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It’s that time again for another income report. I didn’t do as well this month as I did in April, but given the current economic climate, I’m just glad to have an element of financial stability. I’m not in a position to complain, even if I did struggle to make money from my writing.
Supermarket work – £771
I made £771 from working in the supermarket this month. In an attempt to spend more time reading books and writing, I didn’t do as much overtime as I did in April.
Unfortunately, my plan didn’t fully pay off because I didn’t get any writing commission this month either. I started the month by having a bit of a pitching frenzy and firing off various ideas to multiple publications but no commissions were gained. I’m trying not to beat myself up. Lots of freelance writers are having the same dilemma at the moment. Even those with far more experience and connections than I have are struggling to get enough paid writing work to cover their bills.
Renting out spare room to a lodger – £550
My favourite day of the month has become the day my lodger’s income hits my bank account. Given the current situation, I feel lucky that renting out my spare room is even an option to me. It’s given me an extra layer of stability at a time when many jobs are at risk and incomes have plummeted.
Nevertheless, May had some stressful moments when it comes to renting out my spare room. For example, I discovered that my lodger had burned the window frame in her bedroom by keeping a magnifying mirror on the window sill.
I’ve not yet received a quote for how much it’ll cost to repair, but when I confronted my lodger about the damage, she offered to pay for it herself.
Matched betting – £151
I first started matched betting back in 2017 before giving it up after a few months to focus on my job in marketing and paid writing projects. This month I got back into it again, making £151 in total.
Read my original 7 Days of Matched Betting review to learn more about the process.
I could have made much more than £151 if I’d devoted more time to it. As I explain below, I wasted far too much time working on free casino offers.
Free casino offers – £63
It was only a few weeks ago that I first heard of Bonus Accumulator – a spin off service from the same people who made Profit Accumulator.
In short, Profit Accumulator is a matched betting service that provides you with training videos, fancy calculators, and various other tools to help you make money from matched betting. It’ll provide you with a huge list of bookie sign-up offers and guide you through the process from start to finish. Bonus Accumulator works in a similar way but instead of focusing on betting, it specialises in free casino offers on games such as BlackJack and slots.
I made £63 from completing free casino offers this month but I won’t be doing it again in June. I really hated the process and feel the amount I made wasn’t worth the time I put into it. You can read more about this in my Bonus Accumulator review. I’m going to carry on matched betting because I actually enjoy the process and love how the winnings are guaranteed.
Affiliate links on blog – £61
I made £61 from affiliate links on my blog, which is a huge decrease from recent months. Usually I make more than £100 a month, but this sharp fall was to be expected. Most of my affiliate income comes from promoting Profit Accumulator and since the pandemic has resulted in the cancellation of so many sporting events, the number of people signing up to make money matched betting has understandably fallen.
Things should start to improve in the next few months as sport begins to return to our screens and more people start betting again.
Please note this post includes affiliate links. This means that if you create an account after clicking one of the links in this post, I may make a small commission at no extra cost to you.