Side Hustling #4 – Matched Betting

September 1, 2018

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Hello again!  And welcome back to part four of my series Side Hustling.  This week we hear from Melissa who is going to tell us about her money making venture.  It is a good one this!


Tell us a little about yourself

Hi, My name is Melissa Bradbury and I run my personal finance website Mel’s Money Saving and Bargains, as well as a daily deals page of the same name. Here you will find deals, discounts and tips from all over the web.


What’s your side hustle?

Matched Betting.


What was your motivation for starting?

I did what people usually do when they are looking to earn some extra cash and consulted twitter! At first, I wasn’t sure whether to trust what people were saying, so I thought I would read through some blogs of well-known influencers. I was really surprised that you could earn so much in your spare time and thought that I would give it a bash myself.


How much time do you put into it?

About 3-4 hours per week, sometimes longer during big events. The beauty is that I can pick and choose when I put the time in though, so it fits in just right with a busy person.


And what sort of money are you making?

Now that I have done the initial sign ups its around £400 – £500 per month.


What’s the highlight been so far?

Winning £119 on free spins.


How about the biggest challenge?

The biggest challenge has been taking in the whole process. There are new things to learn all the time with matched betting and it must be right so that you don’t lose anything.

What would you say to someone considering a similar route?

I would say go for it! Take the time to read through everything carefully and get your head straight so that you know what you are doing as there is a lot of information.


What does the future hold for this venture?

I will just keep on doing it for as long as possible as it is a great way of earning some extra cash, equal to a part time job, but on your terms.


And where can we find you?

Website: https://melsmoneysavingandbargains.co.uk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MelsMoneySaving

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/melsmoneysavingbargains/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melsmoneysavingandbargains/


Are you feeling inspired yet?

Yes!  Every time I post a new one of these I get a renewed urge to go and make more money.  Melissa has found a side hustle that works for her and she is making some serious money from it.  Thank you, Melissa!


Got more questions?  Comment below!


Disclaimer:  Remember the information you read here does not represent advice.  Any ideas or suggestions are just that and may not work for you.  Read the full disclaimer here.

If you are looking for a UK side hustle that you can do at home and online to make extra cash, then this one might be for you. Check out part 4 in my Side Hustling series. #sidehustle #makingmoney #debtfree #lookingafteryourpennies

16 responses to “Side Hustling #4 – Matched Betting”

  1. Tracy @ Cleland Clan says:

    I love that this side hustle only takes 3-4 hours a week. Anyone should be able to fit it in.

  2. Sophia Inza says:

    Thanks for sharing this. Sharing it with my husband now. So encouraging and helpful 🙂

  3. sree says:

    Side hustling seems sucha great way to earn that little extra cash.

  4. Pracreation says:

    Great interview and an inspirational post

  5. Lauren says:

    I’ve heard about matched betting before but the thought of trying it always intimidated me. I never realised it could be used as a side hustle though!
    I think I’m going to do more research on it now, thanks for this!

    • Charlotte Jessop says:

      My advice would be to spend a little time understanding the steps you are taking first. I realised that once I had figured out a system I was much happy doing it.

  6. Dani says:

    Thank you for providing insightful news. I’m in the same sitation and needing side hustles and wisdom of where to go. This helps so much.

  7. Anna says:

    Great how much one can make in just a few hours!

  8. Jovane' says:

    I have never heard of this side hustle before probably because I just started a Twitter account last week! I will explore more! Thank you for getting the information out there for more ideas to make extra money from home. Because I am clueless, can you do Matched Betting in the US?

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