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Capitalism Hack: I Do My Side Hustle During My Regular 9-To-5 Job

Capitalism has been around for at least as long as I’ve been alive, so it’s safe to say it’s here to stay. Since we’re stuck with it until further notice, we might as well figure out some ways to game the system for our benefit. After all, I think that’s the point of capitalism in the first place.

If you’re like me and have a full-time job while juggling a bunch of little side gigs yet are also a sucker for a shortcut around it all, you’re going to love this one. All you have to do is perform your side hustle duties while you’re on the clock at your regular 9-to-5 job. Brilliant, right? It’s like working one job for the price of two.

How easy is it really to do my side hustle as an UberEats driver during my full-time job as an accountant? Honestly, extremely simple. Here’s the thing. Whenever I get bored of copying and pasting numbers from one cell in Excel to another, I just take a 30-minute break to go deliver some dude’s jalapeno poppers he ordered from Applebee’s. Boom! That’s double money right there. And if you can sneak in a popper or two for yourself without anyone finding out, that’s a triple hack.

This works with any career choice too. Not just office ones. Try it with your situation to maximize capitalism.

Say you have a day job as an elementary school teacher and your side hustle involves making and selling decorative throw pillows in the shape of Timothy Olyphant’s face on Etsy. Can we hack that situation and save some time? Sure can! Just start selling them directly to your students discreetly while teaching them about addition and subtraction or something. The trick is to do it without them realizing it. In the business, that’s called product placement.

Hell, you could even have your school kids make the pillows for you as a homework assignment. There are no rules against children working for free.

I highly recommend trying out this hack for yourself. You’ll end up with way more time on your hands to focus on things you want to do, like work more side hustles. You’ll feel like a true capitalist in no time.