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.