Alice Everdeen, 31, worked 60 hours a week as a content manager for a supplement company.
She decided to quit two years ago to pursue her voice-over business full-time, CNBC reported.
Everdeen now earns up to $15,000 a month despite working far fewer hours.
A millennial who hated her unfulfilling corporate job decided to quit her job two years ago and pursue her voice-over business full-time.
Alice Evergreen, 31, told CNBC Make It that earning just $42,000 a year doing 60 hours a week as a content manager for a supplement company didn’t make her happy.
Working fewer hours, she now does a lot more voiceover work for clients like Amazon, Southwest Airlines and OnlyFans. CNBC reviewed documents showing she made $102,000 last year.
“I would say [I work] like 3-5 hours a day,” Everdeen told the broadcaster.
She also renovated a school bus with her husband so they could travel across the United States. She told CNBC that she invested the extra money she earned into the edits and that they plan to begin their journey next week.
“We feel like we’ve made it as adults, by our standards,” Everdeen said. “We want to follow our dreams rather than what we are told to do.”
Over the past few weeks, the “silent shutdown” has gained traction after Insider published a “freewheeling culture” article earlier this year about the idea of drawing boundaries between work and life. personal while collecting a paycheck.
Evergreen told CNBC that she learned to set strict boundaries to avoid burnout and complacency years ago when she worked as a producer for MSNBC working lots of overtime.
“It’s not good when I want to stay at work longer. It means I distract myself and don’t care about what’s going on. didn’t feel fulfilled in life,” she said. CNBC.
Evergreen said she depends on freelancing platform Fiverr for 80% of her income and sometimes checks it at night to find jobs. “I used to get notifications from Fiverr, and when the noise would go off, it would trigger this release of dopamine in my brain where I was like, ‘Money!'”
She said working fewer hours doesn’t mean she’s less passionate, however: “It took a long time to learn to let go of what doesn’t matter. Paying $4,000 a month for the rent and then working 60 hours a week is not what I want to do.”
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