Start small, think big. Paddy's journey from £100 to £3000!
18 Sep 2020
Updated: 17 Mar 2023
What's your name and where are you from?
Paddy from Devon, UK
Please can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I’m married to my gorgeous wife Emily, we have 2 young children together, 1 very active 2yr old girl and a 10 month old little boy who is following in her footsteps. I also have 2 older boys from a previous relationship who are 10 and 14…scary that I’ve already got a 14yr old!!
How long have you been a member of Profit Accumulator?
I have been a member of Profit Accumulator for almost 11 months now
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 had heard about match betting from a friend a couple of years ago and tried to look into it and soon gave up as I just didn’t understand it….fast forward a couple years and I spotted an advert on my Facebook newsfeed for PA….there was a free trial with a promise to make profit from just the free trial…I was nervous about it but thought lets just give it ago, if it doesn’t work then I haven’t really lost anything. I done the free trial and I made just under £40 profit from the couple of offers…I was like “what the heck (heck may not of been the chosen word here, but we shall keep it child friendly lol) it actually worked!!....I soon signed up to the platinum account to continue making profit.
Had you ever placed a bet before Matched Betting?
I have placed bets in the past….I don’t recall actually winning any of them lol..but I never bet anymore than the odd couple of £ here and there..
How easy or difficult did you find it to learn Matched Betting?
At the start it looks very confusing, but PA offer instructions on all the offers and advise the best way to extract as much money as you can from the offer, even have videos for you to pretty much follow along with, so before you know it, you’ve placed your bets and just waiting for the profit to come in. You may not instantly understand what you done…but it gets easier and easier the more you do it.
What was your starting bankroll (or cash float)?
I started with £100….so it was a slow start, having to do 1 offer at a time and waiting for the funds to get back into the bank account before moving onto the next signup offer…so it took a while to build a better account, but that gave me the chance to understand a bit more about what I was actually doing.
Can you tell us a bit about your Matched Betting journey so far?
So far I’ve worked my way through about 90% of the signup offers, and now mainly look at Reloads.
I did look at the casino offers and done all the low-risk offers, but I never really made anything from the casinos so I don’t look at them anymore. I see lots of posts from other members that make a lot from the casinos but its just not for me, I like my guaranteed profit offers and will pick them over an offer where there is a chance of even losing 20p on a qualifying loss. But I think now I do need to start looking at other offers such as Acca Insurance, I know I’m missing out on lots more profit by not doing these offers, and if I don’t take that profit either someone else will…or worse, the bookies will keep it! And we CANNOT be having that!!
I think I’ve been quite lucky on the mistakes side of things, I’ve not really made any mistakes that have left that sick feeling in your stomach….a regular mistake I did used to make on a regular offer was to forget to click the “opt in” button….I done this more than once…but that’s not the end of the world…and I didn’t lose too much money from the little error.
How much money have you made so far?
I have just hit a massive milestone of £3K profit…..THREE FLIPPIN’ THOUSAND POUND!!
Update: Paddy shared in our Facebook Group in February 2021 (roughly 5 months after this interview took place) that he was nearly at a total £6,000 in profit!
Have you bought anything nice with your profits? Or are you saving up for something special?
Not really bought anything nice, I was trying to save it up…but as life had other plans, as it has a way of doing…but I did treat the car to two new tyres….how exciting!! Lol…
Do your family and friends understand how you have made the money?
My wife kinda understands what I’m doing but not really told anyone else, I’m sure family would see it as gambling and wouldn’t approve…so shh! Don’t tell them lol.
Are you a person that tracks everything or do you just roughly tot up your total profits every week or so?
I like to track everything, even down to the odd couple of pence of profit, that being said, I am very very basic with keeping track of everything, I see people use spread sheets etc…that is all too much for me, I just use something to log what offers I have out, and then log all incomings and outgoings on PA’s profit tracker….simples.
How much time do you think you spend Matched Betting? When do you tend to do most of your Matched Betting?
At the start I was probably looking at a couple hours a day, mostly in the evenings when the children are in bed, but as I’ve progressed, I now spend about 30mins a morning having a little look around and setting up todays offers…it will probably increase a bit more when I start looking a the acca insurance offers, EP offers etc though as its again learning something new…and you cannot rush that!
How have you found PA’s services so far? What aspects of the PA site do you like the most?
I love all the tools that PA have provided for us to help us beat the bookie…I need to learn to use more of them as I continue to progress, but as with the offers, PA offer videos explaining how to use them…so I’m sure it won’t take long for me to pick up.
What would you say to people who think Matched Betting is a scam, gambling or too good to be true?
If making profit easily and almost effortlessly is a scam, then ladies and gentleman there are thousands upon thousands of PA members being scammed….and we don’t care, because our bank balances are on the increase….its not a scam…the same when it comes to gambling, its not gambling because regardless of the results of our bet, we make profit…gambling doesn’t work that way…but we can say all these things until we are blue in the face and people will still not believe us, all we can really say is take PA up on their free trial and experience it for yourselves and enjoy the profit.
What advice and tips would you give to a new PA member who has just started Matched Betting?
Trust the guides and follow the instructions, even if on first glance it doesn’t make sense…if you follow the guide, you will make profit, also the Facebook Group is full of friendly and helpful people who can help if you have a question.
Finally some quick fire questions...
Football or Horse Racing?
Forum or Facebook?
Forum for daily offers – facebook for the gossip
Betfair or Smarkets?
Sports or Casino?
...and a word or short phrase to sum up how you feel about Matched Betting with PA?
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