pennies. We can learn from the titans of business, though, which is why productivity should
be top of your agenda when it comes to finances.
The more productive you are, the more money you can save. Equally, if you’re able to get
more stuff done, you’ll discover opportunities to make extra cash that you’d otherwise
In this post, we’re going to look at how productivity can help you save (and make) more
money. And don’t worry, you don’t need a degree in business or finance to take part. The
only entry fee is good, old-fashioned common sense.
Make more time to save money
The simple act of being productive will give you back time that you may be currently losing to procrastination and needlessly long days in the office. By introducing tried-and tested productivity techniques, you’ll finally have time to spend on saving money (if you’ll excuse the pun).
Get your inbox in shape
How many times have you reacted to promotional emails and regretted doing so? An offer for something you simply don’t need may catch your eye if you’re receiving too much email.
Work on techniques such as inbox zero to free your life from email clutter and you’ll find that you start saving the money you’d otherwise spend as a result of clever marketing messages.
Cut out needless travel
People who are unproductive tend to spend a lot of their time rushing from one place to the other in no particular order. This often means the same trip is made twice in one day. Add those trips up throughout the year, and it’ll amount to a sizeable travel cost.
When you focus on productivity, you’ll start to map out your days more strategically and avoid such pointless journeys. Hey presto - more money in your back pocket!
Remove needless stationary from your life
Post It notes, folders, notepads - if your desk is full of physical methods for keeping your life organised (newsflash: if that’s the case, you’re not organised!), the materials used all cost money. People who are productive rely instead on to-do list and project management apps, negating the need for expensive stationary.
Once you’re productive, you’ll have more time on your hands, which means you can plan ahead and spot opportunities to make extra cash. If you’re always chasing your tail, you’ll never get time for that ‘blue sky thinking’.
Maximise your home working
If you work regularly from home, there’s a good chance you’re not making effective use of your day. With so many distractions to take your mind off the ball, it is essential you remain productive while in the home office.
If you maximise the time you spend working at home, you’ll find gaps where you can work on additional projects and earn more money.
Work towards bigger goals
A big part of being productive is setting yourself achievable goals - and meeting them. If you’re a blogger, a goal may simply be to complete a record number of quality blog posts within a day but, in doing so, you’ll raise your earning potential.
Develop your skills
Productivity helps nurture skills that may otherwise remain hidden. Because you’ll claw back time that was once lost to being unproductive, you’ll be able to invest it back into developing your skills. A better skillset will always shine a light on new earning opportunities.
We hope the tips above have inspired you to up your productivity game. If there’s one thing you do today, make a pact with yourself to be more productive and watch as your net worth starts to increase.