A shrewd businessman only works two hours a day because he earns $228,000 selling hammocks online.
Daniel Brady, from Brisbane, Queensland, runs Heavenly Hammocks and Swings.
He has been selling a range of chairs, hammocks, nests and sensory swings for four years, generating $145,000 revenue last year and $228,000 this year.
Mr Brady previously tried to sell pearl jewellery and headphones but both those businesses failed.
Now his success means he spends most of his day raising his three-year-old son – except at Christmas time when more orders come in and he works ‘almost 24 hours a day’.
Mr Brady told News.com.au: ‘I work an average of 15 to 30 hours a week, which is a couple of hours a day on average.’
‘At Christmas, it becomes more than a full-time job – it’s almost a 24-hour-a-day job – but that changes throughout the year.
‘I can work on my other websites part-time and I have a three-year-old, so I do spend quite a lot of time with him, but during Christmas I have to rely on my wife to look after him.’
It comes after a British study found that working from home can increase productivity.
Professor Alan Felstead, the study’s lead author, from Cardiff University’s School of Social Sciences, said: ‘Work is gradually being detached from traditional places such as the office, factory, or shop.
‘Our study also shows that employers benefit from increased effort as workers strive to show that working remotely is not a slacker’s charter. However, remote workers find greater difficulty in redrawing the boundaries between work and non-work life.’
The researchers examined the responses of around 15,000 working people supplied in 2001, 2006 and 2012.
Just under a quarter of people in fixed workplaces, 24 per cent, put in extra effort to work longer than their formal hours.