3 top tips to earn more while working less

It’s the dream scenario: your profits going up while the time spent working each week goes down. However, this may seem like an unattainable goal unless you actually having a plan in action or at least some idea of how this could be achieved. Luckily for you, here at Highwoods & Associates, we’ve comprised a post detailing three top tips for earning more while working less.

Respect and stick to your working schedule

This tip mainly applies if you’re a freelancer or self-employed, but is applicable to the majority of industries. You have to stick to a schedule, as tempting as that third cup of coffee of the day may be. If not, you’ll likely end up going into overtime and working longer than you ever needed to.

Prioritise your tasks

It’s all too easy to get all of your quick, unimportant tasks for the day out of the way first. However, that’s the wrong way to go about it if you’re looking to minimise your worktime. Make two lists: one detailing all your tasks, from most to least important; the other detailing the deadline for all of those, from most to least urgent. Cross-referencing these should make it easier to spot which tasks you should be doing first.

Dedicate some time to creating a master plan

A lot of time is wasted away if you don’t actually have clarity on what your short and long term goals are. Each day, identify a clear list of goals you need to set and be sure to achieve them. Atop of this, identify weekly, monthly, and annual goals, as well as what the end-goal looks like.

Of course, these tips are just the beginning. But as long as you maximise your working time, create a concise and clear path forward, and prioritise your daily tasks, you’re a good way there. Here at Highwoods & Associates, we have a team of experts dedicated to bringing structured, practical and fresh advice to our clients – so get in touch today.