What's your story? Discussions your reasons for going abroad.
I recently finished writing a guide to becoming an expat, focusing on the young, broke, and hopeless demographic. It’s based on what I’ve learned as an HAer trying to get out of this position myself. Over the past two years I’ve been making notes about things I’ve learned attempting to be happier abroad, which eventually became this guide. Here is the link to it on Amazon:
Many resources on the internet for expats assume that you already have money. These resources are good, but useless if you don’t already have wealth. So this is a big disconnect from what most would-be HAers actually need. And that’s a gap I wanted to help fill in, and since much of it is based on my own experience, it can work.
Of course, this means letting go of any fantasy about being happier abroad, especially those fantasies involving lots of money. This is a realistic look at getting your life started from the bottom of the totem pole. You won’t find a get-rich-quick scheme here – you won’t even find a get-rich-at-all scheme.
Here’s what you will find:
-Why the West is finished economically and socially…and why you need to take action soon
-How to simplify your life in order to prepare to expatriate
-How you can travel and try out countries very cheaply...and even start funding your travels
-The Two Escapes you need to make to be free...and how to start
-How to get a job teaching English abroad...even if you lack a degree and experience
-How to choose a foreign language to learn and maximize its effectiveness for you
-Resources you can use to start moving towards your goals today
I really do think we’re on the threshold of an “expatriation apocalypse.” I named the guide that because I think with each passing year, the window closes a bit more. Eventually I expect even worse unemployment rates for men, travel bans, and more misandrist laws and policies that make gaining any ground in the West impossible for a man…and it is horrible already.
Get out before the “Expatriation Apocalypse” happens…
Good on you for writing this, but we realize it will not sell well, yes? In a low trust society, people don't trust sincere publications telling them how to make rational steps that will require hard work to proceed to an eventual future goal, because, you know, they don't trust people. And who can blame them? However, if you promise them things that will instantly result in huge rewards with minimal effort then SOME people will buy it, because that is what they WANT to hear, and it will be so much what they want to hear that it will override their instinctive mistrust. Hence paradoxically they are so afraid of being scammed that they end up being scammed. In this market, blowing smoke up people's asses will always win.
Yeah, I pretty much assume it will be ignored even on here where many wannabe HAers could really use it. For some reason, I haven't entirely thrown my conscience away. I'm not willing to write bullshit just to get sales. Maybe that day is coming if I ever get so hard up I have no other options. But for now, I'm going with the realistic. I guess the one thing I might have going for me is that I'm writing something different, which is also true. Everyone out there is willing to write get-rich-quick books or whatever and hope to reel in the suckers.
The big shame here is that one could follow what I've laid forth in this guide and achieve some level of success. (A job, a little cash, and going abroad.) But it wouldn't be like a fantasy and it would require effort. It's like how I've tried to help certain members on here. I can tell people what to do to attain some level of success. Things that will work if you DO it. If a guy has nothing to lose, has no job, has no future where he is, then why not do it? But such a path isn't really motivating until you get into it. That's the barrier that has to be broken, accepting that six months to a year or so of constant effort is probably what it will take to get out of your situation.
Here's a good example of scamming people by promising (without promising legally) you things you can do to become a millionaire.
(Hint: one of the things you can do is scam people, such as with a program like this.)
Reading about his history, he had a lot of help and eventually got into positions where he was able to scam a lot of people. So to me it sounds like he climbed the ladder of psychopathy until he hit the big time.
Sounds a lot like Tim Ferris, whose dubious claims in 4 Hour Workweek did not include all the help he had in his life, such as coming from a well-to-do family and attending prestigious schools. He makes a lot of claims about becoming part of the New Rich (NR): http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/
And of course let's not forget Robert Kiyosaki. Again, dubious claims, a lack of explanation for you can really get rich (because you can't), and making his money through books and seminars instead of how he actually said you can get rich.
Maybe we'll buy a copy rewrite the content a bit and give it an uplifting title like: TW presents: The ultimate guide to living abroad on a budget. We'll sell it on our site for $5 a pop.
In a low trust society (which the USA isn't), you have to go through the right channels. Throwing some ebook on amazon without developing pipelines = failure.
Which would be plagiarism, except that you wouldn't be re-writing it so much as writing something different altogether. Budgeting is one obvious part of it, but the overall point of the book is acknowledging that Western civilization is terminal, understanding what you have lost, and taking realistic steps to escape without lots of money.
It's not the kind of book that appeals to most because it is honest. I doubt it would matter how much advertising and networking I did. Unless and until I start writing bullshit to scam suckers, I will probably never achieve any notable successes. I am not willing to do that, at least for now. Such writings as these are not how I make my bread, however - I'm not relying on it. Over time it could've been posted here on HA for free, but I see no reason to since I spent my time and money learning. Most wouldn't use it anyway because it is a realistic look at getting yourself out of the West as a young and hopeless incel male instead of a fantasy saying you can get rich and date supermodel Russian women.
It looks good i think, you're onto something.
I would perhaps change
"The bad news is that Western civilization.."
"While the bad news is that Western civilization.. "
1)Too much of one thing defeats the purpose.
2)Everybody is full of it. What's your hypocrisy?
Lol, yeah no one will ever pay for honesty:
Dude gets over 500,000 visitors a month to his site with just basic info anyone can write. I bet he's doing over 100k a year.
Guys that are hopeless incels are that way for a reason = losers
You could easier sell that shit if you networked with other nuts in the manosphere. Offer them a cut from every sell.
Loser 1: Hey, I got a new doomsday guide that your user base might like. Just mentioned it in your monthly newsletter. We'll split 60/40 or I can paypal you $100
Loser 2: Yeah, I might do that for $100. I also have 5000 facebook fans.
On my newsletters, I'm like Oprah and selling ebooks n shit.
That site looks more like something I could do. Don't see anything about it so far that suggests bullshit. Reading about his background, he did get to partake of the American Dream since he got started before the crash of '07/'08. Certainly before the market became so saturated with travel blogs. He certainly got to work his cubicle job in the past and save up money to invest in a website. I wonder what other help he had along the way? Anyway, at least he's suggesting an attainable idea with budget traveling.
Another piece of my perspective...
Sometimes you will hear murmurs of the phrase “stay and fight.” Such a notion is absurd. What exactly would one fight? An entire shitty culture? A totalitarian government? How would one fight? Blogging is better than doing nothing, but it is not fighting. This is an absurd idea. Of all who mention doing this, none actually do it. Some will say that Americans (substitute Western people of your choice) will stand and fight when the time comes. But is that not a tacit acknowledgement that it is already too late? The time for that has come and gone. And you can't win domestically, so I see expatriation as the only sensible option. Don’t you think out of all the empires from the past, someone would have successfully done it if it was possible? Wouldn't some culture have stood up and said 'enough is enough' and stopped the totalitarian government? Let the more reasonable man depart from such ideas and focus on himself and escaping the West to build his life.
It’s a big world out there. There are about 200 countries in the world. All you need is one of them. One safe haven. One place to make a life, raise a family, have a home. Granted, many of these countries would not be good choices. But still...there are about 200 and you only need one. Even if you could whittle it down to choosing among 5 countries, that's still more than you need.
I expect more totalitarian laws and policies - and even travel restrictions - from the daddygov in the years to come. 'Staying and fighting' is impossible and just waiting and hoping for some windfall is a bad idea. Virtually anyone could follow my advice and find some avenue of escape. I can't promise great success, riches, or the hottest women. I can only say that your chances would go from 0% to more than 0%, but some plans will be more successful than others.
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Part of Expatriation Apocalypse deals with simplifying your life. It's vitally important to de-clutter your life. If your home is cluttered with junk, chances are your mind is cluttered also. Selling things is a good idea. I often give things away to the local thrift store. The core goal is to stop being a consumer. You want to break the cycle of consumption. I think takes a toll on a human being that goes beyond the physical to the spiritual. De-cluttering your physical world is a way to unclog your spirit, so to speak.
The “Roaring Twenties” that saw the proliferation of things like household appliances in the up and coming middle class. And of course, there was the proliferation of the automobile. Consumerism and marketing were brought forth thanks to Edward Bernays, the nephew of Sigmund Freud. Economic hope seemed to spring eternal.
Very few people know who Edward Bernays was, and yet he was essentially the creator of marketing. Before Bernays, advertising was about displaying a product's usefulness. Bernays worked to change that into making people want superfluous things that had no tangible use, instead indicating class and status.
He even convinced American women to take up smoking (which had prior been considered a male-only practice) with a marketing campaign.
There's a good documentary called "The Century of the Self," which explains how consumerism got its start and the role Bernays played:
I know Amazon has an affiliate service called Create Space that makes physical books. I'll look into it.
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I just bought it on Amazon, had to give a permission on my PC browser (Firefox in my case) to accept Kindle. Just a quick setting change. Easy to read, though oddly no page numbers.
He writes well.
And I am speaking as a snob.
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