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  2. Well, I'd already started on my dropshipping venture, so I thought I'd better see it through to it's conclusion (which for me will be going live with the site, doing some marketing and seeing what sales I can make over 2 months). My experiences so far, is that it's been a bit of a headache, I have no prior web design or business experience, Shopify do make it easier for you, but there's still a lot of faffing about on the back end and front end of your site. And I concur, it is a tremendous time sink (plus you also have to learn about marketing strategies). The first store I started, has been held up for a few weeks (though I'm having second thoughts about going ahead with it now). I started another store which I'm hoping to go live with by next week. I'm not after big money, I'd be happy earning £2000 a month, that would do me, I could live quite comfortably in Central/Eastern Europe, maybe go to Thailand/Sri Lanka in the winter...I'm probably getting ahead of myself, but hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained.
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  4. Working for others is very bad, even worse if you work solely to support yourself. You don't do it because you like it, but out of necessity. This is how it is here in my country, the so-called informal jobs. But like one of the members named "Grumpy Dragon", he had said that 'it's okay to work for someone as long as they like it'. And I agree with him on that point. Now, I personally don't like working for someone, I don't know the person doesn't have freedom of creation and many times the employee isn't even recognized for what he did. (I don't say all companies, but some are). What appeals to me about working outside the system is the freedom to not depend on a boss. You be your own boss. The walk is not easy, but I believe it is rewarding. I think that's it.
  5. You forgot the obvious though..
  6. Just LOL at this thread. It's amazing what you turn up when you pore through your Google Search Console reports, as I do on a regular basis (I have sneaky ways of getting more and more traffic..This is one of em!) So this thread started to rank for "pig woman experiment" and "fake pig woman"..So I promptly changed the thread title, and stuck a few more instances of "pig woman" into the thread..Now it's P2, and I predict will be P1 before too long..That title is genius even if I say so myself..(When a post gets a higher ctr than other posts in G, it tends to get bumped up the rankings). Just thought you might find it funny...
  7. That was always my biggest failing. Trying to make up for it now. Thanks for your insights man. I'd love to get everyone posting on this thread.
  8. As a relatively young lad, who has worked 2 years in the private sector, I want to share my opinion on the whole "being an employee as a sigma male". In 12 months time I will have finalized my MSc. business administration degree. Thereafter I'll want to go straight into the labor market to earn a living, or hold off 1 more year by pursuing a second masters from a (semi and or elite) business school. In my humble opinion; a sigma male craves independence and given modern work environments, I don't look down on people who work as an employee. I think it really goes beyond the identification of being "a sigma male"; if I could do interesting work with like minded colleagues, I don't mind working in the corporate sphere. Intrapreneurship is a real thing, entrepreneurship is not the sole construct out there. However! I'll always look to put my savings to work through personal wealth accumulating side activities (such as sportbetting atm) and build it up until I can retire early or pursue entrepreneurship with me carrying the financial risk/reward. It's all about accumulating money that lays out options in life. btw... seriously is it that bad to work for an employee in your formative years? How else are you going to build capital on the side and be the captain of your own destiny in the future? I don't mind having the idea of being an employee in the next few years, but I'll be really careful for which position I'll solicit and the colleagues I'll be around with 8h's a day. cheers.
  9. Welcome man. Fantastic introduction - I think you can see people really like it. Glad to have you here.
  10. At the very least it would help you to develop the skills of speaking persuasively, forming cogent arguments (even if it doesn't prove terribly lucrative at first). Nothing's wasted!
  11. Hey. Just to let you know, I just started a thread on this very subject. Chime in if you want!
  12. I don't like working for other people. I tried it for a few years; working on an IT Helpdesk, then graduating swiftly into contract work, mostly involving Service Managament (ITIL), including : Optimising helpdesk efficiency Incident Mangament Problem Mangagement I also led the rollout of various IT support software solutions, such as Service Now and Remedy. Now, the contract work was much better because I had more autonomy and didn't need to sit around listening to inane banter all day long, and try to get on with people I wouldn't normally associate with. Plus I detested moving around the arse end of the UK, often ending up in some godforsaken hellhole like Fratton in Portsmouth. (Fratton is famous for the % of men (and women) with missing front teeth))...From getting smashed and brawling on a Friday / Saturday night. I am not joking. Most uncooth. Here are the problems I have with working for an employer: Your life is in someone else's hands The commute Trying to banter and get on with people I have no interest in. High taxes in UK Long hours Having a boss Now that remote work is becoming more of a thing, I am considering getting back into it IFF (if and only if) I am fully remote. I'm not really in any position to bargain, except I kind of know how to make money outside the system..And there are promising signs that I'll be scaling up on new projects again soon. Nevertheless, with the right contract, the money is tempting, I must admit..And I do need to think about my pension. Getting older. So there's my thoughts. What about yours? Do you like working for others, or do you want to get out? If you do, why? Why do you dislike it? What appeals to you about working outside of the system and being your own boss?
  13. Yeah, I found their service was helpful...people are notoriously bad at selecting their best photo! What selfie you find mysterious and enigmatic, the world sees as creepy and disturbingly lugubrious.
  14. My guess it's somewhat difficult for a sigma to be a leader of a country...but I'll chuck my deuces.
  15. I don't see anything wrong with working for someone else, as long as you enjoy what you do. IMO... Life is not about money or material things. You die, that stuff is not going with you. Experiences is what I think matters in life. I work for a few architects and do side jobs, I have a steady income and the side jobs are like bonuses. But i wish you luck on being a freelancer and being a digital nomad.
  16. This gave me a big LOL whilst drinking my G &T and eating my Caprese salad.
  17. One of the most fascinating introductory posts on the forum. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on here.
  18. Light, good competition is underutilized...I'm already ramping up my efforts knowing someone else is doing the same. It's about harnessing proper motivation! And I will destroy. It does have a theather of the absurd about it. I imagine if aliens were to observe us, the treadmill would be the confounding factor; the one thing impeding whether to make first contact. And the likely outcome is not good. Being out in the sun, strolling the park with all the multitude of beauties certainly lifts the spirits. It's also much better to be out in the world. Open yourself up to the possibilities of life.
  19. Even if you are married you can learn from this forum and notions of the redpill that would be beneficial for the your marriage. Many older guys than myself around here, either single or in a relationship. Hang around and feel free to contribute whether you feel like getting your message out there.
  20. It would seem one man's batman is just another man's batman...which one will @Steve Jabba be? But there's only one Bane. Strap yourself in, lads.
  21. Hi, my name is Bruno and I'm from Brazil. I'll be honest, I have notions in English and I can often understand texts and even what they are saying. But I'm still learning to get fluent in the language, so sorry I had to use a translator (laughs). I discovered this site, rummaging through the internet about this enigmatic personality that is sigma. And looking at each feature of the sigma I saw that I would fit this type of personality. Of course I still don't consider myself one. I don't know if there are differences from country to country, because in my country Brazil we have an economic difficulty. I don't know if telling this makes any difference, but it's always good to say the context in which I am inserted. I currently live in a favela, and here in Brazil earning a salary of R$5000.00 reais (which would be equivalent to 991 US dollars or 818 euros) is to live well and stabilized. Here a minimum wage is R$1010.00 reais (200.22 dollars). People who live in favelas usually earn R$1500.00 reais (297.36 dollars) per month and are happy. I told this just to create a context where I come from. I always wanted to be a man dependent on myself, I always wanted independence. I never liked to follow anyone, I even had my doubts about entering this site here, for fear that I would be following. I am currently unemployed, and am studying to be a website developer. My dream is to work as a freelancer or digital nomad. And not forgetting, I'm studying English (laughs) so I don't have to use a translator. I forgot to say my age I am 32 years old. I always worked for someone, unhappy but I had to work for others. Well, I joined this site to learn how to be a sigma male. I would also like to be more self-confident with women, but the truth is, what I would most like is independence. Not that I don't care for women, but independence for me is everything (financial, emotional and even physical independence). Well I guess just for now, sorry for huge text.
  22. Hey everyone. My name is Randy. I am almost 44. I am not sure if I am a sigma... I scored a 44 on that quiz, but I could not relate with the questions... I am married, I got married at 18 and been with the same woman since. We both have the same views on, almost everything. So I am not on the hunt for a woman... I been under depression for years so I been under a lot of soul searching. Trying to find myself. Truthfully, I dont know why I am here, I am not a social person and never really get involved in online communities... But maybe this will be different.
  23. @Kevin "I love to learn and enjoy speaking with ceos or the homeless guy strung out on meth." Yeah that's being a trait of sigma indeed; curiosity, above avg. intelligence and a rather outsider in the social hierarchy and it's rules makes you wanna engage and learn from society at all levels. Welcome comrade.
  24. Pretty much same as everywhere else then - at least for the moment. Cheers!
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