Simple Pickup was once one of the top channels on YouTube for young red blooded males looking to learn about picking up women. The trio entertained millions approaching random girls on the street and social experiments. Despite their success, the guys are no longer friends and are all pursuing their own ventures.
Their antics helped them attract over 2.5 million subscribers but their videos weren’t liked by everyone. While the guys believed they were having harmless fun, some thought they were harassing young women and encouraging viewers to do the same. There was even a petition on change.org that received 32,000 signatures to get their channel taken down. They later deleted their videos and Kong has kept it as a personal channel.
Jason Roberts leaving
Jason Roberts was the first to leave the group, he was essentially kicked out by Kong and Jesse as he wasn’t very business savvy. Roberts didn’t possess the same passion for making money. Jason started his own YouTube channel, Simple Misfits. It was a prank channel that was successful for a while but the views gradually dried up. According to his Linkedin profile, Jason has worked in real estate and currently works as a Research Associate at Illuminas in Austin, Texas. For a brief spell, he also worked as a life coach.
Simple Pickup became a million-dollar business after launching Project GO, a community for those interested in improving their game. For $37 per month, they taught members how to build self-confidence, overcome anxiety and communication skills.
After a while Jesse and Kong felt like it was time to move onto a new challenge. They couldn’t keep creating pickup related content as they were becoming well-known and achieved everything they possibly could. The guys started Jumpcut to teach others how to become full-time YouTubers. They sell an online course that covers everything from creating original content, social media strategies, legal issues and vlogging along with bonus modules.
The course is expensive, costing a one-time payment of $997 or $197 per month. I received a lot of emails from Jesse and Kong promoting it, Overtime they released more courses and the business is making millions every year!
Jesses leaves Jumpcut
Jesse left Jumpcut to start his own venture and is no longer close friends with Kong. He started a company called Endless Options, sharing his secrets to success with online dating. Rumors have been circling online that Kong hooked up with Jesse’s girlfriend and the pair now dislike each other.
Kong is still running Jumpcut and is also the CEO of Blu Yam, a creative marketing agency for big brands. Pham is now in his 30’s and has piled on the pounds since his YouTube days. He’s a successful businessman and has made millions running online businesses.