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Old 02-05-2015, 06:16   #16
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Re: Making Money while Cruising

Just a note on working while cruising.. Even though we're retired with pension comming in we also do a fair amount for canvas work as we travel and we've found that you dont always get to go where you want or when you want..

Just a short on the last few weeks,
We finished the refit on the boat and headed for San Francisco for awhile, and while there were asked to do a Bimini for a boat.. well yep, thats what we do, but befor we finished the bimini, we were approched to do a stack-pack for a boat, did that, and while there We decided to add to our ground tackle and order a new anchor, chose a "Mantus" but had to have an address for Fed-Ex, found a friend about 30 miles away to send it to and while there picking up the anchor, were asked to do a boat cover for a fishing boat, working on that now and have already been asked to do a dodger on another boat..
So here we are, about a hundred miles north of where we want to be and wont be able to leave for another week or two, If we dont accept any more work..
So we're changing our thought and only doing work, when and if we want to and not because it pops up in front of us, as it would be very easy to stick out a shingle and rent a shop and go into business again.. Not something we are wanting to do, not right now anyway, so be careful about working while cruising and where it WONT take you..
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Old 30-05-2015, 21:46   #17
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Re: Making Money while Cruising

A cruising liveabord friend has a telesales business from on board. Link with companies in your home country who require telephone operatives for marketing campaigns. You can do it from anywhere in the world, have no real problem with work visa requirements, get paid in your own countries currency, only needs Skype, the hours flexible and make regular money.
Have not yet engaged with 'Patreon' online although it looks like a creative and fun way to develop some on board income and we are exploring it now. Just remains to be seen if I am creative enough to inspire sponsors.
I contract as a management consultant so leave the boat for a few days a month to work on client sites. Not too much hassle just need to be near an airport now and then.
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