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Work Less, Make More

The Counter-Intuitive Approach to Building a Profitable Business, and a Life You Actually Love
Narrated by: James Schramko
Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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Publisher's Summary

In 2006, while working in a full-time job, James Schramko wrote this in a notebook:

My goals: Create automated income so that I am independently wealthy and enjoy my life passionately.

Within three years, he’d built his own business and achieved those goals. At this point he set about helping his coaching clients do the same. Leveraging his knowledge and experience, they were able to make more money while reducing their work hours significantly.

This freed them up to spend more time living.

It’s easy to think working less and making more is something available only to a blessed few. James has proven over and over again this is not the case. All you require is:

  • An open mind
  • The ability to focus on what’s important
  • An understanding of business models
  • A willingness to challenge your assumptions

Work Less, Make More will break down all the barriers standing between you and the above. It will teach you how to effectively leverage yourself, your team, and your business via:

  • Increasing your personal effectiveness
  • Planning and goal setting
  • Learning focus and the power of 64:4
  • Building a team
  • Creating an offer that converts
  • Leveraging the profit formula to boost cash flow
  • Understanding the importance of customer lifetime value
  • Choosing the right business mode
  • Removing compromise from your life

This audiobook is for you if you are:

  • A business owner (big or small)
  • Currently in a job with a hard ceiling on how much you can earn
  • Overworked and underpaid
  • Stressed out and missing out on precious time with family and friends.

If you want to build a business that gives you financial peace of mind while allowing you to enjoy life now, not later...Work Less, Make More will get you on your way. It will help ensure the business you're building will work for you, not the other way around. 

©2017 James Schramko (P)2018 James Schramko

Critic Reviews

"Work Less, Make More is a dense delivery of solid systems and sane advice. It's not 80/20, it's 80/20 squared. Every few pages, James punches you in the face with an instantly actionable hack." (Perry Marshall, author of 80/20 Sales & Marketing, Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords, and Evolution 2.0)

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brilliant step by step plan

loved this book very easy to understand the in-depth methods and formulas the author uses to create a successful on-line re-occurring business. the narrator speaks clear and slow so listening to this book at times 1.5 or more gets you through the book very fast.

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  • pat
  • 05-09-2018

Listen to this guy

I have been in James’s SuperFastBusiness community for only 2 months after binge listening to his podcast and I have learned more in this time than with any other business/marketing mentor I have followed.

His spin on things has opened up a whole new world for me and I can truly see my future being aligned with the philosophy of Work Less and Make More!

Listen to this guy.

Thanks for your teachings James.

Pat

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Jam packed with practical business advice

I’ll be re-Reading this book again and again, what a great resource! Thanks heaps James

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A great process and Journey

Thanks James
Love the podcast and the book has brought it all together.
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Highly recommended.
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Clear and Practical

Great book. Very clear and practical. Everything required for business growth is here.

Thanks James

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Outstanding Read

A terrific book, practical and inspiring. James describes through his experience excellent business practice, advice and performance targets.

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  • Joe
  • Collaroy, NSW, AU
  • 27-10-2018

This is it!

I love this book and love James style. Simple and to the point, with take home learnings you can action immediately.

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  • thomas
  • 25-09-2019

Amazing book

Recently I was struggling to set my goals for myself in my business and career. This book showed me what was possible and helped me form a vision.

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  • Jennifer S.
  • 25-06-2019

The one book for entrepreneurs

This book was such a pleasant surprise. I was expecting the usual male-oriented, sales funnel, go big or go home type book for entrepreneurs. Instead, I discovered easy steps to take to increase my revenue and stop wasting time (and money). If you are an entrepreneur with the time and money to read only one book, this is it.

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  • Willie J Prevolt
  • 13-05-2019

It’s a good read...

Thought I was going to find more in it cutting time for the solo entrepreneur.

It seemed like another outsourcing book with a focus on your actual hourly rate or EHR.

While it’s not what I was looking for it did offer a lot of value in other places.

Knowing what I know now, I would have still picked up the book.

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  • Mark
  • 17-03-2019

Tons of actionable content

Many business books are padded and the author repeats themselves. That's not the case with James Schramko - he is concise and to the point with a series of action items at the end of each chapter. Real examples of people facing challenges holds your interest and illustrates the points Schramko is making. This book represents great value for money and, assuming you take action, a huge return on the time you invest in reading or listening to it.

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  • Stuie
  • 09-02-2019

Easy listen and some big nuggets

EHR - effective hourly rate being a big eye-opener and something that I will start implementing!

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  • John
  • 14-01-2019

A must for entrepreneurs

If you are an entrepreneur and you feel you are working to much to the point work is taking over and consuming your life, this is a MUST read book. It will help you to gain control of your work and life

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  • D. W. Knight
  • 09-08-2018

Foundation for a successful business

Got the audiobook as soon as it was available. I keep coming back to this book as a reminder of the foundational principles of a successful business.

These are the guiding principles Iam using to persoally grow my business.

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  • Brian Dixon
  • 24-07-2018

Solid resource

James knows his stuff. He Wilshire You how to scale your biz. Brilliant systems. Highly recommended!

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  • Pacman
  • 23-07-2018

Best audio book of 2018...

In Feb I bought the Kindle version and then I bought this audiobook within hours of release. I love it! James is a great teacher, writer and narrator! Grab this book and get the best business coaching money can buy. No BS. No fluff.

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  • Michael
  • 04-10-2019

Fantastic, straightforward actionable advice from a man who knows

I have followed James Schramko via his podcasts for years. I really like his straight-up, no BS approach. I’ve found this is a classic Aussie virtue but even for an Aussie, James is direct and to the point.

Amid all the abstraction and hype in so many business development books, it’s a welcome relief.

Jim Schramko practiceS what he preaches in this book which is always reassuring as well.

What I really really like about this book is it’s very very direct, simple and actionable.

A lot of the books are either based on one simple idea -which is good but not really worth a book. Others contain many ideas but which are quite abstract and difficult to implement in practice.

James is focused on the effective hourly rate as the golden metric for most entrepreneurs and start up owners. In my experience is absolutely bang on with this as an emphasis.

He gives various very simple but profound ways to increase your effective hourly rate i.e. profits goes up without you working more hours.

In short, this is an absolute godsend of a book. I cannot recommend it enough to any solo-preneur or all start up business owners.

It would also be excellent reading for the owners of scaling small to medium size businesses as well. I think they often fall into the trap getting too complex and treating revenue is a goal in and of itself.

The emphasis on effective hourly rate for business owners is a fantastic corrective to that. Plus the simple formulas he uses, while not necessarily original, are often neglected. He articulates them clearly and simply.

A must-read for all the above types of business owners.

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  • Bob Gentle
  • 19-12-2018

Favourite book of the year.

lived this book. Every single page. No fluff or filler .. just action. This book has changed my business forever.

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  • Mr Bernardas Kudulis
  • 29-07-2018

Loved it! Full of knowledge! Lots to think about!

Very interesting read, will revisit it a few times to let the information sink in. I'm on my way to built a subscription based business and feel much better about my choice!