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#1 TwoSail

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 12:56 AM

Ive been thinking about what kind of industries can work while on the ocean cruising.

 

I work in IT, but Im quite high up and my technical skills are quite low now, so I would need retraining to do web development etc, but its an option.

Accounting, a whole new degree and test to be a CPA

 

Is there any reality to working while cruising?


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#2 Black Panther

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 08:22 AM

Harder than some writers think. Im trying to ranp up the deliveries and have been wondering about proofreading.
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Posted 20 August 2019 - 08:23 AM

Some do, but not many
However lots work for a few months then cruise again, just remember most cruising paradises tend to be in low wage economies
But I know of some who fly to NZ or Au from the pacific to top up the cruising kitty

If your meaning cruising the NZ coast then that’s different
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#4 TwoSail

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 08:50 AM

Im just dreaming of making Cruising full time happen sooner rather than later. At this rate I will be 56 before I have $1m invested and a $250k Cat. 

Im kind of all or nothing, I hate the idea of cruising for 6 months then going back to work, its just a tease.


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 12:50 PM

Harder than some writers think. Im trying to ranp up the deliveries and have been wondering about proofreading.

Two errors in the second sentence and you're thinking about proof reading? Maybe stick to the deliveries!! ;-)  ;-)


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#6 Black Panther

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 01:04 PM

Haha. Early morning, no glasses, a small screen and fat fingers. Ill try to do better for you.😁
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#7 TwoSail

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 01:06 PM

Two errors in the second sentence and you're thinking about proof reading? Maybe stick to the deliveries!! ;-)  ;-)

Nah, nobody writes on the net with accuracy, I type all day at work so when i get home i dont even capitlise stuff or worry about spelling. Go easy on him :-)
 

Although I think there is a lot proof reading software now.

I have done technical writing, software manuals etc, that could be an option for you. Just need to know the industry style guides etc kind of like English is a language and had grammar, IT has certain words, sentences and gramar it uses. 

Its pretty boring though. But so is web development. I wish I had become something like a vet, where I didnt have to work in big cities. Ironically when I did my BCom they didnt have computer science, so I started in accounting, I hated it soooo much. Wish I had stuck with it now, a job you can do from anywhere and get reasonable money.


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#8 Black Panther

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 02:52 PM

I walked out of my last exam and got on a boat.
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  Two figures sat side by side, staring at the Sea. One said to the other, “You know that one day we will die.” And the other friend replied, “But all of the other days WE WILL LIVE!”

 


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 07:23 PM

With your IT background, If you can do coding you will find work easily without a base.  


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#10 DrWatson

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 09:56 PM

Most writing work like proofing, reviewing and editing requires quite fast turn-around times and files can also be quite heavy. So a decent data connection is pretty much a base requirement.

 

Writing reports from provided data can be possible. But I think doing it while actually on the go is not so easy; the client wants it tomorrow, but you're a little busy dealing with the depression that sprang up and the AP is on the fritz so you have to hand steer.

 

While you're resting at anchor somewhere, and you're not exploring a bay or river, or an island, or you're not gently sipping a mojito in the tropics, you might find a little time to do some of that coding or writing.


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