Ben Adams is the owner and creator of the Betting Dad website and social media channels.
Ben is 33, is married to Sally and has two children age 4 and 2.
Ben has just realised he doesn’t enjoy talking about himself in third person, so he will stop now.
Making A Living Online
I’ve been making a living online for over two years now, mainly from matched betting. I originally began matched betting to earn some extra money alongside my job as a sales adviser at a sports centre.
Around a year later I was in a position to leave my job and focus on making the most out of matched betting and work on it full time.
Although leaving traditional 9-5 work was daunting at first, it has changed our way of life dramatically. Mainly for good, but it hasn’t all been smooth sailing.
Amongst the many benefits of working for myself, some highlights from the past couple of years for myself and family have been:
Travelling around New Zealand for a month without having to worry about getting time off work.
Sally being able to take a career break from her ‘9-5 job’ to focus on other ventures and spend more time with family.
Moving to a new house that suits our family better.
I think it’s fair I also mention some of the things I’ve struggled with since working for myself.
With the nature of my work being an obvious direct correlation between time spent and money made, I have found it difficult to switch off at times. This has affected some areas in my life:
My health and fitness has definitely declined, due to lack of time exercising (something that I used prioritise) and also maybe has something to do with positioning my office next to a kitchen full of snacks.
My social life has also suffered due to generally being very busy during weekends when most people are free. Also, much of my free time is spent with the kids, which I know I won’t regret, but know I should also make space for adult social times too.
I am actively working on improving these areas and will be tracking my progress to share on my website and social media. This is my way of calling myself out and making myself do something about it!
After having recently moved house, we find ourselves in a bit of a transition period, which we are excited about.
We are going to continue to make the most of matched betting while it is still here as it won’t last forever. We have also already started an exciting project trying to help 100 people make at least £1000 profit from matched betting.
We’re also working on growing the website and social media channels. We are most excited to start our YouTube channel that we are currently creating content for.
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