7 Ways To Become Your Own Boss -- Profitably

Career coach and blogger Marty Nemko has been writing about the biggest career myths, from "Do what you love," and "Networking is the only way to get a job" to "Job seekers must sell themselves. This post is the fourth in the series and takes aim at the rosy assessments of entrepreneurship and self-employment.

You've probably heard that self-employment is the best path to financial freedom. I started out believing that too. That was how my father made enough money to move my mom, sister and me out of a Bronx tenement and into a middle-class neighborhood. In addition, I've seen that most employers pay employees as little as they can get away with; some even replacing workers with interns and volunteers so that they can avoid the minimum-wage law.