about the bottom line.
Arguably the closest thing to a redeeming feature when it comes to The £3 Method is the price, but here’s the thing. If you aren’t paying a lot of money for a bad product, you are still paying money for a bad product. And as far as I’m concerned, this is about my final thoughts here. I don’t believe that Jack Hudson is close to capable of delivering on his claims, and as such, this just doesn’t seem a worthwhile use of your time or money.