50 Ways You Can Make Money

Cutting your expenses down to the bare bones is not the only way you can change your financial future although it’s a great place to start. But why not try to make some extra cash as well and those financial goals of yours can become reality sooner rather than later.

I have racked my brains and came up with the list to help you on your way. Some of these I have tried and tested and am still doing now but I’m sure there are lots more, so if you know of any that aren’t on the list, leave them in the comments below.

  1. Dog walking
  2. Pet sitting
  3. Gardening
  4. Ironing
  5. Cleaning houses
  6. Delivering parcels as a courier
  7. Writing a blog
  8. YouTube channel
  9. Teaching English online
  10. Tutoring
  11. Providing childcare
  12. Rent out your spare room
  13. Rent out your home and move in with family
  14. Bar work
  15. Waiter/waitress
  16. Sell photographs
  17. Buy off FB marketplace or Vinted and sell for more
  18. Matched Betting
  19. Surveys
  20. Rent out a second property, caravan, campervan
  21. Grow plants to sell
  22. Baking and selling
  23. Selling unwanted things (books, clothes, toys and old electronics)
  24. Deliver for Uber Eats, JustEat or Deliveroo
  25. Create printable’s and sell them
  26. Make art and sell it
  27. Taxi driver
  28. Publish a book
  29. Create and sell a course
  30. Baby sitting
  31. Book keeping
  32. Swim Teacher
  33. Painter & Decorator
  34. Handy Person / Odd jobs
  35. Virtual Assistant
  36. Modelling
  37. ‘Extra’ work
  38. Knitting products to sell
  39. Create websites
  40. Create an app
  41. Rent out your car
  42. Rent out your parking space
  43. Sell holidays
  44. Sell make up (bodyshop, Avon etc …)
  45. Car boot sales
  46. Window cleaning
  47. Wheelie bin cleaning
  48. Car washing
  49. Learn a new skill – cutting hair, doing nails, beauty, beard cutting
  50. Arrange events and charge entrance fees

Top Tips for Match Betting

This year I got my head stuck into match betting and have been carefully working my way through all the sign up offers on Profit Accumulators website. What I love the most is the step-by-step videos and instructions telling me exactly what I need to do. You can’t go wrong really, well unless you did what I did and backed something twice without laying it … I only lost £20 but it’s so important to check, check and double check what you are doing and always make sure you back AND lay the same thing.

I don’t want to scare you off match betting. The reason why I lost that money was because of my error, it’s not because it’s too hard. If you don’t read the information correctly, like I didn’t, there is a risk you can lose money. I have been doing this every day for just over a week and I have managed to make nearly £300 with the help of my trusty checklist.

Before I put any bets on now, so I don’t make the same mistake again, I check my tips to make sure I have done everything right. In fact I have found it so helpful, I thought I’d share it 🙂

My Top Tips

  1. Use decimal odds. If you can’t see how to change them on the site, use Google (Good old Google always saves the day)!
  2. Check, check and double check the minimum odds you need for you qualifying bet
  3. Do the qualifying bet first and the free bets once the qualifying bets have settled (completed) and are available
  4. Use the Oddsmatching software from Profit Accumulator
  5. Make sure you back and lay the same EXACT thing – check exact names, time of race/game and what your backing – win/draw/exact goals/horse name
  6. The back and lay odds need to be as close together as possible for you to maximise your profits. The higher the rating, the better the match.
  7. If the odds at the bookies/exchange site are showing different to the ones on Oddsmatcher, change them on oddsmatcher
    so you have up to date figures to work with
  8. When using the free bets, use higher odds as this will get you more profit. However, the higher the odds, the more money you will have to put in your account as a liability.
  9. Always do the back bet first and then the lay bet
  10. On a free bet, you don’t add anything in the stake button, but you do need to make sure you use your free bet
  11. Do not bet on Tennis matches!! This was my mistake, and neither opponent won so therefore both my back and lay bet lost
  12. Make sure your lay bet hasn’t been put down as a back bet in error. This is also one of my mistakes as I thought all exchanges were lay bets only – silly me!! I am not sure of other exchange sites but on Smarkets a lay bet is shown as SELL in blue, whereas a back bet is shown as BUY in green.
  13. I place my bets on the same day as the game or the race. This means I can check weather and see if any horses have been withdrawn. It also means I can get my profits quicker.
  14. If I need to do a qualifying bet, I try and do it in the morning for a game/race at lunch time and then when it has finished, I can hopefully put the free bet on the evening games/races. Not all bookies give free bets straight away, but most have once the qualifying bet has settled.
  15. I try and put as many bets on as I can in a day – the most I did was 13! I was doing it for 6 hours through out the day but made £70 odd in total.
  16. At the moment, I stick to football and horse racing but I avoid horse racing when it’s bad weather
  17. Keep a notebook of all your bets. I list the date and time of the race/game, bet amount, odds for back and lay, what bookies and exchange I have used, whether it’s a qualifying, free or reload bet. I also keep track of profit made and where all my money is, what amounts are with each bookie and exchange and any amounts I have withdrawn and am waiting for them to credit.
  18. I use a separate bank account and debit card for all my match betting transactions. I transferred over £500 and see that money as my match betting money. When I balance my accounts every day/few days I know anything over £500 is my profit.

If you are looking at getting into match betting as a side hustle, don’t forget to head over to my blog post ‘How to Get Your Head Around Match Betting’ to help you get started.

Good Luck!!

I want to add, match betting is meant to be a fun way to make a little extra money. If you start actually betting and risking your money then please stop. I wouldn’t want for match betting to become a trigger for you if you have an addictive personality or gambling problems in the past. It can be addictive but make sure you are always match betting and not actual gambling where there is a risk of losing your money. Stay safe x

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I am an affiliate for Profit Accumulator so if you were to click on the links and sign up for the monthly subscription, I will receive an affiliate commission, at no extra cost to you! I will only recommend services and products used by me personally and which I consider will be of benefit to my readers.

How to Get Your Head around Match Betting

Match Betting – What is it?

First of all, let’s clear up the main worry when you hear the words ‘Match Betting’ – It’s NOT betting!!

When I first heard of it, I thought “nope it’s definitely not for me, I don’t want to get into that” as I didn’t fully understand it and thought I would lose money. But after doing some research (lots), I found it’s not betting at all. You don’t put yourself at risk – only as long as you follow the process and do it right.

This is my understanding – Match betting is betting on both outcomes to release free bets and bonuses.

In more detail, it’s putting on a back bet and a lay bet so you have covered both outcomes so either way you win. Another way of looking at it is, a back bet is saying that something WILL happen and a lay bet is saying that something WON’T happen.

It’s very important that you back and lay the same thing

For example: There is a game of football between Swindon V Portsmouth

I am going to bet on Portsmouth to win, so at a bookmakers I will place a back bet on Portsmouth and then at a betting exchange I will place a lay bet also on Portsmouth. Basically, I am betting for Portsmouth to win and lose.

A few important points to note:

  • Back bets are placed at bookmakers (bookies) and lay bets are placed with betting exchanges
  • Using free bets and bonuses is how you make your money

Knowing what to bet on is the most difficult part, especially if you are like me and have absolutely no experience of sports or racing. But this is where Profit Accumulator comes in. Profit Accumulator is a platform that not only helps you to understand in detail how match betting works but tells you what bets to put on. Simple right!!

They can help you to understand how match betting works with in depth videos you can watch over and over again (I know because I have done this), they guide you through making your first betting profits by showing you how to take advantage of the free bets bookmakers offer AND once you have mastered that you can sign up with them so you can have access to their platform to know what back and lay bets to bet on in the future.  

You can sign up with them for the free trial which gives you access to a couple of offers and then like I did, you can sign up to have access to many more for a monthly fee. I was a free member and now have a platinum membership which costs £24.99 a month.

Before you sign up to bookmakers and betting exchanges (like I did), the first thing I would say to do is look at Profit Accumulator using this link and sign up for the free trial. Watch all the free videos available that guide you through the process and have a go at placing your first bets and making your first profits (you need about £50 to make a start). I personally think the videos are just brilliant and have watched them so many times.

Some Pros and Cons of Match Betting:


  • You can make money!
  • You have Profit Accumulator to help you through the process


  • Takes time to learn what you need to do
  • You have to put your own money up to cover liability although this is risk free


It’s not a get rich scheme but it can be a great way to make a few quid or two. Bookies want to attract new customers so offer free bets and bonuses and with about 100 bookmakers out there, that’s lots of free bets!

What I will say is I would have never of understood the process of match betting without Profit Accumulator and whilst writing this post I decided I wanted to become an affiliate for them just because I think they are just so damn good, so in the interests of being transparent please see the disclosure below.

Affiliate Disclosure

I am an affiliate for Profit Accumulator so if you were to click on the link and make a purchase, I will receive an affiliate commission, at no extra cost to you! I only recommend services and products used by me personally and which I consider will be of benefit to my readers.