How AWAI's $10K Challenge
Winner Got Hired with No Experience,Portfolio, or Connections

Jake Hoffberg walked out of Bootcamp with one of those oversized $10,000 checks you usually only see in TV commercials.

He’s a little bummed he can’t actually cash it at his local bank. But he was incredibly honored and grateful to stand on the Bootcamp stage and accept his prize. For Jake, winning AWAI’s $10K Challenge for 2017 was the result of a ton of hard work, persistence, and repeated failure.

In fact, persistence is the one quality Jake credits most for the heights he’s already reached in his copywriting career.

In this exclusive interview with AWAI President Rebecca Matter, Jake discusses how hard he had to work after leaving his unfulfilling sales job and learning copywriting from scratch.

And he tells the story of how he landed a contract to work remotely for Dent Research — which was unheard of before he convinced them to bring him on board on his terms.

Watch the interview below for that story, along with Jake’s advice on “failing faster” … how he’s succeeded in the financial niche with zero financial background … and how much copy he writes that never even gets used, just to get to the good stuff.

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Published: February 24, 2018

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