“To help others live the life they want by showing them it is possible”
Mike, Make Time Online
Hi, welcome to Make Time Online!
This is a place where you can follow my online journey into finding a way to make money online to create more time in my life. The journey will include different programs that I try out and tips or training that I find most useful.
I have been living a life following “the script”. I grew up in England, went to school, university and then got a job as a teacher. I bought a house and got married (obviously the best decision of my life as my wife, Sarah, is possibly the greatest human being on the planet and a big reason as to why I’m starting this!)
But I’ve always felt like there is more to life than just waking up and going to work for someone else.
We were sitting in my parents living room in August 2017 when I said to Sarah, “do you fancy writing a blog with me?”
I didn’t realise what the impact of those few minutes on that sofa would have…
We have always loved adventures and exploring the world, so we decided to teach internationally… We now live in Qatar, with summer all year round and South East Asia a short flight away.
This has created soooo many opportunities for us in our personal lives but also in our financial lives.
We now own a property investment company in the UK and have met some people who are literally “crushing it” (stealing the words of Gary V).
The thing we have noticed about all of these successful people is that they are completely normal.
No different to you and me.
Nobody comes from a family of MILLIONAIRES or can do extraordinary things.
They are just ordinary people who use their TIME much better than I have ever done.
Lightbulb!! (in the voice of Gru from Despicable Me…)
There was something else in common about these successful people we started to meet and spend time with…
They all earnt passive income.
To me, passive income means spending time today that pays you over and over again… even when you sleep… or sit on the loo!
The two main ways that I have seen to make PASSIVE income are:
- Property (mainly because we went on property investment courses… go figure!)
- Making Money Online (or an online business).
So back to that day sitting in the sun on the sofa in Essex, the day before we flew back to Qatar…
I spent 10 minutes searching for how to create a blog.
WordPress jumped out at me, so I set up an account.
A few minutes later…
We hopped into this mysterious world of “blogging”. I have since “met” (online) some amazing people who are not only doing this full time… but are earning MILLIONS of dollars a year.
If you’re anything like me, you’re probably thinking “Yo bro… I don’t want to sit in front of a computer screen all day!” or “I don’t even know how to change a lightbulb, let alone do techie stuff!”
The fact is you don’t NEED to do this to make money online.
I have learnt so far that you definitely do NEED to put in TIME and EFFORT… but there are systems that you can put in place or people that can do things that you don’t want to.
Plus… are you telling me that you’ve never put TIME and EFFORT into your job?
Without a doubt, the Internet is the best place to put in TIME if you’d like to get paid over and over again.
Why I Want to Help
I have become aware of how many people have problems that could be solved by 2 things:
TIME and MONEY.
Going to school was always a bit of a nuisance growing up… It got in the way of playing sports and seeing my friends!!
Seeing education as a teacher has made me realise what a disservice it does for children in today’s information age.
Knowledge is money today.
Yet schools channel people into getting a full-time job.
Full-time jobs take away your TIME… and it’s pretty hard to increase your MONEY.
The worst lesson we pick up from school is trading our time for money i.e. go to work and get paid for the amount of time we put in instead of the quality of our work or value we add.
I told some colleagues a few years ago that I wanted to change the WHOLE education system. After the mocking that you would expect from a bunch of PE teacher’s someone asked, “but how?”
… well, this website is “the how”.
Our learning doesn’t stop when we leave school… Remember guys every day’s a school day!
Make Time Online’s Mission
The number one goal of this website is to show you a way that you can make money online.
It is possible and it is being done by normal people all over the world. It does not require ridiculous amounts of money to be able to do it… and no you don’t need to code!!
I’d love to hear from you and what your story is.
Keep changing for the better,
p.s. Find out more about the program I am using and would HIGHLY recommend to anyone interested in making money online.
Great idea! I’m looking forward to coming back to site and learning a few tricks of the trade. I like that your touching on the things they don’t teach you school. Im heading down a similar path myself, eager and ready to learn.
That’s great that you are thinking about it. Did you check out my post about the program I’ve started? I’ll tell you more about it when I see you next but I’ve learnt so much from it already, and you can get started completely free. https://maketimeonline.com/2018-wealthy-affiliate-review-is-this-the-best-affiliate-program
Catch up soon
I really enjoy your content as well as your quirky style and clever titles. I’m really drawn in to reading your content which is saying a lot considering my attention span! Reading about your journey is incredibly inspiring and makes me very excited to learn more and to become the best version of myself which I always try to move towards. I truly believe that we have to step out of our “comfortable” routine to grow and expand, lovely hearing the same views!
Good luck with everything!!
Thanks so much for your kind words, that’s always really nice to hear. Please do let me know if there’s anything you don’t like or would change as I find that feedback can be more useful in the long run (although sometimes hard to hear!)
As long as our comfort zone has expanded compared to one year ago then we know we’re doing something right!
Thanks again, and good luck to you too.
Hey!! I can’t wait to read more on your blog, making online money is definitely something that interests me
Glad to hear it! If you have any questions, just ask away. I’ll do my best to answer and I know I can find the answer from someone else if I can’t help!
Great site and great information! I agree with you and the education people really need is not what is taught in schools – it is what you are teaching here!
Keep up the great work!
Thanks so much L.D.!
I appreciate that and I think it’s something people are learning the hard way with job cuts and an unstable economy… there really is no such thing as job security any more, but there are endless ways for people to make money on their own terms.
Awesome story mate!Conratulationons on your success and for chosing this mission too.I loved theme by the way – What this one name is if you don’t mind telling this?
Thanks Sajawal. I use Thrive Themes
Awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed reading all ‘about you’ and what you have done with your life so far. I am going to browse your site and see what useful tips you have for me and for sure, tell my peeps.
Continued success, Mike
Thanks Michelle, I appreciate that! A lot has changed since I wrote this so I should prob update it at some point 😉
Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the images on this blog loading? I’m trying to figure out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog. Any responses would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for letting me know, I’ve checked on a few devices and all seems to be loading fine for me.
Is it impacting every page for you or only select articles? I’d appreciate if you let me know what browser and device you’re using too so I can look into this
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