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My plan for income while cruising is to do some freelance writing. As noted earlier, this is not for everyone and a very hard way to earn money. I think this will work for me because this is what I have been doing fulltime for the past 13 years.

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Have talked with a few mechanic'c who live a board and there was one thing which would really boost their income that was an injector testor. As well have learned from these fellows that they want for nothing, as they are always busy no matter where the port. Asked about problems with the locals in doing such work, they said never had any, but have been referred by the locals to help others.

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I know an easy job that any cruiser can do, it requires no equipment investment, it requires very little time and generates about $1000/week.


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Sorry Xort, being a manwhore isn't an option for most of us...
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Diesel/Gas engine repair is good as is HVACR in tropical climates. I would also look into computer repair and/or software service/support. If you can successfully disassemble and reassemble a laptop....you are golden.

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Sorry Xort, being a manwhore isn't an option for most of us...
I said it's an easy job ANY cruiser can do...even you


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So much of it depends on where you want to cruise and how much income you need. Do your homework about outsiders working without a VISA and also insurance. There are some places that will not tolerate that. You don't want to lose your boat for a few extra dollars.
Any examples. What exactly will they not let you do where?
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Anyone have specific examples of IT work they have done while cruising? I work in the IT field now and it would be interesting to hear from some of you that have done this while cruising. Types of IT work you performed, locations, typical rates you charged, etc...
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I have a Cousin IT. he's into hairdressing. there could be some income in haircuts for cruisers.
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