How I Prostitute Myself (and Other Options for You)


Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Some of my best how-to posts are coming up soon (how I deconstruct languages in one hour, applying metrics to personal life, interviews with gold medalists on performance, etc.), but today I ask you to indulge me and some odd behavior.

Two problems became clear to me a few minutes ago: there is less than 48 hours left for LitLiberation, and I’m quite bored of the single life.

Screwed on both counts, you say? I thought so too, but then — in a moment of extreme clarity/confusion — I realized the solution to both: just prostitute myself!

Some of you will think me a little Howard Hughes, but here’s how I look at it… Worst case, I’m a cheap date for Quasimodo. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Best case, I get an evening with a smart hottie and we help a few thousand students at the same time… So sue me. Ladies (ladies only, please), here is my Match profile, and here’s where you can put a price on me. The night will be an event to remember — that much I can promise. I don’t half-ass dates. Make haste — this is a 24-hour auction.

Lads and other lassies, there are fewer than 48 hours left to help LitLiberation change students’ lives. Here are a few options for making a huge difference today — please give back the gift of education! It needn’t be expensive…

For $61 or even less - Finish off a project on this page or on another page on the LitLiberation leaderboard. If you finish a project (or donate $100+), you will get real thank you letters from the students you help!

[NOTE: The following offers have expired]

For $125 - Get call-in info for an exclusive 90-minute call on Nov. 13th, where I’ll discuss the details of social media marketing and PR that I used to launch The 4-Hour Workweek to #1 on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Businessweek bestseller lists. There will also be Q&A time at the end. Call-in info will be e-mailed to your PayPal e-mail address the week before the call.

For $500 - Get an autographed “galley” of The 4-Hour Workweek — the uncorrected proof sent to media before the book came out. These cannot be bought in bookstores. These aren’t as rare as the manuscripts, but they are very rare. I have six (6) copies.

For $2,000 - Get an autographed and unedited manuscript of The 4-Hour Workweek, including extra stories and other bonus material that was later cut. There are only four (4) unclaimed copies left on the planet!

For $10,000 - Get red-carpet access to my Nov. 17th VIP party aboard the S.S. Jeremiah WWII warship in San Francisco. It will be converted into a once-in-a-lifetime club. Here is partial list of invitees (music, Hollywood, and UFC stars also invited). If you’ve ever wanted to build an A-list network, this is a cheap and fast path to some of the US’s top influencers. I am limiting new spots to five (5) people.

[NOTE: The above offers have already expired, but don't let that stop you from giving!]

How much have you benefited from education and literacy? If you’ve ever thought of giving back, make “someday” today. There is every reason to do it now instead of waiting.

What else would you do to raise $50,000-100,000 in the next 48 hours?

Posted on: October 30, 2007.

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75 comments on “How I Prostitute Myself (and Other Options for You)

  1. Hi Adam,
    I recently had a friend who is living in Russia have the same problem. He needed to do some computer related work, but was running into problems because of his IP address. He logged into a computer here in the states using software, and was able to get around it. You might try that?



  2. Hi Tim!
    I found your website through, and I am stunned at the fact that you breakdance as I am starting to take breakdancing on as a new passion.

    I was wondering how you are able to maximize your practice sessions and learn breakdancing in an exponential rate in the minimum time you have, as well as balance this passion with work (or school, in my case, as I’m a student)?


  3. Tim –

    Loved your talk at The New New Internet in Reston/DC. I’m waiting on Amazon to deliver your book as we speak.

    Meantime, I can’t tell from this posting, but is that $125 call completely booked? I’d like to get in on it, but didn’t find out about it until today (my first day on your blog). Thanks.


  4. Great idea,

    I commend you on idea. Its a great idea to see if someone is out there and at the same time help children out.

    Best of Luck,

    Jose Castro


  5. Hey Tim, I just finished 4HWW … what an amazing read!

    Some of the comments in this post caught my eye and really speak to me (what man doesn’t want to meet the woman of his dreams?). I wondered if you’d read The Way of The Superior Man by David Deida. Read the reviews on Amazon; they will do more justice to the book than I could ever do in this blog.

    Coming to AZ this week? If you’re a fan of handcrafted beers, you can’t leave without stopping at Four Peaks for a few brews. First pint is on me.

    – Ed


  6. Hi guys, Im looking for versions of the 4HWW in Spanish. Anybody know where i can get them from?

    Tim, where I can get your book in Spansh?

    Thank you!


  7. Wow! I take a few days away from the web and you go pimping yourself. Now I have missed the chance at the dinner date.

    Steven, how about dinner some time? ;D

    Truely, what a fun and wonderful way to kill two birds with one stone. Creative, yes. Good luck on your adventures!

    I continually enjoy your blog. Thanks!



  8. Raina – the site you made for the voting was great. But it didn’t take donations and you didn’t have long enough to raise more than $3k for the date! Funny idea though. I like the captions.

    Tim – Great idea. For the record, I didn’t even look at your match profile. ;)


  9. Matt – that’s brilliant! I didn’t even think of setting up donation functionality on my little pet project. I guess I just assumed everyone was all set with the methods that Tim outlined. Thanks for the suggestion, though!


  10. Hi Tim,

    this is me again. Just shocked about your reaction. I read your book and liked it, I am too old and I definitely understood that you look for a girl-friend.

    Just uttered an opinion to be discussed. Man, don’t be so serious.

    Why not ask your friends, the real ones or: if you are successful then it was the right photo.

    Good luck that you find the one for you.

    Kindest regards

    PS: I am about finding the one for me, he is as exceptional as you are and 61. Never thought that I would be interested in a 61-year-old guy, but if he has it he has it ;-) So, good luck for you.


  11. Hi All,

    Thanks for the great contributions to the conversation! Gabrielle, no worries at all. I’m not being too serious — I know you were just ribbing, and I need it sometimes :)

    FYI, all people registered for the teleseminar will be receiving full details via e-mail within the next 48 hours, so no later than Thursday at 5pm PST. It will be fun and very dense on actionable tips.

    All the best,



  12. Hey Tim,

    From my observation of single friends seeking a girlfriend/boyfriend, they didn’t find one that clicked until they stopped looking. That’s not to say that it takes some effort to be open, and take care of yourself (showering, shaving, etc.).

    I also must agree with your location requirements. Long-distance can be such a hindrance especially in the beginning of a relationship.

    Just my two cents.

    Good luck!


  13. I think I’ve embarrassed myself enough for the time being, so I’m going to turn my little site back into the testing server it once was. You’ll probably want to turn the link off unless you enjoy the randomness of it pointing to whatever project I happen to be working on (a site for short sales tomorrow – not particularly romantic).


  14. Loved your book, it has changed my life……My ultimate goal, to leave the world a better place than I found it…. In this life -you are a blessing-


  15. Hi Tim,
    I offered you a piece of cake at John’s Viewstream party right before you had to take off. If I had done my homework I would have realized that you only eat sweets on Saturday.
    Anyway, I would love to attend your war ship party. Last year I had a fantastic idea to have a fund raising party on a different type of war ship. The difference between our ideas goes beyond the ships, in that, mine was a fantasy and yours is a reality.
    Either way, here’s to wishing you a fabulous time and much attention at your party!;tunein?u=0&index=197


  16. In an interesting turn of events, I fired my client and got inspired by Sally Kempton to write my first blog post. So, the URL above is no longer a testing server, though neither is it a real site yet as I will have to re-design the existing template.

    I had been intending to write about yoga or health or design stuff, but that is not what has occurred. I like it when I surprise myself.


  17. Tim, I’d like to congratulate you on being quiet about at least one aspect of your life. Maybe you believe in premarital abstinence – I’m an Evangelical and I approve of that. (By the way, couples who don’t cohabit before they get married are less likely to divorce than those that do – it’s in the statistics.) Or maybe you want to be modest and reserved about that area of your life – I approve of that too! Or maybe you’re serious because you’re not after “it” but after a real life partner – also a good thing.

    But I’m looking forward to what the rewrite of your book looks like once you have a wife and kids! It will definitely look different!


  18. So you’ve been involved in research about education for more than a year now, any chance of an upcoming post on how your educational experience had affected the course of your life – including the immersion in Japan and how you got into Princeton?

    Also, any updates on that post with gold medallists>


  19. Ok first, I love the way people try to sprinkle the key words “prostitute” and “stripper” into the head line in any way possible.

    Second, I know many prostitutes, and you sir are the equivalent of “that lady” claiming she’s cooking authentic Italian sauce in a Prego commercial.

    You volunteered to do charity work and boosted your ego at the same time.

    Try one upping yourself Mr. Civil Service, and toss a few dimes into that jar marked “jimmy Fund”. Because the photographer, flight costs, publicists, etc, they aren’t getting a cut. Nah, never. And it’s not like I know what I’m talking about, having researched both the best charities, how much goes to the cause-never 100% by the way, and worked in the adult industry for years (not the way you think, thankuverymuch. ).

    Can you almost taste the sarcasm yet, because I’m laying it on real thick.

    Why is it celebrities dont do something real?
    Seriously asking. Taxes? Not enough exposure? And doesnt that show the black spots in their heart? Just saying. It would work, and get rid of those who think theyre deserving of their cut of the money donated- a lot of people. so here’s the idea to do real action to make what you want happen-let’s say cancer, because it’s usually one of those:

    Now it’s complicated but hang in there:

    Go to the biggest hospital in your area.
    enter the children ‘s cancer ward during visiting hours.
    cut a check to the most sick child there, BUT ONE WHO WOULD MAKE IT/BENEFIT FROM YOUR DONATION BECAUSE THAT’S ULTIMATELY THE POINT RIGHT??.BTW, THAT SEEMINGLY CRUEL DECISION i HAD TO MAKE ALL THE TIME. EVEN AS A CNA. IT’S CALLED TRIAGE. FRENCH MEANING”TO SORT”. WAS AN EMT ALSO. They all found out about the adult industry part of my work history and lost my job. Paralegal program here i come.
    Just be smart-don’t give money to a kid with a 3 day life expectancy. or do it, what do I care. I just realized who I was talking to and the fact that you have MONEY to do this.

    Had enough? Good, tired of typing. You have a good heart. I did see that.