Do you dream of travelling the world, taking in new cultures, peoples, and landscapes? Do you dream about working for a few hours on a palm-fringed beach, with just your laptop and a cocktail, before spending the rest of the day swimming and sunbathing?
Believe it or not, this is the daily reality for many people, and it is becoming so for more and more, as increasing numbers of “digital nomads” are earning a living online and using this to travel full time around the world.
Better yet, you can achieve all of this by leveraging your love of sports, and particularly soccer to make money online, from anywhere in the world. In this article we will break down exactly how you can use soccer betting strategies to live the digital nomad lifestyle you’ve always dreamed about.
What is a Digital Nomad?
The term digital nomad is one that you will hear circulating widely these days, and can mean different things to different people. However, broadly speaking this refers to someone who works online, or in other words “digitally”, is location independent, and uses this freedom to live and travel anywhere in the world.
There are many different ways to achieve digital nomad status: from working as an employee in a fully remote position, to freelancing or setting up your own online business. The different types of income generation vary widely, but what digital nomads have in common is that they may do their work from anywhere in the world – and they do just that!
You can see more on the different ways to fund a digital nomad lifestyle in this Guide to earn money from home. In this article we will look at one method specifically, using your knowledge of sport to make money online through betting.
How Can You Use Soccer to Become a Digital Nomad?
Many people don’t know that it is possible to become a digital nomad from betting, and use your passion and knowledge of soccer to make money online, from anywhere in the world. There are some great opportunities which involve taking a thorough understanding of how soccer works, and current soccer team and player performance, and using this to support online betting.
There are different ways to bet on soccer, however if you are looking to generate a sustained, reliable income in order to support yourself as a digital nomad, your best option is matched betting. Matched betting is a specific strategy which takes the chance out of the process, so is not gambling. Rather it is a specific technique which will let you earn guaranteed income from betting on soccer and other types of sport.
How Can I Get Started?
To get started with matched betting you will have to first understand how it works. The concept is fairly simple, but you will need a thorough understanding of the process, as well as of soccer teams and leagues, in order to be really successful.
Matched betting works by taking advantage of free offers which are given out by online bookmakers and sportsbooks. They offer these free bets for a variety of reasons, most commonly as an incentive to new customers, or to encourage existing customers to keep betting (the latter are called “reload offers”). In matched betting, bettors place one bet, for example on the result of a soccer match, using one of these kinds of free offers. They then place an equivalent bet on the exact opposite match result using a different bookmaker.
This means that, regardless of the result, the bettor will be neither up or down on the bet itself, because they will make sure that both bets have the same odds. However, the will be able to cash out the amount of the free offer as part of this process, and this offer becomes profit.
Can I Make a Living From Matched Betting Long-term?
Generally online bookmakers will issue free offers of around £10 or $13, meaning that you will earn around this amount every time you place a matched bet. Although this may not seem like a lot of money, it can add up if you repeat the process a number of times.
There are dozens of online bookmakers and sportsbooks, who almost all offer free bets to first time customers. So you can start by using free introductory bets to make matched bets, which should keep you occupied for a while! Once you have used up all your free first-time offers, you can use reload offers to continue with matched betting. If you are willing to put regular time and effort towards this process, you will be able to generate around $700-$1300 a month through matched betting, in regular, sustained income.
You can then use this income to support yourself as you travel around the world as a digital nomad!