Quitting your job to work for yourself--that's the dream. Here, nine totally amazing career opportunities (plus, salary info pulled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) that are basically designed for self-starters like you.

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B&B owner

Average Salary: $50,000

You’ve had your eye on that adorable New Hampshire Victorian for years. It’s an investment, sure, but once it’s up and running--and you’ve earned yourself a batch of glowing TripAdvisor reviews--you could make a pretty penny and run things just the way you want them.

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BLOGGER

Average Salary: $60,000

Sure, it takes time to build up a following, but that’s what social media is for. Plus, there’s almost zero overhead to get started. (All you need to do is register a domain, pick out a Wordpress template, then get to work chronicling your super-cute DIY projects.) Once you have a solid audience, you can start pitching advertisers to carry out your revenue plan.

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REAL ESTATE AGENT

Average Salary: $105,000

You’ll be on call 24/7 (flexibility is how you’ll make a zillion sales), but depending on where you live, you could make a pretty hefty commission--sometimes as much as 7 percent. (On a $300,000 home, that’s $21,000, FYI.)

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PROFESSIONAL CRAFTER

Average Salary: $45,000

It takes time to get an Etsy shop up and running, but if you’re already knitting adorable dog hats, you might as well get the word out (and cash in) beyond selling to your local market.

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FLORAL DESIGNER

Average Salary: $25,000

An eye for styling peonies is a gift--shop your local flower market to get blooms at cost, then operate out of your basement (or garage).

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EVENT PLANNER

Average Salary: $52,000

Even the most organized bridezilla is on the lookout for a little help. Lend your research/filing/people skills to a full range of projects--not just weddings but corporate events, anniversary parties and more.

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FURNITURE (AND GALLERY WALL) CONSULTANT

Average Salary: $48,000

À la carte interior design services are in high demand. If you have an eye for gorgeous spaces and design trends--not to mention a passion for shopping--this gig could be your calling.

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PHOTOGRAPHER

Average salary: $30,000

Once you build a reputation--and an online portfolio of work--you could clean up when it comes to shooting all kinds of events. (Think: Engagement photos…or baby birthday party pics.)

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NOVELIST

Average Salary: $60,000

Self-publishing makes this a much easier process than ever before. If you have a brilliant idea, get it down on paper (or a word doc). You might make $60K…or you might make zilch. But you’ll never know until you try. 

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