If you’re thinking of joining Odds Monkey, here’s what you need to know.
This is my OddsMonkey review (so far).
I’m a member of their premium service (I pay monthly).
OddsMonkey is a matched betting service, which claims to have been around for years.
I joined this one as apparently its the cheapest and is a bit less overcrowded than some of the other matched betting sites.
They launched recently and I’ve been making money with them for a couple of weeks.
Make sure you have been looking at the right page : click here to open OddsMonkey.
What Odds Monkey Does
Odds Monkey charge £15 a month in return for teaching you how to make money from matched betting.
To a girl like myself who has never done any betting before, it all seemed quite confusing.
Matched betting is where you make money from betting sites offers and some other bits (not got to that section yet).
I joined the free membership on odds monkey where you learn the process and get to do the first two offers.
Odds Monkey explain everything with videos and tutorials. I had to watch a few times at the weekend after a lie in, when I watched it after work during the week it confused me loads!
I got the hang of it though and apparently the weekend is a good time as there is lots of horse racing and big football matches on.
On their site it says you can make up to £45. I’m not sure if I did it slightly differently but I made £28.90 from my first two bets.
I used my £28 to join and started going through the next section (still working my way through it).
How Much Money Have I Made
I write everything down in my notebook so I remember what I’ve done. (Spreadsheets are apparently good but I just prefer pen and paper!)
So far I’ve made £347 which I’m really pleased with. It’s getting easier now that I’m getting used to it.
It’s quite annoying sometimes because some of the betting sites have emailed me asking for a photo of my ID and sometimes a utility bill too.
I think they have to ask for legal reasons, but it means you can’t withdraw your profit from your account until they verify your account and this can sometimes take a few days.
Update 5 May :
I’m making on average around £150 a week so far. Still doing the sign up offers. Did an offer with Bet-victor (as an existing member) this week where I placed £25 on the Man City game and got a £10 bet.
It’s these little bets that all add up – as other members said it’s all the small £2 and £3 bets here and there that combine to a nice months total.
Update 26th May :
Things seemed a bit quiet last week, but then it got a bit crazy with some nice offers on the FA cup final. Man Utd won! So I’m still making some nice money.
The french open is currently on so I’ve been making a steady £5 – £15 a day from that.
We’re also getting close to Euro 2016 (a year ago I wouldn’t have known or cared this!) which means LOADS of free bets, offers and exclusive things for us matched betters.
Update July 10th :
So today is the final of Euro 2016 and what a month it’s been. The past 30 days have been incredibly lucrative with offers, especially when England and Wales have been playing. Perhaps we would have made even more money if England weren’t so rubbish! There has been so many free bets, including the £50 risk free bet from bet365 which we make £35 from each time. Wimbledon finishes today too which has been good aswell.
I’ve tallied up my progress since starting, and in the past 2-3 months I’ve now made over £2000. I’m over the moon, never thought a girl like me would get my head around this, let alone make so much. I’ve been restricted from Paddy Power which is a shame, so I won’t get any promo offers from them any more. Onwards and upwards, the Premier League and other football is back next month, plus the Olympics – hoping they’ll be good money makers!
What Am I Doing With My Profit?
It’s been my dream for the past five years to see as much of the world as possible.
I’ve been keeping all the money I have made from this in my old student account with Natwest (after I finally paid off my student overdraft!).
Other members in the odds monkey forum and on NetMums said to keep as much of the profit as possible.
Then when I finish on the new customer offers I will have plenty of ‘bankroll’ (float) to use for the next section of offers.
I think there is still a long way for me to go but I’m just really happy that this has worked so far.
Eventually I want to go traveling, so if I save up quite a bit from this and my other Internet earnings then i’ll one day have enough.
Got to keep chasing those dreams!
Problems I Have Faced
So far three things have slowed me down –
Using Just My Phone
I tried to get my head around a lot of it by just using my iphone when I was on the train. It’s OK to just browse the forum but stick to a laptop/ipad/tablet when you’re actually placing the bets.
Nothing worse than losing signal on your phone!
Get Skrill and Paypal
Next I would make sure you have an account with Skrill. Some sites don’t have Paypal and if you don’t get a Skrill account (it’s like Paypal) then you have to use your debit card.
This is fine (using card) but sometimes it takes all week for the bookmakers to send you back the money when you withdraw it!
Use Google Chrome or Firefox
I was using Internet explorer on my laptop (which is a bit old now) and it kept crashing. I hadn’t really used it for much other than Facebook but now I know why people keep telling me to use Chrome. Its way quicker using OddMonkey with Chrome.
Firefox is apparently just as good but I have an app installed in Chrome too now for my Netflix!
Should You Join
Odds Monkey is a lot cheaper than all of these other sites.
I did quite a bit of research first and some other girls on mumsnet told me to join here.
I’ve been making £150 a week and only do this at night after my part time job!
So you could be making a lot more than me if you give it a go.
My advice would be to signup to the free version first and see what you think. Some of these sites and blogs are quite pushy, so just join for free and take your time.
Better if you don’t rush and then it won’t scare you off. If we could all make £150 a week we would all be so much better off!
I hope this helps you make up your mind. I’m going to update this page every two weeks (or weekly if I have time!).
I’m getting into blogging now too so Odds Monkey should help me keep this matched betting journal going!
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