My Interview at Red Pill Reviews - This Is Trouble

James over at Red Pill Reviews and I sat down and had an interview regarding my life story, future travel plans, and building online businesses. Click here to give it a read.

Here is a sneak peak of a couple of my favorite questions:

Cost of living a player’s lifestyle in various countries?

Well, we’ll put it this way: I’m not paying more than $400-500 a month for rent anywhere I plan to travel this year (I am traveling with a buddy). Contrast that to the $2,000 a month I was paying in Los Angeles.

Going abroad to be a player and an “online entrepreneur/expat” has a bad reputation, and rightfully so. That’s because most people move to Thailand with the plans to live off of $500 a month, but then only make $500 a month.

That’s incredibly stupid.

And sure, you want to have some fun, have some experiences, and live life – but to try to make it by at $6,000 a year is just insane. On top of it, then what? When you’re 35, burnt out of the travel/expat life, and want to return home – you have no savings, no resume, and no real skills.

I simply would not be doing what I’m doing if I didn’t have a realistic plan to make what I did at my engineering job (six figures+) within a couple of years via my own businesses. At that point, the math starts to make a lot more sense to live abroad.

All in all I expect my cost of living to be between $1,000-$1,500 a month; and to be clear, I’m not a huge party guy. You won’t see me at the club four nights a week popping a bottle.

Do you think online dating is a good place to invest your time?

I think it’s very good for men who have an office job. Let’s face it, most anyone who has an office job really spends 60% of their day just trying to look busy. So if you can get away with sending off a few messages on your phone, or even on your work computer – do it. Use your employer’s time for something valuable for yourself.

But I like to think you should always play to your strengths. For example, if you’re a bartender at a major club, you shouldn’t be using it. You should be using your job as a way to get a funnel of girls going.

I firmly believe that chasing pussy leads to exhaustion down the road, so if online dating works for you to make things a bit more “passive” and easy, then absolutely you should utilize it. The trick is to make it work for you. It’s never been a “job” for me like some men claim. My strategy has always been to spend one night a week (that I would have been home anyways) sending out a mass blitz of messages, and then setting up dates throughout the week.

And I mean, once I started getting girls I met online to come straight to my house, I realized it doesn’t get much more efficient than that. Online dating doesn’t need to be difficult, but you must set up a system that works.

My book, Cracking OkCupid, takes a lot of the mystery out of online dating for men, and helps to develop a system that works for you instead of making online dating a chore.


Kyle Trouble

I'm Kyle "Trouble". I'm a former computer engineer who left the 9-5 in LA at 24 years old and moved to Eastern Europe. I blog about dating, life abroad, and building successful and scalable streams of income.

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