I’ve talked about ways to save money before, and how, as a freelancer, it’s sometimes hard to make ends meet each month when you find yourself chasing invoices. It’s a double whammy for me as I’m also a lone parent, so life can be financially tough. I heard about matched betting from a couple of friends who thought it could be something I could get involved with because they knew I could do with finding another way to make money.
What is Matched Betting?
I didn’t know what matched betting was until I did my research (aka I asked my friend that has dabbled) and I’ll say upfront, it won’t be for everyone. And that’s fine, but if it is something you’re interested in, I’ll try and make it as clear as I can so that there’s no confusion about what you’re getting involved in. I was approached by Heads&Heads, a matched betting company, so I’ll be talking about how this particular company works, but just be sure to do your research before you decide to go ahead. The founder of Heads&Heads has been matched betting for seven years, and although they’re not the biggest matched betting company around, they do have a 70% retention rate of customers, so I thought they’d be a good company to start the whole process with.
So, what is it exactly? Matched betting is a betting technique that allows an individual to benefit from the free bets and incentives offered by bookmakers. That’s pretty much it. You’ll have seen bookmakers advertise, “Spend £25 with us, get £25 free,” … that’s what you’re going to take advantage of – new member offers, free bets and account reload offers. You can do it with sporting events, online casinos, bingo etc. It’s generally considered risk-free because you’re basically betting for and against a certain outcome, but, of course, use your common sense, and only bet with money you have. I use to go to casinos with my parents when I was married (so a long) time ago, and only ever took a small amount of money that we considered we could afford to lose, so that’s always stuck with me. I’d apply that same principle.
The great thing I discovered straight away about Heads&Heads is that the first video you watch will walk you through exactly what you need to do. It explains what matched betting is, how their dashboard works and you just start from there. There are other helpful videos, a forum where you can ask questions and details of all the current best offers that they recommend you get involved with.
This is the homepage of your dashboard, which is self-explanatory. You can see how much profit you’ve made, how long you’ve been a member, what your most popular bets are etc. It’s a good way to keep track of things.
And this is part of the video that you should watch to start with … it’ll guide you through the whole matched betting process.
Monthly membership with Heads&Heads is £14.99, with a 30-day money back guarantee, and no minimum contract. If you want to pay upfront, it’ll cost you £150, so a saving of nearly £30. However, I do have a special discount code you can use so that it’ll only cost you £1 for the first month, or £100 for the first year – just click on this link and it will automatically add the discount, or alternatively, you can use the code ‘WITWITWOO’ when you sign up.
What do you get for that? 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.
I’d love to be able to tell you first-hand how much I’ve won, but I’ve only been signed up for a month. I watched the how-to videos, made my first bet, then life got in the way, and I really want to be able to dedicate some quality time to make sure I get it right, but I know Katy from Katykicker has been successful, and I know of two other friends who have too, so I’m confident it’ll work for me. I just need to find the time!
I would love to hear from anyone that’s tried matched betting, and if you do decide to give it a go, I wish you the best of luck!
* This post is brought to you in collaboration with Heads&Heads.