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Hello everyone!

I'm a student and I have recently learned about Matched-Betting. As I would like to earn some extra money on the side.

Before getting into it I have been researching it heavily and have some questions If possible I could get some people to help me answer them. As I don't see many people asking them

http://goedhartvoordieren.nl/?page=r/beermoneyuk/comments/4uuyv0/i_have_been_a_matched_betting_enthusiast_for/

I recently read this guide and I have some questions based on it.

  1. How much longer is this gonna be profitable? Since it's getting more common. ("Mainstream") I'm a prime example. From what I can tell it's been going on since about 2005ish roughly. The bookies know. They could probably shut it down anytime if they wanted too. Do you think the hay day is over?

  2. I don't understand how you make money if you're having to place mug bets to stop getting "gubbed" to appear like a normal punter. All the guides I've read talk about getting "gubbed" and having to mug bet. If you're having to make 2-3 mug bets to stop getting gubbed surely you can't make that much profit from Matched-Betting after the Welcome Offers have dried up?

  3. I doubt there are actual people monitoring accounts for matched betters. It's probably just computer algorithms making the decisions based upon people who are taking away too much profits from the bookies and not providing enough value for them. So they get "Gubbed" These guides make it sound like no matter what you do eventually you're gonna get "Gubbed" So what happens when you get "gubbed" from all the bookies?

  4. Old information? I see alot of the guides and the information is old. The guide above is 2 years old at this point. Has much changed in these past two years? Is that because the matched betting formula has been "Perfected" and people have worked it out to almost a science with all these websites popping up claiming to teach people to make free money. Or do they just want their slice of the pie?

Sorry if these questions are a bit strange. But these really are the only things that are stopping me from jumping in and trying out Matched-Betting. As I'm looking to get into this long term rather than just for a short little cash injection.

All advice is welcomed.

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Fact of the matter is, you're going to get gubbed no matter what you do I think it's simply based on how much value you're extracting, so if f you're going into it for the first time, consider the acca insurance offers, which will keep your accounts open for longer. Don't envisage matched betting being a permanent full time money maker because you will get gubbed so make sure you complete all of your sign ups and build a good profit. I'd advise you to join pa or om.

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Original Poster2 points · 8 days ago

Don't envisage matched betting being a permanent full time money maker

I don't plan it to be. I'm just looking for some cash on the side to help with life shit. You know how it goes.

I'd advise you to join pa or om.

I'm going with OddsMonkey. What's your personal preference?

I'm with pa at the mo. I've been with om too. There's very little difference between the two.

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Original Poster2 points · 8 days ago

Ok. Thank you. I'll stick with OM then.

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Hello everyone!

I'm a student and I have recently learned about Matched-Betting. As I would like to earn some extra money on the side.

Before getting into it I have been researching it heavily and have some questions If possible I could get some people to help me answer them. As I don't see many people asking them

http://goedhartvoordieren.nl/?page=r/beermoneyuk/comments/4uuyv0/i_have_been_a_matched_betting_enthusiast_for/

I recently read this guide and I have some questions based on it.

  1. How much longer is this gonna be profitable? Since it's getting more common. ("Mainstream") I'm a prime example. From what I can tell it's been going on since about 2005ish roughly. The bookies know. They could probably shut it down anytime if they wanted too. Do you think the hay day is over?

  2. I don't understand how you make money if you're having to place mug bets to stop getting "gubbed" to appear like a normal punter. All the guides I've read talk about getting "gubbed" and having to mug bet. If you're having to make 2-3 mug bets to stop getting gubbed surely you can't make that much profit from Matched-Betting after the Welcome Offers have dried up?

  3. I doubt there are actual people monitoring accounts for matched betters. It's probs just computer algorithms making the decisions based upon people who are taking away too much profits from the bookies and not providing enough value for them. So they get "Gubbed" These guides make it sound like no matter what you do eventually you're gonna get "Gubbed" So what happens when you get "gubbed" from all the bookies?

  4. Old information? I see alot of the guides and the information is old. The guide above is 2 years old at this point. Has much changed in these past two years? Is that because the matched betting formula has been "Perfected" and people have worked it out to almost a science with all these websites popping up claiming to teach people to make free money. Or do they just want their slice of the pie?

Sorry if these questions are a bit strange. But these really are the only things that are stopping me from jumping in and trying out Matched-Betting. As I'm looking to get into this long term rather than just for a short little cash injection.

All advice is welcomed.

(I have also asked this question In /r/MatchedBettingUK so sorry If this is spam. I don't mean it to be. :P)

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As long as the offers continue to be profitable for the bookies by bringing in more punters than what they loose to a (relatively) small group of match bettors, they will continue with the offers.

The mug bets is where you can get creative. I generally Dutch them with another bookie. Take a 2 or more goals market, you can get a decent match between say Coral and WHills, back either side with the bookies and you've made 2 mug bets for (hopefully) around 1-2% loss of your original stake. Of course you can lay mug bets with an exchange too. These 1-2% losses on a mug bet pail in comparison to what you get from the weekly offers.

You're right, you will get gubbed. You try and avoid it with mug bets but it will happen. There are different levels imposed by different sites, some will limit the stakes you can play, some won't let you bet on horses, others just won't show you any offers. That said, with over 60 bookies that you can easily register for, it's going to take you a hell of a long time to get there. Something rarely talked about is those that make 3k+ a month often have multiple accounts with the same bookie.

If the offer type is the same, the strategy to exploit it is the same. Old information is fine. The sites that are around are just there to make you placing your matched bets the easiest possible. You could do it without any site, you'd need to hunt down the offers, find matches, and calculate it all yourself though.

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Original Poster2 points · 8 days ago

I generally Dutch them with another bookie

I've heard about "Dutching" but I still don't really understand it. Is it a more advanced thing in matched betting?

Something rarely talked about is those that make 3k+ a month often have multiple accounts with the same bookie.

If they ID check you how is that even possible?

You could do it without any site, you'd need to hunt down the offers, find matches, and calculate it all yourself though.

Aye, you're right. I think I'm going to start off with OddsMonkey over ProfitAccumulator as I hear that ProfitAccumulator used to be the best then OddsMonkey came along. Then apprently ProfitAccumulator lowerd their pricing and updated a lot of their tools and started offering rewards for staying with them over a longer period of time and it works out being cheaper? I dunno.

I just prefer the guides and the information over at OddsMonkey over ProfitAccumulator.

Thanks for commenting and helping me out!

Hey pal. Its an alternative to back - lay. When you're broke af on a date and you go dutch with the lass or chap you split it, say with matched betting. Rather than backing with a bookie and laying with an exchange, you back across two (or more) different bookies. These need to be markets that exactly cancel each other out, under/over x.5 goals, qualify/not qualify. Markets like win in say football need at least 3 bet with different bookies to cover win, draw and loss. You've spoken about odds monkey, I recommend checking their tutorial, else, just search for it.

Separate accounts - it's frowned upon even in the MB community since you are now breaking rules. Signing wives/husbands, family members and friends up can give the extra accounts. If you decide to go down this route it can be possible to make good money, you need to be aware of methods of tracking though to avoid instagubbings.

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Original Poster2 points · 8 days ago

Ah. Thanks for that. Dutching now makes alot more sense to me. But I'll still have to try it out for myself before I really understand it.

Yeah. I won't be doing multiple accounts too much work and hassle for me IMO. If it works out for me I would be looking to get my brother into it.

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Hey guys n’ gals

Long time lurker, first time poster.

I’m a student finishing my first year at Uni and I really enjoy networking. I would like to get my CCENT over the summer because I want to learn more about networking and I would enjoy it, it will also make my 2nd year easier as we will be doing the Cisco Netacad stuff. So hopefully then I will get my CCNA.

Just want to get opinions on my study resources and see if I have everything I need to buckle down and get it done. I plan to begin at the start of June and take 3 months for each exam.

June – August for CCENT

September - Nov for CCNA

Resources:

  • This sub. 😊
  • Odoms Books
  • CCNA in 60 days
  • Chris Bryant Videos
  • Packet Tracer
  • OneNote for notes
  • Anki for flash cards

Does this look good enough? I know Boson is a very popular practice exam to purchase around here. But as a Student money is always tight. I might consider it for ICND2, since I’m expecting it to be much harder; I suppose getting boson would be cheaper than taking the test again. :P

I have my N+ and A+ (Got them when I did my A-levels because I like building computers, and they were quite easy.)

Any other advice/things I’ve missed?

Thanks in advance!

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I used the CCNA in 60 Days for my CCENT. It was a good introduction. But it defiantly wasn't enough for the exam. But that's were Odom comes in. :)

Just make sure you lab up Everything and know subnetting down cold.

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Original Poster2 points · 3 months ago

I plan too. Subnetting shouldn't be too difficult. As I'm quite good with maths

If you could only afford Boson for 1, i would do it for ICND1 and not ICND2. Some of the value that boson provides is that the structure of the test is similar. Some people have problems with the way the questions are worded... Boson's tests are worded similarly and will acclimate you. Boson's lab environment will seem janky at first, but it is very, very similar to the lab environment on the test - it is a feature, not a bug.

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Original Poster2 points · 3 months ago

I absolutely agree.

But I don't really want to use Boson for one reason. (It might sound silly but bare with me.)

I've never really learned from any book as big and technical as these Cisco CCNA books before (And that's not even mentioning RFCs and Cisco White Papers) so I kinda want to prove to myself that I can read and study these dense technical manuals to pass an industry certification. To prove to myself that I have what it takes to be an IT professional, and "hang with the big boys" so to speak.

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One thing that has really helped me is taking notes while reading material. I have an evernote account and setup a notebook for the CCNA. I'll create a new document for each chapter and jot down the important key details. Here is a link to one of my most recent study sessions so you can see exactly what I mean. https://www.evernote.com/shard/s628/sh/f18bf653-a3b3-4bda-8ddf-27267cbe23ec/536524e6352267cbda566fc84a821653

Keep a highlighter with you while reading so you can highlight key concepts and main ideas. Invest in page flags so you can save specific pages for quick reference on topics you may want to review or go back to in the future.

The importance of labbing cannot be overstated. This was a mistake I made early on - I didn't lab enough. Some people mentioned some video series as well. It helps to hear people talks about different topics, especially when you aren't understanding what you're reading completely.

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3 points · 3 months ago · edited 9 days ago

Hello,

Keep a highlighter with you while reading so you can highlight key concepts and main ideas.

I'm a full time student at the moment. So I'm doing alot of studying and I use highlighters alot. But I find that just highlighting is useless. I find that "Colour Coded highlighting" or just having a "System" is better and helps me engage with active learning.

I stole the idea from this website:

http://www.gearfire.net/colourcoded-highlighting/

Here is my version of it.

Yellow:

Highlight in yellow important points, facts examples etc.

Orange:

to denote material that is even more important than what's in yellow For example sentence that summarize sections that explain the significance of the section, provide definitions (you may be really thankful for the two-level highlighting if you only have time for care bones revision)

Pink:

Reserve pink for words that will subsequently be defined ( and then put their definitions in pink) title or special terms

Green:

Mark in green, dates, names or places that you will need to remember. Green can also be used for formulas

Blue:

If the material contains any rules, use the boldness of blue to set them apart.

Hope this helps.

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