Think its fair to say that a lot of us enjoy the occasional flutter now and again.
From the footy to the horses, gambling can be a lot of fun and it’s no surprise that as a nation we have become caught up in the betting world and the question………
Can you make money online gambling? is something I’m sure many of you have pondered.
Most of the people I personally know who enjoy a flutter, do so in a responsible way and I have never personally seen gambling cause anyone any problems, however, in reality, we all know that gambling can get the better of some people and cause some big problems.
In this blog, I’m not wanting to focus on the dark side of gambling as I believe that is a separate topic to address.
Instead, I want to address those people who enjoy a bet on a weekly basis and remain in control only gambling what they can afford to lose.
That being said, if you stumbled across this blog and can honestly hold your hands up to the fact gambling has caused you some pain in the past, then I hope you learnt from your mistakes.
A story from my Dads past, which I will share with you has always stuck in my mind.
Years before I was born my dad planned a fortnights holiday with his pals to a popular UK seaside destination.
He had saved up for months so he could have a blast with his mates and first on the agenda for the 2 weeks of partying was a short bus trip to the nearest racecourse.
Now, before I go any further I will state that in all the years I have known my dad he has been a very responsible man.
He ran a successful business for more than 10 years and has always been sensible with money, never once getting into any debt.
Anyway, back to the jolly boys outing…
Loaded with money and good spirit my dad and mates hit the racecourse to start their 2-week break in style and within a few hours, he had all but ruined it.
Loss after Loss after Loss!!!
Down to his last £5 (this was the 70s so in today’s money that equates to roughly £80) he was angry and devastated and planning how to get home as he had lost most of his spending money for his 2-week knees up.
Sat with his head in his hands, one of his mates chirped up with the idea of staking his last £5 on an outsider and hope for the best.
feeling already beaten he threw caution to the wind and staked the lot on a long shot………
IT ONLY WENT AND WON!
With the holiday saved and actually leaving the racecourse with a small profit from the day, that experience stuck with him and to this day he only gambles what he can afford to lose and has never put himself in a sticky situation like that since.
KEEP IT FUN.
In 2018 its easier than ever to gamble.
most of us have a smartphone glued to our hand for hours every day, and whilst lying on the couch watching your chosen sport you have the power to transfer thousands of pounds from your bank to an online bookie and gamble it all – in one go if you wish.
Just last month I was watching a match and during the adverts was presented with some in play odds on the next goal scorer. “ill have a bit of that” and within 90 seconds I had staked £5 on the offer.
The player in question was substituted within 10 minutes of the 2nd half kick off……… Downer.
So… What is meant by “headless betting?”
Have you ever bet on a horse because its name was loosely linked to a family member or a specific event in your life?
This is headless betting.
Have you ever backed your favourite team to win a match, even though the odds are heavily stacked against them? (As a Sunderland fan this is something I can sadly relate to)
Again….. Headless betting.
Have you ever took the advice of drunk Dennis down the pub whose brothers, nephews wife is the trainer of a sure-fire winner in the 3:30 at Kempton?
This maybe isn’t as headless as the other examples, but it’s not far off in my opinion.
Now, I’m not saying that headless betting is the devil’s work and should never be entertained.
I have had the occasional long shot come in and its good feeling to win a decent sum of money from a very small stake, however, if you consistently bet by closing your eyes and “sticking a pin in it”, realistically you are likely to lose money over time.
Betting With Your Head
In my opinion the phrase, “betting with your head” should be taken with caution as to me it suggests there is a way to guarantee success with gambling. There really isn’t.
By definition, if you gamble on anything there is always a possibility of losing your hard-earned cash, however, there are a couple of ways you can take actions to maximise your profits and in one particular process guarantee profits using online bookmakers
Matched betting is a process in which you exploit the free offers bookmakers offer you to set up an account with them.
By following the process of matched betting you can guarantee a profit before the event you have bet on has even started.
I have written 2 separate blogs on matched betting which you can check out here
At first, the process may seem quite tricky to start with but the software available to help you profit from matched betting is very useful and with a little learning and focus you really can guarantee profits in this way.
There are many individuals who make a full time living from gambling.
From the horses to online poker there are people who become professional in this game through their dedication and studying of form and methods.
Another experience taken from my dad was from another trip to the racecourse where he got talking to a man who had just lost £2000 on one bet.
“that must sting a bit,” said my dad to the smartly dressed man.
“no, I am still over 5 grand up for the week,” he said.
Professional gamblers will no doubt suffer defeat from time to time, but the ones who make a living from it are able to stay ahead of the game and remain in profit on a consistent basis.
In all honesty, I don’t personally know the secrets of a pro gambler and for me it’s not something I would choose to get into as it seems to be a bit of a minefield, however, I am happy to take a punt on tips from the “so-called” pros as surely this option is better than sheer headless betting where you are literally handing over your cash and hoping for the best.
Can You Tap Into The Professional Bettors World?
Recently I stumbled across the BettingGods website which essentially gives you access to the pro gamblers world.
Being the sceptic I always have been with the online world I exercised some due diligence and checked it out by tracking some of the tips.
Some won and some lost.
I wasn’t expecting to see win after win here, after all, I haven’t spent a penny for the tips I’ve been emailed and nothing of any value in this world comes for free right?
This being said I am continuing to track and have a flutter (on a few), as I’m currently £14 in profit after approx 8 separate bets.
I know what you’re probably thinking – why bother for £14?
Curiosity has me keen to see the long-term results from following the FREE tips I’m getting from this site as nothing suggests to me I shouldn’t.
It’s in the tipster’s best interests to provide decent free tips due to the fact, you are a potential, additional stream of income to the tipster, as you can also opt to pay for his full tipping service if you gain success from his/hers freebies.
I’m Not Spending A Penny…….. (For Now)
Sure, I’ve been tempted to hand over a few quid to gain access to the paid offers this site has hit me with, but not yet.
My intention is to give it another month of tracking the free tips sent and see how things develop over time.
the way I look at it, I enjoy a flutter anyway, always sticking to my limits and keeping it fun, so I may as well follow some advice from people who do it for a living as its still fun either way.
The tipster paid offers I’ve been sent have ranged from £20 per month to £110 per month.
At first glance, all offers have seemed steep, however, if it all depends on the quality of the tips you take a punt on.
There are numerous tipsters on this site and they all appear to be having good and bad days, so it’s worth keeping a log and seeing who is best to help you maximise your bets.
It’s so important that I make this clear.
If you are reading this post as someone who has never gambled then I am not suggesting you go out and build a career in professional gambling.
It’s my belief that most pro gamblers have never set out to make their living this way and instead, have found themselves becoming somewhat obsessed with the betting game that it just ended up suiting them enough to continue and make a living from it.
gambling can get out of control and some people are just simply not suited to it.
my intention with this post was to reach out to those of you who currently bet but do it blindly and just hope for the best.
Surely following some decent advice cant hurt and who knows, your cheeky £5 weekly flutter could get you some tasty returns for a change.
Good luck bettors and remember………… KEEP IT FUN.
If you have come to this post and are yet to read up on what match betting actually is, I suggest you check out this post first.
There are a few things I want to get straight when it comes to matched betting, as the last thing I want to do is put anyone in a sticky situation.
Hopefully I can provide enough information to answer the question, is matched betting safe?
The main points and potential stumbling blocks with this genuine money maker are:
- Human Error
- Internet Problems
- bookmaker terms and conditions.
My intention here is to simply give you some further advice on my own personal experience matched betting.
Bare in mind that before I had even heard of matched betting, my knowledge of betting/gambling was simply:
- capable of registering for a bookmaker account online
- Understanding of odds. (e.g. you place a £10 bet on England to win the world cup at odds of 12/1. You would win £ 120 + your stake, so £130 return.)
- I was aware that most bookmakers offered you a free bet or matched deposit amount when registering. (I had already signed up for some of these. Won nothing…….. Downer.)
That was pretty much it.
although the process of matched betting is risk-free there are points to be acknowledged that can throw you off course quickly with this money-maker.
so, on that note. Let’s crack on.
With matched betting, you will be safely depositing money from your bank account to a bookmaker or exchange account to be used for placing bets.
If your intention is to follow the process of matched betting and make a profit then the only direction your profit will go is up.
However, if you get tempted to GAMBLE and try to earn bigger bucks then, in my opinion, you are walking on thin ice as you are no longer matched betting.
The temptation will be lingering now and again for you to have a flutter, I do, however, I keep my punts (gambles) separate from my matched betting and limit myself to a small amount per week to have a bet with.
Maybe best to stay clear of this opportunity.
I mean no prejudice by saying that, however, I have witnessed people lose everything through gambling. People who were intelligent and successful were sucked into a gambling lifestyle and it got the better of them.
Please know your limits and stay in control of your money. more info on this can be found here
I strongly advise that you get comfortable with the laying of bets and liability. Please take a look at this video tutorial on this as it can be a little tricky to get your head around at first.
In any move, you make whilst matched betting there is always a chance you can make a mistake resulting in you messing up your chance of profit.
In my opinion, it’s very hard to actually make a mistake when using the OddsMonkey software.
A recent update to the software now includes integration of some exchange sites and direct links to the betting sites, which even automatically fills in your betting slip, all with one click from the Oddsmonkey software……. NICE.
Internet And Computer Problems
We have probably all become victim to a crashed p.c or dodgy internet connection.
Usually, this isn’t a big problem if you are just watching Netflix or checking what Jimmy down the street is having for his tea on facebook.
However, problems such as these could potentially cause you a headache when completing a matched betting transaction.
As your confidence grows with the process of matched betting you may be looking to choose betting events where the betting markets can fluctuate quickly.
Horse racing would be a key example, especially the closer you get to the race.
With matched betting involving 2 separate transactions with different websites, you can appreciate there is a time factor involved.
Personally, problems with my internet/laptop, as well as the human error factor, have never been a problem for me and I can say with confidence, if you are confident to navigate the internet and have email, the process of matched betting can be followed with relative ease.
Bookmaker Terms And Conditions
You will no doubt notice that when you sign up with an online betting company there will be a lot of terms and conditions attached to signing up, especially when you will be benefiting from a sign-up offer such as a free bet or matched deposit amount.
Again, personally, I have never had any major issues with the accounts I have opened, (trust me, there’s a lot) however there are a couple of things to give you a heads up on when it comes to the t&c’s
recently I set up an account and placed my qualifying bet and lay to release my free (profit-making ) bet. Usually, your free bet will be credited as per the t&c’s stated upon sign up.
On this particular occasion, I received an email asking me to send in proof of I.D. (picture of passport and a utility bill)
This wasn’t a problem for me as I had the requested documents saved on my computer, so I simply emailed them across to the support address and within an hour my free bet was in the account.
The reason I wanted to mention this was to add some further reassurance that this can happen and it’s really nothing to worry about.
Sure it can be a little bit of a hassle so it’s worth considering saving some verification documents on your computer so you are ready to comply with a request to verify your account.
Please be careful with this one…
Some bookmakers are fine for you and your partner to have a betting account each, with both accounts receiving the free offers, however,
some are NOT.
some bookies will only allow one sign up offer per I.P address, (per home) so it’s worth scanning the t&c’s or even speaking to an agent on live chat to make sure you are not wasting your time and breaking their rules. (no need to tell them you intend to do matched betting – more on that later)
Intentionally setting up multi accounts to maximise your profits with matched betting is a big NO NO with betting companies and if they suspect you are doing this they have the power to close your accounts and hold on to any profits made from multi-accounting.
I consider organisation fundamental to the success of matched betting.
Remember, you will be depositing funds from your bank to many different online betting accounts and betting exchanges so it’s easy to lose track where you are with your different transactions and profits.
Be aware that when you are transferring funds from bookmaker accounts to your bank this process can sometimes take a couple of days to reach your bank, that’s why it’s important to keep track of your transactions so you don’t confuse yourself which may put you off matched betting.
The OddsMonkey platform offers an integrated profit tracker and other spreadsheets for you to keep track on your account information and betting history.
Although these added tools are great I created my own simple spreadsheet which factors in my bank account and betting accounts so I can keep track of where all my money is and can watch the profit growth in real time.
If you would like me to send you this simple spreadsheet to use and modify if you wish, please sign up to my freebies list and I will happily send it to you.
What Do Bookies Think About Matched Betting?
There is so much conflicting reports online regarding how the bookies view the process of matched betting so I still find this a very difficult question to answer……
From the research, I have carried out here’s how I see it.
Matched betting does not remove the chance of bookies making money from you.
My last 3 matched betting transactions all lost with the bookie and won with the exchange, therefore on each occasion the bookmakers I used to profit ended up profiting from me and my profit came from the exchange.
Remember the exchange is where bettors exchange bets among themselves.
This is why exchanges charge a commission on the transactions you make as this is how they make their money and offer the betting exchange service to the public.
In short, I don’t believe bookies will be overjoyed matched betting exists but I don’t personally see it as a big problem for them either.
My verdict – Fill your boots.
Hi all. Hope everyone is well.
So the question is.. do you occasionally find yourself online and wonder – what am I actually getting out of this?
Are you – like many, jumping around social media sites trying to find the next hilarious video you can share with friends or posting pictures of last nights takeaway pizza?
When I first started in the self-employed world one of the first things I looked at was making my own website.
At the time I had seen advertisements for web building websites but I still thought it would be a tricky and time-consuming process.
What I soon learnt was that these days the whole process from start to finish is surprisingly straightforward and for me, I found it quite addictive and enjoyable working on my site.
Breaking Down The Jargon
As my motivation is to help people at the very early stages of their “working from home” journey I will attempt to cover a few areas that might help you to understand the process of building your own online business.
What Is Hosting?
Hosting is simply where your website will live. there are many hosting sites that offer you their space to store your website ready for the online world to benefit from.
What Is A Domain?
A domain is your brand, your business, your ideas and work. My current domain is www.educatedaction.com, however, I intend to have many more over time when I continue to build my online businesses.
When you eventually get to the part of your journey in choosing your domain there are many great sites which will sell you a full domain (website address), which are surprisingly affordable, straightforward to purchase, and use.
A blog or blogging is simply a journal of your own content. it quite literally can be about anything you want and is a fundamental part of a good website. Engaging your customer (like I’m trying to do now) and creating content around your brand is key to growing your brand and online business.
Have you also come across the term vlogging? this is essentially blogging but on video. If you haven’t already, check out my 1st ever vlog on my home page and this will give you an idea of what goes down in the vlogging world.
Let’s Just Stop There.
Even after writing those few paragraphs I can see straight away how off-putting starting a website, or any online venture can be to a person who has just learnt to use their Facebook account and set up an email address.
Now I would like you to imagine an online community (website) which has everything you need to get started on building your website with unlimited support and some pretty impressive tools.
I will address the elephant in the room, “YES” I am selling something to you. Isn’t that why we are all on this journey? to make money in the online world. May as well be honest.
I have scoured the internet for years looking for that perfect money making opportunity. In the early days, it was looking for a get rich quick scheme which didn’t exist and once I soon realised that, my mind was opened to the realistic options the online world has to offer.
As I’ve said before and will be sure to say again. becoming successful takes work and perseverance, however, that doesn’t mean there isn’t shortcuts and ways to accelerate your success.
Can you imagine being a member of a community which offers the following all in one place?
- Website Hosting (A safe home for your website and blogs)
- Website builder (all the tools you need to create your website from scratch)
- A community full of people on the same online journey (less drama than Facebook and all the support needed for success)
- More than 10 online courses educating you on how to make money online.
- Video tutorials
- Webinars (live online training events)
- Live chat (need some motivation or get stuck? drop in for a chat with members of the community)
Please check out this review on a community with a BIG difference.
keep it, positive people.
hope we can talk soon.
UK Only Opportunity
First things first….. matched betting is NOT GAMBLING!
When I was first introduced to this opportunity my first thought was – “sounds risky.”
This lead to a few hours doing my research and in this simple introduction to matched betting, I will attempt to address all of your doubts and concerns.
What Is Matched Betting?
Matched betting is a process in which you guarantee a profit by exploiting the free bets online bookmakers offer new and existing customers.
As you may be well aware gambling in the UK is big business and its hard to avoid the number of advertisements banded around social media platforms this day and age.
Matched betting is a simple process to follow, however, you need to be committed to following the process and staying focused to achieve good profits.
Two Sides To The Matched Betting Process
In the image to the right, you can see the 2 sides to betting.
The way in which you guarantee a profit with this system is by essentially involving yourself with both sides of the betting game.
So… if you bet on Manchester United to win a game of football, you would cover this bet by also betting on them NOT to win. This essentially is the fundamental basics of matched betting.
Is Matched Betting Legal?
YES! Matched betting is 100% legal. Don’t feel I need to say more than that, to be honest.
Is There Realy No Risk Of Losing Money?
As this money making opportunity involves placing and laying bets you will need a float to start.
The minimum recommended float is £50, however, if you have more funds available to use you can hit bigger profits faster.
As you are covering your bet by laying it off with an exchange and providing you follow instruction it is not possible to lose a penny with this process, however, if you choose to have a few pints or glasses of wine and don’t check your odds match or bet on the wrong game, horse, tennis match, whatever, YES you could lose a few £££.
In a nutshell, the process of matched betting is risk-free, not concentrating on what you are doing with each bet you place and lay could end up with a loss, so be careful and you cant lose.
Where To Start
The process of matched betting would be very time consuming and complex if it were not for websites which provide you with everything you need to make tasty profits.
In my honest opinion using a match betting tool such as Oddsmonkey, the process of matched betting is quite fun and very rewarding. Oddsmonkey provides training, video tutorials, profit trackers, an online community packed with others making money in this game.
Everything you need to maximize this opportunity is available on this platform and you can set up an account for FREE.
Overview And Site Ratings
- Website URL: www.oddsmonkey.com
- Training: 9.8 out of 10
- Support: 9 out of 10
- Tools: 9.5 out of 10
- Price: Starter Member (free) Premium member (£17.99 Per month or £150 Per year)
- Motivated-parent rating: 9.5 out of 10
My Final Word
Matched betting certainly won’t be for everyone.
If you consider yourself to be patient and know your way around your internet browser (google chrome, explorer, firefox etc) you may really enjoy this opportunity.
People have made thousands in profit using this process and still to do to date, and remember, it’s all tax-free.
Like all money making opportunities available in the online world, there are certain things I would personally like to make you aware of with this opportunity and will be uploading a video and additional blog on areas which will help you understand and maximise on your profit and overall matched betting experience.
Personally, for me, I don’t see matched betting as an actual business opportunity.
In the start for me matched betting was something to give me some extra disposable income, however, I did go on to make some sizable profits and today matched betting covers other online business costs that I have, such as paying for the building and hosting of the website you are on right now, (More on that here) and some extra pocket money.
The premium option with OddsMonkey (£17.99 per month) is simply added value and cuts out all of the hassle and complexities of the world of matched betting.
The premium option will open the door to every other free bet offer across the online betting world as well as access to the OddsMonkey community where you can talk to OddsMonkey staff and other members about anything matched betting…….. (or the weather if you fancy)
The video tutorials within OddsMonkey literally walk you through the process of each transaction resulting in only one thing……..
Please check out my additional blog on this money making offer here and remember……
THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A STUPID QUESTION.
So please ask away….
Happy profit hunting people
Not exactly the ultimate home office setup, however, I love this space.
Evening all hope things are good.
this is what I love about my current lifestyle choices. IT DOSNT FEEL LIKE WORK.
The main reasoning for my current life choices is simple………… FREEDOM
Now, what is my perception of the word FREEDOM?
I don’t see freedom as not having to work. I truly believe that if I won the lotto (say 3 mill +) it would mess me up. sure I would have some amazing experiences and live a dream for 6 months – but then what?
In truth, I never believed it would be possible to make a living at home on my laptop. As I’ve mentioned I am nowhere near where I want to be but I do believe I will get there. The only person to blame if I don’t is me.
The abundance of support and guidance online is amazing, and if you are prepared to embrace it and continue to learn (at your own pace) you will get somewhere.
In my early days of trying to create my own online business, I also dabbled in takeaway deliveries, (bet you weren’t expecting to read that)
although I was working for someone I viewed it different to previous work I had done. It was perfect to run alongside my current work building my own business and this alone gave me a sense of freedom.
Being able to work and enjoy music, stand-up comedy, the footy, is magic for me and its why I strive to make a living this way
Anyway, enough from me tonight.
more to come
keep on truckin
To be honest I have never liked the word entrepreneur. In my early adult years, my perception of an entrepreneur was of someone who was already rich and could afford to take risks in their working life. I don’t think that now.
Hey everyone and welcome to my 1st ever Blog.
So a very brief breakdown of where my life is at the moment :
- Late 30s, married, 2 boys.
- On the overweight side of life. (working on it)
- Finances starting to get into shape after a few years of struggle
- worked in awful jobs with no real desire to progress
I recently watched a video on YouTube of a very well-known successful entrepreneur talking about how lucky this generation is in regard to the opportunities we have. Something struck a chord with me there and the more I thought about this the more sense it made.
Getting back to “what is an entrepreneur?” I now see this word in a very different light to how I did in my early adult years. Anyone in this day and age can become an entrepreneur. whether you manage a busy window cleaning service or a monster business employing 1000s of people, the entrepreneur label fits.
Most entrepreneurs that I am familiar with have started off with little to no real capital. Speaking from my own personal experience I can honestly say I risked my marriage with the decision I made years ago to go solo and make my own money. As I have said the last few years have been challenging, however, even though I am nowhere near my own personal goals I certainly have no regrets whatsoever.
My main goal with this site is to make a real difference to one person’s life. If I can get 1 email off one person, whether it is 3 months or 3 years from now stating how this site has pushed them in the direction of a happier successful life then, for me, I have achieved something special.
If you have read this far on my blog then thanks for staying with me so far, I am signing off but not before I ask the following question.
Do any of the following ring true to you???
- spend a lot of time on your phone
- mainly social media sites
- do you think your interaction with others online helps you
- are you sceptical that its possible to make money online
Please check out my review of an online community which will really make you think.
Take it easy people of the world.
Hope you will be back.
- Becoming a distributor with the Utility Warehouse (UK Only Business Opportunity)
This particular, work from home opportunity, gives you the following business tools and opportunities:
- no stock to worry about
- unlimited support
- Ongoing Online and classroom training
- your own hosted web page
- The chance to become your own boss from day one
Before I continue with my no-nonsense, straight to the point review, please check out this 5-minute introduction video on the utility warehouse business opportunity which will give you a clear insight as to what this is all about.
What’s It All About?
The utility warehouse has now been around for many years and the reason you may not have heard of them is that they don’t advertise – (more on that later.)
The utility warehouse gives people the opportunity to manage all their home utilities on one monthly bill. Gas, Electricity, Mobile Phone, Home Phone, Broadband, and just recently have introduced home insurance.
The big difference with the utility warehouse over other utility suppliers is that they are a discount club, the more services you have with them the more you can save.
How Can You Become A Distributor
As already mentioned this company does not spend a penny on advertising.
They rely solely on their army of distributors to spread the word about what this business has to offer.
As a distributor, it is up to you to develop your own list of potential suitors to this business and simply show them a presentation on the services available, If people like it great, if not you move on to the next.
To become a distributor all you simply need do is sign up:
You Don’t Have To Be A Salesman
The big mistake I made when starting my journey as a distributor was not following the training.
I tried to reinvent the wheel and quickly fell off track in regard to how I went about building a pipeline and signing people up to the business.
In the early days, I took it personally if people weren’t interested but I soon realized that this is simply a numbers game.
The more people you present the business to the more success you will have, it really is that simple.
Overview & Site Ratings
- Website URL: www.utilitywarehouse.org.uk
- Training: 9 out of 10
- Support: 7 out of 10
- Online and classroom training: 7 out of 10
- Success Stories: 6.5 out of 10
- Price: £100 to register as a distributor. (includes all of your classroom and online training + your own hosted website and business email account)
- Educated Action Rating: 6.5 out of 10
How Do You Make Money
There are a few ways you can earn with this opportunity.
The 1st is simply a customer gathering payment. You sign someone up and get a commission per sign up
The 2nd is residual income.
This is giving you a share of your customers monthly spend on their utilities.
Typically, if you have 50 customers with all services you are looking at a monthly income of approx £250 per month,
100 customers £500 – and so on.
Your residual income is locked in as soon as you hit 50 customer and commisions are locked in for as long as you are a distributor
Build A Team
Another way for you to earn is on the back of building your own team of distributors.
As a team leader, you will receive commissions on the back of your team members signing up their own customers.
As well as the commissions on offer there are many other company incentives including fast starter bonus, holidays, and the option to own a utility warehouse branded mini.
There are now many distributors who are making a full-time wage off this one business. It is simply about being driven and managing your own hours and building your own successful business.
Is It For You – My Final Word
To be honest, becoming a distributor for the utility warehouse won’t be for everyone.
If you consider yourself to be an extrovert than you could fly with this and grow a huge income over time, however,
if you are a more of an introverted character, the business model may not suit you.
your success relies heavily on arranging appointments and following them up, as mentioned before when I started out with this opportunity I thought it would be easier than it was and when things started to slow down, and I lost focus of the training, I started to question if it was for me.
By keeping in mind “you are not selling, just presenting an opportunity” you can go far with this, If however, you are not the patient type then you may lose sight of the true potential this business opportunity has, very quickly.
I have deliberately not gone into huge detail about this opportunity as I believe it to be a very simple business to run. Feel free to download the full, warts and all presentation below
Like every genuine opportunity out there, this will take work and determination to succeed. In my honest opinion its definitely worth being a part of as everybody needs what they have to offer, and if you like talking to people, have a positive outlook, you can really gather momentum in this business.
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.
Its been a while since I wrote this review and to be honest I haven’t been an active distributor for several months now.
As mentioned in the review the utility warehouse is not for everyone and after 2 attempts to build momentum and get into this I have ended up pursuing other opportunities.
My reasons are as follows
- In my opinion, to gain success with utility warehouse you need to become obsessed with the business and work on it a lot to gather customers.
- Making a decent profit is dependant on signing customers up to every utility on offer. (Gas,electric,broadband,home phone,mobile)
- I didn’t find them all that competitive. People are switched on these days to unit rates and other utility costings, and the prices which the utility warehouse offer are not bad, but nothing special.
- I found my sponsor, annoying, patronizing and obsessive towards the business.
- Charges to attend company events. I am still constantly bombarded with emails for me to register for events which are sold as a must to build your business. the cost and traveling can be costly
- Ripped off with the company tablet offer. I was partly to blame here, as I didn’t read the small print, however, I was essentially charged £300 for a tablet which retailed at £170
I wasn’t Learning Anything
In a nutshell I was spending my time trying to sell and recruit individuals to the business and could see myself becoming another robot of the utility warehouse.
I did make some money from the business, however, I didnt feel comfertable as I was becoming pushy towards family and friends, and anyone i seen down the pub to become a member.
Being of an introverted character this just wasn’t for me and I soon became disinterested in the business and focused my attention on educating myself around online opportunities.
I stress that the opportunity is not a scam and people are genuinly making a lot of money from it, however.
It’s my belief that it takes a certain type of individual to grow this into a sustainable business and that type of person – I’m not.
If you are interested in building a sustainable online business and gaining some valuable skills, please drop into my profile at wealthy affiliate and take advantage of 7 days FREE premium access which includes courses, web hosting and web building.
Please feel free to drop me a message If you have any questions whatsoever.
Imagine being able to make money from a hobby or something you’re passionate about. There are over 3 billion active internet users worldwide, all looking for something, from, shopping for a new toaster, to planning a holiday.
Like all the “work from home” money makers I will be talking about on this site, affiliate marketing takes time and work. If you have come to this site looking for a get-rich-quick scheme then you have come to the wrong place, however,
if you love the thought of working from home, more family time, financial freedom, more control over your life, then please keep reading.
On that note in answer to the burning question, Is wealthy affiliate a scam or legit? the answer is most definitely legit.
What Is Wealthy Affiliate – Affiliate Marketing?
Wealthy affiliate is essentially an online community of helpful, ambitious affiliate marketers as well as an abundance of training to help you succeed in the online world.
I stumbled across this community after a light bulb moment I had whilst scrolling through one of my social media sites.
I remember thinking to myself that I spend a lot of time online reading about my favourite football team (who are doing terrible by the way) or just scrolling through videos of intoxicated people falling out of trees – that sort of stuff…
Surely if I put a similar amount of time into being more productive I can maybe realize a dream of working from home and making my own life credits (money).
To put it simply affiliate marketing gives you the opportunity to have a share in a very big online pie.
Think of any product or service out there which you yourself use or have an interest in, chances are you can use the power of the internet to promote that and make very good money
Sound interesting yet?
To break this down A little…
- Choose an interest (A hobby or anything that can keep your engaged)
- Build a website (Not as hard as it may sound, especially with the support and web building tools within WA)
- Attract visitors ( Create content for your site which relates to your product or service and targets your audience)
- Generate Revenue ( get paid)
Overview & Site Ratings
- Website URL: www.wealthyaffiliate.com
- Training: 9.8 out of 10
- Support: 10 out of 10
- Website Builder: 9.8 out of 10
- WordPress Hosting: 9 out of 10
- Research Tools: 9 out of 10
- Success Stories: 9.5 out of 10
- Price: Starter Member (free) Premium member ($49/mth or $359/year)
- Motivated-Parent rating: 9.5 out of 10
Step By Step Online Courses – Learn At A Pace That Suits You
My main engagement with this community at first glance was the massive amount of training and support available.
The video tutorials which are narrated by one of the company owners are very easy to follow and I found it refreshing to be able to discuss the training after each lesson with other members of the community.
As well as this the live chat feature allows you to drop in and ask any questions you have on any subject in the world of affiliate marketing.
I was also surprised at how quick in the training you actually get to the building of your very own website.
You don’t need to be a computer whizz to use and succeed on this platform as the step by step nature of the courses are so straightforward to follow, and you can always rewind the lesson and start again if something doesn’t sink in straight away.
Is Premium Worth The Money?
In truth, you DO NOT need to become a premium member of this community to be a success.
I personally learned a lot in my first week as a free member, however, it became clear that the extra value in becoming a premium member would have a huge impact in growing multiple online businesses.
When I look at the amount of money I spend a month on, music, movies, online streaming sites, supporting my very unsuccessful football team, the cost of the premium option is a drop in the ocean and invaluable.
All successful businesses have overheads and running costs, this is a very small price to pay when you realize the true potential being part of this community holds.
Please continue to the end of the post to find out about special sign up bonuses that are available when signing up to premium.
Is Affiliate Marketing For You?
I will start by saying AGAIN that the training available on this platform is second to none.
That point alone makes it possible for anyone with a computer or laptop to set up a website and make money as an affiliate marketer.
I consider myself very fortunate to be living in an era which gives me the opportunity to work from home and build my own online business, that said, this opportunity takes patience, a willingness to learn and a never say die attitude.
There will always be moments when you feel like you are not getting anywhere and that you are wasting your time, this happened to me at the very start of my online journey.
I remember messaging the guy who referred me to this community, questioning my decision to join wealthy affiliate and if I was capable of creating a profitable online business.
To this day I still remember and live by a few words he said to me that day…
“QUITTERS NEVER WIN AND WINNERS NEVER QUIT”
Simple words but so relevant to this industry.
To be a member of such a vibrant learning community is, in my opinion, vital to your success online.
The training and support you will have access to keeps you going and if embraced properly could catapult you to a successful and enjoyable online experience.
Please drop into the community here and have a chat with me about anything you like and hopefully, you will see for yourself how good this place is.
Sign up bonuses (premium)
Remember, the premium option is not essential, however,
if you are serious about creating your very own online business, you will see the extra value available as a premium member and I believe you will see why so many people upgrade their free membership to premium inside their 1st week of joining.
So….. let’s break down the sign up bonuses you can benefit from with wealthy affiliate premium.
- 61% off your first month’s membership. ($19 )
- You will have my own personal support and advice. If I don’t know the answer to your question I will do everything I can to find out.
- access to the “diamond traffic method”
The Diamond Traffic Method
If you have already started your online marketing journey you will no doubt have been subjected to the so-called “guru’s” firing wild claims about a new breakthrough report which will make you $1000 while you sleep.
As someone who is still fresh into my online marketing journey i can say that my head has been turned by a lot of these claims and its safe to say that 90%+ of what I have tried or researched are nothing more than over-hyped nonsense which is designed to draw you in and then hit you with a highly priced up-sell.
In truth, I could make myself a decent monthly income selling such opportunities to people but you know what, that really isn’t my vision for my online business.
I want people to trust me and to learn from my mistakes and the programs that have worked for me, or that I am simply receiving value from.
The Diamond Traffic Method will become available to you as a premium user of wealthy affiliate and it’s a program you can trust and use to generate traffic to your content and start driving sales when the time is right.
So… If you are an action taker sign up for your FREE STARTER ACCOUNT and see for yourself the value you could be missing out on.
Keep it real people and please get in touch if you have any questions or just fancy a chat.
Chances are that if you are reading this you are currently navigating the minefield that is “making money online.” What works? What is a scam? What will make you money? How much work is needed? The questions are endless. Here at motivated-parent, my mission is to point you in the direction of tried and tested businesses you can build for yourself, at your own pace, providing you with a part-time or full-time income, (in many cases, a life-changing income.)
A Little About Me
Since leaving school I have worked mainly in the sales game. I have worked face to face and over the phone and being honest I have never been truly satisfied with the work I have done. I was brought up with the values of trying your best at school, then get a job, work hard and everything will be OK.
Fast forwards many years into my 30s and one thing was prevalent in my mind. I need to work for myself. Like many people, I had a hard time answering to a boss and being stuck in the 9-5 world. I could see this life was working for many people and I tried so hard to focus and just get on with it but it just wasn’t for me. I knew there had to be another way to make a living that was more fulfilling and enjoyable, putting me in full control of my life.
I simply see this site as part of my journey. There are many genuine ways you can work from home and only have yourself to answer to and I simply intend to offer a no-nonsense approach on genuine ways you can look to make a living and actually enjoy the work you do.
My Mission With Motivated-parent
One statement I live by to this day is ” if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.” Its important to me that I make it clear from the start all the programs I introduce on this site require work. I don’t believe there is such thing as a get-rich-quick scheme, I believe you will get back what you put in and if you are dedicated, committed and love the thought of being your own boss you can succeed in time.
I aim to provide thorough information in an easy to digest format and will be happy to answer any questions I can on any of the programs we run through. I truly hope that by simply pointing you in the right direction you can build your own business in a field which excites and engages you for many years to come.
All the best,