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
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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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This is for salesmen, not laborers etc.

This reads like a guide to running legal mlm businesses. It's fine, he got his chops as a car salesman but if you are doing remodels, construction or labor intensive things this is not very applicable. He grew up wealthy and walked into the internet boom. Sure I am jealous but it doesn't sound like someone that's done much more than utilized feel-good language and greed to succeed.

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jam packets knowledge. should be implement now

every one who owen a business should listen and implement this amazing book the sooner the better and best results they will get

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Work less make more

An impactful and concise read with actionable steps to improve leverage in your business and your life. After cutting out low value tasks and increasing my EHR, I’ve been able to make more and reduce my working hours.

Also I highly recommend James Schramko’s podcast with Ezra Firestone - Think Act Get.

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Great book for small business owners - loved it

This is a great book. Everything you need to know. One of my all time favorites. His podcasts are very good as well.

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Informative and Insightful

This book was very helpful as a new entrepreneur learning how to set my business, team and myself up for success. Learning my EHR helps me choose the business I accept to make sure I am effective and increase sales.

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Excellent Book!!

This is a quick read. Tons of value. Tons of practical ideas. Highly recommended. Thank!

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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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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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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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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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  • Michael
  • 10-04-19

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
  • 12-19-18

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
  • 07-29-18

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!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-21-18

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
  • 09-05-18

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-15-20

Awesome

Great content for business people & well worth the read. James shares great information to help many business people.

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  • Kym Siddons
  • 05-03-19

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-07-19

A great process and Journey

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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-22-18

Clear and Practical

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

Thanks James

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  • Chris Chenoweth
  • 11-10-18

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
  • 10-27-18

This is it!

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