Ways to make money from home with matched betting

James McMath

9 Feb 2017

Updated: 23 Nov 2023

Matched betting is one of the most productive ways to make money from home because of the amount of income that can be generated and the relatively little time and resources required.

At first, the prospect might seem a little daunting, particularly for those who do not particularly like sport or have never before placed a bet.

But those things really do not matter. Matched betting is not like traditional betting at all. It's really just about getting the sums right and finding the opportunities, which is where Profit Accumulator comes in.

Profit Accumulator guides members through the matched betting process, explaining everything simply with step-by-step instructions and video tutorials.

New members can make hundreds from the beginner offers before moving on to the bookie reloads to maintain a sustainable income from matched betting.

Profit Accumulator has an experienced and helpful support team who help users along their journey, plus there is the thriving matched betting forum, where members help each other, share tips and post advice.

Is matched betting a legit way to make money from home?

One of the most commonly asked questions is whether matched betting is legitimate, which is a fair question.

Many people suspect it's some kind of scam and that there must be a catch.

True, it's a practice frowned upon by bookmakers - because it can cost them money - but it is 100 per cent legal and thousands of people make a regular tax-free income from matched betting.


Who is matched betting for?

Anyone can use matched betting, really.

It's a case of following instructions and being as organised as you can. It's particularly popular with stay-at-home parents and students, but Profit Accumulator members also include company directors, engineers and civil servants.

How much do you need to start matched betting?

Not a lot - the two free offers as part of the Profit Accumulator free trial can make you up to £40 and you can go from there. You just need to have enough money to deposit to trigger the first two bookmaker offers and have some money in a Betfair account - all of which can be withdrawn at any stage.

How much can be made?

At the end of 2016, PA members were asked to volunteer how much they had made during that year.

Responses varied but plenty had made £20,000-plus, with one member posting to say they had made £27,779.83.

Another, Riskyslots wrote: "Over 24k and not a penny paid in tax! Lovely!!

"Casino offers are my thing and how I make my profit.

"Ive been a member since Nov 15."

Matched betting journeys

Profit Accumulator members have shared their experiences in a series of Q+As and here's what some of them had to say.


I love it and started with £20 which I managed to get up to £1,000.

I then ignored what people said and spent most of it on my holiday - big regret as I've had to build again, and it takes longer the second time.

Related: PA members who went on holiday with their profits

From September to December, I fell off the wagon and only did it occasionally but since January, I have sat down and refreshed my training and working at it again.

Currently probably getting an extra £200 a month as my bank/lay bet money is low.


At first I found it hard to get my head around how it worked but after some help from my mate who also is a member I found it easy.

I've made about £500 profit so far but I haven't been able to get on the internet for the last month or so due to work.


The most I've earned in a month is approximately £1,500. This was during July 2016 when the Euros and Glorious Goodwood horse racing festival was on. During Goodwood festival, I made £800 in a week on horse racing alone - it was a crazy month!


Matched Betting appeals as its given me the opportunity to do things that I wasn't able to do before and got me out of debt.

Originally, the profit was to clear debt, now its used to invest in other ventures (property) and it enables me to fulfil my passion for travel.


The tax-free money could come in very handy.

Even though I am on a decent wage at work I am sick of just existing. I want to be comfortable financially.

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