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I'm Dale, the author of Going 1099

What exactly do you hate?

Published 18 days ago • 1 min read

When I converted my job into a 1099 gig, a lot of my stress went away.

This was because I

  • Increased my income
  • Took Fridays off
  • Only answered to myself and my client

The actual day-to-day client work was easy and I worked with a fun team.

But, what if I hated the actual client work?

Going 1099 would have certainly helped, but the project would not have been sustainable and I would have had to find a new gig.

If you don’t like the actual work you’re doing now, you will need to solve that problem in addition to the 1099 problem.

It’s easy to attribute our frustrations to the wrong thing.

If you have a bad client, and you go 1099 thinking that will make you feel better about the client, it won’t. At least, not for long.

If you don’t like the actual technical work you’re doing, going 1099 but doing the same type of work won’t make you happy. You need to go 1099 and find work you enjoy.

Sometimes going 1099 IS the solution though. If you like the work, you like the clients, but you just don’t like working for anyone else and think you should be better compensated, going 1099 is the right way to do it.

Be honest with yourself about WHY you feel frustrated and address the real problem.


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

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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