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Nick Loper helps people earn money outside of their day job. He’s an author, online entrepreneur, and life-long student in the game of business. His latest role is as Chief Side Hustler at, a growing community and resource for aspiring and part-time entrepreneurs.



  • Minio Cloud Storage – An object storage server built for cloud application developers and devops.


Key Takeaways

  • Small maintenance items can aggregate into a big time suck.
  • Buy or build a treadmill desk.
  • Use typing shortcut programs like TextExpander.
  • If you’re working all day on your business you just have a job.
  • Take inventory of where your time is going.
    • Gives you a log to itemize and help determine what to automate or delegate.
    • Gamify the system and makes you want to work at a highly productive rate.
  • Hire a virtual assistant to get things off your plate so you can spend your time more effectively.
    • When the pain of inaction becomes too great.
    • Using a freelancer or a dedicated service.
  • Freelancers require more time in recruiting, hiring and managing.
  • Managed services cost more.
  • Treat your employees and freelancers as people. Show some personality, emotion and culture.


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