If you are trustworthy and reliable you will be able to easily find a source of income
on St. Thomas. All three of those islands have a severe shortage of people with any kind of work ethic. I lived and worked on STT and STX for almost 4 years. I had more work than I could handle. 80+ hours a week. But I am a licensed commercial Captain
with years of hospitality management (restaurant) experience on top of it. Those two fields always have a shortage of help on those two islands. St John is mostly a national park. Not much to do there for work unless you are an experienced bartender or dive master.
Depending on your skill base, you may or may not be able to find work in your field. But if you are willing to do anything to make money
, there are plenty of charter
boats and restaurant jobs available.
Major hurricanes hit the USVI on average about every 30 to 40 years. Hoping to capitalize on a weather
disaster might have you losing a few pounds. When I was there we had a glancing Cat 3 that did basically no damage. Just lots of rain.
But if you can wait tables or bartend you can easily make $100 to $200 a day in tips. Same with running a charter
cat or some other type of excursion boat. If you can scratch together enough sea time to write a small captain license
then you'd be golden down there. Maybe an OUPV license
or something along those lines. Very easy to obtain but will make good money if you're living on a morring with few expenses. A descent place to rent down there will run you over a grand plus utilities.
You can grocery shop at the local store or up at the Sam's club to save on food
costs. If you frequent the tourist areas then your money will quickly run out.
Crime doesn't pay down there either unless you work for the government
Best of luck.