This is the first post in a series all about my ‘side hustles’ to make extra income alongside freelancing.
Lately I have been reading a lot about matched betting and it is something that Steve and I are keen to explore this year. If you don’t know what matched betting it, it is a guaranteed way to make profit from bookmaker offers. I’ve been keeping up to date with Emma’s inspiring matched betting reports, and since July 2015 she has made over £6,500, completely tax free!
Although I was initially put off by the name, I soon found out that matched betting isn’t traditional gambling where you are betting on one outcome. I’m keen to make 2016 the year that we become more financially stable and I think that matched betting is the tool for us to achieve this!
What is matched betting
As I mentioned above, matched betting is a way of making use of the bookmaker offers to make guaranteed profit. You are never gambling, but rather using a system that means you will walk away with a profit from the free bets you receive. Matched Betting is so popular that it has even appeared in The Guardian!
How to get started
There are so many ways to get started with matched betting. We don’t feel confident going it alone, so to get started, Steve and I are considering taking out a trial with Profit Accumulator. The trial comes with everything we need to get going- access to training videos and two offers to start with. These two offers should see us get between £40 – £60 profit before we can decide to sign up for monthly or annual membership. The monthly membership is currently £22.99 and the annual membership works out at great value for just £150.
You will need around £60 to get started, but you’ll have this all back within less than a week! You need this money to start with so that you can place your qualifying bets and then get your free bets to use! You will also need about an hour spare to watch the videos, sign up and complete your first offer.
How much can you make
Profit Accumulator suggest that there is around £2,000 to be made just from the sign up offers. Once you have completed the sign up offers you can move on to the daily reload offers so there’s always something to be made! Emma has made her own matched betting Facebook group with over 140 members, and in December the members reported earnings from £503 all the way to over £1,300! Any amount like this would really help us to reach our 2016 goals!
Have you heard of matched betting? Do you have any tips for us?