I always wanted to work for myself or do something different to a 9-5 job.
Growing up I wanted to be a pro wrestler but I eventually grew out of that. At the age of 16 I started kickboxing which lead to training jiu jitsu. I then took up mixed martial arts and this became a real passion of mine and something I though I could pursue as a career,
A succession of knee injuries meant that this was something I had to rethink.
So I put my energy into poker. When I finished university I went to live in Thailand where I played online poker and taught English classes for a living.
After about a year my girlfriend (now wife) got the news that we would be expecting our first child. I was winning player at micro stakes poker and able to make a living. However I didn’t really see this a great way to provide for my family.
So I started planning to move back my family to England.
I returned to England and got a job working security 60 hours a week. The one big plus of this job was that I was stuck behind a desk with a wifi connection and my laptop. Not much happened in this job. Which gave me plenty of time for matched betting and arbitrage. I could also put a lot of time into to learning to trade profitably.
Using matched betting and arbitrage I built up enough money for a deposit on a house. Pay for my wife’s visa and fly my family back to England.
I then continued to learn how to make most of the opportunities available and turn it into my main source of income.
My hope is that I can continue to learn and progress as a sports trader.