Welcome back to friends and finances my featured blogger series that introduces you to some amazing bloggers. The biggest reason I decided to start this new series, is because I believe in getting different perspectives on handling your finances. I also believe that the bloggers featured here each week have a lot to offer the world and deserve recognition. Some of the blogs featured will be other personal finance related blogs and others will not be. The reason I chose to include some other blogs that are not related to finance is simple, we all have a financial story no matter who we are. I believe money is not the only focus we should have when traveling our road to financial freedom, and I think discovering some fun blogs that share something different can be a welcomed break from over focusing on money. So today I welcome Mike from Maketimeonline.com
Hello my name is Mike the blogger behind maketimeonline.com. Make Time Online is a place where you can follow my online journey into finding a way to make an additional stream of income online to create more time in my life. The journey will include different programs that I try out and what I find works the best.
My main goal is to help others live the life they want by showing them it is possible.
1. How long have you been blogging?
I started blogging in August 2017
2. What has been your biggest money mistake?
My wife and I bought a new car when we moved to Qatar. We heard some horror stories about 2nd hand cars here so we thought it best to go for a new one… even though it loses 20% driving off the lot!! Turns out 2nd cars here are the same as any other country you just have to check them out first.
3. What is your best advice for recovering from or preventing this money mistake?
Buy a 2nd hand car that is still under warranty and have low mileage. Look for cars that hold their value (Japanese cars do well at this).
4. Favorite quote or money advice and who was the author?
“You can get more money but you cannot get more time.” Jim Rohn
5. Favorite money or budgeting related book and author?
Rich Dad Poor Dad- Robert Kiyosaki… Not really a budgeting book but it transformed the way I view money and does much more than budgeting can.
6. Favorite money saving website?
makingsenseofcents.com – Michelle Schroeder-Gardner makes over $100,000 each month from her website (she started in 2011)
7. Favorite money making app or website?
Wealthy Affiliate- I am currently using this training to learn about affiliate marketing and it is hands down the best training I’ve tried out. Plus the community is awesome!
8. Do you have an emergency fund or savings account?
Of course!! We have 3 months of expenses in cash, plus have another 4 months in commodities (which is pretty liquid/ accessible still)
9. What is your most successful strategy for saving money?
Creating a money making habit. Personally I have found that by spending time trying to MAKE more money means that I actually don’t have as much time to SPEND money. My website has become an enjoyable hobby, passion and has replaced old habits such as going out and spending money in shops or bars.
Website URL maketimeonline.com