I think it is getting more difficult.
Like-for-like earnings are a slightly misleading guide IMO, for this reason: The longer you AP there are 3 factors that each have a large boost on your earning capacity:
1. You learn new techniques & exploits, whether it's dutching, playing Asians, how to do whatifs, good times to look for bets etc etc.
2. You belong to more & more books meaning more & more access to reloads & whatifs.
3. Unless you're continually spending it you have a bigger bankroll.
So all things being equal, earnings from AP should rise fairly substantially Y-O-Y, at least for the first several years (or until you've been doing it so long that none of the above apply, which I suspect does not apply to many/any of us).
My earnings this year have been decent so far, probably better than any other year, but that's directly because of numbers 1 & 2 above. If I AP'd now exactly how I did in the beginning my earnings would be far less than they used to be.
For me it's the easy casino offers that seem to have almost disappeared compared to when I started 18 months ago. Of course a lot of those were SUBs where bj was allowed which has become more rare now. Remember Laddies casino who would give away hundreds in EV each month on slots and other bonuses? That is an example of a good earner reduced to almost nothing. Losing accounts is the killer for me, Fred's, Stan's, 365, WH, PP, Skybet, and others.
It comes and goes month by month. Sometimes you get a load of offers, sometimes you get very little.
Last month was by far the worst to date for me. A lot of that was the fact that there were few offers going about. A part of it was me being busy with other things.
However, by 11:30AM today, I had a £10 reload from BetClic and £90 in free bets from IAS. So thats £80 or so of value so far today and I basically haven't done anything. I also have the BAH casino reload to do. So I think that puts me on about £260 EV so far. Not bad at all really.
The Casino Canary (Susan) has just informed me that I needed to have deposited for the BAH offer before the weekend. Oh well, it serves to save me a load of boring WR. Nevermind.
CC has just re-informed me that the deadline is actually end of next month. WR here I come!
"Pay no attention to what the critics say. No statue has ever been erected to a critic."
For me October was my best month, made over £700 on MBing alone, and about £100 on Casinos. Betfair 30%, some new sign ups from books I've never heard of such as AllYouBet helped greatly. I'd love to earn more from Casinos but I just can't be arsed grinding out a 40xWR on BJ, that is if it is allowed at all.
I'm only 14 months in my AP career, so I hope October this year wasn't a fluke.
You're doing well if you can find a 40xwr on bj
Originally Posted by tgtslm