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Bank jobs
Better to rob grocery stores. The average grocery store robbery nets more than the average bank robbery, and you have the locals chasing you instead of the feds.

(And, you can pick up something to eat while you are there).

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I think the obvious answer is to have bought a cheaper, likely smaller boat...
WAY too obvious...

Hey, as long as he can afford either an EPIRB, a SPOT, or a satphone, he's good to go... :-)
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Re: How to finance yourself while cruising fulltime?

look at you guys! what fools

it used to be buy the biggest boat you can afford

now its you damn fool you bought too much boat and dont have money

answer the questions instead of making the op feel bad

what is it with people not answering questions on here?

to answer the questions and depending where you are cruising it can be sometimes hard to make a little cash

for example can you cook? have you worked in the hopsitality industry?

hotels all over the world are often staffed with many different people from different countries

everything from cooking to scuba instructor, to masseusse

in anchorages and the like a lot of people dont like to dive their own boats so be handy with bottom cleaning equipment and tools and you make some cruising kitty

are you a good electrician, can you weld, are you a good diesel mechanic?

all those things can make you some cash, if youre GOOD

can you sew canvas well, and make awnings, sail covers, can you fix and repair sails well?

another potential $$ maker

are you willing to let you boat sit in some far away anchorage while you crew on other peoples boats or help deliver?

thats another one

are you ineterested in actually staying in places and applying for work permits(thats getting harder every day)

anywhoo

there are ways

the other one is cruise 6 months or the season then go back to home where ever that is and make money at your old working grounds if you will

the restaurant business has always been a standard in that regard

its easy to come back to

anyways

good luck and congrats on the boat
oh if you have some money that you can keep stashed away for a while open a cd in your favourite bank, when you come back it will have gained some...not much but its a good way to NOT touch your money

anyways there are options out there
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There are almost an endless amount of money making opportunities online. Depending on your skill set and cruising plans (regular Internet access available?), I'd look into Internet marketing.
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Re: How to finance yourself while cruising fulltime?

photography and article writing is another one

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even good blogs these days get paid to advertise products and the like

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Re: How to finance yourself while cruising fulltime?

I'm no expert here, but I'm always curious how other people manage this, and here are the methods I have seen:

1. Savings and a fixed sabbatical from a professional job (summer off, year off)
2. Savings and an unfixed sabbatical from a career with relatively easy reentry and not great returns to job tenure (restaurants, hospitality, other service industries).
3. Rent on a real estate asset (hopefully one that is paid off, exists in a market with high rents, and a good management company)
4. Pensions

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Re: How to finance yourself while cruising fulltime?

Well

He is starting tapped out and most of the cheep places to visit really frown on foreigners taking jobs illegally

So that would seem to leave it down to jobs you can do remotely

Christian all the other people I know up here from el salvador and doing there best to NOT go back

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The most important part is to have your soul-mate with you on-board full-time
Good luck!
Preferably someone with marketable skills


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Smuggle cocaine to fund illegal republican wars.
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