Welcome to my blog!
My name is Effendy Lie, currently live in Sydney Australia blessed with a beautiful wife and two adorable kids. I will share my life journey with you here.
My background is Chinese Indonesian, migrated to Sydney, Australia in year 2000 as an overseas student and achieved a Bachelor of IT Degree in year 2003.
The first job that I do was in a well-known fast food chain which earning me $8.25 per hour. I had to support myself for a day to day living from paying rents and provide the foods on the table for myself. I had to help my parents by paying partials of my tuitions fee.
I was granted a permanent residency visa in year 2003 through my skill assessment for my IT degree and later become an Australian Citizen in year 2007.
No one has thought me about money in the past, not even my parents other than providing me with pocket money to spent. I don’t blame my parents for it as i have seen their sacrifice to get me to where I am today with their minimal income. Hence, this is why I am documenting my life experience throught his blog so my audience do not make the same mistake I did.
I read Robert Kiyosaki’s book Rich Dad Poor Dad in the past, however the teaching slipped through my mind and it never got me into taking any actions. One day, a friend gave me a 3 day Internet Marketing Seminar and I decided to give it a go.
My brain started to spin and I purchased many internet marketing courses through a few internet marketing forum and signed up to internet marketing newsletter. My inbox is flooded by so many marketers trying to sell me their products.
From the products i purchased from a few of those marketers, the results wasn’t as I expected as I spent many hours building many websites and invested much money into it. The income I earned from Internet Marketing is just fractions of what I can earn by working for others.
I began to lose my momentum as an Internet Marketer and decided to focus on finding a job as an IT professional. Although my corporate job has earned me a 6 figure income, I realised that the 9-5 job isn’t the best long term plan especially these days, many functions and tasks can be replaced by robots or cheaper labour from overseas.
From then, I have built a few businesses with my business like Blast Your Site, Premium Nest and a few more. I also started invested in stock markets which has returned more than a satisfactory result.
I am not a financial professional or any sort of guru about life and relationship, far from it. I am just an ordinary husband for my wife with 2 incredible children. I am here to share my personal experience about business, finance, relationship and my point of view about life. Everyone has their own journeys and perspective about life, my story may not change you but I hope it can make a small impact somehow.