Good Luck, you'll be missed.. Dreamylittledream has a very good post , and I really hope you wont be allgone...
sad to see you go & best of luck.
every time i think that APing has dried up & it's time to give it up & stop wasting time on the laptop another offer appears out of the blue.
i personally find it difficult to give up "free money" when the opportunity arises. even if its only a quick few £s.
perhaps sometimes we expect too much in as much as we always want to repeat the good weeks when in fact this is not always possible. e.g. there are some good offers in a particular week & you make say £250. the next week you want to make £250 again but the offers are just not there.
i work full time & view APing as an additional source of income & tend to do the simple, straightforward offers when they are there & accept that some weeks there's not much money to be made.
I know how you feel AG - one of the key points you make is "and figured I had nothing better to do with my time; but now my thoughts have changed." People often refer to APing as "free money", but of course it's not - it at least costs you your time.
One thing you could consider, is having a break for a few weeks, and then just APing a couple of hours each weekend, when there's a decent offer or 2 about. If there's nothing about, or you dont fancy it, do nothing, but if something like a 25% reload to £100 from 365 drops into your inbox, just do that. It does take discipline to do that - restrict yourself to just say an hour on a Saturday and same on a Sunday, as it's easy to get sucked in, and do "just one more bet/offer".
Anyway good luck for the future - enjoy your free time.
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To echo what others have said, if there are easy offers then you are mad to let them pass. You never know when you may need a little extra money for little treats you really want or for an emergency where you really need a couple of £k and you will be kicking yourself for not picking it up when you could.
You may have children down the road, family that suddenly find themselves in some kind of hardship/trouble and so on. Knowing that you can help or put money away for your childs future surely is worth 1-2 hours a week of your time.
Do the easy stuff, forget the arbing and the chatbox and posting. Just go along pick a spare bit of money up each week and continue with your life. There are many people out there that would kill for an opportunity to make some very easy money, are you really going to give that up?
AG, I think it takes not so long after stopping to receive "we miss you" emails from bookies with really easy offers (like I got last weekend from Expekt: deposit £20 to get £10 with 1xWR - granted it won't make you rich but it is a free and very easy tenner or £9 if you just take a first decent match).
And as others said, do only 2 hours per week (maybe on Saturday when Channel4 racing is on) and time wise you will make much more than minimum wage.
Best of luck AG whatever you choose to do
Those who say "easy money"
my reply would be
"money is not everything"
Cheers guys. I understand and kind of agree with the people saying "easy money" but it still takes time and to do some "easy" offers like bet365 50% £100 you still need about 1k tied up in betfair or wherever and bet365. To be honest at the moment I just don't want to do that. It also still has risks from hacking account, miss placing bets, gubbing closed accounts and because of this it’s not completely risk free which brings me back to one of the main reason for stopping, for some reason I’ve just become too risk adverse and worry about losing all my money; I’ve honestly got no idea what has caused this. Also, I'll add because of limited uk accounts I really don't get that many "easy" offers the bet365 one was the first in about 2 months. Anyway, I might do the odd WH risk free and I'll still lurk and post a bit in the forum and maybe over time I'll change my mind. For now though I'm cashing in. Cheers
One day you have it........Next it's AllGone