My journey building a profitable side business over the past 13 years.

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Have you ever built a fire for the sake of building a fire? The kind of fire you want started quickly. You grab a few twigs and maybe throw in some leaves. But then it starts to fade so you scramble and throw in more leaves. Eventually, you toss a few thicker branches on top and hope they are dry enough to catch. These types of fires never seem to last long. They are more work than it’s worth to get started and keep burning for long.

These fires are a lot like certain side hustles. The type of business started quickly. Sell a few products or maybe land a couple of projects. The type of side hustle that is focused on turning a profit too early. Entrepreneurship is trendy. …


John MacAdam

Professional transportation engineer, web designer, and mobile app developer from Columbus, Ohio.

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