Working While Cruising?
In a recent blog post, Behan Gifford of Sailing Totem addressed the topic of working while cruising in order to fill the kitty along the way—a topic surrounded with plenty of misinformation. “Cruising may be a lifestyle steeped in freedom, but it doesn’t liberate you from playing by the rules—and doing income-generating work comes with rules,” Gifford says. “One oversimplified way to gauge if the work you hope to do runs into local regulations is to ask these questions: Will you be marketing and selling your product or services locally? Will there be people from this country, or with legal authorization to work in this country, selling the same product or service? If the answer to either of those is ‘yes,’ do your homework on regulations and proceed appropriately.”