Anyone here with projects you did for free while having a lot of autonomy. Was those projects your best projects? That means you asked the client to do the work for free as long as you had damn near full autonomy. That also means your paid client projects with less autonomy was not your best work.
If you had the opposite experience, meaning your best work was paid, while having less autonomy, what made it your best work? Objective results? Dribbble like aesthetics? Made it to Awwwards.com? Great communication with client?