Making money along the way... - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 03-09-2011
Cruxandreams's Avatar
young salt
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Chesapeake bay area
Posts: 98
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 4
Cruxandreams is on a distinguished road
Traveling nurse is what I'm in the process of obtaining!
best way to keep cruzin
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 03-15-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 38
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
bdietrich is on a distinguished road
Take a look at my web page:
Money Needed to Buy, Refit and Live on Boat
__________________
Bill Dietrich

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

sailing vessel "Magnolia": 1973 Gulfstar 44 ketch motor-sailer
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 03-15-2011
BentSailor's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Central Coast, NSW
Posts: 9,542
Thanks: 1
Thanked 19 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 5
BentSailor will become famous soon enough
Much appreciated everyone. At this point, it would appear I need to develop something that can be done with sporadic connection to the Internet (given my skill-set).

I'll look into the references people have given me here, and in PM, and see take what I can from it. As always, the sharing of experience and advice is appreciated.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #14  
Old 03-15-2011
S/V Lilo, Islander 32
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lafayette, Oregon
Posts: 249
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 7
IslanderGuy is on a distinguished road
I'm in the same boat as you BentSailor (pun intended)

I am also a software engineer, trying to figure out how to make some money while cruising. While, as you stated, working sporadically and remotely is not to difficult, finding companies who want to employ such people is a bit different.

I have wondered off and on if it would be possible to get a group of remote, sporadic coders connected and working together, since we would all understand each others situation, and create a marketable product. Of course you would need to find something that your customers are not going to need support for, or the ability to contact you, so it would take just the right sort of project, with just the right sort of people involved....

Hmmm....
__________________
S/V Lilo
1964 Islander 32
Saint Helens, OR
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #15  
Old 03-15-2011
BentSailor's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Central Coast, NSW
Posts: 9,542
Thanks: 1
Thanked 19 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 5
BentSailor will become famous soon enough
It is indeed the support issue that needs to be addressed. I happen to work remotely already as development work is indeed relatively easy to do away from the office (even easier due to lack of a manager or meeting interrupting every five minutes!), but I need to be on-call for support for our clients.

We've also dipped our toe in the retail market and, while it is relatively lucrative, it comes with even more support problems than turn-key or contract development. Much as I would like to believe otherwise, I really don't think there is a consistently paying market for developers who can disappear for weeks at a time without much (if anything) in the way of notice.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #16  
Old 03-17-2011
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: New England / Caribbean
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
BobRivard is on a distinguished road
Get a TOEFL certificate. Teaching of English as a Foreign Language.
I did a whole year outside of Athens teaching english and substituting
in the American Schools. Worldwide demand for native English speakers, in some parts of the world. Think school year liveaboard and cruise summers. Start in the Greek Islands mon....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #17  
Old 03-17-2011
BentSailor's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Central Coast, NSW
Posts: 9,542
Thanks: 1
Thanked 19 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 5
BentSailor will become famous soon enough
Now that is an interesting idea. Not one to rest my hopes on, for sure, but as a decent back-up plan, it sounds like it has merit.

Something that doesn't sound too hard to accomplish either. At least, no harder than the many other things I need to learn and accomplish before setting out.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Making money on the water. bellefonte Introduce Yourself 1 04-02-2011 10:02 AM
Money Money seti668 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 09-12-2001 10:53 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:35 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.