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Old 04-05-2016, 14:31   #1246
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I've supported myself and family while cruising for the past 16 years by getting odd jobs as a boat captain / marine technician whenever we've settled in a port for any length of time.

"Family" - the ultimate souvenir for a cruising sailor! I began as a solo sailor... and now there are three of us!

I have skipper's tickets issued by Australia & the USA and they don't weigh us down one little bit. They're both recognized around the world AND they enable me to top-up the cruising kitty while exploring local waters in depth while our own boat remains at anchor in the exotic ports we've liked enough to want to stay longer.

To Life! Aboard!

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Is your boat Galavanter Still in the yard in STT where you left her last year or did you finally sell her? Wife still in Australia with the boy? I know you and how you lived and sailed because your wife had means. yes you did work as captain occasionally as well as your work in small submersible, but you're stretching a bit much with this post. Try being more truthful. A man with your credentials shouldn't need to stretch the truth.
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Old 07-05-2016, 04:39   #1247
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I'd like to create an exhaustive list of how folks who are deeply passionate about cruising have also found ways to make money while cruising.

Here a quick list to start us off:

1. Writing books
2. Editing magazines
3. Charter own boat
4. Software development

Let's try not to include, sail a while then work a while, but how can you make money while sailing.

Keep the list going so the next idea is number 6.
Is it possible to join as a crew and earn money?
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Old 07-05-2016, 04:46   #1248
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Is it possible to join as a crew and earn money?
Usually, that only gets offered to experienced or professional crew.
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Old 07-05-2016, 04:56   #1249
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Usually, that only gets offered to experienced or professional crew.
I could Take on any kinda jobs. from cleaning to serving foods or cutting vegetables, i guess. i just wanna have experience.

Its been a long dream for me.
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Old 07-05-2016, 04:59   #1250
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Is it possible to join as a crew and earn money?
the title is

"make money while cruising"

not "make money while crewing on someone else's boat"

1) Writing books = good luck

2) Editing magazines = are you kidding? without client base and history as an editor ... good luck.

3) Charter own boat = chartering equals working, not cruising, and a loss

4) Software development = please see 1 and 2 above

I'm an editor $$$$
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Re: Make Money While Cruising - List

here you go one more if it has not been mentioned before:

one needs cash and buys many stocks/indexes, so that commisions are say <0.2% of value.

say you have 1m

buy when prices falling, sell when rising.

For example : your account reaches new high. Sell 50k of value.

a - Prices drop 10 % and buy it back. Made 5k.
b - Prices do not come back and go up. Sell another 5% when prices 10% higher, etc . Prices do not come back to original sell in 12 mths -> pocket 50k.

and so on.

you can enhance your cashflow extra 5% over a year with nil risk. That means you need less of capital to free yourself or buy bigger boat or get fancy batteries.
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the title is

"make money while cruising"

not "make money while crewing on someone else's boat"

1) Writing books = good luck

2) Editing magazines = are you kidding? without client base and history as an editor ... good luck.

3) Charter own boat = chartering equals working, not cruising, and a loss

4) Software development = please see 1 and 2 above

I'm an editor $$$$
1. Freelance writing .. only a small number of people make a steady or good income but if your are one of the lucky ones you can have quite a comfortable lifestyle.

2. Proof reading ..... especially for technical journals. Good proofreaders can make very good money and all you need is a reliable email setup. But again you generally need to have built up a good shore based reputation and clientele that are prepared to stick with you when you decide to take off for the high seas.

3. Translation / transcription. ..... of course you need to be fluent in a second language otherwise to same comments for proof reader.

4. Peer review / consulting .... a diverse area and like above you need to establish a good career and high reputation before you take off. Need rich clients that are prepared to fly you back for occasional face to face meetings. Example could be a consulting engineer.

5. Trader.... probably the original cruisers income. I have meet people that have seen products they thought we're saleable in their home country and bought commercial quantity which they sent home. Need middleman, or relative, back in home country to receive and on sell goods. Examples are furniture, handicrafts, textiles, jewelery, art works, antiques.

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I could Take on any kinda jobs. from cleaning to serving foods or cutting vegetables, i guess. i just wanna have experience.

Its been a long dream for me.
A lot of boats will let you do that too. They just won't normally pay you to do it. No experience on a boat is like the old apprentice system where you paid your employer to learn from them.
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the title is

"make money while cruising"

not "make money while crewing on someone else's boat"

1) Writing books = good luck

2) Editing magazines = are you kidding? without client base and history as an editor ... good luck.

3) Charter own boat = chartering equals working, not cruising, and a loss

4) Software development = please see 1 and 2 above

I'm an editor $$$$
I got it.
Thank you though.
Have a nice day.
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Is it possible to join as a crew and earn money?
If you are young/ish, attractive and have the appropriate qualifications.. STWC etc you can maybe get deckhand/steward/ess work on private Yachts yes.. but the competition is fierce with maybe 10,000 + people chasing 1 job.
You may be able to get expense's paid as delivery crew if you've a good skipper tho' some charge to boost their earnings.
Easier to find work cleaning up flood damage in the Sahara..
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If you are young/ish, attractive and have the appropriate qualifications.. STWC etc you can maybe get deckhand/steward/ess work on private Yachts yes.. but the competition is fierce with maybe 10,000 + people chasing 1 job.
You may be able to get expense's paid as delivery crew if you've a good skipper tho' some charge to boost their earnings.
Easier to find work cleaning up flood damage in the Sahara..
you gave me goosbumps........:P
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If you are young/ish, attractive and have the appropriate qualifications.. STWC etc you can maybe get deckhand/steward/ess work on private Yachts yes.. but the competition is fierce with maybe 10,000 + people chasing 1 job.
You may be able to get expense's paid as delivery crew if you've a good skipper tho' some charge to boost their earnings.
Easier to find work cleaning up flood damage in the Sahara..
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Who knows....how much they are suffering there!!
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I work from home for a large IT company, all I need is an internet connection. However, now having just bought the boat I need to figure how to access broadband at sea, mostly the Caribbean. Satellite looks to be very expensive, folks have mentioned SSB. I know there are threads on it, still researching, but that's how I would do it. I have a mobile hotspot, but that requires cellular service. Any hints for a long time sailor, short time boat owner?
Same situation. IMO you don't need broadband if you can work locally and then push your code when done. Then there's emails. Sure, "git clone" might be painful...
Haven't done that but that's my plan once I have my boat. Then I also want to have my SaaS offering.

There's still the fact that we would be working from abroad and that's illegal. Haven't figured that out yet.
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