Ben shows how investing as much as you can into Matched Betting can really pay off
14 Sep 2021
Updated: 10 Nov 2023
Date of Interview:
Thursday 2nd September 2021
What's your name and where are you from?
Ben, or Ben Gom
Please can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I am 24, working full time as a boat builder (if I didn’t love my job so much I’d quit for matched betting). I love going to the gym, playing Pokemon and going on bike rides.
How long have you been a member of Profit Accumulator?
Just over 1 year at the end of September.
Can you remember how you first heard about Matched Betting and what you initially thought about it? What convinced you to give it a go?
I saw Profit Accumulator pop up on Facebook multiple times, when I googled ‘new ways to make money’ it came right at the number 1 spot, so I went to the website and went from there.
Had you ever placed a bet before Matched Betting? Did you know anything about sports at all?
Never done a bet before in my life.
How easy or difficult did you find it to learn Matched Betting?
Easy, I’m good with numbers, didn’t know anything about horses or football, but I didn’t have to!
What was your starting bankroll (or cash float)?
I started with around £1500 in savings, when I couldn’t afford anymore liability on the exchange I decided to sell my car, pay off any outstanding finance and put the rest into matched betting. Best thing I ever did decide to do.
(Here's a picture of Ben's car that he sold to invest towards his Matched Betting bankroll!)
(It's worth noting you don't have to have as much as Ben did to be able to start Matched Betting. The majority of our members actually begin their journeys with much smaller bankrolls of £50-£150). One member in our Facebook Group - Lynn - started with just £30 and now has £1,000 in profit, whilst our member Scott started with only £80 and turned it into nearly £3,000 in profit within 3 months. Interested to learn more? Read: Matched Betting bankrolls explained).
How much profit have you made so far?
Coming on for £20k this month.
Update: Ben shared that he hit the full £20,000 in profit from Matched Betting in the free Profit Accumulator Facebook Group on the 12th September:
Have you bought anything nice? Or are you saving up for something special?
I’ve invested in a 2nd and 3rd laptop to make betting easier, it will be helping me and my mrs pay off our mortgage too! With the profits I have made from matched betting I can afford to rebuy my car and have plenty left over! But I can’t find an A4 s-line Quattro 2.0 petrol for less than £18k now days…
Do your family and friends understand how you have made the money?
My mum and dad were very worried, I explained that there is no risk, finally nearly a year later, they understand that it is a safe way to make continual money.
Are you a person that tracks everything or do you just roughly tot up your total profits every week or so?
I used to track everything individually, now I just track my profit each week by checking stakes/returns on each bookie/exchange, saves hours of time.
How much time do you think you spend Matched Betting? When do you tend to do most of your Matched Betting?
Around 6 hours on a Saturday, and half an hour every other day of the week.
What kind of offers do you do to make money now?
EPs have been my biggest earner. But for people reading, like casino high risk, EPs can be very volatile!
I vary my stakes and strategy depending on the race runners and places paid. Sometimes I alter my stakes to get returns to a set amount, sometimes I set a minimum IO, and sometimes I just cover the whole field. I started with £5ew stakes, my biggest EW bet for EPs was £210EW! My worst day of EPs was -£1200 while my best was +£2600. EPs are best to go with on festivals, night before matches are sometimes disregarded but personally, over Ebor festival I hit most of my EPs with bets put on the night before! Of course I knew I was sacrificing the potential of a BOG.
(Glossary of terms and links to relevant guides available at end of the article)
How have you found PA's services so far? What aspects do you like the most?
Profit Accumulator has made this possible, without its ease of directions and guides I would never be able to do this.
What advice would you give to someone who is thinking of starting Matched Betting?
Watch one video at a time, then watch it again but following it step by step.
What would you say to people who think Matched Betting is a scam, gambling or too good to be true?
Try the free trial! What’s the worst that could happen?
What advice and tips would you give to a new PA member who has just started Matched Betting?
Before asking a question on the forum/group use the search bar! And remember that back stake + liability = return
What advice and tips would you give to a new PA member who's just about to start doing reload offers?
They may seem slow and less profitable, but you learn new methods and techniques to maximise reloads. Reloads pay more than sign ups once you know what you’re doing!
Finally some quick-fire questions...
Football or Horse Racing?
Forum or Facebook?
Betfair or Smarkets?
...and a word or short phrase to sum up how you feel about Matched Betting with PA?
Life changing 😄
Enjoyed Ben's Story?
Want to know more about Matched Betting?
Why not ask our members yourself?
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Our Facebook Group, which currently has nearly 35,000 members is a great place to get answers and ask for help, especially if you are completely new to Matched Betting.
Relevant Resources for our Platinum Members
Want to follow in Ben's footsteps? Tricks of the trade: How to become a highly profitable Matched Bettor - is an absolute MUST read. Ben's achieved what he has because he's followed the habits of success.
Glossary of terms that Ben mentioned during his interview:
EPs - Extra Place Horse Racing Offers (an advanced type of Matched Betting reload offer where size of bankroll available can heavily influence size of profits made)
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