Working less hours has made me more profitable.

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Go figure.

Im certainly not at the 4 hour work week by any stretch however over the last few months I have consciously given up working at night and its starting to help my business grow.

I get up at 5am and work for a few hours but on the whole work a more structured work day, but when I calculate it I do work less and yet I am earning more.

What a phenomenon.

Maybe all these tips about being more organised, having a strategy and practicing good time management are true!

Anyone else uncovered this weird phenomenon?
#hours #made #profitable #working
  • Profile picture of the author PPG19
    You know how they say, the harder you work the luckier you get.
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  • Profile picture of the author AussieCoz
    It's funny isn't it.

    You work your tail off and then you finally realise you need to work smarter not harder.

    I don't work as hard as I used to. I am better at what I do than in the past and I know what works and what doesn't that helps me to save time and only put in the essential time I need to get a good results.
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  • Profile picture of the author TeaCozy
    Crazy that this is the case.

    Here I have been working like a dog when I should have been taking more naps and enjoying myself and I could have started experiencing this earlier.

    It's a shock but I am willing to ride with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    I took a year off to build a house and I made more money that year than any other year
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    • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
      Originally Posted by Danny Cutts View Post

      I took a year off to build a house and I made more money that year than any other year
      Good to see you back Danny thought left like the others after the sale , your wisdom would be good around here been lacking by the old crew

      Jason
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  • Profile picture of the author Tokama2542
    That's actually the beauty of working online because you work at your own time and at your own convenience...
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  • Profile picture of the author PPG19
    This is weird! So you guys are saying that if i stop working today i will get more orders tomorrow? I am in
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    • Profile picture of the author TeaCozy
      Originally Posted by PPG19 View Post

      This is weird! So you guys are saying that if i stop working today i will get more orders tomorrow? I am in
      Yep, take a load off, put your feet up and watch the work roll in dude
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      • Profile picture of the author PPG19
        Originally Posted by TeaCozy View Post

        Yep, take a load off, put your feet up and watch the work roll in dude
        Awesome! Will you write an ebook about this strategy? We need to know more!
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  • Profile picture of the author briley knox
    Been in the business for a while now and I find that I don't have to work as hard as I use too. I'm making more income also.
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  • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
    That's good to know, sometimes when you do what others won't do will make you succeed even more.
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    yea, focus on what brings in the most


    ive given up on creating content every week for my baby shower site


    cuz i realized that most of my traffic and conversions came from a few social media sites.

    i focus on them now and the results are great

    -Ike Paz
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    • Profile picture of the author TeaCozy
      Originally Posted by aizaku View Post

      yea, focus on what brings in the most


      ive given up on creating content every week for my baby shower site


      cuz i realized that most of my traffic and conversions came from a few social media sites.

      i focus on them now and the results are great

      -Ike Paz
      It comes with time though I reckon, you have to do the testing to know what works and what doesn't and seperate the clutter and once you know what the things that are the most beneficial for your business you can focus on them.
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  • Profile picture of the author helloinman
    Well It Depends Upon The Quality Of Works !!
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  • Profile picture of the author Winson Ng
    I took two weeks travelling to japan, and my amazon kindle and paperbacks shot up while we were away. Took another month to travel across europe in december, royalties were pouring in. Yes, working less can make you more profitable if you have already setup your passive income stream to run by itself.
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateWaves
      Originally Posted by Winson Ng View Post

      I took two weeks travelling to japan, and my amazon kindle and paperbacks shot up while we were away. Took another month to travel across europe in december, royalties were pouring in. Yes, working less can make you more profitable if you have already setup your passive income stream to run by itself.
      But you must have worked more than normal hours ,while creating your books .Passive income has its own beauty ,but it takes lot of effort to create something like that and i guess everyone is not so lucky or talented to create such stuff .

      Thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author Winson Ng
        Yes you're right, what i didn't tell you is that i have failed in internet marketing ,article marketing, affiliate marketing, blogging, facebook marketing, mlm, Itunes magazine publishing; i have tried doing Fiverr, writing freelance articles, trading my time for some money, from 2010 - 2013.

        I started with only 3 books in the whole of 2013.

        So no, I don't attribute this to luck and talent. I attribute this to brute resilience and persistence.

        Im not selling anything here, so im not trying to brag, just trying to share my thoughts and get involve in the discussions.
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  • Profile picture of the author fastlanesamurai
    That my friend, is the power of Focus.
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  • Profile picture of the author Junaid khawaja
    I strongly believe that working with utmost concentration is what defines real "work."

    Most of the times, we are working but we are actually not. Our thoughts are somewhere else. We are under constant distraction. This takes us from working "smarter" to working "harder".

    Early morning is the best time of the day if you want longer attention spans.

    May be, that's why it's working for you so well.

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    • Profile picture of the author TeaCozy
      Originally Posted by Junaid khawaja View Post

      I strongly believe that working with utmost concentration is what defines real "work."

      Most of the times, we are working but we are actually not. Our thoughts are somewhere else. We are under constant distraction. This takes us from working "smarter" to working "harder".

      Early morning is the best time of the day if you want longer attention spans.

      May be, that's why it's working for you so well.

      Junaid
      That could be true, the week I changed from working late into the night to first thing in the morning I quick noticed my productivity levels changing and my focus being shrper for longer stretches of time.

      I can usually work for three solid hours without any interruption, no emails, no phone, no noise before anyone in my house even wakes up and then I break and reboot my brain and do another 3 hour stretch later .. .it's incredible what the change has been I actually feel like I have a clearer head and can work on more complex tasks whereas when I worked in the evening mistakes were more frequent and analysing anything of any real substance was really difficult.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarshallN
    Sure your resuld doesn't depent on time u've been working, it depends on ur efforts...
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  • Profile picture of the author Gambino
    No duh, time has never been a good measure of how much work one does.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ellen Chedid
    This is really interesting and good to know. I think all in all its the quality of work not the quantity. You word harder and focus more in a shorter span of you, become just as effective.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    a few sentences I can clear this up.

    When I built a list, I went from living in my car, to working 2 hours a day, and making more than my family combined. Now they ask me if they can join my stuff, I say NO, because they were not there, in my darkest hour.

    so build your list, its the best leverage you can use.

    Think about anothy robbins, without a list, he has an empty auditorium, full of NO people.

    with a list, he has chair full up, and people waiting outside, incase someone doesnt show.

    Which would you want! the choice is up to you..... powerful right!? I know what i would want if I was anything robbins, and wanted to make $500,000 in a day. :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author TeaCozy
      Originally Posted by celente View Post

      a few sentences I can clear this up.

      When I built a list, I went from living in my car, to working 2 hours a day, and making more than my family combined. Now they ask me if they can join my stuff, I say NO, because they were not there, in my darkest hour.

      so build your list, its the best leverage you can use.

      Think about anothy robbins, without a list, he has an empty auditorium, full of NO people.

      with a list, he has chair full up, and people waiting outside, incase someone doesnt show.

      Which would you want! the choice is up to you..... powerful right!? I know what i would want if I was anything robbins, and wanted to make $500,000 in a day. :-)
      Thanks for sharing Celente, good advice.
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  • Bingoo... early to bed, early to wake up and with a brisk walk in the fresh early morning. I loved it personally... still do.

    A well planned daily work schedule is one of the gift of entrepreneur. Its quote challenging at times but working hard will eventually lead to above.
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  • Profile picture of the author allancaeg
    @TeaCozy, have you also started delegating/automating more?
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    • Profile picture of the author TeaCozy
      Originally Posted by allancaeg View Post

      @TeaCozy, have you also started delegating/automating more?
      Hi Allan

      Yes, in a way I have a more formalised process for delegating whereas before I was a little adhoc.

      I have spent some time on my systems, briefed a VA and give her a bit more research work and overall I have a more streamlined approach that has more regularity to it.

      I think before I used to jump all over the place and now I focus on task based actions and I will finish one completely before I move onto the next. I used to have two screens open at any one time and flicked between a whole heap and now I only have open what I need.

      So, in short, yes I have a better system which appears to be working and saving me quite a few hours per week which I am very thankful for.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Casey
    Reading all these Post is very interesting. It almost seems you have to have a few failures before you turn it around and get some success. I certainly have.Hoping now I am on the up.
    Definitely the motto is Never Give Up
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  • Profile picture of the author markGustaff
    The more you work, the more money you earn.
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  • Profile picture of the author Djwillster123
    Work Smarter not harder
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    • Profile picture of the author TeaCozy
      Originally Posted by Djwillster123 View Post

      Work Smarter not harder
      This, my friend, is exactly right.

      It's amazing and honestly working less has been able to give me the clarity I was lacking and the enthusiasm I was lacking from working super long hours.

      You can work your guts out day in day out and get good results and then cut back and work less and all of a sudden everything goes gangbusters.

      It's awesome. Like I said, I am certainly not at the 4 hours work week stage but even a reduction in work and an increase in profitability is just fine for me.
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