I am sure you have heard of the term 9-to-5 which is most commonly used to refer to one's day job. Conversely, the term 5-to-9 actually refers to activities someone does outside of their main career, i.e. their side hustle, hobbies or anything that they are kept occupied with.
Hi, my name is Bryan, and I am call Singapore my home. Singapore is a sunny city-state located in South East Asia, with neighbors consisting of Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. I am what some might call a digital nomad because of my location-independent work nature. Although I might not travel as much as other nomads do, I still appreciate and greatly enjoy the freedom to work anywhere and anytime I want. Of course, I didn't get to where I am overnight.
Like many who are reading this website, I too used to be stuck in a deskbound corporate job, working from 9am to 6pm and most of the time much much later. It was draining and seeping my energy. I was determined to get out of the rat race so I was actively making use of time outside of work, my 5-to-9 hours to pick up new skills such as web and graphic design, programming, e-commerce, a third language etc, and with that, I managed to build several successful side hustles that together, allowed me to quit my job. I am a successful freelancer online, and I also run a profit-making digital agency with remote professionals specializing in the social media, marketing and content creation sphere. You can see one of my freelancing profile online here:
I have decided to start this site and name it "Five To Nine Nation" for all you hardworkers, freedom fighters, side hustlers and dreamers. This will be the definitive guide to help all of you get started on building side businesses so that you eventually earn more from them than your day job so you can finally break free from the shackles of the rat race.
To freedom, to time, to money!
Lead Side Hustler
Founder, Five To Nine Nation