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How I got started with matched betting and making money online

By February 7, 2018Matched Betting
How I started making money online

I’m often asked how I got started with matched betting and where The Sure Bettor came from, so I thought I’d share my story for everyone.

For those of you who aren’t sure, matched betting is a method in which bettors make a guaranteed profit from bookies free bets and bonuses. There are thousands of people already using this technique to make themselves a nice second income online. And it’s all risk free!

How I started matched betting

Back in 2015, I was looking for a way to make money. I’d just finished school and I literally had nothing to my name. With a gap year in Australia just around the corner, I needed to make some money quickly.

Making money online

As everyone does, I wanted to find a method that suited me and my schedule. I started my search by heading to Google and typing ‘make money online’.

I’ve always been interested in making money online. It’s the ultimate way to make money in my mind. There’s nothing better than living the life of a digital nomad. Well, that’s my opinion.

The problem is, most of these ‘digital nomad gurus’ aren’t actually making much money themselves. They hire out fancy cars and houses for the day, shoot videos and make bold claims about how you can be like them if you just sign up to their platform. It’s all a load of bullshit!

Anyway, rant over, back to my Google search.

As you’d expect there were plenty of results to pick from! It’s always tricky trusting certain things on the Internet. Having previously joined a number of ‘get rich quick’ schemes, I was more careful this time around.

Matched betting

I clicked on an article with a title that read something like ’20 best methods to make money online’.

Up came ‘matched betting’ in the number one position, apparently the best way to make a profit online. At first I scrolled straight past this option and moved through the list. But the rest all seemed as boring as each other, so I scrolled back to the top.

I read through the description and was kind of confused. ‘How can you make a guaranteed profit from betting’ I thought to myself. But I kept on reading and found out that there was a proven method to guarantee a profit from betting.

After more research into matched betting, I found out there were thousands of people already using this method. I was surprised I’d never come across this technique before.

Anyway, I started to learn the basics of matched betting by visiting numerous sites and forums. Before I knew it I’d completed my first few offers and added to my bank balance. I continued to learn as much as possible, completing more difficult offers along the way and the rest is history.

Why matched betting suited me so well


Match betting is incredibly profitable. You can potentially earn up to £1000 each month using this method. Whilst this is the higher end of what’s possible, most people still make around £500 each month. This was more than enough for me, I just wanted a little more money to take to Australia.

Having helped hundreds of people with matched betting, the average monthly income seems to be around £500. However this all depends on the amount of time you invest.

Time needed

Time is one of the most important considerations for many of us. Back in 2015, I wanted to find a money making opportunity that wouldn’t take me too long.

With matched betting, you really don’t need that much free time. Once you’ve got the technique nailed, placing bets becomes second nature. Completing a matched bet can take as little as 5 minutes. When you consider the profit you can make from one offer, it’s definitely more worthwhile than your local bar job (although that probably has its perks as well).

Most of our members spend between 1 – 2 hours each day completing the latest offers. This can sometimes increase at the weekend or during large sporting events. All in all, the more time you invest, the more money you’ll make.

Investment required

As I mentioned above, I literally had no money when I started matched betting. Thankfully, I didn’t need much to get started. I borrowed about £250 from family members and got started.

Unlike other methods of making money online, matched betting has a very low barrier to entry. We recommend members have a bank balance of £200 before completing any offers. This allows you to maximise your profit from each offer.

Risk free

Risk free money! Definitely sounds too good to be true.

This is exactly how I felt when I first came across this method. But when you get started, there’s nothing better. Placing bets on an event, knowing you’ll make a guaranteed profit regardless of the outcome is brilliant. I thoroughly recommend it…

The Sure Bettor

I loved matched betting that much, I wanted to teach more people about this method. I’m still surprised at how few people have heard of matched betting and I want to change this.

Premium membership at The Sure Bettor

I started a blog where I documented everything I knew about this technique. This later became The Sure Bettor, an all-inclusive matched betting site where members have access to hundreds of tutorials, matched betting tools, customer support and much more.

The site has allowed me to continue my own matched betting whilst helping other people begin their own matched betting journeys. There’s no better feeling than beating the bookies at their own game.

Why not join the thriving matched betting community at The Sure Bettor and start making money online today? It’s free to join us.

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About Charles

Charles is the founder of The Sure Bettor. He built the company with the aim of 'getting the word out' about matched betting.

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