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Ben Dover
Ben Dover
6 months ago

I guess middle eastern gigolo is out.

Christian Cool
Christian Cool
5 months ago
Reply to  Ben Dover

Ben, that is nasty and unnecessary. Seriously… *roll eyes*

Roosh, don’t you already have a degree in Biology (Microbiology to be exact?)? What type of work did you do before you left to travel the world? I would think research, working in a lab/testing (like Qwest Diagnostics, etc), perhaps? It does not sound like exciting work, but could help pay bills or get you back into microbiology in the meantime?

You could further your education with an online degree from an accredited university (like Liberty.edu), if you think you need updated/higher credentials.

You could also open a small business, do marketing, web design, and online marketing consultant. You have extensive experience already running multiple websites!

Opening a small business or investing are good options too.

If you have some money saved up, investing and finance are excellent options. You can invest money and during good times live off earnings and if you plan ahead and is careful, you can survive economic slumps and downturns well and live modestly then.

Bad options: you do NOT want to go military (if you could get an exemption for say Army Reserve). You do not want to go into academia, unless at a Conservative institution. You probably want to avoid media, unless you do not mind the extra scrutiny and negative attention.

One unusual idea: get a legal name change if you think your name is preventing you from changing careers into say, Academia. I know that is a drastic step, but I have known guys who did that after getting a criminal record and being unable to find work, despite having extensive qualifications and skills. It is legal court process and can give you a “fresh start” if need be (just get name change in different State and then go back old State). I know sounds like a hassle, but it does work. Tons of info online.

The incredible thing is that once someone changes careers, the opportunities are endless. I changed careers twice in my life and I am your close to your age at 37 and I also have a BA and work in a different field.

Keep us posted, curious as to which path you take. 🙂 We are all rooting for you, man.

JMN
JMN
6 months ago

You could try being a life coach and/or relationship coach. Something like that without the need for a license — it’s a matter of semantics. Brand yourself as something that can’t be construed as something that can be regulated. You could do this coaching by phone; most people find it more effective than using video chat because they feel less vulnerable about sharing their problems and telling you the whole story. You’re good at problem solving and communicate the truths people need to hear in a way that they can handle. You’d just need to hire an attorney to write up a disclaimer that covers you and make them sign a waiver. Also, I might add, you really need to make sure that you’re charging enough. You never charge enough for your books/services. Look at what other people charge and pick a number around there. Never give more than a 30% discount.

I think this is a gift you have that could help many people. You’d be drawing on your life experiences to help others and I think helping people would be satisfying to you.

This video speaks to how you underprice so often: https://youtu.be/ANtgrB9c2IY

rokpr
rokpr
6 months ago
TexMexBBQ
TexMexBBQ
6 months ago

If you have a pot of money, I say try to invest it, grow it, and live off the interest/earnings…don’t use the pot/principal as income…you could then live anywhere—including the shack in the woods of the Smokey Mountains. If you are going to reinvent yourself and start over because the interest/earnings from the invested pot of money is not enough to essentially use as (early) retirement income, you may want to move to an area where jobs are plentiful…ie. one of the large Texas cities – but you can move to an outer suburb to avoid the bad areas. If you absolutely have to live in rural Appalachia now, with little to no real income, that world is going to get very small and difficult very quickly. Education, specialized experience and references still matter if you want to have a comfortable job in the professional private sector white collar world, so it might be good thinking what skills/experience you can build on and sell, rather than start from scratch entirely. Maybe go back to college, avoid fornicating/being tempted by the girls & get a degree in mechanical/industrial engineering and become Professional Engineer (PE) to survive, then you can still do church-related work on the side. The problem is dropping everything and wanting to work for an obscure denomination — it is going to have its own organizational chart and power structure that you are going to be placed at the bottom of, since you do not have a divinity degree from their college and/or have jumped through the other hoops that is required for their clergy to be certified.

Mike Hunt
Mike Hunt
6 months ago

Be a televangelist. They make bank off depressed lonely people. You already have experience with that from selling PUA.

hermit
hermit
6 months ago
Reply to  Mike Hunt

you imply that you have never be, are, or never will be, ‘depressed and lonely’. Only idiots or crazy people are like you. At best, you are deeply delusional. Don’t worry, it will happen to you too….in the best of cases you will see anugly, old man with no teeth in the mirror one day, and the people around you will be going one by one, and you will think: ‘what the hell happened’ ? Fool 😉

hermit
hermit
6 months ago
Reply to  Mike Hunt

PS. of course, if you don’t ‘go’ first, thereby ending an already brief life, for life is brief regardless. Keep trying fooling yourself, maybe it will work for a while 😉

hermit
hermit
6 months ago
Reply to  Mike Hunt

BTW, the one random fact that anyone has almost a 50 per cent chance to get cancer, and that’s just one fact out of hundreds. The fact is that you are but a little s**t like everyone else, and then, sooner or later, die. Seems all pretty depressing to me, grow up, fool…

Kitty Tantrum
6 months ago

Provided the basics of decent facilities and management, being a pastry chef is pretty awesome. Bit of an upper body workout, too.

If I were going to do that again, I’d run my own bakery – not open to the public – producing for cafés, coffee stands, etc. It really doesn’t take a ton of space or equipment to put together an efficient bakery.

The One
The One
6 months ago

Forget all that “life coach” crap. Learn a decent trade man. Go back to biology if that floats your boat, if not, become a plumber or carpenter.

At the end of the day you want to feel you’ve done an honest day’s work with no bullshit required to justify it.

Moraline Free
Moraline Free
6 months ago
Reply to  The One

Truck driver. 4k investment in 3 week course to get a CDL and due to the driver shortage you can work anywhere. Since Roosh wants to live in the mountains he can do driving in that area. Can go OTR and sleep in the truck to go rent free or drive locally and home every day.

psbindy
psbindy
6 months ago
Reply to  Moraline Free

No need to front 4 grand. Many large companies will put you through truck driving school in return for a, usually, one year commitment to drive for them.

psbindy
psbindy
6 months ago
Reply to  psbindy

I don’t really feel this is a realistic suggestion for Roosh but the info might make a fine suggestion for someone any of us might know.

TexMexBBQ
TexMexBBQ
6 months ago
Reply to  The One

Completely agree. Roosh already has a degree in microbiology — there are many ways to build on that. If you do not have overwhelming supernatural calling to serve God in the clergy then perhaps it is best to recognize every single possible spiritual gift God has placed in your life, and build a sustainable career off of those – even if it will result in a daily grind from a box within an organizational chart. You can still do more targeted serving on the side through tithing/donations and volunteer work …the cumulative effect of all of it is still serving God without actually dropping everything and going into the ministry. All organized religions are still organizations with their own charts, and each one is going to essentially assign you your place at the bottom of their charts if you are an outsider with zero investment of time and/or a degree from the divinity school they believe is superior to everyone else’s in the world.

Rob
Rob
6 months ago

You seem to be pretty knowledgable about web design, marketing, blog content etc..you could freelance doing that stuff.

Jay
Jay
6 months ago

If you are interested in just fighting for yourself, then running a farm is probably the best choice one can make to avoid degeneracy.

If you are interested in fighting for yourself and others, then politics at any level is the place to be in current society.

MCG00
MCG00
6 months ago

Approach your job like it was a sport and not a 9-5 grind. Look how many 9-5 mules drag themselves out of bed, gulp coffee and then stress their minds and bodies daily. In REAL sports you take time to stretch your muscles, psych your mind for the game, eat power nutrients and then perform. You PERFORM whether it’s running, cycling, ball sports or even a spelling bee or a debate. And LOOK at all the 9-5 Walmart and warehouse worker slaves with back braces. They blow discs like the deli workers lose teeth. Ever notice how beaker and deli slicer machine operators have either few or no teeth whatsoever? When you spend your best decades running your body hard without proper rest in between, then you already have hairline cracks everywhere. The back braces are what holds these folks together like scotch tape. Their bodies and minds are on the verge of system failure. Total breakdown hits them like a wall worse than a 35+ yo single woman who atrophied and deteriorated in a swivel office cubicle chair.

Again approach your life’s work like it was a sport you enjoy. Take the time to craftily and artfully do whatever you do. You TAKE YOUR TIME and relax and meditate and nourish and prepare when you approach your work like it was a sport. A hard work schedule is a bitch to be a slave to no matter what skill level of profession you pursue. Airline pilots, surgeons and highly trained professionals often screw up majorly when they don’t get enough rest and proper nutrition. You also need sufficient servicing from ye spouse. A typical airline pilot always needs tons of rest when he gets home so there’s no time for family stuff and the wifey gets neglected. Many airline pilots have been divorce raped by super hot wives that they simply had no time or energy remaining to keep nailed to the bedposts, proofed in the kitchen and placated. An unforgiving work deadline or time schedule is a real bitch for sure.

And never kiss ass or make promises to any boss man. You lose the frame at that point and you contract to be his little bitch from that point on. Yikes!

The pastry chef idea might be a good side gig but full time – nope. Have you seen the beat up old tired farts that work in specialty bakeries? The red eyes. And they smell like refugees when they all get sweating it’s so hot in there. And even the cuties lose their youth quickly in a bakery burning the candle at both ends. I’d keep the baking light.

Lastly there’s always selling. I hear there’s BIG MONEY in inflatable furniture. Plus it’s flood proof. Only the Lord knows the hour of the next Great Flood or pole shift. Yes indeed!

Kitty Tantrum
6 months ago
Reply to  MCG00

Agree that pastry cheffing (or any cheffing) is grueling work, but it can be rewarding in a surprisingly profound way. Especially in the formulation and baking of yeast breads. I DON’T think it’s appropriate full-time/long term work for most women, especially those who are petite or not well-muscled. But I think most men of reasonable stature and fitness could make a fair go of it. And I think it’s a workable option for a FAMILY business in particular. I dropped out of baking (and working outside the home, period) after being sick and weak for a couple years – but now that I’m recovering and my two boys are starting to look darn near as big as I am, it’s really got me thinking. I always used to say that I’d rather be dead than run my own bakery – but then my kids started telling me that that’s exactly what THEY want to do… and have been saying the same for 4-5 years now.

It’s not something I’d ever try to do as part of the “foodie approval seeking” business, though. I’ve never imagined myself making it big as a pastry chef/baker – but I think that with the right model, it can be a good, honest living. It is HARD work, but it can be balanced… if you’re OK with a humble life.

I’ll say this: once you know how to bake REALLY GOOD BREADS, you pretty much never have to worry about going hungry. It might never make you a million dollars, but there’s a certain amount of security in being able to supply people with that particular commodity. It’s almost frightening sometimes, the effect that good pastry can have on a person.

Jared Fogle
Jared Fogle
6 months ago

Continue writing but shift your focus to general self help for men, also politics, conspiracies, and research exposes.

KingofPrussia
6 months ago

Your video is actually helping me figure out how to get my life going I failed at my job so I am back at home with my mom.
I can’t recommend becoming a lumberjack because of job prospects. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/farming-fishing-and-forestry/logging-workers.htm.
I absolutely don’t recommend working for a Union.

Gardening is actually not a bad choice. You can search for landscape/horticulture programs at local community colleges.. You can get a certificate in only a year. Ground maintenance workers is pretty good job. If you can get into the Professional Gardener Program at Longwood Gardens (in Pennsylvania), that is a really good program.

There are a lot of different volunteer opportunists: invasive species remove, tree planting, help out on the farm. Serving meals at a retirement center is another thing I’ve try. You can volunteer at local churches.
You can look into various work in “natural conservation.”

KingofPrussia
6 months ago
Reply to  KingofPrussia

Your video is actually helping me figure out how to get my life going I failed at my job so I am back at home with my mom.
I can’t recommend becoming a lumberjack because of job prospects. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/farming-fishing-and-forestry/logging-workers.htm.
I absolutely don’t recommend working for a Union.

Gardening is actually not a bad choice. You can search for landscape/horticulture programs at local community colleges.. You can get a certificate in only a year. Ground maintenance workers is pretty good job. If you can get into the Professional Gardener Program at Longwood Gardens (in Pennsylvania), that is a really good program.

There are a lot of different volunteer opportunists: invasive species remove, tree planting, help out on the farm. Serving meals at a retirement center is another thing I’ve try. You can volunteer at local churches.
You can look into various work in “natural conservation.”

Cheese
Cheese
6 months ago

Microbioligist. Could learn to make cheese or yogurt or other foods involving fermentation.

There may be a career in removing toxic waste from water reserves.

Cheese
Cheese
6 months ago

Water shortage is huge problem in Middle East.

Henry
Henry
6 months ago

Easy – freelance Web Developer.

Ann K.
Ann K.
6 months ago

In all seriousness: Eastern Orthodox priest.

Ann K.
Ann K.
6 months ago
Reply to  Ann K.

But get married first!

conservative2019
conservative2019
6 months ago

Come to Texas and get in the oil business. It’s what you are looking for.

pornodio
pornodio
6 months ago

Go to switzerland, study some german and become a krankenpfleger or OP-pfleger, very good pay, you can keep doing your blogging from there while you get 6000 dollars a month. They don’t really have age limitations and are very open to americans. Women go crazy for americans too there.

Henry
Henry
6 months ago

Marijuana Farmer

jennier
jennier
6 months ago

Roosh, do you think this is an accurate psychological analysis of your work? https://culturewhiz.org/comment/55#comment-55

Radu
Radu
6 months ago
Reply to  jennier

How many times are you going to post this crap? His silence is an answer.

BestServed
BestServed
6 months ago

Pastry chief definitly. US citizens can’t wait to stuff their mouth with new greasy stuff.
Cronut was critically acclaimed. Like pastel de nata and kouign amann.
Fatties will die anyway. Their life choice. Only God can judge them.
And there are many hipsters begging to throw out their money for trendy foodstuff.

Kitty Tantrum
6 months ago
Reply to  BestServed

I wrote a big long comment above, but I guess I used an illegal word somewhere because it got moderated. Not gonna type the whole thing out again, but I was saying that I think baking can be a great family business. You don’t necessarily have to burn the candle at both ends working for a heartless employer. It’s not the most lucrative work, but there’s a surprising amount of base-level social and job security in being able to make really good breads and pastries. People literally go crazy for that stuff.

BestServed
BestServed
6 months ago
Reply to  Kitty Tantrum

A friend will move soon to work in north america, he’s a great cook and makes really good pastries. I told him to update his skills, as european pastries sell really good in the US and Canada. A cronut is sold 6$.
I know another who went to the US as baker, he would make 4000-5000/ month. He was homesick and left after some years, while the average wage for men with his skills, if not employed by top-notch restaurants, is 1500€ at best.

Sweets are addictive, and good stuff is definitly worth it.
I bake sometimes for charities, sports events, to bring some money, last time tried a cumin based cake. The idea did not come out of the blue, i adapted a nut based recipe. Apparently it was a blast.
Also cook for my lady. All this “women in the kitchen” stuff, never bought it.
Men are the best at cooking, it’s both art and science.
Anyway, second date. Meal was nice, then came the dessert. Pastel de Nata, one of my favourite. And she had this look in the eyes “OMG it’s better than sex”. I asked, just to be sure.
She reassured me, but i keep trying to be imaginative.
The old man always told me lovemaking and good cuisine will help to keep a woman. And he’s been married to my mother for 30 years (still counting).

spinthathamster
spinthathamster
6 months ago

China needs microbiologists/virologists.

Kitty Tantrum
6 months ago

Re: lumberjacking… don’t actually do this unless you can withstand the temptation that comes with that cologne. Manly sweat, chainsaw exhaust, sawdust… that’s what set me to chasing the man I married… after a few years of wanton fornication. D: *shug* 😀

Mr_Generic
Mr_Generic
6 months ago

Roosh,

You should unironically learn to code.

You are smart enough to teach yourself, but there are also a lot of bootcamps around with connections to employers. There are plenty of entry-level opportunities in the Imperial Capital.

If you keep your expenses low, it shouldn’t take too long for you to build up an investible nest egg. Diversify your portfolio but keep most in the stock market. Maybe when you are older you can buy an annuity for added certainty/security. Eventually you will have enough passive income that you can pass on more web developer gigs and spend more time in the Blue Mountains.

Above all, you must continue writing/vlogging! Your journey to Christ is inspiring, and we need your insight into this Clown World we live in and the true evil we face. Continue to serve God and the money will take care of itself. Trust me.

If you need some cash in the near-term, you should take the simplest, dirtiest, and demeaning (but still masculine) work you can find. I’m talking cleaning shit off the wall with 75IQ co-workers kind of demeaning. The humiliation and suffering will bring you closer to Christ. Trust me on this as well.

thexdoctor
thexdoctor
6 months ago

You could write a guide on finding a good wife or husband that’ll not divorce you, help bring you closer to God, and be great for raising a family with. You also could be a voice to men to help them embrace their masculinity and rise up to the various challenges posed by our liberal, materialistic, and individualistic culture in the west. Same goes for encouraging women to embrace their femininity and realize they don’t have to be shitty dudes. You could write about ways to help people realize that God and themselves are who is going to save them and point them towards the means to do this. Discovering and sharing ways to help people in this era of isolation and nihilism discover God and community would be huge.

Not to mention, some things you wrote in your hookup books are still imported to tell people. Like the need for self improvement, consistent socialization, courage, and persistence when it comes to dating and life in general.

thexdoctor
thexdoctor
6 months ago
Reply to  thexdoctor

I think it’d be a wasted opportunity to not use your audience to help people and simply let it all disappear. I think continuing to influence people towards God and towards living a wholesome fullfilled life is an excellent penance and way to serve God vs living in isolation, almost selfishly, as a underwater welder per say. Unless you atleast continued to write and make videos on the side.