47 min

Keeping business afloat - Cartoonist Sarah Steenland Being Freelance

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Sarah and her husband always wanted to retire and go cruising around the seas and oceans.

Then when the financial crisis hit 10 years ago things changed. Forced to sell everything and start living on a boat they realised maybe they didn't have to wait until they were older. Maybe they could do this now!

There are plenty of digital nomads. But few have a family of four to support. Even less live on a boat - taking the term 'remote' working to a whole new level. When you're not just worried about whether an invoice has been paid, but what that burning smell on board is miles from the coast of Borneo.

It's a great story. Interesting to find that even a freelancer so physically isolated is still relying on personal human connections to keep their business afloat.

Sarah and her husband always wanted to retire and go cruising around the seas and oceans.

Then when the financial crisis hit 10 years ago things changed. Forced to sell everything and start living on a boat they realised maybe they didn't have to wait until they were older. Maybe they could do this now!

There are plenty of digital nomads. But few have a family of four to support. Even less live on a boat - taking the term 'remote' working to a whole new level. When you're not just worried about whether an invoice has been paid, but what that burning smell on board is miles from the coast of Borneo.

It's a great story. Interesting to find that even a freelancer so physically isolated is still relying on personal human connections to keep their business afloat.

47 min

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