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After setup costs, I'd define it as "anything that brings in a number of dollars, where the number of dollars is not directly proportional to the amount of time I spend on the thing in any capacity".

My day job matches that description!

Really? If you choose to work 30 minutes a day for the next 6 months, your income won't be affected?

OK, you got me on that one.

However, if I choose to work 60 hours a week for the next 6 months, it won't be affected either.

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