Making Time

Narrated by: Bob Clagett
Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (265 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Is it possible to make a living while giving away your work for free Online? Yes.

Is it hard? Yes.

Is it worth it? Absolutely.

After 15 years stuck behind a desk in the software industry, Bob Clagett walked away from a well-paying, stable job to make the things he was interested in and show the world how to make them, too. His company, I Like to Make Stuff, started as a hobby but quickly grew into a passion project.

In "Making Time", Bob recounts his history and build-up to becoming a full-time content creator, and shares his process, experiences, and mistakes from his first two years of self-employment. The audiobook covers topics from income streams to emotional exhaustion as well as Bob's thoughts on purpose and responsibility.

©2017 Bob Clagett (P)2018 Bob Clagett

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great insight to you tubing

i really loved it. fascinating to read about the behind the scenes of your favorite YouTuber

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loved it

reminded me to encourage my own kids to be creative and let them make mistakes.

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Very inspirational and we'll thought-out

I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys making stuff. Bob talks about his journey and how he got where he is now.

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Awesome book, it was very inspiring. A must-read

I finished this in one 'sitting', once you start, you wanna keep listening. Very motivating, inspiring and enjoyable

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Extremely enjoyable listen and highly motivational

Excellent narration from a down-to-earth content creator. I've been following Bob's YouTube series and I'm glad I snagged this audiobook. I enjoyed hearing about his background and what it took to make YouTube content full time. It's motivational no matter what your interests are. Highly recommend!

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awesome

Great work loved it just as much as everything else you do keep it up.

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Awesome story. Very inspiring.

I have watch Bob make stuff for at least a year now. It was amazing to listen to him talk about how he came to be.

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Inspirational story

A very inspirational book about following your dream and not hesitating to make the leap from a "safe" job to the "unknown".

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Great little book

Listened to this start-to-finish in one car trip. As someone who writes for a living and is a woodworker as a hobbyist, I think this book is a great accomplishment. Given the length of the book, this isn’t a comprehensive guide on becoming a full-time maker or content creator, nor does it purport to be. It has a good balance of helpful information for makers and personal backstory of the author. Well done!

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great time great book

great ideas for the anyone wanting to achieve more with the time they have highly recommend.

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  • shaun whitehead
  • 10-05-19

Bob being bob

Bob being bob what more could you ask for. As I have met bob on a couple of occasions and had long chats with him about all sorts this was just a continuation of those chats. Listening to the transition from hobbyist to full time maker was very interesting for a hobbyist to understand how much effort goes in to the life of bob and now the crew.

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  • Andy Campbell
  • 05-27-19

Inspiring, honest and insightful!

Really enjoyed listening to this and getting an insight into how the author built a business around something he loves to do. It was refreshingly honest - talking through the struggle of how he went from being full time employee with a salary to a self employed content creator. This is a great book to listen to for anyone who is thinking of starting their own business. It’s concise and easy to listen to - it’s inspired me to think differently of how I approach separating my time for my professional and personal life. Thank you Bob.

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  • Jamie
  • 05-23-19

if you like to make stuff you like this

I've followed Bob on YouTube for years and have always enjoy seeing how he breaks stuff down so anyone can follow it. I really enjoyed listening to Bob's story and would recommend for any aspiring maker.

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  • The Strawbyte Workshop
  • 11-14-18

A great insight into the business of making

Bob talks about his background and those early steps towards becoming a full time maker. But it is the insight into the business of making which is both surprising and fascinating. Even if you have no interest in starting a YouTube channel, there are some lessons in how to value your time and collaborate with others that anyone can put to use. this is a relatively short audio book which can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your point of view. For me I was left wanting more but on the whole was left mostly satisfied. cheers Bob.

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  • Ray
  • 02-24-20

Let’s get started

Thanks Bob, awesome book mate! Full of useful tidbits and motivation to get started creating your own projects.