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Never Work Again: Work Less, Earn More and Live Your Freedom [Kindle Edition]

Erlend Bakke
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Book Description

Never Work Again: Work Less, Earn More and Live Your Freedom

Welcome to a very different kind of business book.

Never Work Again shows you how you can build a successful and profitable business without the long hours and high stress that most entrepreneurs suffer from.

Trust me – I’ve been there and it’s not fun. In the months after I started my first business I didn’t know any better. My business was making me ill, but I was too wrapped up in what I was doing to spot the signs let alone to do anything about it. That is until the day I found myself on a London tube train begging a stranger to call me an ambulance and thinking I was going to die. That was my wake-up call. Luckily I got a second chance.

That day I realised that life is short and precious and I made a decision that if I pulled through I was going to do things differently. I decided to restructure my business efforts so that I could live life to the full.

What I decided to create for myself was:

  • A business that I could be proud of
  • The financial freedom to live the life of my dreams
  • The time freedom to do the things I love and to be with the people who matter most to me

And now I want to help you do the same.

After all, deciding to start your own business is something you do because you have a vision of a better life for you and your family. It’s your chance to take control and live life on your terms. And done right it will give you the financial freedom and the time freedom to do the things you love, when you want to do them and with the people who matter most in your life.

Never Work Again will show you how to create a business that gives you the time to work on your own passions in life.

In short, a business that allows you to work less and earn more.

Starting Your Virtual Business:

Never Work Again shows you how you can easily start your own no-money down virtual business – a business that will make you money online and allow you to quickly achieve financial freedom and time freedom.

  • All you need to do is choose from a number of simple blueprints and follow the one that’s right for you
  • You will learn how to create positive habits that will free up your time and allow your business to grow more quickly than you ever thought possible
  • You will be able to work from home or work virtually from anywhere on the planet – what’s your favourite city or beach?!
  • And you will learn how to automate and outsource your business, leveraging other people's time for your own benefit so that you can start living the life you really want

But more than this, Never Work Again explores what it means to live a truly happy and fulfilled life – to really live the life of your dreams. It encourages you to examine your own motivations and desires in order to determine your true purpose and path in life – so you can discover what freedom really means for you.

Remember, your time is precious – in fact, it’s the most precious resource that you have. Don’t waste another second of it doing things that you don’t absolutely love. Learn how to start creating the life of your dreams today.

Editorial Reviews


"If you're serious about becoming an entrepreneur then Never Work Again will help you find your passion - the passion that will be the key to your success."
Mike Michalowicz - Author of 'The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur'

"Erlend's book makes building a virtual business simple. Great practical steps, whether you plan to run your business from home or from the beach! If you liked 'The 4 Hour Workweek' you'll love Never Work Again."
Mark Anastasi - Author of New York Times bestseller 'The Laptop Millionaire'

"Erlend provides inspiration and gives practical advice to make sure you will never work again. Well done Mr Outsource!"
Carl Gould - Author of 'The 7 Stages of Small Business Success'

"Success in life is about taking action and Never Work Again shows you exactly how to do that to build your own virtual outsourced business and begin living the lifestyle of your dreams."
Steven Essa - International speaker and webinar expert

About the Author

Erlend Bakke is a Norwegian serial entrepreneur, speaker, and #1 international bestselling author born in 1981 in London, UK. He currently owns the following three companies Mr. Outsource, YouSpin, and 3sixtyfactory. Erlend speaks on the topics of entrepreneurship with focus on how to automate and outsource your business to avoid the trap of becoming a business prisoner. He spends most of his time between London, Oslo, and Davao City in the Philippines, but is available to speak at venues all over the world depending on availability. Erlend trains entrepreneurs in how to start, run, and own freedom businesses through his seminar `The Freedom Bootcamp` (, the membership website, and his weekly business podcast `Hardcore MBA Podcast` ( In 2013 he first published the book Never Work Again that went on to become an #1 International Bestseller. The book is focused on applying freedom to your life as well as your business by cutting the crap and getting real about your true needs and desires. You can email Erlend at:

Product Details

  • File Size: 4298 KB
  • Print Length: 348 pages
  • Publisher: Erlend Bakke Publishing (January 12, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F0OOE7Q
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,422 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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65 of 71 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Great Book if your starting out December 7, 2013
By Just Me
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The first few chapters of this book gave a really good perspective on how to get started and how to get your mindset and perspective in the right place. If you are starting out or if you have lost your direction, the first part of this book will help you out.

I think somewhere after that it leaned a little too much on what others have written, and while I have read most of the books that were referred to (and they are all great books), this book would have been better with less of that. Of coarse if you haven't read any of those books I would also recommend them.

I would have liked it better if the Freedom Business blueprints had more substance and more detail. Lets take the drop shipping blueprint;it says set up a website - find a wholesale supplier - open an account - Gather content. Now to me that's not a blueprint with details it was too vague and lacked enough details. Its like saying that your buying blueprints for your house and you open it up and it says - foundation - floors - walls - roof, without any of the details of the construction. Then tells you to do your own research, read these recommended books on drawing house plans, and figure it out yourself.

So I personally enjoyed the first part of the book and would have like more details from the rest of the book.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Let the Title Fool Ya! September 24, 2013
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With a title like "Never Work Again" I wasn't expecting much and thought it was all hype. I've read numerous books promising wealth and less work, and they are all basically the same. This one is different.

Motivational, inspirational, practical, and very, very helpful. I am always looking for ways to improve my business and financial situation and am often disappointed with new books claiming they have help and new information for everyone. This one comes through. Ideas and information that was new to me has been very helpful in building my dream. This is so much more than a how to, while giving you the nuts and bolts, it also helps you explore your dreams, values, and encourages growth, no matter where you are in your business goals.

Diagrams sprinkled throughout are helpful for those visual learners and there are exercises that also get you thinking.

Highly recommended for anyone wanting to start a business, already struggling with a business, or for those who have achieved some level of success... you will find something new in this one!
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read!! September 20, 2013
By Lindsey
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Balancing work and family is a great struggle for me and many others. As a stay at home mom of two babies, this book has been so inspiring to me. I feel confident that in time I will be able to work from and bring in that extra income to help support my family, while still raising my children full time at home.

This book is full of great insight, ideas, examples, tips, and stories. Also a lot of helpful legitimate ways of making money, NOT bogus ideas!

I would highly recommend this book to all stay at home parents, entrepreneurs, and anyone with a dream of financial independence. Bravo to this Author, Erlend Bakke; on an amazing job well done writing this helpful book!!
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40 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome book. September 17, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I am always looking for ways to improve my income. I am an author and a finance manager and I make decent money but one can never have enough. This book has given me some great ideas for not just my job and writing but for all of my future endeavors.

If you are looking for some insight into a get rich quick scheme this is not for you because those books and programs are bogus and don't work. This book shows you how to make money...period. no gimmicks just a series of great ideas and stories.
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35 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Provocative title, but very interesting content December 30, 2013
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I have never believed that it is possible NOT to WORK at all. Neither do I think, that this is desireable. Try DO NOT WORK AT ALL. You will get frustrated soon. One, two, three weeks of holidays at the seashore and inn full sun are quite cool. But what afterwards ?
So I am not that very big believer of 4 Hours Work Week. I have made my first million $ contract, due to 8 months of concrete everyday, 9-5 constant effort. (this has been hovever in almost pre-internet era, back in 1997).
I like of course Tim Ferris cult book (4 hours work week), but I did never meet a real life believer or you might call him - a real, living man, who would stick to Tim Ferriss'es' rules and philosophy. And a sursprise, Erlend Bakke is such a man.
Now, coming back to Erlend's book...
Erlend Bakke thanks to Tim Ferriss, and the quote " You changed my life" - is true.
All in all - Erlend Bakke is a Norwegial enterpreneur, born in 1981, running currently 3 small companies. He manages 20 employees in 2 countries, and lives from time to time in San Francisco, London, Oslo, and Philippines.

Book consists of 8 chapters, split into 2 equal pieces corresponding respectively to both "yang" and "ying" parts, and in a way is made of balance of skills "from both masculine and feminine, force and source, light and darkness, positive and negative, strong and recessive thinking"...and it's only by harnessing the power of both and finding your balance that will truly find your freedom and never work again.
Contents of the book include :
1. Intruduction : No Pain, No Gain ?..................1
2. Freedom or Death........................................23
3. Clarity : Finding Your Path...........................67
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brutally honest with great practical advice.
Brutally honest with great practical advice.

Especially enjoyed the first section where Erlend breaks down all the mindsets required to start a business that will fuel... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Tom
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is an explanation of outsourcing and different forms ...
This book is an explanation of outsourcing and different forms of business ownership. It awakens the business owner in you. It also discusses the five kinds of freedom. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Bob H.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, recommended
This is an awesome book by Erland Bakke, it provides a huge amount of practical advice, as well as inspiration, to help anyone change their lives and work. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Stephen Reed
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed it
Researching about dropshipping, this is the most informative book by far, Enjoyed it
Published 10 days ago by Christina Long
5.0 out of 5 stars Mindset freedom for business
I have been a student of Success Mindset for over ten years, ever since I read James Allen’s seminal work, As A Man Thinketh. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Ms Edna
5.0 out of 5 stars Entrepreneurs AND Wantrepreneurs should keep this book on deck
This is a book that every wantrepreneur or entrepreneur should keep on deck - no doubt about it. If you're contemplating entrepreneurship, or maybe you're a fan of 4 hour work... Read more
Published 16 days ago by matty
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Published 21 days ago by MORAGREIKI
5.0 out of 5 stars The CHANGE you have been looking for... GET IT TODAY!!!!
Thanks Erlend for this book and great read! I can definitely recommend it to people who are serious about change in their lives! Read more
Published 27 days ago by Eugenio
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A great book. I really enjoyed reading this book.
Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value and good information.
Cheesy title, but it delivered a ton of value and some great know how about outsourcing.
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