Thinking about quitting IB to start travel streaming

Seriously losing interest in IB, the work, and the lifestyle and have realized that I don’t currently have expensive or lofty dreams (ex. Don’t need 7-8 figures or to be known or influential). I don’t care for nice cars, watches, prestige or nice clothes, and don’t currently want kids.

I’m thinking of pouring my savings into a 40-50ft sailboat and 24/7 streaming my travels across the Atlantic.

I know how to sail and can get up to speed on the technical aspects of the operation / can afford to consult with people who have true expertise.

Honestly I think with the right marketing approach I could gain a decent following pretty quickly, and if I don’t, then that ok to because it’ll be a unique experience for me either way.

Need someone to talk me out of it because I can’t think of a reason not to do this.

 

People watch anything these days. You just gotta frame it right.

Plus, OP can just add a couple of adventurous girls in bathing suits on the deck. Difficult part is just the streaming internet.

 

Where are you getting the internet to stream 24/7 in the middle of The Atlantic?
You could use satellite dishes that cost a few thousand bucks, but even then depending on where you are, you won’t have the bandwidth to live-stream a video 24/7. 
Even if you’re sailing close to coast all the time, sea data is expensive. You could do a blend of stream near coast and recorded vlogs of more adventuous parts of the ocean.

 

Have you solo-traveled for a long time before? I would frankly start with that.

Don't know your background (nor do I have a lot of information on the subject of boats) but a solo boat out in to the ocean sounds like a lot of money sink and a lot of things to learn at the same time. It might be overwhelming to adapt and hard to back out of if you don't like it!

 

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