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post #29 of Old 01-30-2014
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Re: Making money with your sailing blog

Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
There is an old adage. "Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life."

I would alter that drastically. "Do you what you love, that isn't easy for many people to love, and you'll never work a day in your life, without making a living."

I would probably be teaching people to fly or running a dive shack on a beach in the Caribbean, if it was simply doing what you love. Particularly, when the activity is filled with people that aren't really doing it for money, but rather as a hobby. Hobbyist's often accept a recovery of cost, not a return on investment.

Dylan, thanks for the primer on the economics of these matters. I found it fascinating.

there is a rough balance sheet on my blog in case anyone is interested

on a UK forum I was accused by a sailor of being lazy self indulgent journalist

he then told me how hard his clients were to deal with and offered to swap jobs for two weeks with me - but he said that he would need to earn more than $100 a thousand for his words

well he chose his own clients

and I agreed to write 1000 words for a $100 in Small Craft Advisor

we all make our own beds

I love the sailing part of my life

generating words, copy and video for company websites is a bit less interesting

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