5 reasons why people don’t try matched betting (AD)

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AD. Regular readers of my blog will know that I speak about matched betting on a regular basis. If you read money making blogs regularly you will know that matched betting is mentioned frequently as a way of making money online. This is usually because bloggers like to write about things that we know about, and in turn, can advise our readers on. I’m certainly one for writing about things that I have tried out myself and had success with. I want my readers to be able to focus their efforts on ways to make money and avoid wasting time on methods that don’t work. Since writing about matched betting I have had a number of readers give me their own reasons for not wanting to try it. Sometimes people are trying to justify a lack of confidence and other times they have a legitimate reason for not taking part, such as a past gambling addiction. Today I want to talk about the reasons why people don’t try matched betting.

5 reasons why people don't try matched betting.

Firstly, what is matched betting?

It is actually quite a simple concept, even if it doesn’t always feel that way when you first get started. Basically, you sign up for bookmakers and betting exchanges. They will provide you with new member offers, things such as £10 free when you deposit £10. You can take advantage of these new member offers to make a profit. Most of the UK bookmaker websites have new member offers and they are designed to get you to sign up, spend your money and make them a profit. However, with matched betting, you are using these offers to your advantage to ensure that you make a profit from them. 


5 reasons why people don’t try matched betting

Not knowing where to start with matched betting

This was something that I worried about when I was starting out. I didn’t know how to gain access to the offers and I wasn’t sure how to keep track of my money, or anything else. Taking the leap to signing up for a matched betting service felt a little daunting, however, once I set my mind to it I was so, so, happy I got started.

Thinking if something sounds too good to be true it probably is

I’m usually a firm believer of this phrase. For a while, I avoided matched betting because I heard people talking about making £500-£1500 a month and it all seemed a bit unrealistic. Then I decided that even if I made 10% of that a month it would still be a nice boost to the family coffers.

Being worried about tax implications

This wasn’t something I have really worried about, but I hear this LOTS. People often tell me that they are worried about declaring the income, or it affecting their tax-free allowance. This doesn’t actually apply, as currently money made from gambling website, is tax-free.

Lacking in confidence to get started

Hearing people talking about matched betting can bring about a lack of confidence. It can feel like everyone else is already matched betting and doing great at it. However, like most things, once you actually take the leap and make a start you will feel proud and be surprised how much simpler it is than you thought. I remember sitting there, for a few hours, once I had finally decided that I was going to get started. I watched videos and read text guides over and over, before taking the leap.

Finding the jargon confusing

When I completed my first few offers, and make my first bit of profit, I found some of the jargon a little confusing. Words like lay, exchange and gubbed threw me a little. However, it only took another week or two before I felt confident and really understood the offers I was completing.

Want to give matched betting a try?

You could go it alone completing matched betting offers, or you can spend a small amount of money each month and join a website where you can see the offers at a glance. You can get access to 100s of offers and even speak to a real person on live chat. Recently I’ve learned about Heads&Heads. The man behind Heads&Heads has been matched betting for 7 years so is incredibly knowledgeable. Also, at Heads&Heads they have fantastic customer service and 70% of their premium members are long-term ones, showing how great people find their service.


It costs £14.99 a month to join Heads&Heads, with a 30-day money back guarantee AND no minimum contract. Also, you can save money by signing up for an annual membership for £150. For this price you get access to all of the Heads&Heads matched betting tools, including; their Oddsmatching Software, personalised user Dashboard, matched betting calculators, access to the Heads&Heads forum, LiveChat customer service, around 150 various offers (complete with video guides) and new reload offers added every single day. This is a GREAT price for so many tools!

Personally, I feel that using a matched betting service is absolutely the right decision. I don’t have to spend any time searching for offers and having access to live chat is definitely an added bonus. Being able to speak to someone if I’m unsure of an offer is a great help and definitely boosts my confidence if I have a little break from matched betting.

Fancy giving matched betting a try? I’ve got an exclusive discount to get you started!

If you’ve debated trying matched betting then now is a fantastic time. You can go into the New Year making more money online, and best of all it will be tax-free! I’ve got an exclusive discount code, KATY1, to provide you with your first months matched betting service for just £1. Even better if you want to sign up for a year you can do so for £100! I’ve written about Heads&Heads in the past if you want to take a look. Code valid until 30/06/2018.

I’m really happy to share Heads&Heads with my readers, particularly those who love to make extra money. I’ve been matched betting for more than 18 months now and in that time I have saved a HUGE deposit for when we buy a house. I consistently earn at least £500 a month. Every month. Use this link and my exclusive discount code KATY1 to get started!

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(AD) 5 reasons why people don't try matched betting

28 Responses

  1. Caz December 28, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    Fab article and I can certainly relate, especially on the lacking confidence front & getting confused with the jargon. Heads&heads is a new one to me so thanks for the ‘heads up’! x

  2. Sonia Cave December 28, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    Really well explained, but I am one for lack of confidence and easily confused!

  3. Clare December 28, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    I’m a huge fan of matched betting, however I had my reservations initially too so I can always relate to people when they’re a little unsure.

  4. Ana De- Jesus December 28, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    I am really struggling with finances at the moment and having an extra something to tide me over would feel amazing. Maybe I should just take the plunge?

    • katykicker December 30, 2017 / 1:21 pm

      YES! Do it! That’s what I did in the end and I haven’t regretted it at all.

  5. Anosa December 29, 2017 / 4:50 am

    I think the first two reasons are definitely why I have not jumped into it but its good to have such a clear explanation of it all

  6. Kizzy December 29, 2017 / 7:49 am

    Thanks for sharing this, I keep hearing so much about matched betting and I am too a little confused about it all. I will be looking into this in 2018 so I will give this site a look when I get round to it.

    • katykicker December 30, 2017 / 1:20 pm

      It is so much easier to just get started and put things in to practice. For the first few months I stuck to super easy offers and I still made great money!

  7. Kara December 29, 2017 / 8:20 am

    This sounds really interesting, I tried it earlier this year and really struggled to get into it. Think I might give it another go

  8. Nick D December 29, 2017 / 9:38 am

    Great article. I was previously with Profit Accumulator but am planning to switch when my annual subscription runs out. I hadn’t heard of Heads&Heads but will check it out.

  9. Mudpie Fridays December 29, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    I have often thought about match betting, but it really does sound too good to be true! I like the sound of all the tools it would definitely help to demystify it. Maybe I will convince Hubby?

    • katykicker December 30, 2017 / 1:17 pm

      Yeah, that’s a great idea! Lots of people I know have got their partners involved!

  10. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz... December 29, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    I think I am guilty of all of these fears! I hope to start matched betting in the new year but am worried about making the commitment to sign up

    • katykicker December 30, 2017 / 1:16 pm

      Good luck! When you sign up you can always just join for a month then you’re free to cancel any time!

  11. Zena's Suitcase December 30, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    You’ve nailed all the reasons that I haven’t tried this yet to make a few extra pennies. I like the idea of there being a service that makes finding the offers easier for me

    • katykicker December 30, 2017 / 9:34 pm

      I think a lot of people are apprehensive before they start out!

  12. PKaurK December 31, 2017 / 9:39 am

    I initially thought “this is too good to be true” having not done any research. I’m glad I took the time to look into it, just wish I started sooner.

    • katykicker December 31, 2017 / 10:54 am

      Yeah I always felt the same too when I finally took the plunge!

  13. Nadine Cathleen January 1, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    I never heard of it and yes, it kinda does sound too good to be true haha. Betting is fun and I guess I would do it for football and horse races.

    • katykicker January 2, 2018 / 8:37 pm

      It is really good once you get started!

  14. Vicky January 2, 2018 / 11:43 am

    I have been intrigued my MB for sometime now but not quite enough to try it. I am not really on the ball right now to spend time watching videos and reading up on it hehehe

    • Craig January 12, 2018 / 1:27 pm

      Having tried Heads&Heads myself, all I will say is that the guy who runs was very helpful.

      He personally walked me through the first offer on their Live Chat thingy. Pretty impressed to be honest.

      It certainly requires a bit of free time but not nearly as much as I first thought 🙂

      • katykicker January 13, 2018 / 10:40 pm

        I’ve had lots of great feedback about the live chat now, thanks for sharing. So glad I can share decent websites with my readers!

  15. Fiona January 16, 2018 / 8:53 am

    Hi Katy, How time consuming is it? To make the kind of profit you do…… I’ve got the basic account but haven’t got around to actually trying it yet. It is something I’m interested in getting my head around though!

    • katykicker January 16, 2018 / 6:36 pm

      Hi Fiona! Well, when I started out it would take me an hour to gain the confidence to place those first few offers. Then, over time, I got it down to a fine art and it takes just a few minutes to complete most offers. For this reason, I now dedicate 3-5 hours a week to it, less sometimes if I’m pushed for time. It is so great that you can just dip in and out when you want really. If you have time constraints you don’t need to worry as you can just keep your profit as your bankroll and it’ll be there waiting for you when you want to get back to it a day, week or month later. Hope this helps! Dive on in, read everything you can from Heads&Heads and get started! x

      • Fiona January 17, 2018 / 2:41 pm

        Thanks, that’s really helpful to know. I’ll make some time this weekend 😊 x

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