I’m hiring for iwillteachyoutoberich (multiple positions)

Ramit Sethi · January 26th, 2007

I want to do a bunch of new stuff for iwillteachyoutoberich this year–some that I’ve announced, some that I haven’t–and I’m looking to bring on a few experts to help. If you’re interested in contributing to this site (and helping me spread the word about personal finance and personal entrepreneurship), take a look below. I’m looking for…

A book researcher. I’m working on the I Will Teach You To Be Rich book, and I’m looking for a book researcher that can find answers based on unusually broad questions. For example:

  • “What’s the customer-acquisition cost of the top 3 banks?”
  • “What was the best-performing stock from 1965-1978?”
  • “Why are store charge cards worse than regular credit cards?”

When I was in college, I worked with Seth Godin on Free Prize Inside, which became a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. I learned how to talk my way into companies and interview anyone I wanted. And that was how I started my own publishing career. Now I’m no Seth Godin, but I promise you’ll learn a ton and you’ll be able to shape what the I Will Teach You To Be Rich book will look like.

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Requirements: Initiative (i.e., don’t just answer the questions I send you, make your own suggestions for the book). Strong analytical ability. Can work from anywhere.

To apply: Email me, tell me why you’re the best researcher, and include past projects you’ve completed. If there’s more than one extraordinary candidate, I may work with two.

A video/podcasting expert. This year, I’m going to be experimenting with using video and audio to talk about some personal-finance concepts. Unfortunately, I am absolutely horrible with both of these things. So if you’re an expert in video and/or podcasting–and if you can distill complex ideas into bite-size nuggets like these 12 videos–please email me with your portfolio (you should have experience producing short online videos and podcasts).

A blog engineer. This blog has grown a lot since it was first started, and it’s creaking under its own weight. I’m looking for an engineer who has experience with WordPress and MoveableType. More importantly, you should have experience with usability, optimization, and testing (examples here and here).

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Why work on iwillteachyoutoberich? Well, so far it’s just me doing this, and my site has grown to host thousands of readers per day (see one ranking, even though I think the methodology is totally broken).

Imagine what we could do with more skills onboard. If you like what I write about and you want to learn how to effectively spread ideas using audio, video, book publishing, blogs, and podcasts, please get in touch. I promise we’ll experiment and find some unorthodox secrets for spreading the word about personal finance and personal entrepreneurship. I can’t wait to see how we’re going to kick ass this year. So if you want to join a team that’s growing and build something successful that you can point to immediately, let’s talk.

College students / professionals welcome. I just want to work with the best people. If you have any questions, just email me.

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  1. You write about the psychology of spending money often. What is the financial upside for a person that you hire? (ie what’ll you pay them?, or is exposure and fame & glory enough for some souls that just want to be part of your success?) I’m not asking this facetiously – I am genuinely curious as to what the offer is, and if no immediate dollars are attached, if people will still volunteer, and for what reasons.

  2. Keith

    Ramit…this is by far the best designed and most useful site I have seen. I would like to how to get started with a blog and valuable resource like this. I am assertive with loads of information to share, I have a domain name. The problem is I have no idea what program to use to get a set up like this and no idea how to design. What class do they teach at Stanford that creates so many web gurus. Please let the cat out of the bag.

    Jersey Joe

  3. He didn’t build this site… look at the lower right of the page. The site was built by out:think. This is a crock. He has a degree in psychology, not economics… Possibly Keith is Ramit’s only employee..?

  4. Ramit Sethi

    Heh, Lisa, are you serious? Keith is not an employee, and Out:Think works with me. Nice try, though.

  5. a very good website, I liked this post.