For every punter that is successful, there are hundreds that are not. One of the reasons for this is you need to be disciplined to ensure that you protect your balance during down periods but allow it to grow during good periods. The best way to achieve this is with a Rating System that works in conjunction with a Staking Plan.
You will see next to all of our bets there is a rating. This rating is between 0.15 and 3 and determines for us the size of the bet against our bank balance.