Hello guys, i have read on another forum a guy wanting to be "mentored" into matched betting. I have done it a bit but i feel very like they do in their post and over there he didnt really get much positive response but i thought it might be a great idea.
Would someone here consider doing it with me? We could write it as a diary type thing? But it could be in real time so better than a diary when all the bets are history and it just says - Coral = £17 which doesnt help much with HOW the £17 got made. That would mean all the other noobs (I hate that phrase) could watch and learn too?
Depending on how much mentoring you want i dont mind helping you out a bit ... but im hardly ideal .. im anti social, do stupid hours and spend more time doing everything but betting lol
If your prepared to put the effort in then the above shouldnt matter really
but all you really need is a copy of the goons spreadsheet and access to the google docs sheet .. with those two and a brain your well away and with the questions thread as back up jobs a good un
Whats sort of advice are you looking for from the mentor?
can someone else reply pleaseeeee .... it looks like i need adopting on the front page of the forum now with my name against this post
Its a nice idea but if someone else does all the leg work for you, then you will never learn. But its a nice idea actually if you are totally new to have someone "hold your hand" through it a bit.
Im not sure who the best person is to ask to help either since everyone has different styles and take different offers on at different times. It could be interesting to see who is "best" though, we could have a race?
Starting with a Moneybookers balance of £100, see who can get to £1000 first? That could be a fun "challenge". It would require at least two "noobs" though (I hate that phrase too ). How about i help you kbet and ask the other guy you read wanting help if they want to saunter over here and someone else can help them. Then we can race you two to £1k?
Im up for it if anyone else is? It will need at least one more Noob and one more person to chivvy them along?
Have a plan and stick to it
I read quite a few guides and didnt really 'get it' to begin with but this one helped alot w w w .matchedbetting.net/step-by-step-guide/ also includes a free calculator and is fairly idiot proof ( Im the proof ) and Im sure most people on here will double check something for you.
There quite nice you know! :-)
I think it took me about 3 months of reading before I started 'for real'... personally I don't think I'd have felt comfortable asking someone I didn't know to help me on such a close basis... BUT having said that I like the idea of the race to £1k! Who wants to start a book?
I have helped 2 people.
One got no further than relying on me for everything from which bookie to which bet ...
I don't feel I really helped this person.
The other person is a bit of a statistician and the whole match betting thing was just a transition to arbing and placing value bets without laying .
My advice ..try it for your self ...If it is for you ,then you will make the effort to learn ,If not then you won't or you will drift towards what you do want.
If some one does it for you it will be too easy .....It is easy ...And it isn't ..
Sometimes money falls out of the ether other times it drives you mad when you know it's there to be had but the market won't let it out.
The reason there is a fairly well trodden path to follow is because it is the one that works
and your personal hygeine leaves a lot to be desired, I hear!
Originally Posted by GlobalSquare
People often ask for personal mentors on MSE and it always gets the same reply, which is a resounding 'no'.
I tend to agree for the may reasons that are always mentioned. Hand holding is fine but you do have to learn how to do it yourself at some point and I'm sure that the mistakes that everyone has made in the early days has taught them valuable lessons in the long run.
If only 1 person helps you out then there are a few downfalls to be wary of
1) They may make a mistake and advise you wrongly. On a forum someone else will hopefully pick up their mistake and correct it. I still write rubbish advice from time to time but at least when I do it's normally public so can be ridiculed immediately.
2) They may not be around to advise you if you need advice urgently. If that's a 'should I bet on this?' question then you may lose out on a good opportunity. If you've already done it and thought 'I shouldn't have bet on that. How do I sort out my cock-up' then your really need help quickly. If your mentor is mowing the lawn, shopping , down the pub or even (God help them) out watching Norwich get whipped again then they won't be there to help you
3) There is a chance that they'll advise you to take offers that offer them financial benefit when better offers are available. Taking a referral to some sites pays out better then other methods some of the time but other times there are more profitable methods that you may be talked out of. Alternatively a mentor may tell you to go for a £10 ladbrokes affiliate link that they've set up to get money when you could get a £200 offer be going elsewhere at certain times. You might also miss out on Andy's £5s and also the back up he'll give if something goes wrong.
All the above doesn't mean that I'm against mentors, but it has its limitations. I've helped people via PMs if they ask but I wouldn't offer to mentor people as I don't think I could be on call 24h a day.
You could find someone starting out and both do the same books but find matches yourselves.
Originally Posted by kbet1982
If would definately be interesting to see how 2 people approach the same offer and once you've done each one you could work out what could have been done better each time so you could learn off each other (with advice from other people reading the thread)