How to “Cheat the System” (And How to Become a Professional Copywriter)


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Without the Internet, how would we be able to take advantage of the system?

Hack the System, as I’ve discussed before, is about looking for loopholes in the system — ones that you can benefit from. I talk about it in my Travel Hacking Report — by searching for loopholes, you can learn how to get a free plane ticket, lose 23 lbs in 28 days, or even exploit a trick to get free offices around the world.

Today, an awesome post on Quora explains dozens of ways that others have cheated the system. These are some great lifehacks and tricks to take advantage of loopholes.

The Biggest Hack — How to Influence People Through Writing

One of the biggest questions I get on this site is, “How can I build an online business, and earn money no matter where I live?”

It’s no secret that I, and many other bloggers, earn money off of our websites. How do we do it though? Sure, I’ve written about tactics to earn money online—but there is more to it than just tactics.

There is a skill. One skill that is necessary to build an online business.

The skill is copywriting

In a guest post a couple weeks back called Three Essential Skills to Success as a Digital Nomad, one of the most commented and discussed skills was Skill #3 — Copywriting. Here are some comments from the post:

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Copywriting is the act of crafting words to persuade. You see it on sales page, or opt-in forms, or ads, or anything that drives a user to an action.

And it’s pretty difficult to make a living online without this skill. But, how do you develop it?

I learned it the same way my brother learned, and thousands of others learned—by handwriting other ads. Basically, take famous, high converting copy, and handwrite the ads until you get the gist of how to write, persuasively. The only hard part? Finding the ads.

So, I’ve brought in my good friend, Derek Johansen, on Thursday, to talk to us about how to become a successful copywriter.

On Thursday, Feb 1, at 6pm EST (3pm PST), Derek and I will have a chat about Copywriting. How can you improve? How can you develop your skills? How can you persuade others—and build a business in the meantime?

Click here to register for the Webinar — How This Simple Copywriting “Hack” Cuts Your Learning Curve In Half (Thursday, 1/31/13, 6pm EST / 9pm PST)

Besides Copywriting, what are some other ways to Cheat the System?

As I mentioned previously, an awesome post on Quora talks about ways that others found loopholes, and took advantage, of the system. Check out the full thread at Quora, but I’ve pasted some of the highlights below. Special thanks to @timothy_kenny for sending this to me.

This is my favorite — How to form your own country

Read Quote of Anon User’s answer to Gaming the System: What are the best examples of people “cheating the system”? on Quora

How to Get Free Money from Indian ATMs

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How to use referral bonuses to earn extra cash

Screen Shot 2013-01-28 at 11.26.11 AMDon’t forget to sign up for the Copywriting Webinar with Derek Johansen. Thursday, 1/31, at 6pm EST (3pm PST)



Anup February 5, 2013 at 5:04 am

This is insightful post. I think I need to change something after reading this post. Becoming a professional copywriter is my dream 😉


Dan February 4, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Goddammit went camping and missed this.

I know I’m clutching at straws (having experienced the Sethi wrath before) but is there a recording available for this?


maneesh February 4, 2013 at 3:46 pm

We decided to try something new with this…


Dan February 4, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Fuck yeh. Thanks dude.
Listening now



Salman March 25, 2013 at 9:44 am

The ‘Add to Cart’ button is showing an error message. Is the offer over?


Kris @ Detailed Success January 29, 2013 at 11:06 am

Great post!

Definitely signed up for the webinar.

And I just have to test the ATM trick over here 😀


Dave January 28, 2013 at 2:08 pm


Just wondering about the webinar date. Thhis Thurs. is 1/31, Friday is 2/1. Which day is it on?



maneesh January 28, 2013 at 2:09 pm

It’s 1/31, Thursday. Thanks! I will fix it.


Dave January 28, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Thanks, man!


cellus christie January 28, 2013 at 11:59 am

This. Is.Awesome. -Time to hack the system myself!


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