"A year from now, you would wish you had started today."
Date of Interview:
Saturday 14th August 2021
What's your name and where are you from?
Jamie, and I am from Nottingham (East Midlands)
Please can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I am 36, a father of 3 and have been with my partner for 10 years. Me and my partner run two businesses from home, I have a dabble in trading stocks and also work a part time job. Me and my partner will be starting our new adventure in the world of property development in January next year, so everything we do, including Matched Betting is going towards the funding of that adventure.
How long have you been a member of Profit Accumulator?
I have been a member since February 2021.
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?
I was first told about matched betting back in 2019. I wasn’t in a great place back then, so I didn’t really take much notice of my friend that was trying to convince me to have ago at it. I read a book last year all about different ways of earning additional incomes from home. It mentioned Profit accumulator, so I thought I would give it a try. The rest is history and since then I have really been enjoying it.
Had you ever placed a bet before Matched Betting? Did you know anything about sports at all?
I have never been a betting person. I’ve never managed to get my head around odds, so I’ve always stayed well away from it.
How easy or difficult did you find it to learn Matched Betting?
When I first started out, there were some bits that seemed confusing. However, the training guides and videos help explain everything in detail. I tend to read every training guide twice over, then watch the video. Everything seems to make sense when I do it this way and makes things much simpler.
What was your starting bankroll (or cash float)?
I started off with £200. I know this, as at the time I didn’t have any spare money as it was all tied up in other investments. I borrowed the money out of my kids money jars (naughty I know), but it paid off. With the reading I did on Matched Betting, and the advice from my friend, I knew it would be a good investment. I have since replaced the £200 I borrowed from my kids!
How much profit have you made so far?
At the time of writing this, my current total profit is £3338.91.
Have you bought anything nice? Or are you saving up for something special?
Unfortunately, I don’t have any cool things I can say I have bought with my profits. I haven’t yet withdrawn a penny, as I am aiming to keep going until January when our property venture will start. Even then I intend on keeping some money in the exchanges and bookies to continue making profit.
Do your family and friends understand how you have made the money?
In my opinion that’s the hardest part of matched betting - explaining to people how it works. As confident as I am at Matched Betting now, I find it so hard to explain to people how it all works. They trust what I do, so don’t tend to ask to much about it.
Are you a person that tracks everything or do you just roughly tot up your total profits every week or so?
I track everything down to the penny. I use my own Excel spreadsheet to track each bet, then once they have settled, I will transfer it onto the Profit Tracker on the PA website.
How much time do you think you spend Matched Betting? When do you tend to do most of your Matched Betting?
All together I spend about 2 hours per day Matched Betting. I spend around an hour in the morning placing my QL bets and Free bets, then in the evening I spend around an hour checking all the bets I have placed, playing Free games and casino offers.
What kind of offers do you do to make money now?
I place around 5 different bet & get offers from the reload section each week, BBL (Beaten by a length) with Coral each day, and any horse racing refunds that appeal to me. I also do a lot of 2up offers now.
I play any Free to Play games that are available. I also play Netbets Wheel of Sportune, Sky’s Mega Prize Machine & ITV 7 game, and Corals super racing. Sometimes playing all these games seem pointless and time consuming, until you win things like £100 in Free bets, 200 Free spins e.t.c, it then all seems worth it. I have won some great prizes from these games.
I do a mixture of sports, horse racing and casino offers. However, I haven’t yet got round to doing any high-risk casino offers, but intend on doing so soon.
I really enjoy doing the ITV Horse Racing Refunds. I have earned over £600 doing these with one bookie. Please be careful if you do try these offers, as doing them on a regular basis can get you gubbed quicker.
(Glossary of terms and links to relevant guides available at end of the article)
How have you found PA's services so far? What aspects do you like the most?
I think everything from the website, training guides/ videos and Facebook group are amazing. The fact that your giving people the opportunity to make free money and helping them every step of the way is great. 10/10 from me on this one. Thank you so much.
What advice would you give to someone who is thinking of starting Matched Betting?
JUST DO IT!!! Seriously, don’t hesitate, just do it. A year from now, you would wish you had started today. I get it may be scary putting up the money to start off with, but you could double that investment in the first month. Join the Facebook group first and talk to some of the people on there. There’s always someone that’s willing to help and give you the best advice.
What would you say to people who think Matched Betting is a scam, gambling or too good to be true?
NO WAY!! If I could give every single person £100 to start Matched Betting I would. That’s how confident I am to say its none of those things.
What advice and tips would you give to a new PA member who has just started Matched Betting?
Take your time at the start. I made many mistakes in the first 2 months as I was trying to rush into things. Ensure you read the training guides twice over and watch the video. Although I’m happy to have made those mistakes, as I learn better from making mistakes, I’ve calculated I lost out on around £250 profit.
If you have kids, try and do it when they’re in bed. I’m an early riser, and don’t watch much TV, so I do all my matched betting first thing in the morning, and later in the evening when the kids are in bed.
Complete the sign-up offers first, then move onto the Reload offers. You will learn a great deal from completing the Sign-up offers first.
What advice and tips would you give to a new PA member who's just about to start doing reload offers?
Again, just make sure your reading all the training guides first. Don’t rush into anything and ask for help if you get stuck.
Finally some quick-fire questions...
Football or Horse Racing?
Both. However, doing horses will return your liability much faster.
Forum or Facebook?
Facebook. Only because I’m particular with how things are laid out. So I get along with Facebook much better.
Betfair or Smarkets?
Used to be Betfair, but now I will say both as good as each other.
...and a word or short phrase to sum up how you feel about Matched Betting with PA?
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BBL - (Beaten by a Length) A type of Horse Racing Refund reload offer
2ups - A more advanced Matched Betting reload known as the football 2up early-payout offer
Casino offers - In Matched Betting we also make money from taking advantage of casino offers.