Updated: Jul 31, 2020
.. is nothing and the more something seems like it is, the more wary you should be! you may have experienced the internet from its very beginning when everything was without any structure and far away from a bigger plan but nowadays, everything you supposedly get offered for free, someone is going to earn - maybe not from the beginning but definitely at one point and quite sure, not just a little.
but how anyone else can earn, if you don’t pay? you do! just not direct. not with cash or virtual money from your bank account. the keywords are targeting advertisement and personal informations.
in the online world, every single click, every like and even the time you stay before you surf on is a valuable information and got collected diligent by the so called cookies. intelligent computer algorithms evaluate these data and just after a few hours in there online world, they already know you better than your best friend does after years and they are able to and definitely will use this information to manipulate you. think this. like this. hate this. buy this and trust (only) us..!
you may think, you are immune against this manipulation!? you are not! google, facebook, instagram, twitter & Co. earn billions every year, even no consumer pays a penny direct to them but the industry does and do you think they would transfer even a dime without anything in return!?
to make a sailing liveaboard life possible, most people worked their whole life hard in their jobs, made many efforts and saved all possible money to live their dream one day, at least for a few months or maybe even years between retirement and dead.
some people are millionaires and can easily effort a luxury sailboat newest generation, pay for the maintenance of the boat and even for a fancy lifestyle. no need to work anymore, others do it for them.
we are more than 25 years away from retirement. (with no pension to expect!) we worked 20 & 10 years hard. saved as much as we needed to get a loan for the other half to buy S.V. Liliput and make our dream come true but that means, we have to work every single day for our living, for all maintenance the boat permanently needs and pay the monthly interest of our loan until we sell (i hope voluntary) the boat and be able to pay back the owe. waiting for retirement to make our dream come true, never was an option, not for the both of us.
for sure, going the conservative is the safer way but there is always the risk you waste your whole life suffering for your dream and will never reach it because of health or over the time growing doubts and fears to risk your over many years build up safe&secure comfort&wealth or the many other circumstances you have no influence on it - because nothing is more sure than the definitely coming global changes..!?
our (business)plan was to generate income thru:
1. FRIENDS WHO SAIL WITH US
this is the main reason why we invested in a catamaran with 2 guest cabins and even build in a new head & sink in the private guest-starboard hull.
2. FRIENDS WHO DIVE WITH US
bert already made 3 of 4 necessary licenses to become a dive maste