Martin is a Self Employed Plumber, Here is his Matched Betting Story
How did you hear about Matched Betting?
“When I was made Redundant I needed to find an income and although I found myself a part time job pretty quickly I was still struggling to make my mortgage repayments. One day I just typed in something to Google I am sure many people have before “Make Money Online” and I came across an article on Matched Betting. I spent quite a bit of time reading lots of articles about it and eventually decided to have a go.”
When did you start Matched Betting?
“I started in late 2011, Christmas of that year was looking like it was going to be very tough as I had just lost my job but in that first month I made enough to pretty much pay off everything for Christmas, what had looked like tough Christmas was suddenly stress free.”
How easy did you find it initially?
“I understood how making a bet worked so that side of it was pretty straight forward for me but I did not understand how to lay a bet so again I took my time and read the guides on the website until I was happy I knew what I was doing. I would say it was a good 3 weeks until I placed my first bet though”
What does your working day look like?
“I am Self-Employed so it depends on what Jobs I have to do but I don’t usually do any Matched Betting until I get home on an evening. Being a Plumber I am on call 24 hours so I can get called out at any time so I try to take advantage of the time I do get”
How Many hours a Week do you assign to Matched Betting?
“Maybe 15-18 hours each week, a lot of that is on a Saturday Morning unless I get called out. I can spend maybe 5 hours on a Saturday looking through the offers. Other than that it is just an hour here or there when time permits.”.
How Much do you earn each Month from Matched Betting?
“How Long is a Piece of string ? It really is like that, some months can be fantastic, some can be slow. The Summer months are pretty slow and boring as there is no football. I am struggling to remember a month however when I have not made £400 quid
What has been you best Month from Matched Betting?
“For amount won it was probably when I won £800 on a Casino offer with Stan James, and the same month I hit 4 or 5 Horse Racing refunds so I reckon I made upwards of £1500. However the November I started Matched Betting was also a great month as it practically saved Christmas”.
Do you Know how Much you have earned since you started?
I Do, I keep very strict records for my job so keeping records is easy for this as well. I have made £17000+ since I started in 5 years. When you say it out loud it makes you realize just how good this is”.
Have you Bought anything Major with you Matched Betting Profits?
“I Put myself through College and gained my Plumbing Qualifications through Profits I made. Being a Mature student was very daunting but with hindsight it was the best decision I ever made. Without my Profits I have no idea where I would be and what I would be doing today. It really has had such a positive influence on my life and I have never been more financially stable”.
What do your Family & Friends think of Matched Betting?
I don’t get much time to socialize so I don’t have a large circle of friends. My family however are very supportive of what I do. My wife has started Matched Betting as well and my Daughter who is 17 has suggested that she wants to start once it is Legal for her to do so”.
Any Advice to a Matched Betting Beginner?
“Absolutely just go for it, Matched Betting UK has over 2k Members and apparently there is over 30k people in the UK doing it as well so 30k people are not wrong. I was very lucky I found it when I did and I am very thankful for it. Even if you can only spend 1 hour a day an extra £100 a month is always very handy”.