How to make £1,000 or more a month with matched betting

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How to make £1,000 or more a month with matched betting

Matched betting has been a really great side hustle for me, and I make £12,000 in my first year of matched betting. Even now, I dabble in matched betting to make a few hundred pounds a month, more than two years after starting! I have put together a guide to making £1,000 (or more) a month from matched betting.

How to make £1,000 or more a month with matched betting

What is matched betting?

Matched betting is a legal and tax free way to utlise offers that bookmakers give to new and existing customers. These offers can be turned into a guaranteed profit thanks to matched betting. It has been around for years now, and even The Guardian have written about it.

The amount of money that people make from matched betting varies and is dependent on a few things. How much money you can put into your matched betting pot, how much time you have and how many accounts you are able to create all impact your matched betting earnings.

In this post we are going to look at how matched betters can make £1,000 or more a month.

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.

Before You Get Started

If you've already used Matched Betting before and are looking to continue to make money from it, then skip to the section titled “Reload Offers”. If you're new to it all, then read on from here.

When you're starting out Matched Betting, it's both easier and quicker to make money, with some harder offers left until you have gained more experience (and sometimes a bigger matched betting pot!). 

I have been using Profit Accumulator to not only teach me matched betting, but also to keep me up to date with the best offers. They list all the offers known currently in the UK, and they also help with Odds Matching which takes a lot of the ground work out for you, allowing you to focus on making money!

Before you pay for a membership with Profit Accumulator, you are given two offers for free, allowing you to make up to £45. This should cover your first month's membership and allow you to test the waters and understand what's involved with Matched Betting and decide if it is right for you. If it isn't, that's totally fine too!

Getting Started with matched betting

Now you've got your account set up, you have access to all the offers, and you've completed the two free beginner offers. Where do you go from here?

I recommend working your way through the Beginner Offers section, where the offers range from £10 to £200. You'll need more money in the bank to complete the bigger offers, but hopefully by the time you reach them you will have the money needed to complete them.

Take your time going through our Beginner Offers section. There are lots of useful hints, tips and videos included along the way that will help you down the line. On completion of the Beginner Offers, you should have pocketed yourself up to £500.

During the Beginner Offers, you may find yourself waiting around for cash withdrawals from the bookies, this problem will go away over time as you build up cash in your bank account. If you started with a bigger budget, you won't have this issue.


Advanced Offers

You've finished the Beginner Offers, are nearly £500 better off, and are looking to make your first £1,000. What next? Advanced Offers! They are all listed on Profit Accumulator once you have a membership, along with the details required to walk you through the process of profiting from them.

Take your time whilst you work through them, you'll be familiar with how Matched Betting works now, but some of the offers might be different to the beginner offers you have already completed.

Efficiency really is key. To make £1,000 a month you will need to be spending 1-2 hours per day Matched Betting – so use your time wisely!

After you work through these Advanced Offers, you should be well over £1,000, and all this can be completed within the first month of signing up.

Once these offers are completed, some people choose to stop matched betting, whereas others want to continue their matched betting journey.

If you want to continue your journey, then you need to move on to the Reload Offers.

Reload Offers

Reload offers are the bread and butter for long term matched betters. It's how you will continue to make £1,000+ per month. By the time you move onto Reload Offers make sure you have completed all of the Beginner Offers and the majority if not all of the Advanced Offers. Again, if you've done this, you should be at least £1,000 up. This is your Matched Betting pot, the bigger the pot, the more money you make from Reload Offers.

In an ideal world, you will always have at least £1,000 in your pot, however life happens and sometimes this can't always be the case. If possible, try to always have £1,000 in your pot.

Reload Offers can be very different to the original offers you completed. Some may have different requirements such as placing the bet from mobile, or having to make multiple bets before qualifying for the free bet. However, if completed correctly, they will have the same outcome – making you money!

Profit Accumulator have hundreds of Reload Offers listed on their website, and every day on their Platinum Forum there are Reload Offers posted that will continue to make you £1,000 a month at least.

It's important to not be too picky when it comes to picking offers, if it's different to what you're used to don't dismiss it, or if it's only £5 don't dismiss it either. They all add up, and you should have the required skills by this stage to complete offers of varying difficulty.

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How to make £1,000 a month consistently from matched betting

In order to make £1,000 (or more) a month from matched betting, there are some important things that you need to remember.

You need to get yourself into a routine of matched betting, making it a regular part of your week. Ideally, you should be matched betting for 1-2 hours a day to make £1,000 or more per month.

Keep money within your matched betting pot, that way you can complete offers faster and more easily.

Set yourself matched betting goals – you can have a daily target, a weekly target or a monthly target.

Take part in the community on Profit Accumulator – there is a massive support forum where you can ask questions, discuss offers or just talk about what you are going to do with your matched betting earnings! is useful site for finding new bookmakers or you could look for Matched Sports Bets.

Don't forget to sign up for my free matched betting checklist and my free matched betting calendar to help you reach your matched betting goals.

How to make £1,000 or more a month with matched betting




10 Comments on “How to make £1,000 or more a month with matched betting”

  1. Thanks for the great guide!

    To make the first £500 from beginner offers, how much cash do you need to start with?


      1. Thanks! Will give it a try.

        How long do you think it will take to get the £500, if I start with £50?

        Would starting with more than £50 speed things up?


        1. Possibly, all depends on the odds really. Make sure you read my guide and take the first one slow. Good luck.

  2. Hi Emma
    Great profits to start off with but they did drop quite quickly for you, was this due to Gubbings or did you just not focus on matched betting as much?

    1. Hi Tim, a bit of both. I’m focusing a lot more on my business and a ‘provable’ income, but I have been gubbed from a few places. Hope that helps!

  3. HI Emma,

    Do you keep all your winnings spread around your betting ‘pots’ like Betfred and the bookies?.How often do you withdraw from them to avoid getting gubbed, or how much do you take out at a time?

    1. Hi Louise,

      I did keep them in whilst I was building my pot, but now I withdraw my profit once a week. Where I withdraw it from depends on where my money is. Sometimes it’s in one transaction, sometimes it’s in lots of smaller ones.

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