If you’re looking to start the year off with a clean slate and looking to profit from your betting, you will need a betting bank, otherwise you have no control over what you back or lay. All is explained in greater detail on the Professional Gambling Betting Secrets.
One rule not mentioned very often, is DO NOT drink & bet, as with each pint that 66/1 chance you just backed looks more like a dead-cert, and so you place more on it!!
The last thing to mention is that you need to maintain a consistent strike-rate in order to maximise profit potential, and you must use the correct staking system. These you will develop over the next few months if you’re prepared to put the work in.