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May 6, 2020

The BOTS community speaking: Jan Staps

In the past period, BOTS by RevenYOU has benefited enormously from all the feedback from our community of testers. Especially in this phase, this feedback is of vital importance. Today Jan Staps, a tester of the first hour, shares his experiences.

BOTS by RevenYOU | The BOTS community speaking
BOTS by RevenYOU | The BOTS community speaking

Jan Staps - shareholder & tester

Investing is not unknown to Jan Staps. The 65-year-old entrepreneur is always spreading his investments. Because Jan has little confidence in banks and asset managers, he is often looking for new investment opportunities. "I have to take care of my own income, then I like to decide for myself how to make it work so that I don't have to sacrifice my accrued capital".

For 30 years, Jan has invested in shares on stock exchanges in the Netherlands and America. In addition, he has regularly traded options. About eight years ago Jan was an investor in a (company) that had developed a well-functioning bot that traded on the DAX-index.

"In all these years of trading, I've made a lot of money and of course I've lost a lot. On balance, fortunately, I've been able to keep up a little with trading in all these years. I'm glad that there are now algorithms that can trade for me and that I don't have to stare at the screen for days more. At the moment I'm still investing with another party that is trading on the stock exchange using algorithms and I'm also very happy with the results they have achieved".

BOTS by RevenYOU

Jan got acquainted with BOTS by RevenYOU through the program of Harry Mens. "The potential of BOTS is enormous. That was immediately clear to me" said Jan. "No crazy idea to buy certificates of shares. Later I bought two more additional certificates."

So far he experiences BOTS by RevenYOU as a very enthusiastic club of people who, with all their available efforts, are busy putting a very beautiful and unique product on the market.

When the first beta version of the app was available for download, Jan signed up immediately. He himself deals with all 12 bots that are currently running in BOTS. Meanwhile, his wife and three adult daughters are also trading with several bots in the app.

Testing in the beta version

Apart from the fact that Jan enjoys being at the forefront of promising new developments, he is also a shareholder. Two good reasons to test the beta version of the app. Not only does this way keep Jan up to date with the developments of the app and of BOTS by RevenYOU, he also learns more about the operation of the various bots that are currently running on the app.

"At the moment, I'm in all the bots that the app now offers. I've made a commitment to make it work for me 24/7 and see if I should continue with this at Christmas 2020".

General impression

"The app is now working well and looks cool and clear. The color scheme and design is modern and nicely chosen although I miss the color red on the bots that perform in the minus. The processing speed has been good for a short time now, which was an annoying point for me for a long time".

Jan's feedback is clear, honest and straight to the point. Just as we are used to it from him. There are still quite a few functions he would like to see added, such as a print function of overviews, add-option, partial sales, library containing the bots' performance and graphs of the value development of the total portfolio.

The most important thing that is still missing for Jan is the representation of the total result of the portfolio in terms of both money and percentages. "That would make it really complete because then you can see at a glance how you're doing."

Meanwhile, Jan has full confidence in the development of the app. Even so much that he praises the app in his circle of acquaintances. He even got his wife and children to invest with BOTS. "By now they are very enthusiastic about the app and in fifteen minutes, with a little explanation from me, they got on well with it and suddenly they were an investor.

The test community

Now that Jan is testing in the beta version he is also fanatically present in the test community. Especially on the Discordkanaal of BOTS by RevenYOU he is active.

A community for the testers is essential for a company like BOTS by RevenYOU. "For the company it's a good way to stay informed about what users experience or want to experience when using the app. Testers will also see the app as their 'own' app." Another advantage, Jan thinks, is that it is a way to quickly remove misunderstandings. This way, current beta users will continue to think positively about the app. This positivity ensures good word of mouth advertising. Important for the growth of BOTS by RevenYOU.

For Jan it's interesting to see what's going on as feedback. And, not unimportantly, how BOTS by RevenYOU reacts to it. "You react quickly and solutions are found quickly. I especially like the fact that your employees are experts and take action themselves without referring to other people or 'do you have a moment of language'. All in all, this community gives me the feeling that I really belong to the club. A pleasant experience."

The future of BOTS

When we ask about Jan's image of the future of BOTS, he is immediately enthusiastic: "I expect the BOTS app to be used as a replacement for a savings account by many users in the future, especially those in their twenties, thirties and forties. Now that banks no longer pay interest on savings accounts, this app is a very good alternative to a savings account".

Jan also thinks that the bit of excitement that investing brings with it is just as much fun for a large group of people.

And of course Jan also has some valuable suggestions for the future. For example, he would like to see bots being offered that can go short in order to increase returns. This should also be clearly indicated when presenting such a bot.

Out of personal interest he would also like to know and understand more about the operation of the bots. "But of course I also understand that the developers don't want to bring their own input to the outside world just like that."

Finally, he would like the BOTS app to make it possible to trade on stock market indices.

All in all, Jan is happy to this day that he joined as a shareholder and started as a tester in the beta version:

"For me, one thing is clear: BOTS must stand for freedom, independence, openness and independence from the existing financial upper tier that currently governs the world".

Investing is for everyone

Everyone should be able to invest. And now they can. With BOTS. Together we are going to make the world of investment fairer and more transparent. Are you interested, but your question hasn't been answered yet? Take a look at the FAQs on our site. Or contact us, we will be happy to explain it to you in person.

The BOTS app is now live

Important update: We are now out of the beta testing phase, download the BOTS app on your mobile phone today! For Android click here, for Apple click here.

There is no such thing as risk-free trading. It is possible to lose (part of) your stake.