I'm a jazz musician from Argentina, and, as you may already know, music hardly pays the bills. At the moment I'm working as a part-time software developer (something I've learned by myself in my spare time) which lets me have a good quality of life while playing and developing my skills at the same time.
But, besides this is a good situation, I want to move further and reduce the amount of non-musical working hours in some way, not pretending to earn a lot but just what I need for a living with some level of tranquility + gaining more time for music projects, study, rehearsals, etc...
So I'm planning to quit and get into a cruise for 6 months to play jazz or whatever is needed, getting an average of $2500 per month ($12000 in total considering some expenses), which represents a really good salary in my country, and investing it in some way when I'm back. Maybe repeat the process a few times.
So the question is, do you have any recommendations on how to invest this amount of money, any ideas or strategies giving my current situation? I'm open to new ideas.
Some facts that may be helpful:
*I'm planning to save 83%-100% of cruise income (between $10000-12000).
*When getting back to my country, I plan to spend $700-1000 per month (meaning being just fine, I can adjust the budget more is frugality is needed)
*I'm currently earning $700 per month and will receive a rise in September, which will get me to $1100, but this number may vary a lot since our currency is completely unstable giving our current political/economic situation. So what now is 700 can end in 600/960 aprox. (without/with pay rise) by the end of the year.