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How much can you make matched betting – 6 years in! (AD – Affiliate links)

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In 2016, around the time my first daughter was born, I started putting more time into online income streams. Multiple ones. I upped the paid surveys, focus groups, monetising my blog and much more.

On top of this, I started to dedicate more time on a weekly basis to matched betting. 18+ only. Please visit be gamble aware and use Gamstop if you want to help stop yourself having access to gambling. Before proceeding please consider reading my pros and cons of matched betting too!

When I quit my job, in 2013, I was already making money online. From different streams. I knew I never wanted to go back to working for someone else so it was time to take action and make more money once my first daughter was born.

As it has been an amazing 6+ years now I wanted to post the first recap from me in about two years! How much can you make matched betting?

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How does matched betting work?

I feel that it is a fairly simple concept. You register with bookmakers, casinos and other gambling websites.

Then you use new member offers, free bets, bonuses, account reload offers and more to make yourself money. Many of the UK’s biggest bookmakers offer frequent offers to both new and old customers.

Companies such as * (formerly known as Profit Accumulator) offer a paid membership service that not only tells you about such offers but helps you understand the system to leverage these offers and free bets to make yourself a profit.

There is only one matched betting service I use and advertise here on Katykicker. There ARE other services but in my experience, * is the best! Membership Prices:

Free Trial: No credit card required. Earn over £40 while learning the basics of matched betting. Complete two bookmakers bonus offers. Limited software access.

Platinum membership: £29.99 monthly. £250 annually. 100+ bookmaker offers, new free bets added daily. Full sports software access. Full forum access. 30 day money-back guarantee. No contracts. Cancel anytime.

Diamond membership: £49.99 monthly. £450 annually. All the benefits of Platinum membership plus 100+ casino bonuses and full casino software access.

During busier sports times like the Olympics, Premier League, Cheltenham and more there are extra offers to help you increase your profit. If you’re registered with Gamstop or have gambling issues then I do not recommend matched betting.

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Can you completed matched betting if you’re registered with Gamstop?

As with any form of gambling the answer would be, and should be, no! If you’re registered with Gamstop then well done for getting a control on any gambling habits, but also, stop looking for ways to find a loophole!

Accept that you should not have access to gambling, and your future self will really thank you for that! Stay strong!

Can you make a living from matched betting?

For me personally I would say that you’re probably not going to be able to make a living full time, long term, however, you can either enjoy a super big burst of money by maximising offers in a few months, or you can fairly consistently make a few hundred a month for years, as I have.

There will ALWAYS be new bookmakers, new betting offers, new ways to make some additional income, however, it should be a supplement income in my opinion alongside other income streams.

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How much can you make matched betting?

I have personally had some really good luck alongside matched betting. I once won £7,906.12 while completing an offer.

As I had read the terms and conditions of the offer beforehand I was within the rules and received my payment no problem. This was my biggest ever win, until the following year when I won quite a bit more.

I have £50,000 in premium bonds, earned from matched betting, which I will be using to buy a house. Also, I have built up an emergency fund, paid for holidays and much more.

Alongside these big wins I have been consistently earning at least £150 a month, often more during the Premier League, Cheltenham etc. I put in around 3-5 hours a week. Some weeks more, some less. When my second daughter was born in early 2022 I had a few months I basically completed zero offers!

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I have a friend who puts in more hours than me and earns 2-3x more than me each month. As I’m fitting this in around working full-time on my blog and social channels, family life and hobbies I’m really happy with the money I’m making 6 years in.

The money typically pays for some of our monthly groceries and means I can focus on building up some areas of my online business that are not very profitable at the moment but will be longer-term.

The exact amount you can make will vary based on how much time you have and if you complete the hardest or most time-consuming offers. Also, access to a generous bankroll will make it easier to make money faster. I have no problem consistently making a few £100 each month WHEN I put the effort in.

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What about being gubbed?

I have been gubbed by a fair few UK gambling providers now. Since moving house I have looked for a few new accounts to open and this has helped me to boost the money I am making which is a nice benefit to having a new address and new debit card/bank account.

Gubbing goes hand-in-hand with matched betting in my opinion, especially if you have less time/effort to dedicate to mug bets. I do make a conscious effort to mug bet my best casinos and lose money into the exchange too.

This seems to be holding well for me but the gambling providers I have lost haven’t made a big dent because there are so many new ones popping up each year.

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Is matched betting worth it?

For me, absolutely! I’ve made a significant amount of money in the last 6 years, especially when I was on maternity leave in 2016 and when my husband dropped his hours down a little a couple of years after that.

I feel that it is going to continue being a part of my online moneymaking arsenal for years to come, although, just to be honest, in 2023, I will be matched betting a LOT less than I used to, and I have been gubbed by quite a few casinos! I’ve got huge commitments family wise, and struggle to fit it all in, but it’s still a small source of income for me!

For the most part, I enjoy the offers that I complete, so it isn’t much of a chore. I find * makes it SO easy for me to complete offers. If I have a small break I’m able to dip in and out with ease. The new offers posted are always informative.

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How has my matched betting income changed in 6 years?

In 2016 I had months I was making £2,000! I was working at it for just about as many hours of the day as I could manage around a small baby, and it went very well!

In 2018 I had months where I was making £500. I worked less at it, and more at other things, such as creating content for this blog and my social media channels.

2020 was a very down time for matched betting for me, as there were less offers and of course for almost 2 years there were minimal in person sports offers to bet on as well, and I didn’t want to visit a bookmakers either.

Now in 2022 I’m taking a very relaxed approach to matched betting. I have been putting in just a couple of hours a week, nothing huge. This yields much less money of course, but it is still nice to top up the holiday fund and have a little extra spending money too.

I would say so far that 2022 has been my lowest earning year, but obviously it is only just off to a start! I’ll look forward to seeing what the rest of the year brings!

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Sunday 8th of March 2020

I hate being gubbed, it seems to happen so often especially the sites that give regular free bets. I follow all the rules, and do mug bets and casino gambling but still get gubbed. It seems to happen a lot if you try to withdraw some of your winnings. I had over £600 in one account and needed an extra £70 to pay a bill so I withdrew it and was gubbed the next day. :(


Tuesday 10th of March 2020

Yeah I think the same as you. I often try to lose the money into the exchange! Ahh that's such a shame!

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