Month One Earnings – House Deposit In A Year

Month One Mortgage Report

So how did Month One Earnings go? If you haven’t already read my post last month about Fast Tracking a Mortgage Deposit in less than a year, then go have a read here, then this post might make a little more sense.

So in July 2016 the target was set. We aimed to save £20,000 to £30,000 in 12 months. The goal is to ideally earn £1,600 to £2,500 a month. I bet you are just thinking, Chris, Come On get to the numbers already!?

It’s safe to say the target was well and truly smashed in July. I’ve just finished number crunching and between writing the initial blog post and the 31st July we ended up coming in at an almighty £4622.42.

This was a lot higher than anticipated. I’m not going to say every month will be that easy, but it gives us somewhat of a buffer if we have a lower than average month. This is the figure I expected to see in the pot after 2 or 3months. Therefore to have that after the first month is remarkable.

Month One Earnings

How I Achieved Month One Earnings?

My main source of income for my month one earnings was via Matched Betting. I had previously dabbled in this in the past and knew it certainly was  a source of income if you could put in the hours. Well I was ready for the hard work if the money would come following me. I could not of achieved these figures if it wasn’t for Odds Monkey.

I was brought straight back upto speed again thanks to the easy to follow training methods and was back earning cash on Day One. I think I timed things very well, as it turned out to be one of the biggest Horse Racing Festivals of the year. Glorious Goodwood and the cash just didn’t stop coming in.

Ontop of my daily dose of Matched Betting I was lucky enough to work with a few companies. I got to write some Sponsored content on Northern Crumble. It’s always great to engage with different brands. Especially ones that Ive bough from over the years.

I could of further increased earnings in this field, however some opportunities were turned down as they just didn’t seem suitable for what I like on here.

If you’ve made it this far, good job! Thanks for taking precious time out your day to read my progress diary. I’d love for every month to be like this but only time will tell.

Have you any other suggestions of how I can further increase my online earnings?

  • That’s an awesome achievement in July! I hope you can keep up the good work to save for your dream home.

  • Emily

    Wow, that is certainly an achievement to be proud of! I’m not sure it’s something I could personally do as I’m a bit rubbish at betting but it’s certainly worked wonders for you!

    Musings & More

    • It’s not actually betting Emily, god I’d panic betting with those sort of figures haha. You should have a read about Matched betting sometime, or I might do a post on here at some point in the future

  • Wow well done. You have achieved a lot. You can earn more money through sponsored posts on your blog I suppose.

    • I can, but I’d rather be select with which campaigns I select 🙂

  • Peter Mitchell

    Jeepers Chris, that’s mental. I’ve skirted over the idea of matched betting before but never looked any further into it.

    That is insane numbers to be coming in with for one month. What sort of time did you put into it and how much did you start off with as a baseline?

    Peter |

    • Hi Peter,
      I was going pretty hard daily on this, co-inciding with a good horse racing event! Looking forward to Yorkshire Ebor Festival next

  • Wow I don’t know what matched betting is but it seems to pay well

    • It really does Christine, this was going hard each day of July but it certainly pays off

  • LaaLaa

    Damn, that’s really good. I’m going to have to look into matched betting! Congrats – hope it continues.

  • wowza – huge congratulations. I honestly think you could be at your target in no time. I need to get into matched betting!!

    • The £15 a month it costs me for the service, I made back on the 1st of August 🙂

  • Fabulous, well done, if you carry on like that you will have your deposit way before your target date, just goes to show what you can do when you put your mind to it 🙂

  • You made over £4500 in one month, thats amazing, I bet you will smash that mortage deposit sooner than you realise. good luck

  • Wow, that’s an awesome number for July. I think you’ll be having no problems reaching your savings goals.

  • Wow well done you! I’m envious of you. xx

  • Holy cow I am not even making a third of what you are making but I hope to earning that much some day. Well done!

  • Jenni Grainger

    Wow well done and I don’t mean to sound like a nag but please be careful with betting x

    • It’s not actual betting Jenni… that’d be a silly way to attempt to raise a Deposit

      • Jenni Grainger

        I don’t understand what it is then haha x

  • Wow what an amazing figure for July, well done for smashing your target. I need to get onto matched betting, I signed up but haven’t yet given it a try x

  • Laura

    Congrats on your earnings. Ive always fancied matched betting but Im too scared! xxx

  • Well done, my mummy and daddy work full time so wouldn’t have the time for betting. Sounds like you are well in your way

  • Hannah Latoya Bond

    I wish i could earn that amount in a month x

  • Well done!!! That’s amazing 🙂

  • Shannon Ritchie

    Wow you have earned so much! Good luck with your goals!

  • Rosana McPhee

    OMG that is very impressive! you will get to your goal sooner than planned!

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    Oh I’m really pleased that you managed to do so well. I have a really big issue with gambling of any kind so wouldn’t try matched betting but I keep hearing wonderful things about it! You are doing an amazing job!

  • Beautyqueenuk

    Well done, I really do hope you get to your goal x

  • Well done, that’s very impressive! Keep up the great work! 🙂

  • Beautyqueenuk

    Can I add that if the links within this post are affiliate links, from which you earn a commission, you declare so please?

  • Melanie Edjourian

    OMG well done that’s a lot to make in a month. You will reach your goal in no time x

  • Things Sarah Loves

    Well done, you must be so pleased! My mum always taught me that if you want to save for something, you’ll work hard to make it happen and you’re doing just that.

  • My goodness what a success story! I’d love to earn that much in a month.

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    Interesting! I have never heard of matched betting before, but it looks like a good way to earn some money.

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    Wow your doing amazingly! Well done – that’s so good!

  • I have been wanting to try matched betting for a while, but just don’t know where to start!