Matched Betting Mum Profit Accumulator membership competition

WIN PROFIT ACCUMULATOR MEMBERSHIP FOR A WHOLE YEAR – WORTH £150

GIVEAWAY – ANNUAL PROFIT ACCUMULATOR MEMBERSHIP

If you read my monthly matched betting diaries, you’ll know I recently celebrated my first matched betting birthday! To mark the occasion, I’ve teamed up with Profit Accumulator. They are offering one free annual membership as a prize to readers of my matched betting blog. It’s worth a whopping £150! Enter the giveaway here.

MATCHED BETTING?

Many people are put off matched betting because they think it’s a form of gambling. But it’s not! It’s simply a process to take advantage of the free bets and bonuses bookmakers give out. Matched betting involves placing bets which cancel each other out. Therefore, you don’t lose money. Instead, you get your money back. As you use free bets, rather than your own money, you get to walk away with the value of those free bets.

Matched betting is a tried and tested way of making some extra money, as highlighted in The Telegraph and Huffington Post. This is what The Guardian had to say when it reviewed matched betting as a way for people to earn extra money:

With bookmakers offering ‘free bets’ to tempt new customers, you can play the system and pocket hundreds of pounds – with little risk to your own cash (The Guardian, June 2010)

As someone who had no experience – or interest – in gambling or betting, I was very nervous when I started. However, one year on, I’ve made £7500 in my spare time, fitting it in around my two young children. Matched betting is the perfect way to make some extra cash, whether you need it for everyday things or want to save for something special. My aim in running this website is to help explain what matched betting is to help people like me. It features tips to help people get started matched betting, a guide to the terminology of this strange world and lots of frequently asked questions about matched betting.

WHY USE PROFIT ACCUMULATOR?

I couldn’t have made the money I have without Profit Accumulator’s help. Profit Accumulator is a matched betting subscription service.

Rather than searching for all the offers available, Profit Accumulator does this work for you. They provide detailed training about how to complete each offer, and have bespoke software and calculators to help you find and place your bets.

As a busy mum, I can only spare about six hours per weeks for matched betting. Profit Accumulator finds all the bets I need to place and tells me what I need to do to make the most amount of money. They hold my hand and guide me step by step through the matched betting process.

Their monthly and annual membership packages provide access to training on more than £2000 worth of introductory offers. They also have expert advice on how to carry on making money month after month through ongoing reload offers.

WIN A FREE ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION TO PROFIT ACCUMULATOR

My Profit Accumulator review sets out everything you need to know about what’s included in their membership package. For your chance to win an annual subscription package with Profit Accumulator enter here via Rafflecopter.

PROFIT ACCUMULATOR FREE TRIAL

Why not sign up to Profit Accumulator’s free trial while you’re waiting for the results of this giveaway? As part of the free trial they provide full training – written guidance and video tutorials – to help you complete two bookmaker signup offers. It’s an ideal way to make around £35 whilst finding out if matched betting is something that might work for you.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Entrants must log in and choose an entry option via Rafflecopter. You can gain extra entries in the draw by following the other options in Rafflecopter. The winner will be chosen randomly.
  • Open to residents of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland only.
  • Entrants must be aged over 18.
  • The giveaway opens on 19th July 2017. Entries must be received by 23:59 on Thursday 31st August 2017.
  • One winner will receive one annual Platinum Membership package from Profit Accumulator. The prize is not transferable.
  • The winner will be informed via email or social media messaging within 7 days of the closing date. The winner must respond within 28 days to claim their prize.
  • Profit Accumulator is the sponsor of this giveaway and is responsible for prize fulfilment.
  • The winner’s contact details will be passed to Profit Accumulator for the purpose of prize fulfilment. The winner will be required to sign up for a free trial with Profit Accumulator if they have not already opened an account. This free membership will then be converted to an annual Platinum Membership free of charge.
  • This is a joint promotion by Matched Betting Mum and Profit Accumulator.
  • Winner’s name available on request.
  • This prize draw is governed by English law and the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising in connection with it.





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HOW TO FLY BUSINESS CLASS FOR £50 EACH AT THE HEIGHT OF THE SUMMER HOLS

Summer holidays. They’re fun, but costly. The average family of four spends £2000-£3000 every year. And with prices soaring during the school holidays, it’s no surprise that the debate about term time holidays rumbles on.

We’re big fans of self catering abroad. As well as being cost effective, we find it easier to manage with young kids in tow. While there are plenty of cheap flight options the rest of the year, unsurprisingly these tend to disappear during peak school holiday season. When I started looking at flight options for this year’s holiday to Cyprus, I was shocked. I thought if I booked early enough it might be possible to pick up a bargain. Yet when I checked Ryanair’s flight prices a mere 11 months before we wanted to fly, I was shocked. £1500 to fly all four of us to Cyprus. What?!

So how would you feel if you managed to fly your whole family out to Europe for £50 each? In the middle of the school holidays. At the most expensive time of the year. Oh, and you can all go business class too.

That’s exactly what we’re doing in a few weeks when we head out to Cyprus. Here’s how. By the way, I’m not being paid and don’t get any money  from any of the companies I’ve mentioned in this article. But everyone seems so amazed when I mention how much we’re spending on flights I felt duty bound to share this with you.

TRAVEL HACK: COLLECTING AVIOS AIRMILES

Top travel hack: how to collect enough airmiles to fly your family to Europe business class for £50 each in the summer holidays

Quite simply, we’re big fans of airmiles in this house. Over the past year, we probably earned about 60,000 miles. All without stepping foot near an aeroplane.

To those in the know, this is travel hacking. Without thinking about it, we simply collect points on our everyday spending. These are then converted into points which, in turn, can be exchanged for flights. All you then need to pay is any taxes or fees.

There are lots of different schemes for collecting airmiles. By far the most common is Avios, which is what we use. This post is therefore focused on collecting Avios points. These can be redeemed for British Airways flights. So, if you’re unlikely to be able to travel with British Airways, this isn’t for you.

JOIN THE BRITISH AIRWAYS EXECUTIVE CLUB

The first step to make the most of any Avios points you earn is to sign up to the British Airways Executive Club. This is open to anyone to join, and you don’t need to have flights booked either.

Then sign every member of your family up too, including the kids! They will all then have their own unique membership numbers.

Finally, make sure that you also set up a household account. This means that up to six people living at the same address can share and make use of your Avios points.

APPLY FOR AN AIRLINE CREDIT CARD

By transferring most of your everyday spending to a credit card you can earn thousands of points. This, by far, is the biggest way to make Avios points. In the last year, we saved more than 40,000 points this way. And if you need more points, it’s easy to bolster your points by applying for new cards.

This option will only be beneficial if you pay off the balance in full each month. All of these cards tend to have very high interest rates. If you don’t pay them off every month, you may well find yourself paying more in interest than you would save on flights .

WHICH AIRLINE CREDIT CARD SHOULD I USE?

There’s a full guide to the top airline credit cards over on Money Saving Expert. I’ve not recreated that list here, since the offers are constantly changing and I know that this is something Money Saving Expert are expert at keeping on top of. But they mostly offer you bonus points in return for spending a certain amount within a specified timeframe. They will also give you points on your everyday spending.

Most of the best deals are associated with American Express cards. One of the drawbacks of this is that Amex isn’t always accepted at retail outlets. We’ve had our Amex accounts for several years now. Most high street names now accept Amex without any problems. The only real limitations tend to be in smaller independent shops, which simply can’t afford the high charges Amex has associated with it.

In general, these cards are also more beneficial if you are a high spender. Personally, my husband and I share a British Airways Premium Plus Amex. We do pay a large annual fee of £195 for this. For us, this price is justified because it still saves at least £1000 every time we want to fly as a family in the school holidays. At the moment they are also offering 25,000 Avios points when you spend £3000 on the card within the first three months.

In return, we earn 1.5 points for every £1 we spend. And we also get a companion ticket every year as soon as we spend £10,000 on the card. A companion ticket gives you one free worldwide return ticket (in any travel class) when you book another. So, for this year’s holiday, we only needed enough points for three of us to fly. If you’re likely to spend more than £20,000, there is a fee free version of this card.

We use the card for all our everyday spending. All of our weekly shops, online shopping and petrol goes through the card. And we bolster the spending by putting all work and business expenses on it too. All of this then quickly adds up.

EARN AIRMILES WITH YOUR TESCO CLUBCARD

We also boost our points by transferring all of our Tesco clubcard points into Avios points. You can choose to do this in your account settings. Every £2.50 voucher is worth 600 Avios.

You should be aware that you can’t pick and choose how many clubcard vouchers to exchange for Avios. As soon as you sign up for your clubcard points to be converted, this will then happen automatically on your account. Since there are some great options for using your clubcard vouchers in everyday life, I would recommend you think carefully before signing up to do this.

As we’re currently saving as many points as possible – to cover our summer flight costs & to go towards a special trip in a couple of years – it makes sense for us to collect these additional Avios points. In the last year, we earned 15,000 points this way.

SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT WITH AVIOS

The final step is to create an account with Avios. This is separate to the Executive Club and is a way to earn additional Avios points through your everyday spending.

Avios have links to more than 1000 brands. Simply by clicking through the links on Avios when you are making online purchases will earn you Avios points.

This is an excellent option if you really need to give your airmiles a boost. I made 2500 airmiles in two months alone! These points are then transferred to my Executive Club account, boosting the total amount of points I have available.

Unfortunately, you can’t also claim cashback from sites like Topcashback and Quidco if you make purchases via Avios. So you need to think carefully before using your Avios account. Ask yourself whether the other methods for collecting points will earn you enough points for the flights you need. If they will, you’re better off getting cashback on your purchases instead of using Avios.

SPENDING AVIOS – STICK TO EUROPE

Since you need to pay taxes and fees, worldwide flights with Avios don’t offer great value. However, within Europe, British Airways offer Reward Flight Savers. Starting at 8,000 points for a return flight, the taxes and fees are capped at £35 for an economy flight. The number of points you need depends on the distance you’re travelling and whether the flights are on peak or off-peak days.

The number of Avios points required for business class (Club Europe) flights is doubled, and there is a standard fee of £50. It’s debatable whether these are worth the extra number of points as the perks to travelling However, we had lots of points built up in our account. And I wanted the flight to go as smoothly as possible given we’d be travelling with a two-year-old for almost five hours! So that’s why we chose to fly business class this year.

TIPS FOR GETTING FLIGHTS

As these travel hacks gain in popularity, so too are the flights. Only limited numbers of seats are available. Here are some tips to help you get the best options:

  • Book in advance. Economy seats to popular destinations go very quickly. British Airways release seats 11 months in advance. Many people book these up the minute they are released, especially for travel during August. If you’re prepared to do the same, you should be able to get the flights you want.
  • Be prepared to be flexible. If you can travel on different dates or days of the week this will help.
  • If there are no flights available keep checking the British Airways site regularly. They will periodically release additional flights depending on the numbers of seats they are selling for the same flight.
  • Business class flights have a little more flexibility. We booked the flights up 10 months ago and there were still a lot of options available.
  • If you can travel at short notice there may also be options available as British Airways will offer seats to Executive Club holders than can’t be sold.

As we plan to travel to Europe for our holidays most years, collecting airmiles & Avios points is a no brainer for us. I hope this article helps if you’re considering doing the same. And feel free to get in touch if you’d like to know more about how you can do the same.

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MONTHLY MATCHED BETTING DIARIES…1 YEAR ON!

Regular readers will know I publish a monthly diary series setting out the amount of money I’ve made matched betting. The purpose is to show how easy it is to make this extra cash. And to provide a realistic insight into how much time I’ve been able to spare to do matched betting.

This month’s update is rather special, since it marks my first matched betting anniversary!

This time last year I was hoping that matched betting might help me make some extra money. Ideally, I wanted to try and make £500 per month. However, I didn’t know how realistic this was. After the initial sign up offers, would I really be able to carry on making money through reload offers alone?

I’m chuffed that I met this target three months early. So the money I’ve made matched betting recently has been a bonus.

I wouldn’t have been able to make this money without the help of Profit Accumulator. The best way to describe them is as a matched betting support service. My Profit Accumulator review gives lots of information about the service they provide. Put simply, Profit Accumulator holds my hand through the entire matched betting process.

They tell me which offers are available every day, how much money I’m likely to make, and what bets I need to place. This saves me the time and effort of doing this work myself! And looking after two young children full-time means I don’t have much spare time. In fact, I’m lucky if I can spare an hour for matched betting most days. Yet I regularly manage to make about £500 per month.

MATCHED BETTING EARNINGS

JUNE 2017 – £400.17

  • The total amount I made matched betting in June 2017 was £400.17.

With the football season coming to a close towards the end of May, I didn’t expect to make too much money this month. In fact, I set myself the very low target of £100 per month until the end of August 2017.

The reason for this low target is because I rely exclusively on reload offers to make money matched betting. Most of these offers are connected to football matches. With no football to bet on, I didn’t think there would be too many offers available.

So I am amazed that I made just over £400 this month! Once again, I had a lucky spell on a bingo offer. But I also made money from Royal Ascot and some one-off football matches.

This is even more impressive because I’ve been focussing on this blog a little more in my spare time so also had two weeks off from matched betting. I probably only spared six hours per week at the most when I was matched betting this month. Once you are experienced at matched betting, it becomes quicker and easier to place bets. It is no longer cumbersome and really is very easy to fit in whenever you have a spare moment. This explains why I was able to make so much for relatively little effort!

Making this money does take the pressure off somewhat for the next couple of months. This is fortunate since there are not too many high profile sporting events planned at this time of year. So there are fewer offers available. Judging by my experience so far this month, I don’t think I’ll be making too much money. But I’ll check in with you all next month nonetheless.

MATCHED BETTING EARNINGS TO DATE – £7556.93

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Matched Betting Mum made more than £7500 in her first year matched betting with Profit Accumulator

So, in my first year matched betting I made £7556.93. I know there are lots of people out there who make an awful lot more than this. However, I do matched betting in my spare time around the children. At best, I can normally spare about six hours per week for matched betting. And my previous earnings reports – which you can see below – show it’s not always possible for me to do this.

If you’re considering matched betting, I hope you find these diary entries helpful. They aim to provide a realistic overview of how much you can make from doing matched betting, and how.

WHICH MATCHED BETTING OFFERS DID I COMPLETE?

So how did I make that money? My experience shows that it’s possible to keep making money from matched betting long after completing all of the initial sign up offers. My guide to reload offers sets out the main type of offers that are available. Most of the money I make comes from checking the offers listed on Profit Accumulator’s website  most days. I also follow the ‘How to Make £1000 a Month’ thread on Profit Accumulator’s forum so I am notified of new offers when they become available.

Here’s a breakdown of the different types of offers I got involved in this month:

BET X, AND GET A FREE BET: £131.94

  • These are the standard matched betting offers where you bet a certain amount and get a free bet.
  • Considering I only did matched betting for about half of the month, I was really happy to make this much money. I was surprised by just how many offers there were connected to Royal Ascot. I’ve been to Royal Ascot a few times over the years and didn’t tend to come home with too much money. Although it wasn’t the same as being there, I definitely ended up with more money in my wallet by matched betting.

CASINO OFFERS: £34.68

  • If you’ve not yet completed any casino offers, my introductory guide is worth a read.
  • Not all casino offers are risk-free. I tend to tackle the riskier offers when I’m confident of making my £500 monthly matched betting target. And I’ll only ever tend to risk a maximum of £25 at any time.
  • It’s helpful that Profit Accumulator crunch the numbers and offer advice about the amount of money you are likely to make and how to approach the offers.
  • You shouldn’t rely on casino offers for making money. However, I use them to top up my earnings and am prepared to get involved in the riskier offers if I’m having a good month. As my previous diary entries will show, I have on occasions ended up down as a result of participating in these offers.
  • My advice is to think carefully about the amount of money you are prepared to risk and have a go. But always follow Profit Accumulator’s advice and never ever be tempted to try and win back any money you lose by having another go!

PRICE BOOSTS: £44.50

  • I like completing price boosts because they are a quick way to make money instantly. The amount of money you can make from enhanced prices can seem very small (only a few pounds at a time, if you are lucky). But as it’s so quick to place the bets this is a very efficient way of making money. And the amount of money you can make adds up very quickly.

FOOTBALL REFUND OFFERS: £60.38

  • There are lots of different offers linked to the outcomes of different football games. This includes: when the team you back scores a goal; hitting the crossbar; and losing your bet in the last few minutes of a game.
  • There have been two very profitable offers recently where you can get extra earnings if your bet wins and there are more than 4 goals in the game, or where the team you back goes ahead by more than 2 goals.
  • To maximise the amount of money you can make from these offers, you need a large amount of money in your bank to place high value back and lay bets. I’ve been weary of doing this as my normal betting stakes are quite low. I don’t want to stand out to the bookmakers, who could then limit my accounts very quickly. However, I have been gradually upping my stakes to take advantage of these offers.
  • The football offers stopped in early June but I made sure I made use of the offers on the Champions League final at the beginning of the month.
  • For the first time ever, I’m now eagerly awaiting the start of the new football season. I hope these profitable offers make a return too.

HORSE REFUND OFFERS: £39.00

  • These are offers where you can get a free bet depending on the outcome of the race and the place where your horse finishes.
  • These are riskier offers in that there is no guarantee of a free bet, so you will suffer some qualifying losses.
  • I had a little bit of luck with the horse racing refunds this month and was happy to make some money after participating in a few different offers.
  • Unfortunately, I also forgot I had placed a bet on one race so didn’t realise I had also won another £50 free bet! Mistakes like these can and do happen. Fortunately, I’ve become a lot more organised but could have kicked myself about this. Read my guide to the common mistakes you can make matched betting to help you plan how to avoid similar pitfalls.

ACCUMULATOR OFFERS: £0.75

  • Accumulators can be a very lucrative form of additional income if you have enough time to place and track the bets. This guide to accumulator bets tells you how you can make money from these offers.
  • Finding and placing these bets is very easy, thanks to the brilliant Acca Catcher tool Profit Accumulator have developed.
  • I’m not placing too many accumulator bets at the moment, simply because the games are rather obscure.
  • However, there was an opportunity to make some money when there were international matches. When the odds are low, it can be profitable to lay off all of the legs at the same time. It therefore doesn’t matter if the matches take place at the same time. I chose to take a risk-free opportunity to make more money if all of the legs won. However, as one of the teams I chose lost their match, I didn’t win so only made the small amount of money shown above.

BINGO OFFERS: £88.92

  • After my big win on a free bingo bonus last month, I didn’t expect the same to happen again this month. However, amazingly, I walked away from the same offer nearly £90 up!
  • Regular readers will know I haven’t yet done too many bingo offers. I find it a little boring to be honest. For me, nothing can really beat sitting there with a dabber playing bingo for real. However, I know these offers can be quite lucrative. So I think it’s time to get a few more of these offers under my belt soon.

IS MATCHED BETTING FOR YOU?

If reading my diaries has inspired you to start matched betting, read my guide explaining what matched betting is.

Then I’d recommend signing up for a free trial at Profit Accumulator. They walk you through the matched betting process step by step. With only a few hours spare each week to do matched betting, I find the service Profit Accumulator offers invaluable. They tell me which offers to complete and help me find the bets. This saves me hours searching for offers alone. Instead, my time is focused on making money! My Profit Accumulator review has lots more information about the service Profit Accumulator offers.

Profit Accumulator’s free trial allows you to make £35-£40 simply by trying a couple of the different introductory offers available. It’s the perfect way to see if matched betting is for you.

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MATCHED BETTING: ITS UPS AND DOWNS

I love matched betting. It gives me a reliable source of extra income every month. And it’s given me the excuse to start this matched betting blog and share my knowledge.

My monthly matched betting diaries present a fair assessment of how I manage to find time to do matched betting. But it’s difficult to present a full picture of what it’s really like to do matched betting in these diary snippets.

I want people to be armed with as much information as possible to help them make a decision about whether matched betting is right for them. Once you become experienced, matched betting is a brilliant way of making some extra money from home.  But it’s not for everyone. It’s a reflection of my own experiences after nearly a year of matched betting. It also reflects the experiences of those I know who do matched betting, some of whom love it as much as me, others who have stopped.

THE DOWNSIDES OF MATCHED BETTING

I wouldn’t be wasting my time if there weren’t lots of pros to matched betting. But let’s deal with the downsides first.

MATCHED BETTING SOUNDS COMPLICATED

There’s no getting away from the fact that matched betting is a complicated subject.

My guide to matched betting aims to break this down as simply as possible. Matched betting involves you placing bets which cancel each other out. Therefore, you don’t lose money. Instead, you just get your money back. As you use free bets given to you bookmakers, rather than your own money, this means you can walk away with the value of those free bets. As there are so many bookmaker offers to take advantage of, there’s lots of money to be made.

But if you’ve ever tried explaining this to people, I’ve no doubt you’ve been met with lots of confused faces. I’m very happy to talk about matched betting with anyone I meet. However, I’ve no doubt that some members of my family are convinced I’m a secret gambler. This amuses me and I can brush it off. But it does mean there is an unfortunate taboo associated with the subject which may put some people off.

YOU NEED TIME

Many people make in excess of £1000 per month from matched betting. I’m gutted I’m not one of them. I simply don’t have enough time – or flexibility – to do more. To earn this much you realistically need to spend at least 2 hours per day matched betting. You also need to be available for different types of offers at different times of the day.

As a busy mum of two young children I’m lucky if I can spare an hour most days. It’s also difficult for me to dedicate any time to matched betting at the weekends, when the most profitable offers are available. I have working friends with children who have started – and then stopped – as they didn’t really have any spare time for it. If you’re busy, then it’s unlikely matched betting will be suitable for you.

That said, my initial aim was to make £500 per month. I’ve worked out ways to manage matched betting as a stay at home mum, meaning I beat this target early! On a good week I can only spare a maximum of six hours for matched betting. This works out to me earning more than £20 per hour in my spare time. Not bad for jumping on the computer occasionally!

MISTAKES

Matched betting involves you using your own cash to place the different types of bets. Unless you are careful, it can be easy to make mistakes matched betting. My advice is to take it slowly and always double check your bets match the calculations.

IT CAN TAKE TIME TO BUILD UP YOUR MATCHED BETTING POT

Although your money is not at risk, you do need an initial pot of money to start matched betting. That money isn’t at risk, but you need to use it in different accounts to cover the back and lay bets that need to be made.

I started matched betting with an initial pot of £50. But it took me a few months to build up a pot that was big enough to be able to participate in any offer that I wanted to. This also meant  I couldn’t really use the money I was making matched betting. However, I now regularly withdraw the money I make each month.

It was frustrating not being able to use the money I had sitting in my different accounts. However, I knew I wanted to try making money from matched betting for as long as possible. I therefore considered it an investment allowing my matched betting pot to build up.

If – like me – you want to do matched betting for as long as possible, then I’d recommend you build your pot up to at least £2000 before starting to draw down on it.

BOOKMAKERS CAN LIMIT YOUR ACCOUNTS

Unsurprisingly, bookmakers aren’t too keen on you taking advantage of their offers. They regularly review betting accounts. If you only ever take advantage of offers and choose matches where the bookmaker and betting exchange odds are very close, then it is likely your accounts will be limited. This is referred to as being gubbed. It means you can no longer participate in their offers.

Anyone who does matched betting dreads getting an email like this. It’s happened to me on a small number of accounts. I remember thinking my matched betting days were over as soon as I received that first email.

However, when I reflected back on the amount of money those accounts made me, it was very small and these gubbings have made no impact on my overall income. That said, I now do more mug bets (where I attempt to look like a normal punter) to avoid similar limitations being imposed on other, more profitable, accounts.

MATCHED BETTING IS NOT GAMBLING

This might be an odd thing to highlight as a downside. However, several people I know who started matched betting simply aren’t that keen because they prefer to gamble. As you will rarely make more than the value of the free bet matched betting, some people simply prefer to take a chance at winning a greater amount of money. They like setting aside an odd £20-£30 each week to bet on some local horse races or put on a football accumulator.

Gambling is not for me. That is why I like matched betting so much. It is satisfying seeing my income increase every day. Even though the amounts may sometimes be small, all those £5 free bets really do add up. Gamblers inevitably lose, which is why the bookmakers make so much money!

That said, if anyone has a gambling or addiction problem then I would recommend they do not do matched betting. The bonus offers are there to entice people to gamble. I’m level headed and will never go that one step further and gamble my money away. But it can be tempting. This is particularly so with the casino offers. With massive prize pots on offer, the thought of spending a little bit more money in the hope of winning an elusive big prize is alluring. Don’t be sucked into this!

If you think you have a gambling problem, or know someone who might, the National Gambling Helpline offers help and advice.

THE UPSIDES OF MATCHED BETTING

A RELIABLE SOURCE OF EXTRA INCOME

Matched betting is not a get rich quick scheme. Unfortunately, it won’t make you a millionaire! But it is probably the quickest and easiest way to make extra money from the comfort of your own home.

There are £2000 worth of sign up offers alone. So even if you don’t want to do matched betting for too long, it’s a brilliant way to get a significant cash injection.

And once those initial offers have been completed, there are plenty of reload offers to help keep the money coming in. I reliably make around £500 per month on these offers alone. And many others make more than this.

CHANCE OF HITTING A BIG WIN

As well as bookmaker sign up offers, there are lots of casino offers to take advantage of too. And with these comes the chance of a big win!

I was a little nervous starting these types of offers so I wrote an introduction to casino offers to help people like me.

I’ve never had a big win, but I’ve managed to win a few hundred pounds and am hoping for something bigger one day. Of course, this is extremely unlikely so I would never carry on playing casino games on the off chance. But I’ve heard lots of stories of people winning large sums of money playing through these types of offers, so it’s always a possibility.

ONLINE COMMUNITY AND SUPPORT

Matched betting can be quite a lonely experience, especially if you are on your own at home. That’s why, if you choose to use a matched betting service like Profit Accumulator, their online support is a real bonus.

Not only is the Profit Accumulator forum a great source of knowledge and advice, but there is also a great sense of camaraderie. Other members are very friendly, welcoming and helpful. And many members seem to have become good online friends through their shared interest in matched betting.

SENSE OF FINANCIAL FREEDOM

When I first became a stay at home mum it was difficult to adjust to losing my regular income. I had for many years been the main wage earner, so it was a shock to the system suddenly to rely on someone else.

While matched betting doesn’t replace my earnings,  it gives me a tremendous amount of satisfaction that I’m once again contributing to the family finances. Significantly, it’s helped us to clear some debt that would otherwise be sitting & shifting between credit cards as the 0% deals come to an end.

SAVE FOR THAT SPECIAL EVENT

With prices on the rise and uncertainty about the economy, there’s no doubt people are feeling squeezed managing their household incomes at the moment. So it’s difficult for people to save towards anything big in their life.

Matched betting is a brilliant way to plug this gap and save extra money towards a significant event. This is what people have told me they have used their matched betting earnings on:

  • Weddings;
  • House deposit;
  • Expensive holidays;
  • Garden design; and
  • Home improvements

ANYONE CAN DO MATCHED BETTING

As long as you’re over 18 & in the UK, there’s no limitations on who can do matched betting. As I highlighted above, you do need a little spare time though. It’s difficult – but not impossible – to do matched betting if you work. If you can still spare a little bit of time in the evenings and at weekends, then there’s plenty of opportunity to make money.

And if you’re lucky enough to have a little bit more time on your hands then matched betting is perfect for you. This means it’s ideal for students and retirees as well as stay at home mums and dads.

MATCHED BETTING WITH PROFIT ACCUMULATOR

I hope this post gives you an insight into the realities of matched betting. If you’ve tried it I’d love to hear how you got on. If you’re tempted to give it a try, don’t delay!

Profit Accumulator is the biggest UK website aimed at guiding people through the matched betting process. My Profit Accumulator review will help you decide whether you might benefit from signing up to their service. They offer a free trial where they walk you through all of the steps involved in placing your first few bets. You can make £35 simply seeing whether matched betting is something that might work for you.

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PROFIT ACCUMULATOR FORUM

This post sets out some pointers to find your way around Profit Accumulator’s forum. The forum is a discussion board for a wide range of matched betting topics. Using the forum is essential to help maximise the amount of money you can make matched betting.

You can find my full review of the service Profit Accumulator provides here. The main reason I chose Profit Accumulator was due its large membership. With more than 20,000 active members, the forum benefits from their experience and expertise. As a result, the forum is Profit Accumulator’s biggest selling point. No matter how simple or complicated the query is, you can always find an answer to any question you might have. It’s a place that provides much needed support when you start matched betting. And it’s packed full of advice on different techniques and strategies you can use as you become more advanced.

THE PROFIT ACCUMULATOR FORUM

The forum layout is very clear so it is easy to find relevant topics. Every single offer has its own dedicated discussion topic. These are grouped according to what type of offer it is, for example a signup or a reload offer. An archive section also lists all of the discussion topics for offers that have expired. This is helpful if you need to refer back to different offers, for example if you want to check the terms for a free bet. It’s also possible to read back through entire topics to check the types of questions that have been asked.

There are also wider sections where announcements are made, and offering general tips and advice. These might cover specialist subjects like how to avoid being gubbed and how to complete different types of matched betting offers. I also find it helpful to check whether offers sent to me via email are worth completing. As these are only available for limited numbers of people these types of offers aren’t always listed on Profit Accumulator. But if you post details of the offer on the forum, other members will advise whether it is likely to be profitable.

The topics update in real time and you will receive desktop notifications when you choose to ‘watch’ different threads. The forum is backed up by a strong team of support staff and moderators. They ensure that no query goes unanswered.

ACCESS DURING PROFIT ACCUMULATOR’S FREE TRIAL

When you sign up to Profit Accumulator’s free trial you will get access to the forum topics for both the offers included in the trial. Before completing either of those offers, I recommend reading both those discussion threads. This will give you a good idea about the types of questions people have had and the type of bets people placed.

I certainly found the answers to all the questions I had at first. Reading through the forum also gave me greater insight into how the offer worked. As I was still unsure exactly what I was doing at that point, this gave me the confidence to complete the first few offers.

PROFIT ACCUMULATOR FORUM THREADS

When you sign up to full membership (paying either monthly or annually) with Profit Accumulator you will get unlimited access to the forum. The forum will be an essential tool as you progress through the initial sign up offers.

But the real value comes when you move on to reload offers. As well as checking the list of offers Profit Accumulator has on their main site, I also check the forum daily. This sometimes highlights other offers which are invitation only, lists price boosts and helps me find the best matches between the bookmakers and exchanges.

I recommend you watch certain threads to help boost your matched betting income. When you watch a thread you will receive desktop notifications to alert you to a new message when you are online. Also, when you open up the forum you will see alerts to let you know what messages you have missed since you last logged in.

These are the threads that I watch and refer to most days:

  • How to make £1000 a month (or £300 a month if you can only do matched betting in the evenings and at weekends)
  • Price Boosts Thread
  • Price Boost Questions / Chat / Discussion Thread
  • ACCA Offers Discussion & Questions
  • Ongoing Football Reloads

You can also choose to unwatch different threads if you don’t want to follow them all the time. This is handy when you might only want to watch a thread for a limited time, for example to see if anyone finds a good match for a specific offer. In addition, I will also occasionally watch the extra places thread during popular horse racing events, like the Grand National, Cheltenham and Royal Ascot.

PUSHBULLET NOTIFICATIONS

It’s also possible to follow updates from the forum if you’re on the move. The Pushbullet app is available for all smartphones, and can be linked to the Profit Accumulator forum so that you never miss an update. This makes it easy to keep abreast of offers when you are out and about. It’s also ideal if you’re working but want to sneak in time for matched betting during a lunch break.

Hopefully this post gives you a good introduction about how to make the most of Profit Accumulator’s forum. To find out more about the services Profit Accumulator offers then take a look at my in depth review or take part in their free trial to see if matched betting might be for you.

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MONTHLY MATCHED BETTING DIARIES…11 MONTHS ON

Regular readers will know I publish a monthly diary series setting out the amount of money I’ve made matched betting. The purpose is to show how easy it is to make this extra cash. I’ve now been matched betting for 11 months. When I started out, my initial aim was to make about £500 per month from matched betting. I’m pleased to report I met this target nearly three months early. Anything I’m making until the end of June 2017 is a bonus.

I wouldn’t have been able to make this money without the help of Profit Accumulator. The best way to describe them is as a matched betting support service. They tell me which offers are available every day, how much money I’m likely to make, and what bets I need to place. They hold my hand through the entire process which saves me the time and effort! And looking after two young children full-time means I don’t have much spare time. In fact, I’m lucky if I can spare an hour for matched betting every day. Yet I regularly manage to make about £500 per month.

MATCHED BETTING EARNINGS

MAY 2017 – £440.73

  • The total amount I made matched betting in May 2017 was £440.73

The latest update to my diary covers May 2017. I started out the month with a massive boost from a large win on a free bingo offer! This was great and meant that I could relax for the rest of the month. I had busy weekends planned with the family so was unable to spare any weekends to do matched betting. Meeting my new nephew and camping with the kids definitely needed to take priority! So I probably did matched betting a maximum of 3-4 hours per week this month.

This is the reason my income from other offers was lower than I’d normally expect. That said, I was disappointed not to hit the £500 mark because I could have done this if I hadn’t made some rookie mistakes. I forgot to lay a leg on an accumulator which cost me £30 and forgot to use £50 worth of free bets before they expired. As this post shows, mistakes can and do happen! Rather than dwell on them, it’s best just to move on to the next offer to start making money again.

With the football season drawing to a close this month, I also expect my matched betting earnings to decrease over the next three months. This is because most of the lucrative offers are attached to placing bets on football matches. I’ll be taking advantage by having a break from matched betting. However, I’ll still be looking to take advantage of any offers that are available. If I can £100 per month until the end of August 2017 I’ll be happy.

MATCHED BETTING EARNINGS TO DATE – £7156.76

So, in the 11 months I’ve now been doing matched betting I have made £7156.76. If you want to learn more about how and when I made this money take a look at my previous earnings reports:

WHICH MATCHED BETTING OFFERS DID I COMPLETE?

So how did I make that money? My experience shows that it’s possible to keep making money from matched betting long after completing all of the initial sign up offers. My guide to reload offers sets out the main type of offers that are available. Most of the money I make comes from checking the offers listed on Profit Accumulator’s website every day.

Here’s a breakdown of the different types of offers I got involved in this month:

BET X, AND GET A FREE BET: £60.58

  • These are the standard matched betting offers where you bet a certain amount and get a free bet.
  • This is lower than normal simply because most of these offers were available at the weekends. I was out and about with the family every weekend this month which meant it was impractical to place any bets.

CASINO OFFERS: £44.59

  • If you’ve not yet completed any casino offers, my introductory guide is worth a read.
  • Not all casino offers are risk-free. I tend to tackle the riskier offers when I’m confident of making my £500 monthly matched betting target. And I’ll only ever tend to risk a maximum of £25 at any time.
  • It’s helpful that Profit Accumulator crunch the numbers and offer advice about the amount of money you are likely to make and how to approach the offers.
  • You shouldn’t rely on casino offers for making money. However, I use them to top up my earnings and am prepared to get involved in the riskier offers if I’m having a good month. As my previous diary entries will show, I have on occasions ended up down as a result of participating in these offers.
  • My advice is to think carefully about the amount of money you are prepared to risk and have a go. But always follow Profit Accumulator’s advice and never ever be tempted to try and win back any money you lose by having another go!

PRICE BOOSTS: £63.14

  • I like completing price boosts because they are a quick way to make money instantly. The amount of money you can make from enhanced prices can seem very small (only a few pounds at a time, if you are lucky). But as it’s so quick to place the bets this is a very efficient way of making money. And the amount of money you can make adds up very quickly.

FOOTBALL REFUND OFFERS: £15.97

  • There are lots of different offers linked to the outcomes of different football games. This includes: when the team you back scores a goal; hitting the crossbar; and losing your bet in the last few minutes of a game.
  • There have been two very profitable offers recently where you can get extra earnings if your bet wins and there are more than 4 goals in the game, or where the team you back goes ahead by more than 2 goals.
  • To maximise the amount of money you can make from these offers, you need a large amount of money in your bank to place high value back and lay bets. I’ve been weary of doing this as my normal betting stakes are quite low. I don’t want to stand out to the bookmakers, who could then limit my accounts very quickly. However, I have been gradually upping my stakes to take advantage of these offers.
  • It’s important to find close matches between the back and lay odds to take full advantage of these offers. As I didn’t have too much time to spare for this, I didn’t take advantage of too many of these offers this month. I did get lucky with more than £50 of free bets from a couple of offers. However, I forgot to use these  because I was away camping. This the reason my earnings were lower than I’d normally expect.

HORSE REFUND OFFERS: £10.04

  • These are offers where you can get a free bet depending on the outcome of the race and the place where your horse finishes.
  • These are riskier offers in that there is no guarantee of a free bet, so you will suffer some qualifying losses.
  • I only placed a couple of these types of bets this month so was happy to make this money.

ACCUMULATOR OFFERS: £6.22

  • Accumulators can be a very lucrative form of additional income if you have enough time to place and track the bets. This guide tells you how you can make money from these offers.
  • Finding and placing these bets is very easy, thanks to the brilliant Acca Catcher tool Profit Accumulator have developed. However, I struggle to then keep track of multiple accas when I have other plans. As most accas will be live at the weekends, this makes it difficult for me to get involved in these offers too often. I wanted to attempt a few this month. This involved me needing to lay some legs off whilst I was out and about. However, I forgot to do this on one match and ended up down by around £30.
  • When the football season starts again in August, I’ll make sure I only place these types of bets when I know I’ll be available – and unlikely to be distracted!

BINGO OFFERS: £240.19

  • I rarely complete bingo offers. In fact, I have several introductory offers still to complete. While I’m a big fan of the occasional game of bingo, the computerised versions just don’t compare to having your dabber and desperately checking for your numbers.
  • That said, I’ll always do any free offers that come along. Although I’ve never had any luck. Until this month! Somehow, I just kept winning whilst wagering through a small bonus I had been given.
  • This was a brilliant boost for me and meant I didn’t really feel the need to attempt too many other matched betting offers this month. It’s also given me the impetus to make sure I complete the introductory bingo offers that are still available especially now it’s a quiet time for other matched betting activity.

IS MATCHED BETTING FOR YOU?

If reading my diaries has inspired you to start matched betting, read my guide explaining what matched betting is.

Then I’d recommend signing up for a free trial at Profit Accumulator. They walk you through the matched betting process step by step. With only a few hours spare each week to do matched betting, I find the service Profit Accumulator offers invaluable. They tell me which offers to complete and help me find the bets. This saves me hours searching for offers alone. Instead, my time is focused on making money! Read more about the service Profit Accumulator offers in my full review.

Profit Accumulator’s free trial allows you to make £35-£40 simply by trying a couple of the different introductory offers available. It’s the perfect way to see if matched betting is for you.

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MATCHED BETTING ACCUMULATOR OFFERS

TOP UP YOUR EARNINGS WITH ACCUMULATOR OFFERS

Once you start matched betting, it won’t take long to find references to accumulators or, as they’re most commonly referred to, accas. And they can be quite alluring…a certain way to make around an extra £500 per month for many people who do matched betting!

Accumulators are an essential part of my matched betting earnings

This is an advanced matched betting technique. So I wouldn’t recommend starting these until you complete most of the introductory offers. And, even then, the biggest two pieces of advice I can give are to take it slowly and make sure you use the masses of training and tools Profit Accumulator has to help.

WHAT IS AN ACCUMULATOR?

Put simply, an accumulator is a type of bet where you bet on at least two different events. You might hear them referred to as a 4-fold or 5-fold bets as well. This simply refers to the number of different events you bet on. The odds for each event are multiplied together. You only win the bet if all of your selections win.

Accumulators can be placed on any type of sporting events but football accumulators tend to be the most lucrative for matched bettors.

A plus point in placing these types of bets is that love they will look very favourable on your bookmaker accounts. This will help you avoid any dreaded gubbings which prevent you taking advantage of future offers.

HOW CAN YOU MAKE MONEY FROM ACCUMULATORS?

Most bookmakers will offer a refund if only one leg from an accumulator loses. These offers are mainly associated with the major European football leagues. But there are also offers for other sporting events, such as tennis and american sports.

You can make a profit by choosing matches taking place at different times, and laying off each leg of the accumulator sequentially as it progresses. You make money in the hope that one leg will lose and you receive a free bet. There is of course no guarantee that there will only be one loser. This means accumulator offers can be more risky than most matched betting offers. If there are no losers or more than one loser, then you will lose your qualifying loss.

For the risk averse, you can choose to lock in a profit on each accumulator instead. In my experience, this will normally return between 10-20% of the value of the bet you place. So, although you don’t get the larger amounts from free bets, this mitigates any losses and you will always make money.

And more experienced matched bettors will often underlay some of the legs to up their overall profit. However, this is only for very experienced people and is very risky (you could end up losing more money with this approach).

THE MORE BETS YOU PLACE THE MORE MONEY YOU MAKE

The secret to making money from accumulators is volume…you can always have several accumulators running at the same time. So the money you make from them can add up very quickly.

Clearly, there won’t be only one loser every time you place an accumulator. The amount you can make from locking in profit also seems quite minimal (for example, £5 from a £25 qualifying bet). However, the secret to making money from accumulators is volume.

With so many matches and leagues available to bet on, and so many bookmakers offering refunds, you can always have several accumulators running at the same time. So the money you make from them adds up very quickly. Most experienced matched betters make a significant chunk of their monthly income this way.

PROFIT ACCUMULATOR TRAINING & SOFTWARE

It can be a little daunting and confusing when you first start completing accumulator offers. This is one of the many reasons I recommend joining a matched betting site like Profit Accumulator.

As with all the other offers listed on their site, Profit Accumulator has comprehensive training available about accumulators. In addition to a thorough video, there is a lot of written guidance and a dedicated section of the forum to discuss any queries you may have.

In addition, Profit Accumulator has industry-leading software to help you find these bets and makes all of the required calculations. This software – Acca Catcher – is included in both the monthly and annual membership packages for Profit Accumulator. It searches through thousands of different combinations of accumulators to show you which offer the best value. It sets out how much money you are likely to make using the different methods available and will also automatically calculate how much each lay bet needs to be. This software really does make very light work of finding and placing accumulator bets. This is particularly important since volume is key when it comes to making more serious amounts of money from these offers.

If you’re not a Profit Accumulator member, don’t worry! You can still get access to Acca Catcher for £15.99 per month. This is ideal for someone who searches for most matched betting offers themselves, but would benefit from the speed at which Acca Catcher finds matches for these more complicated types of bets.

HOW MUCH MONEY CAN I MAKE?

Accumulators are an essential part of my matched betting earnings, netting me about £100 per month. You can see the breakdown of my monthly matched betting earnings in my diary series.

If you want to earn around £500 per month from these types of bets alone then you will need some time to dedicate to this. The reason my earnings are lower is because I am not always available at the weekends to lay off different stages. And I find I am more likely to make mistakes – and lose money – if I try and do these types of bets while I’m out and about.

Those earning  around £500 per month will often place around 10-15 accumulator bets per week. In comparison, I’m lucky if I’m able to place about 10 accumulator bets every month! So, while I’d recommend you getting involved in these types of reload offers, you need to be aware you will need additional time to make and monitor all of these types of bets.

TOP TIPS

If you’re interested in placing accumulators to top up your matched betting income then here are my top tips to help you get started:

  • Do a few dummy runs first of all. As there is a break from the football season at the moment, this is the perfect time to try out a few mock accumulator bets. Acca Catcher will still find some suitable bets (although as they are obscure teams and leagues I wouldn’t recommend doing any accas at the moment). Check the progress of each stage and pretend to lay the bets off, updating the information as the acca progresses. This will give you a good idea about what is involved and the amount of money you might be able to make.
  • Take it slowly at first. Start with just one accumulator and build up your stakes slowly for each bookmaker you plan to use. For example, the maximum refund that William Hill offers is £50. However, if you suddenly start placing lots of £50 accumulators, this is likely to flag your account. So start by placing £20 bets, slowly building up to the higher amounts.
  • Make sure you have sufficient money in your betting exchange accounts to cover the lay bets you need to make. Acca Catcher will show you the liability required for each stage of the accumulator.

PITFALLS TO AVOID

Although I have made good amounts of profit from accumulators, I have also been stung. Avoid these common pitfalls:

  • Make sure you leave enough time between each leg of an accumulator to place your lay bets. I would avoid placing any bets where there is less than 2 hours between each game.
  • Make sure you are available to lay off each bet. When you’re out and about it is much more tricky trying to check the amounts and place each lay bet. I now avoid placing these bets if they involve me being away from the laptop or a reliable internet connection.
  • Remember to lay off each leg. This may sound obvious but this is one of the most common mistakes that I’ve made. I use the calendar on my phone to remind me to lay off each stage.
  • Be aware that the lay odds may drift. Most commonly, the lay odds will be lower than when you initially placed the accumulator. However, they can also drift the other way, which will hit your profit. While you can’t prevent this,
  • Try and avoid betting on too many favourite teams playing away from home as part of your accumulator. I’m no football expert but, from my experience, this is when they are more likely to lose.

SUMMARY

In conclusion, accumulators are a great way of topping up your matched betting income every month. It’s taken me a while to find my feet but, now that I have, they are a core part of my monthly earnings. I am limited by the fact I don’t have a lot of time to find and place these bets. However, now that I have built up my experience, I plan to be bolder and up my income by placing more of these types of bets as soon as the new football season starts.

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MATCHED BETTING IS IDEAL FOR MUMS

It’s no secret that I love matched betting. It gives me a substantial amount of extra cash each month for very little effort. My aim through this website is to show how easy it is for anyone who has a little spare time to do this. Especially if you join a matched betting service like Profit Accumulator. But, for mums in particular, it can be a bit daunting getting started. And how can you manage it alongside full-time mum duties?

I’ve been matched betting for almost a year now. My guide to getting started will help you take those initial cautious first steps. But, with two young children to care for, it’s not always easy to find the time to do matched betting. Reflecting on how I’ve managed things, this post summarises how I manage to fit matched betting in alongside family life.

Everyone is different. So while this works for me, it may not work for you. But hopefully you can take something from this if you’re worried about how you can fit it in or are just starting out.

TAKE IT SLOWLY AT FIRST

  • Work through all of the initial offers slowly. You need to allow yourself about an hour for each of the first few offers when you start. Allow all of the bets to settle and track your money before moving on to the next offer. This will help you understand how matched betting works. The more bets you place, the easier it will be to understand. And the quicker the whole process will become.
  • Place your first few bets when you know you’ll have a chunk of time away from the children. I completed most of the sign up offers in the evenings. If this is difficult, can your partner or a family member look after them for an hour or so?

PERSEVERANCE

  • It can feel like a right slog when you first start out! The endless forms to complete, time spent finding bets and then double checking everything you’re doing can be a little soul destroying. And it’s likely you’ll question whether matched betting is really for you.
  • But persevere! Within a few months you’ll be an experienced matched better. It now takes me next to no time to find and place my bets and it’s easier to squeeze in around the children than it ever has been! I now spend a lot less time matched betting, but for far greater rewards.

FREE TIME IS MATCHED BETTING TIME

  • Before I started matched betting, any spare time I had tended to be used doing the housework or looking at my phone for the latest Facebook updates. Now I squeeze in time for matched betting whenever I can. The result is that I do struggle to keep on top of the cleaning. But I’ve never really needed an excuse to avoid that if I’m being honest!
  • I found the initial sign up offers more time consuming than the reload offers. So I tended to place these bets in the evenings or on an odd day when a grandparent might have had the children.
  • I’m lucky that my son still likes his sleep so I’ll often have an hour or so most lunchtimes to check the current reload offers available. I’ll have a good browse of all the offers and place any relevant bets then.
  • Many casino offers have large amounts of wagering attached to them. I’ll normally complete these whilst I’m doing the ironing or cooking dinner. That way, I’m available to activate bonus rounds without having to spend hours sitting in front of a computer. It also has the added advantage of making these chores much more interesting!

SET REALISTIC TARGETS

  • If the time you have available for matched betting is limited, it’s important to accept you won’t always be able to get involved in all of the offers available. Instead, set yourself a realistic target for the amount of money you would like to make which correlates to the amount of free time you’re likely to have.
  • As a rough guide, you should be able to make up to £500 per month if you can spend a few hours each week matched betting; £1000 per month if you can spare about 2 hours per day; and £1500 based on 3 hours per day.
  • I have about 6 hours per week available for matched betting and I aim to make about £500 per month. I’ve made more than £5000 in 9 months so this is definitely achievable. My monthly matched betting diary series will show you how I’ve made this money.

PLAN YOUR TIME CAREFULLY

  • There tend to be fewer offers available earlier in the week. As it’s unlikely I’ll complete any offers then I’m more likely to arrange trips out for the day at these times. If I’m short on time but see offers available for a future date I’ll often put them in my diary to remind me to come back to them at a later point.
  • Weekends can be the most profitable for matched betting. But I struggle with this because that’s our family time. The family will always take precedence. That’s not to say I’ll never place any bets at the weekend; I simply have to manage it quite carefully. Most of the available offers will be advertised a day or so before. Therefore I’ll often place any qualifying bets on a Friday evening. If I know I’ll be around the house or will have internet access then I take advantage of in-play and accumulator offers at the weekends. But I don’t bother with these offers if I think they might interfere with my weekend plans.
  • If, like me, your time is limited at weekends, then it’s important to accept this will affect the amount of money you are able to make. This weekend, for example, is the last one where football offers will be available for some time. However, I’m out and about with the children and simply won’t be able to take advantage of the potentially more profitable offers. This will mean my earnings will be lower than normal.

BE PREPARED FOR MISTAKES

  • As simple as matched betting is, it is easy to make mistakes. Experience tells me that this is more likely to happen if you have little children vying for your attention at the same time as you’re placing bets. So I now avoid this!
  • This guide about the most common types of mistakes you can make matched betting will help you avoid mistakes and limit their impact.

USE THE PROFIT ACCUMULATOR FORUM

Profit Accumulator’s forum is its biggest selling point. With more than 20,000 active members, it’s a very helpful source of advice. I’ve found answers to all of the questions I’ve ever had about matched betting, simply by using the search function. And it’s full of tips and tricks to help maximise your matched betting income, saving you more time! Each offer has a dedicated section on the forum, and staff and fellow members will reply quickly to any queries or questions you might have.

As you get more experienced and start to tackle the reload offers, it’s important to follow the following threads to help you maximise the amount of money you can make matched betting:

  • How to make £1000 a month – shows you all of the offers to complete to guarantee a monthly income of £1000
  • How to make £300 a month PART TIME – aimed at people who can only place bets in the evenings or at weekends
  • Price Boosts Thread – where members post details of any price boosts they have found, which can make an instant profit

USE TECHNOLOGY TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

When time is short, it’s essential you use technology to help you manage. I find the following helpful:

  • Using autofill on your computer makes light work of all the forms you need to complete when signing up for new bookmakers accounts.
  • Use your calendar and set reminders on your phone to keep track of your bets. I find this particularly useful when I have accumulators running or need to place some bets in-play.

KEEP TRACK OF YOUR MONEY

  • Don’t forget to keep track of all your bets and the money you’re making! This blog post tells you what information you’ll find it helpful to record. I’m an old fashioned girl and love any excuse to buy a new notebook. So I use the traditional pen and paper method. But there are plenty of spreadsheets to help too.

USE A RELIABLE & REPUTABLE MATCHED BETTING SERVICE

  • If you only have a very limited amount of time to do matched betting then it’s essential that you sign up to matched betting service like Profit Accumulator. This means I get up to date information about all of the latest matched betting offers in one place, with access to software to help me find and calculate my bets.
  • You can read my full review of their service here. I chose to join them because they are very competitively priced and have the largest online community, which provides invaluable support.

I hope you find these tips useful. If you need any support or have any questions then please do leave a comment. Or you can contact me via Facebook or Twitter.

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Monthly Matched Betting Diaries…10 Months On

Every month I provide a breakdown of the amount of money I’ve made matched betting. The purpose is to show how easy it is to make this extra cash. I’ve now been matched betting for 10 months. When I started out, my initial aim was to make about £500 per month from matched betting. Looking after two young children full-time means I don’t have much spare time. So I did wonder whether it was feasible to make this amount of money in the odd hour or so I can spare each day.

I’ve fallen short of this target only once. And the amount of money I’ve made in other months has more than made up for this! I rely heavily on using a matched betting service called Profit Accumulator to help me make this money. They tell me which offers are available and how much to bet in order to make the most amount of money. This saves me so much time!

I rely heavily on using a matched betting service called Profit Accumulator

The latest update to my diary covers the month of April 2017. I’ll summarise it as my lucky month. With the Easter holidays in full swing for the first couple of weeks, we had lots of trips out and time away planned. So I didn’t really do any matched betting. I made an exception during the Grand National, as I wanted to try out a new matched betting method. I was very lucky that this made me more than £300 that day alone! Combined with a reasonably big casino win, this meant I could relax and have a break for the rest of the month.

My earnings were therefore largely down to luck this month. This is very rare for me, though, and I’m confident that if I had been taking advantage of all the offers available then I could have easily made more than £1000 this month.

 

MATCHED BETTING EARNINGS

aPRIL 2017 – £748.43

  • The total amount I made matched betting in March 2017 was £748.43.

MATCHED BETTING EARNINGS TO DATE – £6716.03

So, in the ten months I’ve now been doing matched betting I have made £6716.03. This beats my £6000 annual target two months early! If you want to learn more about how and when I made this money take a look at my previous earnings reports:

WHICH MATCHED BETTING OFFERS DID I COMPLETE?

So how did I make that money? My experience shows that it’s possible to keep making money from matched betting long after completing all of the initial sign up offers. My guide to reload offers sets out the main type of offers that are available. Most of the money I make comes from checking the offers listed on Profit Accumulator’s website every day.

Here’s a breakdown of the different types of offers I got involved in this month:

BET X, AND GET A FREE BET: £163.21

  • These are the standard matched betting offers where you bet a certain amount and get a free bet.
  • This is lower than normal simply because I didn’t get involved in as many offers as I normally would this month.

CASINO OFFERS: £133.45

  • If you’ve not yet completed any casino offers, my introductory guide is worth a read.
  • Not all casino offers are risk-free. I tend to tackle the riskier offers when I’m confident of making my £500 monthly matched betting target. And I’ll only ever tend to risk a maximum of £25 at any time.
  • It’s helpful that Profit Accumulator crunch the numbers and offer advice about the amount of money you are likely to make and how to approach the offers.
  • I got lucky this month, making more than £100 on a low-risk slot offer sent to me via email. It was an offer which offered me a refund up to £10 on any losses. Working my way through this, I got lucky and hit a large win.
  • You shouldn’t rely on casino offers for making money. However, I use them to top up my earnings and am prepared to get involved in the riskier offers if I’m having a good month. As my previous diary entries will show, I have on occasions ended up down as a result of participating in these offers.
  • My advice is to think carefully about the amount of money you are prepared to risk and have a go. But always follow Profit Accumulator’s advice and never ever be tempted to try and win back any money you lose by having another go!

PRICE BOOSTS: £57.63

  • I like completing price boosts because they are a quick way to make money instantly. The amount of money you can make from enhanced prices can seem very small (only a few pounds at a time, if you are lucky). But as it’s so quick to place the bets this is a very efficient way of making money. And the amount of money you can make adds up very quickly.

FOOTBALL REFUND OFFERS: £75.01

  • There are lots of different offers linked to the outcomes of different football games. This includes: when the team you back scores a goal; hitting the crossbar; and losing your bet in the last few minutes of a game.
  • There have been two very profitable offers recently where you can get extra earnings if your bet wins and there are more than 4 goals in the game, or where the team you back goes ahead by more than 2 goals.
  • To maximise the amount of money you can make from these offers, you need a large amount of money in your bank to place high value back and lay bets. I’ve been weary of doing this as my normal betting stakes are quite low. I don’t want to stand out to the bookmakers, who could then limit my accounts very quickly. However, I have been gradually upping my stakes to take advantage of these offers.

HORSE REFUND OFFERS: £3.09

  • These are offers where you can get a free bet depending on the outcome of the race and the place where your horse finishes.
  • These are riskier offers in that there is no guarantee of a free bet, so you will suffer some qualifying losses.
  • Although I didn’t get any refunds this month, I limited my losses by using a technique called underlaying. This meant I bet less than I should have on the exchange. If the horse had won and I received a refund, then I would have made less from the free bet, but this limited my inital outlay. Underlaying is an advanced technique and I would recommend following the advice given by Profit Accumulator before trying this.

EACH-WAY OFFERS: £335.72

  • This was a new type of offer I got involved in this month to try and make money from the Grand National.
  • Regular readers will know I normally have a flutter on the Grand National. We normally spend around £50 in total. This year, we decided to use that money as part of my matched betting pot for the day.
  • Normally, when you place an each-way bet you are betting on your horse finishing in the top 3. Occasionally, bookmakers will also pay out on an extra place, so the top 4 places instead of the top 3. You can make money from these offers if your horse finishes in that 4th place because the betting exchanges will only cover the first 3 places. Therefore, if the horse finishes in 4th, your bet will win at both the bookmakers and the betting exchange.
  • I’d been keen to try out this type of offer for a while. But normally there are large qualifying losses, so it’s not worth taking part. As it’s such a prestigious event, the Grand National is an exception.
  • I planned to try and cover all of the horses running in the race to ensure I would make money. With a field of 40 horses, this was quite a task and involved me glued to the computer screen for much of the day. In the end, I didn’t cover 3 horses and I preyed that none of them would finish in that extra place. This was a gamble and would have involved me losing around £50. As highlighted above, though, I had planned for this by using the money I would have otherwise bet on the race. Still, after a day’s work, I felt sick as the race started because I didn’t want all that hard work to go to waste.
  • Luckily, an outsider horse finished in that extra place, making me £335 instantly.
  • It was great to make this money. On reflection, though, I wouldn’t recommend my approach and I won’t be repeating this again. Instead, I would rather minimise my initial qualifying losses and take the chance on the odd one or two horses I select finishing in that extra place.

MISTAKES: -£19.68

  • Although matched betting is risk-free, I have highlighted before that it is easy to make mistakes.
  • Recently, I’ve avoided any mistakes. But, this month, I made a minor error forgetting to lay the second part of an accumulator price boost. This meant I was £20 down instead of an extra few pounds up.
  • I kicked myself and am getting better at using my phone to set reminders to place different bets.
  • This post should help you understand the most common types of mistakes you are likely to make and how to avoid them!

IS MATCHED BETTING FOR YOU?

If reading my diaries has inspired you to start matched betting, read my guide explaining what matched betting is.

Then I’d recommend signing up for a free trial at Profit Accumulator. They walk you through the matched betting process step by step. With only a few hours spare each week to do matched betting, I find the service Profit Accumulator offers invaluable. They tell me which offers to complete and help me find the bets. This saves me hours searching for offers alone. Instead, my time is focused on making money! Read more about the service Profit Accumulator offers in my full review.

Profit Accumulator’s free trial allows you to make £35-£40 simply by trying a couple of the different introductory offers available. It’s the perfect way to see if matched betting is for you.

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Matched Betting Reload Offers

CARRY ON MAKING MONEY MATCHED BETTING – RELOAD OFFERS

If you’re a regular reader, you’ll have seen me mention reload offers before. My introduction to matched betting shows there are more than £2000 worth of sign up offers to work through when you first sign up to Profit Accumulator. But if you’re like me, you’ll want to sustain an extra income from matched betting for as long as possible. Reload offers make that possible.

These are the main types of reload offers you will come across. Some offers will be available most weeks. Lots of offers are seasonal, linked to major sporting events through the year. At the moment, for example, there’s a lot of excitement about the Cheltenham Festival in March, which is notorious as an opportunity to make extra money! And other offers will depend on just how keen a bookie is to attract – or keep – your business.

Some offers can be cumbersome and time consuming. Others might require you to build up a betting profile before you start tackling them. For example, you might want to use an offer attached to a greyhound race. If so, it would be wise to place a few extra mug bets on greyhound races if you have never bet on this type of sport before.

MAKE £1000 PER MONTH RISK-FREE

But don’t let this put you off. Once you’re used to doing reload offers it’s possible to earn £1000 per month simply from the risk free reload offers. The Profit Accumulator forum even tells you which offers to do to make this money. The only thing that holds me back from making this much is the fact I can only spare 6 hours a week. I’m not always around when the offers are available.

I recommend you try as many offers as you can. Don’t let the seemingly low value of the offers hold you back. Most offers take 5 minutes to complete and those £5 free bets really do add up very quickly. And if you are ever confused or unsure about what to do then you should consult the forum if you’re a member of Profit Accumulator. Alternatively, ask me any questions you have by leaving me a comment or contacting me via Facebook or Twitter.

RELOAD OFFERS

STANDARD MATCHED BETTING OFFERS

By these, I mean the bread and butter type of offer where you place a qualifying bet and receive a free bet in return. These types of offers are available periodically from all of the major bookmakers, often linked to a big match or sporting event.

PRICE BOOSTS

Bookmakers often offer enhanced odds on certain sporting events. When these odds are higher than the lay odds at a betting exchange, you can make an instant profit simply by placing both the back and lay bets. I should stress these are special offers which are different to arbs. Arbs are where the bookmakers inadvertently have their odds higher than the lay odds. If you place a bet on an arb you can expect your account to be closed down or limited very quickly. Instead, most bookmakers have special sections of their websites dedicated to offering enhanced odds on different events.

I make roughly £1-£3 from each price boost I do. On the face of it, this doesn’t seem like a lot of money. But, my matched betting diaries show that I make an average of £100 per month via these offers. This is a great return considering how quick and easy these offers are to complete.

IN-PLAY OFFERS

Many of the reload offers are linked to placing bets whilst a match is underway. For example, bet £10 on one football match in-play and receive a free bet for another match in-play. It can be harder to find matches between the back and lay odds and the odds can also fluctuate quickly when placing in-play bets. But if you stick to placing the bets during a break in the match or game, for example at half time, you can still make some fairly decent money from these offers.

OUTRIGHT OFFERS

These are bets associated with backing a certain team or player to win a competition, for example the top Premier League Goalscorer or winning team in a football competition. This will tie your money up for the duration of that competition. But these offers can be quite profitable because you will get free bets every time the team or player scores a goal. So if you can set aside the money needed to cover both the qualifying bet and the liability of the lay bet, then these offers are definitely worth taking up.

FREE BETS FOR GOALS SCORED

A number of bookmakers will, from time to time, offer you free bets for each goal the team you back scores in a match. These offers aren’t risk free – if the team doesn’t score then you don’t get a free bet. However, for a small qualifying loss, these offers are definitely worth a punt. And so far, I’ve got free bets from every offer I’ve taken part in.

ACCUMULATORS

An accumulator is when you choose multiple selections and place a bet on them all winning. These are a bit more time consuming. Firstly, you need to find a number of bets taking place at different times where the back and lay odds are closely matched. You then need to place lay bets as each game in the accumulator takes place. Profit Accumulator has various calculators and spreadsheets available to help you with these types of bets. It also recently introduced Acca Catcher to help find suitable bets and make it easier to work out the calculations involved.

You can make money from these offers in different ways. Many bookmakers offer free bets in return for placing an accumulator with them. Others will offer a free bet if one of the legs in the accumulator loses.

FOOTBALL REFUNDS AND EXTRA WINNINGS

Refund offfers are attached to most football matches. These will give you a refund as a free bet or extra winnings if certain eventualities occur. The most common types of offer include:

  • extra winnings if the crossbar gets hit during the game;
  • a refund on certain types of bets if the game result is 0-0;
  • a refund if you lose your bet in the closing few minutes of a game; and
  • double winnings if the team you back wins both halves;

Of course, there’s no guarantee that any of these eventualities will occur. But I often take part in these offers if there is only a small qualifying loss.

HORSE RACING REFUNDS

These offers can be very profitable. But there are no guarantees you will make money from them. Most bookies offer refunds on certain horse races if you finish second to the favourite or back a winner at high odds.

FREE BET CLUBS

Many bookmakers will offer you a free bet every week if you place bets regularly with them.

LOCK-INS

A lock-in is where you can guarantee to make money regardless of the match result. So, if you are reliant on a team winning to give you a free bet, you can sometimes use advanced calculators to ensure you make money even if the team loses. There are various different combinations of offers which will allow you to make money. I don’t always do these offers. Nevertheless, I rely on the Profit Accumulator forum to let me know when a lock-in is available.

SPORT AND CASINO OFFERS

Many bookmakers combine offers from their sportsbook and casino pages. So you might get free spins in return for placing a bet or for each goal scored. Similarly, you might receive a free bet if you wager a certain amount of money in the casino. There are no guarantees with these types of offers. If I’m having a good month then I will often try them out. I’m yet to hit a big win though!

INVITE ONLY

Invite only offers, usually sent to you via text message or email, can be very lucrative. In the last month, I received £150 worth of free bets.

It’s important to make sure you tick the box allowing the bookmaker to send you details of their special offers. The numbers of texts and emails you’ll receive is annoying. But it doesn’t take long to take a quick look at each offer to see if it’s worthwhile and delete the messages that aren’t relevant. Keep checking your emails. If you receive a free bet, you’ll soon forget the irritation.

EACH-WAY EXTRA PLACE OFFERS

There are two main ways to bet on horse racing – the win market and the place market. These offers are related to the place market and when you place an each way bet. This market pays out if the horse you back finishes in any set number of positions, for example the top 3 or top 4 places.

 

Occasionally bookmakers will offer to pay out on extra places, paying out for example on the top 5 places instead of the top 4. In these cases, the exchange lay market will normally cover a fewer number of places, in this case the top 4.

You can make money if a horse you back finishes in that extra pace because both your back bet and lay bet will win.

USING A MATCHED BETTING SERVICE

I hope you find this guide to the different types of reload offers helpful. It can take some time to get your head around the different types of offers available and how to complete them. I don’t have time to do this all myself, which is why I pay a matched betting service to do this for me. Regular readers will know I use Profit Accumulator. Ultimately, this gives me more time to spend with my children and less time matched betting. They do all the hard work analysing the terms and conditions, searching for offers and telling you how to do all of the different offers step by step.

I’ve done a full review of their service and highly recommend them. If you haven’t yet taken the plunge with matched betting, remember they offer a free trial where you can easily make £35-£40 simply giving matched betting a try.

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