10 Step Guide on Your Free Week Trial with Trademate Sports

We offer a free week trial for new users of Trademate Sports because we believe in our product. No one should have to pay a decent chunk of money for something they don’t know how to use yet.

However, one of the problems we see with people who have just started using Trademate Sports, is that they get the second step wrong: not setting up and using your Trademate account in the most optimal way!

If you read through this WHOLE article, you will be one of the few people who gets the most out of our software and have a much better chance of long-term success. And as always, if any of this is confusing or we have missed anything, please don’t hesitate to message us in our customer support chat.













  1. Click ‘Sign Up’ on the top-right corner of our website’s homepage. Note: You DO NOT have to give us any Credit/Debit Card details to get started. The free trial gives you full access to the Trademate Core product.
  2. Fill in the sign up form and make sure to tick the email advertising box so you can take advantage of any Trademate discounts and consume our latest and greatest educational betting content.
  3. An activation link will then be sent to your email. If you can't find it, look in your junk/spam folder.
  4. Still can’t find it? Message us on our customer support and we will fix it for you.
  5. Once you’ve clicked the activation link, refresh your browser and you should be all up and running.
  6. Lastly, if you haven’t already, make sure you fully understand value betting and how it works. Read this article! It will give you the basic knowledge needed to understand why our software works.


  1. Before you deposit money into a bookmaker, you need to answer these questions first:

How many bookmakers should I use with Trademate?

More bookmakers means more edges, and the ability to spread your bets across multiple bookmakers, rather than placing hundreds with one. At a minimum, we recommend using 4 bookmakers at all times.

Which bookmakers should I use?

Firstly, you need to choose bookmakers that are legal in your country and are supported by Trademate. This article explains exactly which bookmakers we support from your country.

Secondly, you should choose the bookmakers which give you the most value bets. If you want to know which bookmakers give you the most value bets, send us a message in the customer support and we will let you know.

How big should my betting bankroll be?

Getting this right is critical, starting with a bankroll that is too high/low is the main reason why a lot of people fail during their first month using Trademate. Most people start with a bankroll somewhere in the range of €1,000 - €5,000. Most of the Trademate team started their value betting journeys with a bankroll of €3,000 of higher, here is why. Every time you place a bet with Trademate, your stake is based on a % of your bankroll. So, if you have a low bankroll (€1,000), you will be staking less, which means you will profit less. This means it is going to take you more time and effort to pay for your subscription fee and make a handsome profit on top of that.

In summary, if you have €5,000 to dedicate to betting, that's great, but if you are starting with something smaller than €2,000, be aware that you are going to have to work a lot harder. It is also important to note that you should never start with a bankroll you are not comfortable with, find a number which suits your risk profile.

Watch the start of this video for more information about expected profits using various different bankrolls.

  1. Next you need to think about how much money you should assign to each bookmaker. Here are the two most important things to note here:

You should always try to max out the bookmakers' welcome bonus if you can. Deposit bonuses can vary from anywhere between €25 - €300. So if a bookmaker offers a €300 bonus, you should definitely take advantage of that! If you have a smaller bankroll and you’re unable to max out that bonus, then it could be a good idea to wait until you can. But remember, these big welcome bonuses don’t last forever!

Another important thing to note is not to deposit large amounts of money into one bookmaker, as it could flag your account. Try and keep your initial deposits below €500, anything more than that will make you look like a more serious punter. You want to look as recreational as possible to keep yourself from being limited.

Also, make sure to deposit a larger % at bookies with a larger number of trades and a lower % at bookies with a lower volume of trades. E.g. You might place 2/5 of your bankroll on higher volume bookies, ⅕ on lower volume bookies and keep ⅖ in your reserve bank account or e-wallet until you get a more clearer picture of which bookies give you the highest volume of trades in. It’s also good to have money in reserve in case you run bad at a bookie and tap out there.

  1. Now you’re ready to start opening your accounts with bookmakers. Here is an article which explains all the steps of signing up at a bookmaker.
  2. Want to deposit with an eWallet?

An eWallet is an online prepaid account. Very similar to PayPal in many ways, except it’s not directly connected to your credit or debit card.

Some countries have restrictions on cards to their countries gambling laws (this does NOT mean that it is illegal) and have to open an eWallet account to use certain bookmakers.

But even if you don’t have to open an account it is not a stupid idea to do so anyway. It is a really easy way to keep track all your money that is used for betting.

Most bookmakers also have no transaction fee when using eWallets. If you want to spend some of your winnings you can order a Neteller debit card that is directly linked up to your account so you don’t need transfer the money back into your account.

If you want more information on how eWallets work or how you can reduce your eWallet fees read this article.

We are affiliated with eWallet Optimizer, so if you click this link and sign up with the code 'trademate' we will make some money and you will also benefit from less costs.


The video above covers most of what you need to know about setting up your Trademate account, but there are a few things missing which are key to Trademate success.

  1. Go to the top right corner of your account, click on the icon and then click ‘Profile’. In here you can choose which currency and odds format you want to use. But more importantly, you can pick your Kelly bet and max bet size.

Kelly bet size: Watch this video to get a bit more knowledge on how the Kelly Criterion works and why we recommend 30%.

Max bet size: It is wise to define a max bet as a percentage of your total bankroll, so that your overall results are not dependent on the outcome of a single game. We have seen people place 10% of their bankroll on a single game, which means you are leaving the results up to chance too much and if the trade does not win, it will wipe out the progress of a lot of trades. Somewhere around 1-2% of your overall bankroll is what we recommend, but here are some more refined tips. With a €1k bankroll you should go with 2% of your total bankroll. With €3k bank, go 1%. Above 5k, go 0.5%.

Pictured below is our recommended settings for a €2k bankroll.

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  1. When you open your account, you will see that we have inserted some presets for you. We also have a recommended presets article which gives you a thorough explanation of the best presets to use and why. It’s a must read if you want to fully optimise your Trademate betting!
  2. Lastly, as we recommend having some money in reserve just in case you lose all your money at one bookmaker, you should have a way of representing this inside your account. So what we recommend (see photo below) is adding another bookmaker to your account which you know you will never use. In this case we added BetClic.it as it can only be used in Italy. As you can see now, with a bankroll of €2,000, we have €300 in each of our 4 bookies and then the rest of our bankroll is in our ‘reserve’ a.k.a. BetClic.it!

Let’s say you lose all our money at BWin now, all you have to do is deposit some money back into BWin and subtract that exact amount from BetClic.it.



Once again, we have countless examples like the video above, showing exactly how you place a trade with Trademate. Below we will list our main tips on how many bets you should place every day, when the best time to bet is and much more!

  1. Bet on everything that is in your tradefeed: Value betting is all about maximising the amount of bets you place. More trades = more profits, read this article which goes through our customers results and proves that exact notion.

If you set up your presets based on our recommended presets or whatever presets you prefer, that means you should bet on every trade that comes up!

  1. Round your stakes! This is one of the most common mistakes we see from our users. As we use the Kelly criterion to calculate the optimal stake to place on each bet, it means that you are going to be recommended stakes amounts such $7, $52, 303kr etc. Whatever you do, don’t place uneven amounts on a bet! Why? Because you are either going to look like an arber (which bookies hate!) or someone who has a strategy. You are not going to look like a regular punter (which is what you want to look like!).

    So in these cases, round your stake to the nearest 5 or 10 dollars/pounds/euros. Or, if you’re from Scandinavia, round to the nearest 50kr. Here are some more tips on how to stay under the bookies radar.

  2. When is the best time to bet? We understand that life can be busy and you might have work or family commitments that restrict your trading time. However, if you do have the flexibility, we highly recommend using Trademate on busy sporting days, which usually includes the weekends. If you only have a set number of hours per week to trade, we suggest using the software during these days as there are more bets coming in and you can turn over more of them. Try and look for trades within 4 hours of the start of the events. For example, many football trades will come up during late morning to early afternoon (CET) on the weekends. For US sports, you will find more opportunities in the evening hours to very early morning as the games will be played around these times. However, even if you aren’t able to do this, there are still many trades during the week that you can take advantage of, especially when the mid-week Champions League/Europa League games are on.
  3. Placing bets as quickly as possible.

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As seen in the image above, you will notice over your time using Trademate that some bookmakers show you a “Take Me To Trade Link”, which in most cases takes you straight to the game you want to bet on, which saves you a bit of time! This feature is not available for all bookmakers we support as bookmakers are constantly changing their links, so it makes it very hard for us to keep up with them and make the necessary adjustments. So if you notice that a bookmaker you are using loses that feature or it doesn't work properly, it will most likely take time to fix. In these cases, we recommend getting familiar with the bookmaker you use, so you can become really efficient at placing trades. The best way to speed up the process is to use the bookmakers search function, which most bookies have (see image below).

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  1. Placing my bets manually. Sometimes you will forget to register a bet you have placed with Trademate or it will disappear from the tradefeed after you’ve places it. In these cases you will have to manually find and place the trade yourself. The video below explains exactly how to do that in the ‘Game Centre’.


This video shows where you go to track the performance of your bets after you have registered them. But, the closing edge is the most important statistic to look at. Although it’s very hard to put into practice, you shouldn’t even look at whether your bet won or lost, it’s irrelevant. The main goal of value betting is to beat the closing line of the sharpest bookmakers, and if you do that over time your profits will take care of themselves.

This article explains why the closing line is the most important metric in sports betting.

If you want to take a more wholesome approach to tracking your results (which is recommended), then your dashboard is the place to go (see video below). Your closing EV shows you how much you should be profiting.


  1. Great! But calm down and think long-term. As we mentioned just before, your average closing edge and closing EV is the most important statistic to track. If you’ve won $100 during your first day but your closing EV is $-10, you’re doing something wrong and you will lose in the long-term. This article explains why the closing line is the most important metric in sports betting.
  2. The worst part about winning is getting limited. Unfortunately, making money from the soft bookmakers doesn’t last forever, as they essentially ban successful players from betting with them. So we have put an article together which gives you plenty of tips on how to stay under the radar of bookmakers wanting to limit your accounts. It will not save your accounts, but it should prolong them!


Most of the time when people ask us why they are losing or what they are doing wrong, it’s the same answer: nothing! If you follow our recommended presets, staking plan and place lots of value bets you are doing the right thing. But, there is one concept that you need to get familiar with in value betting; VARIANCE!

We have a million articles about variance, but below we have listed the most important ones to read in a logical order:

  1. What is variance and why is it important in sports betting?
  2. Law of large numbers and volume in sports betting
  3. How to reduce variance in sports betting?
  4. Betting Experts Answer: At what point has variance played out in betting?


Although Trademate does all the work for you during your value betting journey, it’s important to educate yourself on what profitable sports betting looks like and how you can improve. Below we have listed (in order) the best resources we have available for you take your betting knowledge up a level:

  1. Read our eBooks. If you read all four of these books you will instantly join the 1% of the world who understand how to profit from sports betting.
  2. Check out our blog! We believe our blog is one of the best betting resources in the world. Find out about more advanced concepts such as market efficiency and why betting can be more profitable than trading stocks.
  3. Subscribe to our Youtube channel. Here we are always talking about important betting concepts and chatting with some of the greatest betting minds around the world.
  4. Listen to our Podcast. Here we interview pro sports bettors, bookmaker employees and betting experts every week.


If you’ve completed your free trial and you understand that the best way to be profitable with value betting is to maximise trades, then your next step is to subscribe. You can do that by going to the ‘Upgrade’ tab inside your account and choose which package suits you best. By becoming a customer of Trademate, you are able to get access to few things you may not have been aware of, these are:

  1. The Analytics Package. There’s two ways you can get the analytics tool. You can get it for free by placing 100 trades in your week trial or 500 trades in your first month. Or secondly, by purchasing it for an extra €80. This video shows exactly what you get from the analytics package.
  2. The Value Guarantee. We know Trademate works and we are so confident in our product that if you are not profitable in the first month you can get a second month for free. This video explains how it works.
  3. Join Our Private Facebook Group. This is a private group only for paying Trademate customers. It is a great place to ask any questions you might have for us or your fellow customers and talk about betting-related topics. Join the group here! But make sure to message us when you have asked to join!
  4. Telegram Mobile Notifications. Lastly, by subscribing you are now able to get mobile notifications when new value bets pop-up in your tradefeed! The video below shows exactly how to get set up with Telegram.


That completes our guide on how to get through your free week trial in the most effective way with Trademate Sports. As always, if you have any questions during your first week please don’t hesitate to message in our customer support. We pride ourselves on helping our users, so you should get a response within a few hours of asking! There are no dumb questions.

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