If you've been away from Matched Betting for a little while then it can feel a little overwhelming when first trying to "get back into it". Maybe you feel like you’ve forgotten everything, or you’re wondering where to start. Well, first thing's first: do not panic! You’ll be back to hitting offers and bringing in a tidy profit in no time. To help you on your way, we’ve put together our top 10 tips for getting back into matched betting after a break!
1- Check Your Accounts And Logins
The first thing to do, although not the most exciting of tasks, is to go through the bookmaker accounts that you have already. Make a list of the bookmakers that you are already signed up to, check that you know the login details, and if you have any money in accounts that you are unlikely to use for reloads, withdraw it so that you can put it to better use elsewhere.
2 - Fundamentals Refresher (Optional)
If you’re just getting back into matched betting, it's certainly a good idea to take some time to read through our guides to refresh your knowledge. If you’re looking to refresh your knowledge of the basics, head over to our video guides here:
3 - Smash Some Welcome Offers
Now that you’ve worked out which bookmakers you have accounts with, it's time to work out which you don’t! If you’ve taken a break from matched betting, then you should have some bookmakers that you are yet to sign up to. Bookmaker welcome offers can be quick, easy, risk-free profit so are the perfect place to start if you are returning to matched betting. Get some guaranteed profit under your belt, build your bankroll, and by increasing your number of bookie accounts, you’re going to have more reload offers available to you.
Our welcome offers list is the perfect place to start, with over 30 bookmaker welcome offers and more than £800 of expected profit, so you should definitely find something to get stuck into.
4 - Reload Offers Refresher
Once you’ve finished with the welcome offers, you’re going to want to move onto reload offers. We recommend starting off with the basics, like Price Boosts and Weekly Bet Clubs, which are great, consistent regular profits. Check out our guide here for lots more information on making a consistent £300+ per month from reload offers:
5 - Check The Daily Profit And Blog
Every morning we release The Daily Profit (The Weekend Profit on weekends) on our blog. Here we run through the day’s sporting events and the best offers. Make sure you’re checking it out to ensure you’re not missing out on any juicy offers!
Also,our matched betting blog is the perfect place to keep up-to-date with all the latest matched betting news, Team Profit announcements, and much more!
6 - Mug Betting?
If you’ve taken a break from matched betting for a while, then bookmakers might no longer consider you to be an active customer, and may therefore not be sending you out reload offers by email. You could think about, although this isn’t essential or guaranteed to achieve anything, placing a mug bet or two on some of the larger bookmakers, to reactivate your account and hopefully stimulate a reload offer or two. Check out our mug betting guide for more information:
7 - Open A New Exchange Account
If you’re relatively new to matched betting, then chances are you only have one exchange account (likely Betfair), however it can make a lot of sense to also have accounts with the other exchanges. Betfair Exchange charges a 5% commission rate on lay bets. In comparison, Smarkets charge 2%, so by placing your lay bets with them you could save yourself a lot of money in commission! Likewise, you can often find that the lay odds are better on one exchange than the others, and so by having a choice of exchanges, you give yourself the best chance of finding close matches.
8 - Team Casino
Once you’ve got back into matched betting, you might want to consider increasing your profits and diversifying your earnings by starting low risk casino. The perfect way to do this is to check out Team Casino. This is a great new service that we have launched, which is dedicated to making casino offers simpler, more profitable and time efficient than ever before! You can expect to make on average £700+ from our casino welcome offers list, and up to £200 per week from reload offers. Check out the links below for more information.
9 & 10 - Take Your Time And Enjoy It!
Okay, so we cheated, there are two tips here. But... you should seriously take them as two separate tips.
Take your time, so you don't make mistakes.
And enjoy it - because who wants to be doing something they don't enjoy?!
There are so many different ways to make money matched betting. If you try and do too much too quickly, then you risk becoming overwhelmed and making mistakes. Don’t start thinking about accumulator offers for example, before you’ve finished the basic welcome offers. Take your time, ease yourself back into it, and slowly bring in new types of offers as you become more comfortable again. You’ll enjoy the process far more, and see your profits grow nicely over time.