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Old 11-07-2018, 12:57   #1
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Hi All,

Long time lurker, first time poster.

Before I ask my question I'll give a little background on me. I bought a small sailboat (a 1972 Cal 24) last year and have been fixing it up. It was in surprisingly good condition for what I paid for it so I've only had to do fairly minor work like sanding, staining, painting, etc etc. I'm a complete newb when it comes to sailing. I've always wanted to, but the closest lake for sailing is an hour away. So, this opportunity arose and I immediately jumped on it and, not to my surprise, I fell in love with sailing. I eventually want to move to the coast (not sure which one) and liveaboard. I realize there is a lot to learn so I'm not in a huge rush, but I'm 29 and this is about as patient as I get. I'd like to start preparing for it now and set myself up for success. I have a wide variety of skills, although nothing that makes me a ton of money, at least where I currently live.

So, here's my question...Are there opportunities to support myself while I liveaboard with these skills?

-Photography
-Videography
-Administration (I currently work in a pension consulting firm as an administrative assistant)
-Bartending (Everything from craft cocktails to craft beer)
-Baking

Any tips and/or information would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-07-2018, 13:20   #2
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In the upper bar you will see a search button, click on it for a drop down and go looking for working while cruising.

There have been many threads on this topic and they should keep you busy for hours. I believe every topic area you listed has been covered.
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Interesting. I've done that and have not been able to find any actual information on these subjects.
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Interesting. I've done that and have not been able to find any actual information on these subjects.
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Re: Long Time Lurker With Questions

Thanks, Boatie, for the link!

Hello Skye, welcome aboard CF.

Friends of ours cruised 8 yrs, working along the way, he worked as a bartender, she as a nurse.

Here's the clue to the search: After you click on Search at the top of the thread, a menu drops down. The second major item is called a Google Custom Search. That is the one in which to enter the concept. The first one is like a word matching search, and does not work well with ideas.

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I've looked through that one. Thanks for posting the link, though. I guess I was more interested in how people are currently making a living with any of those skills, not just ideas to pursue. There's a lot of suggestions but I have yet to find anyone on this forum who makes a steady income actually doing photography/video, or any of the other things I listed. Guess I shoulda been a coder
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I've looked through that one. Thanks for posting the link, though. I guess I was more interested in how people are currently making a living with any of those skills, not just ideas to pursue. There's a lot of suggestions but I have yet to find anyone on this forum who makes a steady income actually doing photography/video, or any of the other things I listed. Guess I shoulda been a coder
Go on YouTube and look up La Vagabonde on there..
They got a million dollar Fontaine Pajot with their videos..
Guy I know back in the UK follows the serious racing circuit and takes action shots from his RIB.. then freelances them out.. if your any good you'll earn.
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Go on YouTube and look up La Vagabonde on there..
They got a million dollar Fontaine Pajot with their videos..
Guy I know back in the UK follows the serious racing circuit and takes action shots from his RIB.. then freelances them out.. if your any good you'll earn.
Oh I know all about them! Im actually exploring the idea of having a sailing channel as I have the necessary equipment and skills, but I’m not sure anyone wants to watch a newb trying to sail around a murky lake haha

And it was an outremer
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Go on YouTube and look up La Vagabonde on there..
They got a million dollar Fontaine Pajot with their videos..
Guy I know back in the UK follows the serious racing circuit and takes action shots from his RIB.. then freelances them out.. if your any good you'll earn.
I used to photograph downhill ski competitions so that might work out. I hadn’t thought of that, I’ll look into it. Thanks!
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Oh I know all about them! Im actually exploring the idea of having a sailing channel as I have the necessary equipment and skills, but I’m not sure anyone wants to watch a newb trying to sail around a murky lake haha

And it was an outremer
Outremmer.. FP.. Whatever..!!!
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Outremmer.. FP.. Whatever..!!!
Its boat with stabilisers..
Hey, I'd take a million dollar boat with or without stabilizers. I'm not picky
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Seems a few years ago starting a YouTube channel was feasible, now it is over-saturated. It would be tough. Boaty's idea might be a good one!
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Skye.
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Seems a few years ago starting a YouTube channel was feasible, now it is over-saturated. It would be tough. Boaty's idea might be a good one!
Definitely. That would be great but not a feasible income unless I got real lucky. I currently have a broad portfolio so I may be able to snag some freelance jobs. I’m going to check out the circuit races and hopefully they’ll like my style and I can build relationships and have something reliable. I don’t love shooting weddings anymore but if I’m sailing around and can get even one in whatever location I’m in, that would cover my expenses for a few months. But it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. And I don’t know anyone haha
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Skye.
Thanks! Glad to finally dip my toes into the forum
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