How to Make Money Betting Online

There are many ways to earn money online. Some people like to spend their time doing something useful (like writing or editing), while others prefer to play games and engage in activities that require little to no skill. Naturally, some people want to do both. This blog post will teach you how to make money betting online by providing you with the tools to start your own betting business or website.

Why Bet On Sports?

Perhaps the most appealing feature of online sports betting is that you can place bets from the comforts of your home. Even better, you can join betting circles with friends and colleagues to make it an entertaining competition. Furthermore, you can follow all the games you want and know the results as soon as the betting circles finish.

The world of sports has always been about more than just the game itself. The way the players interact with each other, the atmosphere in the stands, and the crowd’s reaction to the big hits and crucial goals are as important as the final score. With so much content available online, you can learn a lot about sports but it’s still not the same as being there.

If you’re looking to make money from home, why not try your hand at sports betting? You can practice and learn the ropes, then when you feel ready, you can put your knowledge to the test and start earning real money.

Getting Started

To get started, you’ll need to choose a provider for sports betting. You can choose to create an account with a well-known bookmaker (like Paddy Power, SkyBet, or 888 Holdings Inc.), or you can set up a blog or website and accept wagers yourself. The choice is completely up to you.

The downside of the latter is that you’ll need to monitor abuse and fraud yourself, as well as ensure that you’re abiding by all gambling laws in your area. If you’re looking for a hassle-free experience, going with a bookmaker is the way to go. However, if you’re looking to learn how to be a bookmaker, setting up a blog is a great way to go.

Setting up A Blog

Blogs are somewhat like companion websites to magazines. Similar to how a magazine might have a blog section, sports magazines usually have a blog section where they post news, stories, and occasionally, even videos. These blogs provide a steady stream of content for the reader, drawing them back for more and encouraging them to share the blog’s content on social media channels.

Blogs can be pretty self-explanatory; you write in a conversational tone and post frequently to keep the reader engaged.

Since you’re essentially setting up a blog to attract potential bettors, it’s important that you choose a quality URL for your site. To get started, simply visit the Blogger website and register for a free account. After that, it’s time to choose a unique, easily accessible blog name. Ideally, your blog name will include the name of the game (i.e., the NFL, PGA, or NBA), the city or state that the game is being played in (i.e., Chicago, Illinois or New York, New York), and finally, the year of the event (i.e., 2017 or 2024).

For example, the ESPN New York blog is called Cut 4 Phrase because it covers New York-based sports (such as the Yankees, Mets, and Rangers) and the phrases that are most used in the city (such as pizza, ice cream, and car). The Chicago Sun-Times sports blog is called Deep Dish because it covers all the big Chicago sports news, including the Bulls, Blackhawks, and Bears. If you’re worried about typos or you’d like to have the chance to proofread and edit your content, you can always use a service like Fresh Cut to help get your blog going.

Getting Ready To Publish

Once you have a free blog, it’s time to start posting content. If you’re writing about sports, you’ll definitely want to keep an eye on the news to see what’s going on. Even better, you can use a tool like Evernote to clip and save articles and blog posts that you find particularly useful or interesting. This way, you’ll have an easy reference point to turn to whenever you need to write something new.

As you build your audience, it’s time to take the next step and start looking for sponsorships. This is where you’ll want to focus your energy, as you continue to build relationships with brands that complement your blog’s content. For example, if your blog is mostly NFL content and you’re looking for sponsorships related to the NFL, you might want to reach out to the NFL or create a partnership with an NFL team. Or, if you’re a sports betting enthusiast who enjoys writing articles about the NBA, you might want to reach out to the NBA and see if they’d be interested in partnering with you on your blog. The sky is the limit when it comes to partnerships for blogs; all you need is a creative mind and a willingness to put in the work.

Once you’ve got a nice little audience, it’s time to start thinking about investing in better equipment. To really make money off of a blog, you’re going to want to look for ways to increase revenue. The simplest (and arguably, most effective) way to do this is by investing in affiliate marketing. When someone clicks a sponsored link or buys an Amazon gift card through your blog’s content, you’ll earn a small commission.

There are several different affiliate marketing programs that you can participate in. For example, Amazon Associates is one of the more popular affiliate marketing programs because it’s so easy to get started with. When someone clicks a product link or buys a product that’s promoted on your blog, you’ll earn a small commission.

The great thing about Amazon’s affiliate program is that you don’t need to have a massive audience to get started. All you need is a blog and a willingness to promote products that complement your blog’s content. Once you start seeing a small trickle of revenue, it’ll encourage you to continue writing and building out your audience. And, of course, if you want to get even more serious about making money from blogging, you could consider looking into investing in some digital marketing tools (like a lead magnet for your email list and landing pages for your blog posts).


When you’ve got a decent audience and you’ve started to see some small revenue from affiliate marketing, it’s time to start thinking about ways to monetize your blog. The absolute simplest way to do this is probably through Google Adsense. When someone clicks an ad or buys something from an advertiser that’s featured in an ad on your blog, you’ll earn a small commission.

However, if you want to get even more serious about making money from blogging, you could consider looking into some of the more sophisticated affiliate marketing programs such as Clickbank, which offers a massive array of products and affiliate marketing networks such as Fiverr, Shopify, and Amazon. If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for monetizing your blog, you could also consider looking into Google’s Affiliate Program.

Regardless of which route you choose, implementing affiliate marketing into your blog will almost certainly require some manual work at first. When you sign up for a Google Adsense account, you’ll have to manually enter the ads that you want to feature on your blog. Furthermore, you’ll have to learn to regularly review the ads that are running on your blog and remove the ones that are no longer relevant or have performed poorly (this is why it’s important to learn how to use a tool like Google’s Performance Tools).

Earning Money

If you followed our guide successfully and have a nice little audience of your own, it’s time to start earning some money. When you have a sizable audience, it’s always a good idea to start promoting and taking advantage of the platform’s various revenue sharing options. These are mostly hidden gems that can significantly increase your blog’s revenue. For example, Twitter’s revenue sharing program is called Promoted Tweets and offers an easy, transparent way to create sponsored content without having to deal with the various rules and regulations that you’d need to adhere to if you were doing so manually.

Another great place to look for revenue sharing opportunities is GitHub. Simply browse the platform for open source projects that you can contribute to and start earning money by adding functionality or documentation that’s missing from existing projects. For example, if you love to write and are good at getting your thoughts across in a concise manner, you could look into becoming a technical author for GitHub. You’d need to make sure that you have enough experience to be able to write well-structured and factually accurate documentation but the earning potential is extremely good.