If you want an extra income, something you can fit around your current work/family schedule and something you don’t mind putting effort into, then this is a fantastic option. It's making real profits for me and my family.
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What's your name and where are you from?
Lynsey from North East England
Please can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I live with my partner, two children, my dog and I work full time from home.
How long have you been a member of Profit Accumulator?
I joined on 1st May so I’ve been a member for around 6 weeks.
Can you remember how you first heard about Matched Betting and what you thought about it? What convinced you to give it a go?
I saw an ad on Facebook for matched betting and to be honest, I’d never even heard of it before. I do like an occasional flutter at the bookies but it was always very small stakes, £1 or £2 here and there on big odds as a punt.
But I do enjoy slots and love sports so I thought it sounded like something I’d quite enjoy, just adding an extra element to it.
Had you ever placed a bet before Matched Betting? Did you know anything about sports at all?
I’m a big sports fan but my ‘knowledge’ of sport is very limited - I would never be able to discuss the current form of a horse, or what the handicap of a golfer is for example, but you don’t need any sports knowledge at all to do match betting, you just need to have good attention to detail and be organised.
For me, I regularly watch sports in person and on the TV anyway but this can add even more fun. In a recent golf tournament (no idea which one) I took Rory McIlroy as an EP (extra place) following the instructions on the PA website. Then I spent 3 days watching and hoping he would finish either 6th/7th/8th or 9th so I would win. It made the finishing day really exciting and I was pleased to say he finished 8th 🙂
How easy or difficult did you find it to learn Matched Betting?
I found the original signup offers really clear and easy to understand, although I did spend ages just making sure I’d understood everything and I wasn’t making mistakes. But once you’ve done 4 or 5 bets then a regular back and lay using the oddsmatcher tool is really easy.
Things start to get more complicated when you move on to accumulators and extra places. I still haven’t attempted any 2up’s yet, but I thought I’d get familiar with other things and then go back to these once the football season starts.
I think the guides are really good for taking you through step-by-step and I cannot fault the PA support team, they are amazing at explaining things and helping to clean up any errors you make along the way.
What was your starting bankroll (or cash float)?
I started with £100 but didn't want to wait for each bet to settle before I could do another signup, so I added another £250. I was able to pay this back after 8 days.
How much profit have you made so far?
I’ve made £1562.79 in 6 weeks. I keep spreadsheets of every single bet and casino promo I do down to the last penny 🙂
I was exceptionally lucky in my first week with casino wins on the sports signup offers. On the 888 signup I won £358 and £315 from the Ladbrokes one. But even without those, I am making an average of around £150 a week from a mixture of sports and casino.
Have you bought anything nice with your profit? Or are you saving up for something special?
I’m saving up for a big family holiday later in the year.
Are you a person that tracks everything or do you just roughly tot up your total profits every week or so?
Every bet is accounted for, but not in great detail. I have a really bad memory so if I didn’t write it down, I’d forget and lose track.
How much time do you think you spend Matched Betting? When do you tend to do most of your offers?
Generally, I do around 30 - 40 mins a morning depending on what sports offers are on that day. Lately, I have been doing horse refunds, bet and gets or free bets on a morning and quickly look at any extra places that might be tempting.
Then later in the evening I’ll do a rekky on the morning bets, work out what profit I’ve made and do the daily spins or any casino offers that might be around. So anything from 1 - 2 hours on an evening depending on what is around.
What kind of offers do you do to make money now?
I am probably making the most money from horse refunds at the moment because that is what I’m doing on a daily basis. The Coral BBL (beaten by a length) and Virgin Bet offer (get your stake back if first) are regular earners and really quick to do as they are a simple back and lay. The extra places can be really satisfying when they come in too but can also be frustrating so I limit them.
My favourite sports bet is a bet and get, so simple and you’re guaranteed the free bet or free spins. But my favourite things to do are the casino bonuses, they can be terrifying, but when you get a big win, it’s all worth it. You just have to trust the process but saying that, I haven’t tried any high-risk ones yet though!
In terms of freebies, I like the Betfred daily mystery spins, the William Hill scratch of the day, Coral Spinsurance, and Ladbrokes only spins and horses too.
How have you found PA's services so far? What are your favourite features?
The support team is incredible, so patient, so helpful and you never have to wait more than a couple of minutes to get through to them. I love all the tools on the site, I probably don’t use them all to their full capacity but the calculator is used constantly, and the oddsmatcher and EP catcher are always open. I am hoping to use the forum more, as I can see how useful it is, I just haven’t had the time yet.
What advice would you give to someone who is thinking of starting Matched Betting?
I would say go for it! I do think you have to have good attention to detail as sometimes you have to act quickly and make sure you have the correct numbers in the correct box. And if like me you like to keep a track of everything then you need to be organised. But other than that you don’t need any sports knowledge or any previous gambling experience and it is lots of fun!
What would you say to people who think Matched Betting is a scam, gambling or too good to be true?
I think everyone is on high alert right now as there are a lot of scams out there and people can be very suspicious and cautious which is understandable. I’m probably one of those people who would usually be quite cynical and I went into this with baby steps, to begin with just in case. I also did some research beforehand to put my mind at ease.
I can say 6 weeks in that it is absolutely not a scam and I have the money in the bank to prove it. You certainly get out of it what you put into it, so for anyone thinking they can spend 10 minutes a day on it and make big money then it isn’t for them.
And for anyone thinking it’s a get-rich-quick scheme then they’re going to be sorely disappointed when they are grinding out £1, £2 and £3 profits at a time.
But if you want an extra income, something you can fit around your current work/family schedule and something you don’t mind putting effort into, then this is a fantastic option. It's making real profits for me and my family.
What advice and tips would you give to a new PA member who has just started Matched Betting?
Take it slowly, read every guide, and watch every video. Don’t be afraid to ask PA support or other members for help. Take it at your own pace, don’t feel rushed or like you’re missing out if people are discussing acronyms that you don’t understand yet. Trust the process.
Finally some quick-fire questions...
Football or Horse Racing?
Horse racing (but only because the football season has been closed since I joined!)
Forum or Facebook?
Betfair or Smarkets?
Sports or Casino?
...and finally, a word or short phrase to sum up how you feel about Matched Betting with PA?
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