Being a man going your own way isn’t always the easiest path. Given the poor state of the world economy and the dominance by women in many career fields, finding a high-paying job where you can exercise your freedom to be a man can be difficult. That said, there are still many jobs where you can earn a large salary and not have to worry about political correctness or being undercut by outsourcing or illegal immigration. In this article, we’ll dive into some of the best jobs for MGTOW, but first, let’s start with some basics on being a MGTOW in today’s working world…
WHAT IS MGTOW?
MGTOW, short for Men Going Their Own Way, is a philosophy that emphasizes masculine freedom above all else.
Developed in response to feminism’s increasing encroachment on all spheres of life, as well as the impotence of anti-feminist political movements such as the Men’s Rights Movement, MGTOW is centrally about liberty. [source] More specifically, men choosing to live their lives as they see fit, instead of expecting to conform to feminist standards of thought and behavior. [source]
A man going his own way lives life on his own terms and no one else’s. While each man must choose his own path, the one principle that unites them all is: “What’s best for me?”…
He doesn’t slave away at a pointless job because society tells him to, he doesn’t get married because anyone demands that he tie the knot, and he doesn’t obey rules designed to keep him down.
In short, he lives for himself and not for his girlfriend, parents, or anyone else. As MGTOW YouTube personality Bernard Chapin put it, “I’m going my own way, because whose other way would I be going?” [source]
WHY THE MODERN WORKPLACE IS THE ENEMY OF MGTOW
It’s precisely because MGTOW places male freedom at the center of its precepts that it’s a poor fit for most jobs and career fields. Employment in the U.S. and most Western countries has become dominated by feminism and political correctness, turning the average workplace into a zone where masculinity is de facto banned.
There are a couple of major reasons why the average career isn’t for you as a man going your own way:
Enforcement of Conformity
HR departments, sensitivity training seminars, and PC speech codes mean that if you express any opinion that doesn’t tow the feminist or leftist line, you run the risk of being fired. It only takes ONE complaint from a female colleague falsely accusing you of “harassment” for your career to hit a brick wall.
To make matters worse, thanks to social media and the witch-hunting culture that pervades major websites like Buzzfeed, you can easily find yourself blackballed out of your career field entirely if a feminist typist deems your online presence to be “racist,” “sexist,” “transphobic” or a million other “isms” or “phobias.”
Just ask Pax Dickinson, former CTO of Business Insider, who found himself jobless and blacklisted from his industry in 2013 after Gawker went after him for his satirical comments on Twitter, despite the fact that he was an exemplary employee. [source]
Dull and Repetitive
Even if you can successfully navigate the ever-changing morass of PC speech codes, your job will likely be boring, uninspiring, and offer you no freedom whatsoever. A typical cubicle job is one where innovation is actively stymied and going out of your way to excel will result in you being punished.
A man craves adventure, excitement, and meaning in his craft, and a job where you do data entry for eight hours a day in a sterile office is a recipe for ennui and depression.
HOW TO IDENTIFY THE BEST AND WORST JOBS FOR MGTOW
The good news is that there are many lucrative careers where MGTOW can’t only survive, but thrive. But how can a man going his own way identify a field best for him? The answer lies in off the beaten path and oftentimes the complete opposite of what society expects men to do for a living.
Ideally, a MGTOW will want a career that affords him maximum freedom and accomplishment.
He should have clearly defined tasks and goals and given a wide latitude with which to fulfill them. He should be able to do his daily tasks with a minimum of oversight and interference, allowing him to accomplish them through his own ingenuity and/or strength.
Conversely, a bad job for a MGTOW is one that consigns him to repetitive, meaningless tasks and/or saddles him with inept management insistent on controlling his every thought and action.
Ideal career paths for MGTOWs are also those that have few women working in them. Where women go, political correctness, feminism, and drama follow.
A MGTOW doesn’t want to have to dedicate mental energy to obeying bizarre sensitivity mandates or dealing with female inanity: he should either work alone or with a team of men who are able to put aside their feelings to get the job done.
In other words, the number of women involved in a job or career path is inversely correlated with how well a MGTOW will be able to perform it.
TOP TIPS TO HELP MGTOW GET THROUGH THE WORKDAY
Despite all this, it’s not always possible for a MGTOW to get his dream job. Some MGTOWs will have to suffer through soul-draining jobs where they have to hide their true feelings and thoughts from the people around them. There are a few ways to help cope with these kinds of situations…
Have a Mission
This refers to having some sort of goal, skill, or hobby you have outside of your job, one that requires you to hone your talents and abilities. Sailing, playing chess, working out at the gym, or learning a foreign language are all examples of missions you can adopt.
Having a goal outside of your job will keep you focused and give you something to look forward to. And depending on what you choose, it can even provide a path to escape your current predicament.
Always Have a Side Hustle
Being 100% dependent on your job is never a good thing, particularly in our volatile economy, so develop a side means by which you can earn money. Even something as simple as affiliate marketing on a blog you write for fun can provide some income, and you can also turn side hustles into main jobs if you put in the money and effort.
Maintain Your Physical and Mental Well-Being
It’s easy to get lazy and give up on life when you hate your job, so fight it by eating right, keeping your body in good shape, getting enough sleep, and cultivating your mind by reading good books. If you put in just a little effort when it comes to your body and mind, you’ll find it easy to stand head and shoulders above most people, who are content to let themselves go.
3 WORST JOBS FOR MGTOW
While the general principles mentioned earlier are a good guide to identify bad careers for MGTOWs, here are some specific examples of jobs that MGTOWs should avoid, if possible:
Any environment that involves working in an office is a very bad option for MGTOWs, which includes most corporate jobs. These positions are the most heavily dominated by women, and as such are heavily permeated with social justice and feminist dogma.
Assuming you can untie the Gordian knot of PC platitudes that govern office work these days, your reward for it will be mind-numbing drudgery in which you sit in front of a computer most of the day or work with equally bored and depressed colleagues.
Simply put, office work will kill a MGTOW’s soul.
Education is an extremely poor option for MGTOWs due, once again, to the excessive presence of women. Both grade school and college education are dominated by left-wing, feminist ideologues, and even if you enjoy working with and educating young people, you’ll constantly have to deal with the speech police.
Moreover, in the case of college teaching, it’s almost impossible to get a full-time, tenured position due to a glut of professors who already have it, meaning you’ll be stuck working as an adjunct professor and making peanuts.
Finally, MGTOWs should avoid the civil service not only due to the excessive presence of women and political correctness, but the repetitive and bland nature of the work.
While civil service jobs pay more than private sector ones in some areas of the U.S., there are excessively dominated by middle-aged, childless women who subscribe to the worst brands of social justice ideology.
To make matters worse, there’s often not enough work to do at these jobs, with many employees loafing around on social media to lessen the boredom of their days.
4 BEST JOBS FOR MGTOW
Now that we’ve identified some of the worst jobs for men going their own way, let’s take a look at some of the best…
The trades remain quite possibly the easiest and most lucrative career path for any MGTOW. Working as an electrician, plumber, welder, or any other skilled trade requires a minimum of time and money invested combined with high salaries and plenty of job opportunities. And due to a relative absence of women in the trades, there’s very little in way of political correctness and other nonsense that plagues most mainstream career fields.
Let’s take a closer look at what makes this career a good choice as well as a few downsides…
Pros of Being a Tradesman
- The trades have been systematically denigrated for the past few decades, which only benefits you. As part of the push to encourage all high school students to go to college, the trades have been vilified as being for “losers” and people not smart enough to earn a four-year degree. This push to get students to go to college has led to a massive decrease in the number of men willing to enter the trades, which has led to a massive shortage of qualified tradesmen in many parts of the U.S., pushing up salaries and creating many job opportunities.
- Tradesmen are able to out-earn many white-collar professionals quite easily (at least initially). For example, the average electrician earns $18-25 per hour in the U.S. Even introductory tradesmen, otherwise known as apprentices, can expect to make $12-15 per hour. [source]Of course, with greater experience comes greater pay. In fact, it’s not uncommon for electricians, welders, and other tradesmen to make more than $100,000 per year with only a few years of experience!Not only that, you don’t need to take out student loans or pay expensive tuition to become qualified to work as a tradesman — you merely need to apprentice as one, join a trade school, or, in some cases, get hired off the bat and train on the job. [source]
- Tradesmen have job security that few other professions can rival. While technology may advance and certain career fields become obsolete, electrical grids and sewage systems will always need to be maintained, which works in your favor.Moreover, the shortage of tradesmen in recent years has led to staffing shortfalls in many parts of the U.S., meaning there are usually more jobs available than tradesmen to take them. If you decide to go this route, you’ll have your pick of locales in the U.S. to work in, giving you job flexibility and freedom few other careers possess.
- The trades are dominated by men by necessity since few if any women are interested or capable of doing the hard work to maintain electrical systems or build water pipes. You don’t have to worry about towing the PC line as a tradesman, and you won’t ever be fired for having non-leftist political views.
Cons of Being a Tradesman
- The major downside of working in a trade is the physical exertion required. By definition, tradesmen work long hours, get their hands dirty, and depending on the trade, may be called upon to work in adverse weather conditions. Thus, if you’re not into physical work and don’t like getting grime on yourself in the course of a day’s shift, the trades aren’t for you.
- There’s also considerable variance in pay and job availability between different trades and locations. For example, carpenters don’t make as much as electricians on average, and trade jobs are often harder to come by in major cities than rural areas.
Before making a decision, research job listings and union halls in your local area to see what jobs are available, what they pay, and how you can get involved.
But for men who love the idea of making a lot of money doing physically demanding work free of feminist thought policing, the trades are an ideal career choice.
Oil Rig Work
Working on an oil rig — or even working a regular job in an oil boomtown — is one of the fastest ways to make decent money. Oil rig workers, also known as roustabouts or roughnecks, usually make more than $50,000 a year with little experience.
During the hydrofracking boom of the early 2010’s, oil boomtowns such as Williston, North Dakota and Sidney, Montana became famous for their well-paid roughneck jobs and the hordes of men who traveled across the country to take them. [source] While Williston is no longer the boomtown it once was, continued exploitation of oil deposits in the U.S. and Canada means there will always be jobs available for those interested.
Working on an oil rig carries with it many of the same advantages and drawbacks of being a tradesman…
Pros of Being an Oil Rig Worker
- Roustabouts earn good salaries due to the high demand for oil rig workers combined with low supply in rural areas with few residents. $18 per hour and more isn’t uncommon for oil rig workers, particularly since there are often required to work many hours overtime.
- Oil companies typically train workers on the job, raising their salaries to standard levels after they’ve acquired a certain amount of experience.
- Like the trades, the oil industry is dominated by men, so political correctness and human resources chicanery is largely nonexistent. [source]
Cons of Being an Oil Rig Worker
- Oil rig work requires long hours of physical exertion, usually in extreme weather conditions. For example, the North Dakota oil patch is known for extraordinarily cold winter weather, with wind chill bringing temperatures as low as -50 degrees Fahrenheit!
- Many oil boomtowns also lack adequate housing, with entry-level and day laborers often living out of their cars. That said, many companies do provide housing for their employees.
Keep in mind that due to the fluctuating nature of where oil is extracted, working as a roustabout will almost certainly require you to relocate. Not all oil towns pay the same rates, so do your research before making any big moves.
Due to the low cost of living and general lack of labor in boomtowns, it’s also possible to live well working service jobs if you can’t find oil work right away. For example, during the height of the North Dakota oil boom, the Williston Walmart paid its employees $21 an hour during the holiday shopping season and even provided them with free hotel rooms.
In short, there are several ways for MGTOWs to earn money in oil towns, provided you have the hustle and skill to make things happen.
If you’re a MGTOW with an aptitude for writing, you’ve probably thought about freelance writing as a means to make a living. Problem is, many freelance writers in Western countries have been undercut by people in third-world, English-speaking countries such as India and the Philippines, who charge far less for the same types of work.
Still, there’s one form of freelance writing that not only pays well, but has a high level of job security: academic ghostwriting.
Writing academic papers for lazy and unscrupulous students has become a major business in the past decade, after professional ghostwriter Dave Tomar wrote an article for The Chronicle of Higher Education detailing how he made a living doing it. [source]
Ghostwriters write college papers on just about every subject, from English to ethnic studies to accounting to history, and you can even write math and science papers if you have the knowledge. [source] While college enrollment has declined in recent years, the demand for ghostwritten papers has only increased and will continue for some time to come.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the perks and disadvantages of this job…
Pros of Being an Academic Ghostwriter
- Academic ghostwriting is easier than most other forms of freelance writing. For example, you can write a five-page paper on World War II or feminist theory (God forbid) just by looking at a few Wikipedia pages, then grab citations from Google Scholar — a repository of peer-reviewed papers and books accepted by most professors.You don’t even need doctor or master-level expertise to write these papers, just enough knowledge to be able to hammer out some words within a tight deadline.
- Academic ghostwriting pays more than most freelance writing gigs as it requires native English speakers. As such, writing firms often pay between $10-15 per page (one page equaling 300 words), with higher rates for graduate-level papers. Fast writers can make anywhere from $200-300 per day and you can work as little or as much as you’d like. This type of control also affords you job security.
- If you’ve ever dreamed of being able to make money from home without suffering the drudgery of office life, academic ghostwriting may be for you. Indeed, as far as “digital nomad” lifestyles go, ghostwriting is one of the easiest ways to earn money.
- Whether you work for a ghostwriting firm like Academic Composition or find clients on your own, political correctness never enters the picture. [source] Ghostwriting firms and clients don’t care what you think or do so long as you can meet deadlines and turn in well-written papers.
Cons of Being an Academic Ghostwriter
- Being an academic ghostwriter can be grueling, particularly during the high seasons of March-May and October-December, which is when academic writing services are the busiest. You need to be able to keep deadlines and turn out work on a regular schedule, which can lead to burnout, depending on your stamina.On the flipside, there’s generally not much work available during the months of December-January and June-August. Thus, you’ll need to hustle during the high seasons to have enough savings to last the low seasons or find other freelance work.
Overall, the pros outweigh the cons so if you have the ability to conduct light research and write tons of words on a tight deadline, academic ghostwriting is one of the easiest ways to make decent money, all from the comfort of your home.
Another great way to earn a living online is through affiliate marketing, whereupon you make money by recommending a company’s products and services in exchange for a finder’s fee. There are literally thousands of affiliate programs to choose from, starting with powerhouses like Amazon to smaller-sized companies like Zappos.
The most direct path to becoming a successful affiliate marketer is by promoting products you already use and take interest in. For example, if you’re into bodybuilding, you can earn commission by creating a website reviewing and promoting weightlifting products. If you’re into coffee, you can promote and sell coffee brands and machines.
Let’s see how this business model stacks up…
Pros of Being an Affiliate Marketer
- Startup costs are low for aspiring affiliate marketers. When considering that the average brick and mortar store costs up to $100,000 to set up, running an affiliate marketing business is ridiculously cheap. [source]
- Unlike other jobs/careers on this list, affiliate marketing allows you to generate a passive income once you have an established site with a steady stream of traffic rolling in. Moreover, a website that generates income is a great asset, which you can sell any time for up to 48x of your monthly net income. [source]For example, if you have a website that earns you $1,000 per month, you can turn around and sell it anywhere from $24,000 to $48,000 depending on the niche and a few other deciding factors.
- You don’t have to deal with inventory or unruly customers, the merchant handles everything. Your only responsibility is directing traffic to the company’s website via informative and engaging content on your blog.
- You can work from anywhere so long as you have a computer and internet connection. This type of setup offers you the highest degree of independence, free from domineering women and progressive office culture.
- As your own boss, you create your own schedule and make time for errands and social gatherings as you see fit without ever having to ask for permission.
Cons of Being an Affiliate Marketer
- Creating an authority website takes a great deal of time before you start to make a decent wage. To reach this stage, you need to work hard and stay persistent through thick and thin.
- You have no control over whether products get discontinued or affiliate programs shut down. Thus, it’s important to diversify your online business by promoting different products and services by different companies.
- Depending on the niche and affiliate program, competition can be fierce and thus tough to break into.
Despite the cons, affiliate marketing is still overwhelmingly a great business model and as a MGTOW, it just might be the “out” you’re looking for.
Finding guaranteed sources of employment has become increasingly difficult for MGTOWs, given the misandrist nature of the modern workplace. But if you look outside what mainstream society regards as a “normal” career, you can find opportunities that suit your MGTOW lifestyle, starting with the ones featured in this article.
No matter your age or skill set, there’s a career or job that will allow you to follow your masculine principles and live a wealthy and productive life, free from gynocentrism. In the meantime, stay strong out there men!
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!
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