This is a useful way to see if you are profiting over a long period. For the member tips, we keep a record of profits made (see here), but if you are testing out your own betting skills or following different tips, this is a good way to track the progress.
If you are following profitable tips or are good at picking them out yourself, your account will grow more and more as your stakes increase. Following the top two tipsters from the member tips, we managed to grow our stakes from £20 to £300! We have capped our stakes at that for now, but are likely to increase them again as we progress further. We would've never placed such high amounts on bets to start off, but this staking plan provided us with a foundation to do so. Our account grew throughout the year with the exception of preseason where we made a loss (we are going to treat preseason with caution from now on).
Here's some of the success we've had since building up to larger stakes (the stakes that vary are when the bookmaker limited the amount allowed to stake on the bet):