This started out as a joke.
One of the engineers at work (Nate) has a sailboat down in Florida. It’s old and could use a refit, but it’s his and he gets to go sailing when he wants. Earlier this week, he shared a video with me—a review of the 2018 Amel 50.
Coincidentally, I was watching boat reviews this weekend, too. I know I’ve mentioned falling in love with the Nordship 430DS at first sight, but this tour of the Sirius 40DS has me hooked.
So Nate and I got to joking around about buying million-dollar sailboats. And I ran some numbers.
$1,000,000 to buy a Sirius 40DS with a $400k-ish slush fund (maintenance, etc.)
That’s 10,000 ClearVoice Marketplace assignments at netting $100 a pop.
Assuming I cranked out two such blog posts per day, five days a week, that’s 1,000 weeks.
1,000 weeks is 19.2 years. So it’s possible before we turn 65.
You can imagine how stoked I am at the idea.
I was being sarcastic when I typed that last line, but the more I thought about it, that’s actually pretty damn solid. I mean, if you could pull down an extra $52k a year—on the side?
Ironically, I’d asked myself how long it would take to pay off a $500k boat at $500/month. The answer is an easy 1,000 months, but I laughed instead of doing any further math.
So here’s something interesting to think about.
Are you thinking about monthly payments, or additional income?