Business Insider Prime: Freelancer who quit her job and now makes $200k a year debunks 3 of the biggest myths about being your own boss

Business Insider Prime: Freelancer who quit her job and now makes $200k a year debunks 3 of the biggest myths about being your own boss

By: Morgan Overholt
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I’ve always dreamed of having a high-profile corporate career. I knew that if I just worked hard enough, one day I’d have my name on the door of my very own corner office in some beautiful big-city high rise.

However, at just 31-years-old, I found myself stuck in a job that I had grown to hate. I felt underpaid, overworked, mistreated, disrespected and creatively stifled.

And so, one rainy April morning, I walked into my boss’s office, told her I was done, and sought out to achieve the success I so desired – on my own terms.

Today, I am a full-time freelance graphic designer earning $200,000 a year, working out of my own corner-office in downtown Miami.

Although perceptions of freelancing are becoming increasingly positive as more professionals adopt this lifestyle, I find that there are still a host of misconceptions about this career path.

Here are a few of what I have found to be some of the most popular myths, debunked, and how freelance has helped me create the kind of career that I never would have been able to achieve with a traditional employer.

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