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. Perhaps some of your A-list buddies would offer themselves up as date chum for this worthy cause. I guess I’m suggesting you become a pimp too. Just think of it as “outsourcing”

    P.S. I’d throw my hat into the ring but the missus would probably lop off my dangly bits.



  2. How fun to see your ethnicicity as danish/scandinavian. As I am one myself this was my first thought of seeing your picture. Not that it matters in any way, just a fun fact.

    Good blog, keep up the nice work :)


  3. Aw man…you travel the world…why in the world would you advertise yourself on You’ve got your freedom…why get tied down with a house and a spouse? (And 3 kids???)

    You are wealthy, famous, and good looking…you should be having meaningless physical sex with hundreds of young hot females… :)


    That sounds like a lot of work! Hundreds of women? One is more than enough for me to handle, especially if I can nab the smartest and hottest of the 100s. That — of course — is the trick.

    We’ll see….



  4. Well, drat. This is a lovely idea, and good luck, I sort of regret that I’m no longer on the market now. ;) Well, you’re a dog person, it’d never work.

    I can’t imagine you half-assing anything, though, after reading here for awhile. Good luck! Maybe we’ll see some posts down the road about the wonders your methods can do for relationships… dating with both financial freedom and free time, an amazing thing!


  5. Hi Tim – I looked at your profile, and noticed you said “must be feminine.” It makes me curious. What is YOUR definition of feminine? You also said you don’t “do” high-maintenance. How do those two reconcile? Could be an interesting topic for a blog post – describing the characteristics of your ideal mate, unencumbered by the fields on a dating website. I’d love to see what you have to say (and no, I’m not in the market). Might help your personal assistants get more “live ones” to sort through!

    Keep doing your thang…it inspires us all.


  6. It’s a great profile, but not geographically easy for all of us. Then again, think of the upcoming books you could inspire: “I Dated Tim Ferriss–the Tell-All Story” or I” Was 3 Hours of Ferriss’ 4-Hour Work Week!” LOL–maybe I WILL bid.

    I like Michael’s idea above–get your A-list buddies all over the US to do this so they’re geographically more enticing to bid on. Who cares about snuggling–I’d just like a long conversation with some of these guys.


  7. Tim, your profile says you would date a woman who is 3′ 11″. Have you ever been with a midget before? I boxed one once. As long as you don’t let them on the inside it’s easy, but otherwise…

    My wife said she needs a break from all the cooking and cleaning she has to do everyday, so I suggested I go on your $10,000 cruise and lighten her burden for a few days. She said, ‘great, stay a month while your at it’.

    I figure I’m on a roll with her, so I’m going to ask if I can help you raise money for LitLib by donating myself like your doing.

    maybe will cya onboard!


  8. Hey, I’m a new poster. You said that LitLiberation is over in two days. Does that mean that the whole fundraiser is over, or just the contest for winning the prizes?

    I have recently come across your site, and I’ve started to come up with ways to get my raise money through my college for this program. Can we still build a school in a developing country or is this ending completely? Because I couldn’t care less about the prizes, but I’d really love to help out.


    Hi J!

    You can contribute long after tomorrow at midnight. I’ll still be pushing supporting and raising for several schools in particular, like this one: Please keep it up! No need to stop after tomorrow night ;)

    All the best,



  9. HEY TIM!

    I just found out about the SuperConference Nov 8-10. Are you just doing a talk? …any group sessions, or any one-on-ones?

    How in the heck did Joe get Richard Branson to show up for this?!

    how long is your talk, and what is the content? bit of everything I guess…

    thanks! I 90% probably will go to this.

    I think this fits my budget better than the $10k cruise!

    ttys! ~V


  10. Hey Tim,
    I started a firstgiving charity site to using Facebook as a medium to raise the money. Unfortunately, I’m unable to be a part of LitLib because I live outside the US. However, I was wondering if there would be anyway to merge the money raised on my charity page (~$700) with one of yours that will be used for LitLib. The related Facebook group for this charity can be viewed at this Url:




  11. Hi Dane,

    To be honest, I think it might be hard to merge the two. I don’t know the first thing about Facebook Causes, but someone else here might. I wish I could help more!


    Yes, I will speaking at the same event as Sir Richard Branson from Nov. 8-10. I’m not doing any one-on-ones or small groups, but I’ll be there. Bill Phillips will also be speaking. Smart cookies.

    Thanks so much for getting off the bench and making a difference!



  12. Genius idea! Big up on the adventure – no shame. I would do it too, full support here.

    I’m really looking forward to the announced posts by the way, looks like I’ll need to start talking Dutch, and fast!


  13. Hi Tim,
    This is a very admirable cause and I am sure that you will be successful however with all that has been in the news lately about racism I think you should be more sensitive about what you are portraying here when it come to African Americans or Blacks in any nation. To make my point brief, I think you should have dressed up in a pimp costume (as you chose) instead of using a Black male stereotype model because you well know that the abuse towards women worldwide is instigated by caucasion males.
    I know you mean well but please do not contibute to the racism that we face every day.
    Thank You


    Hi Marian,

    Thank you for your comment. Nothing intended by the photo. I tried to find the best pimp photo I could, and I just felt this one was the best. Race didn’t even enter my mind. Thank you for contributing, though, and allowing me to make this clear.

    All the best,



  14. I bid! And I’m pretty pumped about it. I love the cause and Tim- I’m looking forward to an improved life thanks to your book. My friends are probably sick of me quoting your book all of the time. I think I’m your biggest grassroots promoter ha (and considering that grassroots marketing is my current profession, I think I deserve the evening out) :o)


  15. Tim,

    Can I bid on the date if I’m not a girl? (not gay.. but wouldn’t mind bidding for a dinner with you).



    I’m 100% OK with this. Go for it!

    Pura vida,



  16. As a woman I wanted to throw my opinion into this thread.

    Cynthia, I didn’t even think about Tim, or anyone, asking for femininity without being high-maintenance to be confusing. I try very hard to maintain my femininity while I pursue new ideas and experiences and try to grasp my goal of having a location independent lifestyle. Frankly I think that our femininity without being high maintenance is what makes us as women more attractive, capable and powerful in our own right.

    Tim, I think that having bachelors all over the country raise money for LitLib by prostituting themselves is a great idea. It’s catchy and I think it would raise a serious amount of coin.


  17. Ditto Jen! I am low-maintenace (to a fault, sometimes) and I doubt anyone would call me un-feminine :) Unfortunately, I am married :P – good luck, Tim, you deserve the best – and a friend once told me, don’ t overlook any opportunity because it may lead to the right opportunity, but I think you know that ;)