How to Make 4 Million Dollars in 4 Years

Is it possible to compress 40 years of productivity and earnings into 4 years?

Though this sounds extreme, let’s consider how this may be possible in your own venture.

No middle management

In your own venture, the relative absence of bureaucracy can translate to much more time for focused work.

You will have no middle managers to deal with or communicate through.

So you can and should be more efficient.

More productive work time

The second reason this is possible is because you’ll not waste a single minute of your working hours for 4 years straight.

It’s shocking how little workers actually work. The average worker in all CAREER fields is productive for 60% or less, on an average day.

For office workers, that number is even less. I’ve looked at a lot of productivity and found that the average office worker is productive for as little as 2 hours and 23 minutes in a given workday.

More work time

The third reason it’s possible to squeeze 40 years’ worth of work into 4 years is that in addition to being more productive in your work hours, you’ll also work more hours.

A serious founder is expected to work 6-7 days a week fully dedicated to their venture.

So let’s say you work an average of 14 hours per day, 7 days a week, that would amount to 98 hours per week.

Over 4 years, that would equal 18,816 hours.

That’s 11,136 hours more than a typical 40-hour work week over 4 years.

4 million dollars

Now that you can work hard, how do you get to 4 million dollars?

Well, one easy way we can get there is through calculating your billable hours.

If you sell your services hourly, multiply 18,816 by .85, since 15% of your time won’t be billable.

This comes out to about 16,000 hours total over four years.

Then multiply those hours by $250/hour, and that equals 4 million dollars over the course of 4 years.

Watch the video to see how these factors can come together to generate extraordinary productivity and earnings in short period of time.

Feras Alhlou

Feras Alhlou

Feras has founded, grown, and sold businesses in Silicon Valley and abroad, scaling them from zero revenue to 7 and 8 figures. In 2019, he sold e-Nor, a digital marketing consulting company, to dentsu (a top-5 global media company). Feras has served as an advisor to 150+ other new startup businesses, and in his current venture, Start Up With Feras, he's on a mission to help entrepreneurs in the consulting and services space start and grow their businesses smarter and stronger.

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