How To Make Thousands A Month From Matched Betting


In this blog post, I am going to explain to you how you can make some serious cash using matched betting – so grab yourself a cup of tea and a packet of biscuits and let’s get started!


What is matched betting?

Matched betting is a way of turning free bets offered as incentives by bookmakers into real money.

A common misconception of matched betting is that this is a form of gambling however, it is NOT GAMBLING and is a way to make a profit from free bets.

Matched betting terms

Back bet – This is a ‘normal bet’ where you back the winner by putting money on it – you bet on the outcome you expect to win. Example: Betting £10 on England to win a football match.

Lay bet – This is where you bet the opposite way to cancel the bet out. This is when you bet on the outcome NOT to win. Example: Betting on England not to win the football match.

Betting site/bookmakers – there are various betting websites that offer free bets. Example: William Hill, Ladbrokes, Coral etc.

Betting exchange – these are websites where we place our ‘lay’ bet. The most common one is Betfair.

How can I make a profit?

Firstly, you need to make a ‘qualifying bet’. For example, if a bookmaker’s offer is ‘Bet £10, get a £10 free bet’, you would need to deposit £10 and place a bet. You may lose a small amount of your deposit initially, however you will make this back with your free bet so do not worry! By doing a backing bet and a laying bet, you end up making a percentage of the free back (usually 70-90%).

How do I get started?

If you are intrigued and want to learn more, Profit Accumulator gives you step by step videos and offers to make you money. You can register for a free trial which will make you around £30-£45.

Profit Accumulator estimates on average you can make £12-15 an hour matched betting, and up to £40 an hour at bigger events – and all of your profits are tax-free, no matter how much you make.

How much you can earn depends on a range of factors such as:

  • What times of the day you are available
  • How much time you put in
  • How much money is in your Matched Betting pot
  • Which offers you choose to do

Anyone over the age of 18 can get started with Profit Accumulator, and after you have completed the free trial offers you can sign up for a monthly membership which costs £17.99 or £150 for an annual membership (which works out at £12.50 a month). If you sign up for the monthly membership you can cancel at any time AND there is a 30 day money back guarantee!

How much do I need to start?

The minimum amount you will need to start up is around £60-£100. This is because when you begin, you will need a ‘Matched Betting fund’ on the exchange sites to place your bets.

Is it legal?

As long as you are over 18, Matched Betting is legal in the UK!

What do I do when I have completed all the sign-up offers?

Once you have completed all of the sign up offers on Profit Accumulator (all 74 of them!), you can then move onto the Reload offers. This is how you can continue to make over £1,000 a month. Reload offers are limited time offers that are only available to current members of a bookmaker. At any one time, there may be 40-50+ reload offers available.


If you are looking to make a bit of cash on the side, then this may be the option you are looking for! With the 2018 World Cup just around the corner, you can get 7 days on Profit Accumulator for £1, with many other offers available to you. What are you waiting for…?


How To Make An Extra £100 a Day In Your Spare Time


What would you do with extra cash if you had it? Would you pay off debt, save it or would you treat yourself? If you have a bit of spare time on your hands, here are some ways you can pocket an extra £100 a day.

Online Surveys

Surveys are a great way to generate some extra cash. Some survey sites can work better than others, and most have a payout threshold. The main survey site I use is Swagbucks. By completing surveys, searching the web, watching videos, playing games and shopping, you can earn points, which you can then use to buy gift cards (Amazon, Paypal, Mastercard etc.) You can sign up to start earning on Swagbucks here.

Matched Betting

Matched betting is a great tax-free and risk-free way to make a guaranteed profit from free bets and incentives offered by bookmakers. It is completely legal, and contrary to popular belief it is not gambling!


Blogging can be a hobby, however many people have managed to make a secondary income or even a full-time income from it. First of all, decide what you would like to blog about. By creating great, detailed content that your viewers can benefit from, you will be able to monetise your blog from there – however, be aware that this is not a get rich quick scheme!

Mystery Shopping

Mystery shopping is a way to make some serious money, while also pocketing free stuff at the same time! By evaluating companies products and services by completing a report, you can receive payment for doing so.


Have a Decluttering Session

Decluttering and selling your things can be a great way to make some extra cash. After you have gathered some items you would like to sell, you can attend a car boot sale or sell on online sites such as eBay. I have written a post about how to do this and the best sites to use, which you can check out here.


Babysitting is an easy way to make money, especially on a night as you can put the kids to bed and watch a film while they sleep! You can advertise this to your friends and family, on a local facebook group, or on local babysitting websites.

Enter Competitions

You can win some amazing prizes by entering competitions, such as cash, holidays, cars – there is a competition for just about anything!


Write an eBook

By writing an eBook, you can create a passive income. You can write this on almost anything you wish, and turn something you are passionate about into some extra cash!

Cashback Sites

Rather than making money, cashback sites help to save you money when you purchase items online. You receive a percentage of the price you paid back (perfect for saving some money when it comes to birthdays and Christmas!). My favourite cashback site to use is TopCashback.

Become a Virtual Assistant

A virtual assistant works on a self-employed basis, and tasks may include:

  • Managing emails
  • Making travel arrangements
  • Bookkeeping

Start a YouTube Channel

Thanks to today’s technological society, people are now becoming millionaires from creating and posting YouTube videos. You can monetise your videos by using ads, selling products and merchandise and being sponsored by brands.

Become a Delivery Rider

As long as you have a bicycle, motorbike or a car, as well as a smartphone, you can sign up to be a delivery rider/driver to companies like Deliveroo. This gives you the flexibility to work when you want, and you can make up to £16 an hour.

Get a Part-time Job

Getting a second job is the most obvious way to make some extra money. If you work full-time in a 9-5 job, you can work a second job on evenings and weekends around this.

Become a Dog Walker

If you are an animal lover and you want to make some money on the side, dog walking is a great way to do this whilst also keeping fit. You could make around £7 an hour per dog.

Peer-to-Peer Lending

If you haven’t heard of Peer-to-Peer Lending already, it is a way for people to lend money to individuals and businesses. You receive interest on this investment which is how people make money from this method.

Rent Out a Room on Airbnb

You might have a spare room in your home or if you own a holiday home, you can put this to good use by renting it out on Airbnb.

Become a Tutor

If you excel in a subject, you could use this to your advantage by tutoring those who need help and making some extra money by doing so.

Rent Out Your Parking Space

If you live in a busy area where it is hard to find empty parking spaces, or you may live near to a train station, you can rent out your parking space or garage to generate some extra income.


Switch Your Bank

A lot of banks will now pay you incentives to take out a bank account with them. I have switched banks 3 times and so far I have made £380.

I hope that this post has given you the ideas and motivation that you need to start generating some new sources of income! As always, let me know how you get on by tweeting me on @BritOnABudget1


I’m taking part in the Monday Money linky with Lynn from Mrs Mummy Penny, Faith from Much More With Less and Emma from EmmaDrew.Info

50 Frugal Ideas To Keep The Kids Busy This Summer

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Summer is on its way and as are the summer holidays…but before you start to panic about how you’re going to keep the kids entertained, I have put together a list of frugal and fun ideas so you don’t need to spend a fortune this summer. Here goes…


  1. Bird/butterfly watch

  2. Go camping

  3. Enjoy a picnic

  4. Have a bbq

  5. Go fishing

  6. Fly a kite

  7. Gardening

  8. Go to the playground

  9. Go for a walk

  10. Make a pinata

  11. Create your own sports day

  12. Create a scavenger hunt

  13. Read a book

  14. Rollerskate

  15. Go to free museums

  16. Play boardgames

  17. Have a nerf gun war

  18. Build a fort in the living room

  19. Do a puzzle

  20. Create a message in a bottle and send it out to sea

  21. Paint a portrait

  22. Make play-doh sculptures

  23. Go to the seaside

  24. Tidy and sort out their bedroom

  25. Go swimming

  26. Go to the library

  27. Have a garage sale

  28. Go strawberry picking

  29. Bake together

  30. Toast marshmallows

  31. Make a time capsule

  32. Play hide and seek

  33. Visit a local farm

  34. Make homemade pizza

  35. Grow sunflowers

  36. Feed the ducks

  37. Wash the car

  38. Make a scrapbook with family photos

  39. Watch Netflix

  40. Go for a bike ride

  41. Go on a dog walk

  42. Make a wind chime

  43. Fold origami

  44. Visit the zoo

  45. Finger paint

  46. Have a dance party

  47. Set up a pool in the back garden

  48. Make homemade ice cream

  49. Have a tea party

  50. Visit a garden centre


Is Money Affecting Your Mental Health?

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As it is Mental Health Awareness week, I thought it would be useful to some people to talk about the effect debt can have on your mental health. Mental health problems can cause debt, and debt can cause mental health problems.

Debt triggered by mental health problems can occur from a lack of energy or motivation to keep track of money, and rash decisions can result in spending money on things people can’t actually afford. Taking time off work can also cause a sudden reduction in someone’s income.

If you feel you are struggling to keep up, speaking to a GP or seeking financial advice are great ways to find long-term solutions.
Places to seek advice include:

You could also look back at your spending, as well as creating a budget that helps you gain control. Check out my budgeting tips here.

Remember you are never alone and there is always help available to you.

How To Create A 10 Year Plan

tip yourtaxi driverif possible10 years may seem like a really long time, although it can pass very quickly. It’s hard to even imagine what your life will be like then.

However, having a 10-year plan can help you to make all the decisions you need to make today to get you to where you want to be in 10 years time and help you to clarify your most important priorities.

Your life is defined by the choices you make today.

Your 10-year plan doesn’t need to be as long as your arm, it just needs to be what you want your life to look like in the future and what you want to achieve.

Here are some definitions to help you:

Vision – the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom

Purpose – a person’s sense of determination

Goals – the object of a person’s ambition or effort, an aim or desired result


Determine your priorities:

Firstly, work out what you want to have achieved 10 years from now – you can break this down into yearly goals or even 5-year goals.

Ask yourself;

What do you want to accomplish in life?

What kind of person do you want to be?

What is most important to you in life?

How would you like to be remembered?

You can assess what you want to achieve in the following areas:

  • Finances
  • Relationships
  • Self Development
  • Health
  • Friendships
  • Career
  • Generosity

Think about financial goals – how can you use the next 10 years of your life to move towards financial security?

  • Starting a pension
  • Saving more money
  • Asking for a promotion

Think about fun goals – where would you like to travel or what activities would you like to accomplish?

  • Skydiving
  • Travel the world

Think about family goals – would you like to have a family or if you’ve already started your family what are your goals for them?

  • Having a child
  • Saving money for your child’s education
  • Moving to a larger home


Use SMART goals

SMART is an acronym that you can use to create your goals. This means:





Time Bound

A goal is your ultimate destination. Objectives are the paths you need to take to arrive at that goal. Goal setting promotes a long-term vision and a short-term motivation.

You can also create a vision board to stay on track with your 10-year plan. You can use a frame or noticeboard and stick on pictures that identify your objectives. Place this board where you can see it every day so that you are reminded of your main goal and what you need to do to get there.

Hopefully, this post sends you on your way to building and creating your own 10-year plan! As always, let me know if this post has helped you by tweeting me at @BritOnABudget1 and telling me your goals!


How I Increased My Pinterest Monthly Viewers From 0 to 100k in 3 Weeks

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Are you looking to take your Pinterest game to the next level and increase your website views? If the answer is yes, then this post is for you.
2 weeks ago, I did as much research as I could in order to increase my Pinterest Monthly Viewers and my Pin Engagements. This was an attempt to increase Pinterest traffic to my blog.

And after changing my Pinterest strategies, it worked!

Pinterest has over 200 million monthly users and is growing rapidly. Every day people are using Pinterest to search for things from Travel and Entertainment to Celebs and Quotes. This makes it the perfect platform to promote your blog on.

What are Pinterest monthly viewers?

This is the average number who people who see your pins on the platform per month. The average monthly engaged viewers mean the average number of people who act on your pins (either through clicking or repinning).

I became serious about Pinterest as soon as I set up my blog, as I didn’t want to waste any time diverting my audience to my website. To begin this, I immediately converted my Pinterest account to a business account so I was able to keep track of my monthly viewers and see my analytics. This allows you to see your top pin impressions (your pins which have the most impressions, saves and clicks) and also the demographics of your audience such as their gender and the language they speak.

(This is my analytics from 28th March 2018 (0 viewers, 0 engaged) to 18th April 2018 (118,270 viewers, 5,193 engaged) – my average monthly viewers increased by 18,350.86% in 3 weeks)

When creating a Pinterest account to promote your blog or website, you should first think about a few relevant topics that relate to your blog and that your target audience will be interested in, and create boards that line up with these interests. Because I blog about money, I created boards that include Saving and Making money, Debt, Frugal Lifestyle and Budgeting.

SEO, also known as Search Engine Optimization, is a big part of increasing your Pinterest audience as it helps you to obtain a higher ranking on search engines such as Google. To achieve this, it is important to put keywords in your pin and board descriptions. To find the relevant keywords you can use, use the Pinterest search bar and type in keywords that you might use for a blog post title. I also use Google Keyword Planner. Additionally, I optimized my profile for SEO by changing my name from ‘Brit On A Budget’ to ‘Lauren | Brit On A Budget | Personal Finance & Blogging Tips’. As well as enabling me to appear higher on searches, this immediately lets my audience know what my blog and Pinterest boards are about.

It is important that you regularly pin and spend time on Pinterest as this will help you to increase your audience. I like to use both Tailwind and manually pin pins. Tailwind allows you to join tribes and set a pinning schedule, which does most of the work for you. I also like to manually pin things from bloggers in my niche. I initially began using the free trial version of Tailwind, however, I upgraded this to the annual subscription later on.

To increase Pinterest traffic to my website, I also enabled rich pins. Pinterest describes them as ‘adding extra details to Pins from your website’. There are currently 4 different types of Rich Pins:
Product Pins – they include real-time pricing, availability, and info on where to buy your product.
Recipe Pins – adds info to your pin like ingredient list, cooking times and serving sizes.
Article Pins – each pin shows a headline, author and story description.
App Pins – these pins show an install button so that people can download your app without leaving Pinterest (these pins are only compatible with IOS).
A rich pin also displays your website and web icon on the pin which makes it easier for users to be directed to your website.

As well as creating relevant boards, I cleaned up my boards by deleting/turning to secret boards any boards that don’t fit in with my niche or relate to my blog. I also created board covers for each of my boards with a cohesive theme running throughout them. This enables your audience to know what the board is about just by looking at the board cover.
You can also create sections for each of your boards as this helps viewers to find what they are looking for straight away, and this also encourages repinning. It is important to make sure that each board has at least 50 pins in it.

Furthermore, I created a board with only pins that link directly to my blog posts in so that my audience can access these quickly.

A great technique that I also used is to create different designs of a pin for one blog post. This helps because you can see what works best for you and it also allows you to get traffic from 1 blog post from 2 or more different pins. Essentially, you can keep promoting the same blog article multiple times but your pin still looks new.

Hopefully, this post gives you an idea on how to increase your pinterest following, and be sure to let me know your pinterest tips. Happy pinning!


The Essential Guide to Buying and Renting a Home

The Essential guide to buying and renting a home

To buy or not to buy – that is the question.

This guide will provide you with all the information you need to decide whether buying or renting a house is better suited to you. I have weighed up the pros and cons so you don’t have to!

House Buying Pros

  • Houses increase in value and you can therefore use the equity in your home to help buy a bigger home or fund your retirement
  • You can spend money on improving and decorating your home without having to ask the landlord
  • There is more security in buying than renting
  • Payments are predictable and more stable than renting
  • There is pride in homeownership
  • Once you have paid off the mortgage, your home will be yours
  • You can have as many pets as you want

House Buying Cons

  • Buying a house is a long term financial commitment
  • You are responsible for all the maintenance and repairs on your home
  • Ties between you and your community makes it harder to pick up and leave a location suddenly
  • Buying a home requires a large deposit
  • Lack of flexibility
  • When the interest rates rise, your mortgage repayments increase
  • It may not be easy to sell your home


House Renting Pros

  • Renting a home can work out cheaper
  • You have more flexibility when you rent as most leases are for 12 months
  • Your landlord is responsible for performing nearly all maintenance and repair work on the property
  • Low move in costs

House Renting Cons

  • No fixed housing costs
  • Have to gain the landlord’s approval before making changes to the property
  • Monthly rent payments may increase out of the blue
  • Renting will not help to increase your credit score
  • Landlords usually don’t make cosmetic upgrades therefore properties can be outdated

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My Sunday Routine


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Sunday is by far my favourite day of the week. Other than the thought that Monday is just lingering around the corner, it is the only day it is acceptable to do absolutely nothing! Here are just a few things that I have incorporated into my Sunday routine to leave me feeling refreshed and prepared for the week ahead.

Write a To-Do List For The Week / Plan The Week Ahead

Firstly, I like to braindump everything I need to do for the week in a notebook. This is so I can see everything I have to do in front of me and I can cross things out as I go. After I have made my to-do list, I like to use the ‘Urgent/Important’ Matrix (explained in my ‘Step By Step Guide To Boost Your Productivity‘ Blog Post. This helps me to prioritise my tasks and make it easier for me to add them to Google Calendar.

Charge My Electronic Devices

I put my phone and laptop on charge on Sunday because it makes me feel more organised and they are powered up ready to go on Monday morning.

Create a Meal Plan For The Week

I like to plan out the lunches I’m going to take to work that week as it saves me a lot of time and I also know what to buy at my weekly shop in order to make these lunches. I use the Sistema Bento Lunch Box to Go with Fruit/Yogurt Pot as it fits a lot in and helps me to keep different foods seperate as I am very fussy!


Pamper Routine

My Sunday pamper routine consists of having a long bubble bath while listening to my favourite playlist, and I like to do a face mask and pamper my skin. My facvourite face mask is the L’Oreal Paris 3 Pure Clays and Charcoal Detox Mask, 50 ml as it detoxes my skin and draws out all impurities. I also like to paint my nails as this helps me to feel relax and ready for the week ahead.

Read A Book

I always love to wind down and read a book on a Sunday as this relaxes me the most. At the moment, I am reading The Secret and I must admit I am hooked on every word!

Pack My Bag For Work

I pack my bag for the week on a Sunday as I can make sure I have everything ready for the week. I also like to set my work uniform out for the week so I am not worrying about this in the morning.

Clean My Room

I make sure to clean my room on a Sunday evening because this makes everything I need easier to find. I hang up my clothes and hoover the room as a tidy room = a tidy mind!

Watch a Film

Sundays are made for chilling out, so I always love to put my fave film on and relax. 

Hopefully, this post will give you some ideas on how to create your Sunday routine! Let me know what you incorporate into your Sunday routine in the comments below!


How To Make A Budget The Easy Way

HOW TO MAKE a budget

Taking the time to create a budget can help you save £1,000s a year and keep on top of bills. By working out a budget, it can mean you are less likely to end up in debt or caught out by unexpected costs or money emergencies. This post will show you how to create your own personal budget, and how to keep up with it.

Step 1

  • Work out your outgoings (household bills, living costs, travel costs, leisure etc). The best way to do this is to look at your bank statements and work out an average amount for each category (don’t estimate it as this won’t work!)

Step 2

  • Work out your income. This includes extra income you make from surveys, a second job or hobbies.

Step 3

  • Cut back your budget. If you are spending more than you have coming in, you can solve this by cutting unnecessary spending such as buying lunch out or cancelling the gym membership you never use. You can also save hundreds of pounds on your bills by switching providers to a cheaper alternative.

Step 4

  • Keep on top of your bank balance. Alongside sticking to your budget, it is useful to check your bank every day so you are aware of any unexpected money going in or coming out your bank.

Step 5

  • Set a savings goal. This will keep you motivated to keep up with your budget and will also help you to build an emergency fund which will help you pay for unexpected emergencies.

I hope this post has helped to set you on your way to creating a budget!

Thanks for reading, tweet me @BritOnABudget1 any of your best budgeting tips!

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