You’ve read it a million times, I’ve read it a billion times. We are in a recession, it isn’t news to anybody. I’m sick and tired of hearing people bitch and moan about money being tight. If money is tight, and you aren’t making ends meet with what you are doing, be proactive and do something about it. You are after all a man, and men get shit done. So if you are tired of hearing your old lady nag you about how you plan on paying the Visa bill, maybe try one of the following manly gigs.
Start a Side Business on Craigslist
Are you relatively handy? Do you own a lawn mower, a hammer, or painting tools? There are a number of small businesses you can start up with tools you already have around the house. Take inventory of the tools you are good at using and post an ad on Craigslist offering your services. You can easily make extra money week over week cutting a few people’s lawns at night. The money isn’t bad either; if you own the landscaping company you can easily pull enough money to pay the monthly payments on that new Mustang you’ve been eye balling (on top of the visa payments).
Depending on where you live, this one might be harder to pull off. Not only is firefighting considered to be one of the most manly/sexy man jobs one can get, but the hours are unbelievable. Typically, fire fighters work 4 days on, 4 days off. Two day shifts and two night shifts. That means not only does the world recognize you as a hero and a sex symbol, but you get to spend 50% of your time doing whatever the hell it is you want. Combine Firefighting with a small business and freedom 55 is looking more and more like a reality every day.
This job is more for the prettier men out there. If you have bulging abs and or pecs and love spending time at night clubs and bars, why not look into getting into the promotions business. Most promotions companies retain roughly 90% female ‘models’ but there are almost always gigs for guys as well. Be proactive, send a few pictures to your local promotions companies and see what they have to offer for a handsome dude.
Bartending has been very romanticized since Tom Cruise played Brian Flanagan in Cocktail. There are reasons why this particular beverage slinging job has become so popular. You may not make a lot of money in your hourly wages, but if you work in a popular establishment, expect to make a ton of money on tips. Many of the bartenders working in the more popular night clubs in Vancouver pull 60K-100K a year in tips. If that isn’t enough, bartenders tend to have women swooning around them like flies on a horses ass. A problem that many of us would love to have.
Did you play linebacker in college ball and don’t have a lot of use for all that extra muscle you are packing around? Why not do something with that hard earned muscle? Night Clubs, bars and strip clubs are always looking for big men to act as bouncers and door men on behalf of their establishment. The hourly wage is a little higher than a bartender, but you won’t get tipped out as much. However, if you work at a popular establishment that generally has long lines, expect to get ‘greased’ regularly, as many folks don’t like waiting in line. Price per head for greasing the doorman can range anywhere from $10-100 depending on how popular the place is you are ‘guarding’.
You knew it was coming (pardon the pun). One job that is DEFINITELY manly is donating sperm. Why exactly is it manly? Because the last time I checked, women don’t have the tools at their disposal to make this life producing seed. If this is a job you may desire, most sperm banks requires you sign a six month contract and that you have to make one to two deposits each and every week. The average payment for a single serving is between $35-$50. Thats amazing money for two minutes of your time!
Gigolo (aka Male Escort)
Lets face it, there are many lonely people out there. It would be an injustice for them to have to spend their life alone when they could simply shell out a few hundred dollars to rent you as a piece of man meat. Now don’t go thinking I’m endorsing male prostitution, because that is illegal and could involve you contracting nasty diseases that could potentially ruin your life. What I’m suggesting is that you offer your services as a manly man to cater to the needs of lonely women. These needs might include attending one of their work functions as a ‘faux’ boyfriend, listening to them vent about their bitchy girlfriends or possibly accompanying them on a business trip to make them feel, safe, comfortable and needed. One word of warning, if you even have a hint of homo phobia this is not going to be the right position for you. You can rest assured that men will be knocking on your door, trying to rent you as wellâ€¦ but hey, you can’t deny it when opportunity ‘knocks’.