Originally Posted by PortClydeMe
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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