What's your name and where are you from?
Angela, Egremont, Western Cumbria
Please can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I’m married with two grown up children who both live in Nottingham. I’m 55 and luckily don’t work, so I spend my time at the gym (crossfit), cooking (meat I’m a complete carnivore) in the garden or walking my two dogs
How long have you been a member of Profit Accumulator?
I’ve been a member for 5 years now
Can you remember how you first heard about Matched Betting and what you initially thought about it? What convinced you to give it a go?
My son first introduced me to Matched Betting but he’s not great at teaching anyone and I couldn’t get my head around it. I left it alone and it was only a friend on Facebook who said she was making £70 every Saturday and would I be interested that got me started again. I then joined up with PA and read the instructions about 10 times before I had a go.
Had you ever placed a bet before Matched Betting? Did you know anything about sports at all?
Never placed a bet in my life! Completely new to me and although a football fan (a Notts County fan – ok don’t knock me!) I knew nothing about horse racing, which I absolutely love now.
How easy or difficult did you find it to learn Matched Betting?
When I first started there weren’t many videos, just written instructions which I read and reread. The oddsmatcher wasn’t great and it was easier to manually find your bets, which I sometimes still do! It’s so much easier now with all the calculators!
Can you remember what your starting bankroll (or cash float) was?
I had £100 to start off with which was given to me by my husband as a loan! He got his money back after a month.
How much money have you made so far?
I’m not great at record keeping, so mine is paper and pen but well over £25k
Have you bought anything nice with your profits? Or are you saving up for something special?
It usually goes for boring bits but when my husband lost his job and I had my car fail an MOT and a bill of over £1000, it was nice to hand over the money and get it sorted.
Do your family and friends understand how you have made the money?
No, my mother tells me not to tell relatives....but I’m not worried. Friends think I’m a serial gambler
Are you a person that tracks everything or do you just roughly tot up your total profits every week or so?
I’m terrible at tracking so it’s all done on pieces of paper. The only time I have found this doesn’t work is Cheltenham Festival. I’ve realised you have to be completely organised with where you put bets and how much you have.
How much time do you think you spend Matched Betting? When do you tend to do most of your Matched Betting?
I try to have Monday and Tuesdays off in the day and just do the football when it’s on in the evening. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday I’ll spend a few hours in the afternoon. Saturday I will spend all day and evening....if my husband will let me!
What kind of offers do you do to make money now? Which offers do you feel are your best earners? Do you stick to just sports offers or do you do casino offers too? Do you have a favourite offer you like to do?
Favourite is E/W on the horses and I’ll try to get as many done on Saturday for the biggest profits. Not ever managed to get each horse on E/W yet but will one day.
Acca’s for Football, used to rinse BWIN for their acca insurance until they caught on!
I also do all the offers on casino, mostly slots and anything that might include Immortal Romance! I have had a couple of Sunday afternoons wagering through large amounts I made on free spins – glass of wine and the fire on makes quiet an enjoyable afternoon....especially if it’s a good win.
How have you found PA’s services so far? What aspects of the PA site do you like the most?
PA is the only service I’ve ever used. The forum is great and the experience some members have is amazing. Any time you need help, there is someone always willing to help. Love that about the service.
What advice would you give to someone who is thinking of starting Matched Betting?
Do the free trial and if at the end of it, you think it’s not for you, you’re at least £40 up!
What would you say to people who think Matched Betting is a scam, gambling or too good to be true?
Give it a go, would you think I’d have been doing it for 5 years if it was a scam???? Money doesn’t just come to you, you have to put the effort into it, but you also have to trust the process.
What advice and tips would you give to a new PA member who has just started Matched Betting?
Take your time and learn your new career, watch the videos, watch them again and again until you know exactly what to do. Don’t rush to make money and when you start a new section, don’t rush into it, do small bets and see how it pans out before staking more.
What advice and tips would you give to a PA member who’s just about to start doing reload offers?
Just look at the bookies you’ve opened up and used. I remember not using reloads for ages as I thought I had to do all the start ups, but then realised I’d missed weeks of reloads. Don’t be scared of reloads, if its something you haven’t done yet, leave and go back to when you feel confident. Get onto the forum and follow a few pages. How to make £300 a month and boosts are two I tell people to get onto to right from the beginning.
Finally some quick fire questions...
Football or Horse Racing?
Forum or Facebook?
Betfair or Smarkets?
Ohhhhh no it’s like picking your favourite child!
Sports or Casino?
Sports but my biggest wins have been casino
...and a word or short phrase to sum up how you feel about Matched Betting with PA?
Brilliant value, brilliant people and an amazing service.
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