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My top tip for beginners is take your time and read the guides before diving in. Good luck! 

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my top tip's

as many have already said take your time, the only times I have made mistakes is when I have been rushing.

Re check your bets before confirming.

The most important tip is,

If in doubt don't be afraid to ask for help, or in my case mither hell out of @Tom Portlock  :classic_biggrin:

 

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48 minutes ago, jeanap84 said:

my top tip's

as many have already said take your time, the only times I have made mistakes is when I have been rushing.

Re check your bets before confirming.

The most important tip is,

If in doubt don't be afraid to ask for help, or in my case mither hell out of @Tom Portlock  :classic_biggrin:

 

I've never heard the word mither before but definitely, yes, mither the hell out of me! 😛

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Double check that you are laying and not backing, check that the liability is correct if it is then you should be okay.

Don't be tempted to not lay your free bets initially, small guaranteed profits are matched bets, one off free bet wins are just gambling

Bet a few hours in advance, if you bet too close to kick off the odds change too quickly

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My top tip for a beginner is to watch the videos and to gradually read through the content on Team Profit's Welcome Offers and

Reloads Guides pages, as Chris has already said.  Team Profit is absolutely brilliant! 

Set aside some quiet time for yourself to do Matched Betting, and avoid situations where you end up having to rush to place

and match your bets, to get somewhere else on time.

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My top tip for a beginner is skip straight to using Smarkets (or as soon as you can after learning the basics) - the UI is really not much different to Betfair, and the 2% or even 0% commission is much better in the long run!

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My top tip for a beginner who is contemplating this as a side job, or even a side side job.

If you're looking to do matched bet with minimal effort, which is heavily frowned upon by the rest of the community. 

1) Make sure you understand the calculator and the concept of backing and laying

2) Do welcome offers until you have a big enough bank: these are always straightforward 

3) 2 ups, the least effort, most reward. THere are also good unibet, betway and william hill reloads. Plus Bet365 will give you 50 in play fee bets.

4) In regards to 2ups, it's better to do one large bet than five-ten smaller ones. Remember in the long run you will win. So even if you're down a little QL on 2 ups continue doing them, and if you can partially cash out do.

5) If you don't want to keep a balance sheet ( I am way too lazy), every month check to make sure your withdrawals heavily outweigh your deposits

6) This might be controversial. But don't go for casino. Takes up too much time, and the ev is such that while you are up in the long run,  it is very inconsistent. And while this will not apply to a select few, but for the most part you are not going to be making that much more than a 10-15 on average per hour. With which you are better off working at a restaurant or a pub, that is more consistent, and you get free food.

In my opinion of course. And this all sounds hypocritical right now, because I put the effort to write the post even though the EV is currently 1GBP. (given about 100 people posted, and only 100 given away, likely to go to 200-300 people as well). So if you are thinking of writing something, probably better not to. THat said you invested some time getting to this page and reading this comment. So just keep it short, and time effective. You might want t think about simply copying and pasting someone else's answer.

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A tip to save yourself some time ... buy a white board and pens, to jot down when & where to use your free bets by, from day to day.

WH Smith do a lovely white board (35cm square) for about £10 and Wilko sell a set of coloured pens for £1   :-)

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I will say 3 points : use oddschecker to have an overview of bookmakers' odds for a specific match quickly, double check when you log into the bookmaker

Regarding exchange check there is enough fund to avoid partially matched bet

And the last point in exchange if you put a limit for example 100 and loose nearly all in exchange you need to wait a further week to add another further 100, and free bets are often valid for 7 days

 

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