Two Birds One Stone
It can be frustrating when those around you are in a stable relationship and you can’t even get past the talking stage. You start to wonder if there is something wrong with your physical appearance that makes you unattractive, or you are just fated to be single for the rest of your life. It does not make it better where that one couple on Instagram are lovey-dovey every day on social media to the point humans have the ability to unsee things.
With Valentine’s day around the corner, you do not wish to spend another year of Valentine’s day alone. Besides that, you are also in need of extra cash as the Covid-19 pandemic has affected our financial situation. So, to kill two birds with one stone for the upcoming Valentine’s day, try to be a girlfriend-for-hire. Not only will you have a companion during Valentine’s day, but you will also earn extra ka-ching for yourself. With that, it is a win-win situation for you and the other party who are also seeking a companion during Valentine’s day.
Be A Girlfriend-For-Hire
The advancement of technology has provided us with several business and employment opportunities. When it comes to hunting for additional income opportunities on social media, there are no limitations. Having social media available can be a godsend in these circumstances. Unlike in countries like Japan, where there is a dedicated website for people to actually rent a boyfriend/girlfriend or rent themselves out to be someone’s companion – we have to be a little more creative on this by utilising the social media platforms that are available to us. For example: Twitter and Tiktok.
Why be a girlfriend-for-hire if you ask? Market demands, if there are people doing it in Malaysia, that means there is a demand for it. After all, the majority of the people need some companions during a festive season like this. It can be beneficial for both parties.
How do you even be a girlfriend-for-hire?
Different platforms have their own “theme” when it comes to advertising yourself to be someone’s companion. There was an article written where there was a guy who is renting himself out to be someone’s boyfriend for Chinese New Year 2022. The way he is advertising himself on Twitter where he advertised himself in a business way where he included charts, pictures of himself and his bonus point. You can probably do something like him if you want, but if you want to advertise it in your own way, you are free to do so.
Another platform that you can use to advertise yourself to be a girlfriend-for-hire is by doing it on TikTok. No, it is not crazy. There are actually people out there who are looking for a partner for a relationship on TikTok by participating in that kind of trend. Whether these people are just doing it for clout or are actually seriously looking for one is another thing. What we can say is that if you are actually set on being a girlfriend-for-hire, and actually want to stand out against your competitors, this is one of the ways you can do it.
How Should You Market Yourself?
Have you seen any advertisements where companies talk about the flaws of their product? No.
You should advertise all of the good points about you such as why you are the perfect fit to be someone’s girlfriend-for-hire, what is special about you and etcetera. Basically, you need to sell yourself (from a marketing perspective) – please do not think of something else. We highly discouraged that.
Another thing is to just be yourself and be honest. Post pictures of yourself looking good, and if you want to be honest from the start, you can even include pictures of yourself without makeup or even pictures where you look goofy. Creativity and planning are all down to you! At the end of the day, you need to show that you are so much better than the other women out there who are also doing this girlfriend-for-hire for the upcoming Valentine’s day!
Keep in mind that if your girlfriend-for-hire marketing is successful, you should always be cautious about the people you meet. It’s better to be safe than sorry in this situation. What you need to do is as follows:
- Meet in crowded areas: Always meet with the person at a crowded area like shopping malls or cafes.
- Go out during the day: It is recommended to go out during the day where it is bright and sunny
- Have a self-defence tool: Since you’ll never know who you will be meeting with. Keep some self-defence tool such as pepper spray if you ever need to use it.
No Harm In Trying
After all is said and done, if you are single and looking for something different to do during the upcoming Valentine’s Day, consider doing this girlfriend-for-hire thing to have some companionship while also earning some extra ka-ching!
Because, after all, if both sides are aware of what they’re dealing with, it’s a win-win situation for everyone involved.
What about the rest of you? What special plans do you have for February 14th? If you don’t have a significant other to celebrate Valentine’s Day with, don’t feel bad about it. That wonderful someone will show up in your life at the perfect moment, like a bird’s dropping on your head.