indigo-v3.png

Here is a description of your company. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut dapibus, felis id malesuada blandit, turpis lacus vehicula risus, quis rhoncus libero.


Why Every Poor Musician Should Buy A $500 Roomba Vacuum

Why Every Poor Musician Should Buy A $500 Roomba Vacuum

About a week ago I became a proud owner of a Roomba robot vacuum cleaner (the 880 model, to be exact). I’m not rich by most standards, but when my wife suggested we get this, I wrote down a few numbers on a napkin, and immediately said yes to dropping $500 on a robot vacuum cleaner.

 

Why? Because I’ll actually earn money from buying this expensive robot cleaner because of a simple business principle and some math that I picked up from the 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss. Here’s how it works:

 

I spend roughly one hour each week vacuuming (usually in two half-hour segments). 

 

52 weeks a year X 1 hour per week = 52 hours a year

 

I’m thinking if I’m lucky, the Roomba will last me at least 5-7 years. That means the Roomba will save me:

 

52 hours a year X 5 years = 260 hours

 

At $500, that means that the Roomba costs me just $1.92 every hour. Or another more futuristic way of thinking about it could be I’m paying the Roomba a little under two bucks per hour to clean my house. As a musician it’s very hard for me to figure out my hourly pay, but I’m pretty sure I make way more than $1.92 per hour. 

 

There’s a vital business principle behind this purchase: anytime you can pay someone less per hour than you do to handle a task for you, do it. 

 

Your time is incredibly valuable. Focus on using it to do things only you can do, and leave the vacuuming to the robots. 

MainStage Mondays: My Top 10 MainStage Tutorials

MainStage Mondays: My Top 10 MainStage Tutorials

5 Tips For Networking

5 Tips For Networking

0