The Zero Hour Workweek

You wanted to know how I liberated myself from my day job and began blogging full time. After over 100 hours of “work;” my new free ebook: The Zero Hour Workweek is now available to the world. The “zero” part means that when you do what you love, “work” no longer feels like work. I personally can no longer tell the difference between when I’m working and when I’m playing. Here’s what inside this 60 page document:

  1. My Story of Liberation. Why I was fed up with “mind renting” and what I did to stop it.
  2. My Journey to Getting Paid to be Me. I detail my most important strategies for getting paid to do what I love. I’ve used these strategies to gain over 10,000 subscribers, write for a top 50 blog, and create a full time income online.
  3. Zero Hour Case Studies. I get inside the minds of six other renegades who have found ways to get paid to be who they are. You learn their best tips, and what they would change if they could to start all over.
  4. Your Paid to Exist Secret Weapon. I show you how you can find the intersection between: 1) What you’re good at, 2) What you’re passionate about, and 3) What people will pay you to do.
  5. Why the World Needs You to Do What You Love. Why we desperately need your contribution. A call to living on your own terms and creating your own game.

With this ebook, I didn’t hold back or keep any secrets. Everything I’ve done to create success for myself is contained within this document. This should probably cost money, but I’ve decided to make it free so as many people as possible can benefit from it.

Click Here to Download the Zero Hour Workweek Now

(There’s also an added bonus within the ebook: a link to a free test that I developed to help you find out how you can get paid to be you. Be sure to read the section “What’s next?” at the end to get the link.) Or download it on your iPhone/iPad: Download free from the iTunes store.

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I spent a lot of time creating this free resource. If you appreciated it, I would really love it if you can share it with someone.

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I’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback on the ebook. Leave a comment below and let me know what you thought. PS: We’re holding a no-cost event soon on how you can create your own zero hour work week, one where the lines between business and pleasure are joyfully blurred. If you’re ready to begin working and playing on your own terms, join us to reserve your seat.

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Comment & Add Your Voice

Thomas Herold September 8, 2009 at 10:22 am

Fantastic! Keep up the great work – I am downloading it right now.


ChristiaanH September 8, 2009 at 10:27 am

I’ll be doing a review of this book on my blog soon… thoroughly enjoyed your last work of art uhhmm.. eBook so I’m sure this one will be great as well. I’ve dabbled in this subject before but never got the chance to make it into an eBook. All I have to show for it is a blogpost on my blog somewhere.

If you continue giving things away for free you’ll either become a complete internet celebrity (as if you aren’t already) or people will call you crazy for giving things away. I can imagine you becomming both.

Keep up the great work Jonathan, it’s always great to read what’ you’re up to now. A true inspiration


jbsmoov February 21, 2013 at 7:08 pm

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James NomadRip September 8, 2009 at 10:27 am

Excellent! I’ll read it now and spread it around. Thanks!


MoneyEnergy September 8, 2009 at 10:29 am

Thanks so much – you’re right, this should probably sell for *at least* $39 – really looking forward to reading it. I retweeted and stumbled it for you.


jbsmoov February 21, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Where’d you get that number? I imagine from lots of comparative market research. You must be real smart. I was thinking $39.50, but you might be right.

Carl September 8, 2009 at 10:56 am

Very excited to read this. Always willing to spread the news of this as well.


Cody McKibben September 8, 2009 at 11:02 am

I agree with Christiaan man, your ebooks are fantastic, epic tomes! I love this one and am really honored and happy to be featured as one of the examples in this manifesto! What’s the only thing better than a 4 Hour Workweek? A Zero Hour Workweek! Cheers Jonathan!


Dalibor Ruzic - Personal Standards September 8, 2009 at 11:04 am

In good time. I just started my blog. :)


Glen Allsopp September 8, 2009 at 11:42 am

Hey brah,

Just letting you know that your image link doesn’t work

Downloading now!

– Glen


Jonathan September 8, 2009 at 11:46 am

@ Christiaan: I hope that I make an impact on others before I become famous. In the end, what matters most to me is the impact I make, not how many fans I get.

I hope you like the ebook!

@ Glen: Thanks buddy, just fixed the link.


Jared September 8, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Well done my friend.

I’ll make sure to spread the word on my end.


Daryl Furuyama September 8, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Sounds exciting. I’m glad you’re at a place in your life where you are able to write this. Just one quick note about the wording: There seems to be a conflict between “The Zero Hour Workweek” and “After 100 hours of work”. It confused me, lessening the effect of the title.


Kyle Steiner June 9, 2010 at 7:21 am

Daryl? I just stumbled onto this website and saw your comment. I can’t imagine there are too many Daryl Furuyamas around so I’m guessing it’s the one I know from UCI/Sigma Nu. How have you been?!

Stress Training Mark September 8, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Love it. Tweeted it. Thanks.

All the best from Brighton (UK),


Shaun / No, I Won't Make Out With September 8, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Fantastic work Jon! Very well written, easy to follow, and hits the spot! I’ll be spreading this for sure.


Himiona September 8, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Thanks I will read this tonight on the train home. I would do anything to be able to work the way you do. As they say, If your doing what you’re like and are good at, it’s not work.’
I am so sick of the struggle. . .



Jonathan September 8, 2009 at 3:17 pm

@ Daryl: You’re right, that is confusing. I’ve changed it so hopefully it makes more sense now.

@ Mark: Nice to have you here, and thanks for the tweet!

@ Himiona: It is definitely possible, I’m proof of it. If you are persistent and want it bad enough, you will get there.


Alex Blackwell September 8, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Outstanding effort Jonathan and very motivational. Your tone and passion comes through with every word and concept. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.


MK September 8, 2009 at 6:09 pm

So excited! Can’t wait to dive into this. Thanks, Jonathan!


Simple Llama September 8, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Wowsers, 60 pages isn’t exactly cake. It sounds good though, so I’ll make some time to read it over the coming week. I’ll let you know what my thoughts are when I’m finished up.


Jai Kai - September 8, 2009 at 7:03 pm

Thanks Jonathan…
for sharing this recent creation. It felt good to read knowing that I am on my path. The law of attraction has been quite the buzz phrase over the last couple of years. But, I believe that the new buzz phrase to catch on will be “The Law of Creation” and I loved how you summed this up at the end of your book.

I am doing an audio interview with Leo this week and I would love to interview you in the near future and promote your positive messages.


Seamus Anthony September 8, 2009 at 7:32 pm

Awesome – enjoyed it. Especially the bit about how escaping work is not the point, but rather finding work you love is. I have found mine, am sure this will help others find theirs.


Peter | The Change Blog September 8, 2009 at 9:56 pm

Just finished reading your e-book Jonathan. Awesome stuff dude – you continue to produce high quality, ass-kicking material. “The Blogger who tries to monetize traffic” – guilty as charged… where was your e-book two years ago? haha…


Bud Hennekes September 8, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Dude.. Again.. you completely owned. I’ll be doing a review of the e-book later this week. :)


Per | Miniwise September 8, 2009 at 11:56 pm

Haven’t read it yet, but I will! This sounds like exactly the thing I was looking for :)


Diggy - September 9, 2009 at 12:15 am

Hey Jonothan!

Wow man totally awesome!
Congrats that you are working for yourself, doing what you love and making a full time income from it! :)
That’s my goal within 2 years too!

Downloading your book now! Really awesome that you’re giving it away free! Not many people would do that!

Cheers brother!


Oscar - freestyle mind September 9, 2009 at 12:47 am

Hey thank you so much for sharing this book. I hope to read it today and also make a review on my blog.


Kaizan September 9, 2009 at 1:32 am

Great work! I look forward to reading this!


Faramarz - Anxious Candy September 9, 2009 at 1:48 am

Thank you so much for keeping this book free. I am sure that you will benefit so many more people by doing this. I will definitely digg and stumble your page


Karen September 9, 2009 at 6:50 am

Thank you for the great resource! I am looking forward to reading it all the way through.


Jeremy McMinn September 9, 2009 at 7:16 am

Cheers, I look forward to reading!!


Kytka "Kit" Hilmar-Jezek September 9, 2009 at 7:21 am

What can I say… You ROCK!


Kent @ The Financial Philosopher September 9, 2009 at 7:50 am

Congrats Jonathan! I’ll check it out…


Paul Norwine September 9, 2009 at 11:01 am

Just downloaded the book and looking forward to jumping in…thanks for making that available to us!



Shann Vander Leek September 9, 2009 at 11:55 am

Good on you mate!

I look forward to reading and blogging about your new ebook.



Wouter Meyers September 9, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Hey Jonathan,

Loved the ebook. Well written in your now characteristic style. I’ve now got a clearer understanding of your critisism of the 4 hour work week and I must say I agree with you now!

Will start tomorrow with answering the questions you are posing in this book. I’ve been answering similar questions slowly over the last year and will hopefully be hypercharging my ideas soon! :) Thanks for writing this awesome stuff!




Scott September 9, 2009 at 7:15 pm

really well done. you’ve touched on a bunch of aspects that I am trying to hopefully get across so that people take action on starting their own blog. A key within your message is that blogging has been the way to communicate and medium to get your message out.

I love reading about you making the transition from corporate cubicle to zero hours!

I used to feel depressed because I would fight with the face that it wasn’t possible. Now I fight with knowing that it’s possible and wanting it for myself.

Thanks. I plan to do a more detailed review of this to hopefully direct people here to find the great content and realize the blog and passion will help change lifes for the better.


Nevin Danielson September 9, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Just finished it Jonathan. It’s fantastic. It’s tremendously valuable and I think sharing it free is a brilliant move.

I’m up to two pages of notes so far. Your ebook seemed to flip the switch for me.



Arsalan September 9, 2009 at 10:50 pm

I haven’t read it yet, but I am confident that it will be awesome, I am going to recommend the book to a couple of friends of mine, but I will also post it on my facebook account, though the sad fact is, many of them are unwilling to change… guess everyone for his own life.

anyway, that was a random shout out to keep the articles coming mate!



James NomadRip September 10, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Okay just finished reading it. I didn’t take as many notes or study things this thoroughly in school. I’ll do a full review on it and let you know when I have it up.

In the meantime if you’re ever out this way, you’re welcome to play our Djembe. :-)


Nevin Danielson September 10, 2009 at 7:41 pm

I’ve posted a recommendation to my readers to read 0HWW. I don’t think Blogger allows trackbacks, so I thought I’d just let you know. Congrats again on a great read.


Pete Przyszlak September 11, 2009 at 1:30 pm

I sent in a comment about the book the other day and it has not even showed up, it was concerning a link to twitter pulse. So far all of my comments on all of the websites I am following have received one reply I can hardly move forward with such an overwhelming amount of feedback. I was interested in the book particularly about connecting with your own tribe, the link I thought would lead me to at least a start into social networking but I have not so far received an answer or any offers of help or even comment agreeing or disagreeing. It seems to me at the moment that all the “Liberate yourself” blogs and websites are for a particular tribe with an exclusive membership where you all survive on a mutual self congratulatory loop in which there is a special language that if you do not speak, you are not let in. Can someone answer this?


steve [i dance for ten years right now] September 12, 2009 at 10:17 pm

thanks for this, jonathan. this is very inspiring. i’m still a little uncertain about my own project, in terms of the potential for profits, just because i am attempting something so radical.. but this is motivation

peace, friend


hadiza September 13, 2009 at 6:23 am

unable to download the zero hour book


karen yaegeer September 13, 2009 at 1:40 pm

thank you so much jonathan for sharing this free ebook. as usual, you are AMAZING and INSPIRING. i am reading and re-reading.

here’s to zero hour work weeks for all of us…

~ karen yaeger :)


Mike Turitzin September 13, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Jonathan — I finally got the time to check out your guide, and I love it. Great job. The design is great, the writing is great, the content is great. Very impressed!


Krishna September 13, 2009 at 11:16 pm

This is a wonderful resource, thank you for sharing!


Ben September 14, 2009 at 2:08 am

Very sharp and clear writing, thanks for being such a good example for others.

Thanks also for your help



Jen September 14, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Hey Jonathan
Thank you for this – have had a read through and will have another read tommorrow. Looks great, great to have the inpsiration in a practical manner.


Zufall September 14, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Hey Jonathan,
thanks a lot for this e-book and your blog posts. You and Leo from Zen Habits contributed a great deal to my moving on in life. I quit a job that no longer “fitted” and I am going to be self employed from January – I am a little excited because this change is not so perfectly planned (and normally I get paid for my perfect planning…) but I thought I have to take this chance. I’m born on a sunday and was a lucky girl all of my life so I’m sure I will fall on my feet again. :)
Thanks again and good luck for everything you do.


Lake September 14, 2009 at 6:47 pm

Great comments on a great book. While at first glance it may seem that the tactics in 0HWW apply to non-creatives, I see the overlap to my own creative career. Many thanks.


Marcos Rezende September 15, 2009 at 5:23 pm

Hi Jonathan,

Good work on this book. I read and I’ve talked about it into my brazilian blog about entrepeneurship an escape from cubicle. Good work, very good work. Congratulations!

You are aligned to my purpose: “Use your talents to be the diffenrence that you wish in the world.”

Best regards! Marcos Rezende


Christian September 16, 2009 at 12:21 am

Thanks for this gift.


ajira September 23, 2009 at 12:20 am

Yes, thanks for this gift indeed! I’m stoked about reading it and will definitely share it… :-)


Ilija Brajkovic September 27, 2009 at 10:12 am

Thank you very much, it looks very interesting!


Chris Connell September 29, 2009 at 11:17 am

Yo. Great ebook Jonathan. Very well done. Loved your authenticity, your willingness to be vulnerable and share your journey, breakdowns and breakthroughs, and give us stuff we can actually use. Really good. Thank you for this.


Chris Connell


Sunny September 30, 2009 at 3:57 am

Thanks! There are some excellent ideas in there!



gerry October 2, 2009 at 5:46 am


Your phrase “mind renting” is just spot on for me and I suspect many creatives. Definitely a good read and one that I’ll share.



Wp templates October 5, 2009 at 6:15 pm


Thank for sharing The Zero Hour Workweek and it sure looks interesting.



Joe Ray October 6, 2009 at 9:59 am

Excellent post. I love the tag at the top of your site- “Don’t Read This Website if You Want Ordinary” – well stated! The time for societal spinal implants is now. I look forward to reading your book.


Malini October 7, 2009 at 6:27 am

Hello Jonathon,
Really liked your zero hour workweek and have written a post on my blog. Keep it coming. :)


T. for 2 October 8, 2009 at 9:30 am

Alas the link didn’t work for me. Using firefox.


Oleg Mokhov October 8, 2009 at 2:22 pm

“You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing.” -Dale Carnegie

Hey Jonathan,

When you love what you do, work and play are the same. If you could do anything you wanted, disregarding whether you “can,” what would it be? Doing THAT is what will help you maximize life.

Your ebook is a great mini-resource to guide people in the right direction. It gives 3 simple questions and criteria–value, passion, strength–which people can use to find and do what they’re passionate about, and get paid for it. Get paid to be YOU.

Plus, the cheeky title is great. Reels in curious folk with the Ferriss sendup–like me–but makes complete sense a few pages in.

Thank you for writing this. I have been passing it along to friends, who dug the title as well :)



Mathdelane October 21, 2009 at 5:43 am

Thank you for selflessly sharing this valuable piece of ebook. I’ll go ahead and read this and most probably share it to the people I care about.


Ed October 26, 2009 at 2:15 pm

Hi Jonathan,

Thanks for sharing this great resource.

It is worthy of several re-reads and it is
already passed on to “my guys”

All the best


Mic November 29, 2009 at 7:13 am

Jonathan, you set us a great example by your generosity, thanks.


G Angela January 12, 2010 at 11:00 pm

hi Jonathan,

you are truly very authentic and inspiring, i would love to read your e book, i appreciate your genorosity,

G Angela


Neal Martin January 15, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Many thanks for the gift.


Annu February 1, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Hi Jonathan!

I just left my day job too and am focusing on freelance writing and full-time blogging now. Just the right time to come across your site :) I’ll take your ebook as my starting point and will keep you updated. Thanks a lot, I start today!


Stefan February 2, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Haha – great title! You should stick one in a parcel and send it to Tim Ferris. :-) Bet he would love it.


Nat February 6, 2010 at 6:30 pm

I totally took to your ebook totally. Every aspect reasonated with me (even watching the Seinfeld re-runs lol)
I love your genuineness and authenticity, Thank you!


DanielR March 5, 2010 at 4:22 pm

i’ve read your book and i appreciat your effort

there’s a fallacy though: a passion remains a passion when you don’t HAVE to do it; if your living depnds on it, it is no more a passion but simply a job you will hate

(just ask the cohorts of people that did it)


Kevin Foulds March 9, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Great blog and superb book. It looks like you have made the great escape from working for others to working from home.

Looking forward todoing that some time this year.Keep up the good work.



Lorraine Walden March 26, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Jai, what an excellent topic during a recession when people have problems focusing on what skills to bring into society and how to accomplish achieving an income while incorporating your inate talents that you love. God bless you an I will read it, and pass it on.


SecondActLady April 21, 2010 at 7:17 pm

I just discovered this website and can’t wait to read your ebook. I will be back for more…


Marnie Martin June 13, 2010 at 9:34 am

Hi Jonathan,

Thank you so much for all of the wonderful information and for being the first one to say things in such a way that it reminded me of all I have known, but was not doing…this speaks to the soul of the creative entrepreneur and is practical and doable…I am really new to all of this social media, but not at all new to being outside the box…so this has really helped me to get a handle of the next steps and gives me the confidence to move forward. Thanks a bunch…keep an eye out for my website…Marnie your life and business…out loud and on purpose! (in progress)
P.S. If you have any useful tips on building a wordpress site, I am still struggling with that a bit!


RW June 14, 2010 at 9:24 pm

I am not having any luck downloading your ebook. Help. Have mac, am usually download-savvy.


Donna Vitan June 17, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Thanks for sharing! Awesome direction. Cheers.


hermes handbags July 8, 2010 at 1:43 am

“You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing.” -Dale Carnegie

Hey Jonathan,

When you love what you do, work and play are the same. If you could do anything you wanted, disregarding whether you “can,” what would it be? Doing THAT is what will help you maximize life.

Your ebook is a great mini-resource to guide people in the right direction. It gives 3 simple questions and criteria–value, passion, strength–which people can use to find and do what they’re passionate about, and get paid for it. Get paid to be YOU.

Plus, the cheeky title is great. Reels in curious folk with the Ferriss sendup–like me–but makes complete sense a few pages in.

Thank you for writing this. I have been passing it along to friends, who dug the title as well :)



Tariq July 14, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Just discovered your website, read your articles and you convinced me to download your book. You write awesome articles. Thanks


Claire July 20, 2010 at 4:55 pm

Hi Jonathan,

I found your site via your wife’s lovely blog. I’ve just downloaded your book and intend to read it.

I’m really tired of not being myself. ;)


Jake Adams July 20, 2010 at 11:07 pm

It’s so true. You’ve got to LOVE what you do, but for most people the hardest part is figuring out what it is they love!


Livingstone August 14, 2010 at 7:53 am

Re-reading this. Really digging it. Thanks for putting this together Friend!



Do Over Guy September 4, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Just downloaded… getting ready to read. Thanks!


Yakezie September 22, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Gonna read this book with passion. cheers


Jane October 1, 2010 at 10:09 am

Hey Jonathan,

I just wanted to say I agree with the message “do what you love” but disagree with other things. Your book is aimed purely at people who wants to start their own blogs and there are many other things in life worth pursing. As well, although I’ve tried to pursue what I love to do, I do not love every minute of it and even spend some time procrastinating (as I am doing now) on the thing I profess to love to do. This is because some growth comes from doing things that I do not like to do, in order to ultimately succeed in the thing I love to do.


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April Dawn April 23, 2011 at 11:23 pm

Hello, I downloaded your book from the iTunes app store and I can’t wait to satt reading it. Unfortunately there seems to be a little glitch. It will only allow me to view it horizontally, and it’s off center, so it is cutting off the first few letters of each sentence.

I’ll download it into my eBooks on my iTunes from a computer and then synch my iPhone but I just thought you should know about this little glitch.

Thanks for a great resource. I’m looking forward to reading it.


Howard Koseff May 12, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Hi Jonathan,
I just read your Zero Hour Workweek and have to tell you that you are inspirational. I am a medical doctor and have been toying with an idea for a while. This book is lurching me forward into a creative and exciting “workless” unkown. Thank you!!!
If you get a chance I’d like to hear how to convert email subscribers to making money on a website/ blog. Have to admit I’m a bit of a Luddite!
Again, a big thanks for propelling my conservative South African arse into the present!


Junie May 20, 2011 at 4:38 am

Hi, I’ve just started my blog. Thanks for your resources, they’re very inspirational. I’ve linked your site to my blog so that I’ll be able to share what you’re offering.

Well done for your generosity.


w1978x October 5, 2011 at 1:55 pm

The opportunities are good for the correct people, are you ready?

Kiden Wani May 23, 2011 at 5:29 am

Thanks, Will download and read your E-book and share it with other friends please.


w1978x October 5, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Hello, do you wants to know about a good opportunity?

ChrisLappin June 6, 2012 at 10:45 am

I stumbled across this download via Emilie Wapnick’s post & honestly I can’t believe that this is a free resource.
I haven’t read the whole article yet & only intended to scan through it initially but found myself studying it & taking notes.
I always thought I was a bit strange ‘cos I never wanted to conform to the norm in business or in life tho’ sometimes felt it would be easier to do so.
Thanks so much for this. It’s amazing. I’ll definitely be sharing it with my fellow work-from-homers! 
Your comment ‘Paths are made for walking’ made me smile. 


Dylan McLauchlan July 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm

I want your life lol
Never knew it was possible to live like this until about a year ago (sept.)

Been seeing great progress, but still not seeing the money. Hope that changes soon


Brandon Kasteler August 2, 2012 at 11:31 am

I, like many others, am astounded you are offering this for FREE.

There are plenty of people online these days who can (and, unfortunately do) SELL 60+ pages of crap. For you to offer 60 pages of genuine, well-written, and most importantly USEFUL information truly shows that you care about your readers, and people in general.

Thank you for the work you and those around you have put into PTE and for the wonderful content that you have already produced.

It has been tweeted, e-mailed, printed, shown around, and most definitely will be posted on my blog.


Gerome April 29, 2013 at 5:45 am

Thanks for making this book free! Means so much for a dreamer with no direction on how to earn money.

I love the book! Especially Part Four: Your Paid To Exist Secret Weapon!

Thanks a lot and Kudos to your work! Your making the world a better place with your work!


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