My birthday is around 3 weeks away and I thought it high time I create a birthday wish list that family reading my blog (I know who you are!) can use to get some ideas.
With everything being wedding and then baby related this year, I almost forgot it was getting nearer to my birthday when I turn 27 and the reality of becoming a mother 4 weeks later sets in!!
Here are some of the things on the top of my wish list this year to help those of you buying me gifts (haha).
The Sims 4 // Dermalogica Clear Start Kit // Yorkshire Soap Company Bath Bombs
UGG Slippers (size 5)
Ban.do Diary // Joules Waterproof Jacket // Warehouse Leather Jacket
I blogged about getting back into Matched Betting over on my blog a couple of weeks ago, and if you missed it HERE is the link.
Since jumping back on the bandwagon so to speak, I have re-familiarised myself with the ins and outs and watched the tutorials before placing that highly anticipated first bet.
My first bet was £10 and from that bet I made my money back plus an additional £11.49 profit.
This might not sound like a lot, but for a bit of a refresher and a small amount of my time and effort, I have more than doubled my money. This is far more than I would earn in interest with any bank as you would still need a substantial sum at today’s rates to get anywhere in that region.
If you’re thinking about giving it a go yourself, then Matched Betting are offering the chance to access their Premium Service for 7 days for only £1. This is an amazing chance to give it a go and see if it is something you could get into over the next 7 days. The return of the football season tonight makes it an even better time to give this a go and see what you make of it.
If you decide to have a go yourself, leave me a comment and let me know how you get on.
Earlier in the year, I plucked up the courage to learn how Matched Betting worked and try to learn a little extra money.
I’d read lots of blog posts from those who did it alongside their full-time employment and were able to earn a fair amount from just doing a few bets a week. Once I was comfortable, I spent a little bit of time each night trying to do some bets to build up my pot of money and managed to do alright from it.
Why Did I stop?
The reason I stopped was because we found out I was pregnant and the first trimester wiped me out in terms of tiredness. I found myself sleeping a lot more and earlier nights became an essential. At the time I couldn’t focus on both growing a baby and trying to build an income up so the latter was dropped.
Why am I starting it up again?
I will be commencing maternity leave in just under 7 weeks time and the prospect of having a year off with our baby seems like a dream when maternity pay doesn’t stretch that far. I found MatchedBets.com when I was doing some research about matched betting again and after a browse around the site, it seemed easy to use and I was comfortable at the prospect of betting again.
How’s it going so far?
I’ve only been doing it a couple of weeks now but already have made a small profit. Unfortunately I’ve not given it my full attention of late with pregnancy taking priority and my health taking a little knock but I am prepared to give it at least 1-2 hours per week going forward. This will hopefully build me up a small extra pot of money with the aim of building up at least £20 per week profit to be used for Christmas spending.
Important things to remember
Matched Betting is relatively straight forward as long as you read instructions carefully and make sure you understand it before putting your money down. It’s worth watching tutorials or reading the forum before giving it a go.
One thing that is really useful about the Matchedbets.com site is they break the offer down to how much money you need to realistically place the bet and the minimum odds required. Meaning you know how much to build your pot up to before trying to take on bigger offers.
My plan will be to provide you with a monthly update as we build up to Christmas; a plan I will hopefully will be able to keep up with when I have a newborn!
If you want to ask any questions about matched betting or are thinking about giving it a go then feel free to drop me a comment or an email if you like.