Greetings, friends and readers. As promised, today is the initial launch of my new Travel Hacking Cartel.
The goal of the project is to democratize free and low-cost travel for thousands of our members all over the world.
How It Works
We’re welcoming an initial 1,000 members during the preboarding phase. In addition to being extra-special, these inaugural members will get access to a live webinar I’ll produce next month on “8 Ways to Travel for Free in 2011.”
Cartel membership is global; some things are easier in the U.S., but you can still earn miles and redeem them for great awards wherever you live. Travel hacking does not require you to get a lot of credit cards. There are three tiers to membership, and all of them include a 14-day $1 trial.
After the first 1,000 people join the cartel, the next group won’t get the live webinar, but we’ll give them access to the webinar recording afterwards as long as they join before February 1st. We’ll also be supporting our members in helping them make referrals to their own circle of friends. (All cartel members will be able to earn 500 Frequent Flyer Miles for referring aspiring travel hackers.)
A Few Notes on the Launch
Travel hacking isn’t for everyone. We’ve produced what we call the “World’s Greatest Guarantee,” where all our members can earn enough miles for one plane ticket every quarter, regardless of where they live.
This requires a bit of work on our members’ part—not a lot, but at least 30 minutes a month. If you’re not up for that, no worries, but this project won’t help you. Also, if you prefer to pay full price when traveling, don’t bother with the cartel. We focus exclusively on giving the advantage to the traveler instead of the travel companies.
In addition to signing up directly, you can also support one of our 45 (carefully-selected) affiliate partners who are promoting this offer today. To do that, just click on one of their links from various reviews and endorsements all over the internet, and follow the process from there.
Finally, we’ve been building this project for months, and everything for the site is completely custom. We’re expecting a massive wave of travel hackers joining up for the preboarding phase today—so if the site is down when you click, or if something doesn’t work the way it should, try again in a couple of hours.
Happy cartel preboarding day! I’ll be manning the fort from World Domination HQ in Portland. It’s a good thing I have a very large french press of Stumptown coffee…
Update: we reached the first 1,000 signups. Everyone else who joins up before February 1 will still have access to the webinar recording, just not the live one.