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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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Juggling Matched Betting as a Stay at Home Mum

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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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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Monthly Matched Betting Diaries…9 Months On

I need to open this latest update to my monthly matched betting diaries with an apology that there haven’t been any updates from me for a while. It’s been a chaotic couple of months so I’ve barely had time for matched betting, let alone updating everyone about how things are going! But I’m back now and there’s lots to tell you all about. Most notably, Profit Accumulator has had a little bit of shake up and so it’s now cheaper to join and jammed packed with lots of extra features. Check out my updated review of the service they provide if you’re wondering whether it’s worth signing up.

Profit Accumulator has had a little bit of a shake up and so it’s now cheaper to join and jammed packed with lots of extra features.

This latest instalment covers my matched betting earnings in March 2017. This was when the Cheltenham horse racing festival took place. Often touted as the highlight of the matched betting calendar, I was excited about the potential to earn lots of extra money this month. I wasn’t disappointed: I made £360 in the 4-day festival period alone. As I knew there would be lots of extra offers available, I planned to have extra help with childcare at this time. This allowed me to do matched betting for about 2-3 hours each day of the festival.

After Cheltenham, illness hit the family (again…one of the perils of a young family!) and so I wasn’t able to do as much matched betting as I normally would. On a good week I can normally spare about 6 hours for matched betting but I wasn’t doing any matched betting at all by the end of the month. Luckily, my Cheltenham earnings meant I was still able to hit my £500 monthly target comfortably.

I make about £500 per month matched betting. By sharing how I can do it, I hope to convince people that anyone can do matched betting.

MATCHED BETTING EARNINGS

MARCH 2017 – £688.31

  • The total amount I made matched betting in February 2017 was £688.31.

When I started matched betting my aim was to make roughly £500 per month. Yet I’m on track to beat this target over the course of my first year matched betting. The main benefit to matched betting is that it allows me to make a little extra tax-free money each month for very little effort, at times that fit around my children.

It’s great that I can make this money at home, at times that suit me and my family

MATCHED BETTING EARNINGS TO DATE – £5967.60

So, in the nine months I’ve now been doing matched betting I have made an impressive £5967.60. So I’ve almost hit my £500 monthly target three 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: £518.44

  • These are the bread and butter matched betting offers where you bet a certain amount and get a free bet.
  • I was overwhelmed by the number of offers available linked to the Cheltenham festival, and made most of this money in that short space of time.

CASINO OFFERS: £22.64

  • 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.
  • There were quite a few free spin and risk-free offers available this month linked to the Cheltenham Festival, which meant I was able to make a little bit of extra money largely risk-free.
  • 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!

ACCUMULATOR REFUNDS: £59.42

  • These are offers where you get a free bet if one leg of an accumulator – where you bet on a few different results as part of the same bet – loses.
  • I do find accumulator bets quite time consuming so didn’t have time to complete a great amount this month. I had also lost money through high qualifying losses in the last few months, so was weary of completing too many. However, I completed a few risk-free ones this month. These guaranteed me profit if all the legs won. These all came in, so revealing just how easy it was to make extra money this way.
  • My guide to accumulator bets has been on my to do list for a while now. As Profit Accumulator now offer free software to help you complete accumulator bets more easily, it is a priority for me to complete this guide for you all as soon as possible. I will publish this soon, I promise!

PRICE BOOSTS: £36.94

  • 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: £42.87

  • 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: £5.85

  • 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 didn’t have a great deal of luck this month, in spite of there being more offers available through Cheltenham. But I was grateful to make even the small amount of money I did.

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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Monthly Matched Betting Diaries…9 Months On

Those of you who follow this blog will know that I regularly update my matched betting diaries to show how much money I’m making from matched betting. This is the latest instalment covering my matched betting earnings in February 2017.

The purpose of these updates is to show just how much it’s possible to earn from matched betting in your spare time. I’m a full time mum of two. It goes without saying that life is pretty hectic. On a good week I can normally spare about 6 hours for matched betting. But this isn’t always the case, sometimes it’s a lot less! Yet I make about £500 per month matched betting. By sharing how I can do it, I hope to convince people that anyone can do matched betting. With the support of Profit Accumulator, it’s possible to make money long-term from matched betting.

I make about £500 per month matched betting. By sharing how I can do it, I hope to convince people that anyone can do matched betting.

Busy Busy Busy

The trail end of Winter has brought lots of bugs into the household and we’ve all been suffering with various ailments. My youngest, 18-month-old Oliver, really has taken the full brunt of it all, meaning he was a very clingy and demanding little baby for most of the month. It was also half-term and I had a weekend away planned. Thrown into the mix was also the small matter of planning Lily’s 5th birthday party – with 25 excited 4 & 5-year-olds! So it goes without saying it’s been a busy month!

Matched betting necessarily had a to take a bit of a backseat this month. That’s why I’m amazed to have made the most money I have since last October. Admittedly, this was helped by me getting lucky on a few different casino offers this month. I also had one final sign up offer to complete. I’d been putting it off for a few months because it had a large rollover attached to it, meaning my money would be tied up for a while. So it was time to bite the bullet and tackle it this month!

MATCHED BETTING EARNINGS

FEBRUARY 2017 – £614.68

  • The total amount I made matched betting in February 2017 was £614.68.

When I started matched betting my aim was to make roughly £500 per month. While I’ve beaten that target this month this isn’t always possible. Yet I’m still on track to make this much over the course of my first year matched betting.

Given I was so busy and it was also a short month, it was difficult to find time for matched betting. So, again, I probably spent about 4 hours per week matched betting on average. It’s amazing to have earned more than £600 for 16 hours’ work. That works out to almost £40 per hour this month! It’s great that I can make this money at home, at times that suit me and my children.

It’s great that I can make this money at home, at times that suit me and my children

MATCHED BETTING EARNINGS TO DATE – £5279.29

So, in the eight months I’ve now been doing matched betting I have made an impressive £5279.29. 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? Here’s a breakdown of the different types of offers I got involved in through February 2017:

BET X, AND GET A FREE BET: £388.36

  • These are the bread and butter matched betting offers where you bet a certain amount and get a free bet.
  • Profit Accumulator list all of the reload offers you can continue to get involved in long after completing the bookmaker sign up offers. Most of my earnings come from checking this list most days.
  • It’s also worth checking back to the sign up offers listed on Profit Accumulator every month or so. As I mentioned above, I had one final signup offer to complete which I’d been putting off because there was a large rollover attached should the qualifying and/or free bet win into the bookmaker account. But I bit the bullet this month and was still able to make a large chunk of money.
  • Some bookmakers change their introductory offers quite often. So I also found a new bookmaker listed this month. I was lucky that this bookie offered some free spins when you signed up to them. I’ve never had any luck with free spins previously but ended up in profit from these, which was very helpful!

CASINO OFFERS: £210.79

  • If you’ve not yet completed any casino offers, my introductory guide is worth a read.
  • Not all casino offers are risk-free. Regular readers will know that I’ve avoided casino offers since losing a little bit of money a while ago.
  • However, Profit Accumulator crunch the numbers and offer advice about the amount of money you are likely to make and how to approach the offers. There seemed to be a lot of casino offers available this month. So I decided it was time to attempt some of these once again.
  • I never put more than £25 of my own money at risk. And, to be honest, I’ll normally only risk this much if I’m having a good month matched betting. My luck was in this month. While I’ve never had an elusive ‘big win’, I did manage to bank some good chunks of money in each of the offers I attempted. I wasn’t always lucky but, still, I’m very happy to have made more than £200 from these in one month alone.
  • 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!

ACCUMULATOR REFUNDS: -£2.72

  • These are offers where you get a free bet if one leg of an accumulator – where you bet on a few different results as part of the same bet – loses.
  • I started off the month with good intentions to get more accumulator bets under my belt. However, during my first weekend, most of the supposed favourites suffered surprising defeats. This meant all of my accumulators had more than one losing team. This meant there was no possibility of a refund and I lost all of my qualifying losses, amounting to £30.
  • After this, I was weary of completing accumulators. Furthermore my weekends were also very busy this month – and you normally need to be free at various points of the weekend to place your lay bets. So I didn’t get much of a chance to recoup my costs.
  • I aim to get more involved this month and will be publishing my introductory guide to these types of bets too.

PRICE BOOSTS: £26.18

  • 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.

MUG BETS: -£9.13

  • I should perhaps have placed more mug bets this month. When you rely on reload offers for your matched betting income it’s important to look after your accounts to still be able to take advantage of offers. This is something I need to improve on to look like more of a normal betting customer.

FOOTBALL REFUND OFFERS: £5.10

  • There are lots of different offers attached to football games where you can get free bets in a variety of circumstances. This includes: when the team you back scores a goal; hitting the crossbar; losing your bet in the last few minutes of a game.

HORSE REFUND OFFERS: -£3.90

  • 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. Unfortunately, I didn’t hit any free bets so suffered a small loss this month.

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. They save me hours of work which means my time is instead focused on making money! You can read more about the service Profit Accumulator offers in my full review, which includes information about their new loyalty scheme

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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Follow Matched Betting Mum’s Lead

The Occasional Flutter

I don’t gamble. Well, that’s not strictly true. I dream of a big win on the lottery every time there’s a decent rollover. Following in the family tradition, I’ll have a little flutter on the Grand National every year. And if I ever go for a girlie day out to the races, I’ll set aside some cash for a few bets. Guided by the horses’ names and the jersey colours, it is in fact rare I’ll bring any winnings home with me!

My experience of bookies is also limited. I’ll be frank, they scare me! In the couple of times I have ventured in I got some odd looks from the regulars. The cashier wasn’t too friendly when I pleaded for help working out how to complete the betslip either.

And, apart from getting behind the national football team, I’m only really a fairweather sports fan. Unless there’s a chance of some glory I can share in I don’t really enjoy watching sport.

The Betting World Is A Scary Place

So, when I had children and took a break from work, getting into matched betting was the last thing I – or anyone I knew – thought I’d do! The betting world is intimidating, especially if you haven’t really gambled before. And although matched betting is risk free, it takes some time to get your head around how it all works. Yet, eight months after taking the plunge, I’m singing the praises of matched betting. And now I’m on a mission to spread the word, especially amongst other mums.

Matched Betting Is Perfect For Mums

That’s because matched betting is perfect for anyone who can spare a few hours a week. And, while life with a 5 and 1-year-old is chaotic and hectic, I do have some spare time occasionally. Rather than do the housework or browse Facebook, I now spend that time matched betting.

By sharing my own experiences about matched betting in my own blog, my aim is to show just what it’s possible for other mums like me to achieve.

Take It Slowly At First

I think it’s fair to say I’m risk averse. I remember being overwhelmed and finding the whole process very daunting at first. So it took me months to pluck up the courage to place my first few bets. Then I checked, double checked – and checked again – to make sure all the figures were correct before pressing any buttons to place the bets. Five minutes later I went back to the different websites to check all of the bets were still open. What with all the faff of filling out my personal details every time I opened a new bookie account, I wondered if it was really worth all this effort. But, lured by the prospect of some easy money, I persevered.

The Initial Effort Is Worth It

And I’m testament that all the initial effort is worth it. You’ll quickly realise how and why you’re making money. Once your accounts are set up, it takes less than 5 minutes to complete most offers. I now spend a maximum of 5-6 hours per week matched betting. On the whole, I’ll do this in the evenings and when my youngest sleeps during the day. I still take the children out for the day, have trips to the park and go to numerous different clubs and groups with them.

I don’t place bets every day and I try to keep my weekends as free as possible because it’s our family time. But there are still plenty of opportunities for me to make money. Try out all of the offers that are available and don’t dismiss those low value offers; all those £5 free bets quickly add up!

Getting Started With Matched Betting

If I can do it so can you. So if you’ve been sitting on the fence waiting to try out matched betting, why don’t you follow my lead and give it a try? Take a look at my introduction to matched betting if you want to more know about the process.

Then I’d recommend signing up for a free trial at Profit Accumulator. I find the service Profit Accumulator offers invaluable. They walk you through the matched betting process step by step. They tell me which offers to complete and help me find the bets. This saves me hours of work which means my time is instead focused on making money! With only a few hours spare each week to do matched betting, I wouldn’t be able to make anywhere near the amount of money I do without this help.  You can read more about the service Profit Accumulator offers in my full review.

Matched Betting Mum Tips and Advice

My top tips and guide to matched betting terminology are really useful if you’re just starting out. This blog is also updated regularly to offer you the latest tips and advice. And I’m on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so get in touch if you want my advice or have any questions about anything at all.

In the eight months since I started, it’s true I don’t have an immaculately tidy house. However, I have made nearly £5000! And, while I’m still not an avid sports fan, I am impressed with my newfound sporting knowledge! My husband loves being able to chat about the footie results with me now. However, I tend to keep it to myself when I make money from his beloved team Tottenham losing.

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MONTHLY MATCHED BETTING DIARY…8 MONTHS ON

Towards the end of last year I started my regular series of posts about how much money I’m making from matched betting. This is the latest instalment covering my matched betting earnings in January 2017.

The purpose of these updates is to show just how much it’s possible to earn from matched betting in your spare time. I’m a full time mum of two. With an 18-month-old boy who’s into everything, I don’t have much spare time! I’m lucky if I can spend 6 hours per week in total matched betting. Yet I manage to make about £500 per month. By sharing how I can do it, I hope to convince people that matched betting is suitable for anyone. With the support of Profit Accumulator, it’s possible to make money long-term from matched betting.

I’m lucky if I can spend 6 hours per week in total matched betting. Yet I manage to make about £500 per month.

BACK TO MATCHED BETTING AFTER A BREAK

The canny among you will realise there’s a month missing since my last update when I reported my matched betting earnings up to the end of November 2016. That’s because I took December off to focus on enjoying Christmas. I loved my time away but, by early January, I was keen to get back to matched betting.

It took me a while to get back into the swing of things. It struck me that there weren’t as many reload offers available as I’d normally expect to see. I’d read that this was quite normal for the time of year and discussions with fellow matched betters confirmed this. Therefore, while I was disappointed not to meet my £500 target this month, I was grateful to make as much as I did!

MATCHED BETTING EARNINGS

JANUARY 2017 – £407.26

  • The total amount I made matched betting in January 2017 was £407.26.

When I started matched betting my aim was to make roughly £500 per month. I’ve beaten this most months. So I’m still on track to make this over the course of my first year matched betting!

Most offers are linked to major sporting events. As there wasn’t too much happening in January, it’s not surprising there were fewer offers available. The plus side of this is that I didn’t spend as much time matched betting, leaving me with more time to myself. Looking back over the month I probably spent about 4 hours per week matched betting on average. For the effort involved, I’m chuffed to have been able to make more than £400. That works out to more than £25 per hour. Not bad considering I can make this money at home, at times that suit me and my children.

I’m chuffed to have been able to make more than £400. That works out to more than £25 per hour. 

MATCHED BETTING EARNINGS TO DATE – £4664.61

So, in the eight months I’ve now been doing matched betting I have made an impressive £4664.61. 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? Here’s a breakdown of the different types of offers I got involved in through January 2017:

BET X, AND GET A FREE BET: £283.59

  • These are the bread and butter matched betting offers where you bet a certain amount and get a free bet.
  • Profit Accumulator list all of the reload offers you can continue to get involved in long after completing the bookmaker sign up offers. Most of my earnings come from checking this list most days.
  • It’s also worth checking back to the sign up offers listed on Profit Accumulator every month or so. Some bookmakers change their introductory offers. So this month I found £50 worth of offers with bookmakers I hadn’t previously signed up to.

CASINO OFFERS: £10.93

  • After taking a hit the last time I completed some casino offers, I was weary of completing them. So this relatively small amount of money was made from completing only the risk-free offers that were available this month.
  • If you’ve not yet completed any casino offers, my introductory guide is worth a read. Not all casino offers are risk-free but they are definitely worth attempting. 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’ve now made more than a few hundred pounds from these offers alone.
  • My advice is to think carefully about the amount of money you are prepared to risk and have a go. This month I didn’t want to take any risks, especially as there were fewer matched betting offers available. However, some months I will risk up to £20 if an offer looks like it is good value.

ACCUMULATOR REFUNDS: £31.01

  • These are offers where you get a free bet if one leg of an accumulator – where you bet on a few different results as part of the same bet – loses.
  • I didn’t complete many accumulator offers this month so this wasn’t a bad return. I’m still finding my way with these types of bets. They do offer an extra way to make money but they can be time consuming, especially if you want to earn larger amounts of money. If you’re a little confused by these types of offers, I’ll be completing an introductory guide to accumulator bets soon.

PRICE BOOSTS: £31.78

  • 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.
  • I purposely didn’t take advantage of too many enhanced odds this month. That’s because the bookmakers will limit the amount of money you can place on these types of bets if they think you might be abusing them.

MUG BETS: -£14.59

  • I should perhaps have placed more mug bets this month. When you rely on reload offers for your matched betting income it’s important to look after your accounts to still be able to take advantage of offers. This is something I need to improve on to look like more of a normal betting customer.

FOOTBALL REFUND OFFERS: £64.54

  • There are lots of different offers attached to football games where you can get free bets in a variety of circumstances. This includes: when the team you back scores a goal; hitting the crossbar; losing your bet in the last few minutes of a game.
  • I started to get more involved in these types of offers over the last month and was impressed with the results.

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. They save me hours of work which means my time is instead focused on making money! You can read more about the service Profit Accumulator offers in my 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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A New Year Boost – Matched Betting

WINTER BLUES

February. It’s not really up there as the best month of the year. So far, it’s been cold, dark, damp and miserable. Winter is dragging on and the warmer days of Spring still seem a very long way off. What with the credit card bills from Christmas also being due, it’s all a bit depressing.

However, I’ve got the perfect pick me up. How does the prospect of making some extra cash from the comfort and warmth of your own home sound?

MATCHED BETTING

Matched betting allows me to make extra money from home, working around my kids. It’s perfect for anyone who has a little spare time. Since I started six months ago, I’ve made more than £4000. Don’t tell me that extra money wouldn’t give you a welcome mid-winter boost? In fact, it could go a long way towards paying for a warm and sunny holiday this summer.

MATCHED BETTING IS NOT A SCAM

Sounds far too good to be true doesn’t it? I can assure you it’s not a scam. It’s been tried and tested by journalists at The Telegraph and Huffington Post. And here’s what The Guardian has to say about it:

“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)

Despite its name, matched betting doesn’t involve you betting or gambling in the traditional sense. Instead, you can take advantage of the free bets bookmakers give out as incentives for you to sign up with them. Instead of leaving it to chance, by following a set process you can make at least 70% of the value of those free bets every time.

How does it work?

It is actually very simple to play the system and make money from free bet offers. But it does take time to get your head around how and why it works.

  • Sign up to an online bookmaker which is offering a free bet for new customers.
  • Sign up to a betting exchange website. These sites let you bet against the outcome of a particular game or match.
  • Place a qualifying bet. Don’t simply choose a random bet which could win or lose. Instead, you need to place 2 bets – 1 for and 1 against the same outcome. This means backing a bet with a bookmaker and also laying against that outcome with a betting exchange. By doing this, all the outcomes are covered. This means that when the match or game finishes you will get your money back.
  • The bookmaker will then award you a free bet.
  • Repeat the same process with the free bet. You need to place 2 bets both for and against the same outcome. Once again, you’ll get your money back. But as this was free money given to you by the bookmaker in the first place you actually make the value of the free bet so will be in profit.
  • As you always back and lay against the same outcome there’s never a chance for your money to be lost.

RISK FREE & TAX FREE

Matched betting is a RISK FREE way of making extra money. What’s more, all the money you make is TAX FREE.

To learn more about how it works this video tutorial explains more about matched betting.
By following this simple method, you can always make at least 70% of the value of the free bets offered by bookmakers. There are more than 50 bookmakers in the UK with introductory offers worth well over £2000. This means there’s at least £1500 to be made simply by signing up to them.

The great thing about matched betting is that the bookmakers want you to continue betting with them once you’ve signed up so there are ongoing reload offers all the time. If you want, you can carry on making between £500-£1000 a month if you can spare 1-2 hours a day.

How do I get started?

It’s possible for you to research all of the offers that are available, analyse their terms and conditions, and look manually for bets where the back and lay odds are the same or very close. But this takes an awful lot of time!

If you’re anything like me, the whole matched betting world can also seem very complicated and a little daunting. Before I started matched betting, my experience of bookmakers was very limited, apart from an annual visit to place a bet on the National (which other customers or the cashier helped me work out how to do). Not to mention that as a mum of a 1 and 4-year-old, I really don’t have much spare time to do all this on my own.

PROFIT ACCUMULATOR

Instead, I found Profit Accumulator. This site spoon feeds me all of the information I need. It tells me what offers are available, helps me find suitable bets, and talks me through placing the back and lay bets. They offer a free trial where you get access to the training and tutorials for 2 offers, from which you will easily make £35-£40. I’ve done a full review of the service they provide.

If you do decide to take the plunge and give it a go then do check out the rest of this site for top tips and advice. I feel a great deal of responsibility if people start matched betting as a result of what I’ve written so I want this to be a useful resource for people. The top tips for getting started, frequently asked questions and a guide to the terminology of this strange land are a great place to start. You can also follow my matched betting progress in my monthly diaries.

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Monthly Matched Betting Diary…6 Months On

Happy New Year to you all! I’ve had a bit of a break – both from the blog and from matched betting. It’s left me refreshed and ready to tell you as much as possible about this great thing called matched betting once again. I’m back with an update to my regular diary series.

Towards the end of last year I started my regular series of posts about how much money I’m making from matched betting. As I took most of December off, I’m a little bit behind. But, better late than never, here’s my update showing profits for November 2016.

The reason for me posting these updates is to show just how much it’s possible to make matched betting. There are lots of people with more time and flexibility making more than me. But as a busy mum with little spare time, my aim is to try and make as close to £500 per month as regularly as possible.

MATCHED BETTING EARNINGS

November 2016 – £458.95

  • The total amount I made matched betting in November 2016 was £458.95.

When I started matched betting my aim was to make roughly £500 per month. I’ve beaten this every month until now. But I’m still very happy with what I’ve been able to make.

It is tougher to earn money when completing the reload offers alone (these are the ongoing bookmaker offers) so I do expect my earnings to dip a little from now on. That said, there tend to be more offers when there are major sporting events which is likely to boost my earnings some months. So I still think £500 per month is achievable, surpassing it some months but falling under it in others.

My earnings were also impacted by a shift in my 15-month-old son’s sleeping pattern. Many people have asked me how I fit in matched betting around the children. I’ll be honest, it’s tough. But given my son was still sleeping 3 hours per day, shared between a morning and lunchtime nap, I’ve been considerably lucky. This gave me dedicated time to check out the daily offers listed by Profit Accumulator and place some bets.

But it was time to drop the morning nap. So, with my time effectively halved, I’m lucky to squeeze in an odd hour or so for matched betting these days. Initially, I was frustrated having my earnings potential limited by a lack of time. But now that we’ve adjusted, I’m really enjoying throwing myself into the baby and toddler things with Olly. We shan’t be having any more children so I want to make the most of the next couple of years with him. The fact that I can do this whilst continuing to make decent money in an odd hour or two I have free a few times a week is amazing!

Matched Betting Earnings To Date – £4257.35

So, in the six months I’ve now been doing matched betting I have made an impressive £4257.35. 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? Here’s a breakdown of the different types of offers I got involved in through November:

BET X, AND GET A FREE BET: £209.65

  • These are the bread and butter matched betting offers where you bet a certain amount and get a free bet.

CASINO OFFERS: -£20.88

  • As highlighted in my introductory guide, casino offers are not risk free. And as you can tell from my negative winnings, I proved that this month! This has put me off completing riskier offers and I certainly won’t be risking more than £10 on these just yet. But don’t be put off. On the whole, I’ve still made a few hundred pounds on these offers so they are definitely worth attempting.

HORSE RACING REFUNDS: £58.57

  • This is less than the previous month but I only attempted a few and was successful in every one. These are definitely worth starting if you want to top up your matched betting income.

ACCUMULATOR REFUNDS: £69.45

  • These are offers where you get a free bet if one leg of an accumulator – where you bet on a few different results – loses. This is an increase in last month’s earnings but, for the effort involved in keeping track of accumulator bets, I’d like to have made a little more money from these. If you’re a little confused by these types of offers, I’ll be completing an introductory guide to accumulator bets soon.

PRICE BOOSTS: £131.78

  • 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.

LOCK-INS: £1.62

  • These are bets you can place to guarantee a return from an otherwise risky offer. By risky, I mean that you risk a qualifying loss on the chance that a certain result might give you a free bet. For example, you might get a free bet if the result is 0-0. So you place a bet on the match hoping for this result.
  • It is possible to lock in the profit on some of these offers, meaning you can guarantee a profit whatever the outcome. Your earnings will be less than you would have received if the free bet comes in. But if there is only a small chance of that occurring, this is a surefire way of ensuring you still make money. It is complicated working out when a lock in is available and how much to bet. So this is another example of where I rely on Profit Accumulator’s forum for advice. I rarely place these types of bets but they are handy for extra money on occasion.

MUG BETS: -£22.12

  • I increased the number of mug bets I made this month. As I am now reliant on reload offers I am looking to place more more mug bets so this will increase further from now.

Mistakes Which Cost Me Money

Once again I made a few mistakes this month.  Mistakes are common although I am now getting better at managing these. I’d recommend you read my post about how to avoid making mistakes when matched betting.

Firstly, I accepted a reload offer sent to me via email without first checking the Profit Accumulator forum for advice. I read the terms and conditions attached to the offer and knew there was a high amount of wagering involved should my bets win at the bookmakers. But I decided to take the risk. However, as both my bets won at the bookmakers at high odds, this meant I was bound to lose money completing the lengthy rollover requirements. So I decided to cut my losses, which resulted in me losing around £30.

Had I consulted the forum, I would have seen there was some discussion of this offer. Some people, like me, were willing to give it a go. However, the official advice was that this was a very risky offer. If I’d read this, I probably wouldn’t have attempted the offer. The moral of this story is to always check the Profit Accumulator forum if you’re ever unsure of anything.

I also lost out on a very profitable offer by placing a lay bet on a different outcome to that which I had backed. This is quite a common and I realised my mistake immediately. However, by the time I got round to correcting this a little later in the game the odds had changed quite considerably. This meant the £40 I was due to make from this offer was cancelled out correcting the mistake. So, although I didn’t lose any money, I didn’t make any either!

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 sign up for a free trial at Profit Accumulator. They will walk you through the matched betting process step by step. You can 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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