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Re: Michael Masterson/AWAI....... STOP!!... ENOUGH ALREADY!!!
Posted By: Merr In Response To: Re: Michael Masterson/AWAI....... STOP!!... ENOUGH ALREADY!!! (MaaMaw)
Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2008, at 10:20 a.m.(pst)
In Response To: Re: Michael Masterson/AWAI....... STOP!!... ENOUGH ALREADY!!! (MaaMaw)
>> No offense.
Ok, I don't know M. Masterson and I don't care what he's done in the past. When reviewing a business or product for scam material the first thing I do is read the web site, secondly I check the Better Business Beuro. And last but not least I research their product to see if their prices are reasonable. Not too high, not too low. Prices in the $50 range and a hidden returns policy are sure signs of a scam. Here are my results.
Reading: "lots of potential" is the point I get from all the testimonials and stories. This is technicaly true about all of the careers their courses teach and about most any business a person starts. There is the potential for greatness in all things. To me however, their stories are geared to apeal to the aspiring writer/photographer/graphic designer. Not toward your every day joe with promises of instant wealth.
BBB: Top notch. They've had complaints and dealt with them well. Remember one sign of a scam is a lack of BBB membership along with very few or no complaints. The BBB rates AWAI as one of their top rated members. And you know the BBB doesn't take to liking a business easily.
Products: Certificate style programs are offered by many well established schools and AWAI's courses are priced correctly for what they offer. Just look up their courses on Google or Yahoo and you'll be sure to get some genuine schools that charge neerly the same costs. The big difference with AWAI's products is that they give you the whole courses for home/self study where as most schools will have you take assignments and classes via email/snail-mail.
Personaly I'm going to give them a try. I don't feel the need to make 6-figures but a work from home/flexible schedule job would be nice.
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