WHEN I ASKED PEOPLE ABOUT THEIR LONG-TERM SIDE-GIG GOALS, they often said that they just wanted more of what they already had: a full-time job that provides a stable home base while they experiment and expand on the side. “I really enjoy what I do during the day. I love art, I love technical stuff,” says singer Corinne Delaney from Chapter 6. She has no plans to ever leave her day job.

Chapter 3's tax guru Jason Malinak gave a similar response. “I'm happy, and I love my job. I consider my passion my career and my Etsy shop my hobby,” he says. Still, he adds, he intends to continue growing his customer base as much as possible.

Sydney Owen, the skydiver and career coach from Chapter 3, plans to continue jumping and coaching ...

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