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Re: NOW 34 Things About AWAI Michael Masterson SCAM
Posted By: Monica Day In Response To: Re: NOW 34 Things About AWAI Michael Masterson SCAM (Marc Simione)
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2007, at 12:49 p.m.(pst)
In Response To: Re: NOW 34 Things About AWAI Michael Masterson SCAM (Marc Simione)
Wow -- This is so interesting -- I'm being bashed on the net and I didn't even know it! Obviously, I don't agree with much that's written here. I recognize a lot of twisted half-truths and a lot of venom that seems like a waste of time to me. But for the record, my first jobs in copywriting did not come from Michael Masterson. I got them fair and square on a website that was called www.creativemoonlighters.com -- which has since been bought out by guru.com. Although I won't argue that I've picked up many of my clients through my association with AWAI. Not sure why this is considered a bad thing or proof of a scam. Isn't that what professional organizations do for their members? Help them to network with important people in the industry and provide opportunities to succeed? Copywriting certainly isn't for everyone, but it is a respectable, full-time profession that affords a very nice income for many of us. And if it's not a match for you -- probably best to move on and find your passion than spend a lot of time bashing others. You'll get further in life. -- Monica Day
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