Eliminate stress and find your perfect work-life balance

Being a freelancer or indie business owner isn’t all work and no play — after all, the lifestyle benefits of solopreneurship are what attracted many of us to 1009 life in the first place. Nation1099’s Thrive section is all about striking the ideal work-life balance, growing as professionals, and maintaining our sanity amidst the productive craziness of our day-to-day!

In this section you will find useful advice and tools for time management, stress management, healthy distractions, and travel advice. The gig economy is a place to thrive — never forget that!

The Freelancer’s Guide to Time Management

The Freelancer’s Guide to Time Management

Time — the eternal arch-nemesis of the independent — or so it often seems. 2016 was easily my most productive year to date — I took on a lot of new freelance work, I toured the country and the world multiple times, I developed many meaningful new relationships,...

Is A Client Putting You In A Crunch — Charge a Rush Fee!

Is A Client Putting You In A Crunch — Charge a Rush Fee!

I recently had a meeting with a colleague who brought up a challenge he was facing: out of the blue a client says they needed something done in 24 hours or less. My colleague's plight is one that we agreed many of our readers have likely encountered — along with the...