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What Independent Professionals Say

The 1099 Index asked a series of open-ended questions to allow America's independent workers to more freely express themselves. Here's a sampling of what IPs had to say:

Why Do You Love Being an IP?
  • I wouldn't have it any other way. I love what I do.

  • I can arrange my own time and set my own hours.

  • I like the unlimited earning. Much better money.
Why Did You Become an IP?
  • I didn't like office politics and making money for somebody else. I did that for 19 years and got tired of it.

  • You get paid well -- really well -- for doing something you love.

  • I needed and wanted to control my own destiny.

Would You Ever Consider a Traditional Job?
  • I can't imagine anything that would make me go back to all that.

  • Only if I had no other choice.

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