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I'm Dale, the author of Going 1099

Exploit tiny openings

Published about 2 months ago • 1 min read

Here's a great Tweet that resonates with my own experience:

I exploited a tiny opening to get my first 1099 gig.

Here were the circumstances:

  • I did great work for a client
  • The only other person who could do my job for this client at my company quit and there weren't any obvious replacements due to security clearance requirements
  • The client wanted to put more money onto the project

That was it. I saw a small window of opportunity where I had enough leverage to pull off going 1099.

If you spot that tiny opening, take advantage of it.

Circumstances won't be perfect, but you can make the most of it.


If you're interested in learning how to get your first solo 1099 federal sub-contract, check out my book:

Going 1099: How to become a solo federal sub-contractor and gain control of your working life, earn more money and unlock more free time


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I'm Dale, the author of Going 1099

Going 1099 is a book that teaches you how to become a solo federal sub-contractor and gain control of your working life, earn more money and unlock more free time. I wrote it because quite a few people have asked me how they can become a 1099. I figured it was best to write a single book that I can send them and that I can share with others who are interested. This newsletter goes out Monday - Friday and covers topics that will help you succeed in starting and maintaining successful 1099 career.

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