Member Chat: Thomas made £1,000 in his first month
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In this member interview with Thomas, we will be covering:
- £1,000 profit in first month
- What got him to start matched betting
- Biggest piece of advice for someone looking to start
- Holidays in East Asia
Please introduce yourself - where are you from and what are your interests?
I’m Thomas, I’m a freelance web developer from Bristol. I love roller coasters and making music, and I live with my cat and two tanks of fish!
How did you find out about matched betting?
I had been off work ill and was looking for something I could do to bring in a little money until I got better. Freelancing is great, but the lack of sick pay can be a challenge sometimes!
I found out about matched betting through Reddit - I was hesitant to start as I’d never placed a bet before. It was seeing the success stories in the Facebook group that finally convinced me to get stuck in.
How much money have you made from matched betting so far?
I am at nearly £3,000 so far, after four months. My first month was the most profitable as work was quiet. I spent a lot of time working through lots of offers and made just over £1,000.
There are plenty of profits to be made beyond the lucrative welcome offers, it's just a case of trying to avoid getting gubbed by bookmakers. Damn you Betway!
How easy or difficult did you find learning matched betting?
Fairly easy. As I said, I was completely new to betting so I was more focused on understanding the maths. I know maths can be a scary word to some people, but if you made it through primary school then you are all set for matched betting!
How does matched betting fit into your weekly routine?
Every day. I usually browse the reload offers on Team Profit over breakfast, and then schedule some time in the day to complete them. I spend perhaps 1-2 hours a day on average, but understand that not everyone has this amount of time spare.
You don't need to be strict with maximising your time. You can still profit from 15-30mins of matched betting in a single day - but do understand you get out what you put in.
Biggest piece of advice for someone looking to start?
Start! It's that simple 🙂
I don't mean just blindly starting, do make sure you follow the learning guides that Team Profit provide. But you really shouldn't try and think of excuses to do it later - start today and reap the profits sooner rather than later.
Also, take your time when completely your first few offers to get comfortable.
Have you successfully helped anyone you know start Matched Betting?
I try and help out on the Facebook group as much as possible, with new members who may be unsure. We were all new once and when I was, there were plenty of other members willing to help me, so I am happy to pay it forward 🙂
What have you done (or plan to do) with the money?
So far I’ve not spent any of it. I’ve found that the busiest days stretch my bankroll to the limit, so for the time being it all stays put. I’ve got a figure in mind for when I’ll start withdrawing the money, but I probably won’t get there for another few months.
As for what I plan to do with it - perhaps a holiday to visit East Asia, which is something I've always wanted to do.