A year of matched betting

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A year of matched betting

Today is a very special day for me, as it marks my one year matched betting anniversary. A whole lot has changed for me in this past year, the biggest change being able to leave behind my full time job to run my blog. I am so glad that I finally got to grips with matched betting to help finance this journey. Let's put it this way: in 12 months I have earned £12,000 tax and risk free!

I have learned a lot along my journey and I can't believe that I waited so long to get started. Here's what I have learnt along the way.

A year of matched betting. Here's what I've learned during my journey and I can't believe that I waited so long to get started at matched betting. Here's what I have learnt along the way by Emma at EmmaDrew.info. #MatchedBetting #MatchedBettingTips #MatchedBettingMoney #MakeMoney #ExtraMoney

Matched betting is a way to make some serious guaranteed profit by utilising the free bet offers that bookmakers offer. It has turned into one of my favourite side hustles because it is tax free and risk free! Even The Guardian have written about matched betting. People often ask me “if matched betting is so good, why isn't everyone doing it?” – and I have addressed some of the popular questions in a blog post.

How much have I made?

When it comes to any money making side hustle, I love to see how others have done with their own earnings. I find that it not only encourages and motivates me, it also lets me know that something works.

You can see all my previous matched betting income below. Please note that from January 2017 I have been focusing on growing my business with a provable income, with a lot less time to dedicate to matched betting:

Remember that month 3 also overlaps into October 2015 as I switched to reporting it per calendar month.

The numbers I see others earning are real!

I am a lot more open to money making opportunities than the average Joe, but even I was astounded by the numbers that people were claiming to make every month. Once I got started I was earning that money for myself. If it wasn't for the free trial with Profit Accumulator then I probably wouldn't have started! I tried years ago using free websites but I just couldn't get my head around it.

Click here to join my matched betting Facebook group.

Community is important

Whether it is the Profit Accumulator forums or just chatting to my friends who matched bet, having other people around to bounce ideas off, keep motivated and just generally check in with matched betting is really helpful to me. My favourite is seeing how much money other people are making and what they are then doing with that money! I've seen people go to Las Vegas, get married, start their business or even give up some days at work. The difference this money can make is astounding.

My favourite is seeing how much money other people are making and what they are then doing with that money! I've seen people go to Las Vegas, get married, start their business or even give up some days at work. The difference this money can make is astounding.

Even now, a year into matched betting, I have questions and I get stuck. The Profit Accumulator forum is bursting with lots of knowledge and often someone has asked my question already – and had an answer. There is a dedicated thread for every offer, with members sharing their knowledge and tips. This has saved me so much time and effort over the last year.

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There is life after you've been gubbed

Getting gubbed from matched betting is where a bookie says “no more free bets for you” – your money isn't at risk, but you just aren't eligible for their free bet promotions. When I had my first gubbing I was absolutely gutted, I thought that it would mean I couldn't earn money from matched betting anymore. Whilst yes, the number of bookmaker offers I can complete has decreased, I am still making a profit every month from matched betting.

Whilst yes, the number of bookmaker offers I can complete has decreased, I am still making a profit every month from matched betting.

I can do matched betting long term

One of the biggest fears that people have before they start matched betting is that the offers will dry up. There have been a few times when the offers are quieter than others, but I have still managed to make a profit every single month. Now that I have been matched betting for a year I have my own proof that there is longevity in matched betting and I will be continuing. Even with the gubbings I've had, I can still make money every month! It has got harder though – the easy money is definitely in the sign up offers.

Even with the gubbings I've had, I can still make money every month! It has got harder though – the easy money is definitely in the sign up offers.

Matched betting isn't for everyone…

…and that is totally fine! Before matched betting I had placed a few bets – namely on big events like the Grand National, so I had a lot to learn about betting. It isn't for everyone, no matter what the reason. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to make money from home even if matched betting isn't for you. Why not start a website, make money from affiliates, complete surveys, or earn £50 from one simple mystery shop? Don't forget that I have a free 6 week money making course too.

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I have really enjoyed my matched betting journey to date and I would love to see how my second year goes.

A year of matched betting

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16 Comments on “A year of matched betting”

  1. Hi there, good on you for it, glad it has done well. I still can’t seem to find your Facebook group you speak of?

  2. How do you deal with the 6x wagering requirements?
    You could be arbing but how much % do you in average lose when doing so?
    Thanks!

    1. Hi John,

      Not many of the offers have 6x wagering, and if they do then this is clearly laid out in the offer instructions. You can also hope to ‘lose’ the bet (so it wins at the exchange) so that you don’t have to complete the rollover. As you can see, it hasn’t really been an issue because I am still £12,000 up!

      I don’t understand your arbing question, are you getting ‘ARB’ and ‘mug’ confused? I spend an average of £10 a week keeping my accounts ‘healthy’ with mugging – and again, I am still £12,000 up!

      Good luck if you decide to give it a try!

  3. I just started doing this- made my first £10 profit on one site. Are there any tips to prevent gubbing? I.e. don’t sign up to the bet sites directly from profit accumulator/sites so that your referrals arn’t being tracked etc.

    1. There are loads of things you can do – removing iesnare from your computer, mugging your accounts and more. Good luck!

  4. I just wondered, is this really risk free?

    Don’t some of the casino offers require you to risk your own money?

  5. Hi Emma, yours is one of the first blogs I started to trust when I found out about matched betting. I’m so glad I took the plunge & followed your lead. I’ve now been matched betting for a whole year and am really chuffed I’ve been able to make more than £7500 in my spare time. I’d definitely recommend matched betting to anyone.

  6. Hi Emma

    I keep coming across your blog in every google search I make for various things! Props to you and Your amazing blog for ranking so high In google listings!

    Matched betting though, one month in and I’m £900 in profit which is great

    I have some mutinstep sign up offers left to
    Do but beyond that I’m done with the new Acc’s.
    I’m looking at reloads and weekly bet clubs I can only see a profit of a couple of hundred pound per month so I must be missing something?? Just can’t see how the £1000 profit in months after sign ups have dried up, is generated.

    Any tips or directions appreciated

  7. Hi there, well I’ve been reading a few posts of yours and you defiantly have give me food for thought lol. I’ll be honest I don’t know where to start,🤔 I be read your posts regarding Ebay and I guess that’s where I’ll start. Lots of stuff, clothes etc with Being a single mum of 3 children, 2 have autism so my life can be quite crazy. I would love to go back to work but with my youngest not sleeping through the night I’m normally functioning on a few hours 😴.
    So I just want to say thanks for the ideas, information it will defiantly help getting some extra pennies in 👍

  8. I have been matched betting for a short while and this a terrific article which outlines all the important points to consider. A question I have is that I notice the general trend of your profits has been downwards. I understand that you have not committed yourself wholeheartedly each month, but how much of that negative trend is due to being gubbed and what proportion of bookies have gubbed you? I’d like to know because it would be great to think that with effort, this could be a sustainable source of income that could generate £1k+ each month in the long-term.

    1. For me it’s time and the offers coming through. It’s harder as the more you do the less that comes through.

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