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Old 23-04-2006, 21:04   #1
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Saw a Great Idea in Greece

The orignator of this idea was shore based but with a colour printer, digital camera and computer (plus the power to run them), a cruiser could do this for a living whilst living aboard.

The guy we saw made limited run postcards of other sailors on their visiting yachts. The postcards were laid out with conventional local touristy type shots in each quarter - the name of the place just like you see on most postcards, and an oval in the centre into which a photo of the charter aycht, complete with crew, had been inserted.

He took such charter yacht pictures as the yacht came into the anchorage / harbour, printed off one copy on same day, and presented it as a sample to the charterers. He then sold (and he seemed to sell them to everyone he showed them to) 10, 20, 30 cards for the equivilant of 1 euro each.

It seemed such a simple novel idea I thought it may be worth repeating here for anyone seeking a living whilst underway.

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Old 23-04-2006, 21:23   #2
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I make my own cards here at home using the PrintMaster program by mindscape. I use it to make my business cards as well.

One can do comical things as well, like cut and paste a face into a cartoon as well as add a large selection of fonts in differant angles,radius and sizes.

It's the darn printer ink that'll get ya. The cheap stuff runs/smears and the good stuff requires an expensive printer/ink (lazerjet).
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