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Re: 37 Things You Need Yo Know About American Writers and Artist Institute
Posted By: jimg In Response To: 37 Things You Need Yo Know About American Writers and Artist Institute (Gerry)
Date: Friday, March 6, 2009, at 4:58 a.m.(pst)
In Response To: 37 Things You Need Yo Know About American Writers and Artist Institute (Gerry)
It's also rather interesting that most, if not all, of the testimonials for the "course" are from people who got laid off while deeply in debt. Then the Masterson masters came to the rescue, showed them how to sell anybody anything through the written word and led them to the promised land of milk, honey and mucho moolah.
And see all the folks who won big at the "workshops" or "camps" or whatever they call those high-priced alummi association meetings. They sure make it seem like "if they can do it, so can I". Of course, that indicates that ANYONE can do it. And if anyone can do, how can those who do demand all those big bucks. Seems all a prospect would have to do is keep looking for a hungry copywriter and assign their goodies to the lowest bidder.
Of course, you all know that's not the case. REAL copywriters are well trained in ALL PHASES of selling syntax...not just direct mail. Matter of fact, most of the work the average copywriter gets is more likely to be web stuff or print ads. Maybe some broadcast spots...but they normally go through advertising agencies. (Of which, of course, therea are fewer and fewer every week of so:-)
Yep, when the folks at the "course" in question raise their flags, most seem to be red.
>> As an attorney general in Iowa said, "These programs attract the
>> unwary, and prey upon their folly. It dooms them to failure from the very
>> beginning and omits to apprise them of it's unfeasibility."
>> Definition - SCAM - a confidence game or other fraudulent scheme, esp.
>> for making a quick profit; swindle - to cheat or defraud with a scam.
>> If you read the stuff within these post you realize the American
>> Writers and Artists Institute falls well within this definition. And
>> someone here warned that it's an "effective scam". So effective
>> that people are into it for a long time before the realize they've been
>> lied to, mislead and generally taken advantage of.
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